Brewed by Viking Ölgerd
Style: Pale Lager
Akureyri, Iceland


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RATINGS: 88   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
northropfrye (3387) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 8, 2011
UPDATED: APR 1, 2012 On tap in Reykjavik. Nothing interesting here. A crisp and clear pale lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allanbowers (93) - melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2011
this is icelandic mass market lager. it is widely available in reykjavik in both draught and can form. when in rome.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
abemorsten (3591) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2011
0,5 l can kindly shared by my beer pal and co-homebrewer Lars Helge. Clear pale golden with a white, 1" rocky head. Aroma reveals very little. Some light malts. Bland beer, light to medium body with gentle carbonation and a turnip-like bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Can. Fizzy, diminishing white head with big bubbles and a clear, straw yellow body. Aroma of spicy, Saazish hops on top of sweet pils malt. A little musty and funky. Flavor has some metallic hops up front with the spiciness coming next. Malt is sweet and crisp pils with some corn. Body is light, crisp, and dry. Moderate-high carbonation with a light, lingering metallic finish. Overall a decent pale lager. It does what it sets out to do and is inoffensive. Gets better as I drink it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mansquito (5855) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Some Liquor Store in DC six-pack ($11.99): Pours pale gold with your white head. Aroma is of slight skunk, grains, and a modicum of hops. Taste is pretty similar to Heineken, but perhaps with less of that rotten vegetable flavor. Obviously, this is really easy drinking, but ultimately utterly boring. A disappointing beer for my first sampling of Iceland. Although frankly, I knew what I was getting in to.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
blipp (8643) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours golden yellow with a white head. Corny sweet and grainy. Drinkable, but a little dirty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Alphadelic (2202) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Quite a standard big-brew-style lager with plenty of honey notes to keep you occupied but not for that long. Drinkable but boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
natejgood (498) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - OCT 31, 2010
This is a pale lager much like Heineken or Becks, but it has a bit more flavor and is less skunky than those beers. This beer is also a bit sweeter and has more body than the two previously mentioned beers. It is also fairly easy to drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
EithCubes (5719) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Another can split with kuphish and his beloved. Very pale yellow golden, lets all light through, ephemeral white head. Sweet malty nose with a very light sting of citrus rising up through its spine. Medium-dry with time, has the overwhelming disappointment of grain husks and mass production. Very, very light bitterness with a touch of wet cardboard, perhaps corn. Lighter side of medium. I’ve had worse, as this doesn’t rank among the offensive, but DAMN, is there any good beer coming out of Iceland these days?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Derek881 (1265) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Bought a large can in Iceland and poured into a pint glass to drink. The beer has a clear gold color with a few rising bubbles, a foamy-bubbly white head with decent retention and little cling. The aroma was primarily grainy and grassy hops with a touch of straw and a faint hit of malt. The taste was mostly bitter with a grainy flavor, and had a sour element too it as well. The beer had pretty good liveliness and carbonation, and was fairly dry, with a slight thinness.

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