Lapin Kulta Premium Lager
Hartwall Helsinki Panimo

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Style:
Lager - European Pale
Ranked #243
ABV:
5%
Score:
69
Ranked #48,625
Avg:
3 | pDev: 16.67%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
51
From:
Hartwall Helsinki Panimo
 
Finland
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
  10
SCORE
69
Poor
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Steve555 from Wales

3.28/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Body is golden yellow with soapy white head that leaves clumps of lacing. Smell is sweet grains. Taste follows the nose with some grassy hops, finish is semi sweet, body is very light with a high carbonation. It is a bog standard Euro Pale that doesn't suffer from any unpleasant off notes.

Aug 16, 2020
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SevenBeersDaily from Russian Federation

3.01/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I've had this both cans and bottles, and the cans are a lot better. You have to take into consideration that this is an inexpensive beer. Keeping that in mind, it is infinitely more drinkable than most beers in this price range. The color is golden, the head fades pretty fast but there is some good lacing. The flavor is predominantly dry grain. There is a slight hint of caramel and sea buckthorn berries, and I don't think I've ever said that about any beer before. The subtle background notes are only appreciated after you have this a few times, I suspect. Considering the price is about the same as Miller Genuine Draft, there's no question this is a fine value and many steps up in quality.

Dec 02, 2016
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kojevergas from Louisiana

3.05/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

5.2% ABV. 50cl can reviewed in Kuopio, Finland.

This is a crisp, clean, light-bodied refreshing lager with a nicely soft mouthfeel and a simple but balanced taste. Flavour profile emphasizes clean barley and generic pilsner malts, but never suffers from the metallic off-notes often observed in the style. Hop presence is minimal (to style). Very cohesive, though not gestalt. Well put together in spite of its obvious shallowness, Lapin Kulta Premium Lager Beer is a nice budget offering at Alko stores in Finland and is a notch or two above most pale lagers in Finland.

Highly drinkable with a well-hidden albeit average ABV. I might get it again if I'm after an affordable picnic beer, but I wouldn't bother shelling out for it on-draught. It's pretty much what you'd expect, and I think it's an above average pale lager.

Low C+ (3.05) / ABOVE AVERAGE

Jul 12, 2015
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bunch of cans of beer during my visit to Sweden and brought home a can of Lapin Kulta....I was unaware it was from Finland....which is cool cuz never had a beer from Finland! The Lager pours clear golden with good carbonation that produces a big white fluffy head that fades with time although did leave some lace. It smelled very similar to other Euro lagers....heinakin stella, etc. The taste was a little sweet with grainy backdrop and some hops. Mouthfeel was decent nice light body good for sessions. Overall its the best Finnish beer I ever had! Not bad.

Oct 08, 2011
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drpimento from Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on the train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi a few weeks ago. Served with a small, fine, white head that lasts and a little lace. Color was a clear, deep yellow with bubble trails. Aroma was beery, hop, grain, malt. Flavor was similar to nose with good bittersweet and tang balance. Good body and carbonation. Finish was similar to flavor and of about average length. Servicable beer.

Oct 06, 2011
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eduardolinhalis from Switzerland

3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml can poured in a chalice.

A: Pours golden-yellow to orange color producing a big white fluffy head. Not much retention but some few lacings left. A thin bubbled layer remains after all

S: Sweet. Sweet grains and grassy hops. Well, very "Heineken" smell

T: Follows the nose: Sweet grains and grassy hops. Reasonable hop bitterness which is a good point

M: Very light body. Medium to high carbonation

O: This is the Finnish version of Heineken after all. Not bad Lager

May 07, 2011
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BucBasil from South Carolina

3.97/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a branded pilsener glass from the 330mL bottle.

A: The beer is a pure gold color, clear with plenty of carbonation. 2 fninger pure white foamy head with ok retention and rings going all the way down the glass.

S: Malty, bready, great smell, light fruit touch at the end and a fleeting sweetness.

T: Into is clean, midpalate of bread. Finishes smooth with a touch of light bitterness and a light taste of bread. Strangely mally brew with some lingering fruitiness in there.

Overall: Amazing drinkability on this one. Rich taste, yet, light and refreshing. Very well done and an unexpected flavor from a Finnish Euro Pale. "Refreshing yet full bodied"

Apr 27, 2010
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sunrisesolara from Austria

2.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

.33L emptied into a Pilsener.

A: Pours honey gold with a fizzy 2-finger white head which slowly receeds to a thick ring. Good lacing throughout.

S: Light, bready malt with floral hops.

M: Medium bodied with lots of carbonation.

T: Sweet, bready malt with underlying mild hops. No real balance here. Finish is abrupt, but not crisp. Astringent aftertaste lingers, like it has hop extract.

D: Not a very balanced beer and certainly not worth the premium price. I can say that I have experienced this beer. Now I don't have to experience it again.

Mar 22, 2010
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mfkr from Sweden

2.31/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - Golden colored liquid with lots of small bubbles and a large white head that leaves some lacing.

S - Malt and hops, some hints of citrus.

T - Malt, some hops, some citrus, a bit bready and dry taste.

M - Thin body with lively carbonation.

D - A booring lager that works on warm days.

Feb 23, 2010
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

2.76/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer comes in a 33 cl dark green long-necked bottle. The label-image is blue (probably the river water used when brewing) with a red midnight sun.

Lapin Kulta - The gold of Lapland.

A: The liquid is dark golden with lots of small bubbles. The head is really large, but a bit uneven and soapy. The dissipation is a bit slower than I expected and leaves rich lacings.

S: Malt and some bitter hops. A dry smell.

T: Bready malt, a bit unbalanced though. Faint bitter hops and faint citric notes.

M: Aftertaste is not long-lasting and dry and bitter, but not in the good way. The body is medium and the carbonation is rich.

D: A macro beer that doesn't stand out - you could get both better and weaker ones. But this one is nothing to write home about.

Jan 22, 2010
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BeerSingh from India

3.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had it on flight from Delhi to Helsinki, poured from can into plastic glass. Dark yellow in colour, with a lot of fizz and a massive head and heavy lacing. Nose was very flowery with tofee notes, impressed. Taste of sweet malt at first with a short lived hop bitterness. Mouthfeel was medium with little sting, could be a possible session beer, but I would really settle for something else.

Sep 13, 2009
Lapin Kulta Premium Lager from Hartwall Helsinki Panimo
Beer rating: 69 out of 100 with 51 ratings