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Brewed by Viking Ölgerd
Style: Premium Lager
Akureyri, Iceland
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.1   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Víking Golden lager is an internationally recognized quality beer that has received Monde Selection gold medals in 1992, 2002 and 2003. It has an alcohol content of 5,6% by volume and is brewed using a large quantity of hops to give it its much coveted bitterness.


1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gyllenbock (4459) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle in Reykjavik, Iceland. Very clear light yellow with a large, fluffy white head. Not a good beer! Watery with a light body. Some notes of malt and grain. Also some notes of alcohol.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2011
Can 500ml
Pours clear pale yellow with a white head. Aroma has notes of hay, malt and grain. Taste is light sweet. Body is light. texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
markas101 (1826) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2010
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK from Palmi via Iceland. Medium gold, very faint aroma of bright hops. Sweet with an immediate hope bite, then a further syrupy sweetness that transitions to an almost sour bitter finish.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Super clear with a nice pure white head. Flat malt on the nose with some hints of hoppiness but also some metallic flavours. Crisp with the merest tingle of bitterness then becomes thick, floury sweetness. Better than some in all honesty. I’d drink it in a few places if it were available.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Derek881 (999) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Enjoyed a six-pack of this beer while living in Reykjavik. Poured from the can into a pint glass to rate. The beer is a clear light-average gold color with a smaller white head that had modest cling and retention. It had a primarily grainy and grassy hops aroma with a bit of malt and yeast. The beer was pretty bitter and grainy in taste, with a touch of sour taste too. It had a lively, carbonated mouthfeel, but was also somewhat thin and dry with a light presence of alcohol.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geiserich (3310) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle: Aroma is grainy and grassy. Pale golden, low foamy head. Grainy. light malty aroma. Light sweetness, notes of corn and a slightly fruitiness. Grassy hops in the end. Not bad but quite common.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
EithCubes (4754) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Half-liter can brought by kuphish after a special occasion. Pours very light pale golden with a lacing sudsy white head. Sweet grainy pale malt nose. Taste is very light and airy, very grainy and lightly drier than expected from the nose. A bit of a wave of alcohol at the back end. Serviceable but the aftertaste is too stale, feral, and grainy for me. Also have to wonder how much better this would be without all the added corn sugar.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bjakk (319) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - AUG 30, 2010
Golden as it pours. Not much of a taste. One of the most common beer on tab in Iceland, can sometimes be quite skunky from tab, especially in small places.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
ClubGonzo (3951) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2010
Pours and looks like a standard-looking lager beer. Smell is canned veggies with hints of dusty cardboard; this is not looking (smelling) good. Taste is more of the same, gradually transforming from a normal, crappy lager to a horrid, booze-infested bitter nightmare. The relatively low ABV is poured into an ocean of hops and water, leaving me with a parching, acrid bitterness in the worst sense of the word. Bad, bad beer. Hopefully I’ll finish my sixpack of commercial lagers soon, get the rating done and go look for some NICE Icelandic beers...

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2010
can 500 ml from Vinboden color light yellow h igh carbonated sweet malty citrus hops sweet again aftertaste. just not my favorite style.


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