Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Pale Lager
Ertvelde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Tikka Gold a quality premium beer brewed with patience using malt, rice, hops, yeast and spring water. A Pilsner style with Indian character having a good balance of dryness and bouquet of hops and a soft malt character to complement spicy foods.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (10841) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Bottle from Market Street Wine Shop Downtown Charlottesville. Lemon yellow color with a persistent and creamy one finger head. Grassy, slightly bitter aroma. Fruity, grassy apple-like taste. Medium body. Not great by any means, but I found this more enjoyable than most of the previous raters seem to.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 7, 2008
500 ml bottle. Fizzy, clear yellow with a white head. Very cereal nose, sweet corn, bready. Flavor is sweet grain, a bit of floral hop, and precious little else. This. Sucks. So Belians CAN make a shitty beer. Who knew? Swilly in a big, macro kinda way. Watery and weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (5168) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2008
500ml bottle. Golden yellow color, a little hazy. Aroma is mild and a little sweet. Taste is reminiscent of an Asian crap lager, but has much more quality ingredients and drinkability than the genuine article. Creamy and subtle, this is a nice standard lager. Sort of an oddity among Belgian imports, a tad underrated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rocbyter (1968) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Strong corn and malts aroma with a slight amount of caramel. Hazy golden color with a small white head. Mildly tangy taste in the beginning developing into more malt flavor in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
FatPhil (11501) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 8, 2008
NondeScript light orange. NondeScript lager aroma. Tastes like a lager, but a non-deScript one at that. Finish? Yes, I did finish it. Why do good brewers like van Steenberge waste their time on nonsense like this?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (11664) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2007
Bottled, pasteurised, 500ml. From Marche de Natalie, Bouillon, Belgium Pale gold with white head. Quite a hard corny aroma which follows into a sweet malty lager, highly carbonated. Some fruitiness and a hop note to save it a little.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
raul (11) - ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2007
Bought some at 50p ($1) a bottle from my local branch of the Consumers Champion. I was ripped off :-( Undrinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
rauchbier (3686) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2007
Bottle, from Rythym & Booze, Brigg. Faintly hazy gold, fluffy but shortlived white head, nasty aromas of sweet starchiness, quite soft in the mouth with more nastiness from the sweet starch which is balanced (?!) by a harsh dry bitterness, short fruity dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (8549) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2007
Bottle, Dodgy Deli’, Cowley Road, Oxford Poured golden with a largeish white head. Tasted smooth, creamy, some vanilla, tastes quite light and sweet. A much better beer than I expected and the perfect accompniment to my curry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bhensonb (12750) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Aroma of malt, yeast, and light, faint, maybe grassy, hop. Slightly hazy lemon gold color with a substantial white head. Medium bodied. Hints of lemon and other citrus. Moderate carbonation. Sturdy malt character, but far from sicky sweet. Decent bitter in the finish. Maybe a hint of citrus sour in the back of the mouth. This is surprisingly good stuff. That from an ale drinker. If Bud turned into this, America would rule the beer world (except for Czecho).

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