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


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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
djoeye (2520) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2014
Scents of barley malt from spout and meadow with hops from mug. Pearl white head, some lacings, clear yellow golden body. Tastes malts, sweet malts mostly, some grains and bread, but the hops are too far behind it all. Slippery stuff. Finishes with bread and malts. Overall feels very clean, but lacks some flavour. 33cl bottle 5.2%abv b@alko.fi Moonyo, t@home Norway. "Lapin Kulta Premium Lager Beer 5.2%"

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
polaxis (73) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Bottled. Golden colour, not much head.Very watery beer. Semi-bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Zarkam (532) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2014
330ml bottle, dark clear gold colour, small fizzy white fully vanishing head, virtually no lacing. Moderate grainy malts with a hint of nuts and light to moderate floral/herbal hops in the aroma. Taste is initially balanced bittersweet and slightly acidic, turning into a bitter finish with a slightly chalky feel. Medium body, dry texture, lively carbonation. Actually somewhat better than I remembered, not very interesting anyway but a bit above most of the mass-produced lagers in Finland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
vickey9 (749) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2014
A golden color with a medium lacing white head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is fresh with sweet malts and grains. Palate a bit boring with only sweet malty hints. C@H

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kavu (2999) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2014
0,33l can. Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma is oatmeal bread. Flavor is grassy malts. Quite decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle 500 ml, at he Famous Three Kings, London, about 6 years ago. I remember this as very drinkable and refreshing beer. Was surprised. If I get a chance I’d like to re-rate it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerhunter111 (11051) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2014
Goldgelbes Bier mit geringem Schaum. Geruch malzig herb. Geschmack wässrig malzig süß. Im Abgang minimal herb.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Nijstrom (100) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
33cl bottle. Clear, pale golden colour with a small white head. Malt and some hops in the aroma. Taste is moderately sweet. The beer is light-bodied with a watery texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nevalainen (272) - FINLAND - NOV 14, 2013
Nice light aroma of bread and a little bit of citrus. Very clear golden color with frothy head. light sweetness, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation. Overall well balanced beer. A good experience.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
SamTheBarrel (647) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2014 330ml bottle, labelled Premium Lager 5.2% ABV, barcode 6413600091943. Pours clear golden with a medium sized white head with some retention. Aroma of wheat bread, hay and herbs. Taste of wheat bread, and a hint of citrus and herbs. Some bitterness with a slight sweetness. Well carbonated, medium-light body, slick texture and a bitter abrupt finish. This is a classic European macro Pale Lager with good availability and fairly affordable price in the Nordic countries. A solid unoffensive beer, but don’t expect anything extraordinary or exciting. Compared head-to-head to a 500ml aluminium can, labelled Lapin Kulta export 5.2% ABV, barcode 6413600091233. Presumably should be identical to the bottle but was noticeably worse. Taste did not have the same bitter crispness and also there was a hint of alcohol. The aroma had also a metallic touch, possibly an old can but I could not decypher the date code. The score is based on the 330ml bottle.

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