Marko (4263) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 21, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Kingfisher Premium Lager Beer, 0.33l green bottle brewed by Shepherd Neame in the UK, purchased at that odd Indian store in Graz.
Poures a golden/yellow colour with a small head that went away really fast... rice and some hops in the nose. Ok malty taste, some rice, a bit "dusty" and maybe just a bit "eggy", some fine but very weak hopiness in the background and aftertaste. Didn’t impress me at all, but still a lot better than Thunderbolt.
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2006
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Immediatly skunky european hops scent. Pale straw yellow pour. Thin head with high carbonation. Thankfully the skunkiness doesn’t come out as much in the flavour. Still grainy and waterry, even a bit grassy. This is a slight hop undertsone that is some what pleasant.
coldbrewky (1493) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2006 MMMMMmmmmm curried Chicken and rice with spicy samosas on the side. Apu (his real name) sold me a 6er of this at the rip and run next to the Indian food take out here in town. As many have said, a bit average but still has its fine points. Fuller bodied than most pale lagers fits very well with Indian food.
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Sampled at various places at the subcontinent, all the way from New Delhi to Kovalam Beach, Kerala, South India]
Memories is brought to my mind and I have to give this beer some credit for the best travels in my life. Indeed this beer is just mainstream, but as with many objects in India, you’ll like it later on anyway. It’s the beer to be sampled at indian restaurents if they have no IPAs.
TrojanMan (43) - USA - DEC 11, 2006
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a very distinctive beer. It screams US macro. If you close your eyes you’ll think its a Bud.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had on my flight from LA to Frankfurt on Air India. Drinkable to say the least, but abit corny, seems a tad above an American Macro. Slight bitterness.Canned. ok drinker, but nothing great.
StateofTrance (35) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Minor head consistency and not much in the way of flavor or aroma. Although a surprisingly refreshing beer.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2006
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
darker BMC. ugly brown. no aroma. a bit sweeter. kinda gimmicky. above average pale lager.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I wouldn’t dream of drinking this dishwater any time other than whence Ive got a Jalfrezi chicken, bombay aloo and chana masala on the go, when, for some reason, this tastes "quite" good. Indians may be more known for their curry, the Taj Mahal and poverty, but they obviously picked up some beer making skills from "the Company" in the last century and before as this stuff aint bad. Amber in colour, fairly sweet and a little malty hoppiness. As I say, compliments a good ole ruby well, otherwise, wouldn’t touch the stuff!
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at Kingfisher Cafe, Amsterdam. Smells eggy like a lager. A bit lacey, okay for a lager. "Dry" tasting with prickly mouthfeel.