Brewed by Hartwall (Royal Unibrew)
Style: Pale Lager
Lahti, Finland


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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Lapin Kulta IVA is light, easy to drink and fresh lager beer; and many people think that it is at best in this ABV. Aftertaste is soft and pleasant. ABV 5,2 %, gravity 12 %, color 8 EBC.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
erickok (5452) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2015
Clean looks, stable head, but too grey. Traditional lager in Polish/Eastern European style. Good drinkable body, smooth. Could be more bitter, but not bad at all. Can’t believe I finally get my Finnish tick from a French supermarket... (33cl bottle from Auchan Saint Cyr)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jamaty (1915) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 8, 2015
Dorada un dedo de espuma blanca. Aroma cereal. En boca malteada cereal y vulgar. Dulzona cansina. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
liinis (1766) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Malty a bit grassy slightly bitter golden clear coloured white head. In a can metallic taste. In a bottle not that much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Achel (390) - Ioannina, GREECE - JUL 2, 2015
Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Dry malty and cornish aroma. Sweet malty flavoured with a mild bitterness showing through to a dry and somewhat malty finish. Mild bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
matbli (263) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle 330 ml, pours golden with fast falling white head. Ester aromas with strong apple notes with a touch of sweet corn. Medium corn sweetness in taste with a slightly sour aftertaste. Boring lager with some with a light but not very disturbing defect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alengrin (4595) - BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2015
As Lapin Kulta Premium Export, which I think should at least be listed here as an alias, because I think most raters will encounter this beer more under this name than as "Lapin Kulta IV A". Moussy, yellowish white, thinnish and quickly opening head over a pretty orange blonde beer, almost amber-ish, a lot deeper and darker than usual for the style (in fact, if this is a pale lager, it is the least pale example I’ve ever seen); vivid columns of sparkling rise up from the bottom. Aroma of caramel and biscuit (clearly toasted malts have been used here), cookie dough and popcorn, iron, faint rotting grass, rainwater and cooked vegetables (representing pasteurization, I guess). Sweetish onset of old cookies and caramel, minerally carbonation, sourish accent, rather thin body, slick, with restrained graininess in the middle, otherwise a bit watery, fading out in the finish without noteworthy addition of hop bitterness, though a very brief, late, faint grassy bitterishness is there. Strange in being caramelly, perhaps a bit inspired by amber lagers but not quite that dark; otherwise, it does remain a still somewhat bland, fairly neutral, thin-bodied, mass-produced lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Intsr (140) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 23, 2015
Aroma: hay, caramel. Appearance: pale, clear, frothy. Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour. Palate: light body, oily feel, average carbonation,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YantarCoast (969) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 14, 2015
500ml can as 'Lapin Kulta Export'. Pretty sure I had this one in Helsinki. Pours gold with a frothy white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and grainy with some hoppy notes. Well balanced and easy to drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Jorn69 (2725) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2015
@ Havregatan 150304. Can (500 ml) from Systembolaget. Sweet malty and grainy with grassy and hayish notes, light to medium body with a watery texture. The finish is dry, light bitter and sweet malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoNm (2381) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours a clear golden color, topped with a nice frothy white head. Basic malty aroma, some notes of grains also present, not much hoppy notes to be picked up. Taste is slightly sweet at first, followed by a refreshing bitterness and crisp and dry finish. Not bad, quite drinkable really.

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