Bríó Nr. 1
Borg Brugghús

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From:
Borg Brugghús
 
Iceland
Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #490
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
80
Ranked #27,998
Avg:
3.47 | pDev: 18.73%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
34
Status:
Active
Rated:
Saturday at 08:53 PM
Added:
Sep 17, 2010
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  7
SCORE
80
Good
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Notes: This beer is produced by Borg Brugghús exclusively for "Ölstofa Kormáks og Skjaldar" in downtown Reykjavík.
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Rated: 3.91 by Soneast from Wisconsin

Saturday at 08:53 PM
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Can. White head. Golden color.

Earthy, floral, and spicy hops. Biscuit and toasted cracker malts. Crisp and clean. Light, smooth, easy drinking. Solid pils.
Wednesday at 01:15 PM
 
Rated: 3.6 by Roejogan from Canada (BC)

Jan 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.42 by Eric_Standard from Canada (BC)

Mar 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.81 by tedho21 from Pennsylvania

Sep 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.59 by Helgi from Iceland

Oct 29, 2018
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Look - normal looking Pilsner
Smell - grainy sweet light malts
Taste - slight bitter grainy almost German
Feel - medium body and carb, could use less body
Overall - pretty German style, ok but I’m not a pils fan
Jul 28, 2018
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On tap (approx. 20 oz pour!) at R5 Micro Bar in Akureyri. Nothing fancy about it, but gets job done.
Jun 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Nov 28, 2017
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
L: Pale golden yellow with a small creamy white head and no lacing.

S: Strong floral notes with hints of lemon and some grain.

T: Strong floral noble hops, some dankness, bit of weedy bitterness.

F: Light and crisp

A solid but average pils
Oct 28, 2017
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Reviewed by Avariando from Canada (SK)

4.18/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Amazing surprise. Good citrus aroma, excellent taste. Beer at the same time light and intense. A good option if you want something light like a pilsener and aromatic like an IPA.
Oct 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.29 by anteater from Oregon

Jul 05, 2017
 
Rated: 2 by ILOVEHAM from Canada (BC)

Jun 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.99 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Jun 02, 2017
 
Rated: 2.9 by Jacob17 from Maine

May 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.65 by doodlz from Massachusetts

Nov 26, 2016
 
Rated: 2.3 by braican from Massachusetts

Aug 18, 2016
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Reviewed by PorterPro125 from Canada (NB)

3.91/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Serving Type: 500 mL Can

A- Pours a very pale golden topped with a 1/2 finger white head that doesn't stick around too long. Similar to a BMC lager.

S- Bready malt with a spicy hop undertone. Nice and clean.

T- Bready malt that leads to a spicy hop bite. Definitely not complex, just good, solid flavour.

M- A lot bigger body than I was expecting: Medium body and moderate-high carbonation. Not high enough to come off as aggressive. Nice and creamy feel.

O- As the saying goes, looks can be deceiving... From the appearance, this beer looks like an average lager that could be strung in with the likes of Coors, Budweiser, etc. but dig deeper and you'll find a brew thats packed with good flavour and a creamy mouthfeel
Aug 05, 2016
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Frost and Fire, Iceland.

A- Clear solid gold pale pour from the bottle to a tulip glass. Creamy white cap forms up to about one finger with decent retention. Plenty of lace webs coat much of the glass.

S- Clean with some spicy and herbal hops. A touch of crackery grains in the backdrop.

T- Much like the nose very clean. Cracker and bready malts lead to herbal, spicy and floral hops. Lager yeast is certainly there but as mentioned it is crisp and not of nuisance.

MF- Creamy and foamy with a substantial medium body; not thin at all. Very high end zesty crisp carbonation.

A very clean and well made Pils with the herbal spicy hops dominant above a light base of bready and crackery grains.
Aug 04, 2016
 
Rated: 2.75 by YvesB from Belgium

Jul 27, 2016
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

3.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
33cl bottle, served in a Gull tulip glass at Icelandic Fish and Chips in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Pours a lighter caramel golden body, one finger white head, good carbonation, plenty of lacing. Smells of light biscuit and bread, a bit of cereal, earthy and floral hop aromas. Flavour is similar, a bit light on the bready sweetness, a bit of cereal as on the nose, and noble hop aromas. It's missing a bit of the breadiness that I have come to really like from the pilsner style, and seems to be a bit lacking in flavour, like American adjunct lagers, although it has more body and a bit more complexity to it than Miller Lite. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, good carbonation, refreshingly drinkable for a summer day. I won't begrudge people who enjoy this style of beer, as there is a time and place for it.
May 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.02 by ZachT from Canada (BC)

Feb 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.79 by mattsander from Canada (AB)

Jan 31, 2016
 
Rated: 3.48 by imfinished from Canada (BC)

Dec 21, 2015
 
Rated: 1.65 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Nov 19, 2015
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Reviewed by Sathanas from Canada (AB)

3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Wasn't expecting anything special, but this Icelandic brew surprised me. Huge, whipped egg white like head on a yellow/gold body. Biscuity, crackery malts, grassy hops... the regular Pilsner attributes. Then there's a kiwi-like hoppiness and a beautiful, velvety mouthfeel. One of the best of it's style that I've had, at least.
Oct 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.95 by Kitaka from Canada (BC)

Sep 26, 2015
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Reviewed by headlessparrot from Canada (ON)

3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I wasn't expecting much from this beer, but was pleasantly surprised. Full disclosure here: part of that is probably some residual sentimentality, given how much I loved Iceland when I visited it. And part of it is that Icelandic beer was, generally, not very good (owing perhaps to the fact that full-strength beer was illegal in that country until 1989).

Colour is a bit of a sickly gold, but it's actually topped by a decent amount of foamy head, and rings the glass nicely. Smell is grassy, peppery, herbal, cracker-y. Taste is crackery malt with some light peppery notes, light grass and herbal, floral flavours. Slightly creamy. The body seems, on first instinct, like it's going to be overcarbonated, but is actually fairly restrained and enjoyable. This one is, surprisingly, a hit for me--there are better examples of the German pils out there, but you can be sure that none of them come from Iceland, and this one seems to strike a solid balance between what appears to be a taste for light, mild beer in the country and, on the other hand, respecting a particular style of beer.
Jul 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.63 by jakemn91 from New Mexico

May 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.57 by Exeter from Canada (AB)

Jan 26, 2015
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Rated by robbirefur

4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Good pilsner og er í raun
Jan 25, 2015
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Reviewed by Gbgbrouge from Sweden

2.93/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Poured from bottle, pale yellow with medium white head. Aroma with classic lager notes, bread and hay. Taste is somewhat bitter with a bittersweet aftertaste. Lots of CO2 and really refreshing!
Jan 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.04 by JamFuel from Sweden

Jan 01, 2015
 
 
Rated: 3.12 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

Sep 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by DaftCaskBC from Canada (BC)

Jul 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Chronark from Norway

Jun 29, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by Tarso from Brazil

Apr 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by schopenhauerale from Arizona

Mar 31, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by jcubz from Canada (SK)

Mar 13, 2014
Bríó Nr. 1 from Borg Brugghús
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 46 ratings