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Einstök Ölgerð
Brewed at Viking Ölgerd

Style: American Pale Ale
Akureyri, Iceland

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
American and Bavarian craft come together with the finest Icelandic water to create the Viking version of the Pale Ale, where robust hoppiness meets smooth malty undertones. Cascade hops give it the American character, while Northern Brewer hops add just enough bitterness to make this Ale refreshingly Icelandic.


LeftCoastRider's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Pours a clear, dark gold with a moderate white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of biscuits. Tastes somewhat Germanic. Actually, tastes more like a strong pilsner than a pale ale. Good carbonation. Decently bitter. Overall, a decent ale that is an interesting marriage of a German pilsner and an American IPA.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2719) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Pours a clear amber color with a creamy white head. Sweet aroma with barley and floral notes. Toffee sweetness with bread, and floral notes. Minimal hop notes. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinylightsrecs (134) - - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle. Strong floral flavours make this very light and fresh but there's also a nice malty backbone to the aftertaste. A hugely enjoyable pale ale

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (565) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 11, 2014
0,33L, BB 22.04.2015. Pours amber with off-white head. The head stays. Aroma is mild sweet, malt, flowers, and some sourness. Taste is sweet and sour, watery, malt, caramel, bready notes and slight citrus. Finish is caramel and toasted bitterness. Overall: ok brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Senap (322) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
Hyfsad beska, men något åt det bittra hållet. Låg fruktighet. Mycket snygg etikett. Från Akureyi.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (1030) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle at my friends wedding. Amber no head. Aroma is caramel malts tast same light bitterness medium body. Ok stuff

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2014
Small offwhite head. Clear amber body with carbonation. Metallic aroma with floral notes. Dryish fruity spicy taste with floral notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry wooden floral fruity aftertaste with spicy notes. It’s ok, but very mild. More like a weak pale ale than an IPA. (0.33l bottle, at 73, Reykjavik.)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (1691) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle from stirchley wines. Tasting with Richthevillan. Copper beer with small head. Aroma of malts. Taste is malts and fruity hops. Ok beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (2433) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle from Stirchley wines via SarkyNorthener; copper pour with a thin off white head, malt aroma, taste is very malt dominated with sweet caramel, biscuits and only a hint of bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
humlelala (948) - DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
(33 cl bottle from Bradley’s Off-License, Cork; BBD: February 19th 2015) Pours a clear amber with rich, tan head. Aroma is mostly malted barley grains with not much of a cascade profile. Perhaps there are some hints of citrus fruits. Watery texture, medium to light body, medium carbonation and a relatively well balanced finish, which has enough bitterness and is not too sweet. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (628) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle originally from Ocado, consumed at home. Copper, a bit hazy with a decent white head. Light aroma, slightly floral, with hints of apricot, citrus and metal. Taste is bittersweet, light and hoppy, however there is a lingering malt finish. It would score higher but there is an off putting metallic flavour. An enjoyable pale ale, above average but can’t compete with the great APAs.


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