Yuksom Breweries Reviews




shrubber85
1.8
Jhoom
Bottle. Lightly skunky lemon malt and straw aroma. Hazy medium yellow with small head. Sweet lemon malt, cardboard, and straw flavor. Light body. Probably nearly drinkable if fresh.
Friday, January 01, 2016

GG
2.3
Yeti Special Export Lager
22oz bottle - First, I have to admit that I did not drink this entire thing. It just didnít keep me interested enough to consume the whole bottle. But what I did have, wasnít horrible but reminded me of a pretty typical Euro strong lager. Very grainy, corny sweetness, smooth mouthfeel with no complexity and a clean finish...when cold. I imagine itís pretty gnarly when warmed up, so why wait for something bad to happen when you know itís going to happen? The one thing that was pretty bad about this beer...when I poured it into my glass....there was no head. Zero. Zip. Nada. There was carbonation on the palate, but in my glass? Looked like apple juice. Very weird.
Wednesday, November 05, 2014

slowrunner77
0.7
Himalayan Blue Premium Lager
"Had a mini Indian beer taste-off between Blue Himalayan and Taj Mahal. Not expecting greatness from either commercially produced lager, but here I go anyway. Look-same light straw color while pouring. TM is typical macro lager. Canít even say that for BH...slightly hazy...slightly. Even pouring down the middle produces little or no head. Aroma-both typical macro lager aroma, with a slight extra unpleasantness to the BH. Feel-BH is flat, and as the aroma and taste are not good either, the mouthfeel is horrible too. TM isnít good, but has better carbonation and isnít as repulsive. flavor-BH rivals the worst of the American macros...no way in hell iím finishing this. TM is closer to average but still donít want to finish. overall, Blue Himalayan is foul pee water, while Taj Mahal is somewhere between horrible and respectable, although a little closer to the former. No more Indian beer for me. Iíll be dumping 18 of the 22 oz of BH, and probably wonít quite finish the TM either."
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

hotstuff
1.6
Jhoom
Rated on 9-25-2009 at Fort Wayne, IN Gathering. This beer pours a small white head that mostly diminished, transparent yellow body, virtually no lacing, and no visible carbonation. The Aroma is malt and corn. The Taste mimics the Aroma and has a dry finish. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is nothing to get excited about as the flavor is very bad and I do not recommend trying this beer.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

zebra
1
Hit Super Strong Beer
650-ml bottle @ the mount pandim. not as sweet as ThunderBolt. disappointed. super strong doesnít necessarily mean super good.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ccex
1.6
Jhoom
650 ml bottle pours a hazy golden color with tiny dishwater head. Aroma is that of corn, wheat, and cardboard. Taste is slightly bitter with a metallic aftertaste. Body is thin and almost flat. I did not have any spicy food in need of a fire extinguisher when I tried this, and can think of no other reason to try this one again.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Imaena
0.9
India Special Quality Beer
Bottle. This is pretty much a perfect storm of a bad beer. There are no redeeming aspects. It is terrible in every way.
Saturday, June 01, 2013

Patrickctenchi
1.2
Jhoom
Pours slightly cloudy yellow-gold with a dishwater head... Scent is faint...lemon, corn and water. Taste is bread and water....slightly sour and completely flat. Well.....to be honest? This is terrible.
Sunday, May 13, 2012

Papsoe
2
Hit Super Strong Beer
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of LordValentin. Pours yellow with a slight haze and a small white head. Plenty of brewing cereal and sulphur in the nose. Medium body, very unclean, metallic and heavy on the cereals. Raw sulphurous finish with plenty of crude and unrefined hops. 161111
Monday, November 21, 2011

Ungstrup
1.8
Hit Super Strong Beer
Bottled. a yellow beer with a lazing white head. The aroma has notes of cardboard, vitamins, and brewing cereal. The flavor is sweet with cardboard, diacethyl, brewing cereal, and a bit of malt, leading to a dry finish. Thanks Morten for sharing.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

yespr
1.6
Hit Super Strong Beer
65 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild malty and cornish. Cornish and grassy. Light bitter. Lasting cornish and bitter finish.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

envane
1
Jhoom
Hazy yellow with a white head. Weird vegetal/grain/smoke aroma. Taste was a lightly sweet boiled corn with a watery grassy finish. This was... odd.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

