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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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ŠVYTURIO is, 5,0 % volume light beer of transparent gold colour and tender aroma of hops. Rich taste and bitter freshness of hops are a subtle match. This especially soft and light beer is made of malt, hops, aromatic hops, beer yeast and fresh water.

ŠVYTURIO beer is appreciated by many Lithuanian beer lovers, because it is a perfect match of light freshness of GINTARINIS and rich taste of EKSTRA. Maybe because the label of this beer is red the beer lovers named it “red”. Almost all shop attendants reach for ŠVYTURYS refrigerator if they are asked for “red”.
This beer is sold in 0.5 litre bottles only.

Note: The beer was replaced by a 6% version in 2012, but the name was reverted to the 5% version in 2013, while the old version continued on as Švyturis Tradicinis.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (4950) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2008
500 ml bottle, at Gladmatfestivalen 2008, Stavanger (Pushkin restaurant). ABV was 5.0%. Golden colour, decent head. Moderate aroma, some malts. The flavour is slightly alcoholic (a bit of a surprise, the ABV is fairly moderate), but the beer is also quite well hopped, which makes it slightly-above-average for European golden lagers.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eructoblaster (2956) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2008
Bottle - 500ml. Pale blond body with a lasting white foamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with malty and bready hints. Taste lacks strength and complexity. Ends with a short bitter finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2008
(Bottle at Gothenburg Beer Festival 2008)
On June 12, 2008
Clear straw color, white head. Malty scent. Malty sweet taste. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SaintMatty (5096) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2007
50cl Bottle- Pale gold and quite attractive in apperance with a pale white head. Sadly, this is the best thing I can say about this beer. A mild grassy aroma and the taste is also grassy with hints of citrus. The beer is technically well made but far too bland, especially for the strength.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (7980) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2007
Bottle. Bright gold with a small head. Aromas are dry bitter citrus with hints of caramel. Flavours are citrus and caramel malts with metallic bitter hops. Quite clean. Does nothing wrong, but not anything special either.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
egisz (29) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - FEB 23, 2007
500 ml. Light-small, white head. Light amber colour. Almost no aroma.. Light flavour of hops. Easy to drink.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13271) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2007
500ml bottle. Golden with thin white head. Typical premium lager sickly aroma. Decent hop crispness on finish. Quite nice citrus flavour. Bit of nice hop sharpness.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2006
This one was way too grainy and grassy for me to appreciate. Medium finish, yes but maximum yeastiness. An acquired taste?

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2006
Bottle. Golden color, small head. Sweet and malty aroma with notes of corn, butter and white wine. Malty, bitter, grainy and fruity estery flavor. Bitter and estery finish. No reason to finish this beer, except alcohol.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ungstrup (29143) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2006
A light yellow beer with a white head. The aroma is sweet hoppy, from a boring hop sort - and so is the flavor.


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