Capa (2029) - Manama, BAHRAIN - SEP 11, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
jkm (216) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
GT2 (8435) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 31, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2009
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
omhper (19376) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2009
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
presidentchaos (21) - Worthing, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A sister beer to Kingfisher, with all the same quality attributes. Good colour, but the head does disappear quickly.
javatestcase (8) - USA - JUL 28, 2007 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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!
trapped (784) - New York City, TURKEY - SEP 14, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2005
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
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.
tomciccateri (1002) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 4, 2005
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.