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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.


1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
rauchbier (3775) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kinz (3713) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2006
I’m worried and I haven’t even poured. The bottle appears to be a Belgian lager masquerading as an Indian lager. This does not portend of good things. Medium gold, nice head, utterly clear. Aroma of grain and hay. Flavor is of rough grains, a touch of honey sweetness, and a load of grassy hops. And something that isn’t quite right. Maybe it was the Indian flair they were going for. They should have stuck with all malts, and they could have had a much better beer. Having said that, in the vast world of crappy pale lagers, this really is on the high end of the scale.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
pintbypint (3326) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2007
330ml brown bottle. Poured very pale straw colour, long lasting billowy white head. Nice lacing. Aroma reveals grassy hops, also some honeylike sweetness. Flavour is minerally, dry, finishes with a dash of grassy hops flavour, trace bitterness. Body is light and watery. A little stale tasting overall.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2010
bottle from tops shared on 2/7/2010. pale straw honey colored with a small off white head. rough pils-ish grainy aroma mixes with honey comb, mud, a bit of nuttiness and dust. add some lemon and mineral/slate to the aroma to make up the flavor... it finishes with a harsh mineral note which lingers with grain in the aftertaste. the body is medium and crisp but somehow has a muddy/swampy mouth feel which really distracts me. 6/3/5/2/12/2.8

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Bottle sampled withStegosaurus. Pours pale golden with a white head. Aroma slightly better than american macro brew. Flavor is carbonated, sweet malts, weak, but easily drinkable.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
LinusStick (3200) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Blah. Aroma was weak and next to nothing. Stale light malt and cardboard. Pour was a dirty medium gold with no head or bubbles. Taste was dirty and dusty malt with no aftertaste and not much to it. Even the decent carbonation couldn’t bring this beer out of the ones.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palidor19 (3145) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2009
not much on any front, slightly corny with some sweet malts. fizzy tasting with a touch of wheat at the end. better to skip it.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 12, 2008
11-Feb-08 (500-ml bottle: Purchased 09-Feb-08 for $2.89 at Ledger’s Liquors in Berkeley, CA) I take it that Tikka Gold is supposed to be Indian-style lager brewed in Belgium, or at least that is the marketing. On the palate, the malty base is bready, lightly sweet, and slightly cardboardy, but a light but noticeable hop character adds balance to the flavor and a mild bitterness to the finish. Except for the light cardboard in the finish, this isn’t actually all that bad. It’s light-medium in body, medium in carbonation, and sports a modestly crisp mouthfeel. Grainy, somewhat bready malts dominate the nose, and there’s even a hint of hops when the beer is swirled, but the ubiquitous presence of cardboard mars the overall aromatic character. It pours pale golden in color and very hazy, but the white head is very creamy and rises to well over an inch before settling to a quarter-inch layer, which it impressively holds for the duration of the lengthy session (and is still there the next morning). A large, dense, tightly packed blanket of foam covers much of the glass. What could have been a complete throw-away beer is actually decent enough to warrant drinking several ounces. It’s not enjoyable enough to drink more than half the bottle though...

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Sampled at the 12th Annual Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Slight hazy golden with a simple white head. Very skunky sweetness nose. Light hops. More simple sweet pils tastes and an uncharacteristically long finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shag (2805) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2005
This beer poured a very light yellow color with a almost no head. Appearance ponts a sold 1 so far. It smells like corn, hay, and generic dish detergent. So far this is in the toilet. The flavor has a slight yeasty presence. The taste is quite dry with some lemons, whipped cream, creamed corn, and buttered popcorn. Well overall its not too bad. Nothing I would seek out though


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