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Icelandic White Ale - Einstök Ölgerð

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Icelandic White AleIcelandic White Ale

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87
very good

258 Ratings
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Ratings: 258
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 33
Gots: 84 | FT: 0
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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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Ratings: 258 | Reviews: 50
Photo of 31Sam13
4/5  rDev +3.6%
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 +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bshiban
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.08/5  rDev -20.2%
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 +18.9%
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 -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ManOfBeerMan
2.87/5  rDev -25.6%
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 -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rangerred
3.9/5  rDev +1%
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 -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aj_tuna
3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fishtown24
4.61/5  rDev +19.4%
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 -10.9%
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 +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tdenham
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MasonDWayne
4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wanderlust389
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Westyn
3.09/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaPinsker
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlecWalks
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidBart
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Photo of Jerryodell
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buzz3d
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of evianIPA
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft December 2014 at Dillon Whiskey Bar, Reykjavik

I'm not sure which yeast they used on this one, but forget about notes of citrus and coriander, this is all about peaches, and it's damn tasty.
Nice presentation, full yet dry body and finish, yummy soft peach flavours and aromas.

Photo of RMoeNay
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Icelandic White Ale from Einstök Ölgerð
87 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.