skoisirius (1565) - Earth, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
It’s like...what do you say? India is another one of these countries where every beer basically tastes the same. This one has this odd alcohol singe to it though. I’d rather have a Kingfisher and that says a lot.
nippi1111 (1) - - JUN 27, 2012 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Lacking in taste.but it definitely hits you.appearence is ok aroma is also nice.......
parth (1) - noida, INDIA - JUN 17, 2012 does not count
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
The taste is not good. Sometimes the taste varies from state to state. Not a good one to drink.
shiv007 (1) - chandigarh, INDIA - JAN 5, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thunder bolt beer is good beer taste is best,thunderbolt beer is aroma most complex features ,thunderbolt beer super strong beer,and rate wise is the best beer.so overall good beer.enjoy the beer.
Gaurav_Delhi (1) - New Delhi, INDIA - JUN 9, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well Thunderbolt is not a regular beer with loads of fizz (like soda) and strong bitter aftertaste. It requires different mannerism to enjoy a Thunderbolt. The beer is rather pleasant to your taste buds and sinks in gradually. It is enjoyed best when chilled at a low temperature. The first sip would signify that it is not run of the mill beer. One needs some patience to actually allow the beer to show some amazing charm. Even with the kind of low levels of alcohol, it will give you subtle kick after couple of bottles and it is from here that you fall in love with this beer. So if you really want to enjoy this beer then have some patience and enjoy the delicate aftereffects.
Dorqui (2081) - Brescia, ITALY - AUG 24, 2009
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Absent head and artificial orange color, insufficient fizzy aspect. Inconsistent aroma with notes of watery cereals and little other. Gaut, dampent and sweetish unpleasant taste and body.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2007
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled, acquired and drunk in Jipru, India.
Next to Kingfisher who has its own airline, this is the most marketed beer in India. Perhaps not as readily available as the marketing would suggest, I walk in several stores advertising it only to find blank faces when I enquired. Short on structure, body and flavour, but long on alcohol, shear brute force alcohol. Another India classic. [Glycerol included]
Marko (3878) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 20, 2006
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
0.33l bottle, Thunderbolt Lager Beer, 5%. Fot the italian market, but bought in a indian shop in Graz, run by some Sikh (or just some Indian that likes to wear the headgear), and his apprentice. I saw two very interesting things. A) The apprentice scrubbed the bottle vigorously with a dry rag after taking it out of the "cooler", and b) I bought it on the 19th of December of 2006, and it expired in 18.09.2006. Also, it was bottled on the 18.09.2005 (!). Haha... I got an even older bottle than ozujsko, who got his from the same shop a month befome. Ah, well... the things I do for Ratebeer...
It poured a yellow colour with a medium sized fluffy head that went away very fast. The nose is reminiscent of a cheap sake, rice and alcohol. and lo! It does claim to contain rice. Surprise surprise. I hesitated... And then I took a reluctant sip. The taste is... well... not that offensive. Rice, apples, medicine, some sugary sweetness, alcohol, somewhat dry/salty. Even some weak weak hints of hop. Heh, I should probably change the style to, say, Ginjo. Not as abysmal as I thought it would be but stilly pretty damn crappy. And odd.
ogivlado (5539) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 29, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled(330ml). -from some asian shop in Graz. Had this one before few days and best before end expired on October 18th 2006. Clear yellow coloured, airy head, malty nose. Watery, faint hoppy, salty and skunky with strong maize notes. I’ll try a fresher sample again.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2005
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
On sale in a beer shop in Delhi. Interesting places these beer shops. Just a load of boxed beer sitting around with half empty fridged around the wall. Seems a bit too much for the obviously flat out workers to refrigererate. Perhaps these are just props though because nothing is really cold. Yeah, interesting alcohol description. My vote is for the higher side as there is a cloying taste of alcohol amongst the astringency. Not a very enjpyable beer but really expectations need to be sufficiently low as the country generally is not one of those drinking powerhouses.