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Gull | Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson

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72 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson
Iceland
egils.is

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stcules on 01-29-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,150
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
72
pDev:
20%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
14
Trade:
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Photo of PaleAndBitter
3.3/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KMillard
2.53/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

As far as "inexpensive" layers in Iceland, I had this and Boli. I much preferred Boki, which was maltier than this, had more body and feel while still being refreshing. Gull is lighter, Miller Light married with Stella with a distinct copper cereal taste in the end. I'd probably have a better opinion of it if it was not so expensive. I bought a 6 of this for $12 at the duty free. I cannot imagine paying $12 for one at the bar. Overall not bad.

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Photo of Lebowskied
3.87/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cristoph
1.3/5  rDev -52.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of anteater
2.91/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beernoobie
2.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kylehay2004
3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jmdrpi
2.88/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On draft

Clear dark golden in color, white head. Mild grainy aroma. Taste is mildly sweet, mild flavor but not that good. Easy drinking lager but not worth seeking out.

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Photo of Kongurinn
1.75/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Almaniac
3.87/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Adamostella
3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Docrock
2.34/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ColSanders123
2.85/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Danielr26
3.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of braican
2.58/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cbutova
2.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Had at several places around Iceland; seems to be the king of beers up there.

A- Pale and crystal clear straw golden body pour into a pint glass. A foamy white head rises up to several fingers high with decent retention. Lacing is thick and forms in many webs and sheets.

S- Sweet pale grains and plenty of the lager yeast with some funky skunk and all.

T- Really not much to say about this brew in general. Faint pale grains are joined by a hint of pale fruits, not-so-clean with warming lager yeast and slight grassy hops.

MF- Light bodied but has a decent bit of frothy and foamy texture to it; comes off as thin but not as watery as many of its competitors. High end carbonation and that lagery finish.

Light bodied with a touch of crackery grains and somewhere down the middle when it comes to the cheap widespread lager ferment; not overly funky but also not as clean as great lagers.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.8/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Blue Lagoon in Iceland.

This pours a copper color, clear, with a big foamy head and lots of lacing.

This smells like sweet lager yeast, a bit of grassy hops, and some nice bittersweet caramel.

This is a super serviceable Euro lager. It's thirst quenching and super drinkable, with a good malt backbone and a just a kiss of hops. It's not super complex, really at all, but it's still tasty.

This is lighter bodied, with a surprisingly creamy feel to it.

I liked this one for sure. Not the greatest, and a hard style to be blown away by, but still surprising.

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Photo of YvesB
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.47/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kingslotty
3.25/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NilocRellim
3.22/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear gold colour. Light malt aromas and a whiff of earthy hops. Crisp and clean, a bit odd malt at the end. Refreshing and light. Not much to it but a decent hot weather beer.

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3.65/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Let's face facts: the Euro Pale Lager, as a style, is basically defined by mediocrity. And yet Gull is actually, to my tastes, a competent little beer: light, sharp, slightly herbal and peppery, faint apple skins, cracker and biscuit.

I have nostalgic associations, which may make me biased, but I genuinely enjoy this brew. It's not special, it's just . . . right?

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Photo of BAsbill
2.58/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
2.79/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pint glass from a can.

Appearance: Clear gold with heavy bubbles on the body creating a white head which rises to about one finger's length or so. Stays pretty thick even after first sip.

Smell: Hop scent, super light and doesn't smell much like anything different.

Taste: Light malts and lightly spur hops. Has a yeast undertone but with all this the flavor just seems average at best.

Mouth: Medium to heavy carbonation, not really sticky but the bubbles still crackle after placing the glass down.

Overall: I believe this is my first beer ever from Iceland...still haven't landed but worth having if it is ever offered to you. Salud

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Photo of JimT01851
2.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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Gull from Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson
Beer rating: 2.75 out of 5 with 72 ratings
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