Icelandic White Ale | Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)

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3.83/5
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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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#14,808
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
542
pDev:
12.79%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 542 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of Popkorn615
2.2/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

This one was ok. Couldn't smell anything from it at all, and hardly any flavor. Tasted like something you could chug or drink many of a la a Bud Light of Iceland. I wouldn't choose to drink this again unless it was in mass quantity and I find myself in Iceland.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a little deeper than straw with a big head that leaves lace. Nose is especially grainy, like a euro lager or very light German lager. Some light noble hops are present, but no esters or spice. Taste is light and crisp. Grainy like the nose, and again more like a light German lager than a wit. Even using my imagination, it is hard to pick up any orange peel or coriander except on the very end of the finish. Overall, not something I'd bother getting again as a witbier for sure, although it would probably have been a 3.75 as a euro lager.

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Photo of joflondon
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought cheap as was heavily discounted at the supermarket. Poured cold from bottle into standard pint glass.
Look is quite hazy, one finger head. Very white.
Malty smell, nothing else really.
Very malty, lots of lingering taste, a little bit of spice and very nice after taste of toffee.
I thought this might have been as little bit of a novelty as only only Icelandic foodstuffs I had ever come across before where cod and skyr. But a very tasty drinking ale.
Would pair well with a nice slice of sponge cake or sponge pudding.

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Photo of fastsite
4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TomTrocc
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jtadams69
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joharitaylor79
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JTuomi
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of antman27
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CervezaNY
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of birdonthewire
3.29/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BenHoppy
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BigMike
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kw585646
1/5  rDev -73.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Calraven
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nordsee
1.49/5  rDev -61.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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

Photo of Haybeerman
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jnorris404
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of secondtooth
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clean golden with a thick white head and webby lace. Attractive!

Aroma: Subtle maltiness, sweet alongside coriander spiciness coming around the edges. Nice.

Taste: Smooth and balanced, with a wonderful mix of spice, malts, and some fruitiness in the orange peel. The oats add an extraordinary smoothness here that mainstream witbiers could learn a lot from. Exquisite and top-shelf here. A damned great witbier!

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Photo of anthony-s
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of stebbi7833
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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