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


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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
sloshgator (663) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2014 Rerate: In an Indian restaurant and decided to try this one again. Lot worse this time than I remember. Appearance is fine, but no aroma. Body is good, but almost no taste. Not very enjoyable. ------- Haywards is an Indian lager with some flavor and body. Sweet maltiness that isn’t too bad for an Indian restaurant. Nice amber color with fluffy head that dissipates quickly. Served in an big 1 pint 6 oz bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1709) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Haywards 5000 has a thin, white head, a clear, yellow-gold appearance, tiny, white sediment specks, throughout, and some sheet lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of honey-topped white bread, green apple, white bread crust, malt, golden raisin, and rice pudding. Taste is of those elements, with sharp alcohol notes (think of V.S. brandy), some grain husk, honey, corn, and a touch of low-level, rounding hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium,and Haywards 5000 finishes crisp and enjoyable. RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maris (1323) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2016
From a 330ml bottle on 1/5/2016. Pours a clear light golden. The nose features some light apple and grain. Flavour wise, it’s very sweet and fruity - certainly has more than a hint of apple juice about it. Finishes with a very mild bitterness. Medium bodies with average carbonation. Doesn’t come across as 7%. An unusual, slightly cider like brew which isn’t too bad at all.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle split at Cotts Convention ii, thanks to the ML dirt bags, 05/03/16. Pale golden blonde with a moderate off white covering. Nose is grain, paper, honey, faint caramel. Taste comprises aspartamtic notes, paper, straw, grain, pale malt. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Meh.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
The_Osprey (5487) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
Bottle share at Cotteridge II as ’Haywards 5000’. Many thanks to the malt liquor appreciation society for providing this one. Pale yellow, clear, still, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is sickly sweet, corny, honey. Body is light-ish, soft carbonation. Taste is light and insipid, sweetcorn, sugary wet biscuit. Ych a fi.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Scopey (11563) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle thanks to Richy / Sarky / Boosty at the 2016 Cotteridge Convention. It pours clear gold with a medium+ white head. The aroma is simple, grainy, cracker, white bread and cereal. The taste is crazy sweet, sugary, sweet white bread, earth, dirty honey, sweetcorn and a sort of oiliness. Finish is sweet and sugary. Medium body and average carbonation. Damn this is sweet and filthy. A challenge to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Reid (2237) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2016
330ml bottles at Cuisine India in Salem OR Pours a clear golden color with a tiny white head. Malty sweetish aromas.. Sweet malt taste..no real bad after taste though. Ok mouth feel Good Malt likka...nice with Indian food.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
SarkyNorthener (3840) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
Cotteridge Convention II. Bottle through trade with Macboost, cheers Shawn. Golden beer. Aroma of light sweetcorn. Taste is sweetcorn and dry malt. Poor stuff, love it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (17475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention - 2016 edition. What a treat! Huge thanks to MacBoost for this. Pours clear yellow with a white foam topping. The nose holds sugary cereal and white bread. Medium sweet flavour, with lots of sugary vanilla frosting, paper, cereal grains. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Cloying finish, lots more sugar, simple white bread. One of the lesser malt liquors tried on the day.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (6034) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle at CWC II supplied by MacBoost; clear golden yellow pour with a frothy white head, aroma has grain and minerals, taste has sweet corn, some minerals and sweet malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopTsing (541) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
From the bottled poured a golden brew with a generous white head. Aromas and flavors of honey, malt and hops.

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