Cobra Beer
Brewed at Brouwerij Palm

Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Burton-on-Trent, England


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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamaty (1915) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2015 Dorada pajiza, algo turbia. Mucha espuma, que pronto se desvanece. Citrica, frutal en nariz. Y agradable en boca, donde mantiene un tono bastante cítrico y algo dulce, pero principalmente alcohólico. Tono de licor, potente y equilibrada. Muy buena para acompañar comidas especiadas o picantes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (6498) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2015
75cl Bottle from a toko at Kinkerstraat, Amsterdam. As Cobra King, ABV 7.5%. Brewery not listed, distributed by Molson Ireland. Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of apples, malts, light floral. Flavour is medium sweet, light malty, yeasty, fruity, apples, champagne, bitter finish. Light bodied. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (4357) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
750ml bottle. Morrisons, with a quid off. Clear, pale gold. Film of white head. Very sweet, lemony, grainy malts. Bit of a Belgian yeast thing going on. Taste is sweet, and light, spicy dry. Finishes light dry. Overall it’s an oddity, and not a beer I’d necessarily have again. Ok at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1500) - ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Large bottle from Tesco. Golden, lightly gassy, bubbly head. Malty, German hop aroma. Crisp, bitter and dry. Not bad for a strong lager. Better than standard Cobra.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ashbourne (4) - - MAY 10, 2015 does not count
Lovely mix of malt barley and hops. Strong too at 7.5%. Easy on the palate and a nice bottled version of the brand. Recommended.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
at_the_hop (109) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Lacy head that doesn’t stick around. Hazy colour. Mainly cereal, rice with a barley wine booze finish. Doesn’t show many bubbles but the fizz is aggressive and harsh in the mouth and at odds with its creaminess and slick oil palate. Not all that pleasant. Can feel the ethanol kicking in already and shame to waste so much of this evening’s drinking capacity on the rest of this oversized bottle of plonk.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hanoi (849) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
Bottle. Nose is cereal, grassy, some fruity esters, the dreaded pilsner cardboard. Taste is cereal, some soft fruit notes, peach, marzipan, a creamy note which I guess was the rice, the a short herbal and grain finish. Mouthfeel is lager horrible. Bought because it was cheap in Morrisons, I wasn’t expecting it to have been brewed in Palm. In fairness it’s much more interesting than the souped up macro-lager I expected, but is still not actually nice in a meaningful sense.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Zita (6136) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 3, 2015
light sweet malty aroma,pale, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, bitter sweet funny finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hansen (8436) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2015
Golden coloured and clear. Has a white head, diminishing. Sweet flavor, malts. Flavor sweet too, faint bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rasmus40 (17823) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light fruity and corn. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 270315

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