Aurelius (3728) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cakey-sweet lager aroma, with a little vanilla. Decent bottle and label; clear gold, fluffy white head that drops down to a thin carpet. Bleh. Bland, watery, under-hopped. Thin mouthfeel, muted tinny finish. Like Indian Lite. Killearn Liquors.
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bouteille 330ml. De couleur jaune pâle et claire. Nez léger de maïs sucré avec des notes de malt pâle en grains ainsi que des notes métalliques et de limonade. Mince en bouche et assez pétillante avec une texture aqueuse. Faibles notes de grains de malt pâle légèrement croustillant avec des traces de carton mouillé lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un très léger goût de maïs et de traces herbeuses (gazon mouillé). Post-goût court, composé de notes herbeuses et métalliques (Union Carbide). (2006)
crossovert (5695) - Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2013
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
SABMiller bottle. Skunky smell though this isn’t in a green bottle. Flavor of grian, paper, slight twang. Not awful but pretty damn bad.
wlajwl (3344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is mildly nutty pale malts and a hint of toffee. The flavor is similar to the aroma along with a hint of fruit and a mild bitterness in the finish.
TequilaReader (30) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
resin, woody, pale, clear, minimal head, medium bitterness, light body, average carbonation, bitter,
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2012
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Indian restaurant... I see a new beer name. Strayed from the Taj Majal or Kingfisher to try this taunting title. Jeez, this is bad. Macro sweet corn grainy cardboard bad. Not even good enough for food.
jwr07 (113) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
With a name like "Royal Challenge" how could I resist? Pours a clear pale yellow with a thick bleach white head that disintegrates to uneven lacing. LARGE bubbles. Smells and tastes artificial. Quite unpleasant nose of metallic putrescence. Tastes much the same. Well, the name was half correct.
drpimento (2040) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2012
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Well. I gave this one the benefit of the doubt and poured it cold, straight from the fridge with an aggressive pour and got a medium size, white, foamy head that quickly settled out and no lace. Color is a clear yellow with lots of huge bubble trails. Aroma is the best thing with the beer, is sweet, beerish, hint of hop and malt. Flavor is sweet, hint of malt & hop bitter and lots of carbonic tang. Body is ok, but the carbonation is so harsh that it totally dominates, Finish is a little strange - it’s like flavor and is fairly short while leaving a neutral sweetness and alcohol warmth. Maybe the warmth is there due to the heavy carbonation enhancing the 5% into feeling stronger. Not very good stuff.
Cybercat (2786) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear straw yellow with a thick but not too persistent white head. Aroma is malty and just a bit fruity, not very strong. Flavor is malty and palatable, just a hint of apple - nothing to tweet, but OK. Smooth texture has only average body and just a little fizz. Well, India is not known as a great beer country - yet.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2012
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
From notes. First reviewed 12/30/2008. Poured from a bottle into a stange. Here we go, my first experience with beer in India. My expectations were not high. This pours a dark, slightly cloudy golden color with a small head that disappears quickly. Plenty of internal carbonation. Not much in the aroma; some light floral and straw notes. A little rice. A very light flavor. Some light straw along with rice and grain flavors. This is a little bit stronger than your average macro, maybe because it is "brewed longer," as it tells me on the bottle. Tastes a little skunky. This is a constant taste from start to finish. Somewhat crisp at the beginning of the sip, from the heavy carbonation. The crispness fades and the pungent taste makes me pucker more towards the end of the sip. Although light and somewhat crisp, this beer just tastes too bad to be able to drink much of it. India beer experiment number 1: failure.