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


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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.02   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ARMed (622) - 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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2006
good straw color,small white head that had a short hang time then faded to leave nothing behind.The aroma was grainy and cerealish with some lemon grass and hops.The flavor was nothing like the aroma with a grainy taste some metallic tinge as well as a bit of hops.Unbalanced garbage and drain pour imo.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2006
With over 10 million cases sold annually, I hope most of them are staying in India. Macro India beer I assume. I like the alcohol content ícause the beer isnít anything to be happy about. Medium bodied lager that isnít distinctive at all. Slightly drinkable; moreso if you already have some in your system.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
beerbomb (213) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Pour like a US macro-smells like a US macro-tastes like a US macro, but stronger-like concentrated miller lite with more peppery alcohol which is definitely something i dont want to taste in a more concentrated offering-i say light because there is also a highly chemical corny sweetness present. Really far from good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DrnkMcDermott (2902) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2006
330 ml bottle. Yeah, like Iíd save this in the event I ever reach 5000 ratings. Pours at least with a burnished gold lager color, but no head. Smells syrupy and pretty old. Taste is pretty much the same way. What alcohol is there is kind of harsh. Not much else here to recommend it. Does come in a nice thick bottle for mailing to homebrew competitions.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Off the bat - this still beats the crap out of any AB product. Clear sparkling gold, thin fizzy white head. Nose was full of honeyed grassy hops, light pepper, and hints of corn. Flavor was one in the same with a decent peppery hop tone to balance the sweetness. Borders malt liquor, but no matter. Medium bodied, prickly carbonation, clean, honey pepper finish. Goes well with my curry chicken...that I am only thiniking about right now....

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Pours a pale yellow with a thick strong head. Grassy aroma with the typical larger scent. Strong but tasteless. Thin, metallic body.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2006
Dire Indian strong lager. The marketing spiel on the bottle wanks on about "timeless Indian brewing traditions". My arse - this is brewed by Skol for SABMiller, so any ítraditionsí are imported. This was barely better than a malt liquor. This will sell well in Indian restaurants around the world - there were two tables of England football fans near us and they sank a few before going to watch their teamís World Cup tie with Paraguay. (If Iíd known how turgid the match would be, I would have had a few more...) But it doesnít complement the food that well - itís too strong in alcohol and thick in the body to be quenching. Youíre better off with Kingfisher if you must. Itís pale yellow and raised a thin film of foam. The aroma is dominated by alcohol, with some corn and faint lemon juice. The mouthfeel is hard and the finish is metallic and nasty. (330ml bottle at Nirankar Indian restaurant, Melbourne)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
rpattinson (84) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2006
Pale yellow, disappearing head; dust, pepper and pissa roma; sweet taste with a funny hop aroma; vaguely bitter, lightly peppery finish. Not the best Iíve had, but not the worst by any means

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nejhleader (1332) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2006
with a name like haywards 5000 I had to try it. aroma has a hint of corn a tad sweet, not much taste, a bit sweet, If this is Indias version of bud or coors then they should consider themselves lucky. For a 7% pale lager it is not bad.

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