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Lapin Kulta (2007-)

Brewed by Hartwall (Royal Unibrew)
Style: Premium Lager
Lahti, Finland
Serve in Lager glass


on tap

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Note: new recipe since April 2007, label does not mention "III", but "premium lager" (update: "III" has returned to labels). New ones are green "long neck" bottles (old ones are in a brown bottle). Efter 2009 or so the new product for April 2007 is in all the sold formats.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nurmis (99) - FINLAND - JAN 18, 2016
33cl can from supermarket. Pours with medium white head, clear golden colour. Aroma is malty bread with light grassy hops. Taste is light bitterness. There is nice smoothness bitter in finish, that can be enjoyed. Ok for bulk lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenWesthof (195) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2016
Fresh Finnish lager. It has been a long time since I had it (and this is a backlog), but from what I remember it wasn’t anything outstanding, just fine.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Gubihumle (501) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2015
Farven er gyldengul og skumkronen er hvid. Dominerende er den maltede smag. Ellers er der ikke meget at sige om denne øl.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LazyPyro (222) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Golden orange colour, small and rapidly disappearing white head, but nice lacing. Malty, hoppy, grassy aroma and taste. Light feel to it, light bitter aftertaste. Watery texture. Drinkable but nothing special.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
DrNosha (1020) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2015
flasche und vom Fass in Helsinki. Hellgelb mit schönem weissem Schaum, zumindest vom Fass. Einseitig herbes Aroma. Säuerlich im Antrunk, trocken ohne Frucht. Nicht mein Fall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Turtles (1191) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2015
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear bright golden, white medium size white head, good lacing. Faint sweet malt aroma, bread, canned corn. Medium carbonated, light watery mouthfeel. Taste lacks bitterness, sweet bread. Not much going on here.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
VDuquerroux (911) - Airvault, FRANCE - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A clear golden orange yellow beer witha meidum white head ; medium retention. Cereal, cardboard note, skunky. Light bitter, light dry, light sweet. Light body, thin texture, average to soft carbonation, sweet herbal finish. Overall, unpleasant, light, spoiled aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamesie1857 (1780) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe - Pale yellow body, fizzy, off-white head, fully diminishing. Soapy aroma, bit of sweetcorn. Lightly bitter, moderately sweet initial flavour. Lightly bitter finish. Standard.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nordic (353) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 14, 2015
Can 0,5. Light yellow color, medium head. Sweet aroma. Smooth. Soft carbonation. Sweet aftertaste. Not bad lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cimbasso (554) - - SEP 8, 2015
Golden colour with a white head. Little aroma, but the taste is better. Light malts and some floral notes. Lacking in bitterness, as if the brewers have skimped on ingredients such as hops. Not a bad beer for summer refreshment.

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