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


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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Marduk (2982) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 14, 2012
750ml bottle. Very pale yellow color. Small white head appears. Malty, corny, mild toffee, alcohol, watery aroma. Malty, mild grassy hops, alcohol and corn candy in flavor. Its not offensive, but very boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (9616) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 14, 2012
750ml bottle (Stockmann, Tallinn) - 7.5% brewed in the UK, presumably by a Molsen-Coors shop
4 Initially, thereís a sharp almost acidic aroma, but not much else. As it sits in the glass, itís more dishclothy. Watery, but some sweetness with a fruity bent. Itís still just pale and fizzy even if it comes in a champagne bottle with a cork and cage. The head settles quickly, and then you wouldnít be able to tell it from Carling. Taste? Well, itís a lager, and itís a bit alcoholic. Not much more to say. Does have some noble hoppy bite too. Well attenuated, but that makes it too dry for such a strong beer, itís not so drinkable. We certainly didnít want to finish all 75cl ourselves. At least it wasnít nasty, but it really wasnít any good. 8% brainfuck beer from Lithuanian small guys is way better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fletchfighters (1136) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2012
sweet malts, floral citrus and metal notes. Whole bunch of booze. Beer on steroids that has gone bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (661) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 17, 2012
Nose of a bit bread, and certainly fruity. Dark yellow in appearance. Medium sweet with faint bitterness to it. Medium body, fizzy with a nice pleasant lingering texture. Finish is there but as to how long is unknown yet to me as i always have a curry with the this beer or vice versa, canít help it they just fit together.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
janubio (441) - SPAIN - JUL 13, 2012
500 ml. corked bottle. Large head that doesnīít hold very long but leaves a nice ring. Pale golden colour. Smell is a bit skunky, with citrus and fruits notes. Oily texture, medium body. Taste is sweet, caramel, hints of fruits, citrus. and some spices. Good, but i donít think I could drink more than one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1221) - ESTONIA - JUL 12, 2012
750ml bottle. Hazy pale golden, white head. Nose is cereals, mainly corn, citrus, yeast, vague hops. Taste is slightly sweet, yeasty, with corn, weak spice and yeast. Finish is slightly dry, yeasty-corny with weak hops. Despite the corn dominating the whole thing, itís nicely balanced and very drinkable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
grunx (367) - - JUN 29, 2012
Notes de verdura i lŗctic en nas. Mal senyal. En boca entrada correcta perÚ un post gust un xic desagradable. No val la pena, i menys tinguent en compte el preu que val.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1590) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2012 750ml bottle conditioned. 7.5% ABV, not 8% as advertised. On offer at £3.99 at Morrisons. Large white head with no retention. Pale yellow-gold (piss) body. Clear. Aroma is of champagne, rice, corn, hops, lager malt, alcohol and a little yeast in the sediment. The nose is not very pronounced, not necessarily a flaw, just a fact. Definitely produced to a similar recipe to Cobra Lager. Fairly neutral taste. Dry, sightly bitter finish. Smooth drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4144) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
In July 2010, I wrote this: Sold in the UK as íKing Cobraí, it costs £6.75 for the regular 0.75 Litre bottle at one of my local Indian restuarants (about $10.00). The two 0.75L Cork and Caged bottles from last night were poured into four champagne flutes and topped up fairly often as we drank our way down the bottles. Light, lemony yellow with a slight haze, especially at the lower end of the bottle (no bits, but obviously some light sediment is in the base of the bottles. Lively head in the pour, but no staying power. The smell is of Belgian yeasts, interesting but not strong. The beer is really a strong lager in taste and feel, I like it and for the price is good value. Not sure it is in the correct style cat, but it isnít a bad beer at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aphelion1979 (172) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
Pours light amber with a creamy white head. slightly fruity/malty aroma, with a light carbonation. taste is creamy, slight background fruit and spices, with a light bitterness. much stronger than its cousin. a very drinkable lager, and great with a curry!

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