Icelandic White Ale | Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)

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3.83/5
Very Good
542 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our quest was to make the best white ale we ever tasted, with the complex flavors of a classic witbier, all brewed with pure Icelandic water for a cool smoothness that is deliciously refreshing.

Wheat malt, pilsner malt, oats, bavarian noble hops spiced with coriander and orange peel.

Added by thepeter on 01-10-2012

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#14,791
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
542
pDev:
12.79%
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Ratings: 542 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of deereless
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Michelleroo
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First of all, that Viking on the label is hot! I thought this was a tastyyyy choice! Great head, pretty color, and smells good. Taste is a teeny bit thin but overall, I super enjoyed this beer!

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Photo of tubeyes
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MTKATL
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JonnyGoldsbrough
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

5.2% bottle

L4.25 - typical light ale but with a pleasing cloud. Gets an extra 0.25 for sweet looking bottle label design.
S3 - the low point. Slight citrus but with a hint of unappetising vinegar
T3.5 range certainly comes through, very pleasant. Not getting much coriander though (fortunately).
F4 typical but managed to maintain slight head which I like.
O3.75 very drinkable. Great alternative on hot day to typical lager (albeit at double the cost)

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Photo of LukeGude
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle at Bautinn restaurant in Akureyri, Iceland. Underwhelming. Didn't get enough wheat flavor.

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Photo of jbehlar
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Brolegario
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy shade of gold with a white head. Very little retention on the head and the aromas were subtle. Upon taste there is a tinge of oats among the wheat flavors. Very refreshing and I believe the icelandic water adds enough difference to make it noteworthy. The orange peel and coriander add a but of bitterness that is noticeable but does not linger. Probably would pair well lighter fair such as chicken or salmon.

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Photo of Callednumbers
2.63/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdzoe14
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of silaskok
4.54/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrodyGaston
3.12/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This and Wee Heavy are my least favorite of the 5 Einstok varieties that I've tried. But it's still very good. Very light with citrus and floral notes. I think I recognize a little coriander, as the bottle says there is. I get very little smell, but the taste is good. If you're wanting something light it's a nice enough choice.

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Photo of AlecMoran
4.66/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LisaAnnLynch
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ahazabinadi
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidR_9
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer looks amazing. Tall densely packed fluffy white head on atop a clear yellow gold body. Smell is - strangely enough - sweet, mellow, hint of maple syrup and almost a nice warm eggo waffle batter note. Trace of of tangerine/cutie peel. Taste is very rounded and smooth - mellow. Slightly sweet hawaiian bread note and, also strange, I get a little bit of blueberry followed by a hint of tangerine peel. I say tangerine peel because it comes across thinner and not as oily and orange peel.

This isn’t the typical profile of witbier that I’m used to... but it’s still very well executed and super smooth. I got virtually no coriander and hardly any citrus. But there’s something about that water..

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Photo of GreyGooseStout
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeenTired
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MJ64
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nvrmind16
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best white ales I have ever had. Crisp smooth notes, but not tangy or sweet.

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Icelandic White Ale from Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 542 ratings