FatPhil (9817) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 8, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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?
TBone (13225) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled [BB 03/2007].
Golden color, decent white creamy head. Light aroma of grain and corn. Quite standard malty, a bit sweetish till the aftertaste, which is harsh bitter. Not very "Indian" but as boring as real ones.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
Lunkie (1496) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2007
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hop malt chemical aroma. Clear yellow colour with poor head and lacing. Bitter stale malt flavour with chemical aftertaste. Flat palate.
rauchbier (3639) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2007
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 7, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 8, 2005
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
foul rubber aroma. Pours a clear golden yellow, thin white head. Unsatisfying over-fermented vinegar taste. Leaves you wishing you could taste more rice.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
A pale lager brewed in Belgium with an Indian inspired name. Sounds like a recipe for success. The aroma is dominated by the rice, quite sharp, with a touch of hay. Some metallic bitterness that seems typical of pale lager, at least the ones that make some attempt at having flavour. A bti overcarbonated, but again thatís typical of the style. Long lasting finish, but thatís not good as itís all metallic. Itís probably best to keep chugging this down while your palate is still saturated, because then you donít notice the sharpness as much!
pintbypint (2744) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
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.
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2006
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nice head and lacing. OK, thatís about it for positives. Yellow colored, very clear liquid. Not much aroma, citrus flavor (no indication of citrus on the label - but then there isnít much on this label); very crisp, champagne-like carbonation. This is definitely a pilsner but not a very good example.