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


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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.02   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2345) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2007
an aroma that at first seems fruity, but more careful study reveals a chemical or soapy quality something like tropical mr. clean. the taste of course reveals the same....quality (although it is different!). the bitterness that remains is of that same chemical turpentine enjoyable like substance. a bit of tea in there which surely helps to clean up the burp as well as the finish. clever and demoralizing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
madsberg (10598) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2007
Canned. Pale yellow coloured. Clear. Dense white head. Canny, light metallic sweet and fruity aroma. Flavour is quite sweet and light grassy. Has some sugary and fruity notes. Medium bodied. A bit dry. Has an alcoholwarming sweetish end. Alcohol is quite well hidden.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
radagast83 (5393) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Large bottle. Not offensive, but nothing is here that’s really good or special in any way. At best it is mediocre. Alcohol presence is not that noticeable. Strong malt flavors and that’s just about it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2007
really nothing stood out or seperated itself with this beer from a slew of other mediocre lagers. malty flavor fairly carbonated with a light to medium finish. alcohol was slightly present.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
javatestcase (8) - USA - JUL 4, 2007 does not count
A really unfortunate testimony to the state of beer here in India that this Malt Liquor is currently the top rated India beer. Fairly clean, looks good in a glass, and strong... but taste is heavy handed corn with alcohol fumes. If you try it, buy a few so at least you can forget what they taste like after.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (5966) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Bottle: Poured a very dark yellow, almost copper, with a rapidly surrendering head of foam. A bit of a perfumey aroma, actually. This drinks with a slightly tart, slightly alcohol-laced lagery flavor. Not a stitch of offending starchiness here, but in lieu of what would be a nice hoppy finish, instead we get a musty mashy finish that brings it down. Not as bad as it’s overall ranking would suggest. (#2966, 6/9/2007)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2007
After a slew of crap lagers I at least can find some character. The colour is the usual lager looking with creamy head but is not bad. Nose is surprising, is it just because the previous ones were so poor? There is some clear evidence of malt and biscuity presence, albeit no hops. Asian beers don’t have aroma. While the ABV is high (my can says alcohol strength not exceeding 8% so 7% cuts the mustard) it is not appreciably noticeable. This is OK(ish).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bluevegie (3065) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2007
Almost golden body with a half decent head. Alcohol stands out on the nose followed by corn and malts. Taste is pretty ordinary and fairly thin, more corn notes some resin and more alcohol. Drinkable but not that enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ALLOVATE (2541) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2007
From the bottle into a pilsner glass in the searing afternoon heat. Hoping for an enjoyable start to a long, beery afternoon, but this one would not fit the mould.
Ordinary in appearance, no surprises. The head grew up the glass and with the bubbles audibly bursting it receded back down a thin, lifeless layer of suds. Lots of carbonation streaming inside its pale, yellow tinged, gold body. Fruity, burnt sugar, slightly savoury nose hinting at fresh toasted muesli with a little alcohol tickle. First mouthful was toffee and table sugar sweet, again showing sweet/savoury, dried fruits and echoes of cereal grains which bounce along on into the sweetish, noticeably alcoholic swallow. It continues very sweetly, a light note of pine peaks through. With the body very light - and softer than soft carbonation - it becomes flabby as it warms and lifeless by the end. Severely in need of balance this sweetish ’Euro Strong’ just fades off into the background. Not my thing, onto the Home-Brew!!! (33cL, 07/10/06, The Beer Store Morley)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2007
From a 11.2 oz. bottle with a blurb and bottling date/batch number on the back label. Poured a hazy dull yellowish golden with a small foamy white head that quickly settled into a fine lacing, very minimal amount of ringed sticking. Smells of sweet neutral pale malts that meshes with a raw clear alcohol, a very subtle apple fruitiness and a light musty spiciness. A steady moderate carbonation and a softly alcoholic crisp, dry, thin, light bodied mouthfeel. Not an offensive taste, but pretty bland one, thin sweet neutral pale maltiness, a soft sour apple fruitiness, a light, light spiciness, the alcohol is in the background and a bit solvent-like, and a dry malty finish. Well, I’ve tried it and I see no reason to return to it any day/year soon.

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