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Skjálfti - Ölvisholt Brugghús

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ölvisholt Brugghús visit their website
Iceland

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jdhilt on 07-27-2008)
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MeisterBurger

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear, golden orange topped by a mousse-like, frothy head that laces splendidly. We're off to a good start here.

The aroma is soft pears and mild candied fruit with ample toffee notes and potpourri. We're two for two so far.

The taste is a great balance of toasted, bready malt, somewhat caremelly, pit against a minty piney bitterness. Very full flavoured, very fresh with a nice lush green grassiness herbal bitterness to it. Nice.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, very crisp and satisfying.

This beer smacks of quality and has a very unique personality all its own. I dig it.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2010 01:21:58 | More by MeisterBurger
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks wonderful. Big, thick, dense, eggshell head fills up the top quarter of my pint glass. Lacings are nice and big all the way to the bottom. A very light amber with plenty of tiny bubbles floating to the top. 5 for appearance, looks great.

Yum. Nice caramel-y bread on the nose with just a subtle note of light fruit, peach maybe. A whiff of pint hints at the hops to come.

First impression is of a really well made, quality lager. Nice, refreshing, American hops right up front. A touch of sweet grapefruit followed by some piney bitterness that holds on to the tongue through to the aftertaste. Good rounded malts in the middle. Nice soft bread with just the slightest caramel sweetness. Pine and bread come together in the finish to give herbal mustardy type flavour. Nice long finish with plenty of hop resins.

Great mouthfeel. Not too much carbonation, really lets the flavours come out.

High marks for this one. Will it knocn you off your feet? Nope. But I can't come up with any drawbacks, and it fits the style to a 't'.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2010 17:59:17 | More by CanuckRover
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright and hazy amber hue with one finger of fluffy cream coloured head yeilding after an aggressive pour, displaying good retention and leaving sticky and thick legs of lace.

Fresh doughy bread, lemons, a bit of pine, and a fruity undertone I can't quite put my finger on. Maybe raisons? Whatever it is, the nose is quite inviting.

The bready malts play as more of a backbone in the taste with a long lemony/grapefruit snap being the most prominent thing going on, eventually leading to a pleasantly bitter herbal hop finish.

Mouthfeel is clean, cirsp, balanced, and dry at the end thanks to the hoppy finish. I'm drinking this on a warm spring (feels like summer) night, and it suits it perfectly. Flavourful and sooo refreshing.

I felt almost obligated to pick this one up because of the rarity or rather lack of availability of the style, and I'm very happy I did. On a hot summer's day, this beer would be on my top three to turn to. Worth a try for sure, and the perfect season to do it.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2010 02:16:22 | More by ludachris
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ThatWineGuy

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I just saw this today at the LCBO, how nice to be the first reviewer from Toronto for a change. Big foamy off-white head, three fingers, low moderate carbonation, lots of sticky sheet lace. In due course, the head settled into a few large beige blotches floating atop a clear copper brew. There was a citrus fruit hoppy aroma on the pour and more sweet apricot and bready malt nose after it breathed; quite a pleasant smelling beer. The taste was more malty than hoppy with pine flavour and a resiny mouthfeel, earthy swallow, more pine and bitterness in the long lingering finish. Mouth is pine resiny, medium body, buttery texture. No hint of volcanic ash whatsoever. Overall, not bad at all and I'd gladly have another.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2010 02:25:32 | More by ThatWineGuy
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle:

pours a deep gold-amber lager in the flute, copious 3 finger frothy off white cap lasts and laces up the glass. Wonderfully unique aroma...great clean lager malts;bready, biscuity a touch of caraMunich over essentially Ale hopping: Cascade citrus, pine and grass.

Nice round mouth feel...Big malts in the front balanced well with citrus and pine resinous hopping...stays balanced into the finish which is clean, lightly bitter and lightly dry.

A very satisfying but quenching lager with the unique character of ale hopped balance. Great innovation, I want more of this.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2010 00:37:32 | More by pootz
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mfkr

Sweden

2.33/5  rDev -37%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A - Golden orange liquid, with a small white head that leaves some lacing.

S - Lots of sweet malt and some hops.

T - Lots of malt, butter, hops, the taste felt a bit artificial.

M - Medium body and carbonation.

To sweet and buttery in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2010 13:18:45 | More by mfkr
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a bottle of this in Stockholm last weekend. Poured with a white light head and lace. Color was slightly hazy medium amber. Aroma was nice with a slightly smokey & very slight citrus and apricot characteristics. Flavor's the same. Nice body. Excellent finish. A session beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2009 17:14:25 | More by drpimento
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stulowitz

Iceland

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear golden. Thick with head that holds.

Sm - Citrusy and spicy hop aroma. Very appealing.

T - nice toasty caramel with big hop taste. Little buttery. Ends in a nice tasty bitterness.

M - full bodied good carbonation

D - This is a very drinkable product. Interesting enough to keep going back to and pairs superbly well with varyous dishes. Both the aroma and taste of this beer has changed alot since it was first launched back in march 2008...towards hops, hell yeah!

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2008 21:21:19 | More by stulowitz
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

2.7/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a one finger white head that lasts leaving a good lace. Crystal clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Malty/hoppy nose. Flavor is almost balanced leaning to hoppy, slight bitter finish. 330ml bottle 249 ISK ~ $2.99 Vínbúõin Hvolsvelli, Iceland. The name means earthquake - very appropriate for the country. From my notes - 7/22/2008.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2008 21:56:33 | More by jdhilt
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