JohnnyJ
1.7
Himalayan Blue Premium Lager
Bottle from bevmo. Pale clear piss yellow, small white head. Cheap grain, sweetness, and musty. Drinkable I geuss, but I wouldnít want to try it again.
Sunday, August 14, 2011

cheap
2.1
Jhoom
What a label! Big pound plus bottle. Looks like hazy light pale lager, almost wheatish. Smell reminds me of old bottled lager too. Has an old lager beer flavor, aged, yah know? Low alky makes this tolerable. Somewhat weird, Iíd like to try this fresh. I think taj mahal may have been better. This stuff even has trouble hiding 4.5%, tastes more like 6. I had some aged bedgy bottled lager that tasted like this.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

brokensail
2
Yeti Special Export Lager
A: The beer pours a clear golden orange color with a short lived white head. S: Definitely get some butter up front with a bit of grass, straw, and metal. Light malt character with plenty of corn and a bit of table sugar. Maybe a touch of honey and overcooked grain. T: Tastes very much like candy corn. Very sweet and sugary, a strong corn flavor as well and a slight buttery creaminess. Hints of straw and grass as well, with almost no bitterness. M: Light to medium in body with a medium level of carbonation. O: Really a weird flavor. Certainly not all that good, but the candy corn flavor was sort of interesting.
Thursday, June 02, 2011

daknole
2.3
Himalayan Blue Premium Lager
Pale yellow. Flavor and aromas are all malt. Refreshing but not all so great.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011

crossovert
0.9
Jhoom
650ml bottle. It struggles for form a head when it pours, it just immediately fizzles away. The body is a hazy gold. The smell is almost nothing, but a hint of corn flakes, a pinch of honey, and white bread. The taste is like sour bread flavored water, low carbonation. Just really vile Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-01-2010 23:18:22
Monday, March 14, 2011

jaimenavarrog
2.2
Yeti Special Export Lager
Big bear Lake Himalaya Mediocre sin cuerpo Sabor muy ligero No fue buena opcion para la montaŮa
Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Drake
2.7
Jhoom
650 mL bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with not much of a head. Aroma of sweet, syrupy malts with a bit of toastiness. The taste is grassy hops, toasted malts with a bit of a sugary finish and some apple-like fruit notes. Light and a little on the watery side. Much like your typical Indian restaurant fare. 5/11/10.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

dmac
1.4
Jhoom
650 ml bottle of pure liquid nastiness. Poured about as attractive as a glas full of urine. Aroma of rotting cereal grains, corn and white grapes. Watery palate yet finishes slightly smokey yet this isnít a rauchbier. Flavor is just plain disgusting. I did manage to knock off yet another country but at what price, I feel like I sold my soul over this one.
Friday, June 11, 2010

lawman834
1.7
Dansberg Premium Lager Beer
Pours light golden. Thin head that goes fast. Smells wierd. Grassy or Vegetable. Couldnít quite put my finger on it. Tastes wierd too. Grassy or Vegetable. A little sweet. Thin. A little on the fizzy side. Went okay with Indian food. I wouldnít drink this by itself for any reason.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

kwoeltje
1.9
Hit Super Strong Beer
(bottle, Thimphu, Bhutan) bleh. Gold with white head. Faint chemical aroma. Flavor is slightly sweet malt, ? rice. A non-exiting malt liquor I wonít try again.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010

drpimento
1.4
Jhoom
Had this at Mayura Indian Resto in Milwaukee last night with dinner. Poured with small, soap bubble, white head and no lace. Color was gold. Aroma was most notably smokey along with some malt and a little hop. Flavor was about the same. Body was on the heavy side for the style and little carbonation. Finish was what youíd expect from the above description. Couldnít finish the bottle of 500 ml. Friend I shared it with who used to be a high end beer distributor, agreed. Not a session.
Friday, November 20, 2009

patrick767
1.5
Jhoom
bottle at Ft Wayne tasting - Pours clear yellow and bubbly. It has a mild, grainy malt aroma and a bland malt flavor. Itís thin, itís watery, and itís just not good. Why?
Wednesday, October 21, 2009

bhensonb
2.5
Jhoom
Bottle from Beer Geek. Pours a light hazy gold with a decent fluffy white head. Aromas are sort of citric and biscuit. Near medium body with full carbonation. Thereís a metallic tang, but itís not all that obtrusive. Iím getting something like fruit/citrus over light malt. Finishes rather clean. Lightlly bitter - like a touch of lemon peel. IMHO itís better than many pale lagers.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009

jsquire
1.7
Jhoom
From the bottle shared by thedm and hotstuff. I had never heard of it before, and for good reason. Was it really worth the carbon foot print to send this over here? Big bubbled fizzy white head over a pale golden color. Initial skunky aroma faded into something corny. Some buscuity malts with mild corn and some lemon zest. Stale, metallic finish. Really?
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

thedm
2.2
Jhoom
This bottled brew from a rating party poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a transparent strongly carbonated light yellow-orange colored body and an excellent lacing. The sy. The semi-thick mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The typical lagerish flavor contained notes of malt and soft hops. An OK brew just nothing special.
Saturday, September 26, 2009

