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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

143 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 143
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.21%
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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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Poured from 12oz bottle into small pint glass.
A: Pours a clear pale yellow with high carbonation producing a 1-2 inch white bubbly head with good retention. (4)
S: Nice coriander and orange peel. Hint of light toast. (3.5)
T: Follows aroma perfectly. A bit light/watery. (3.5)
M: Light body. Mildly sweet. (3.25)
D: A pleasant session beer. Decent offering. Nicely refreshing. (3.5)

08-29-2014 22:02:12 | More by mwilbur
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.64/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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.

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Icelandic White Ale from Einstök Ölgerð
87 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.