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Ölvisholt Skađi

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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Selfoss, Iceland

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saison brewed with rye, spiced with angelica seeds.

Í Vallóníu, Frćnskumćlandi hluta Belgíu, fćddist bjórstíll sem gjarnan er kallađur Saison eđa "árstíđ". Bjórinn var bruggađur á sveitabćjum handa verkafólki á sumrin. Skađi sćkir innblástur í ţennan stíl. Viđ bruggunina á Skađa er bćtt rúg og íslenskri ćtihvönn, sem ýtir undir ţann kryddkarakter sem einkennir stílinn.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sulphursouls (20) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 16, 2014
This is a Belgian Strong Saison brewed with rye, spiced with angelica seeds. It poured a nice dark amber with plenty of bubbles. The aroma was a strong sweetness with a hint of yeasty grass. The taste was very nice, strong sweetness with a slightly tart finish, lots of bubbles and a wonderful clean bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bjakk (296) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - MAY 20, 2014
Redgolden with nice yellowish foam. Malt, sour, fruty tones in the aroma. Malt, sweet toffee with strong bitter aftertaste. A nice one. High in carbon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eirikur (369) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - MAY 13, 2014
Very spicy, yeast, rather malty. Pours beautiful golden hue, Very faint white head disappearing almost instantly. Overall very nice a brew, will buy again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1529) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2014
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Hazy dark orange with a lacey head. Fuller body than expected. Somewhat funky nose. Fuzzy dark fruit. Molasses candied plums. Apricot pits. Passionfruit. Dark punch.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BLADT (499) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
From tap. Bright farm notes on the nose. Some cinnamon. Taste is similar. Similar to a saison. But spiced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Draft. SPicy and almost funky saison, definitely in the farmhouse vein, noticeable rye.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (2974) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Draft @ Novare Res. Dark ruby color with thick lasting head that lined the chaise. Aroma is earthy, musty basement, yeast, pale malts, and some floral hops. Damn this one took me by surprise. Very rustic... Musty, dusty yeast, rye bread and hints of fruit. The brew is balanced with the floral hops and has a dry texture. Spicy finish.

Very well made traditional saison form Iceland. I loved the year I was stationed in Keflavik. I would love to do a summer brewery tour in this country.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5550) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2014
Bottled at Haket Light amber with a white head. Slightly sourish aroma with flowery notes. High carbonation. Herby, spicy flavour with dandelion.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10091) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle at Haket, Göteborg. Clear golden/orange beer with a rich offwhite head. Bready perfume aroma, grassy, hay, floral, sourish notes, herbal, lemongrass, leather notes. Sourish perfume flavor, grassy, herbal, floral, grapefruit, earthy, herbal, some grapes and citrus. Refreshing and well done.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leini (726) - SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2014
Sample at a tasting. Cloudy amber body with a medium white head. Dried fruit, yeast, mandarine, spices.


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