Kinz (3450) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge thanks to Amit for bringing this back from India for me. A fun label indicates that the beer has less than 8% alcohol. That vagueness would never allow a bottle of this into the US commercially, but is what makes sampling Indian beers so much fun. Pours a light gold, surprisingly good head with decent retention. Aroma was vaguely bready with a hint of ash. Flavor was quite a shock, bready malts, faint rice, a touch of honey, and a definite smoky note that I wasn’t remotely expecting. Faint hop bitterness on the finish. By Indian beer standards, this was really good, by malt beer standards, it bordered on fantastic. I know I got this bottle in good condition, but I was surprised at how much better it was than I had expected. I suspect the flavors I found here would wilt quickly in the hull of a ship for a month, or on a store shelf with that clear bottle.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2005
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
What the hell is this description????? Anyway, this is simply a malt liquor that is more alcoholic than other beers in India. Shocker as expected. Perhaps the gypsies should have kept their secret to themselves.
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2005
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottled. Pale golden, small creamy head. Aroma od diesel and alcohol. The thin body gives the rice and syrup a hopeless task to stry stio the onslaught of burning chemicals and alcohol. There’s no trace of the imported hops touted on the label. More or less undrinkable.
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 19, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled(330ml). -pale golden, medium airy head, yeasty nose, strong herbal and metalic aroma, tasted very strong for 5%, somehow nutty dry finish