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Gylltur - Viking Brewery - Vifilfell Ltd.

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BA SCORE
69
poor

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 2.52
pDev: 18.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Viking Brewery - Vifilfell Ltd. visit their website
Iceland

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 04-28-2004)
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Chronark

Norway

2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-29-2014 12:30:52 | More by Chronark
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3/5  rDev +19%

11-26-2013 22:11:40 | More by grumpygerman
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev +9.1%

07-06-2013 19:22:06 | More by DerekMorgan
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draheim

Washington

2.79/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

500mL can (canned 2/6/2013) into an English pint glass. Pours a clear golden color w/ a fluffy white head that leaves behind some lace. Moderate carbonation.

Aroma is grainy and mildly floral.

Taste follows nose. Pale malt, floral Old World hops, neutral yeast. Just a hint of bitterness on the finish. Boring but inoffensive.

Mouthfeel is clean and crisp, light and drinkable.

Overall an unremarkable beer you don't have to think about. A few of these would pair well with a few slices of hangikjöt or a tasty loaf of laufabrauð while soaking in a geothermal hot spring.

Serving type: can

04-21-2013 21:14:40 | More by draheim
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cortez

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

09-12-2012 04:20:18 | More by cortez
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-light golden color with minimal white head and no lacing

S-minimal malt aroma

T-malt and sweet corn, faint bitter notes and metallic taste

F-light body with light carbonation, slight astringency

O-nothing special, but better than some in this style

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 23:39:24 | More by MDDMD
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Ralphs66

New York

2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-19-2011 20:20:30 | More by Ralphs66
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

3.05/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hey man, overall this beer for the style of American Adjunct ain't that bad. It seems cleaner and less metallic than the American kings of beer.

A: Very pretty golden color with pilsner like cascading bubbles that float up to a nice healthy white frothy head into my pilsner glass.

S: Pretty average-bad smell of corn (maize) influenced bread malt and not really much hops to speak of, seems typical of a Bud or Coors. Maybe a touch of yeast evident.

Taste is basically like the smell with a sugary corn malt and some bright hops peeking through at the clean finish. Has a pretty nice cleanliness to it in feel, might be the water. Has a little bit of that skunky taste as it warms though, which was expected.

Overall it's not too bad, and would make normal not BA beer drinkers maybe a bit happier than Bud or Miller, though maybe just for the novelty of it being a Icelandic beer.

Serving type: can

08-11-2011 23:26:04 | More by Dreadnaught33
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AgentMunky

California

3.05/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a half-litre can into a Gouden Carolus chalice.

A: Honey-coloured; almost completely transparent. No head to speak of.

S: No. Smell. At. All. I literally dunked my nose into the beer by accident, trying in vain to find a scent. Weird...

T: Pleasant. Mild. Sweet grain. Very straightforward. A slight bite -- maybe -- at the tail end of the taste. Smooth nothing of an aftertaste.

M: Really good! Light and enjoyable. Barely sweet and bubbly on the tongue. I enjoy it.

D: I could drink this beer all night. Fantastic drinkability, but it's boring as hell.

Serving type: can

07-04-2010 19:33:34 | More by AgentMunky
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kingcrowing

Vermont

2.55/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle poured into an old fashioned glass.

Pours a piss yellow with no head and light bubbles, nose is light with a bit of malt but smells like an adjunct lager.

Served a bit warm and this is a beer you want as cold as possible. Off flavors all over the place on this - lots os buttery esters, very sharp carbonation. Mouthfeel is decent and kind of thick but it can't save it.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2010 13:42:13 | More by kingcrowing
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germanbeer1

Maine

2.17/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Considering that prohibition wasn't over in Iceland until 1989 I didn't really have any spectacular expectations for this beer. Carlsberg has also consistently dominated the beer market there. If I hadn't known better I would have actually assumed that I was drinking Ginger Ale or something of that nature, because the beer seemed to fizz after being poured. It has a very golden color with almost no head whatsoever. There is almost no smell to it, but it is possible to detect hints of sweetness, almost like sugar. There wasn't much taste to speak of either and it was quite carbonated, which surprised me considering I was drinking it in Iceland.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2008 04:52:48 | More by germanbeer1
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smcolw

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

This was tasted on an Icelandair flight returning from Europe. Starts off looking very nice: it's clear and straw colored. The head is rocky and it leaves spotty lace.

Unfortunately, the positives end at the smell. This beer has the traditional macro-lager smells--mild raw grain and faint hop.

This is a thin and watery offering. I could note very light hop. It appears that there is a high proportions of adjucts, like corn or rice. So, here is Iceland's version of an American Macro. Not for me.

Serving type: can

07-09-2007 00:27:36 | More by smcolw
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stcules

Italy

1.5/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

The color is yellow, the foam is quite ugly, pock-marked, and scarce.
In the smell, malt, and some corn. Neutral, so and so.
The taste is quite horrible. Corn. Well, let it go.
Why one would to drink this one? I don't know. Ok, it's from Iceland, but it is not enough.

Serving type: can

04-22-2007 16:35:30 | More by stcules
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

1.68/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Viking Gylltur

Served up bottle form. Brought back from Reykjavik

Appearance- pale almost clear yellow with a thick soapy white head.
Smell- sweet sugar and skunky malt.
Taste- no better in bottle than on tap. Sweet with a stingy metallic taste. Tastes like several spoonfuls of sugar added to a meister brau!!
Mouthfeel- watery yet with an acidic aftertaste.

Overall- That's it I'm done with Viking. I've had it bottled and on tap. It is bad! Such a shame for an awesome country to put out such bad beer!

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2005 03:25:53 | More by NJpadreFan
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aracauna

Georgia

3.05/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

The body is a very clear pale gold color, but the color isn't dull. The head is wimpy and fade completely in very little time. The hop smell is similar to a Heinekin or Beck's. The flavor is light, with a light bitterness in the back. Nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2004 05:47:49 | More by aracauna
Gylltur from Viking Brewery - Vifilfell Ltd.
69 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.