Bríó Nr. 1 | Borg Brugghús

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Borg Brugghús
Iceland
borgbrugghus.is

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is produced by Borg Brugghús exclusively for "Ölstofa Kormáks og Skjaldar" in downtown Reykjavík.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,039
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
41
pDev:
19.77%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Photo of Helgi
4.59/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.57/5  rDev +3.8%
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

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Photo of LukeGude
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Parmesan
3.37/5  rDev -2%
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

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Photo of Avariando
4.18/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

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Photo of anteater
3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ILOVEHAM
2/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of kylehay2004
3.99/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacob17
2.9/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of doodlz
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of braican
2.3/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of PorterPro125
3.91/5  rDev +13.7%
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

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Photo of cbutova
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

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Photo of YvesB
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Stevedore
3.31/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of ZachT
4.02/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattsander
3.79/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imfinished
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CharlesK
1.65/5  rDev -52%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Sathanas
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of Kitaka
4.95/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of headlessparrot
3.44/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of jakemn91
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Exeter
3.57/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Bríó Nr. 1 from Borg Brugghús
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 41 ratings