Gorkha Brewery (Carlsberg) Reviews

Gorkha Beer 2.3
650ml bottle [Thanks Steffi!]. Clear, yellow-ish, golden colour with small to average, thick, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, snow-white head. Strawy, grainy aroma, a mild touch of silage. Taste is minimally sweet pale malty, grassy hoppy overtones, some malt spiciness, moderate hop bitterness; slightly watery. Clean and well balanced.
Monday, March 14, 2016

Gorkha Beer 2.3
Bottle bought in Leuven from Asian bottle shop. Nice golden body with slight head. Nose is grainy, malty and eggy. Taste of malts, rice, spices. Cream texture. Papery thin.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

Gorkha Beer 2.5
Bottle received as a gift from a friend. Thank you! 650 ml. bottle sampled @ home. BBF 02/16. Sticker on the back states that this was imported into Belgium. Surprised that there is a market big enough for this in Belgium to warrant shipping this across the globe. Clear golden, disappearing paper-white head. Nose is nasty corn, huge vegetable oil, very sweet industrial corn & eggs. Taste is sweet empty corn, vegetable oil, low mineral, big sweet corn, basic weird sweetener & corn sweetness, vegetables, starch, hay,… Oily, tad watery, quite industrial sweet,.. Very basic sweetness, no real bad flavours,… Not very good but I have definitely had worse, I expected this one to be worse.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Gorkha Beer 2.1
Butelka wypita w Nepalu w 2014r.. Kolor złoty, klarowne, piana słaba szybko znika.Aromat lekko słodowe, smak chmielowy ledwo wyczuwalny, słodkie, nic szczególnego.
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Gorkha Beer 1.8
Fonefan 191214. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, apple. Flavour is fruit, malt, mature apple, grain, rice. Boring beer.
Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Gorkha Beer 2.5
bottle oro limpida schiuma media metallica lieve erba amaro medio una tuborg
Friday, April 03, 2015

Gorkha Beer 2.2
Couple of 50cl bottles in my Kathmandu hotel. Pours a clear gold with some sticky, white head. Doesn’t look bad. Nose has some mild grass notes, a little lemon, but quite corny, a little white flour, quite crackery. Flavor is a bit weaker, lemon, yeast, white flour, a little vitamin C. Watery finish. Had worse.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Gorkha Beer 1.7

Bottle 650ml.

[ As Gorkha Beer ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, pale malt, sour vegetables, light grass. Flavour is light moderate sweet with a average duration, white sugar - corn, sweet malt, vegetables, weak. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20141219]

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Gorkha Beer 1.9
65 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grainy and cornish. Sweet, cornish and grassy. Dry and grassy finish.
Saturday, December 20, 2014

Gorkha Beer 1.7
Bottle. A clear, quite pale golden beer with a small, white head. The aroma is fruity and grainy with a touch of rice cooking water. Rather rice-ish flavor, with grains, apples and pears and the vaguest bitterness. Thin on the palate, with a soft carbonation. Semi-dry. Lasting fruity finish. Surprisingly thin, and not very good either. 141219
Friday, December 19, 2014

Gorkha Beer 2
Bottle 650ml @ fonefan
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain and hay. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Gorkha Beer 1.6
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and grainy. Flavor is medium sweet. Sweet finish. Watery. 191214
Friday, December 19, 2014

Gorkha Beer 3.4
Drank at Mitho Cocina Restaurant during our stay here. Refreshing, crisp. Doesnt taste like much, which gives very little to complain about. Would get again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, December 07, 2014

Gorkha Beer 1.9
Light straw color; Light body; Aroma and flavor of light malt, cereal, and grain; Fizzy and somewhat metallic; Ok.
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gorkha Beer 1.3
Nepali beer! But it is owned by a big European brewery. Sadly lacking in flavor and interesting elements - bland and watery, with no discernible hop content. It might contain some wheat and rice.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Gorkha Beer 1.5

330 ml green bottle bought at a Nepalese restaurant somewhere on Temple Street in Yau Ma Tei.

Dull golden yellow colour; Less than one-quarter finger head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing with active carbonation; Pungent smell of malt, with initial light skunk (lasted for 1 minute), grains, corn, light wet cardboard, hints of sourness, very light lemon and smelly grass; Medium sweet taste of light malt, with light syrup, corn, light wet paper, light lemon, minimal bitter hops and light grass; Light body. Watery palate; Mouth feel is very light malt in thin body, thinned syrup with is slightly cloying , some corny taste, nagging light wet cardboard. Poor!... Hoppiness is initial light skunk followed by smelly grass to nose. Light lemon and low grass in taste. Low bitterness in background for syrupy non-finish; Wet after taste. Sweet and light papery to mouth.

