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Icelandic White Ale - Einstök Ölgerð

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Icelandic White AleIcelandic White Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

140 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 19
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Einstök Ölgerð visit their website
Iceland

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thepeter on 01-10-2012)
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Reviews by CopeTech:
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CopeTech

California

4.28/5  rDev +10.6%

A nice white ale, full featured and fairly committed. I would call it almost an imperial white given the flavor depth and presentation. I liked the richness and enjoyed the nice branding as well. I am very comfortable recommending it to anyone who prefers their beers sturdy.

07-17-2012 00:01:25 | More by CopeTech
More User Reviews:
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Carissa


3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-13-2012 00:38:42 | More by Carissa
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Drunkenass

California

4.44/5  rDev +14.7%

Wow! I've tried all kinds of beers from around the world and this is my first Icelandic brew. There must be something about the water up north because this beer is fantastic. Smooth and flavorful. I kind of thought of it as being like a Hoegarden White but cleaner. I shared one with my neighbor and he said it was the best beer he has ever had. It is delicious, but not the best I've ever had. If you are into trying beers from different locations, this is a worthy beverage. I strongly recommend this one.

08-23-2013 04:48:28 | More by Drunkenass
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Hyperdrive6

California

5/5  rDev +29.2%

07-11-2014 17:27:59 | More by Hyperdrive6
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Michaelogorman

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-16-2014 20:24:50 | More by Michaelogorman
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Freehouse

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-22-2014 16:36:03 | More by Freehouse
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innominat

Ireland

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-02-2014 17:08:05 | More by innominat
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.83/5  rDev -1%

A 330ml bottle with a BB of July 2012. Picked up a while back from Harvey Nicks. The label mentions that it contains coriander and orange peel.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A very hazy pale straw colour with fine carbonation. Forms a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding. Aroma of sweet, acerbic citrus with notes of lemon, orange, earthy yeast and a hint of wheat and coriander. A lovely blend.

Tastes of earthy yeast with a citrus character and a dry finish. Notes of lemon, orange, yeast esters and faint coriander. Dry; yeast almost harsh upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is light, crisp and effervescent. Quite dry and somewhat astringent. Aftertaste of earthy yeast and subtle citrus notes.

Tasty; the citrus character is great and the flavours/aroma blend together well. The coriander and wheat don't stand out much, but overall the fruit and spice have a pleasant subtlety. Mouthfeel was perhaps a tad thin, but this isn't a serious complaint. I reckon this could hold a candle to some Belgian wits. Easy drinking - grab one if you come across it.

06-16-2012 21:51:10 | More by jazzyjeff13
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DarrellK

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-14-2013 21:19:51 | More by DarrellK
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TheSixthRing

California

3.65/5  rDev -5.7%

Appearance - Pours a cloudy pale straw color with a white, one-finger head. Fair retention, resulting in a broken layer of suds across the surface. Very little lacing, and what's there has no stick.

Smell - Primarily spice in the aroma, undercut by some funky herbal character. Light citrus notes. Hints of wheat.

Taste - Follows the nose to an extent. Lots of clove spice upfront, then moderate notes of citrus. Wheat creeps in mid-taste and grows stronger toward the finish. Traces of herbal notes. Finishes with wheat and a light clove spice.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with ample carbonation. Bitey. A nice feel for a wit.

Overall - A fair to good witbier here. Would be better if not for some herbal notes that don't quite fit. One of the more aggressive wits out there, and that's something I can appreciate.

12-07-2013 03:36:40 | More by TheSixthRing
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augustgarage

California

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%

A vigorous pour from a 12oz bottle into my Hoegaarden tumbler produces a tall frosty glacier of foam which recedes to a pillowy collar and slick. Beneath the frost resides a turbulent pale straw liquid teeming with chunks of lees. Good retention, delicate lacing.

Bright wheat-and-citrus laden aromatics with a hint of coriander.

Quite tart and fruit-forward palate entry suggests lemon zest and oranges. Slightly spicy, vaguely minerally finish. The additions usurp the contributions of the yeast.

Creamy effervescent mouthfeel.

A pleasing reviving drink in the increasing heat of early Summer.

06-30-2012 00:03:29 | More by augustgarage
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-06-2014 00:56:06 | More by whatname
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dougieboy

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-30-2014 15:00:36 | More by dougieboy
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dertyd

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-25-2013 05:25:30 | More by dertyd
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-22-2014 00:37:27 | More by let8it8grow
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Yngvi

Iceland

3.25/5  rDev -16%

10-23-2013 14:21:53 | More by Yngvi
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%

One finger of head on a clear, light straw colored body.
The aroma is light and airy. Smells like sweet corn and candy. I actually like it though.
The taste is mildly sweet with a nice dryness and a touch of fruit.
The texture is light and bubbly with moderate carbonation.
It packs some great flavor into a lighter beer. I like it.

02-04-2013 03:14:08 | More by Fatehunter
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Caddant

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.2%

08-27-2014 19:51:56 | More by Caddant
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-27-2014 23:19:03 | More by GRG1313
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a pale white/yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of oranges, spices. Taste is the same, some wheat, spices, oranges, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and highly sessionable beer.

07-21-2014 12:38:18 | More by tone77
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Pelicanrocks

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-09-2013 20:57:59 | More by Pelicanrocks
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AndrewBV

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-28-2014 04:04:14 | More by AndrewBV
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-20-2014 00:47:31 | More by jaydoc
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Ghelle

Iowa

3.64/5  rDev -5.9%

08-19-2014 02:24:13 | More by Ghelle
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Gilbert80


4.12/5  rDev +6.5%

08-24-2014 00:47:51 | More by Gilbert80
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Icelandic White Ale from Einstök Ölgerð
87 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.