Hvalur 2
Brugghús Steðja

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Brugghús Steðja
Smoked Beer
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2.54 | pDev: 53.94%
Feb 20, 2019
Feb 21, 2016
This beer is specially brewed for the Icelandic midwinter festival called "Þorri" (pronounced 'Thorri'). What makes this beer special is its ingredients: Pure Icelandic water, malted barley, hops...and sheep dung-smoked whale testicles. Yes...testicles. Icelanders have used dry sheep dung for smoking for centuries, due to a lack of trees on the island. In creating this beer, we chose to prepare the whale testicles in a similar manner, by smoking the meat before using it in the brew. This gives the beer an excellent smoked taste, as well as imparting a unique flavour to the beer....
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Rated by Mvp1628 from Iceland

5/5  rDev +96.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Very good tasting beer.
Feb 20, 2019
Rated: 3.4 by Jbavi360 from New York

May 24, 2018
Rated: 3.49 by Latarnik from New Jersey

May 02, 2018
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

1.62/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
12oz bottle. Thanks for Hjortur for generously gifting me this one. I think. Anyway, pours a light brown body with a one finger white head, short retention and no lacing. Smells like a very malty brown ale; a little bit of smoke, but otherwise relatively heavy on caramel. Flavour is excessively bland; not much to taste here. There is a bit of smoke and earthiness, but otherwise the body is light and the flavour is lacking any substance to it. Was worth the novelty to taste, especially after our visit, but not something I would ever recommend to anyone.
Feb 12, 2017
Rated: 2.72 by braican from Massachusetts

Aug 18, 2016
Rated: 1 by Cartmannnn from Spain

Mar 03, 2016
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Rated by Dita from Slovenia

1/5  rDev -60.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Using whale parts for beer is terrible!
Mar 02, 2016
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Rated by aderd from Russian Federation

1/5  rDev -60.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Disgusting. In Russian it is called "otvratno".
Mar 02, 2016
Rated: 3.67 by Drknight from Virginia

Feb 21, 2016
Hvalur 2 from Brugghús Steðja
Beer rating: 2.54 out of 5 with 9 ratings