Comments: Poor lager from Nepal. The green bottle may have contributed to light skunk and slight oxidation, but all in all it’s just light-weight, teeth-numbing sweetness and useless smelly hops. Unenjoyable, and I was glad I didn’t ruin my Nepalese dinner with this crap. Drain pours!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Gorkha Beer 2.1
The best known Nepalese beer next to Nepal Ice and Everest, from a Carlsberg-owned brewery in Katmandu. Thin, snow white head, colour clear golden blonde with calm sparkling. Sweet grainy aroma, typical Asian lager with hints of rice, honey, bread dough, powdered sugar and mineral water. Rather neutral taste, grainy, bit corn-like, sweetish with minerals, smooth, soft carbonation, very mild hoppiness in the finish, which stays grainy rather than becoming actually bitter. Nothing exciting apart from the fact that it comes from a country hardly anyone would go to for beer purposes.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Gorkha Beer 2.9
From a bottle poured a straw color with a small amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick finish.
Sunday, July 27, 2014

Gorkha Beer 2.2
It’s like a tasteless lager, with no aroma and with no bitterness. But still in mind blowing hot Nepal it’s unbelievable refreshing.
Saturday, July 05, 2014

Gorkha Beer 2
Big bottle many thx to kevnic 2008 - great job, thx 2014-06-10 Mölndal AR: cardboard box, pear cider AP: coppery, ofwhite wee head F: fizzy, cardboard box, malt bread
Friday, June 13, 2014

Gorkha Beer 2.5
Sampled on June 10, 2014, thanks to Nisse666! Bottle 650 ml.
Clear straw yellow color, small white head. Sweet, grainy scent. Sweet, malty taste. Grainy, malty aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Gorkha Beer 2.4
Pours a clear golden color. Topped with a decent white head. The aroma is very weak, the nose barely picks up anything, except little malty aroma. The taste is sweet at first, balanced in the body, slightly bitter in the finish with again sweet aftertaste. Drinkable, but that’s it.
Sunday, May 18, 2014

Gorkha Beer 2.3
Many thanks for this bottle to Erzengel. Clear golden color. Usual aroma for lager. Light taste with hops and malt.
Sunday, April 06, 2014

Gorkha Beer 1.7
650 ml bottle. 5%. RS175. 183-43-11. BB 12/03/14. From Nepal. Thanks a lot Kumar!
Clear deep golden colour with a small white head. Farmyard, earth, berries and malt in the aroma. Malt and sweetness in the flavour. Quite clean flavour.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Gorkha Beer 1.9
(Bottle, 0.65 l - BB 12/3/2014, courtesy of rosenbergh, 20140315) The beer poured deep golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had sweetness and berries. Palate was light bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, berries, malts and bitterness. Afteraste was sweet and bitter. Not really awful beer but still bad. Almost clean.
Saturday, March 15, 2014

Gorkha Beer 1.6
Bottle 0.65l at Helsinki. Thanks to Rosenbergh. BBE 12032014. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, sweetness, berries and some malts.
Saturday, March 15, 2014

Gorkha Beer 3.1
Found at Exotic World in Leuven. Heavy 650ml bottle.
The beer is pale golden in the glass, grainy nose. The start is grainy, smooth. Slightly sweet. The mainpart is smooth, grainy-sweet. Highly drinkable. In the aftertaste slightly grainy, not too sweet, slightly bitter.
A nice and typical Pale Lager. Aroma is good and it is very smooth! --> 12/13/11/10

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Gorkha Beer 4.7
Great taste, great beer. Should be commonly available but it’s not, hard to find it everywhere. Gorkha beer goes well when deep chilled.
Sunday, January 12, 2014

Gorkha Beer 2
Another Nepali pale lager tick. Alright when ice cold and nice in certain situations. Cheers!
Saturday, January 11, 2014

Gorkha Beer 3.3
bottle pours very clear and light blonde. very small white foam . intence , malty smell , i a sugary, unnatural way prob the most intence smell i have ever had in a lager .. good carbo . easely drinkable . tastes like every other cheap lager, but with a touch of .. hops ? or another unnatural) bitter aspect . dont realy get the sugary sweetness i expected after the smell ... doable .
Monday, November 25, 2013

