lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2009
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
RuneStumo (2526) - Haugesund, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
30.10.2004, 0,5l Can. the texture is thin and the aroma is malty. Tastes little.
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Kreator82 (4) - , ICELAND - JUN 18, 2008 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Meh. It’s an Icelandic beer, one to drink if there’s nothing else available. Boring....
Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
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...
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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).
coldbrewky (1666) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Svesse (7698) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
(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.
Óminnishegri (4) - Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2007 does not count
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sadly, this one reflects the current state of beer brewing in Iceland. No worse than many other pale lagers and actually better than some of the widely sold such beers in the US. Can be consumed on a hot summer day (not that anyone would experience such days in Iceland).
radagast83 (6943) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at Brickskeller. Boring beer, with that said it’s about as good as a regular pale lager can hope to be.