ianwelby (602) - - MAY 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very pale slightly fizzy beer. Bittersweet aroma, The flavour is also light but sweet and fruity with a slightly sour aftertaste. I had this with a spicy tomato-based curry. I had a sip before and it was a bit nothing, once I had the taste of curry in my mouth it was better and actually went reasonable well with it. I’d never choose to drink it on it’s own though. I wouldn’t choose it WITH curry either but it was definitely better.
wimpyjoe (5108) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tesco. Golden, not much of a head. Apart from a small fizz in the palate there’s little to suggest it goes with curry, it’s fairly ordinary stuff that slips down the palate quite easily. It has a small sweetened nose with some honey evident here and in its taste.
s_hartshorne (2025) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle quality save 99p. Amber colour little head. Aroma is weak citrus. Taste is ok lemon lime some nice sweet malts ok hop bitterness. Medium body nice prickly carbonation. Ok stuff
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Robinsons are the worst possible recruits for this kind of marketing exercise because whatever you pair their beers with their beers all basically taste exactly the same. Aroma saline, slightly grassy with distracting glue and TCP on cardboard. Slimy and cardboard accented with smears of rice and oak. Budweiser-like oak. Maybe popcorn and stale Madeira cake if I’m being generous. I’m afraid against the kind of full-flavoured curry I favour this would completely disappear. So, ideally paired with curry then.
sdmmb (1117) - USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drunk from 50cl bottle.
Pretty big standard lager. Not quite sure what is so special about it. Clever marketing but not much else.
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harrisoni (14508) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Tesco drunk at home. Clear gold lasting white head. Newspaper aroma. It’s a little better in the mouth some hop sting on the finish. Aroma is nasty. Some perfume. Not great.
RichTheVillan (3933) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from Tesco; cards on the I’m not eating curry so I might not getting the full taste sensation, clear amber pour white head, lager and malt aroma, mostly grassy taste with some skunked up malt, wet cardboard.
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Golden in colour with a thin head. Has an aroma of hops and tastes sweet and watery.
imdownthepub (10985) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, 500ml from Morrison’s in Banbury drunk whilst eating a Lamb Rogan Josh. Clear gold with short white head. Quite thin on the palate but also with a sweetish honeyed flavour, it didn’t compete with or complement the curry too well in my opinion. There is little flavour to grab hold of. Back to the drawing board.
BlackHaddock (4435) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle: BBD Mar 2014. Opened on 5 Sep 2013 and taken with an Indonesian Beef Rendang, nasi Kuning and Chilli Sambal.
It works; really thought the flavours in the beer suited the curry very well. Would I have enjoyed the lager as much on it’s own? Most likely not.
Pours a typical golden bodied lager with the regular thin and fading white head.
The aroma was a mixture of mild citrusy hops and lightly roasted malts: the taste followed in the same vain, nothing too strong or provocative, just mellow flavours and a mid-range lager/pilsner bitterness with average bite and crispness. So a middle of the road lager/pilsner really, but I thought good with my meal.
zacgillbanks (2809) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Morrisons, Byker, Newcastle. This is a pale golden coloured beer with a malty and almond flavour, toffee and fruit notes are followed by a sweet, creamy finish. I think a more bitter, hoppy beer would be better with a curry.