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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.


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Chad9976 (1127) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2010
App: generic Euro lager: bright white gold, bubbly. Managed to get a thick head and some lacing on the glass

Smell: smells like rubber gloves or balloons combined with a Heineken funk (and this is from a can, not a green bottle)

Taste: beginning and middle are bland and neutral. Generic "beer" flavor with some toasted corn. Finish is bad, though. It’s a tang that hits you all at once of rubber, metal and grain. Without this finish it’d be much more drinkable. This is rather foul.

Mouthfeel: thin, wet, tepid. Not bad.

Drinkability: sluggable, but the finish and aftertaste are off-putting.

Overall: It this were only average it’d be much better. That rubber smell and taste are tough to handle. I remember drinking this on tap in Iceland and it was decent (of course, that was 4 years ago). Thanks to my friend who sent me to me all the way from The Faroe Islands, it’s just too bad it sucks.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2010
Can @ Fanř Tasting, July 2010. Pours clear yellow with a off white head. Sweet corn and grain. Sweet buttery flavor. Also a paperish note. Thin palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
princesslala (131) - DENMARK - JUL 24, 2010
Not too bad. Slightly sweet aroma. It has a pretty clean taste with a slight hoppy bitterness. Pale yellow with light carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2010
Nice malty body in this canned beer. Could have done with some more bitterness, but compared to the rest of their range, this is quite ok.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2009
can. clear lighty yellow small white head. faint sweet aroma flavor is malty, bitter, citrussy.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Plovmand (6303) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2009
Can. Yellow body and small white head. Aroma and flavour is cereal, light hops and fruit.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Skinnyviking (6750) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2009
Can. Low white fluffy and quickly disappearing head. Clea golden body. Weak barley malt aroma and flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short aftertaste.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2009
[2303-20090704] 500mL can. Lightly skunky hay aroma. Clear, yellow body with a quick foamy white head. Grainy grassy hay yeast flavour. Light-medium body. Not great, but it’s nice to try something from a new country.
(c/o a friend)

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2009
2009-07-04. Pale yellow with a modest foamy head. (2+) Mild muted aroma, pale malts are lightly grainy. Flavour is similar, mild grainy pale malts, light bitterness throughout becomes lightly astringent in the finish. Average to light bodied palate. Can, shared at the cottage by the Bionic Asian from his recent Iceland trip.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
anders37 (16289) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2009
Can. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty bready aroma. Fruity malty bready flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty bready finish with some weak bitterness in the aftertaste.


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