DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
When I drink Indian beer, you can be sure that I am about to saturate my tastebuds with the most savory, spicy, delectable cuisine imaginable, so the beer is definitely a supporting player, at best. While I'd like a nice cask-conditioned bitter to go with the food, this is the U.S. of A. and you're usually stuck with Taj Mahal, Kingfisher, Flying Horse and the Hayward's line. I still think the 5000 from Hayward's was OK the time I had it but, Flying Horse...its weak lager with a malty sweetness, cardboard hops and a dry finish. Generic yellow, quickly diminishing fizzy head, the big bottle sports a little tag on a collar around the neck, letting you know how great this is. Well, thanks for letting me know guys, 'cause my own tastebuds certainly did not discern this. But...like I said, as a foil to Indian food...its palatable.
kerenmk (2400) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 26, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond.Clear pale gold with white head. DMS and catty aroma, sweetish, a little buttery, then papery taste. Light body with a papery aftertaste.
zvikar (3441) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 5, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours pale yellow with a small head, aroma is sweet with malt, corn, flavor is slightly bitter, not very offensive, light bodied.
rondphoto (2046) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 2, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
@ Party Town / Florence KY --- "...And when you’re sure the occasion deserves it, serve Flying Horse Royal Lager Beer." Nice hype, but the beer doesn’t earn it. Clear medium amber with a nice white head that lasts 30 seconds or less, then shrinks to the rim; no lace. Taste is similar to the other India beers I’ve had: some sweet malt, maybe an adjunct, then a flat move to a carbonated finish. Of course, it is drinkable. It just isn’t interesting.
zvsn (615) - ISRAEL - MAY 29, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks beerandbeyond. Clear yellow golden color. Aroma and taste of pale malt, corn, straw and cardboard. Light-bodied. Just another boring pale lager.
DSG (5829) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 26, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Yellowish pale golden. Corny DMS and cardboard aroma with a tiny diacetyl note. Sweetish corny flavor, kinda papery. Light-bodied.
UncleKorm (825) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bomber poured a clear yellow hue w/ huge fizzy white head and no lacing. Mild hay aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are straw, bread, and vodka. Light bodied, excessively lively carbonation, and a light metallic finish.
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beertholomeus (804) - California, USA - APR 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours pale yellow with a short lived white head. Grass, grain, floral, malt and light hop aroma. Grass, grain, floral, malt and light hop flavors. Light body and average carbonation. Slight bitterness and a moderately dry grassy finish.
Onslow (1172) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour from a 22oz bottle. Pale yellow brew with white head that quickly fades. Aroma of biscuit and metal. Taste is weakly sweet malt at the start with a little sour funk and then a dry ending - just water at the end.
Bule (765) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle pours a pale straw color with a bit of head. Crisp but lacking any real flavor.
mnmike (1033) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Split of a bomber of this at an uptown Indian restaurant. Biscuits and water were the prominent flavors