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

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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


sloshgator's rating

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
sloshgator (465) - 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 isnít too bad for an Indian restaurant. Nice amber color with fluffy head that dissipates quickly. Served in an big 1 pint 6 oz bottle.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matlev76 (20) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
Tastesverymuchlikemaltliquor,withthatsugarysweetne

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
douglas88 (6333) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow color with a small white head after it settles. A big grainy sweet nose. Not good: sugary adjuncts, rain, light metal. Some dirty water. Drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pyobon (975) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2014
(Bottle) Clear golden amber with slight white head. Slight caramel sweet aroma. Medium bodied, almost sticky. Light to medium carbonation. Sugary sweet with some initial hint of tang and some slight but harsh bitterness towards the finish. Drinkable, but not good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (773) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Very sweet and malty smell, taste is the same, very one dimensional though, smooth but sweet

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Itzjerm (1401) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Sweet carmely thin not very enjoyable. Arab is corn. Obvious corn and sugar is used in this beer. It is tolerable but not spectacular. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Bought during the trials (Hayward Field) and drank during the olympics. great name, mediocre beer. eh...mediocre is being too nice. Itís crap, but not nearly as bad as some. Corny, grassy, slightly medicinal...light, watery, slightly refreshing when itís 98 out. Not much else to say :)"

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aurelius (4376) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Muted, slightly tinny aroma. Clear, straw gold. Big fluffy ivory head. Sturdy bomber bottle good label. Sweetish. Oxidized malty notes. Low bittering. Medium body. Nothing much going on here. Glad I didnít pay $9 in an Indian restaurant for this one. Beer Stop, Tallahassee. Apparently they sell 24 million cases of this in India every year. I doubt my rating is more than spitting in a blast furnace.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheEpeeist (3400) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2014
11.2 oz bottle. My first beer from India and my second malt liquor. Clear orange yellow with slight residual foam. Nose is whole wheat dough and mild grass. Sugar-watery with a soft buzz. Oily finish then papery. Taste is duck sauce, yams, citrus pith and cardboard. Almost 2 years old; maybe better fresher.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hype (23) - - JUL 17, 2014
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1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle at my favorite Indian restaurant. Aroma is mild, giving you no indication of the onslaught your taste buds are about to endure. Horrible flavor. Super sweet. Vile.


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