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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.


3.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2007
To start, I saw this in the NY Times which rated it quite highly. I really enjoyed it but as I was scoring it is really wasn’t getting huge scores. I like the bottled second fermentation flavor and would drink it again but at 11 bucks a bottle, that is tough.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
luiss (89) - Elmsford, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Don’t know what style this beer is classified under. Big bottle at 8% alcohol. Pours out kinda weird. Looks almost like chammomile tea. Carbonation is live with a sour taste of pineapple, grapes, and stale hops. Taste lingers but fades out quick.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2006
Bottle. Clear yellow coloured with a white head. Aroma of mlats, fruits and spices. Flavour of malts, fruits, alcohol and hops.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2006
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Weak malty aroma and a sweet malty taste. Medium body with a sweet finish. Boring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (471) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2006
Bottle, 750ml. A clear golden colour with a large head. Nice aromas of banana, orange, sweet caramel and a touch of yeast. Alcoholic taste with peach and hops. Somewhat sweet, but not overly so. A sweet, fruity, acidic finish. Moderate carbonation. Pretty good and without the alcohol burn you normally get from European Strong Lagers.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (15588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2006
Bottle. Pale yellow colour with a white head. Sweet malty corn aroma. Sweet malty yeasty flavor. Sweet malty warming aftertaste. A little too strong and sweet.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2006
A night in Whitely Bay ended as all good nights in Northern England should end - with a damn good curry!!! This accompanied by rocket-fuelled beer makes for a great night and a not so great after hours recovery. This was the poison, not the curry. Tasted at the Tadkir Restaurant, East Parade (the best curry in the world as voted by myself and maybe my wife!). Pours an oily, pale gold with a fantastically charged, white pad of foam that left very little evidence upon the glass. Candi, honey and warming alcohol nose, not much else. Body holds in it the alcohol and the residual sweetness making it quite full in the mouth for a lager. Sweet, well presented mouthfeel that borders oily but is kept alive by the bubbly carbonation. A little tangerine, a touch of drier malts and some bready yeast build as it goes. Finish is smooth and warming but by this time the vindaloo had kicked in and burnt my damn throat. This was average, and I could have honestly gone a bottle of Grolsch over this. Just another strong lager.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2006
75 cl bottle. White head on a golden body. Not a very excititing taste, although malty, and strong alcohol that is not very well hidden. Not in my top ten.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2006
Bottle@Københavnske Øldage. Pretty boring it has to be said, but pretty smooth and the alcohol isn’t noticeable at all, which is quite rare in beers that have hardly any flavour and are so strong. A bit fizzy aswell. Lets face it, theres not much happening.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2006
Bottle. Almost clear golden colour. Sweetish flavour. Good mouthfeel. Anis aftertaste.


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