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:
495
Reviews:
95
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.87%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
225
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Martine
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Photo of Try-em-all
4.46/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one is a real winner with all of the key elements combining to form the right balance. The hint of orange peel and coriander is perfect, light going down and a solid aroma enough to entice you to have another. And I am not sure what it is, but accentuating the word "Icelandic" with anything for some reason scores points with me.

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Photo of HarrisonW53
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rex_4539
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Slightly hazy golden color, three finger white head, great lacing, tons if carbonation.

S: Whet, spices.

T: Wheat, sweet.

F: Very light and smooth.

O: Ok witbier but not one I would seek again.

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Photo of FrancisM12
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of evanwoertz
4.37/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WalterFeegis
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

When the guy at the beer store says "This is the best beer in the store", what are you going to do? And when he offers an employee discount on the premium price then it's a no brainer. I was looking for something different, however, I don't like fruity beers and right on the package it says Orange peel and coriander. I don't know what coriander is but I know that orange is a fruit so I'm already biased before I pull it out of the cooler. I don't waste time talking about anything but the taste. It has a very noticeable taste of orange peel, not orange juice, but like it says on the package - orange peel. I imagine if I knew what coriander tasted like I might have noticed it too. But, for me, too much orangey taste for me to declare it the best beer in that store. This beer is not bad, but not my cup of tea to be a repeat buyer right now.

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Photo of curlybird
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
2.04/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

From Saveur-Biere. In Teku glass. At dinner, with omelete + cheese + sausages sandwich. Watery lemonade, not what I expect in a wit. Soapy. Nice aspect though

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Photo of Danielr26
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonbw
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dsa7783
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Single bottle copped from Total Wine and More. Pours a hazy, off-colored yellowish hue with minimal frothing. Citrus and coriander notes dominate the overall flavor profile with hints of orange and citrus shining through. A refreshing and thirst quenching beer but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of Joelans
4.55/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jonj
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of superspak
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into pine glass, bottled on 3/29/2016. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, orange peel, coriander, pepper, clove, wheat, white bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and moderate pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, orange peel, coriander, pepper, clove, wheat, white bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, orange peel, coriander, pepper, clove, wheat, white bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, creamy/grainy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a delicious witbier! All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of YvesB
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JMS1512
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of daijoobo
4.65/5  rDev +24.7%
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 +20.4%
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 -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Icelandic White Ale from Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
3.73 out of 5 based on 495 ratings.
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