nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2005
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
I was taken by the almost complete lack of an aroma. If you sniff very deeply you can detect a minimal amount of sweet malt but no hops to speak of. The appearance is golden with a medium head. The flavor is a little sour with an unpleasant grassy bitterness I presume is from hops. On the plus side you can taste the malt especially in the finish. Palate is above average for the style. Overall its not that great.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear golden w/ creamy thin white head. Grassy skunky with a hint of malt aroma. Thin and slightly bitter with little flavor. Though this was never a great beer, now that it is brewed by Olde Saratoga, which I guess is owned by Kingfisher(as is Mendicino), it has less flavor.
trapped (908) - New York City, TURKEY - SEP 14, 2005
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Detestable excuse for a beer. I am disappointed about what passes for beer in India.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Served cold functions well as a washdown for Aloo gobi Masala.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2005
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
[bottle from sainsburys] absolutly bloody god awful.
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: About what you can expect from an Indian beer. Not much in the way of anything, but not offensive at all.
jde123 (765) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A distinctly sour lager, pours a nice color - although tinged with green, almost as if algae were a main ingredient. A good purchase when cheap, and it is bland enough to be paired with a curry, but not good enough on its own.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2005
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
This smells of lager cheap cereal grains. Looks like every other pale lager Ive seen. Semi-sweet grain flavor and a weak chalky mouthfeel. No real bitterness detected, and slightly skunked. I never would have expected this to be a bad beer. Im sadly disappointed.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Had it with Indian food. A bit on the bitter side. This one is not so good. Itís a very standard, on the dull side, pale lager. But if the food is very hot, itís pleasant..
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Green means dead in the water. skunky grassy mossy taste in a straw yellow. Only quenchable with Indian food!