Icelandic White Ale | Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)

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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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
470
Reviews:
92
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
215
For Trade:
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Ratings: 470 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of ledouge
3.32/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bankboy66
3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow with a big head. Definitely taste the orange peel and coriander but they are subtle. Great feel and goes down very easy.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lemon yellow and cloudy with some visible carbonation. Topped with a half finger of white head.

Smells of lemon juice, coriander, and overall its very light. Hints of caramel and malt.

Tastes of coriander, lemon, hints of phenols, slightly acidic.

Light body, moderate carbonation with a dry and crisp finish.

My first brew from Iceland. Got it in Kunming, China, drinking in Chiang Mai, Thailand on May 24th, 2017. Decent for the style.

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Photo of Squire123
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light clear yellow color with large white cap.

Clean scent with light touches of coriander and orange.

Flavor is of a clean, light white ale with coriander more prominent in the taste than the scent while orange seems a bit more diminished, except in the aftertaste which accents the orange a little more than the spice. There may be a hop presence in the background, something floral, but not much.

Texture is more than medium with a creamy texture.

I suppose it's oats in the grain bill that account for the creamy texture. Whatever it is it's noticeable. Overall this brew doesn't do any more (or less) for me than say, Blue Moon, the difference being I can get Blue Moon fresher and at a lower cost.

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Photo of hman43
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Look: It pours golden with a white head that has low head retention. It is quite clear.

Smell: It has aromas of lemon, orange, and coriander. There are some sweet fruity aromas of pear and cherry. There are also notes of wheat and grainy sweetness.

Taste: The coriander, lemon, and orange are prominent in the flavor up front. There is also wheat, some grainy sweetness, and a subtle earthly tartness as well.

Feel: It has a light feel to it with a slight tart and somewhat sweet finish.

Overall, this is highlighted by the coriander, orange, and lemon with other flavor and aroma elements in support. It is sweeter than most other beers in this class.

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Photo of tlema1
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: cloudy, yellow, thin head, very little lacing
S: a little spice
T: some tartness, not a ton of flavor
F: good mouthfeel for a light Ale
O: wouldn't revisit

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Photo of williamphelps
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thick pillowy head of microbubbles. Aroma is light like flavors- slight breadiness, dough, lemon. Pros crisp, light, refreshing. Cons kinda stale, bland, almost flavorless. 78/100

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Photo of kojevergas
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tried in Tallinn, Estonia in Summer 2014.

Low B- / WORTHY

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Photo of Hombo3
2.51/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StevenH
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy nice look with a small head from tap. Fruity, spicy scent. Good but light flavor of wheat and slight citrus. Creamy with decent carbonation. Lingering wheat finish. Decent.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Epcot

Pours a hazy pale golden-yellow color with a thick and creamy white head that has great retention. Smells of toasted wheat, coriander, hints of orange, toasted cracker malt. Tastes of clean wheat, followed by coriander and orange peel, finishes dry with subtle slickness, lingers if clean toasted malt. Medium body and carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish. Easy drinking wit with high drinkability

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Photo of SGR1220
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LennyBound
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamFuel
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light yellow, plenty of fluffy head.

Smell is a bit weak, with the expected coriander and lemon popping up.

Citrusy and crisp, this isn't very deep, but easy to drink.

Thin bodied, with plenty of carbonation.

A decent witbier, not the best I've had, not the worst. Very easy to drink.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I bought a variety of Scandinavian or rather Nordic beers, including a six pack of Einstök White Ale. It certainly not the best Scandinavia has to offer, but it is a decent Witbier.

Look: very light golden, with a thick white head.

Aroma: There’s bread/wheat, banana, citrus, perhaps coriander and some yeast on the nose

Taste: bready/wheat, bananas, citrus.

Feel: It’s light and crisp easy drinking.

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Photo of npendres
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dewsby
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Urk1127
4.4/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nose citrus, wheat, floral, coriander, yeast, light carbo. Taste lemon, orange, coriander, herbs, faint banana. light body with a slight dry finish. Nice Witbier!

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Photo of Satsuma
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beergoot
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy, lemon yellow body; fluffy, sticky, white head. Citrus and freshly cut grass aroma intermingled with light cereal grain notes; lemon meringue. The flavor mirrors the aroma; some tart twanginess; very light layer of bitterness. Medium-heavy body; crisp and dry with a soft tartness and bite.

The very pleasant beer has a lot going for it. It is very well-balanced and delivers depth and complexity throughout. The wheat, oats and yeast bring a nice, toasty quality that is counterbalanced with a soft, mildly spicy and deft citrus aspect from the hops, orange peel, and coriander. Very delightful...

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Photo of justinm4bama
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of virinow
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Icelandic White Ale from Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
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