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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.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Pours an almost crstal clear straw with a small white head. Weak aroma of wet hay, metal, corn, and some floral hops. Slight hoppy earthy grassiness followed by a little bit of corn and bready sweetness. I think this falls under pilsener, though a weak one at that. Could be a pretty decent summer refresher-type beer. Won’t be getting ever again, mainly because there are a billion beers just like this one.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cornfield (5482) - 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 I’m smelling is the "Indian character" that they speak of. Whatever. It’s a very pale yellow drink, soft in the mouth, that delivers a weak, sweet malt taste and finishes on a watery note. I’m still waiting for the hops that are mentioned. At least it’s too mild on every front to get offensive.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2006
Bottle: What can one say?? As if the market for lame, golden lagers wasn’t cornered here’s another. There’s nothing new; clear pale gold with a big flffy white head. Slightly spicy metalic corn aroma, but maybe I’m just imagining things because there really isn’t much in this department. Predictably the flavour is similar - weak, decocted malt flavours with a touch of spice in the background. Yawn... Thankfully the Indian food I had ordered arrived not long after I started this. The Aloo Chop was particularly excellent. mmm :-)

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2006
Bottle. Poured light hazy pale color with an average frothy white head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Light sweet grainy aroma. Light body with a watery texture. Light sour flavor with a light sour finish of short duration. I would not recommend this to freind.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
taunusmies (331) - FINLAND - DEC 21, 2006
Pours pale golden and clear. Aroma is somehow disgusting. Taste is mild, grassy and boring.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rocbyter (1898) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Strong corn and malts aroma with a slight amount of caramel. Hazy golden color with a small white head. Mildly tangy taste in the beginning developing into more malt flavor in the finish.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DarkElf (3033) - 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...

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerViking (2468) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle at Punjabi restaurant, gold with lasting white head, slight hop nose, body has some mango and malt but is pretty watery and shallow.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 16, 2006
This bottled brew from a bottle shop was marked 06GE and poured a large sized foamy head with a frothy top of fine to large sized white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a transparent softly carbonated light yellow-orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was slightly astringent and lagerish. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish then faded. The mild thin flavor contained notes of malt and hops.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle. Poured a medium sized white fizzy head that mostly diminished, lackluster lacing, minimal carbonation, transparent, and a pale yellow hue. Nose was skunky and rice smelling. Flavor was weak-mildly malty, rice, and somewhat astringent tasting. Smooth mouthfeel. Light body. Not impressed by any means.


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