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Brewed by Shaw Wallace (SABMiller)
Style: Pale Lager
Mumbai, India

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.93   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Royal Challenge Premium Lager is a well balanced, distinctive lager, that notches up 2.5 million cases every year, thanks to its loyal consumers.


0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle poured into a shaker. Rating 2100 here we go! Pours a dark gold with no head. Like a massively dehydrated piss first thing in the morning after a blackout-heavy night of drinking. Aroma is just god-awful. Like wet cardboard that a bum has been living in for months with is dead pet skunk. Maybe a hint of county fair cotton candy that the carnie slept in the night before. Taste is just as bad. The same skunk/wet bum cardboard/cotton candy but with the addition of some dead fish that leaches have been suckling on for a week. Texture is weak as balls too. Watered down water. Overall, awful. I’ve had some bad beers but this is the worst yet. There is not a single redeeming quality to be found here. Complete and utter crap. EDIT: just saw this, the best by date was July 1 of 2009. All I know is I will not be seeking this out again to re-rate.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aurelius (3906) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2013
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.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
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)

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (6351) - Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2013
SABMiller bottle. Skunky smell though this isn’t in a green bottle. Flavor of grian, paper, slight twang. Not awful but pretty damn bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 7, 2012
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.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
TequilaReader (33) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2012
resin, woody, pale, clear, minimal head, medium bitterness, light body, average carbonation, bitter,

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2012
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.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jwr07 (113) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2012
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.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
drpimento (2100) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2012
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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cybercat (2987) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2012
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.


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