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Einstök Ölgerð
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.


steinar's rating

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steinar (54) - rvk, - NOV 25, 2011
Pours amber dark, clear with a small fast diminishing head. Faint malty aroma. Very malty taste, roasted malt, sweetness. hints of toffee/coffee. Malty roast lasting aftertaste. Soft carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. A decent medium bodied beer.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (632) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Mahogany colored clear beer with off-white big head leaving lacing. Aroma and flavor have earth, wood, herbs and dark fruits with sweet loafy and cakey malts. Palate is quite full with moderate carbonation and slight stinging of bitterness. Finishes with medium smooth bitterness, with sweet malty aftertaste. This doppelbock is a bit too sweet but nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (555) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2014
0,33L bottle. Pours dark ruby with off white head. The head stays. Aroma is intense candy, caramel, and malt. Taste is sweet, caramel, fruits, roast, and brown sugar. Finish is caramel and mild bitter. Overall: good, but a little too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PeatyPete (354) - NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2014
Red copper coloured beer with off white head. Aroma à bit metallic and sweet malt. Taste is malty with caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (509) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a golden orange with a nice beige head. Aroma of malt, bread, and caramel. Taste is similar. Decent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (740) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
330 ml bottle in a Premier Inn room in Manchester. Dark brown with an off white skim. Chocolate and farmyard aroma. Chocolate, cold tea and some sharp cream cheese. Alcohol nicely judge. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilverfoX (194) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
resin, spruce, herbs, banana and a bit of christmas pudding all waft off a foamy white head on top of a nice reddish brown body, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, slight metallic tang in the the aftertaste, pretty good. bottle from beers of europe.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle 330ml (Stockmann Tallinn, brewed? 09/2013)
Clear copper color, small off-white head. Ryeish, grainy aroma. Medium-bodied. Caramel, ryeish maltyness, crisp with some spicey hoppyness. Short aftertaste. Simple and clean, no faults as such, not very interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Modularman (101) - - MAR 21, 2014
Doesn’t have much of an aroma, appearance is clear dark amber with khaki head. Taste is caramel and malty with a smooth finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (2583) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2014
33cl bottle at F-hoone, Tallinn. Pours caramel coloured with an off-head. Malty aroma with balanced caramel notes and hints of spices. Medium sweet with a moderate bitterness. Balanced and surprisingly nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5083) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
330ml Bottle (Restaurant 73, Reykjavik) - Copper coloured. Fruity and slightly spicy aroma with notes of raisins and marzipan. Fruity and malty taste with raisins, marzipan, fruitcake and a hint of spice.


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