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

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Z2221344 (6) - CANADA - JAN 11, 2006 does not count
I like this beer. Very crisp. I suggest that anyone who enjoys a nice Pilsner to check this beer out. I agree with the posters who said that this is a beer that will go best with a nicely spicy meal - Indian food obviously springs too mind. On its own I can see the beer generating mixed feelings. Buy a bottle and try it out before committing more money.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (4397) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (2871) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Itís probably just me but when I see a pale lager thatís made and Belgium and called Tikka, I just have to try it. We have here a slightly hazed orange golden brew w// a diminishing head of mixed bubbles that leaves behind lace in big sheets. The nose is mildy fruity and floral, maybe a tuti-fruiti bubblegum sort of thing. Dry w/ a grapefruit rind bitterness up front complimented by a twinge of acidity. Vigorous carbonation. There is a strange earthy bitterness in the finish which is my only real complaint. Whatís really strangest about this beer is that given itís called a Pilsner on the label and it tastes like it does, I have to conclude itís been infected. It seems though that the infection was by some Belgian yeast strain and itís none the worse for wear and for all I know more flavorful and better.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (3877) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6743) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2006
Slightly hazy, light yellow gold, average foamy head leaving some nice lace. Fresh aromas of lemon and hay. Slightly sweet palate of pale malt with a touch of grassy hops. So much better than North Americaís typical pale lagers.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7411) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2007
Bottle, Dodgy Delií, 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8550) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Brew HaHa - Curry? What curry? I must have missed the secret spice, but what I did catch of this beer was good. Fruity nose and body presented in a lager style. Definitely an above average lager that I will seek out.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Bottle: Light straw in color, very pale and clear in fact, thin white head, light carbonation. † Straw and grass on the nose, slight malt flavor but mainly grassy on the tongue. † Semi-sweet, not half bad for a Pale Lager. † Moderate body and mouthfeel. † Fairly clean finish, simple, remains mainly grassy. † Not too shabby. † Thanks mattbob for sharing!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Medium gold body with a white head. The aroma is corn, fresh carrots and some light soap. The taste has some sharp spicy celery with some black pepper. This is very strong with the spice. I am not sure if it supposed to be that strong. There is definitely hops inhere, but it comes across more like grass and popcorn than good hops. This left a lot of lacing on the glass. It needs just a little more malt to balance it out.


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