Icelandic White Ale
Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)

Icelandic White AleIcelandic White Ale
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Style:
Belgian Witbier
Ranked #48
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
86
Ranked #22,013
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 12.53%
Reviews:
128
Ratings:
649
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Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
 
Iceland
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Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
86
Very Good
Icelandic White AleIcelandic White Ale
Notes: 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.
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Reviews by LisaAnnLynch:
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3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LisaAnnLynch from Pennsylvania, Apr 02, 2018
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3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A mild tasting, drink all afternoon white ale. The label states made with coriander and orange. I didn't detect any of those flavors. Nevertheless, this was a refreshing drink for a hot Texas day.

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Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle at home. Hazy yellow with a white head. Notes of yeast, bread dough, bananas, citrus hops, red berries, gooseberries. Medium body, medium carbonation and a bitter-sweet and refreshing aftertaste.

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Marius from Netherlands, Nov 19, 2016
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4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! I've tried all kinds of beers from around the world and this is my first Icelandic brew. There must be something about the water up north because this beer is fantastic. Smooth and flavorful. I kind of thought of it as being like a Hoegarden White but cleaner. I shared one with my neighbor and he said it was the best beer he has ever had. It is delicious, but not the best I've ever had. If you are into trying beers from different locations, this is a worthy beverage. I strongly recommend this one.

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Drunkenass from California, Aug 23, 2013
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2.87/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I hate to go against the community, but I was unimpressed. I can appreciate subtle beer and this definitely is subtle, but I often found myself wondering if I was drinking beer flavored club soda. Personally I prefer a brighter white beer with a bit more impact. This has it's place and I would buy it again, but it just kind of struck me as "just being there".

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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Hazy straw with massive white head.

Smell: Mostly wheat and coriander. Some orange peel.

Taste: Strong wheat with coriander, orange peel and pepper.

Feel: Light body, high carbonation, dry finish but not quite clean enough.

Overall: Nice Witbier overall.

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bsp77 from Minnesota, Oct 24, 2015
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

zestar from California, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LastMalkieri from North Carolina, May 19, 2015
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3.55/5  rDev -7.3%

AlexFields from Tennessee, Nov 28, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +19.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Knapp85 from Pennsylvania, May 28, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

whatname from Pennsylvania, Mar 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

miguelre06 from Pennsylvania, Jul 02, 2015
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3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

fisherbray from Florida, Apr 01, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Adam_Lifts from Alabama, May 19, 2015
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

SFC21 from Florida, Oct 27, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Urk1127 from New Jersey, Feb 03, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

mikerems from New Jersey, Mar 11, 2015
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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

Best before 11/19/13.

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, citrus zest, spices, and yeast. Taste is much the same with citrus and brown sugar flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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UCLABrewN84 from California, Apr 02, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Brownwood, FL. The appearance is a slightly cloudy straw color with a large white head. The aroma is mild wheat and some spice. The taste is wheat driven.

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ordybill from Georgia, Aug 31, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

dertyd from California, Aug 25, 2013
Icelandic White Ale from Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 649 ratings