The Einstök Brewery is located 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle, in the fishing port of Akureyri, Iceland. Water flows from rain and prehistoric glaciers down the Hlíðarfjall Mountain, delivering the purest water on earth, the perfect foundation for brewing deliciously refreshing handcrafted ales. One of the brewery’s most well-known offerings is their White Ale.
The beer pours a slightly hazy light straw yellow color. The one finger white head dissipates rather quickly and leaves behind a minimal sporadic lacing atop the beer.
The nose offers tons of bright coriander and great pepper spice. Notes of citrus, namely orange, mixes with the spice notes. There is a light vegetable note as well. Malt and wheat aromas round out the bouquet.
The palate echoes the bouquet rather seamlessly. Bright coriander and white pepper spice hit up front and are met rather quickly with citrus notes of orange and lemon. The same non-descriptive vegetable note from the bouquet appears on the palate as well. A wheat note arrives with a hint of oats. The finish showcases some floral and grassy hop notes.
A very refreshing and well crafted beer. Who would have thought the folks in Iceland would be brewing experts! Try this delicious White Ale with Monterrey Jack, broiled sea scallops or zucchini muffins.
The Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 4.0 Out of 5 Pints