Sunday, August 8, 2010

Viking Premium Gold (Gylltur)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Chad9976 (602) - Albany, USA - AUG 4, 2010
App: generic Euro lager: bright white gold, bubbly. Managed to get a thick head and some lacing on the glass

Smell: smells like rubber gloves or balloons combined with a Heineken funk (and this is from a can, not a green bottle)

Taste: beginning and middle are bland and neutral. Generic "beer" flavor with some toasted corn. Finish is bad, though. It’s a tang that hits you all at once of rubber, metal and grain. Without this finish it’d be much more drinkable. This is rather foul.

Mouthfeel: thin, wet, tepid. Not bad.

Drinkability: sluggable, but the finish and aftertaste are off-putting.

Overall: It this were only average it’d be much better. That rubber smell and taste are tough to handle. I remember drinking this on tap in Iceland and it was decent (of course, that was 4 years ago). Thanks to my friend who sent me to me all the way from The Faroe Islands, it’s just too bad it sucks.

Grade: 2/10

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