Brewed by Okkara
Style: Amber Ale
Velbastađur, Faroe Islands


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Faroese: Rinkusteinur er ein yvirgerađa bjór av slagnum Red Ale og heldur 5,8% í styrki, Hon er ćtlađ at njóta fyri smakkin, og sum samstundis er hon vćl egnađ at njóta aftur viđ góđum mati –útlendskum sum fřroyskum- í stađin fyri vín.

English: Brewed with Faroese lava rocks.

Camons' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (6605) - Hasselager, - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle @ home. Pours dark amber with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, fruit, light caramel, light spice. Flavor is malt, caramel, light woodnotes, fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation. 061212

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3849) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 3, 2014
330 ml. bottle. Thanks Henrik! Pours a darker golden brown with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and grass. Taste is malt, fruit, grass, and caramel. A bit on the thin side. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5077) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2014
Appearance: Light hazy darkish color with a fine off white head, Good lacing.
Aroma: Bready and mild grassy.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Bready, malty, mild grassy and mild citric.
Overall impression: Decent ok ale. The making of it is probably more special.
Personal stats: Bottle from Kolding Vinhandel in Kolding, Denmark.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (8479) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Apartment, Argir, Torshavn
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, grass and hint of citrus. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long caramel and biscuit finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tim Webb (256) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
50 cl bottle at a posh restaurant in Torshavn. This is a beer than tastes better when you get what you are drinking. It is a darkish, reddish maybe-lager part made using the steinbier method of heating the mash by dropping hot stones into it - in this case old lava rock heated to 800 C and lowered in a metal cage, causing scorching with some back burnt tastes. Lacks the prowess of the Austrian and German equivalents. Could there be sulfur issues? I love the idiocy of it though. Pure "because it’s there" stuff.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Peter_L (951) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2012
Brunvitt skum och bärnstensfärgad vätska. Snabbt avklingande efterbeska. Tunn i smak. För söt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisv10 (11801) - DENMARK - SEP 12, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber/orange with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit and caramel. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, spices, little sweet, hops, little acid, little bitter and a little watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 21, 2012
dark golden brown with a firm film of a head. Very interesting aroma, some barnyard, a bit doughy, very yeasty but some herbs and spices as well. Taste has a lingering bitterness to it, not the floral hoppy bitterness but more dry. Very decent from Fćreyjar

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
trapez (1528) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle. Aroma of malt, hay and caramel. Clear red amber colour with beige head. Rosted malt with caramel in flavour with just a nice touch of Faroese hay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brnandersen (2239) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2012
33 cl. bottle. Clear, copper colour with a bubbly off-white head that lasted and left some lace work. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, floral hops, and a slight roasted note. Light sweet taste with that roasted note. Medium body, slick feel, average carbonation. Short to medium length sweet finish. Easy drinkable - good beer.

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