Thursday, July 12, 2018

Einstök Icelandic White Ale (2018 re-review to BJCP specs)

Fill date: 4/11/18

Judged to 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines for: 24A Witbier

AROMA: Moderately-strong coriander and orangepeel aroma. Slightly perfumey with a sweet, candy-like character. Malt base is low, but enhances the sweetness of the presentation. No hops (none needed). 10/12

APPEARANCE: Clear shade of pale yellow (2-4 SRM). Very large, bright white froth retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Lightly malty-sweet clean grainy flavor with just a touch of honey. Orangepeel and coriander are subtle at first, but emerge with a remarkably strong taste at the apex and into the finish. The spices impart a slight zestiness to balance the malt and oat sweetness, though their flavors are somewhat candy or cereal-like. Hop bitterness is low as is hop flavor. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; medium-high carbonation. Texture is smooth with slight creaminess. Quite refreshing and highly drinkable. Tempting to session at 5.2% ABV. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Pretty delectable and to-spec for the style. Drinkability is nice as well. Impressive brew considering its origin. 8/10


NOTE: See my 2015 original review here:

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