Icelandic White Ale | Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)

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3.83/5
Very Good
521 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,314
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
521
pDev:
12.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 521 |  Reviews: 100
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

Photo of UnderwhelmingAlcoholic
4.41/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ordybill
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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Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JohnTurano
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of David19457
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alecgator123
4.84/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Castolo
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bbcamillo
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very mild but nice

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Photo of MilaMila
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Botulizard
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Azpittil57
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grupatre
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trentt2
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mghtg6
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JM5671
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cristoph
1.8/5  rDev -53%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of festizio
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a hazy yellow color with a slight transparency about it allowing a light stringy carbonation to be seen rising. A one finger white foamy head dissipated within less than twenty seconds. Mild ringy lacing stuck in rings. The smell had a nice sweet orange peel and lemon with a slightly spice to balance (coriander) adds a nice touch. The taste was slightly sweet and spicy through the citrus and coriander. There’s no aftertaste nor finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a good sessionability about it. Carbonated nicely, this one strolls delicately across my tongue in a sweet sticky way. Overall, I say this was a pretty good witbier, definitely would have again.

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Photo of Act25
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very promising pour...
a) That fills glass with 4 fingers of meringue head, and spackles glass with lasting lace and a film cap over a clear yellow body.
s) classic wit: coriander, wheat, pilsner, brightness, spice, orange, mineral water.
t) clean - it's the water - minerally - sets it above most - all the savory flavors in a favorable summer wit. Scrubbing citrus zest., with floral, peppery finish. Perfect.

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp. Nice finish. Clean.

O: Best or as good as any wit ale ever.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
2.95/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchase records missing.
11.2 oz bottled 16.09.16. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – initially, coriander. Short-lived and fades to nothing.
Head – large (Maximum 4.5 cm, aggressive pour), white, dense froth, average retention, diminishing to no ring and no layer, just a few areas of bubbles fed by effervescence.
Lacing – none.
Body – light yellow, clear, effervescent. Some sediment in bottle (bottle conditioned).
Flavor – Unpleasant sourness. None of the coriander or yeastiness of the typical witbier. No malt, no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – light, watery, lively carbonation.

A little diacetyl would have been welcome to give some flavor to this beer and counteract the sourness. One and done.

Appearance 3, Aroma 3, Flavor 2.75, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.

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Icelandic White Ale from Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 521 ratings