Viking Classic
Viking Brewery - Vifilfell Ltd.

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Style:
Vienna Lager
Ranked #182
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
77
Ranked #44,758
Avg:
3.17 | pDev: 17.98%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
25
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Viking Brewery - Vifilfell Ltd.
 
Iceland
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SCORE
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Photo of Roguer
2.95/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Surprisingly dark amber, orange-ish brew. Poor head production and retention. Transparent body.

Very malty nose, blending caramel and pale grains with grassy, herbal hops.

Malt-forward on the palate, with a pleasant enough caramel and brown sugar front end. Second half, however, is a bit of a bittersweet mess.

Fairly smooth on the palate.

While the color of the brew is close to a traditional Vienna lager, the palate is barely more tinged with caramel than a standard AAL or Euro pale lager. It's not undrinkable by American standards, but neither is it enjoyable.

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Photo of cbutova
3.27/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Last of the mixed 5 pack of cans purchased at the airport when leaving Iceland.

A- Crystal clear filtered medium golden body from the tall can into my chalice. A fizzy white cap forms to about half a cm high before dying fast into almost nothing. No lacing found here.

S- Fairly simple lager aroma clean of any strange funk or corn. Grainy with a real cracked barley aroma, spicy tones and a bit of bread.

T- As with the aroma the grains are mostly come to mind with a mild presence of lager yeast in the backdrop. Comes off as a bit toasty here and freshly cracked grain notes lead into spicy, pale fruit, pils grains and yeast bread hints. Somewhat sweet and buttery.

MF- Medium bodied for the style with a creamy and frothy texture; not fully chewy but plenty of substance here. High end, crisp carbonation.

The standard lager I found all around Iceland. Considering the many terrible American macros that can be found, this really isn't bad for the staple brew in a country. The fully rounded out malts are especially noteworthy.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.72/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bought in a can. Poured a clear amber colour, and smells malty (lager/pilsner malts), not much else. Clean and bitter, grainy and malty. A simple lager but with a bit more flavour; nice. Mild but crisp carbonation lends a smoothness to the body without being too snappy; enjoyable for a summer day but still chug-able if you chose to do so.

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Photo of mwilbur
3.2/5  rDev +0.9%

Poured on-tap into large pint glass in Hotel Skaftafell. This was their seasonal offering.
A: Pours a darker straw hue with moderate carbonation producing a 1-2 inch white head that fairly quickly subsides. (3.5)
S: Typical lager aroma. (3)
T: Lightly toasted malt and mild funk. (3)
M: Very light body. Slightly smooth and oily feel. (3.25)
D: A very run of the mill offering...but still a nice treat in SE Iceland. (3.25)
After reviewing, I found out this is a Vienna style lager with 4.6% ABV.

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Viking Classic from Viking Brewery - Vifilfell Ltd.
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 25 ratings