DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Bangalore courtesy of Nav, drank at The New Penguin, week 11. Pours lazing gold with a fleeting white tuft fast becoming a halo. Something of a mineral, phosphorus-laden aroma in the regional English ballpark accompanied by weak lemon sherbet and bags of lovely glue-like glycerine. Decent weak lemony flavour at first moving swiftly into stale hay, envelope, licked stamp, Disprin and matchbox. The stale cardboard and pea-like meaty vegetable flavour is pretty hideous as it warms. It’s not going to trouble my top 5000 but a perfectly serviceable adjunct-laden drab global lager if drunk sufficiently chilled.
adnielsen (10074) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle @ home, thanks to MacBoost for sending. Pours a clear yellow appearance with a white head. The aroma is dusty, full of lemon, stale grains, some rice, and a bit of bread. Thin mouth feel. Twangy, bland flavor. Kind of bready and herbal. A little chewy. Not all that good.
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tasted on 2/8/14 from a bottle at the late night tasting after the RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours clear golden with an average white head that disappears after some time. The nose is corny malt with a hint of green hops. The flavor is the same light pilsener malt, some corny sweetness, and just a bit of lightly bitter green hops on the back of the palate. The body is light with average, fizzy carbonation, and a short, corny, very lightly bitter finish.
Frank (3336) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
If the beer they export to the US is any indication, the people of India sure do love fancy foil topped bottles. I can see why. They are pretty damned fancy. This beer, once it is out of its fine, fine bottle, is really not all that great though. It is a pale lager brewed in the style of everywhere but the United States and Canada. It is clear golden yellow w/ a small head of fine white bubbles. Its nose is sort of grassy hops with kind of an oxidized nutty malt character. The taste is along those same lines only sweet and almost syrupy in texture. Moderate carbonation does little to relieve this. There is really very little to like about this beer. I guess ice cold, you can slug it down no problem but this is definitely a cut below most cheap lager beers.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2014 RBWG Sat night Downtown Inn bottle share.
Gold with a white head.
Little to no aroma.
decaturstevo (5458) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Royal Challenge- Clean yellow pour with white head and lace. Paper and corn aroma. Flavor mirrors aroma with a flat paper finish. Medium light body with good carbonation. 4-6-6-3
Sledutah (6040) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the after party at the Downtown Inn, RBWG
Clear golden with a mediums sized white and good lacing. Aroma and flavors of wheat, grains and honey
deyholla (8120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at RBWG 2014, thanks! Pours a clear yellow with a bubbly white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of earthy sweet grains with a bit of corn and sweet bread notes. Flavor has more sweet corn with some earthy sweet grains as well.
Drake (10510) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #169. Bottle from Beer Run shared at the Downtown Inn Saturday PM Bottle Share. Pours a clear golden color with a thin creamy white head. Aroma of toasted malts, corn, dust. Taste is corn, toasted grain, green banana. Thin bodied.
chinchill (2997) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A rather run of the mill lager Its strong point is the aroma, which is a decent light malt with lightly spicy and floral aspects.
On the weak side, the light body is watery.
The flavor is unremarkable for a mass produced pale lager.