Brewed by Viking Ölgerd
Style: Pale Lager
Akureyri, Iceland


on tap


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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 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
eaglefan538 (3034) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Poured a very pale, somewhat of a white tinted pale lager color with a thin initial head that just sat there and didn’t shrink. The lacing was outstanding, as good as it gets within style! All downhill from there. Bottle says Icelandic water was used in brewing this, but I think they used too much, being too proud of their water, cuz there was lots of water in the taste. There was some level of corn and adjuncts, but the hopping levels and water levels both seemed to keep this from being your usual terrible and sweet (sometimes cloying) pale lager flavor. Too watered down, skunky in the initial aroma. Highly carbonated and acidic mouthfeel. Not so good, but stamp me passport, Iceland! Aye!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
IndiaDaleAle (35) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Nothing really interesting about it. Also, got this at Brickskeller. It was a typical light lager flavor, like Stella but even a bit more watered down. Sometimes I like a beer with not much going on.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (6493) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Bottle at Brickskeller, DC, 5/3/06: Standard yellow beer with the standard corn starchiness. It does have a nice little hop flourish to finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ungstrup (35679) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
A hazy light yellow beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of citrus and corn, while the flavor is sweet malty, and the body thin. Boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2006
Bottle, 14th St NW, Washington. A surprise. It’s bright and hoppish, with a nice lagery finish. Bought for me, thank you to the random people I met that night, in order to decrease this bar’s supply of the beer. But I found it exceptionally well tasting for a cheap session beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2006
Can. Golden colour with a small white head. Weak corny aroma and a sweet thin malty, corny taste. Watery body with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2006
Canned. Very pale yellow beer. No aroma. Extremely watery flavour. Definately not a viking beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
madsberg (11612) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Kevin (2193) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bu11zeye (12885) - 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.

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