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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

237 Ratings
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 29
Gots: 69 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Iceland

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: thepeter on 01-10-2012

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Photo of Tomasjohannsson
4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NumberNone
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benjo
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 31Sam13
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A surprisingly worthy offering from the land of Fjalladrottning...

Photo of dsshuck
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bshiban
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: Super cloudy light straw gold, decent head that dissipated into lacing.

Smell: Very subtle, a hint of pepper and citrus

Taste: Surprisingly bland. There was a very slight skunk present in the first few sips, but nothing bad. I kept trying to identify flavors the entire glass, it really just didn't taste like anything. Not at all what I was expecting for a witbier.

Feel: Really good, very smooth and full with a pleasant amount of carbonation. Definitely my favorite part of drinking this beer.

Overall: I LOVE witbiers and I wanted to give this a good rating, but it really didn't taste like anything. I don't think I've ever experienced that drinking a beer before. Maybe I got a bad batch?

Photo of Shadow10185
4.59/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A very great tasting brew that is quite refreshing. Enjoy on a hot day.

Photo of Stillyman11
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ManOfBeerMan
2.87/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I hate to go against the community, but I was unimpressed. I can appreciate subtle beer and this definitely is subtle, but I often found myself wondering if I was drinking beer flavored club soda. Personally I prefer a brighter white beer with a bit more impact. This has it's place and I would buy it again, but it just kind of struck me as "just being there".

Photo of swgwilt
3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rangerred
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy straw yellow with a nice fluffy white head. Light spicy notes of bread and fruit that is a bit different than what I was expecting. Some peach and a touch of lemon. Soft mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. Pretty good.

Photo of acurtis
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aj_tuna
3.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fishtown24
4.61/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great taste, smooth, refreshing, easy to drink

Photo of beerbully
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into cuvee best by 9/24/15 bottled 9/24/14

L-Light straw color, 1/2 inch white head with little retention, moderate lacing, noticeable carbonation from bottom of glass

S-fruity champagne aroma very faint, citrus, white grape smell like a white wine, bit of wheat or hay

T-very light, some tart citrus, lemon peel, orange peel, light spices, flavors are faint

F-Light bodied, dry finish, crisp, carbonated

O-aroma and taste are faint, good summer drinker on the beach or by the pool

Photo of HiWire
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tdenham
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MasonDWayne
4.55/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wanderlust389
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Westyn
3.09/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaPinsker
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlecWalks
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidBart
3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tastes more like a pilsner than an ale. If it was labeled a pilsner it would be decent but I was disappointed expecting a white ale.

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Icelandic White Ale from Einstök Ölgerð
87 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.