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Brewed by Švyturys (Carlsberg)
Style: German Hefeweizen
Klaipeda, Lithuania
Serve in Weizen

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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tradicinė kolekcija
Švyturys White (5%) is a wheat Hefeweizen beer, member of the traditional Švyturys collection. It is defined by a refreshing taste and flavour that resembles a bouquet of cloves, bananas, plums, orange peel and exotic fruit. This non-filtered, cloudy beer with its peculiar taste and exceptional flavour should be served with a slice of lemon in a special pre-chilled glass. A wheat beer glass quite sharply flared at the top to look a bit like an hourglass, designed so as to perfectly reveal the flavour of this exclusive beer. Beer White perfectly complements fish, seafood, soft cheese, and light fruit desserts.

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3.3
Frank (4262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2010
I have not had many European hefes from outside of their native Germany so I wasn’t sure what to expect here but wasn’t terrible hopeful. It is a decent take on the style though. The appearance is quite nice, very cloudy orange w/ a long lasting white head. Judging by the layer of yeast on the bottom of my bottle after pouring, I’d imagine it’d be a good deal cloudier if I had wanted it to be. The nose has lavender notes along w/ the requisite clove and banana qualities. It is rather mild for my taste as I prefer my hefes big and juicy but not at all unpleasant. The flavor is rather tart, more so than I expect from the style, which implies orange and lemon citrus and imparts a marked drinkability. The carbonation is vigorous but mild and smooth. I wouldn’t say this is an exact stylistic copy of its German counterpart but in certain ways I actually like it better.

3.6
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - SEP 29, 2010
This beer took me by surprise, kind of thought is was going to suck. I was first impressed with the big frothy pour, spicey smell, then a sweet tasty taste. This has a very celan finish to it, not so much on the clovey/banana notes but somewhat watered down which makes this very drinkable, but not the best heffe.

2.5
jb (3457) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Cloudy pale yellow, billowing white head. Aroma is faint cloves. Palate is lemony, on the light side, wheat character, missing the banana. Decent not great.

1.4
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle on 06/28/2010 as While Baltas. Cloudy orange body with a small white head. Astringent wheat aroma. Astringent wheat flavor with light banana. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.7
FROTHINGSLOSH (8308) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Sampled from a 500 ml brown bottle this beer p0ured a very cloudy orange-golden color with a medium sized white head that lingers and produces some lacing. The aroma was wheaty with notes of clove, banana and faint bubblegum. The flavor was sweetish and tart with notes of lemon, bubblegum, faint clove and hints of must and pepper. The finish was long and wheaty with lingering citrus and clove. Somewhat full bodied. Solid.

2.9
Maverick34 (3393) - New York, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Bottled. A grassy dewy honey meadowy scent, not quite the esthers etc of regular weizen.

4.2
dreamloomer (66) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 20, 2010
Bottle, 5 years ago. Colour of a light honey, cloudy. High and lasting head. Wheaty and yeasty aroma, with strong banana notes. Quite full taste, with a scant bitterness and strong Weizen notes.

4.2
drpimento (3815) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Very good! Poured with a nice sized, off white, head that faded after a bit and some lace. Color is a lightly cloudy amber. Aroma is like a classic Bavarian Weiss - spicey, wheat, malt, yeast, citurs. Flavor is the same way, lemon stands out and a just right balance between sweet and tart. Body is full and carbonation is just right. Finish is like flavor and of medium length. Thirst quenching satisfying beer that nevertheless leaves me wanting another swallow.

3.1
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2010
I really enjoyed this beer. It had a great golden color and a extremely full and fluffy head. The taste was nice unfiltered wheat and i will be going back for more.

4.4
ectuohy27 (1311) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 2, 2010
Had it both in the US and in Lithuania; clearly better on tap in the latter, with attractive, dark-golden appearance, reliable wheat flavor (does indeed go well with orange) and a tall, foamy head. Lacking in some estery/spicy notes as it should have, but for what it is, tis very very good indeed (Oak Tree/Siauliai 2nd time)


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