Gylltur | Viking Brewery - Vifilfell Ltd.

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Viking Brewery - Vifilfell Ltd.

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 04-28-2004

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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by Ralphs66:
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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

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Photo of NilocRellim
2.98/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pouts a clear yellow colour. Smells faintly of pale malts and pilsner yeast, and not much else. Dry malt taste with a slight bitterness and a dry finish. Crisp, refreshing, but not much to it.

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Photo of kingcrowing
2.55/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
1.7/5  rDev -38.4%
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!

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Photo of Roguer
2.86/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pale straw yellow transparent brew. Snow white head production is excellent, lacing is fine, but retention is lacking.

AAL nose right from the pour: clean and somewhat neutral, with herbal hops, flowers, honey, and an over-sweet pale malt base.

Flavor follows: it's overly sweet, with a reasonably balanced bite up front but an aftertaste that ruins my palate.

Lively and crisp; oily finish.

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Photo of Stickydates
2.8/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of David19457
3.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.52/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
2.92/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Chronark
2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of cbutova
3.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A- Perfectly clear golden yellow body into a becher with a one finger foamy white cap. Decent retention and thickness leading to spotty lace.

S- Pretty much just pale cereal grains, a touch of pale fruits and some lager funky yeast.

T- Follows the nose with a very light flavor profile that at least feels whole and lacks any obvious corn sweets. Pale fruits, crackery bready light grains, lager yeasty spice and medium sweetness.

MF- Very light bodied with a touch of foamy and crispy texture. Moderately high carbonation.

A light easy drinker with nothing great and nothing awful about it.

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Photo of aracauna
3.03/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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Photo of DerekMorgan
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Sspeer1
2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of smcolw
2.29/5  rDev -17%
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.

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Photo of Amstaffs
3.47/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of draheim
2.79/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
2.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Cristoph
1.61/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of JCBears
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of arevalo
2.85/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of germanbeer1
2.19/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

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Photo of grumpygerman
3/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of codekiln
2.81/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Purchased in a 330 ml bottle in Vinbudin Reykjavik. Poured into a red wine glass. No head, pale yellow. Not a very string smell, but slightly toasty. Almost feels like a beer you could quench your thirst with. Fresh and crisp; not too strong in any direction. "If I was a viking, I would chug it when I was thirsty with no problem," - me alewifie. Quite an uncontroversial character, which fits the style.

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Gylltur from Viking Brewery - Vifilfell Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.76 out of 5 with 39 ratings