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


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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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tangentrider (144) - Alabama, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Pale yellow lager with a disappearing white head. Slight malt aroma. Slight, though present, hop flavor. Beer is a bit watery. Finish was touch of hop. Not worth a second purchase, but it went well with the Indian food.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2007
(Can, Mfg 10/07, Batch 953) Pours a pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of sweet corn and light grassy (very faint nose). Flavor of some mineral and slight metallic (mostly water) with a somewhat dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ungstrup (30812) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2007
Bottled. A golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt and straw, as well as light metallic notes. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw and malt, and the body is thin.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2007
Bottle thanks to Myrup. Pale golden colour with a big fast disapering white head. Corn, hay aroma and a sweet straw taste. Light body with a light dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Grovlam (4167) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle. [Thanks to Myrup for sharing!]Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Clear flat body with a yellow color. Corn, hay, straw, caramel. Light bodied with a thin texture. Sweet light malty flavor. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
madsberg (10804) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
Bottled (Thx. to Myrup for sharing). Pale yellow coloured. Clear. Pale white fluffy head. Aroma is quite grainy and grassy. Has some fruity notes. Flavour is quite sweet and grassy. A bit thin. Watery mouthfeel, which leads to a vaguely bitter end.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of Myrup. Nepalese version brewed by Sungold brewery. Pours a pale golden with tiny impurities and a rough, white head. Some fruit in the nose. Medium-bodied with an unclean malt profile. No bitterness. Drinkable though. 290407

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2006
[062-20061014] 330mL. Smells like stale straw. Light pine-coloured body with a very fast-disappearing foamy white head and a few big bubbles. Drinking this is like drinking sucking on dirty, soggy paper money -- more specifically, money that’s been sitting in a pool of pungent, skunky spice-water. Palate is light bodied with an ok aftertaste. Overall it’s pretty terrible and very hard not to notice that rocky spice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
HenrikSoegaard (11757) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2006
Can. My beer no. 800. Brought to me by my Brother from a trip to India. Not the best celebration beer, but a special one. No head. Just ok aroma, bad bready and sweet taste. Short finish, and exsremely watery.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GRM (3339) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2006
Green bottle, 330 ml, expiry date: 2/2005 (nice to have a beer cellar that conserves beers well though this one was not really worth it); eye: light straw, clear, white head that disappears rapidly, no effervescence; nose: I will write down for posterity "grainy malt that has been aired way too long" because it seriously does not smell much of anything; mouth: I believe that I detected a hint of corn but would not bet my life on it, definitely caramel though, and it also somehow tastes like 7-UP, light body in fact almost ghostly, watery texture, fair carbonation; overall: I guess you have to taste it to note it FRANÇAIS Bouteille verte, 330 ml, 5 %, date de péremption : 2/2005 (c’est bien d’avoir une cave à bière qui conserve bien les bières même celle-là bien qu’elle ne le méritait pas); couleur : paille, claire, petite mousse blanche qui disparaît rapidement, pas d’effervescence; nez : on va écrire pour la postérité « malt granuleux sucé longtemps » parce que ça ne sent vraiment pas grand-chose; bouche : je pense que j’ai détecté du maïs mais je ne parierais pas là-dessus, définitivement du caramel, et on dirait le goût du 7-UP en finale, corps léger plutôt fantômatique en fait, texture aqueuse, carbonatation décente; en résumé : j’imagine qu’il faut au moins y goûter pour la noter

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