Cobra Beer
Brewed at Brouwerij Palm

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


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RATINGS: 230   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons. Given the powerful name and elaborate bottle I expected better than the bland tasting slightly dry lager that’s clearly stronger than but perhaps lesser than regular cobra. Has a weak pale golden appearance with a small bubbly head that disappears fast. Aroma is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
edsspoon (798) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Big 750ml bottle - pours hazy straw colour with a big bubbly head which gradually fades away. Aroma of fruits, malts and alcohol. Some acidity and a hint of banana. Taste is malts, mild bitterness, some fruits, banana and bubblegum. Light body, light carbonation. I spent £5 or so on this and it was definitely not worth it - especially when I discovered it was infact brewed in Burton-on-Trent - it travelled much further to get to the distributor than it would have to send it straight to my house.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (3346) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle from morrisons. Hazy yellow beer with small head and lively carbonation. Aroma of sweet grain and a little spice. Taste is sweetish malts, cereal grain, some spice and a little alcohol warmth. Ok beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1937) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 18, 2014
Cervesa molt gasificada i amb poc aroma, és refrescant. Cerveza muy gasificada y con poco aroma, es refrescante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
markextrae (2512) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lonick (1029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle @tasting. Pours yellow, Almost no nose at all, big caramel palate with some vegetable and floral notes, ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BenH (3252) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Graham77 (316) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - 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.

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