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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

186 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 25
Gots: 48 | 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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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

jazzyjeff13, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of Smarty_Pints
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Smarty_Pints, May 11, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Fatehunter, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Nichols33, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Oakenator
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Oakenator, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of Durandal_777
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Durandal_777, May 30, 2014
Photo of elNopalero
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

elNopalero, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of Lehighace06
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Lehighace06, May 08, 2014
Photo of mikeburd1128
4/5  rDev +3.1%

mikeburd1128, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of dwagner003
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

dwagner003, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of augustgarage
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

augustgarage, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of 2GOOFY
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

2GOOFY, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

BucannonXC5, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +3.1%

ckollias, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of MTNboy
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It has a mildly cloudy straw body with a creamy white head. The lace is thick but spread out. It has a very abundant yeast and citrus smell. There is a nice yeast presence. The flavor has a lot spice clove but mainly coriander. There is an adjunct sweetness to the flavor. It has more of a full body than most wits. Overall, way better than I expected and a good beer.

MTNboy, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Arsenal0328
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Arsenal0328, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a very pale golden colour with a decent white head. Tiny bit of lacing as well.

Smells fresh and tangy.

Tastes very wholesome, with a bit of spice mingling with hops and slight light malts.

Overall a nice refreshing drink.

CwrwAmByth, May 01, 2012
Photo of SFC21
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

SFC21, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a cloudy pale straw color with a white, one-finger head. Fair retention, resulting in a broken layer of suds across the surface. Very little lacing, and what's there has no stick.

Smell - Primarily spice in the aroma, undercut by some funky herbal character. Light citrus notes. Hints of wheat.

Taste - Follows the nose to an extent. Lots of clove spice upfront, then moderate notes of citrus. Wheat creeps in mid-taste and grows stronger toward the finish. Traces of herbal notes. Finishes with wheat and a light clove spice.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with ample carbonation. Bitey. A nice feel for a wit.

Overall - A fair to good witbier here. Would be better if not for some herbal notes that don't quite fit. One of the more aggressive wits out there, and that's something I can appreciate.

TheSixthRing, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of dertyd
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

dertyd, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of aquazr1
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%

aquazr1, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Erik-P, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of stumac
4.5/5  rDev +16%

stumac, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

ObeMaltKinobee, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of TheBishopco
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

TheBishopco, Nov 16, 2014
Icelandic White Ale from Einstök Ölgerð
87 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.