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Brewed by Brouwerij Palm
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Londerzeel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Contract brewed for Cobra Beer, formerly by Kielce Brewery and Rodenbach together, now only at Palm / Rodenbach.
Sold as Krait Prestige Champagne Lager in North America.
Double fermented to be twice the beer, King Cobra is a unique lager, specially brewed to be extra smooth.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
markextrae (680) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2014
shared bottle at a pale lager tasting. poured a yellow golden colour with a white head. grains, malty, some fruit notes, lemon, lemon peel, some sweetness, some hops. ok

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle @tasting. Pours yellow, Almost no nose at all, big caramel palate with some vegetable and floral notes, ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (2163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Clear golden yellow, thin white head. Aromas of cereal and grains. Taste is sweet, something herbal. Sticky finish. OK, inoffensive enough.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BenH (2012) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma of cereal, grain and straw. Taste of cereal, yeast, honey. Sweet and sticky. Not great

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Graham77 (205) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
750ml bottle. Very mediocre. The hopping style does nothing for this strong lager. Brewed with rice and yet cost £5-99 a bottle, need I say more. It is quite smooth, fairly unpleasant, sour and not as nice as the bottle it came in. Do not pay £5-99 for this. I wouldn’t pay £3-99.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1099) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle at Balti Cuisine, Cardiff on 4 January 2014. Poured a slightly hazy yellow straw colour with a fluffy white head. Aroma of bread dough, lemon zest and grassy hop. Mild citrus flavour with some bready malt and soft fruit. Pretty smooth beer; carbonation was gentle and natural, rather than the aggressive force carbonation of the regular Cobra and its ilk. Finish was yeasty with some pilsner malt and a mild metallic edge. Fairly drinkable, if not mind blowing and probably the best thing you’re likely to find in an Indian restaurant, beer-wise.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martin243 (689) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
Never tempted before, I had assumed that it was a beefed up version of the Coors curry beer. However at £4 from Morrison’s, I decided to give it a go. Poured slightly hazy yellow with a thin white skim. Cereal aroma, and flavour. Texture manages to be smooth and to suggest graininess. My bottle said 7.5% ABV, but the alcohol wasn’t particularly noticeable. All a bit "meh".

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Philym (692) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden with no head. The only bubbles that appeared were during the pour but quickly disappeared. Aroma: Corn, herby, pepper and rice. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitter and sourness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, light body, prickly carbonation, bitter sweet, abrupt syrup, peppery finish with subtle marzipan notes. Comments: Ok. Strange taste and aroma due to the rice. This rating is for the bottled version 7.5% ABV.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (511) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 16, 2013
Botella de 75 cl en el parque del Milan. Septiembre de 2013. Como su hermana pequeña pero con mas sabor maltoso y un poco mas de sensación alcohólica. Esta bastante mejor aunque tampoco es cosa de otro mundo. Color ámbar oscuro con espuma blanca persistente y cuerpo medio y sabor con toques dulces. Se bebe bien, sin complicación, Reza en etiqueta: """"Contrato elaborado para Cobra Beer, antes por Kielce y Cervecería Rodenbach juntos, ahora solamente en Palm / Rodenbach. Se vende como Krait Prestige Champagne Lager en América del Norte. Doble fermentado a ser el doble de la cerveza, el Rey Cobra es una cerveza única, especialmente elaborada para ser muy suave."""""

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
Light gold with a massive, pure white head. Initially tastes like standard pilsner then fades to an aftertaste of strong alcohol which isn’t altogether pleasant. Nothing is added to the beer by it being so strong.


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