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

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RATINGS: 1301   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A fully matured beer with an exceptional clarity, and has a pleasantly bitter taste.


0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAR 21, 2007
I went all the way to Dehli, India, i thought cool ill have a difrent experience.. taste new beers. And then bam!! i thought i was drinking a Corona or a bud light. Except this was slightly skunkier and lighter bodied. I does finish with a nice metalic twinge folowed by a spitting it out aftertaste!!

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (5123) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2007
OK, Kingfisher lager from New York. Green 12 oz bottle with a twist off cap. When I bought this bottle at my local beer store, in my ignorance I thought I was getting an import. Oh well, lets go for it. When I pop the cap I am surprised there is no skunk aroma, just clean uncooked bread dough aroma with an ever so slight hint of citrus. If I didnít know better, I would think this almost has the aroma of a floral/fruity big ale beer. You know they say with green bottles you quite often get the skunk. This beer is a little darker than your ubiquitous pale yellow american lager and it does have a little haze to it. No head but there is a girdle of white around the top of the brew against the inside edge of the glass. Very nice streams of carbonation rising within, makes this an attractive looking drink. The bubbles almost look champagne like in appearance. Slight bitter hops greet the tongue but not like the oppressiveness associated with big brews or IPA but it is IPA-ish in taste. This beer calls itself the world best Indian Lager and that it has a pleasantly bitter taste. Iím curious of what Indian lager means, is it the same vein as IPA? This has much more personality than the typical pale lager, Iím not sure how it can even be rated in the same style as pale lager. The bitterness is pleasant but may not be appreciated by gentle lager lovers. It seems to have much more of an alky content than what is stated on this site. I still say this is more like a weaker big ale than a lager. I think it may even be more offensive than a pilsner. Nice medium low carbonation on the back of the palate. Tho during tasting this beer comes across with much more personality than a pale lager, the finish is not too offensive nor lingering. There is some bitter medicinal qualities that last but nothing a gentleman can not deal with. Decent beer overall and perhaps a stepping stone for those who want to try beers with more impact than your wonted lager.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rederic (3250) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2007
Bright yellow color, with an off-white head, with a faint skunky smell at first, then, with a floral hop note who comes out, with a hint of vanilla spiciness, and a pale malt aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a crisp sweet pale malt character, a straw note, and with some floral hop accents, leading towards a mild dry hopped finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjg74 (2950) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Bottle from World Market. Pours alight golden color. Aroma is grainy with a little bit of malt. Pretty full flavored for the style. Tastes more like a decent pils than a pale lager. Not bad at all.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2007
I emptied some Kingfisher bottles while visiting India. Bottles were 0,65l and the wrapper was fancier looking. Sometimes the bottles were dark brown and sometimes clear colored. Even sometimes when ordering two bottles at the same time, one was brown and other clear.It really wasnít that bad for lager.. also it goes very well with indian cuisine!

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
lweiberg (137) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 6, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2014 Out of a bottle at the Bar in JOnes. The bottleís wrapper looked quite different than the can shown here and it also said on the back that the ABV was at least 3.2% but did not exceed 5.5%--the Kingfisher is apparently not a fan of specificity. Pungent like cheap wine but tastes much worse and yet a couple dozen Indians were drinking it without making faces. The worst beer Iíve ever had. Couldnít finish more than 4 or 5 ozís so no buzz for me that night. Apparently, this is a popular beer in India, too. (Edit: Iím thinking what I tried was different than whatís shown because what I tried was not bland at all but rather completely objectionable and nye-on-puke-inducing, so take my review FWIW.)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2007
A great beer. Cant believe the low rankings. Say they have the finest malts and hops and I agree. Seemed like almost an IPA. The aroma and flavor are just packed full of excellent hops. I really recommend.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Grovlam (4199) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2007
Bottle. Head was small frothy white and was quickly goon. Slight lacing in glass. Body was clear light sparkling and color was pale yellow. Aroma was light hay, straw, cardboard, and some hops. Light bodied with a very thin texture and an average carbonation. Light fresh finish. Nothing special.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - FEB 24, 2007
Completly metallic aroma, no head and next to no flavor except that of rusty pipes. Some bitterness in the finish, but most of all a beer you just wanna get over with

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Stefano (1943) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2007
Light yellow beer with an fast disappearing head. It has only a faint aroma of hops. Slightly sweet and mild flavour. Finish watery and thin.


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