Brewed by Okkara
Style: Amber Ale
Velbastađur, Faroe Islands


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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: Red Ale steinbier brewed with Faroese lava rocks for caramelization.

Camons' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (9388) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (1432) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2015
Beautiful foamy beer with good aroma of malt, caramel, fresh grains and a little hay. Lovely malty flavor with caramel notes and semi-dry end with good hops. It is a beer that I really like. It bears the stamp of quality and good craft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
varanid99 (911) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2015
Copper pour with thin beige head. Smells like sweet caramel goodness. Unfortunately tastes like watery caramel goodness with a bit of wet cardboard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gylo (302) - Lublin, POLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Aromat karmelowy, barwa bursztynowa. Dosy? intensywna goryczka na pocz?tek a nast?pnie smak karmelowego s?odu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8982) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2015
UPDATED: APR 19, 2015 Draft. Clear amber with a short white head. Simple malt and ester profile is red apples and caramelized sugar, while spicy phenols suggest cinnamon and nutmeg and metal flakes, while hops come across slightly vegetal and there’s a strange pumpkin flesh character present (and this is unspiced), but altogether it’s still enjoyable. Medium bodied, sweet and lightly bitter, though a little coarse and grainy and minerallic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (5092) - 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 (6556) - 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 (10582) - 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 (327) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, 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 (1226) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2012
Brunvitt skum och bärnstensfärgad vätska. Snabbt avklingande efterbeska. Tunn i smak. För söt.

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