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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.08   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (12636) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle at The Pipeline, London. Typical pale lager. Pours clear, yellow-gold with a flimsy, white head. Sweet, light cereal on the nose. Flavor, too, is sweet, more cereal and modest grains, faint straw. Light in body with average carbonation. Crisp finish, more modest cereal and sugar. I actually really enjoyed this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrW (440) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle in a aprčs-ski pub. Fresh aroma, apple, orange peel, hoppy. Pours clear blond, white fading head, light sparkling. Taste is apple, light bitter, a little bit grain, sweet, orange peal. Fruity rich finish, balanced bitter. This was a good finish of our skiweek. Got a bit off-tasting when it warmed...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ha1ag (742) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2007
Bottled, side by side tasting with an old recipe just as Tbone did. ALthough I am very biased - LK was the beer of my best years :-) light golden color, same as before. Scent is different a bit more hoppy. This is less watery, congratulate Hartwel

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mamyte (18) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JAN 26, 2008
0,5 l. can. Light amber color, nice white head, sweety malty aroma, not intensive. Flavor of sweet malt and hay. A little biterness in aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - JUL 7, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2007 From tap and bottle. Old Lapin Kulta was good, but this is also good. More malts, more hops and more substance. Bottle had sparkly carbonation, but tap had next to none, maybe a faulty tap. Clearly targeted to same group who drinks mid european premiums.. But this ones good, I sincerely hope they have a long term plan for Lapin Kulta and don’t do hasty decision.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of oh6gdx. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Lovely flowery hop aroma - German hops? Medium body, fairly sweet but straight malt with a very subdued yet existing hop finish. A very decent Lager. 100511

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McSherman (186) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
Bewertung importiert von bier index: 7 / 6 / 7 / 6 / 6 / 5 / 5 / 7 / 68

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2011
Bottled. A golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of malt, straw, and grain. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, and hops, leading to a bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jamedra (596) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 5, 2013
Láhev 330 ml. Aroma je lehce znát po kvasnicích a má lehký bylinný nádech. Pěna je jasně bílá, jemná, nízká a nedržící. Barva samotného piva je zlatá. Chuť má nádech chlebového kvásku, okraje jsou sladové a finiš je slabě hořký a nedržící. Jedná se o dobře pitelné pivo, dobré na žízeň, které nezklame a ani nepřekvapí.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (1976) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
330ml can. When I first drove to Finland aged 22, I bought a crate of this stuff and although it was a touch sweet and unoriginal, it still tasted amazing to my young tastebuds, just because it was Finnish. Nowadays, it still tastes pretty boring but will always remind of those days.


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