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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

141 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.47%
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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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

01-01-2014 06:51:29 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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craft_is_king

California

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

08-29-2014 07:25:50 | More by craft_is_king
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czfreeman

California

2.63/5  rDev -31.9%

From bottle
pours a golden pilsner color
No cloudiness to speak of. A pilsner in appearance but hopefully true wheat comes through.
smells of pilsner maltgrasses etc is there wheat here?
Flavor is sweet pilsner
A little grassy but the predominantly sour wheat I expected from. A Scandinavia wheat is not there
decent mouth feel
OK over all over sold and under delivered

05-11-2012 00:14:37 | More by czfreeman
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largadeer

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

10-27-2013 00:38:33 | More by largadeer
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Birmz

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

05-29-2014 19:21:36 | More by Birmz
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woodychandler

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.

08-14-2014 23:06:14 | More by woodychandler
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chadski

California

3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-21-2014 21:58:16 | More by chadski
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Headgoober

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

05-04-2014 23:50:27 | More by Headgoober
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AutumnWind


3/5  rDev -22.3%

10-07-2012 03:20:09 | More by AutumnWind
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -22.3%

06-07-2014 18:54:44 | More by beernads
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.3%

08-22-2014 02:06:14 | More by Nichols33
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XnFM

California

3/5  rDev -22.3%

11-24-2012 05:46:15 | More by XnFM
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travolta

California

3.18/5  rDev -17.6%

Appearance: Hazy and beautiful yellow champagne white head, no retention, no lacing.

Nose: Yeasty, lemon, coriander, crispy, slightly medicinal, orange sweetness.

Taste: Orange fruit, slight orange peel, soft and calm. Perfect carbonation. Alkali or medicinal aftertaste.

Notes: Crisp and very well balanced. Soft water.

09-12-2012 00:28:11 | More by travolta
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Yngvi

Iceland

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

10-23-2013 14:21:53 | More by Yngvi
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tjsmith910

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

11-21-2013 12:01:54 | More by tjsmith910
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drunkheathen

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

08-24-2013 21:41:23 | More by drunkheathen
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

06-16-2013 03:31:45 | More by kylehay2004
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KimenTshom

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

08-25-2013 06:36:16 | More by KimenTshom
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.33/5  rDev -13.7%

31st August 2012: Icelandic or should I say ‘Einstok’ tasting evening at a mates house. He’d bought two bottles of four different Einstok brews. All poured carefully into a ‘Straffe Hendrik’ badged chalice.

First up was a 33cl White Ale: cloudy pale yellow with no hint of a head, the bottle being just out of date might have played a part in that, but I doubt it.

Mixed spice aroma with a citrus feel: the taste was similar, tangy, with a sweet and sour fizz; add a spoon full of yeast and some extra lemon into the citrusy nose and you’ve got the flavours I’m trying to describe.

Good start to the tastings, refreshing and thirst quenching: which is exactly what we required first off.

09-03-2012 13:25:51 | More by BlackHaddock
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BucannonXC5

California

3.39/5  rDev -12.2%

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: World Market in Las Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $1.99
Purchased: Aug. 1, 2013
Consumed: Aug. 3, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a yellow straw hazy color with 1-to-2 fingers of white head. Minimal spots of lacing on the sides of the glass. Minimal-to-not retention on the top of the glass.

Smelled surprisingly skunky malts first. Also some lemon, grassy icy hops, lime, some kind of combination of Sprite, Sierra Mist and 7-Up and orange peel.

Tasted similar to the nose and, in relation, rather disappointing. The orange peel came out here first with a mix of that Sprite/Sierra Mist/7-Up soda taste. Also icy lime, wheat, grass, lemon and some fruity notes.

Light body. Thin texture. Lively carbonation. Abrupt, refreshing finish.

I thought this was just OK. I was expecting better, but it was missing something.

08-04-2013 08:28:17 | More by BucannonXC5
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Carissa


3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-13-2012 00:38:42 | More by Carissa
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-26-2013 17:18:07 | More by Therisse
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Icelandic White Ale from Einstök Ölgerð
87 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.