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


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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (5939) - 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 (3063) - 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 (2503) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arayaga2 (1845) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Hazy yellow with a thick white head. Mildly sweet corny aroma, with a taste that predictably follows. One of the better indian products. $2.50/650ml

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blinesam (235) - USA - JAN 11, 2007
Really not a great lager but for 7% hides it taste really well. Probably better than most american macros but not by much. Really like on the hops and not too bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1466) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Apu (his real name) sold me this one at the local quickie mart, and quite a salesman he is to this day. A nice strong lager that is fantastic with pizza. I agree with the other posts that this has a longer lasting body than most brews. Alcohol presence known but not eyeball turning. Try it if you can find it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cobra (1100) - - OCT 28, 2006
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. Bottled on 07/12/05, Batch #127. Not a fresh sample then, huh? Poured out a light straw yellow color, with a thin white head. Very clean aroma, but sulfury yeast smell. Not much flavor either. Slightly sweet, not much else going for it.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Virtually no aroma at all. The appearance is a clear gold brew with nice carbonation and a poor head with no lacing. The palate lasts longer than a normal American lager. It actually reminds me alot of a typical american mal liquor. The beer has a stronger sharp flavor. Contrary to the commercial description, I taste very little malt in this beer.

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