Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2004
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Typical in the not-so-great traditions of beers from the subcontinent. Probably the best of its compatriots.
DocLock (9243) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2004
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2004 Rerate after being given a fresh bottle by a friend. Poured pale yellow. Aroma sort of yeasty/peaty. Tasted slightly hoppy, slightly crisp, but nothing to write home about. They drink this in India, but they canít have a cheeseburger...whatís up with that? Then again, if cattle really are Gods, Iím totally screwed. Iíd rather drink Ganges river water than ever drink this again.
Tessic (1021) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This one poured a light yellow with next to no head. Even after a rough pour. Doughy Yeast is first to the nose. Cheesy earth notes. Initial taste had a smoky flavour to it. Hickory to be exact. With slight cheesy flavours. Finish was watery, with the palate the same other than the light smoke flavour.
OK I guess...
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2004 Clear yellow, standard lager appearance. Nose is a floral lemon and grass lager aroma. Taste is like plastic and burnt fruit... very corrosive feeling and sour. I bought this just to get India under my belt, so I guess I just haven't learned to stay away from "Generic International Lager", the beer.
Crockett (1066) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2004
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Hot sick bad taste. Skunked out the yin yang not in the aroma. Crappy hops. Crisp citrusy salty finish. Pickled cabbage aroma. Really quite bad. Re-rate. No. I was looking forward to a good rated bottle. Blind. I am a fool. Avoid. Really Upset. Confused. Do not no what to think. Some sort of poison. Ple--ase, all c--a;o 9((1111 help me.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I didn't like this one a whole lot. Not horrible, but nothing superb. The aroma caught me off gaurd...corn and some kind of rotten fruit funk? The taste left in my mouth was similar to the smell. It looked ok I guess, just like a lot of other lagers. Nothing fantastic.
cubfanbudman (4) - USA - MAR 6, 2004 does not count
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Overall the beer is pretty average. The beer pours very gold and looks very appealing. After drinking it I didn't want another. Neither good or bad but there is defianately better beers out there.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2004
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light, crisp lager. However, it tastes like Straub. Not bad, but nothing to write home about.
hopscotch (10523) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2004
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Clear, light straw-colored lager. Medium-sized, frothy, white head. Good retention.
Smells lightstruck. Almost flavorless. Decently bittered, but very spritzy and seltzer-like. Light-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Crisp, clean, dry finish. Indians don't do beer well. Curry, on the other hand...
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was my first Indian beer. Well now I have had one... I have had better lagers, however this one does offer a nice clean, crisp taste that balanced out well with the Indian food that it was served with. Nothing great here folks but not too bad either.