Einstök Ölgerd [Brewery] – Icelandic White Ale 5.2%
This is a lemon coloured ale with a fresh and sweet aroma. It has a sweet light spicy taste making it a refreshing ale.
The ale is flavoured with coriander an orange peel. Based on the classic witbier, with coriander and orange peel, oats and Icelandic water. This is very good spicy white ale and is unfiltered. It has a lighter spiciness than the classic Belgian White Beer and is an interesting ale from our Northern European neighbour.
The brewery is 60 miles south of the Arctic circle. In the fishing port of Akureyri. The water comes from rain and glaciers from Hlidarfjall Mountain passing through lava fields. My 5*
This is pale golden ale and has a very good malt aroma. It has a malty taste and is quite sweet tasting. It may prove too sweet if you are looking for a German Pilsner tasting ale, also lacking the sharpness expected of some weissbiers.
This ale is brewed in Germany by Erdinger Weissbräu, under the strict Bavarian beer purity law. It is a good addition to the available alcohol (<0.5%) ales, a market that should expand if the UK drink driving limit is brought into line with the rest of the EU.
This is an award winning Belgian White beer produced by Brasserie du Bocq in Pernode in the Ardennes region of Belgium. This wheat beer is similar to the more well known Hoegaarden beer.
“Brasserie du Bocq, set up in 1858 by Martin BELOT, still a 100% family concern, remains one of the last traditional Belgian breweries” – taken from the Brasserie du Bocq website Brasserie du Bocq
This weissbier has a pale lemon blonde colour and cloudiness typical of such beers, with a fresh sharp characteristic aroma, making it an ideal beer for hot summer days.
The taste is a refreshing sharp sweetness with spicy tones from Coriander and bitter orange, with an aftertaste of malt sweetness.This beer has won the world beer award 2009, for best wheat beer and is certainly a beer to seek out.