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Icelandic Doppelbock - Einstök Ölgerð

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BA SCORE
80
good

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Einstök Ölgerð visit their website
Iceland

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thepeter on 01-02-2012)
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3.94/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from UTOBEER recently, coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle, not bottle-conditioned; bottled on 26/09/2013, BB 27/11/2014, served lightly chilled in a straight pint glass. Notes: According to the beer label, this brewery is based just 60 miles south of the Artic Circle…(!) in the fishing port of Akureyri, Iceland. Well, this has to be the “highest latitudinal beer” I’ve ever tasted…

A: pours a bright, dark orangey amber colour, coming with a restrained foamy beer head dissipating pretty fast, on top of steady streams of mild carbonation.
S: on the nose, the aroma is pretty bock-ish, meaning the concentrated, slightly burned sugary sweetness is balanced by a sound level of acidity, surrounded by brown prunes, caramelised apples and a touch of herbs. Given a good swirl, the fine aroma of Munich malts comes through, lending a lightly gristy impact on the otherwise richly sweet and acidic aroma of fruity candy.
T: soothing on the palate, the impact on the palate is initially densely malty but not too sweet or jammy, with notes of burned sugar, brown malts, lightly spiced notes and very faint prunes around, and the sweetness is always kept in check by the nice level of acidity; a mild but focused flow of herbal hop bitterness at around moderate-plus level follows, leading towards a lightly dry finish without much unwanted cloying feel of sugar lingering. Very decent and drinkable.
M&O: the carbonation level is kept pretty well in the bottle, coming just refreshing but not too lively, which accompanies the surprisingly mild body, a low level of sugary impact, and an all-round approachable flavour profile very well. All in all, this is a rather low-profile but well-made bock bier, easily making it a staple drink for people living so close to the chilling/freezing Arctic Circle, or so I’m led to believe!

wl0307, Jan 18, 2014
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Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and toffee aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet malt, caramel, and fruity flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid toasty and caramel-like aromas and flavors.

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Icelandic Doppelbock from Einstök Ölgerð
80 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.