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Ölvisholt Skjálfti

Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: California Common
Selfoss, Iceland


on tap

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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Skjálfti, containins a wide variety of malts an hops, resulting in more complexity, aroma and taste than the conventional Euro Lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gbgbrouge (251) - SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2015
Poured from bottle, golden with medium white head. Aroma with notes of bread, caramel and grass. Taste is bitter sweet, somewhat refreshing but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pentaz (1253) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a diminishing white head. Aroma is flowers, elderberry, piss, citrus, and some herbs in the late finish. Taste is near moderate bitter and light sweet. Body is light+, texture is mild creamy and carbonation is moderate. Finishes hoppy, bitter and dry. Packs a surprisingly amount of flavor - not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (1828) - DENMARK - FEB 14, 2015
California Common? Pours clear yellow with a small white head. The nose is a bit strange, has some piss and bread. Medium body, soft mouthfeel, little sweetness and solid bitter without being overdone. Dry finish. Flavour has flowers, piss, bread, citrus and a herbal finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (6524) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2015
bottle, lighter amber pour, malt forward, cereal notes. caramel maltiness, light bitterness, easy drinking, ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2438) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
500ml bottle purchased at the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Clear golden-yellow in colour with a long lasting white head, good lacing. Aroma is a bit fruity, some citrus hops, wheat with some malt sweetness. Flavour is lightly bitter, light juicy hop bite, some underlying caramel malt sweetness. Lightly bitter and dry mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes hoppy, quite dry, lingering. A total surprise this was, very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1411) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Pours a clear orangish copper with a small white head that leaves little lacing. Aroma of sweet pale malts, cereal, fruity esthers and a touch of spicy wheat. Taste is sweet pale malts, fruity esthers, spicy wheat and a crisp bitterness. Dry finish with a perfect medium high carbonation finish this off nicely!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
CRock (82) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
This actually one of the best lagers I’ve ever had. Not usually my style of choice but this has great flavour and aroma while still being refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (3116) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
33cl bottle at The Laundromat café, Reykjavik. Pours clear deep golden with a lasting, off-white head. Fairly fruity aroma with some floral notes, pale malt and hints of honey. Moderate sweet with mild, but pleasant fruity flavours and soft bitterness in the finish. Pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (5073) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2014
Appearance: Clear deep golden color with a white head that leaves an ok lacing.
Aroma: Hoppy, some butterscotch and fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and a moderat bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Fruity, mild citric hoppy, mild malty and mild herbal.
Overall impression: Decent and ok. Still a little bit boring ale.
Personal stats: Bottle at The Flying Barrel in Göteborg, Sweden

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (16488) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3rd May 2014
Bottle in my Copenhagen hotel room. Thanks again to Rune, such a generous lovely Ratebeerian. Hazy gold beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and dry. Light airy malt, some floralness. Trace of apple tang and a touch of paper. Light airy finish. Not great.

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