aru (105) - Smørum, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2008 A very common main stream lager available in India. Definitely a better choice than King’s Black Label which was the common other choice. The beer is a traditionally main stream lager - yellow in appearance with some hobs appearing in the taste. Good in 35 °C.
mmmbeer (1378) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz. bottle poured into lager glass- poured transparentthin golden yellow, moderate carbonation, the white head bubbled away in seconds. Aroma of heavy yeast. Hits the mouth with a thin body, some hops are noticeable after 5 sips, a bit of a gag finish... haggard.
MrBunn (2676) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pour looks an awful lot like an uninteresting lager. Smells about the same... grassy, skunky hops, blah, blah, blah. Flavor is fairly grainy... kind of like grain dust with a corn/rice sweetness. Given the grassy/skunky nose, I expected a Heineken-like hops presence, but I can’t find it. Could be worse, could be better.
fordest (2377) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle while hanging out in the Desert. Not very exciting. Another lager looking for some drinkers.
EKGoldings (627) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2007
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Had this in Dhaka .. had to find a place down a narrow alley where they allow alcohol sales. Nondememo lager, light hops, light taste, not dry enough to be crisp, but not terrible. I wouldn’t look for this one anywhere else but Dhaka (hot as heck, alcohol sales generally verboten).
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
650 ml bottles. I must assume that this is what I was drinking over there. Not much of a selection in India. The bottles I drank were clearly marked “For sale in Punjab Only.” Interesting. Yellow onion color, good carbonation and a light head. Lightly sweet aroma (corn or some adjunct likely) with a bit of hop presence. All and all I thought this was a fairly clean brew with a decent hop presence for a lager. A bit of spice and earth. There is a bit of adjunct undertone but the hops are in enough proportion to cover that up. Semi-dry finish. If you want a beer in India, this may be your only selection.
dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 18, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear golden yellow. Medium white bubbly head that disappears quickly. Smells very grassy and skunky. Flavour is quite skunky as well. A little bit earthy and some hops in the background as well. More flavourfull and fuller body than most pale lagers I’ve had. Finishes with a bit of hops. Smooth and nicely carbonated. Easy drinking beer but nothing too special.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2008 This is often available at Indian restaurants as well as in the store. From the bottle, it is deep gold, with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is pretty standard in character but rather strong for the style (compared to, say Buweiser, Coors, etc.), being grain with a sweet fruity quality and a hint of sulphur. The taste is similar, fruity with malty grain and some bitterness. Again, it is pretty standard in style but the taste is stronger, richer, and a tad more hoppy and bitter than many mass-produced versions of the style, especially compared to Coors, etc. It is also somewhat heavier and not as "crisp." In the end, it’s nothing special but it is good, pleasant, drinkable, and has stronger flavour and bitterness than most macro-lagers.
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2007
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Found it randomly and wouldn’t look for it again. Not anything special definately a very plain beer. Fizzy and not much taste but yet somehow bitter at the end.
patrick820 (69) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pale golden with no head, not a lot of flavor, pretty fizzy, not bad, but not great.