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

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RATINGS: 204   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.


1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
frankenkitty (1960) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Golden with some effervescent streams, but no head save a white, scummy film. A few dashes of peppery particulate. If any beer could truly rate a "1" in appearance here we have it. Aromas were interesting to say the least, but pretty darn awful: PlayDoh & grass with charcoal and exhaust. After I finished cussing out Cornfield for providing me this gem, I took a sip. Not too horrendous with some floral sweetness, but the finish was industrial with corn-syrupy and notes of fuel. There were times that I detected plastic or leather (my wife asked, "Pleather?" and I’ll go with that). Aftertaste was of Blue Chloraseptic®. When I try a new beer I expected my senses to be entertained, but this, THIS was a culinary Grand Guignol.

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1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2005
Bottled, Delhi, India. Golden larger that struggled to form and hold a head. Sweat malty aroma. The flavour has body and the first in some time to do so. This isn’t the worst beer on the planet but don’t travel to Delhi to get it. Short on the palate it’s not rewarding but doesn’t offend either.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Strong initial corn flavor along with a very pronounced metallic finish. Mild hop bite. Can’t seem to overcome the tinny aftertaste. Corn adjuncts very pervasive throughout. A bit watery in texture. Decent alcohol kick...reminds me of a malt liquor in some ways.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2005
A surprisingly drinkable brew, despite the initial corny sweet aroma. Clear yellow with continual bubbling and a good lacing head, It does come across a bit thin - odd when considering the 7% abv. It’s got a bready malt taste and a light bitterness which is part herbal hops, part metal. The finish is sweet and definitely metallic.

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1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
oh6gdx (21122) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2005
Bottled. Pale yellow colour, big white head, which disappears quickly though. Strong alcoholic sting in aroma, with weak malts also present. Easy to drink, due to wateryness. Wateryness is also the weakness in it. Alcohol nowhere to be fount in flavour. Weak malts is there as well as some weird sweetness, could be a mix of sugar and vegetables or something. Could be good with Indian food, otherwise not. A bit oilyish palate.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dwyerpg (4686) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2005
oOu know, for a lager I like it. Its thicker and better flavored. Certainly the best by this Indian company (which turns out to be owned by Miller) I’ve had. But still not good.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2005
I had this at the Jaipur in Fairfax, va. Served in the 650 bottle. This was better than I thought it would be. Pretty much yellow and fizzy. The aftertaste reminds me of something a lambic would have. Goes very well with indian food.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2005
a basically clear yellow color w/ a nice well laced head. hints of corn a weak hop and some dough in the aroma. Palate is pretty average. Flavor is a fairly malt taste but like a cheap immatation malt along w/ some grain and maybe some honey and yeast. This wasn’t half bad.. just wasn’t real good either.

1.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tomciccateri (1026) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 4, 2005
650ml clear bottle. No hops to get light-struck skunky. Drank one month from brewing, this medium-bodied beer offered a slightly sweet, semi-malty flavor balance with a noticable alcoholic finish. Fairly smooth and drinkable, given the alternatives.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
omhper (20174) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2005
Bottled. Pale yellow, briefhead. Some corn syrup, some rice. Mellow but smooth and drinkable. No bitterness. Bearable.


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