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


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RATINGS: 239   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.

mrenzweiler's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrenzweiler (30) - burlington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 2, 2013
This is a good beer understand way it is so popular in India. Enjoyed greatly by the pool!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
tightslice (1001) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle from World Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is candy corn sweet. Taste is Corn Syrup Wine.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
nearbeer (4917) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2016
650 ml. bottled 03-05-2015 label says "for export out of India" and "alcohol strength not exceeding 8% v/v" so maybe this is the 8% "Bold" version? Pour is clear golden with a thin film of creamy bubbles. Smell is sweet rice, corn, honey, dried grass, booze and a bit of skunk. Flavors of sweet corn, caramel, rice and a touch of dried grass. Medium body is sweet and a touch boozy. Light-medium carbonation. I don’t mind a malty brew, but I could only stomach about half of this bomber bottle before I had to bail on this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 11, 2016
Quite normal and not so strong as the label sayd. Intersting to drink with some pakoori and nice rice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2016
16oz can I brought back from India, pours a clear yellow with some cloudy, white head. Nose could be worse, malt, corn, butter, lemon. Flavor is grossly sweet, candy corn, lemon, malt, industrial too. Gross finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Rasmus40 (17797) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2016
Can courtesy of Ken1. Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, weird apples and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet. Sweet finish with alcohol. Nasty. 220716

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
back (1854) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Gylden klar skum ingen Marcipan malt sødfrugt pære Sød meget Oile flad @f1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1796) - 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 (1390) - 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 (17221) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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 (6556) - 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.

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