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Víking Light Beer | Viking Brewery - Vifilfell Ltd.

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Brewed by:
Viking Brewery - Vifilfell Ltd.
Iceland | website

Style: Low Alcohol Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.25%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by EPICAC on 12-31-2006

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4
Ratings:
5
Avg:
2.12
pDev:
8.49%
 
 
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Photo of mynie
1.85/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Up until 1989, the strongest beer Icelanders were allowed to buy was 2.2%. That's horrible. Even now, there's only a small handful of state-run stores that allow you buy stronger beers, outside of restaurants. But everywhere you go, you can find this and a couple other "light" beers. And for Iceland, they're almost kind of reasonably price.

This tasted okay. Surprisingly flavorful, I guess, for such a light beer, but nowhere near as crisp and refreshing as, say, Coors Light, or even O'Douls. Also, this was a 16 ounce can and I just could not finish it. I chugged and chugged and like magic the fucker wouldn't get below halfway done. So... it's not good. Not worth your time. It won't even get you drunk.

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Photo of Seanstoppable
2.1/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Recent gift from a friend who went to Iceland.

Pours a gold color with a finger of bubbly white head. Head quickly evaporates to a crown. No lacing.

Smell consists of light malt and grain.

Some light sweetness. Overall, it makes me feel like I am drinking a Coors. Somewhat excessive carbonation.

Not something I would want to drink long term. The low ABV thankfully made it possible for me to pound this back and move on to something better.

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Photo of jdhilt
2/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a one finger white head that vanishes leaving no lace. Crystal clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light bodied. Slight hoppy nose. Flavor is hoppy, bitter and musty, slight lingering bitter aftertaste. Green 330ml bottle 600 ISK ~ $7.20 from a GullFoss Kaffi. From my notes - 7/21/2008.

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Photo of EPICAC
2.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A friend had a layover in Iceland and brought me back a can since he knows I like beer. This comes in a blue 500mL can. I served it right out of the fridge in on of my Harpoon IPA glasses.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, light golden with a two-finger, fluffy, white head that fades to a heterogeneous film leaving patchy lace.

Smell: Light sweet malts and a light graininess.

Taste: Lightly sweet upfront, almost flavorless in the center, with some grain and an almost imperceptible bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and watery with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Decently drinkable until it starts to warm.

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Víking Light Beer from Viking Brewery - Vifilfell Ltd.
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