Brewed by Švyturys (Carlsberg)
Style: Pilsener
Klaipeda, Lithuania


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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
GINTARINIS beer belongs to the “Pilsner class”, it’s volume is 4.7% and the colour is of light amber. The beer is made of malt, hops, beer yeast and fresh water. This is the lightest beer that belongs to ŠVYTURYS family. Lithuanian beer lovers like it for it’s fresh, slightly bitter taste and long lasting aroma of hops. In 1999 it was awarded with a gold medal in “Product of the Year” contest by Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists.

It might seem wired today, but in 1995 when reconstructed ŠVYTURYS brewery offered GINTARINIS beer in Klaipėda for the first time, the lowlanders decided that brewers are making fun of them. “They cheated! They diluted it!”, shouted fans of dark beer who were used to ŽIGULINIS.

The way of GINTARINIS into the hearts of Lithuanians was not easy. At first this beer was made darker and thicker on purpose. Later it became lighter and has been improved until it met the requirements of ŠVYTURYS technologists and consumers.

Because the demand for the light beer is constantly increasing, the brewers of ŠVYTURYS are dreaming about creation of new, even lighter beer that would be perfect to stay the thirst and refresh on the hot summers day.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (12031) - Copenhagen, - NOV 13, 2012
clear yellow ,small white head. malty, slighly roasted malty aroma.very weird. lavor is sweet malty , euro hoppy. bland but well brewed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
YantarCoast (1254) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 15, 2017
1 pint can. Pours clear gold with a small white head. Aroma is hay, pale malt, slightly metallic. Taste is grain, malt, cereal. Nothing to write home about. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerViking (4570) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle from CCCP in South Ealing, pours clear gold, is gassy but with very little head retention, light aromas of toast, wax and buttered corn, sweet malt is faintly nutty, with a touch of dry-grassy hops. Light lingering bitterness. Bit dull, really.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tony_Grayne (316) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 27, 2016
1 pint can. Pale golden to yellow pour. White head. Aroma: sour esters, lemon peel, grain, malts. Flavour is watery malty, weak melon notes. Very poor. A waste of money. Tastless and worthless brew.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (6986) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2016
500ml bottle (as ŠVYTURYS AMBER): obtained from some random store in West Norwood, London. Drank with my son in his place on 18th Nov 2016. Bog standard Pale Lager/Pilsner: golden, clear and clean, fast fading white crown. Refreshing enough but lacking depth and flavour. Not really malty, not really hoppy, just a bland blend with a slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vighals (3739) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2016
Gulbrun klar med fingerhøyt hvitt skum. Lukter lett honning, malt, korn og lett sitrus. Lett. Søtlig maltig smak, noe honning, lett bitterhet fra midten og ut. Kort.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
arsol (1104) - NORWAY - JUL 5, 2016
Gulbrun klar farge med hvitt skum som ligger. Lukter malt og ikke så mye mer. Bra med kullsyre. Søtlig bitter avslutning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rotaman14 (587) - Wiesbaden, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is grains, caramel, peach and apples. Taste is medium sweet, weak fruits, no bitterness to speak of. Not really a Pilsner, but in itself a decent beer!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (18051) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Can from Prince International Supermarket, Ashford. Pale gold lasting white head. Bit of metal grainy aroma. Quite light in the mouth. Some fruit on the finish, more washing up liquid lemon/lime than anything else. Flavour isn’t awful. It’s fine, a little neutral. Finish is fine, some bite, some lemon hop. Not the worst pale lager ever, by a long way. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
teddybeer (3698) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 19, 2016
Golden color, white head with good retention. Aroma is light malty. Flavor has cerealish notes with slightly sweetness. Watery mouthfeel in the final.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
stevebristol (2) - - NOV 4, 2015 does not count
A fairly standard if not poor example of this style. But refreshing nontheless. A lingering bitterness

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