Brewed by Shaw Wallace (SABMiller)
Style: Malt Liquor
Mumbai, India


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Super Strong Beer
India’s largest selling strong beer, poised to be the number 1 brand in the country, with an annual sale of over 10 million cases. Smooth tasting yet with a malty flavour and enjoyably strong.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ccex (1192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2012
22 oz bottle came from a good Indian friend who raved about it. Pours a clear light yellow with a small, quickly vanishing white head. Smells like a normal malt liquor. Aroma has sweet hops and grainy malts. Taste is sweet, with a long but clean finish. Body is thin with lots of carbonation. My well-meaning friend gave me what could be a good lawnmower beer or a good fire-extinguisher for spicy food, but I was not impressed with it as a standalone special beer. If it were sold as an American malt liquor, and not "Indian Premium Beer" it would be one of the best.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BillWyce (1003) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2012
From notes: Poured clear, pale amber with a thin, 2-finger white head. Mild, grassy aroma. Body is light, a bit thin. Light flavor of sweet malt with a touch of yeast.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Jules1976 (5) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2012 does not count
one of the worst beers i’ve ever tasted, chemical tasting with earthy tones - one to aviod.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
jhgrantjr (466) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2013 Received from a beer club: 650 ml bottle. Poured into glass with a pale, yellow color, huge head, lots of carbonation. Smells malty. Not much going on with aroma. Taste is light and sweet. There is not a terrible aftertaste, but not a good beer. Can taste the alcohol (7%). Similar to some of the popular beers in USA, but more alcohol.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Psytron (1919) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2012
Drunk in Bengaluru. Malty, sweet smell. Pale golden colour, high white head. Very mild aroma, alcohol strongly present. Sweet aftertaste due to that. Very flat carbon, almost nonexistant. Some malts and metal also to be found.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
reebtogi (5684) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
500ml bottle pours a pale golden orange color with a nonexistent head and no lacing. Aroma is sweet malts and mild hops. Taste is malty sweet with a very mild hop presence. Only slightly better than a typical North American malt liquor eg. Big Bear.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
drpimento (3128) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Oh dear, I’m in a fix; only one more chilled beer and there’s this: Poured cold from the fridge with a small to medium foamy, frothy, off-white head, that quickly settled to an island and ring, with no lace. Color is a clear, pale yellow with lots of large and small bubble trails. Aroma is the best thing about this beer - sweet with a little beery, malt, hop. Flavor isn’t so good; mainly neutral sweet, carbonic tang, hint of bitter. Body is there, but not pleasant and carbonation is too strong and clashes- heck, everything clashes in this brew. Finish is like flavor and of medium length, which is way too long. Bleh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Koelschtrinker (17308) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 17, 2012
Wässrig süß, wenig herb, geringe Getreidigkeit. Süffig, trocken (zum Ende sehr trocken), bitterer Nachhall. Trinkbar. 6/6/8/6/7/6

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ffaoe (421) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2012
little aroma but this beer is light in color and crystal clear. very nice head. good light but balanced flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jwr07 (113) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2012
Pours a somewhat pale yellow, no head even with a stiff pour. Smells decent enough for an Indian beer- bright and crisp and adjuncty. The aroma is non-committal flavor-wise, which is just as well because the beer underperforms in that department. There is a distinct flavor here reminiscent of licking a painted wall, and not in a way that goes well with Indian food. The detectable presence of hops on the finish is partially redemptive, but I was definitely expecting something less bad from H5k.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 9 10 11  12  13 14 15 » 24

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50