Lapin Kulta Arctic Malt Dark Lager
Hartwall Helsinki Panimo

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Lager - European Dark
ABV:
4.6%
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2.43 | pDev: 0%
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2.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Reviewed live as a dark lager per Hartwall's website. Expectations are low given the brewery. Served cold into a mason jar at low altitude in Kuopio, Finland. Cost was 2.20 euro at a Sale supermarket.

CAN: Brown label. 50cl. Aluminum. Standard pull-tab. Best before: 09.11.2015.

4.6% ABV. 40 kcal/100ml.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: ~2.5 inches wide. White colour. Frothy, but thin and weak, with no real creaminess. Recedes fully within 3-4 minutes, leaving no lacing.

BODY: Clear copper of average vibrance. Clean, with no visible yeast or hop sediment.

Looks pretty mediocre. Has no stand-out characteristics. Seems overcarbonated.

AROMA: Munich malts. Clean barley. Generic floral hop character.

Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Munich malts, cheap sticky barley, generic floral hop character, sickly sweet sugars. Shallow, simple, and imbalanced, with a cheap artificial taste and no intricacy or nuance.

Mouthfeel is similarly generic and soulless. It's smooth, wet, artificial, medium-bodied, overcarbonated, and a bit syrupy.

Not a gestalt build. There's no harmony of texture and taste. It'd actually be better were it neutral, watery, and insipid.

OVERALL: I'm not sure what makes this a dark lager, but I tip my hat to the marketing department. This is drinkable albeit forgettable swill that tastes cheaper than it is. I won't be getting it again, but it's not a bad "student beer." The discerning drinker will be put off by this, and I'd caution friends from purchasing it. Still, it's better than many Finnish pale lagers...

D+ (2.43)

Jun 02, 2015
Lapin Kulta Arctic Malt Dark Lager from Hartwall Helsinki Panimo
Beer rating: 2.43 out of 5 with 1 ratings