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Kalyani Black Label Premium Lager

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Brewed by United Breweries Group
Style: Pale Lager
Bangalore, India

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 1.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.12   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 1/29/2009. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Appearance: Pours a golden straw yellow, with a small head that fades quickly. A fair amount of carbonation is visible. A rather odd smell. Soapy, metallic, a little bit sweet (adjunct sweetness, but still sweet), and ethynol. Pretty bad. Wow, this has to be one of the worst five beers I have ever had. There is some light corn sweetness in at the beginning, but the other flavors that come in are almost poison: aluminum, soap, and ethyl alcohol. It almost tastes like this beer was made, but then after brewing they put in all of these additives. Awful. It’s light and fizzy, which normally would be a slightly higher ranking, but the additives just bring it down another level. I could not finish this. I had the 650 ml bottle, and I needed to get rid of the last third. My head literally started to throb before I finished half of the bottle.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ungstrup (29484) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2009
Bottled. A golden beer with an off-white head. The aroma is sweet malty combined with a skunky note - that could stem from the clear bottle and light. The flavor is sweet and skunky - the sweetness seemingly artificial, leading to a dry metallic finish.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
C;ear golden with tiny white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel notes. Sweet flavour with cardboard and malty notes. Loads of cardboard in the finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (31480) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2008
65 cL clear bottle. Pours clear and almost golden yellow with a diminished white head. Cornish and light acidic nose. Cardboardish and mild sweetend flavoured. Ends mild sweet and cornish.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of madsberg. Pours a clear golden with a rough white head. A little aroma hops in the nose and something resembling chicory that for some reason I often detect in cheap ass Lagers. Medium body with sweet malts and not to forget loads of brewing cereal - rice I suppose. A somewhat chemical edge with some cardboard as well. Subdued bitterness. 201008

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Grovlam (4156) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2008
Kalyani Black Label Premium Lager Beer. Bottle. [Tasting @ Papsoe 20-10-2008] Small bubbly white head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Clear yellow color. Aroma of fresh grass, mild floral, hint of hay and corn like. Over the palate came distinctive metallic, corn and rice like in the feel. Almost chemical like. Light to medium bodied with a sparkling carbonation and mild dry texture. Light bitter and sweet flavor. Light bitter dry finish.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
madsberg (10309) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
Bottle bought in Ooty in Tamil Nadu. Golden coloured. Clear. Dense off white head. Lots of carbonation. Hay and grains in the aroma. Quite distinct. Flavour is a bit citric and dry and has grainy notes. Hay again. Is quite thin bodied and is dry. Ends on a very light bitter note, but sweetness is the dominant factor. Hmmm. Still have to stick to my Kingfisher I guess.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
javatestcase (8) - USA - MAR 8, 2007 does not count
SO far our favorite beer available in Delhi. Lacks the bitter aftertaste of just about every other beer available here. It’s a much better flavor for real beer drinkers than Haywards 500, a malt liquor of the worst order. It’s still kinda sad that this is the product of the same brewery that makes Newcastle. I’d kill for a Newcastle here in Delhi, but I’ll drink this for now. If you are here, look for Black Label before the other high octane liquors

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GRM (3022) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2007
Brown bottle, 330 ml, label read as Kalyani Export Special, premium lager beer, best before December 2000; eye: golden with a hint of oranger, thin off-white head that disappears almost completely to leave a ring arouund the glass, lightly hazy, no effervescence; nose: oxidized, madeira, caramel; mouth: in that order, oxidized, light malt, light caramel, boiled vegetables, oxidized finale with a hint of caramel, thin, watery texture, mildly sweet, no bitterness per se, light body, no carbonation; overall: have to try it again FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 330 ml, 4,8 %, étiquette sur la bouteille : Kalyani Export Special, premium lager beer, meilleure avant décembre 2000; oeil : dorée avec une teinte orangée, petite mousse blanc cassé fuyante qui disparaît presque complètement pour laisser un petit anneau autour du verre, légèrement voilée, pas d’effervescence; nez : oxydée, madère, caramel; bouche : dans cet ordre, oxydée, léger malt, léger caramel, légumes bouillis, finale oxydée avec une petite pointe de malt, mince, texture aqueuse, moyennement sucrée, pas d’amertume pour dire, corps léger, pas de carbonatation; en résumé : à réessayer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KingofCastle (205) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2006 330 mL bottle: Very typical of sweet lager style, or tropical lager. Very sweet, crisp & clean. Low bitterness obviously. Hard to find except in Indian restaurant. For what it is, it works for sure. If you want more body, you won’t like it. One of the more orginal beers I’ve had. A sweet taste in the bottom of bottle that is hard to identify but strongly present.


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