CapFlu (4253) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
(12oz can) Icelandic fizzy-water. Smells of wheat beer when it spoils, Corn, stale, lactic and pale malt. Malty flavour with chalk and banana. I want to say "crisp" but no - it isn’t. Thanks to Lubiere for sharing a piece of Iceland.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale yellow fizzy, light hazy lager with a froathy head. Wheaty malt with notes of sulfur. Thin corn and malt taste with chalky notes and very light hops. Thin and watery. Still, thanks for this Icelandic find, Piscator.
piscator34 (1843) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 10, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Far better than I thought it would be. It’s pale yellow with a fair amount of carbonation and a slightly herbal hops aroma. It strikes a nice balance between the bittering hops and a fair amount of malt flavor. A decent lager.
aracauna (2931) - Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very clear pale gold color, but the color isn't dull. The head is wimpy and fade completely in very little time. The hop smell is similar to a Heinekin or Beck's. The flavor is light, with a light bitterness in the back. Nothing special.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light colour with a medium head. Moderately skunky aroma. Also has a soured taste, rather like Becks. At least I have now had an Icelandic beer thanks Mal3.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2004 This stuff looks really nice, golden with a good head. Skunky smell (is that possible from a can?) and an indifferent taste. Had a few and they certainly did not grow on me.
Re-rate, from a bottle this time. More watery looking, with less head than the last time. Still, this isn't a bad mainstream lager, just nothing special.
haukur (1135) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 8, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2005 re-rate : well, sure it has got corn in it, and sure, it´s lacking alot of character, infact, it´s lacking a bit of everything, BUT there´s nothing wrong with this, very easy going brew
Bov (8837) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 21, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
clear pale yellow colour (apparently the only possible appearence for an icelandic beer), fine head, grass aroma with notes of hay, sweet and sparkling, medium-bodied, dry light herbal finish - almost acceptable
Eirikur (351) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - MAY 11, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Humlar means Hops. Gylltur means Golden.
This beeer actually won the gold medal at the "monde selection".
I used to drink alot of this beer but I have improved on taste, maybe I´ll go back to it someday. But I cherish the Belgian beer at the moment.
JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very pale yellow, totally clear. Traces of very slight white head. Nose of chaff, a whiff of cocos, grain & vaguely iodine. Taste is unbelievably subdued, but you get an impression of a balanced bitter hop / sweet pale malt ratio. Given you can taste trough the water. Mouthfeel is VERY watery, no carbonation to speak of. No aftertaste, neither. If this is the same as one of the other listed Víking brews, I blame my pal Eirikur for sending me an Icelandic beer he didn't rate himself. The ABV seems to confirm this. What "Gylltur", let alone the rest of the label means, I've no idea. Unless it means "lots of water, precious little else"?