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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Muggus69 (1609) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2007
Chilled 330ml bottle. Iím liking the golden coloured cap, although I have a feeling it goes downhill from there... Not much to the nose, slight sweet maltiness. Pours clean golden body with sizeable white head and lace. Pale malt flavours, reasonably full body, hint of grassy hops, with an odd sharp dry hint of rice towards the finish which i canít explain to well, unexpected really. Another drinkable but unremarkable pale lager to the list.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2006
From a stubby 500 ml. euro brown bottle with a coded freshness date on the back label. Poured a clear euro lager golden with a foamy, fluffy white head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing, small amount of ringed sticking. Aromas of cereal grains, yeast and a little grassiness. Good, if slight fizzy, carbonation and a softly crisp, smooth light bodied mouthfeel. Bland and boring taste, sweet neutral rice malts, cereal grains that have a slight metallic edge to them, a light spicy, grassy hoppiness and a dry rice and grassy finish. I didn’t care too much for this lager, but I guess if want to cleanse your palate while eating hot and spicy Indian food, this would do the trick, but so would ice water with a slice of lemon in it. This cost me $4.50 at a Indian/curry restaurant on Delmar St. in U-City/St. Louis.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
coldbrewky (1521) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2010
.5L bottle: Pouts a hazy tan with a thin sickly looking head (AKA this beer is not gold in color). It does not impress in the tall glass. Lacing is concentrated ins small quaff clusters on the opposite side of glass from consumption. Other than that it is sparse. Nose is moderatly weak, with wet grass. Body ion the whole is medium and fairly refreshing on a hot day. It does not stand out in any which way. Rice gets in the way.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
vanvenlo (1511) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2013
(31-Dec-2006) Stale hop and slight sweet malt aroma. Clear amber colour, ok head and suds lacing. Hoppy front up taste and light malt flavour. Thickish mouthfeel, hop finish but uninspiring. Perhaps a bi skunkish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
highlandlad (1443) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2006
Geez, the market for Indian restaurant beers must be booming if the Belgians are getting in on the act. Of course, the competition is pretty poor. In these parts, an Indian restaurant beer list usually consists of pseudo-Indo lagers produced by multinationals such as Kingfisher and Haywards 5000. So why not a Belgian, indeed. Hell, theyíve even added rice to the beer for authentic "Asian character". Tikka Gold is as yellow as the name implies and raised a thick half-inch of lacing, creamy foam. The aroma is light, chalky and fruity. In fact, itís so faint that itís a stretch to summon deScriptors. Perhaps melon balls or peach sorbet with a whiff of rusty bucket. Nice wash of pale malts and peachy fruitiness at the front of the palate, bit chalky in the middle before it gives way to a tannic, astringent finish. Standard lager palate - not too fizzy, nor full. Nothing much wrong with this other than the brewerís dreary lack of ambition. Itís as good as Kingfisher or similar but thatís a desperately low benchmark. (330ml bottle, Clovelly Vintage Cellars, best before 7/3/07)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sully (1379) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2006
I get it, the tikka is that little red spot on their foreheads. So if you take the leftovers out of the microwave and open the container too quickly you can be severely tikkad. Of course the pain of the searing vermilion paste would leave you severely tikkad off no doubt. As does the attempt at the cynical marketing of this beer as the ideal complement to hot foods. This, I thought, was the domain of a cucumber raita, mango chutney or coconut coated banana when this fruit was affordable and not in the realms of caviar, saffron or a litre of Aussie petrol. I suppose all this prose is simply a precursor to the morose. That is, yes folks, we are looking at another pale lager. Yada yada, it is as expected. Regrettably because of my current vintage (and the quality of early Aussie TV) I recall the existence of an ancient American kiddie show called My Friend Flicka. This ainít my friend tikka.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2005
500ml - (Secret Santa cousin Rich) Aroma is skunky and bland. Pours clear yellow with small head and some lacing. Flavor is bland, boring, skunky, and thin, but non-offensive. Palate is watery and non-existent. This is why I donít drink pale lagers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mephisto (1276) - TAIWAN - APR 4, 2006
an alright pale lager. yellowish colored with white head, itís crispy and a bit sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
XaenDovet (1227) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
Originally reviewed Jan. 29, 2007: poured with very little head. aroma is coffee like. colour is hazy yellow. looks like pee. taste has hints of citrus in it, but again, has attributes of coffee in it. little after taste. assaults tongue first couple sips. after that not a bad beer really. quite drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dresden (1205) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 17, 2015
Had at an indian restaurant. Belgian? Weird, this must be Belgiums best beer. Pale lager, tastes like stale hops and a light malt. Not terrible, but...whatever

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