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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

136 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 19
Gots: 25 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-16-2014 20:24:50 | More by Michaelogorman
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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

08-16-2014 13:35:26 | More by Nordicadventurer
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.92/5  rDev +1.3%

08-15-2014 21:20:53 | More by Ajlucas88
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.5%

I am continuing the Bottle Divestment of the Summer of 2014 and this was recently dropped off for me by my local, in-person trader, tone77. I have the Sugarcubes playing to accompany this (optional, but not for me) review.

From the bottle: "N65/W18"; "Ale Brewed with Coriander & Orange Peel"; "Bottle Conditioned - Unfiltered - Unpasteurized"; "Our quest was simple: we wanted to make the best White Ale we had ever tasted. We got there with the complex flavors of the classic witbier, including orange peel and coriander - all brewed with pure Icelandic water and a touch of oats that deliver a cool smoothness that is uniquely flavorful and refreshingly drinkable. DREKKTU. SIGRADU. ENDURTAKTU!"; "Sustainable Iceland since 874 AD".

I noticed that there was a good bit of lees on the kick of the bottle, so I agitated it and set it back in the fridge to allow the CO2 to reestablish itself in suspension. I did not want a gush of my own making when popping the cap. It still built up a good bit of CO2, leading to a bunch of head, no matter how gently I poured. I got two fluffy fingers of bone-white head upon settling and they showed decent retention. Color was a cloudy Pale Straw (SRM = 1 -2). Nose was kind of light, slightly sweet, with notes of vanilla, orange peel and a light pepper. Mouthfeel was full and creamy, thanks in great part to the carbonation. Taste was more peppery than anything else, although it had a sweet orange taste accompanying it. Finish was decent, but I just felt like it was lacking Oomph!, especially given the hype that accompanied the label.

08-14-2014 23:06:14 | More by woodychandler
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4.8/5  rDev +24%

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Ireland

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Switzerland

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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New York

5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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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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California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Icelandic White Ale from Einstök Ölgerð
87 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.