Miksu
1
Dansberg Blue
Bottled at PBF. Pale golden color with vanihshing head. Sweet, honeyish, buttery and cardboardy aroma. Cardboardy and appley flavor with watery mouthfeel. Very bad.
Saturday, August 15, 2009

Miksu
1.6
He-Man 9000
0.5 l bottle at PBF. Golden color with quickly vanishing head. Honeyish, solventy, buttery and fruity aroma with watermelon and apricot. Sweetish, fruity and solventy flavor.
Saturday, August 15, 2009

gnoff
1.2
Dansberg Blue
65 cl bottle thanks to omhper! On July 18, 2009
As "Dansberg Blue Premium Lager Beer"
BB Sep 09 (or 08?)
Slight hazy yellow color, small white head, Sweet, honey, vegetable, garbage, cardboard scent. Acidic, sort of sweet, vegetable taste. Thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

TBone
1.6
Dansberg Blue
Bottled 650ml (PBF, brewed 2008, courtesy of ohmper). Pale yellow color, small white head, Interesting aroma: mix of instant coffee and lemon ... pale lager... Lots of cardboard, some papery hops, dry maltyness (rice?). Light palate. Not as bad as it sounds.
Saturday, July 04, 2009

oh6gdx
1.3
Dansberg Blue
Bottled. Pale yellow colour, not much head. Aroma is grains, rubber, cardboard and some skunked notes. Flavour is rubber, grains and some cardboard. Earthy.
Saturday, July 04, 2009

sayravai
1.8
He-Man 9000
(Bottled) Clear golden with almost no head. Aroma of honeyish malt and cardboard. Flavor is also cardboard, with honey-sweetish malt and light grassy hops. Hides the ABV quite well. Medium body, lowish carbonation. Hides the alcohol. Yes.
Saturday, July 04, 2009

TBone
1.7
He-Man 9000
Bottled (PBF, BB 08/2009). Golden color, small white head. Apple fruity, apple peel aroma. Fizzy carbonation. Apple fruity, sweetish malty flavor. Light palate. This is one of the less horrible Indian beers.
Saturday, July 04, 2009

oh6gdx
0.9
He-Man 9000
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is rubber, grains and some mild maizeish notes. Flavour is quite much the same. Very dry cardboardy and grainy notes as well. Not very pleasant.
Saturday, July 04, 2009

GT
2.4
Hit Super Strong Beer
650 mL bottle in Sikkim, India. Pours a golden darker yellow with a rocky, white head that has good retention and lacing. (A first for Asia?) Aroma is sweet corn, rice, cereal grains. Taste is sweet and smooth and not overly carbonated with sweet corn and rice predominating the mix and does not exhibit too much cloying alcohol. One of the better Asian beers Iíve had probably because this is fresher and not made with glycerin as a preservative like Kingfisher and other Indian beers.
Sunday, June 14, 2009

Cirrhosis
2.3
Yeti Special Export Lager
This beer looked golden yellow and had a snow white head that vanished instantly. The smell of skunk hits you the second you open up the bottle, it also has a sweet malty sent, wow this stuff smells strong at least the skunk mostly went away after a few minuets. The brew not surprisingly has a bit of a skunky taste combined with lots of grass. The 7% alcohol is very noticeable in this beer, but I donít mind it, it gives the beer taste a slight edge. The after taste is very sweet and bready reminds me of apple turnovers. I got to say this was way better then I thought it would be, served ice cold this beer is drinkable but if you let it get warm the alc. taste get very harsh. Iím probably rating this beer higher then I should due to the fact I just got back from rugby practice and any piss warm yellow liquid would have been great.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009

GT
2.4
Dansberg Blue
650 mL in Sikkim. Pours a clear, light yellow with a short-lived white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma of lemon, pineapple, bananas. Taste is crisp bready malt with light fruit. Very sweet and enjoyable. Could use some balancing hops. Overall much fresher and brewed with better water and without glycerin as a preservative like Kingfisher and Black Label.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009

