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Icelandic White Ale - Einstök Ölgerð

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Icelandic White AleIcelandic White Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

119 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 13
Gots: 18 | 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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 11/19/13.

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, citrus zest, spices, and yeast. Taste is much the same with citrus and brown sugar flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 03:04:47 | More by UCLABrewN84
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-20-2014 00:47:31 | More by jaydoc
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

06-16-2013 03:31:45 | More by kylehay2004
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-27-2014 23:19:03 | More by GRG1313
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-28-2014 02:50:59 | More by Knapp85
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

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

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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

California

4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a cloudy white yellow with a soft white head, great lace.

S: Gorgeous orange peel, very citrus, some raw wheat.

T: A citrus heavy wit which is what I like in this style. Lemon, wheat, but the delicious orange takes over, and I'm digging it.

M: Very light-bodied, does feel thinner than it should be, crisp carbonation.

O: Aside from the mouthfeel problems, this is a top flight example of the style. I've certainly been impressed with these guys.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 18:08:39 | More by Halcyondays
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Florida

3/5  rDev -22.1%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-27-2013 03:52:11 | More by zestar
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DoubleJ

California

4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm meeting again with Einstok, and I'm hoping the second time around proves to be better than the first. A single bottle coming out of a 330 ml bottle, on to the beer:

Looks pale yellow in color wih visible bubbles running through the body. It's quite heady on top, not to mention it lasts long and leaves whisps of lace which cling to the glass. The aroma is a good combination; there's a sweet lemon juice note, orange peel, and a dash of coriandor which jazzes up the nose.

Fun to taste. What I've come to expect from a good white ale is here. The spice is pleasant and balanced, the sweet fruity citrus is ripe and balanced. Modestly spiced in the aftertaste along with the light-medium and somewhat creamy and crisp body.

Valentine's Day is not usually a day for white ales, but I think I have found some love in this Icelandic White Ale. I'll take it over a Hoegaarden and many other whites, that's for sure.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 06:24:31 | More by DoubleJ
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-31-2014 01:29:39 | More by Latarnik
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-31-2014 22:21:54 | More by dmorgan310
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 12:38:18 | More by tone77
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Lare453

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-07-2014 01:09:07 | More by Lare453
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful, towering white head....firm and dense, sits atop this golden pale liquid. It is a flowery, lightly malty smelling brew. Coriander and wheat, some fruity scents as well (peach? Lemon?). The mouthfeel is light...a great summer brew. Somewhat sweet. Highly carbonated, which makes it spritzy. This is a fine brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 19:52:07 | More by Suds
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-03-2014 01:54:50 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-11-2014 01:54:59 | More by Smarty_Pints
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-06-2014 00:56:06 | More by whatname
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.9%

05-30-2014 21:08:28 | More by Durandal_777
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elNopalero

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this for dessert the other night.

It pours a pale gold color with thin, tight lacing. I get an aroma that’s crisp and tart, like a cider (should be). The flavor is similarily crisp, with a light effervescence and a touch of green apple tartness and taste. It has a hint of coriander, really nuanced. The flavor is exceptionally smooth and I found it to be very tasty and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 18:51:25 | More by elNopalero
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 00:03:29 | More by augustgarage
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Icelandic White Ale from Einstök Ölgerð
86 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.