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Cobra Beer
Brewed at Molson Coors UK (MolsonCoors)

Style: Pale Lager
Burton-on-Trent, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 770   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cold filtered. Previously 5.0%. Originally contract brewed by Charles Wells for Karan Bilimoria. Production moved to Burton in 2009.
First brewed in 1989 in Bangalore.
Ingredients: Barley malt, maize, hops and rice.

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2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUN 28, 2008
No 229
Rated: 10.10.2007
Bottle brown, 660 ml
Appearance: Beer pours opaque, golden, bright, head is small, frothy but very quickly disappearing, bee is quickly becoming flat as the gas goes off, head colour is white, no lacing, fully diminishing, body is clear, size is large, density is thin, body is practically flat.
Aroma: Can, watered fur, rust, skunkyness of hops, ink, orange, lemon, citruses, cheap wine, metallic nose, slight, hopy bitterness, grapefruit, a hint of chalkyness, weak and rather poor malty aroma, a hint of rice, soil, tap water of poor quality. When warmer a hint of watered honey and manure.
Flavour: Grapefruit, slightly bitter and salty, nice feel of grains on palate, a hint of skunk and rusty metalic taste at the front, than saltyness and light, sweet , malt taste of grains, dry on palate and becoming more and more chalky from initial metalic taste what creates a quite interesting shift. Finish duration is average, rice is not felt and does not make a bad impression at all, bitter, soiled, English - like kind of hops that remind those used in English ales.
Palate: Body is light, texture is wattery, carbonation on palate is soft, finish feel is chalky, grainy, white bread, flour, very nice, grainy and bready finish, not quite typical for Pale Lagers.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Joakgust (1407) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2008
A very yellow colored beer with a small white head. Aroma is very light but fresh. Very obvious corn and rice malt notes. Flavor is light and slightly sour. Ending with a soft hoppy bitterness. Had this together with some hot asian food, probably making my overall impression slightly better than normal.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dragonblaze99 (353) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2008
Nothing to offend here, but nothing to write home about either. An average crispy golden lager. Decent froth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2008
Neat white frothy head not big,good carbonation in a gold lager.Aroma,malty,biscuit note.Flavour crisp hop taste,nice malt,has a mild peach taste,nice bitter,good session lager,the best I,ve tasted from India.Finish is fizzy sweet,bitter,okay lager.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2008
66 cl bottle at some Indian restaurant in Copenhagen. Golden color, white head. Aroma is fruity with some malt. Flavor is fruity with very moderate bitterness.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HenrikSoegaard (13646) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2008
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly deminsihing head. Yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma and flavor. Short finish. Watery palate. Standard pale lager.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2008 Bottle. Pale clear yellow color with a small white head. Aroma: Light aroma of grain, white bread, sweetness nad rice. Flavor: Crisp and bready, light citrus, some sweetness. Drinkable with food, but very watery and boring.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008
Bottle at Desi Downtown, Nottingham. I dont know why people drink this; its boring and flavourless. It will always be available in Indian restaurants because thats what the British think you should have with a curry. You couldnt be more wrong! The best match for the strong flavours of Indian food is a light beer that has enough of its own flavours to stand up to those intense spices. Carbonation is good because it cleanses the palate a bit but its not essential; so (good) continental lagers work well as do IPAs. So I say stop being predictable; be bold and have something to compliment and enhance your curry. As a side note, Desi Downtown is a fantastic Indian Restaurant. Perhaps the best curry Ive ever had. Too bad the only lager they have is Cobra.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cu6a (14) - NAMIBIA - MAR 30, 2008
Somewhat a beer. Cheap o so very cheap. It does bite though and the poison has quick effect... It does say 12 gold medals on the can...dont know what for though, casue i know of many other better beers.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2008
The aroma is skunky malt and grass. The appearance is pale gold with a thin head. The flavor is bitter and funky like the aroma. The palate is thin. To say this is no good would be an understatement.


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