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

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RATINGS: 210   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3114) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 9, 2013
Bardzo dobre i ciekawe piwo. Zawirowania gdzie to produkowane i rozlewane? Pierwotnie jest to piwo Indyjskie ale rozlewane w Belgii a ja widzę że produkcja i dystrybucja Anglia na etykiecie. Wszystko to nieistotne. Liczy się smak i wrażenie. A to piwo robi piorunujące. Po pierwsze jak szampan musujące jasno złote i z wielka piana. Zapach ryzowo kukurydziany. Troche nietypowy, podobnie w smakau. Kukurydza, ale nie jako tani zastepczy slod zamiast jeczmienia bo ten takze wystepuje. Butelka szampanowa i elegandzka zlotawa etykieta. Wszystko to sprawia ze piwo jest arcy ciekawe i eleganckie. Polecam, mimo gdziekolwiek jest produkowane.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
presidentchaos (21) - Worthing, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2007
Superioir strong beer, extra smooth taste. It certainly lives up to the name, a really hard hitting, palatable beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattNZ (3) - USA - SEP 20, 2010 does not count
Delicious! Perfect with a good hot curry. Very fruity and strong! But sweet!

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Phictor (11) - DENMARK - JAN 27, 2012
Chunky looking, much yeast, almost like stomach acid. Requires some chewing in order to really feel it. The beer itself sucks cheetahballs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (946) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2007
This beer was available at an incredibly low overstock price of $3 a 750 ml. bottle at Green’s, so I could not resist. Poured into a Champagne flute, the beer looked a bit darker gold than the real thing, and the carbonation was far less forceful. There wasn’t much of a head to speak of. The aroma was sweet and yeasty with a little black pepper and anise thrown in for good measure. The taste was sweet and tart. There wasn’t much bitterness, but the palette was quite dry after each sip. Not packed with flavor, but definitely resembled Champagne quite a bit in taste. The mouthfeel was medium full and aided by a carbon dioxide tingle. Not a bad beer at all as it serves its intended purpose as an aperitif quite well. The whole experience was made even more pleasurable as I consider the hefty discount I received.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2008
BOttle from londis. pours orange, golden, with a large white head that goes away really fast and leaves no trace. nose is grapefruit, bubblegum, hairspray, pine, citrus, and lemonrind. really sweet but there is balance. better than expected. nose is barnyardy, earth funk.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2007
Bottle at home ... Crisp golden yellow ... Mellow fruity slightly belgian hop nose ... nice crisp clean but more a mellow belgian triple than a lager ... and from my tasting much better than the 24th percentile its currently sitting at.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Pours a slightly hazed gold with a big white head that falls very fast. Nose is clean with a citrus tone to it. Faint yeast. Flavor is more towards the beer side. Hops and an almost pasty doughy yeasty kind of thing. It almost borders on the texture of pepto bismol...well...that is what comes to mind when it is in my mouth. But it isn’t nasty like that. Feel is slightly thick with carbonation. This is extremely drinkable. A very good brew in my opinion. However. If you are looking to try what is the best example of this new style(Champagne lager), I would go with Deus, hands down. It may be two or three times the price, but I think it is two or three times better.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2007
It’s a golden color with a huge white head. Aroma was pleasant, spicy and a bit floral. Taste was the same - mild spiciness and some good floral character. Definite grainy/malty backbone too. Very drinkable. This is very smooth, crisp and delicious beer. On tasting it you wouldn’t assume the doulbe fermentation, as it’s so smooth and crisp. It’s deceptive I tell ya. Be careful! Enjoyed at Tastes Wine Bar in the Highlands neighborhood in Denver.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pbrick (13) - Roseville, California, USA - APR 22, 2007
pale gold color. light/med body. mild biscuity sweetness up front, followed by a moderate spicy (pepper) hop character and moderate bittering. Finished dry with a lingering mild bittering. Aftertaste was like honey, more flavor than initial taste to be honest. Not a cheap beer, but for the price it ain’t bad.


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