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


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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nihtila (2959) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
16.8.2014. Bottle. Aroma is malts, grain, slight metal. Tastes grain, hay, bread. A bit maltier basic lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Yves (2851) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2015
Shared with wim at wim’s place. Clear amber colored beer with small white head and no carbonation visible. Malty aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is bit bitter sweet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sugram (95) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 17, 2014
0,35 bottle. Red-brown color. White foam disappears fast. Caramel notes and roasted malty taste. Caramel taste rusle on the beer. Also waterly with bit bitterness, but not much. Refreshing dark lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HopfenWeisse (1491) - - JUN 23, 2014
Clear amber color with small head. Aroma is malt, some fruits. Flavor is malt, sweet, roasted, watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Leini (1811) - SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
500ml can. Clear anber body with a medium white head. Malt, caramel, metal and wet grass. Thin palate an pretty low co2. //Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marstonlad (768) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2014
Pours light brown with a medium-sized white head. Aroma displays similar grainy, papery maltiness than most bulk brews, very simple and one-dimensional. Taste is light sweet, malty: it has notes of caramel, bread and a hint of nuts. Hoppiness is mild to non-existant. Light, a bit watery palate. All in all, this was even a bit better than expected. Light and simple but not bad like the regular Lapin Kulta.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
oops (211) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 14, 2014
Malty, roasty, sweet. Not good beer. Not awful as well. Not buying another one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
suurjuust (2912) - ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2014
Clear yellow orange, medium off-white head. Malty-toasty nose with sweet notes. Taste is malts, toasty notes, grainy tones, hay, more sweetness. Pretty bland even for a macro.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
KolmeKuninga (22) - - MAR 9, 2014
Head was little stronger but also flattened after couple of minutes. No lacing on the glass. Color is not what a dark lager is supposed to be. Its amber. Smell is maltier actually, but mostly this sweet malty flavour that you smell from kali, rootbeer, kvass or kalja. So not a good character for beer. Mouthfeel, well nothing just watered down massproduction that obeys te Finnish alcohol laws with 4,6% vol max alcohol. Hops??? well lets not even go there. If I had not paid 1.18€ for 350 ml bottle I would pour it down the drain and forget about it. Keep the bottles, they might be worth a fortune one day as an attempt to make microbrew by a big company.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
thirstyrabbit (1750) - 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!

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