Ölvisholt Brugghús
from Iceland (Suðurland)
Highest RatedSkaði (77 / 100) Average score77 / 100 (Excellent)
Lowest RatedSkaði (77 / 100) Number Tried1
Reviewed by Jez on 10.10.16 in bottle
77 / 100
Pours a pleasantly firm, quite cloudy amber colour, with a crackling, large-bubbled and rocky head of off-white that collapses, leaving pleasant sudsy lace. Quite a light body, surprisingly, but otherwise it looks pretty good.

Nose is pleasant, with a very nice spice character running through it, with some stewed fruit sweetness and a sharper note that has some pleasant citrus. It's pretty nice, with some good complexity.

Taste is also pleasant. There's lots of those spicy fruit notes on the front, with a line of vanilla sweetness through to the end. This changes direction though, giving nutty marzipan and nougat character in the finish. I love the way it develops on the palate: and it genuinely has a lot of well-structured complexity to it.

Feel is light—maybe a little too spritzy, but it manages to support all the characters nicely.

Overall, this is a really nice beer. It has a lot of things to explore, but it's all put together in a way that it's clear and coherent. I'm really happy with it and actually pretty impressed.
appearance: 4.0 | aroma: 4.0 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | drinkability: 4.0