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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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cybercat (3649) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Aroma is crisp, malty and a little fruity - typical, but at least OK. Pours a clear, rather wan yellow - not too good, but at least the white head is thick and somewhat persistent. Flavor is - not outstanding, but for a pale lager, a snip or two above average. Malty and fruity, satisfying. Texture has OK body and OK fizz. Overall, fair to middlin’. If not great, at least potable. Good for a party, or with a meal.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Pours a pale yellow color. Smell is of grains, corn. Taste is off, metallic and medicinal. Overall a subpar beer.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jkwood04 (4317) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Big bottle in a lager glass. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of pale malts, alcohol, and light hops. Flavor the same, with a little alcohol on the finish. Light to average texture. Not the best beer.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
thorongil2 (1432) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
(can) clear pale yellow with extremely tall white head, watery palate; aromas of corn and bit skunky, simple flavour, unattractive, gets worse as you drink it

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ken1 (1064) - DENMARK - JUL 29, 2012
A nice bitterness and some sweetness. Not very alcoholic in flavor despite the high alcohol content. Amber in color with a quickly fading white head.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
monkeychugg55 (928) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Super pale yellow with almost no head. The aroma is somewhat usual lager tones with some burnt sugar notes. The flavor is cloyingly sweet, with very little else. Tastes like sugar water.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ccex (995) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2012
22 oz bottle came from a good Indian friend who raved about it. Pours a clear light yellow with a small, quickly vanishing white head. Smells like a normal malt liquor. Aroma has sweet hops and grainy malts. Taste is sweet, with a long but clean finish. Body is thin with lots of carbonation. My well-meaning friend gave me what could be a good lawnmower beer or a good fire-extinguisher for spicy food, but I was not impressed with it as a standalone special beer. If it were sold as an American malt liquor, and not "Indian Premium Beer" it would be one of the best.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BillWyce (781) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2012
From notes: Poured clear, pale amber with a thin, 2-finger white head. Mild, grassy aroma. Body is light, a bit thin. Light flavor of sweet malt with a touch of yeast.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Jules1976 (5) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2012 does not count
one of the worst beers i’ve ever tasted, chemical tasting with earthy tones - one to aviod.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
PorterPounder (5829) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Portland, Or - John’s Market place - 11.2 oz bottle. Light gold pour, soft white head, light lacing. Aroma is skunky and grassy. Flavor has some wet paper bag essence, some sour corn notes, a bit of honey sweetness. Odd, cluttered mouthfeel. Was not expecting much.


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