Maltextrakt | Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson
Iceland
egils.is

Style: Low Alcohol Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 1.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Hammarby on 10-17-2007

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Ratings:
4
Avg:
2.75
pDev:
42.55%
 
 
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Photo of zap514
4.11/5  rDev +49.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is not looked at as a beer in Iceland but more as a softdrink allthough it has some kvass characteristics. It's a very popular drink which often is mixed with Egils Apelsín (similar to Fanta Orange). Since all my relatives live in Iceland, me and my family are there a lot. During christmas malt/orange mixture is very popular and is even sold as a preblended drink called Jólabland (Christmasblend). Still i prefer Egils Maltextrakt just the way it is allthough i think it can be a little bit too sweet to drink in bigger ammounts. Maltextrakt is an excellent drink together with heavy meals like lambsteak or smoked meat and such.

A: Dark brown, close to black. quite foamy
S: Malty, Dried fruits and a hint of liqourice
T: Sweet, malty, some taste of liqourice and caramel can be distinguished
M: Quite low carbonation. Has a little bit of a "thick" feeling in the mouth.
D: An overall very nice and kind of heavy in taste, drink. Could have been less sweet but lets not forget that this is a softdrink. I probably appreciate Maltextrakt more than most foreigners (who are not used to this traditional Icelandic beverage) since I have been drinking it for many many years.

however, if you want to try something similar to Maltextrakt that tastes more as a beer and less as a sweet softdrink i can highly recommend the Egils Maltbjór which I also really like.

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Photo of Hammarby
2.53/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Dark brown, good tan head that dissapates quite fast.
S: Malt, strong aroma of worth, faint tones of dark berries and dried fruits.
T: Sweet, buttery, rye, raisins, sugary taste.
M: Low carboration, almost full body.
D: Much too sweet. The buttery quality does not go well with the sugary taste. Almost nauseating.

Maltöl or maltextrakt is an icelandic nonalcoholic national beverage. In style not very far from the swedish svagdricka. Supposed to accompany a heavy meal. Not to be drunken solely as a social drink or thirstquencher.

Not really a kvass, but that was the closest description of style I could find.

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Maltextrakt from Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson
2.75 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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