The Viking with the horned helmet on the label caught my attention on picking up this Icelandic White Beer in the local supermarket. I hate to point out that it is a myth that Vikings had horns on their helmets, which was brought about by 19th Century writers who first popularised these barbarically depicted marauders. However they were also explorers, settlers, farmers and traders. This witbier was produced by Einstök Ölgerd in Iceland, with the soul aim to create the best white beer they had ever tasted. It was brewed with pure Icelandic water and a touch of oats, as well as with orange peel and coriander. This is a perfect combination to wash down fishy and or spicy meals.
There was a heady wheat beer smell on opening the bottle with a hint of orange and coriander at the back of the aroma. This cloudy blonde 5.2% volume beer had a cheerful fizz on pouring and a jolly large head! There was an initial bitterness coupled with the wheat flavour in the beer, where surprisingly the coriander shone through next in the taste slightly overshadowing the orange peel, and then mixing well for an oaty wheaty finish. This was a very tasty beer indeed and certainly went well with my tuna sandwich and surrounding Sushi for dinner.