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

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Strykzone (6174) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Light golden color with a medium sized soapy head. Interesting label on the bottle reminds one of the influences of India. Aroma is subtle but grass dominates. Saaz hops seem to be evident in the aroma but not in the flavor. Tartness is noteworthy and some honey can be tasted. It is slightly bitter, as well making a tart, sweet, bitter combination. I give points for that and anything in a pale lager that is unusual should be relished.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Suttree (5844) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Bright, clear gold, with a sturdy, foamy head. Nice clean, grainy aroma, with a hint of understated sweetness. Clean and crisp, withnotes of pepper, grass and maybe mint, although may have been the result of the chapstick I had used earlier. Spritzy and fizzy to the end. Nicely bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5677) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2008
[500ml bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames.] Deep straw with a soft billowing white head; aroma of yeast and coriander; soft dry flavours with lots of floral hops; definitely a Belgian influence. Very pleasant.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2006
This is "brewed with patience using malt, rice, hops, yeast and spring water?" Well, perhaps the corny aroma that Iím smelling is the "Indian character" that they speak of. Whatever. Itís a very pale yellow drink, soft in the mouth, that delivers a weak, sweet malt taste and finishes on a watery note. Iím still waiting for the hops that are mentioned. At least itís too mild on every front to get offensive.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (5570) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5498) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2003
Bottle. There has been much hype about this beer in the UK. Rohit Amin spent 18 months creating the "perfect" beer to accompany Indian food. Knowing Michael Jackson's love of both curry and beer, he set about getting his support for the project. Tikka Gold is brewed in Belgium for Tikka Beer Ltd at Brouwerij Van Steenberge. The result is a soft and pleasant lager.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hermod (5455) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
50cl bottle. Base Camp, Helsinki. Clear golden, thin white head. Sweet corn aroma, not much else. Flavor has sweet malt, corn, some metal notes. Well, maybe works with the spicy food, would not want to drink this just for íleisureí

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jgb9348 (5430) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Golden coloured pale body with a thin white head (one centimetre) and a million small bubbles rising from the side & bottom of the glass. Aroma of funky old malt, caramel, fruits (apples and apricots) and a dose of alcohol. Light-bodied; Very very mild meaty taste up front with a dose of malt, some light spices and some more odd meaty type flavours at the end. Aftertaste shows some mild malt, a bit of yeast and a light bit of alcohol. Overall, a pretty mild beer - not absolutely horrible, just lacking in many tastes. I sampled this 500 mL bottle purchased from Half Time in Poughkeepsie, New York on 11-June-2009, sampled at home in Washington on 23-September-2009.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5426) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Bottle. Soft pale malt nose with soft grassy hops, light mineral water character. Pours a pale golden with a soapy white head. Taste is bone dry and aggressive, lightly metallic and minerally, dirt, stones, grass, salt, significant hop bite though not the taste of hop oils. Medium body is a bit harsh with the carbonation, but dry and cleansing, a little softness behind it all. Just a touch of grain. I award an additional tenth [point] based on potential merit - this would be a nice change of pace with food, cleansing the palate, bringing a different texture; but it seems a bit off when all alone.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (5378) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Has the aroma and flavor of a bready/grassy pilsner style lager but a bit rough around the edges. Not bad really, Belgian pale lagers typically are no better than any other pale lagers because there made for the same reason, this was decent compared.


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