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


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.12   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 21, 2006
Pint poured in Sircus in Reykjavik Iceland (a bar frequented by Bjork), a very pale colour with a large frothy head, some carbonation. A grassy aroma typical of lagers. The taste is dry and flavourless except for some hints of grassy hops again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - APR 11, 2006
(can) Clear yellow colour with a mid-sized diminishing frothy white head. Very shy and slightly sweet corny aroma, slightly acidic with poor traces of hops. Watery mouthfeel, light bodied, mild bitter flavour with a sourish touch, fizzy mouthfeel; dry, slightly bitter, slightly tart & slim finish. Pretty poor brew, but I was grateful to get a six-pack of Gull at one of the rare Vínbúđ before crossing the Sprengisandur in August 2004.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (9011) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 8, 2006
Can (a gift from MoritzF): Pale golden, mid-sized clean white rocky head, lively carbonation; sweet grainy nose with a touch of lemon and some traces of a grassy hoppiness; light bitter flavour; mild bitter-citrousy finish. Ther’s nothing wrong with this, but they are a little bit too proud of their clean icelandic water: they put too much of it into the brew......

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2006
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a pilsener golden with a small, white head. Lovely floral, hoppy nose that doesn’t last long though. Medium body with sweet malt and a vague underlying tartness from what I believe is brewing cereal. Very discreet - almost absent - bitterness. 260206

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Pours gold with some fizzyness, but no real head. Smells of grass and flowers with hints of sugar. Tastes breaddy with some spicey notes but otherwise watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorqui (2113) - Brescia, ITALY - OCT 5, 2005
Canned 0,50L. Yellow pale color, much watery, good fizz and liveliness. Modest and compact foam, but good persistence. Simple scent of alcohol, fresh grass and malty, little hop. Amazing taste. Much prickly, fresh with a light tip of anise. Moderate and pleasant bitter, fresh malty final.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ogivlado (5900) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 14, 2005
Canned(330ml). -pale golden, almost no head, faint sweet herbal aroma, not so pleasant watery metalic finish

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2005
Canned. Pale golden. Sugary sweetness dominates the aroma, there are also notes of boiled eggs. Flavour is a bit sticky sweet and is big on Co2. The alcohol feel is a bit disturbing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2005
This is Viking’s answer to Egils Gull. Gull means Gold. It tastes exactly like Egils Gold, too. It’s like the regular icelandic lager, just with a hint more metallic taste and slightly more hops of the herbal variety.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2005
Clear golden colour with a medium white head. Cow stable aroma and a light sweet malty hay taste. Light body and a hay finish.

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