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


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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18/5   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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
klas (370) - - SEP 21, 2012
Initially it taste like a typical international lager. But a few seconds later there is something in the tast i don’t like at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JaKeAFC (801) - ITALY - NOV 14, 2015
33 cl bottle. Dark gold color, clear, persistent thick white head, skunky. Aroma of grains and starch, cardboard, corn. Flattish taste, metallic bitterness, average carbonation, light to medium body. Ugh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nybol (366) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2015
Der er en smag af korn og lidt metal, meget jævn, men det hjælper at den har en lidt højere alkohol.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
adamnowek (901) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2015
Light, light, light. Light in colour. Light in aroma. Light in taste. Light bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
hens (730) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - SEP 15, 2015
0.33L bottle. Booring hop aroma. Clear golden color, soft tiny white head. Simple table beer. Hop, malt and corn taste is represented. Watery and light taste. No bitterness, no soul.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
erickok (4464) - 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 (1542) - 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 (1735) - 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 (273) - 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 (157) - 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 (3670) - 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.

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