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Brewed by Viking Ölgerd
Style: Premium Lager
Akureyri, Iceland
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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.1   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2008
Standard lager colored with little vanishing white head. Sweet fruity aroma with slight esters, some floral note also present. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is more hopped with biting carbonation, still nicely soft palate. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Somehow I like this.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
oh6gdx (22983) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2008
Canned. Pale golden colour, small white head. Aroma is mild malts, some rubber and paper. Flavour is sweet, malty, paper with some metallicness coming in the finish.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
omhper (21423) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2008
Canned at Petelax Beer Festival. Clear pale yellow, airy head. Papery and syrupy. Sweet and metallic with uncelan swetay fruit flavour. To call it mediocre would be an overstatement. This is awful.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2008
(Canned) Slightly hazy, pale yellow color with a small, lacy head. Pale-malty, lightly grassy-hoppy aroma. Lightly honey-malty flavor with some mushrooms and grassy hops in the finish. Light body with slightly fizzy carbonation. Harmless, but quite drinkable.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAY 26, 2008
500 ml can courtesy of theisti. Thanks for the can, Tim. Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with a loose, frothy white head and tons lots of rising bubbles. The nose is of hay, sweet, grainy malt and a some light, grassy hops. Light-bodied and thin with surprisingly soft carbonation and a crisp, mildly dry finish. The taste follows the nose with a light sweet corn note added to the mix. This is a pretty middle of the road lager. It’s a notch above most macros but not nearly as good as the Egils Premium (another Icelandic Premium Lager) that I tried about a week ago.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
theisti (3504) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Gold 500 ml can purchased at the Vín Búđ - Kringlan, Reykjavik, Iceland. Pour is clear pale yellow golden with a big fluffy white head. Tons of carbonation bubbles. Aroma of fruity sweet malt and some corn graininess. Taste is pretty blah, straight forward Pale Lager. Some corniness to the finish. Not much too this one.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2008
Bottle [<a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/View-User-19592.htm target=_new> Courtesy of Maria]. Clear light yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is light malty, toasted, grain, bread, light yeasty, earth, damp-stained. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (280308)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3611) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 11, 2008
Pale yellow of color with a cloudy white head. An aroma of malt, corn, dusty and hops. A flavor of butter, corn and hops.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheDog (577) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
Bottle. Medium white head, aroma of citrus, straw and grassy hops. Very clear light golden colour. Soft and easy to drink ´cause of the balanced bitterness. Thin and watery but great "thirst-killer".

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Svesse (6967) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2007
(Bottle, Saga Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland, 30 Aug 2007) Pale yellow colour with brief white head. Malty nose with notes of grassy hops. Malty taste withe some grassy hops, balanced malt sweetness. Easy to drink, hardly exciting, but still a decent lager.


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