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Brewed by Hartwall (Royal Unibrew)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Helsinki, Finland

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.27   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lapin Kulta Arctic Malt Dark Lager valmistetaan 100%:sesti kotimaisesta, panimoamme lähellä viljellystä ohrasta, jonka meille toimittaa tuttu sopimusviljelijä. Vesi on harjujen suodattamaa puhtainta pohjavettä. Näistä parhaista pohjoisen luonnon raaka-aineista syntyy ainutlaatuinen maku, jossa on täysmaltaisuuden tuomaa tukevuutta ja pehmeyttä. Maku, jolla on juuret. Olut on parhaimmillaan 16-18 -asteisena.


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
thirstyrabbit (1285) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle. OK, I’m totally not going to drink this beer at 18 degrees Celsius as the label suggests because it’s a pale lager. In my mind "Dark Lager" always stands for a Dunkel or a Czech style dark lager and this isn’t even a Vienna. Instead it has a deep golden body which is most likely achieved by using caramel. The beer’s weak aroma has something sweet and bready. Taste is similar to regular Lapin Kulta with a dash of caramel. It’s a lifeless pale lager and not "dark" by any measure. So beware!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hens (546) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - FEB 17, 2014
0.35L bottle. Fusty, toffee, bread aroma. Stale, old wood, light caramel flavors. Good carbonation. Bit watery. Booring light finish.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (4531) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Boks 0,5l fra Kilpishalli. Fortært i Skibotn 19 Mai 13. Mørk gylden. Høyt kremaktig skum som varer en stund. Litt lacing. Svak maltaroma med innslag av metall. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken er litt karamell men gjennomgående vassen.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BitchPls (605) - FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Clear, pale reddish brown beer with a white head. Sweet malt notes on the nose. Sweet bread and vegetables in the flavors. Not very crisp mouth feel. Watery body.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Senka (810) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 25, 2013
35cl bottle. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, molasses and some cellar dampness. Pours clear amber, with thick, beautiful head. Well balanced taste, not exactly amber lager I enjoy, but definitely much more nicer than some "vienna" beers from Austria. Bottle/can is worth a try, but the price they want for that in Vantaa airport is just obscene.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (3318) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 20, 2013
350ml bottle. Clear dark golden color. Medium size, off-white head, stays. Caramel, malts, mild honey, touch of plastic and sweet notes in aroma. Sugars (like sugar cubes type of sugar), malty, caramel in taste. Weird grassy and grainy side taste. Watered down vienna, but certainly not a horror.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Nijstrom (100) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
500ml can. Amber colour and a small off-white head. Notes of roasted malt and grains in the aroma. Medium sweetness and some bitterness in the taste. Light-bodied with average carbonation.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Luoto (22) - FINLAND - NOV 3, 2013
Just when you think that Lapin can't get worse. Disappointing toilet water colour. No real taste or distinguishing feature other than it is not as metallic as the other Lapin 'urine' beer. One does not want to admit to being Finnish with beer like this. Lidl's cheapest beer is way better than this. This is a chemical soup with colouring. Eww ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hessu (8) - FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013 does not count
0,35l bottle. White head, fades quickly. Clear amber color. A little sweet malty, caramel. Easy drinkable

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gyllenbock (5306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2013
Can from a local food store in Pello, Finland, September 2013. Clear amber with a small head. This was better than expected. Malt, caramel, some grain and light fruit.


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