Brewed by Viking Ölgerd
Style: Pale Lager
Akureyri, Iceland


on tap


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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.02/5   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Kevin (2195) - Texas, 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 (13015) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Nuffield (4130) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Palest straw. Thin and edgy heaad. Cornish nose. Surprisingly not real bad. Slight cardboard but not heavy.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
argo0 (14012) - 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 (775) - 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 (2828) - 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

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