VertBaconStrips
0.6
Yeti Special Export Lager
First - the summary: Truly horrible I took one look at this bottle of "special export" beer and knew right off the top what i was getting and i was still suprised at how brutal this stuff was. At 7%, what could you expect? Yeti smells like a bottle of virtually any type of 40oz widemouth strong beer and has the same dirty gold colour and the same eyewatering high-octane fumes. Poured into my glass with almost zero head accompanied by a handful of minescule bubbles and an unsavoury odour. The main flavor was alcohol - sign of an extremely low quality beverage. After a couple of swigs, even my ímust finish the beer cause i bought ití pride disapeared, and it disappeared down the drain. One of maybe 5 or 6 beers that iíve had to pour out. Positives: 1)Nice shiny holographic label for your bottle collection, 2)Claims to be "brewed from the finest malted barley".
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

osu97gp
1.7
Jhoom
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus and a smidgen of hops. Flavor is grassy.
Monday, April 20, 2009

Lowe1983
1.4
Jhoom
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is of earthy grains, slight lemon, yeast, and some floral hops. Pretty watery flavor. Similar to the aroma with a crisp finish.
Monday, April 20, 2009

robforbes
2
Yeti Special Export Lager
is less more??? pours a very clear, very pale with a very thin white head, with very light carbonation, and just a little lacing. smell is very faint, of fruit, some grain, and a touch of perfume. taste is somewhat flat, sticky, light, grain, corn, and some malt, ends with a little hop in the back. overall doesnít taste bad, just doesnít taste much.
Sunday, April 19, 2009

mspindler
1.5
Yeti Special Export Lager
Bottle shared with DuffmanSW. This is bottled piss. Pours clear gold with a foamy white ring. Aroma is metallic with lots of wet dog and raw vegetables. Flavor is terrible. Cardboard, dog, and piss. Palate is thin under-carbonated water. One thing itís got going for it...hides the 7% well. Drain pour.
Sunday, April 19, 2009

DuffManSW
1.8
Yeti Special Export Lager
Bottle from Bevmo thanks to Mspinderís random beer buying kick....Pours clear golden with no head no carbonation.. Mike said it smelt like wet dog, I said cucumbers.. Tasted like the Bud Light of India with hints of cardboard.. Palate is thin and watery.. I will say I didnít know it was 7% till now
Sunday, April 19, 2009

madsberg
2.3
Dansberg Blue
Bottled in Darjeeling, West Bengal: Light golden coloured. Clear. Dense off white head. Sweetish, light grainy and light touch of fruits in the aroma. Flavour is sweetish and fruity. Medium bodied. Is sweet in the end and has no bitterness. I preferred this to KingFIsher, while I was in Darjeeling as it is a bit more full and smooth IMO.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Narnad
1.9
Jhoom
Found this at a local grocery store. Pours a very light yellow, no head, high carbonation at first but it diminishes pretty quickly. Aroma is fairly skunky with light lemon notes. Flavor is pretty sweet, grassy/weedy and lemon flavors. The one characteristic of it that I didnít like was that it flattened out quickly leaving a non-carbonated, slightly skunky liquid to have to down. Overall not too bad but still just a semi-boring pale lager.
Monday, April 06, 2009

omhper
1.6
He-Man 9000
Bottled at Trincas, Kolkata, West Bengal. (Brewed under license by Denzang Breweries, Mukund Prasad, Khurda, Orissa) Pale golden, almost no head. Fruity nose. Medium bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Fruity and salty with peppery undertones. Warming alcohol is there, but itís still fairly mild and drinkable, although not enjoyable.
Friday, April 03, 2009

omhper
2.3
Dansberg Blue
Bottled in Kolkata, West Bengal. Yellow colour, rich head. Fruity nose. Sweet and light bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Mellow and void of off flavours. No traces of hops, but rice seem evident. Finishes with a certain pepperiness, but without bitterness.
Friday, April 03, 2009

Hophead22
1.7
Yeti Special Export Lager
650ml bottle. Pale yellow with very little head. Kind of a dried grass aroma, light and a little sweet. Sweet malt taste and not much else.
Friday, January 02, 2009

Cornfield
2.6
Jhoom
Yippee! My third Yuksom beer, this one obtained from the Binny’s Beverage Depot in Plainfield, Illinois, in the US of A! It pours a bright yellow body with a creamy thick head. It has a grainy aroma along with that of lemon and herbs. The flavor is grainy with sweet with a twist of lemon added. Oddly, this has some refreshing appeal to it.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008