Early last fall we tried this white ale from Einstok (from Iceland), which was a new brewery for my son and me. To try their beers, I wanted to taste first the ones I am more likely to enjoy, white and blonde beers in general. So we started with this white ale, which promised to be in the white ale tradition, that is a very pale beer brewed with coriander and citrus peel. That’s what’s mentioned on the label : an ale brewed with coriander and orange peel. Unfiltered, 5.2% vol.
Reviews of their other beers can be found on my blog by searching using keyword Einstok in the search box on the top right.
Pale yellow, straw colored, slightly cloudy with a nice whitish foam.
Nose : it smells of beer (ferments and yeasts) delicate and pleasant.
In mouth : it’s the same, it’s delicate and pleasant, not bitter at all, subtle and refreshing. In after mouth comes the spice note, coriander. I didn’t taste the orange peel, maybe a tangy orange note, not the bitterness of the peel, at the end of mouth.
After several sips, the coriander definitely lingers in after mouth. Very good, to buy and enjoy again.
A very pleasant beer and a nice discovery that led me to taste further their whole beer range.