Ölmönger: Ölbeat 290: Einstök Wee Heavy

Brewery: Einstök Ölgerð
Country: Iceland
Style: Scotch Ale
Abv: 8,0 %— 

What about the beer?
Colour is dark brown with a large natural white head. Aroma has grapes, raisins and caramel malts. Taste begins with sweet caramel malts. Sweet berry-fruit juice and spicy caramel malts dominate with gentle bitterness. Towards the end sweet fruity bitterness with spicy malty notes comes through. Aftertaste has fruit-winy bitterness, caramel sweetness and finally bitter-malty dryness.
Fine and fruity Scotch Ale. Sweet caramel and spicy berries rule the game at first, in the end malts and fruity bitterness strike through. It’s hard not to like a fav style beer that’s well made. Excellent piece of brewing from Iceland.


Since the brewery logo takes my thoughts directly to vikings, I exceptionally pick some Icelandic theme-related folk metal. The song is from the band’s debut album, which tells a story of a viking called Baldur, who fights a demon that has attacked and killed his family. This is the last song of the original album about the dead hero meeting his family in Valhalla.
Skálmöld: Valhöll (YouTube)
From the 2010/2011 album Baldur, the song was written by Skálmöld.