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72
style
Einstök Ölgerð
Brewed at Viking Ölgerd

Style: Witbier
Akureyri, Iceland
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 529   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - OCT 20, 2012
I find it quite remarkable that I sit in my lounge in New Zealand, able to drink a product from Iceland. Just remarkable. Anyway, so this is hazy pale yellow in colour with a skim of transient white head. Aromas of lemons, faintly chemical Belgian ale yeast and meringue. Pleasant enough. Quite vigorous carbonation in the mouth followed by gentle flavours of those same lemons that isn’t sweet and isn’t sour either. There’s a definite but gentle tang at the beginning of the end. At face value this is a pleasant lunchtime snifter but not the most complex or assertive beer I have drunk. But still, it’s Icelandic! It has novelty value for me I suppose.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maits (370) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (9188) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
killroy (135) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (1491) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Subliminal64 (162) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mviljamaa (137) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (6203) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Hazed yellow. Aroma is wheaty. Flavor is flat wheat with a toucho floral. Flat wheat bitter. Ok wit

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (6313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2017
Draft at the Tivoli Brewing Tap House. Pale golden and slightly hazy in appearance. Mild aroma of citrus zest, herbs, toasted grain, white bread and light spices. Similar flavor, light zesty bitterness balanced by a light grainy sweetness and a lingering orange peel finish. Light body with a crisp, balanced feel. Solid wit, somewhat refreshing overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuideDogSaint (1347) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAY 10, 2017
330ml bottle at The House of Belgium, Xiamen. Pours slightly hazy pale yellow with a generous white head. Aroma of malt with coriander and spice. Sweetish taste, a little thin.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidWoodruff (574) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 8, 2017
Hazy yellow-orange with a white head. Both aroma and flavor are primarily coriander with some orange coming through. Could use a little bit of an acidic bite, but overall this is a well constructed Witbier. The Vikings would have been proud.


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