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%
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 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2005
500ml bottle. Long lasting sticky film on a thin gold liquid. Off-putting compost aroma. Soft malt yes, but a very harsh finish. The hops really attack at the end. This may work better when drinking with spicy food but on its own the finish takes some getting used to.

   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 don’t drink pale lagers.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DocLock (8797) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Pours urine yellow with a splotchy, ugly head. The aroma was lemongrassy and hopcity, with pale malts present also. The flavor wasn’t bad, with a crisp hopc and citric presence coupled with a honey malt sensation. I’d drink this as a lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mabjork (683) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2006
Bottlred. HAzy light yellow in colour, minor white head. The aroma is bitter with malty hints. The flavour is bitter with a malty aftertaste, quite watery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
demitriustown (1156) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2006
Pours a clear golden with a foamy white head. Aroma is lot of rice, some mild hops, and very small indiscernible amount of hops. Flavor is rice, a very light sweetness, slight hops note, and rather watery. Palate is sweet and slightly sticky. Overall, Meh...Another Pale Lager. I was expecting more from the great country of Belgium, but even they can make a sub-par Pale Lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2007
500 ml. bottle- color of pale bright yellow, with a big bubbled white head – subtle nose of grass, skunk , slight skunk , slight oats , metallic , and sour – taste of sour lemon grass , slight malt , grass , and some lime/lemon - body is dry , acidic , and with medium high carbonation – aftertaste of grass , lime zest , other citrus , and maybe yeast

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Very sweet and sugary beer that had a bit of stickiness to it but not too much. Was a good palate cleanser for the Indian food I was eating.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kalervo (896) - FINLAND - NOV 11, 2015
Shalimarissa 11/2015. Regular, quite pure pale lager. Nothing special, works quite well with spicy food.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
highlandlad (1448) - 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, they’ve 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, it’s so faint that it’s 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 brewer’s dreary lack of ambition. It’s as good as Kingfisher or similar but that’s a desperately low benchmark. (330ml bottle, Clovelly Vintage Cellars, best before 7/3/07)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Bottle. Golden beer with a whitish head. Light "generic lager" aroma. Sweet malt/grain flavor with some underlying earthy/floral hops.

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