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Einstök Ölgerð
Brewed at Viking Ölgerd

Style: Witbier
Akureyri, Iceland
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
available

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed in the centuries-old Belgian tradition, our White Ale features the complex flavors of the classic witbier, including orange peel and coriander – all brewed with pure Icelandic water that delivers a cool smoothness that is flavorful and refreshingly drinkable.

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3.4
The_Osprey (7881) - Richmond, Greater London, - MAR 24, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2016

March 2013 - Cold bottle at home in Richmond, as ’Einstök Icelandic White Ale’. Very pale - like a white wine. Smells like bubblegum, lemon, medicinal. Taste is very watery with a bit of citrus, fair amount of carbonation and a slightly bitter aftertaste like a lager. Very refreshing - would be nice in the height of summer. Nothing exciting though. (3.4)

Feb 2016 - A gift from work colleagues. Nearly smashed it on the floor as soon as I was given it. Yeah similar to last time - has a buttery, wheaty, watery fruit vibe. Fine. (3.2)


4.6
junichi_fin (3) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2017 does not count
Bottle from Alko Hakaniemi. Light yellow colour, pours a nice white head. Tastes of orange peel and citrus fruits. Very good white ale.

2.5
JohnRMurdoch (4825) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2017
Present from Tony. Hazy pale yellow, good head. Yeasty grain aroma. Sour lemon yeast flavour. Sharp with bitter aftertaste. Sorry Tony not my thing.

3.4
JDBaker11058 (2133) - Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2017
appearance: cloudy light yellow, frothy bright white head, minimal lacing. aroma: lemon, coriander, orange zest, cracked wheat. taste: as the aroma indicates. finish: full, smooth palate, tons of tiny prickles. notes: Solid wit on a hot day. Part of #SnackCot 2017 in Epcot.

3
Maits (429) - ESTONIA - MAY 26, 2017
Cloudy yellow beer with nice white head. Aroma is sweet fruits, malty and little soapy. Taste is kind of sweet fruity, grains. Light body, little bit too watery.

4.1
onceblind (9397) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Hay light golden with a thin white foamy cap. Bright twangy aroma that’s citrusy and earthy corianderish and slightly candied orange peel tones. Brisk candied orange peel flavor with wheat and coriander flavors and a bright body with a mellow finish. Clean and flavorful.

3
killroy (136) - BULGARIA - MAY 21, 2017
Straw yellow color with white head. Coriander and lemon grass in the aroma. Sweetish taste with a bit of spice. Average.

3.3
hman43 (1538) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2017
It pours golden with a white head that has low head retention. It is quite clear. It has aromas of lemon, orange, and coriander. There are some sweet fruity aromas of pear and cherry. There are also notes of wheat and grainy sweetness. The coriander, lemon, and orange are prominent in the flavor up front. There is also wheat, some grainy sweetness, and a subtle earthly tartness as well. It has a light feel to it with a slight tart and somewhat sweet finish. Overall, this is highlighted by the coriander, orange, and lemon with other flavor and aroma elements in support. It is sweeter than most other beers in this class.

3.3
Subliminal64 (168) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2017
Bought at an airport in Iceland and given to me as a present. Smells almost soapy and sweet. Pours a light almost unfilteted. Large foamy head that disappears immediately into decent lacing. Taste is sweet, slightly citrusy and and almost has a spice to it. Good carbonation. Next to no aftertaste. Overall this beer went down smooth and was unoffensive. I was very happy with this beer, and would buy it/try it again.

3.9
mviljamaa (157) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Pours with a lot of white fluffy foam. Appearance reminds of Hoegaarden-style wheat beers. Light aroma is again similar to Hoegaarden -style wheat beers, but this one has a bit more "soapy" aroma, but it’s not overwhelming, but gentle. Clear aroma of fresh coriander as well as orange peel. Palate is slightly watery, but light and very (even too) smooth. Taste is a bit watery (i.e. tasteless), but one can read this to also mean that the beer is very refreshing. The carbonation is fine and gentle. All in all a fairly interesting wheat beer, but I find it a bit tasteless and having a bit too much "banana" compared to other beers of this style that I’ve had.

3.2
decaturstevo (6240) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Hazed yellow. Aroma is wheaty. Flavor is flat wheat with a toucho floral. Flat wheat bitter. Ok wit


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