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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Pale Lager
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.45   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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"Premium Beer"
The Indian Mongoose has all the courage and cunning to devour even its most deadly enemies. Those in the know choose Mongoose, premium beer at its best. A 5.0% abv lager brewed with Hallertau and Hersbrucker hops. Its exceptional smoothness and soft carbonation make it the perfect match for Indian food.
Launched in June 2010 in collaboration with Indian restaurant supplier Gandhi Wine Suppliers Ltd. Wells had lost the contract to brew Cobra lager in 2009. Wells & Young own the recipe to Cobra, and haven’t changed it for Mongoose.


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2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5121) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, - MAY 7, 2012
670ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. A standard pale lager. Dry and drinkable - no problems. Few hops, but some people like it that way. The bottle image is of a mongoose with a dead cobra in its mouth. This beer was launched by Wells & Young after they lost the contract to brew Cobra.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mr_Pink_152 (274) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Feel a bit cheated with this one. I thought I was going to be drink a traditional Indian beer, but this beers is as authentic as you average UK curry. Having said al that is ok.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DESIRE4BEER (8) - Keele University accomodation, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013 does not count
a reasonable lager although nothing special. refreshing, drinkable and at £1.25 for a 670ml bottle it was worth the money.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DanielBrown (3626) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Keg at Red Rose curry house, Syston, Leics. Smooth, sweet, small bubbles. Not a strong malt flavour, but drinkable.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jamesie1857 (1227) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Big bottle from Tesco - blah, blah, blah, blah... it is lager, it isn’t a very good one at that. It was cheap.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
stanian (12) - ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
No aroma, looks bad, tastes bad, in fact it doesn’t have a taste. No more of this for me.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SarkyNorthener (1414) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle. Golden beer with small head. Aroma is faintly lager hops. Taste is a bit bitter and metallic Not good.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (494) - USA - JUL 13, 2013
Indian style lager drunk on tap in Indian restaurant. Lighter than cobra. Good with spicy food. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sic1314 (2553) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
A bottle from Tesco. Average to indifferent lager. Probably bearable with a hot curry.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (699) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2012
From the tap. Had 3 pints with my curry last night. Smells slightly hoppy, tastes very refreshing if a little uninspiring. Perfect to have with a curry but wouldn’t drink on its own. The bottle i had of this (330ml or similar) tasted pretty poor in comparison!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tommann (2487) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
670ml lager. Pours deep gold with a medium head. Aroma is sweet, grass and corn. Taste has sweet straw malt to start and a grassy finish.


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