Icelandic Arctic Berry Ale | Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)

Icelandic Arctic Berry AleIcelandic Arctic Berry Ale
BA SCORE
50%
Liked This Beer
3.66 w/ 106 ratings
Icelandic Arctic Berry AleIcelandic Arctic Berry Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
Iceland
einstokbeer.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
In Iceland, Sumardagurinn fyrsti means the arrival of warmer temperatures. At Einstök, we celebrate with this limited-edition Ale, a refreshing witbier flavored with tasty bilberries, hand-picked near the Arctic Circle. It’s the perfect ale for your summer adventures, but enjoy it while you can – it will disappear with the midnight sun.

Wheat malt, pilsner malt, oats, bavarian noble hops. Subtle flavor from bilberries, hand-picked near the arctic circle.

Added by GMuir on 08-02-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,010
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
106
Liked:
53
Avg:
3.66/5
pDev:
11.75%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
22
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of secondtooth
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy golden, with a big white head and lovely lace.

Aroma: Berries! A wee tart but faithful and very appealing.

Taste: Tart berries up front, with a nicely smooth body. Fruit is up front here but not over the top or artificial. Really a tasty ale and one I’d gladly pick up again. Another winner from a top-notch Icelandic brewery. Skal!

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Photo of Tdschoenthaler
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMS1512
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of talktvtome
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
3.01/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

From Saveur Biere. In hotel small tubular glass. Watching Spiderman. 7 months after bb date. No trace of wit profile. Light berry notes that are pleasant but dont save it from boredom. Highly carbonated feel

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Photo of TheNakedStiletto
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npendres
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ralphs66
3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of erk0607
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look: Thick, foamy head, lots of fine bubbles. Peachy yellow, clear.
Smell: Like a ever so slightly malty gummy bear or worm. Kind of strawberry, kind of raspberry. Sweet.
Taste: Very light on the palate, malt presence dominates what flavor there is with hints of strawberry.
Feel: Light, slick, very easily drinkable
Overall: Interesting beer, especially for a mindless summer day just enjoying something cold and refreshing, but nothing otherwise special

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jagada
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VoxRationis
2.72/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Decanted into conical pint glass; best before 03/Feb/2018.
A: Pours a hazy straw color with a slightly pink cast and displaying a very exuberant head (> 2 inches).
S: Sour aroma with berries noticeable, almost like a Berliner Weiss or Gose.
T: Bland malts with a slight berry flavor. A little salty.
M: Medium bodied; strong effervescence.
O: Not really much like a Wit; fairly bland. If it had been a Berliner Weiss, the aroma/flavor palate might make more sense. Unbalanced with fruit not quite fitting in to overall taste.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bankboy66
2.98/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale yellow with a decent head. A little tartness from the berries. Not bad but I wouldn't get it again.

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Photo of singletary
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours a lite hazy yellow with a mild berry smell to it. The taste is also a mild mixed berry flavor but not overly sweet and somewhat tart on the back end. The mouthful is a bit light with some carbonation to it. Overall a interesting flavor, must be the bilberries.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LennyBound
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wonothesane42
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffreed61
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

3/18/16 can, so possible flavors may have muted over the last 9 months. My first exposure to bilberries - sorta blueberry-esqe. An easy sipping fruited wit, with flavors intensifying as it warms.

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Photo of TX-Badger
2/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clear yellow golden color with white head. Artificial berry fruit, just smells a little plastic as well; cereal and berry on the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with more weird berry aftertaste.

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Photo of tbeer40
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpenske
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of justinm4bama
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Icelandic Arctic Berry Ale from Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
Beer rating: 50% out of 100 with 106 ratings
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