chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
In common with most people, I guess, I have never had this other than with a plate of indian food in front of me. Now it is brewed under license by Charles Wells, you don't even get the authentic feel that you did when it was imported. At least they are coy about admitting its provenance, so you can always impress your companions by telling them it is brewed in Bedford, don't you know. The inclusion of rice and corn in the ingredient list doesn't inspire confidence. And at over two quid for a 330ml bottle, not cheap. However, it is clean, wet, has alcohol in it and is slightly better than the draft euro-fizz lager that often seems to be the only other alternative (apart from the very similar Kingfisher), so does the trick in a curry house. Very bland stuff. Funnily enough, when I suggest to proprietors of Indian restaurants that there are some superior products that would go with curry, I usually get a look of complete bewilderment. Bottled, Paradise Indian Restaurant, Pimlico, London SW1, December 2003
Quaffmeister (50) - Henlow, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2003
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A good bottled lager, built for drinking easily. Very little gas in the body and a good creamy head. Hey it's all you can get when the pubs turn out at 11:30pm, and there's certainly a lot worse bottled lagers about.
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Standard easy drinking larger. Light hop and malt taste and aroma. I quite like this with curry but it is a bit pricy for what it is.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Faint hops in the aroma. Sweet flavour with quite low carbonation for a lager. A boring lager which when paired with curry tastes of even less than it does initially.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2011 After the beer was served in the glass there was found a lasting quantity wall adhesive white foam collar which was fine and even of structure. The beer also contained much carbonic acid in the glass. The beer has a clear yellow color and a sweet taste. The after tast of the beer is light hoppy bitter with a light malty touch . This beer smells to malty.
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smoky flavor, hint of nutmeg. Full-flavored, a little nutty. Not much to the finish. Nothing exciting.
bfgill (120) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fairly average - light colour with initial white head fading quicly (some lacing). Seems most of the raters liked it alot more if they ate it with indian food. Its designed to go down nice and easy - with hot food (also slightly less carbonation - to stop bloating). Inoffensive- serves its purpose. cheers
ferox (84) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Was surprisingly good. Has with an Indian meal (how original) and maybe my tastebuds were therefore 'subjective' but went down very nicely indeed!
Jimmyboy30 (11) - Telford, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
had this drop in a indian restaurant in Bristol and my god- what a lovely refeshing drink perhaps i'm slighly bias in that it goes down lovely with the food and not so uncarbonated that its flat-
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I had the same British-brewed Cobra that everyone else seems to have rated. What ever happened to the real Indian Cobra? Much like other Indian lagers. Not much malt, not much mouth feel, not much bitterness, but nice floral hops. Actually pretty boring.