Brewed by Viking Ölgerd
Style: Pale Lager
Akureyri, Iceland


on tap


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
About Packaging Víking Lager Up The most popular draught beer in Iceland for some years, Viking Lager, is now also available in cans. It is pleasantly mild with a slightly sweet flavor. Less filling and more refreshing than many other beers, Víking Lager has an alcohol content of 4,5%, making it ideal for those who prefer a medium-strength beer with less bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Travlr (21441) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2010
Bottle at Bar Pilar. Very pale yellow, thin white head, scant lacing. Aroma of burnt rice. Taste is bitter and acidic, start to finish. No character or complexity. Best skipped.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
KnutAlbert (6712) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2009
Can from Reykjavik airport. Thin, beer, and the maize did not help much. Metallic flavour, very pale.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2009
Served on tap at the very fine café Prikid in the center of Reykjavik. A very pale lager that pours a thin yellow with a thin head. No aroma. Notes of citrus and bread in the taste. This is very uninteresting at its best. Very waterish, The location is the best thing to be said about it. Beers was banned in Iceland until 1989.. apearently they still have some hurdles to get past due to the 74years of illegalicy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RuneStumo (2575) - Haugesund, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2008
30.10.2004, 0,5l Can. the texture is thin and the aroma is malty. Tastes little.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2008
On tap in a bar in Reykjavik. Aroma of malt, sweet lager with a citrus finish. Light golden , thin white lace. Citrus in the flavour, bitter and fresh. Little bit of honey in it. I needed a beer and it did the trick.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kreator82 (4) - , ICELAND - JUN 18, 2008 does not count
Meh. It’s an Icelandic beer, one to drink if there’s nothing else available. Boring....

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
Light golden with an OK head. The aroma has a light sweetness, notes of malt, wet grain and hints of metal and the same goes for the flavour. Even if it isn’t a pleasure to drink, it’s no wrose than many other mainstream lagers...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Drank on vacation in Iceland in 2005. Another pale, straw skunky poo lager. Full of corn and other malt replacers. This beer is as funky and dull as they come...well, still better than Budweiser (I think).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
coldbrewky (1689) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2007 Bottle as extra from Maria to grab me Iceland. I had a flashback to the steel reserve I rated earlier this summer. Corn and adjunt nose that is thck and sweet. A big corn and malt push with no dicernable hops at all. Some grassiness but that is probably general funk not t be confused with hops. Body waters up pretty quick for thinner finish. Not absolutly horrible, but not to0 far from 40 Oz. status.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Svesse (7850) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2007
(Draught at Saga Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland, 30 Aug 2007) Pale yellow colour with white head. Malty nose with slight notes of grassy hops (well hidden but identifiable). Same goes with the taste: malty with modest notes of grassy hops. Definitely on the thin side. Nothing wrong with it, just plain boring.

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