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Kalyani Black Label Premium Strong

Brewed by United Breweries Group
Style: Malt Liquor
Bangalore, India


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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A smooth, mellowed brew with an extra bite.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Capa (2153) - Transient., - SEP 11, 2014
Watery yellow with a disappearing white head. Sweet grain aroma. I was a bit surprised by how inoffensive it is, actually. Tastes sweet, cereal grain, and a bit of booze in the back end. Overall, very sweet. Finish is round and slightly hot. Full, smooth body. I wouldn’t drink this again, however I have had much worse malt liquors. This one gets the job done without being fiery or taste of garbage truck juice. I guess that makes for a win.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkm (217) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2014
650ml Bottle served chilled in an Indian restaurant (New Zealand) Pours golden, with a short white head. Light flowery aroma and palate. Slightly grassy. A bit watery but enjoyable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GT2 (9102) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 31, 2009
650 mL bottle in Darjeeling. Pours a clear gold with high carbonation and a short lasting, soda-like, white head. Aroma of alcohol, rice, straw, light tropical fruits (mango/pineapple). Taste is very sweet, cloying alcohol, sweet corn, and cereal grain. Watery body. Sweet, alcoholic finish. Not offensive but not recommended.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
madsberg (10593) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2009
UPDATED: APR 15, 2009 Bottled in Darjeeling, West Bengal. Golden coloured. Clear. Dense off white head, which is quickly diminishing. Alcohol, grain, straw and light fruit in the aroma. Flavour is sweet, grainy and a light touch of rye bread. Very alcohol dense. Thin bodied. Alcohol totally dominating the end.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
omhper (20452) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2009
Bottled in Kolkata, West Bengal. (Brewed by UB, Kalyani, West Bengal). Clear golden, brief head. Fruity nose with sweaty pineapple and alcohol. Sweet and fruity with mushy but soft mouthfeel. Diesel mixes with overripe fruits. Mild alcohol finish. Drinkable, but not enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
presidentchaos (21) - Worthing, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2007
A sister beer to Kingfisher, with all the same quality attributes. Good colour, but the head does disappear quickly.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
javatestcase (8) - USA - JUL 28, 2007 does not count
I think Kalyani may be the best beer label in India. Even the strong seems more like a beer despite the Malt Liquor designation. Very nice color and tone, certainly not quite international standards yet, but it’s better than most!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
trapped (1072) - New York City, TURKEY - SEP 14, 2005
The best Indian beer I’ve tasted. Alcohol content did not seem above the others though it’s supposed to be stronger. Clear, goldish color, smooth and light palate

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2005
clear yellow tons of carb bubbles small white quickly dissapating head. Rotten eggs and stale rice smell carbonated water in your mouth and a flavor of light weak malt stale corn and a touch of yeast. Bad reminds me of budweiser.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomciccateri (1027) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 4, 2005
650ml bottle from a road-side stand. 8% 14-degree "strong beer". A clear gold color with lasting white head. Noticable sweet pale malt flavor and actually smooth mouthfeel. A slightly sweet, alcoholic finish. Overall, for a "strong beer", a good falvor balance and drinkable in the 110-degree heat.

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