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


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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Super Strong Beer
Indiaís 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 9/20
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle 330 ml
Aroma: vintage foreign aromas , green glass cask sipped on British royal vessel of keg called Haywards. Creamy light-struck notes that might persuade Mr. Rusty that is vintage oak cask. After all it might be vanilla ... or not. Green grassy feel of Citra or green Indian tea? Beer sobs would hate it yet labeled as DDC or Cigar City 500K would love its ...finesse. I just donít mind. 4+
Appearance: look at amber gold staring right at you. Clear with minimal head. Most of us donít give second chance. Me either... 2-
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: Oily wall on carbonated soft grainy ( a le mais ). Very tropical in approach. Light on alcohol , slight cask notes of "zielone szklo" . Local swear that real Kingfisher is used in brewing . I can confirm or deny it. There is something in it for sure....Fell of lost liver , thousand dollars , years of beer hunting and broken pinky toe. Yet hottest fire makes the hardest liver ... thatís my story . I believe in you or not. Happy 10 10 5000.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
clear pale yellow, medium quickly disappearing head, slightly lacy. nose of yeast an corn. flavor of corn syrup sweetness. watery bodied, too sweet a finish. pretty porrly put together. you must drink this chilled extremely cold to get it down.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ChoppingMall (47) - Sleepy Hollow, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2011
This beer was a big, weird mess of bizarre flavors. Flowers, Bubble-Yum, rotting bananas, and corn cobs fermenting in a moldy abandoned silo. Odd, but it was pretty drinkable. This should come in a 40-ouncer. At a beer store I used to work at, there was a crazy Indian dude with yellow teeth who would yell at me if I ran out of this obscure beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
davidm (1996) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle 330ml. Subtle aromas, not bad at all. Aromas of butter and citrus. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness and average length. Palate is oily, and medium bodied. Yellow, with a head that doesnít last.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dogbrick (10010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 09/02/2011. The beer is clear gold with a medium thin and fizzy white head that burns away rapidly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Grainy malt and a bit of skunk in the nose. Medium body with a sweet malty character that has grain and vegetable notes. Touches of hops in the background. The finish retains the grain and cereal malt theme. Not a very good beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2011
A clear golden colored beer, with a white head. The aroma of some malts and fruits. The taste has some malts, perfume, hints of fruitsand a little bitter. Musty. The aftertaste is some sweet and a little bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MadRedCap (2) - Alabama, USA - AUG 10, 2011 does not count
Poured from a 650mL bottle. Appearance - Pale yellow with a finger of head that fades quickly to only a little bit of foam around the top. High carbonation from the amount of bubbles that continue consistently throughout. Aroma - Malty with a little note of yeast and some grain, maybe rice? Little to no hop profile on the nose. Taste - Stronger rice flavors on the tongue definitely, it reminds me very much of a low grade sake that may be served at a restaurant. Only with a few others flavors such as the remaining grains used in production. Same with the aroma, no hop notes to speak of. Mouthfeel - Smooth and easy going, but in the same sense itís probably because there simply is not much there. Overall - A simple, basic beer. I wasnít expecting much other than Baird I often donít hold out much hope for Asian beers. Would I buy a bottle? Maybe not, I got this from a rep as a sample. I can see it being a good move from the BCM market. But other than that, meh.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Serving: 650 ml. bottle at a local Indian restaurant. It pours a pale gold with an active white head. The nose is all sweet grain and alcohol. The flavor is a mix of buttery notes, dough, and a touch of sourness with alcohol on the back end. Ugh. A slight fruitiness emerges as the beer warms. Imperial pils my ass, this is malt liquor.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2011
650 mL bottle. Pours a light yellow gold with white head. The aroma is skunk, laundry detergent, leaves, and soured grain. The flavor is grainy with some soap and hay notes. It doesnít taste as bad as it smells, but Iím still gonna dump it out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Velkyal (317) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Had at an Indian restaurant in Charlottesville. Pours a golden straw with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma was some mild graininess and a merest hint of lemongrass. Tastewise it was again sweet grains, a trace of biscuits and toast. Nothing special, but nothing offensive either. As I commented to the wife, it is better than Staropramen.

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