Brewed by Viking Ölgerd
Style: Pale Lager
Akureyri, Iceland


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 2/5   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
argo0 (12858) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jde123 (773) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Pale pilsener golden with a very small, lightly creamy head. Lovely hop-aromatic nose, but it’s gone in no time leaving no traces whatsoever. Some sweetness from the malt and some stickiness from the corn. Only a weak hint of hops. 230605

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2489) - California, USA - JUN 6, 2005
On Iceland Air. Boring and slightly offensive lager. If you’re looking for a rare thing to try that’s new this beer is for you. It’s not very good though.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2004
Tap. This stuff is horrid. Clear straw clear appearance, virtually no head. Thin. There are reasons to travel to Iceland, but this is not one of them.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2004
Tap. Another Víking brew let down by corn. It's not offensive, but the sweetness the corn lends the palate, along with that corny softness just does me no favours. Otherwise not really bad. The head stays, but over a yellowy body. Fairly weak on the palate, but I managed to drink two on the free, so it's not THAT bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rauchbier (3753) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2003
Bottle. Straw gold, thin white head and moderate condition. Initial grassiness in nose replaced by mothballs as it warms, metallic in the mouth with a little starchiness and an oily finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gord (36) - harbour grace, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUN 24, 2003
this beer is great.to me it taste just like heineken only with more of a kick to it.of all the european brews i have tried this is my favorite.

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