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Einstök Ölgerđ
Brewed at Viking Ölgerd

Style: Doppelbock
Akureyri, Iceland

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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This limited-edition winter brew will make its debut in October, but this winter celebration ale is worth the wait. Malted barley and chocolate tones define the traditional style, while the robust aroma and long, mellow finish will make this the perfect companion for your holiday adventures.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7885) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
A clean and malty Icelandic bock with a rich and sweet cara malt toffee / caramel character. Frothy carbonation, medium-full body, bready, a little doughy, soft and savory with a peppery finish. Clean and flavorful, though not a very exciting or expressive beer. Much better than the two American-made bocks tried against.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (806) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2013 A very interesting doppelbock. Pours an orange with a light white head. Smells of banana and some caramel. Taste is thick, starts with some cinnamon toast, with a Caramelized sugar in the finish the coats your tongue and lasts for a while. Pretty nice! Paired with Rocket Salad and Croquettes, the sweetness of the salad smooths out the beer. Had in the bottle for New Years 2014.---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jrwhitney6 (280) - - NOV 29, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 Beer of month club selection. Pours amber color without much of a head. Nose was pure malt...nothing special. However, the taste was very sweet - caramel, some nuttiness, and a touch of malt. Not usually a fan of this style, but I thought this was pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFunGuy (614) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Light gold in color with the aroma of fresh baked banana bread. It has a subtle taste on cinnamon toast when it hits your tongue an develops into a caramelized sugar flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6359) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours dark copper with a thick beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a full-bodied fruit and chocolate flavor with a bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (2922) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle from Appellation Wines - Cheers Ash! Essentially a malt-bomb. Pale for the style, clear copper pour. Aromas are just toffee malt, sweet on the taste, sweet on the finish, a bit sticky. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Brown with a tan head. Great malty aroma. Big malt flavors with just a bit of dark fruit. Seems boozy for only being 6.7%. This is very well crafted, although should perhaps be marketed as a standard bock.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2563) - California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
13 oct 2013, bottle. Light brown, clear, some bubbles. Nose is bready yeast and faint nail polish and cherries. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Bready malt, sweet, some alcohol. This is a really good doppelbock. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10803) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle from Bine & Vine. Pours clear copper with a slight beige/tan head. Aroma of light stone fruits and caramel. Med body. Flavor is roasty malt with some light fruit. It has a hop profile reminiscent of Morland’s Tanner’s Jack. Tho the malt is way roastier. Cute label. Nice flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (2514) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle at Home from utobeer borough market. Aroma is prunes and sweet cara malt and feet. Dark amber copper colour with a shortish dense cream head. Flavour is sweet nutty caramel with plenty of fruity esters. A touch cloying. Touch of roast in the finish. Semi dry finish. Some warming alcohol presence. First Icelandic tick!


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