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


on tap


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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2010
bottle from Taj Mahal (local Indian restaurant) - Pours clear dark yellow/gold with a small, fizzy white head. It smells of cereal malt and corn. The flavor is sweet and a bit on the boozy side. Itís acceptable but thatís about it.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2010
(bottle - 22 oz) Yellow pour with a thin white head. Aroma smells like corn and hay mixed with latex. Overly sweet and cloyingly bitter. Bitter and nasty.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2010
Bottle. Clear golden pour with a short white head that doesnít last long. Aroma is fairly light with hints of malt, corn and rice. Flavour is a little sweet and pretty much the same as the aroma. Thin, slightly dry mouthfeel with moderate to high carbonation and a short sweet finish. Originally picked this up because I had never tried any strong Indian beers and then put off opening it for ages. Not as bad as I feared but no better than I expected.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hawthorne00 (3502) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2010
650ml bottle. Orange, small white head. Nose has somewhat muddled malt and a little citrus. No skunk though - clearly fresh. Taste is of confused malt sweetness. Medium body. Hides its alcohol pretty well. Tastes like holidays to me, which means my expectations were not confounded and the beer recalls good times. This is much better than any of the other strong beers I tried in India and is perfectly tolerable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2010
Found in Bandipur, about 125km northwest of Kathmandu. Explosive pour, foam everywhere. Have to protect my cigars! Zero head after all that, nothing left after mopping up the overflow. Boring yellow. Absolutely no aroma; maybe some alcohol and corn, actually, but barely noticeable. Given the "strong lager" tag on this one maybe thatís a good thing. Barely any flavour? Yes, barely any flavour. Probably lots of rice used in the mix, very smooth, no alcohol, no grains, no hops to speak of in spite of whatís advertised. Good for getting drunk. Not for enjoying a brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
altonbrownd (5629) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle brought back from Bangalore by parents. Light golden colour with minimal head. Skunky nose. Taste of malts, mainly, some paper and sweets. Hoppier finish. Not great but also not as bad as the ratings.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2009
Can, 8% ABV
Pale blond color. Light aroma, very light citrusy touch and plastic. Dry mouthfeel, very light residual sweetness, rare for a Lager. Ordinary bitterness. Poor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Bottle. Poured pale orange gold with thin fast dissipating white head. Aroma is malt and something else, possibly an adjunct. Oily body with a bit of malt and an alcohol burn. Hot finish, with more alcohol. Oh well, itís a beer from India

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2009
Can 500ml.
Clear medium yellow color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, toasted, mistreated malt and hops like they want the last drop out of it, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, alcohol - phenoel. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20091130]

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2009
Can at PapsÝ. Clear yellow coloured with a small white head. Sweet aroma of honey and alcohol. Sweet flavour of honey, cardboard and alcohol. Burning alcoholic finish.

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