Icelandic White Ale | Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)

Icelandic White AleIcelandic White Ale
BA SCORE
67.7%
Liked This Beer
3.85 w/ 496 ratings
Icelandic White AleIcelandic White Ale
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:
#10,024
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
496
Liked:
336
Avg:
3.85/5
pDev:
11.95%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
225
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 496 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of epyon396
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of tigg924
3.24/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste is of peaches and Belgian spices. This to me is an average to slightly above average witbier. The body on the beer is really light. It is not watery light, but perhaps just a step above. Worth a try.

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Photo of jbaker67
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow gold color with white head. Light fruits, biscuit, wheat, and bread on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little sweetness and some bread.

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Photo of mltobin
3.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful, towering white head....firm and dense, sits atop this golden pale liquid. It is a flowery, lightly malty smelling brew. Coriander and wheat, some fruity scents as well (peach? Lemon?). The mouthfeel is light...a great summer brew. Somewhat sweet. Highly carbonated, which makes it spritzy. This is a fine brew.

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Photo of shigg85
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mynie
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I reviewed the arctic berry version of this, which I had picked up duty free at the airport (word to the wise, I think the duty free shop is pushing some stale merch).

That beer, the berry one, was okay but off. Like, it was well brewed, but it tasted a little old and I just didn't think the berries they were using were appropriate for the style. The review just below mine said that Einstok had ruined an excellent white ale, but I figured they were just saying that to be nice. Turns out, they were right: on its own, this is a lively and variegated white, with nodes of honey, fruit, and white pepper.

Much, much better without the addition of weird glacier berries.

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Photo of mig100
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Zazzi82
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
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 Stofko1992
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ArtZan
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Icelandic White Ale from Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
Beer rating: 67.7% out of 100 with 496 ratings
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