Brewed by United Breweries Group
Style: Pale Lager
Bangalore, India


on tap

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RATINGS: 1329   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A fully matured beer with an exceptional clarity, and has a pleasantly bitter taste.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2008
When I smelled this brew the malty aroma just about completely turned me off. However, the taste was surprisingly balanced (even though the malt was the predominant flavor) and it was easy to put down. Nothing special here. I can say I’ve had it, that’s about it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2008
From a green twelve oounce bottle, a Christmas present froom my girlfriend Nancy, who said she purchased the brew at "Jungle Jim’s International Market" in Fairfeild, Ohio - This one pours a very pale, very slightly hazey light yellow brew with a rapidly diminishing white head of foam and a lightly skunky (whattya expect... green bottle) aroma. Tastewise, it’s just another bland lager with little body.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jredmond (7685) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2007
12 oz bottle. Aroma is skunk skunk skunk. Taste is horrible. What a crap beer. India should import some HITE and end this tradegy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
aru (105) - Smørum, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2007
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mmmbeer (1392) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2007
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrBunn (2738) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2007
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2007
12 oz bottle while hanging out in the Desert. Not very exciting. Another lager looking for some drinkers.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
EKGoldings (637) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2007
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).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2007
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 18, 2007
330ml bottle.
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.

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