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

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RATINGS: 195   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.


0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
jhgrantjr (417) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2013 Received from a beer club: 650 ml bottle. Poured into glass with a pale, yellow color, huge head, lots of carbonation. Smells malty. Not much going on with aroma. Taste is light and sweet. There is not a terrible aftertaste, but not a good beer. Can taste the alcohol (7%). Similar to some of the popular beers in USA, but more alcohol.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Psytron (1305) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2012
Drunk in Bengaluru. Malty, sweet smell. Pale golden colour, high white head. Very mild aroma, alcohol strongly present. Sweet aftertaste due to that. Very flat carbon, almost nonexistant. Some malts and metal also to be found.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
500ml bottle pours a pale golden orange color with a nonexistent head and no lacing. Aroma is sweet malts and mild hops. Taste is malty sweet with a very mild hop presence. Only slightly better than a typical North American malt liquor eg. Big Bear.

1.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
drpimento (2219) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Oh dear, I’m in a fix; only one more chilled beer and there’s this: Poured cold from the fridge with a small to medium foamy, frothy, off-white head, that quickly settled to an island and ring, with no lace. Color is a clear, pale yellow with lots of large and small bubble trails. Aroma is the best thing about this beer - sweet with a little beery, malt, hop. Flavor isn’t so good; mainly neutral sweet, carbonic tang, hint of bitter. Body is there, but not pleasant and carbonation is too strong and clashes- heck, everything clashes in this brew. Finish is like flavor and of medium length, which is way too long. Bleh.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Koelschtrinker (10480) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 17, 2012
Wässrig süß, wenig herb, geringe Getreidigkeit. Süffig, trocken (zum Ende sehr trocken), bitterer Nachhall. Trinkbar. 6/6/8/6/7/6

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ffaoe (234) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2012
little aroma but this beer is light in color and crystal clear. very nice head. good light but balanced flavor.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jwr07 (113) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2012
Pours a somewhat pale yellow, no head even with a stiff pour. Smells decent enough for an Indian beer- bright and crisp and adjuncty. The aroma is non-committal flavor-wise, which is just as well because the beer underperforms in that department. There is a distinct flavor here reminiscent of licking a painted wall, and not in a way that goes well with Indian food. The detectable presence of hops on the finish is partially redemptive, but I was definitely expecting something less bad from H5k.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2590) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
26 mar 2012, bottle. Light yellow, clear, steady bubbles. Soft aroma: green apples and hay. Thin body and fizzy. Tastes like a sweet lager with some alcohol background. Not great but surprisingly light for an 8% beer. This certainly has its place in Indian cuisine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2012
a big bottle for 2 e aroma is a little hay and bucks. Appearance is fizzy deep yellow and thcorn grist. Taste is malt sweet. Went well with pretzels. Was ok for the first warm spring day of March.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Slubgob (183) - West Hartford, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Sweet nose and palette.a bit malty.sick with kingfisher for a light larger to pair with Indian food.


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