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Ölvisholt Vatnajökull Frozen in Time

Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Belgian Ale
Selfoss, Iceland


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Exnihil (1) - - APR 8, 2014 does not count
Drunk on site at Skaftafel, South Iceland. Tastes better when taken while looking at the Vatnajokull glacier from whence it came and surrounded by the thyme that goes into it. Fairly heavy with hay, bread, grass, herbs, earthy. A rather special beer but need to understand the environment to appreciate it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brontebeach (148) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
Tis special! Thyme herb and glacier water combine to give a pleasant and drinkable malty ale. Very special as bought on site in Jokulsarlon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
petexner (854) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle. Very nice bock. Very fresh, nice color and palate, small head, dry taste. I like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1201) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 17, 2013
Almost dark red-ish color with a small but lacing head. Aroma is malt, some hops, bread, cereal and some grass. Some tiny sweetness which balances well with the bitter tones. Well made brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3282) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2013
My parents brought back a bottle of this from Iceland. The beer pours to a glowing amber body with a white head. The aroma is malty with some cereal grains. The flavor is malty with a light banana and stone fruit. Graham crackers. Almost like a barleywine dunkel. Medium bodied and easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2013
Thx. to Martinus for sharing this one & the additional info. // 33 cl. bottle sampled @ Tim’s De Molen & assorted beers tasting // label looks like the cover of a cheesy power metal album cover // pours amber with a creamy white head // nose is typically German which is quite funny because you go out of your way or get pumped about trying an Icelandic beer & the taste & smell is just totally German // smell of German lager / yeast thing, flowers, touch apples & caramel // taste is German, bock, lager, bitter floral, apples, flowers, dark bread, touch dull // easy to drink bock mouthfeel // agreable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2013
Clear aber colour, white head. Aroma of lager yeast, malts, caramel, sweetness, light fruity note. Sweet malty flavour, caramel. Only a touch of bitterness. Dry sweet malty finish.
Big on the munich malts. It has a very German feel to it.
(From 33cL bottle at the DMT @ Tim’s living, Gent. Brought from the Vatnajokull visitors centre.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2013 30/XII/12 - 33cl bottle @ home: De Molen & assorted beers tasting - bottled: 20/IV/12 (2012-1411) Thanks to Martinus for sharing the bottle!

Clear deep orange to light amber beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very German like, hay, stable, bit nutty, malts, grains, caramel, bit sugary. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: caramel, some grains, bitter hops, hay, bit nutty. Aftertaste: some grains, hay, citrus, caramel, little sweet, bitter hoppy ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2012
33cl bottle, shared with 77ships, Martinus and Tderoeck. Thanks Tinus. BB 20.04.2013. Cuivrée claire, col beige léger et crémeux. Arôme est fruité léger, malt caramel pointe de douceur et de sucre résiduel pour un bouquet type pâle-Munich malté. Palais présente un léger fruité noir, léger malté, pointe d’épices, cara., le tout reste léger et typique d’un style allemand avec une présence houblonnée minime laissant juste une fine note d’amertume en fin de bouche.

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