DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled, as Lapin Kulta Premium Lager, in St. Petersburg, Russia. At 80 rubles, the most expensive beer I had in Russia. And yet its label seems to suggest adjunct grains. There is a very slight citrusy hop quality to it, but otherwise it’s just another "premium export" beer. The label says it’s brewed in Tornio, Finland, which may make it the northernmost beer out there.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sampled from bottle at Danish Beer Festival 2004 (#54).
Dark yellow beer, disappearing head. Weak hoppy and flowery aroma. Malty flavor, quite full for a pilsner. Not a lot of bitterness.
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2004
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
As Lapin Kulta Premium Lager
Weak hoppy aroma, slightly skunky. Mild sweetness, but your typical pale lager smell. Beer is pale yellow clear, with foamy white head. Little retention or lacing. Light-medium watery body with very little carbonation. Taste is light sweet to start, but not overbearing. No acidity, and the faintest hint of bitterness comes through at the Finnish (ha). After has a bit of honey in it. The 5.2% is hidden completely, and it tastes like a light beer. Pretty poor showing.
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 4, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Average foamy white head. Golden lager color. Aroma is yeasty malt, slightly metallic. Watery, crisp carbonated and metallic mouthfeel. Very mild bitter in the finish. This is quite similar to III version but has a bit more body.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2006 Pale lager color, medium, tight and lacy head. Light and corny, slightly fruity aroma. Flavor is slightly bitter and alcoholic, sweet-honeyish and corny. Close to watery and quite carbonated, but clean, light-bodied palate. The original, characterless and non-irritating, Finnish export lager - ready to be consumed everywhere in the world from non-recyclable plastic mugs :)
(Lapin Kulta "long neck" 5.0% 3 3 4 2 6 = 1.8) Paleish golden color with a medium, foamy head. Very faint, toffee-honey-malty aroma with very little hops. Mild, corny-toffee-buttery-malty flavor with a quickly fading, dry and slightly acidic, but not bitter finish. Pretty light-bodied, but not watery palate with foamy carbonation. A seemingly balanced lager with absolutely nothing in it - no aroma, no flavor, no hops. Maybe it’s what the people want, then...
CEZ (397) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 16, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Slightly bitter, not very original, not very tasy. Average lager in
almost every respect. Sweetish finish.
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 21, 2003
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
i tried pretty hard and all i could taste apart from sugar was some hint of berry bitterness. pretty bland
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden, small head. Slightly malty aroma. Very bland and boring. Small notes of malt in finih.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 25, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lapland Gold is of golden color. Head is thin and quickly dissipating. Not much aroma (sugar) and palate (slightly floral and malty). One try beer.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Lapin Kulta is everywhere in Helsinki - it must be the #1 seller there. The IV has no more flavor than the III, but delivers a slightly greater alcohol kick, of course. A bland, uneventful lager with a hint of malt.