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Brewed by Viking Ölgerd
Style: Pale Lager
Akureyri, Iceland

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.01   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2006
Canned: Very pale yellow (almost white). Clear. Huge white head. Sweet and watery aroma with some vague floral notes. Corn, light flowers and loads of water in the flavour. Thin, thin body. Ends on a bland watery note. Never go back to a flop, and this for sure is one of them. Thanks to Papsoe for providing this new country.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Kevin (2103) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 27, 2005
a very clear yellow pour with a ring of white that that is supposed to pass for a head. bad smelling wheat aroma. corntastic water flavor. tastes like it came right from the cob. i don’t know if this has any adjuncts in it, but it sure as hell tastes cornorific. boiled corn water.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2005
(Bottle, courtesy of Nuffield) Pours a pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of wet grass and light florals. Watery flavor, but not offensive.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Very light yellow color, little head. Stunningly mild, little flavor or aroma. In fact, the closest comparison that I can think of for this is Michelob Ultra. But it’s from Iceland so it must be bristling with sophistication.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Bottle. Nose-once, as a child on a frozen day, I played on a lake of frozen sewage from a busted sewage line. This smells exactly like it did. Very, very pale body with no head. Taste-what taste? <etal, light almond, corn flakes. Blah.

1.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
legion242 (2270) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Palest straw. Thin and edgy heaad. Cornish nose. Surprisingly not real bad. Slight cardboard but not heavy.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2005
(33cl bottle, best by 3/06) White head atop a crystal clear straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, grain, light bread, skunk. Taste is medium sweet, grain, some corn, apple, light astringency, no bitterness. Light body, fairly clean. A generic pale lager, about the only redeeming value is that it gives me another country.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jde123 (765) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Not the greatest way to get a party started, although in the famous words of my friend, it will get you drunk. (spoken loudly in a quiet room full of fingerpainting children-which didn’t actually happen, we were in a bar with people that seemed like children interested in fingerpainting, I personally do not enjoy fingerpainting, but I digress). At any rate, waterly bland, boring are the words to describe this one.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Pale lager, sweet - both a little malty and also corny; dusty hop pepper at the end. Not quite "bad", but fairly close. Bottle at the Brickcellar, DC.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2005
I cannot tell this apart from Viking Lager. Are they the same? Bland, watery, fizzy, touch of floral hops. Disappointing stuff, for sure.
Earlier Rating: 7/15/2005 Total Score: 1.4
Indistinguishable from Eglis Gull. Fizzy, golden, watery, bland. Ack. Touch of floral hoppiness.


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