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:
475
Reviews:
95
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
12.63%
 
 
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46
Gots:
213
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Ratings: 475 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of JMS1512
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daijoobo
4.65/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic Belgian style Wit from Iceland.

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Photo of leantom
4.49/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really, really impressed with this offering from Einstok. This is a really great Belgian-style witbier. Perfect. Here goes:

A: Slightly cloudy yellow, but relatively clear. Pours a massive head that leaves a ton of lacing. Body could be a little more effervescent, though. Good.

S: Very powerful. Lots of grass, hay, wheat, pepper (coriander and lighter spices), and lemon. The malt and yeast really complement each other well.

T: Also very fine. Follows the nose to a tee; very exquisite complexity for such a simple beer.

F: Good. Nice and crisp.

O: Very surprising. I believe that this beer deserves a higher rating, but that's just me.

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Photo of jcb7472
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Can_has_beer
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kingslotty
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 911CROFT
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle into a tulip. Paid £1.99 for a single bottle.

Pours a translucent, golden-straw coloured body with plenty of lively visible carbonation. A light, one-finger in height, bubbly white head quickly reduces to a thin and patchy film, leaving small amounts of lace on the glass.

The nose is led predominantly by a combination of juicy citrus and orchard fruit-like yeast profiles. Apple and pear are easily distinguishable as well as less identifiable impressions of light skinned stone fruit. Notes of banana and sweet bready malt are evident underneath, while hints of clove, pepper and coriander become apparent towards the finish. Taste follows suit. Sweet, juicy orange and lemon flesh lead alongside peach, apple, pear and banana esters. Mid-palate, sweet grainy pale malts and bready wheat provide a light and crisp backdrop for the yeast profiles to shine. In the mouth a light body and plenty of lively carbonation give a thin but pleasantly smooth and crisp feel. Towards the finish, faint, mildly bitter floral and herbal hops join coriander, and plenty of clove and pepper spice to dry the palate without becoming astringent.

Overall this is a very good beer. It’s bright, clean, crisp and refreshing, managing to deliver plenty of fruity and phenolic yeast characters without overpowering the light malt base. Recommended.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.02/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Einstök Icelandic White Ale has a very thick, spongy, stark-white head, an initially clear, gold-yellow, bubbly appearance, with lots of bubble streams and some lacing splotches on the glass. There is a descending gray-yellow cloud, once the "swish & pour" is done, yet it really does not cloud up the beer. Aroma is of mildly spiced, sweet, white bread, and the flavor is the same, with no bitterness, and mellow orange and coriander notes. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Einstök Icelandic White Ale finishes on the dry and drinkable side. RJT

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Photo of Kirbyderby
5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TH28
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Amstaffs
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tavo2311
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PawG
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lance_Hathorn
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
3.47/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biblioluke
4.19/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Heeenrik
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent gold with a thumb of pearl colored head. Great head retention, alright lacing

S: A little breadyness, not much else

T: White pepper, white grapeskins, and little pear up front. A little juicyfruit as this warms, more pear, plus orange notes. Finishes with pear and a little orange peel

MF: Medium body, fairly lively carbonation

An alright Wit, I sure it would be a great choice if I lived on Iceland. Easy to drink

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Photo of shigg85
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jasadewi
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was a very pale, white hued yellow beer. It was served in a frosted pint glass. The coolness of the glass, really complimented the icy tone and flavor of the beer. The head was small and white, and it left a light lacing down the glass. This beer is an icy, striking, somewhat spicy take on a Witbier. Smelt like coriander, with a hint of malt. The spiciness of the coriander is strong, the orange zesty flavor is fairly present as well. I don't taste much wheat on the tongue, but there is a bluntly sweet wheat aftertaste on the roof of the mouth. The mouth feel is very light and easy-going. Overall, this is a good Witbier for those looking for something spicier and less sweet. Though, it is sweet as well. I would definitely recommend this as an ice cold beer on a warm late spring day. I have nothing negative to say about this beer, except I wish the aromas were stronger or more distinct.

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Icelandic White Ale from Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
3.72 out of 5 based on 475 ratings.
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