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


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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle:   Golden straw, hazy, a little dirty, moderate frothy white head, spotty lacing.   Very pale wheaty nose, maybe grassy.   Very very soft.   Champagne is right.   When it was colder it was more Champagne like, but it lets go as it warms.   Seems like an Ale/Lager hybrid... leaning towards the Ale side.   Guessing that is because of the yeast.   Finishes more of a lager in its sweetness, grassy, with a champagne tinge.   Interesting stuff.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Soft sweet finish, very soft breadiness, perhaps from the yeast.   Drink this stuff cold, cuz once it warms up the champagne aspect seems to dimish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thewolf (11369) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 16, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Vin og Vært, Haderslev. Pours clear golden with a small, fizzy, white head. Aroma has lemon, grain, sharpish alcohol. High carbonation, quite oily and light dry mouthfeel. Flavour has maize, sugar, alcohol, citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2013
Backlog rating 3-13-2009 (Bottle) This beer has a medium sized white very fizzy head with poor retention, transparent body, lively fast-rising carbonation, very bubbly, one ring of lacing, and the body hue is yellow. The aromas are malt, fruit and sweet. Ditto for the taste. The palate is very spritzy and this is a light bodied beer. In conclusion, the ABV did not come into play in the taste. This beer has a lot to be desired as I was not impressed with the taste of this beer and it is a beer that I will not drink again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Acid303 (406) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - MAR 18, 2013
75cl bottle. Pours a clear transparent yellow with white frothy head. Sweetness in both aroma and taste: wheat, cereals, hints of candy. Alcohol notes and spice. Very thin, average carbonation. Not my style...it’s enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrepintado (1800) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 7, 2013
75cl bottle from el corte ingles. Golden color with thin to medium head. Low to medium sweetness and bitterness. Interesting citrus/fruity aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teddybeer (2533) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2013
Bottled. Golden colour with a white head with short duration. Aroma is light yeasty and malty. Flavor is light sweet, cookies and citrus are present, yeast notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeverszeuge (625) - GERMANY - FEB 26, 2013
# 3199 ersma: wird als edel-variante in schicker verpackung angeboten. kräftig goldfarben, sehr perlig mit mittlerer verschäumung. der geruch ist süßlich, blumig, nach überreifen früchten. der antrunk ist süßlich bis süß, fruchtig, leicht spritig. zur mitte nimmt die süße ab, blebt aber tonangebend, trotz der aufkommenden hopfenherbe. auch im abgang bleibt es süßelch, hinzu kommt eine hefenote. fruchtig mit herbem fundament. die verkorkte 0.75-l-flasche mit goldener einbrennlackierung wirkt sehr edel. fazit: viel süße, dafür wenig aroma. trinkbar. bleibt nur die frage, warum eine belgische brauerei ihr bier „cobra“ nennt. 11,9,8,9,14,9 - 9,30 - 26/2/13

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirstyrabbit (1330) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 25, 2013
750ml bottle - 7,5%. Pale yellow body with a tall head. Sweet lagery aroma with some yeast and sugar. Taste is surprisingly sweet with no lagery sourness - it could easily be mistaken for a Tripel. Finish has some wet wood. I expected a typical strong pale lager (boozy and tinny) put in a fancy bottle but it turned out to be quite atypical. You’ll either like it or not. It probably goes well with spicy Indian food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2013
Gul i färgen med vitt skum. Doftar fruktigt, jäst vinöst, lite metall och citrus. Smakar söt/syrligt med mycket frukt och jäst, citrus, söta malttoner. Bra lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
trapez (1537) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle. Aroma of yeast and malt. Light and clear yellow colour with large white head. Mild flavour of yeast, a little malt and a hint of citrus.

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