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


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RATINGS: 233   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
reebtogi (5399) - 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 (2892) - 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 (15817) - 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 (395) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (3949) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
26 mar 2012, bottle. Light yellow, clear, steady bubbles. Soft aroma: green apples and hay. Thin body and fizzy. Tastes like a sweet lager with some alcohol background. Not great but surprisingly light for an 8% beer. This certainly has its place in Indian cuisine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2012
a big bottle for 2 e aroma is a little hay and bucks. Appearance is fizzy deep yellow and thcorn grist. Taste is malt sweet. Went well with pretzels. Was ok for the first warm spring day of March.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Slubgob (291) - West Hartford, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Sweet nose and palette.a bit malty.sick with kingfisher for a light larger to pair with Indian food.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle/650ml - Pours a clear golden yellow in color... like any "good" pale lager would. Almost no head and what there was faded to nothing... very low to non-existent carbonation. Aroma is slightly sweet and, unfortunately, but not surprisingly, of a small amount of grassy hops and lots of fermented corn/adjuncts. Flavor is more sweet than I expected with the slight flavor of honey or, more likely, HF corn syrup. Some sourness in the finish. Little in the way of hop flavor or bitterness. From India or not... just another poor quality mega-brew in my opinion... File under "Glad to have tried it *once*"

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle. Poured pale with a quick, fizzy white head. Aroma of honey, corn, and a hint of citrus. The flavor found honey, grain, and a light metallic backing. Light body, watery, and a light malt aftertaste.

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