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.
geologyguy (1165) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2015
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Very very light malt smell... pretty much non-existent...
Taste is the same...like slightly flavored water...not bad per se but nothing to rate! One dimentional
hauxe (168) - Butzbach, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2015
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A light-bodied, clear golder lager. Little aroma. Slightly sour, dry, and like a weak lemon lime soda gone flat. Slightly medicinal taste. Despite these obvious flaws, not altogether repelling, and it settles into a subpar but mildly refreshing lager.
Finhead (1483) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear, yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is mostly straw with some cereal grain. It has a light body with somewhat watery texture and average carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with a quick, clean finish.
Atom (1972) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours a pale yellow:gold with a medium white head. Aroma of earthy oaty barley malt, like oat meal and honey. Light and sweet malt, faint hop and alcohol. Nice aroma!
ronaldtheriot (1630) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flying Horse Royal Lager Beer has a thin, white head, a clear, bubbly, yellow-straw appearance, and little-to-no lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet biscuit and soda cracker (non salted), and the flavor is of the same, with a mild, grassy hop note. Mouthfeel is light, and Flying Horse Royal Lager Beer finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing.
BlackHaddock (5387) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
650ml bottle shared between myself, my wife and son-in-law on 7th May 2015 along with two other Indian lagers at some random Indian restaurant in Laguna Hills, Orange County. Bright golden pour with a white topping. Almost odourless and tasteless. Slight malty/corn sweetness in the flavour but not a lot going on really. Went well with my Chicken Vindaloo, but I will not be seeking this out again.
csaso (1892) - Missouri, USA - MAR 2, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - good size foamy head, dark gold color, pretty generic lager malty aroma and flavor, slightly on the better side probably
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Iphonephan (5277) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a 22 oz bottle at an Indian restaurant. Pours a clear gold with a thick off white head. Bready nose. Sweet grain flavors. Crisp finish.
Westchesterco (1612) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
2.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 1/20
Poured from a bottle it is a clear pale golden color with a slight head. The aroma is malty and the taste is thin with some hint of corn it helps ease the spicy Indian food. I am thankful
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
crisp clean and refreshing not much depth of flavor but i wasn’t expecting anything special just an ice cold beer to go w Indian take out. all worked out deliciously.