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

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RATINGS: 214   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.


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1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
sloshgator (544) - 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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gsmitty80 (1982) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Pretty thick and cheap tasting beer. The high alcohol content made the beer but it is still Indian swill.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDW1976 (15) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Tasted several times at a local Indian restaurant (Sahib). Not spectacular, but certainly not bad for what it is. Slightly sweet and strong at 8%, it pairs well with spicy fare. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Lots of diacetyl on the nose and taste. This unfortunately made the beer undrinkable. I dumped it after the first sip. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (4863) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
650ml bottle shared between myself, my wife and son-in-law on 7th May 2015 along with two other Indian lagers at some random Indian restaurant in Laguna Hills, Orange County. Clean golden pour with a good white crown on top. Sweet malts rule the nose and taste with a pleasant alcohol kick (bottle claimed 8% ABV) within the flavours. The best of the three we tried on the night.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrGD (108) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle in New Delhi. Clear golden colour with medium white foam. Aromas of malts and alcohol. Taste is watery and metallic, a bit sweet, malts, harsh bitterness. Drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
R4N5H (255) - SINGAPORE - MAR 27, 2015
650ml bottle, purchased in Singapore, poured into a tulip glass. Pale clear golden colour with a medium sized white head which quickly dissipates. Grainy malt aroma. Sweet tasting lager.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
trapped (1306) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours pale yellow with small foamy off-white head, yeast aroma, medium carbonation, sweetish taste, abrupt finish, slightly sticky residue. Not too bad.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Erzengel (5340) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
*Old rating, best before 03.02.12. 650ml bottle, 8%, For sale in Haryana only. Many thanks to Claudiaís sister for this bottle. Sehr sŁŖliches, nicht zu tief, leicht alkoholisch, leicht getreidig, sŁŖ.

1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
CanIHave4Beers (3557) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours perfectly golden with a perfectly small head on top of the glass.

The aroma is alcoholic, akin to corn flakes, & has some distinct berry and grape characteristic.

The flavor is heavily boozy & sweet. itís got cider, itís got corn flakes itís got cheap vodka.

Holy moly itís worse than I ever expected.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
andrewje41 (1257) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle served in a paper bag. Yay for ticks and self pride. This isnít quite as bad as I expected it to be, mostly meaning that it has less flavor than I expected. Malty. Corny. Grainy. Plain. I donít see myself drinking this again, but finished it nonetheless. Interesting.


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