Gorkha Beer 1.3
Nej, det här var inte okej. Smaken i sig var hyfsat ’lager-lik’ men den var också tunn och blaskig på ett sätt som nästan gav lite avsmak.
Monday, November 18, 2013

Gorkha Beer 1.5
Even for a Lager this one is pis*y. No aromas, bit sweetish and watery with a slightly skunky end. No way.
Monday, July 01, 2013

Gorkha Beer 2.3
Clear golden-yellow colour with low unsteady head and medium to crisp body. Nose of bitter hops. Taste of bitter hops, light metall, straw and citrus fruits. Easy to drink and quite refreshing, but the finish is just too bitter and thin-watery.
Monday, July 01, 2013

Gorkha Beer 3
Drank fresh in Kathmandu. Surprisingly good quality international style pale lager. Lightly sweet.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Gorkha Beer 2.5
Slightly sweet lager beer. Drunk at lovely Nepalese restaurant in Brussels and in Nepal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, June 22, 2013

Gorkha Beer 2.8
650ml bottle @ Himalaya Restaurant in Leuven. Pale golden yellow colour, not much head. Mild corn malt aroma. Sour vegetable malt flavour. Dry aftertaste. Not a great lager.
Thursday, May 23, 2013

Gorkha Beer 2.2
Bottled. Pale golden colour, medum-sized but diminishing head with some lace. Slightly honey-sweet malty nose, light grassy hops, a hint of green apples and wet paper. Quite clean though. Light, slightly sweet grainy taste, lightly bitter finish. Slighty watery but quite fresh.
Sunday, April 28, 2013

Gorkha Beer 3.3
Piss yellow. No head Melon and lemon and can’t elope Lots of lemon. Wheat lemon drop. Light and refreshing
Honestly, I really liked this beer!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Gorkha Beer 2.9
girlfriend brought back a bottle from Nepal, and I shared it at a tasting. A basic light, pale lager with a sweet malty base and some corn and hay notes. Actually not a bad offering for what was probably 10 cents worth of beer.
Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Gorkha Beer 2.2
Bottle courtesy of (zdk or Paul??) at the Daduary 2013 tasting. Barely remember this, but it wasn’t as awful as the label leads you to believe. Light lagery notes, slightly grainy, malty, grassy, spice and a touch of lemongrass.
Saturday, February 02, 2013

Gorkha Beer 2
Bottle shared at a tasting. Lemony lager, wood barrel, fruit, and a bunch of weird grains and shit hops. Wasnt expecting much on this one but its slightly better then the score.
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Gorkha Beer 2.8
Another fuller bodied beer, but much less offensive than Kathmandu. Still a bit ricey and a little bit buttery, but not bad.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Gorkha Beer 2
Bottle from KMD. Medium gold with a thin head. Aroma is light hop, flavour is the same. Fairly standard Asian beer
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Gorkha Beer 2.1
Common pilsner beer. Small head that disappears quite quickly. Taste is quite flat. Nothing special.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Gorkha Beer 3
Bottle@Rox's Bar, Kathmandu. Dark golden beer with a strong white head. The aroma is yeasty and dry, the flavour is plainly dry, yeasty and hopped. Overall a basic lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, March 18, 2012

Gorkha Beer 2.4
Förutom Coblezner är Gorkha det enda öl från Nepal som man faktiskt kan ha glädje att tillbringa tid med. Den gör sig inga större besvär för att behaga men är ändå en upplevelse som får gommen att spinna. En rekorderlig lager som det är lika svårt att hitta invändningar mot som det är att ogilla.
Sunday, July 10, 2011

Gorkha Beer 2.1
A Nepalese fry-shop owner in Antwerp had this in his cooler. It has two kukri-knives on the label, how cool is that? One will do.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gorkha Beer 2.3
Bottled. Pours pale golden with short lasting white head. Taste is quite general, mild bitters, palate is a bit water and thing. Aroma has good hops and cooked vegetables.
Saturday, December 11, 2010

Gorkha Beer 2.4
Bottle. Pale gold. Solid hop aroma, grain, some fresh-cut grass and a rain water underbelly. Pop-like palate is quite enjoyable and refreshing, especially given today’s warm summer-like weather. Good bitterness gets watery at uncomfortable moments, and recedes to a stale grain finish. A good patio brew.
Sunday, April 11, 2010

Gorkha Beer 2
It’s yellow with just a bit of head, nothing special in its looks. Smells like dirty socks mixed with coriander, a dull aroma and not tinny or alcoholic, but still not appealing. Tastes of bread and cardboard with a dry finish. Not quite interesting.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009