Formerly brewed at Shaw Wallace (SABMiller)
Style: Pale Lager
Mumbai, India


on tap


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 1.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A pioneer and leader, in the beer segment of India. Selling over 2.5 million cases annually in Mumbai alone. This is a light, refreshing brew of low specific and distinctive flavour, with a unique grist composition that contributes to its individual cachet.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Promising malty aroma, large bottle. Medium carbonation. Flavor light and dry, also metallic, thin, and undistinguished. Pilsneresque dry bitter finish. A hybrid beer. Not bad with a beautifully prepared Indian meal, and surely no worse than other restaurant ethnics - i.e. Tsing Tao, Dos Equis, Carta Blanca, Kingfisher, et al. Like the others, I wouldn't actually buy this at a packaged goods store.

BREWMUSKCLES (2759) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2011
it contains all of the necessary components that have satisfactory sent man in search of better beer trough the ages. and i suppose in that respect we should be grateful. hey, folks gotta make a living.

jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Very pale lager, almost water. Nose and taste is hay and light malts. Very sub standard drain pour. Rated 5/13/04

madsberg (11799) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle bought in Kerala. Light golden coloured. Clear. Quickly diminishing white head. Chemical and light fruity in the aroma. Flavour is totally watery and has no significant notable signatures. Very thin body and no aftertaste at all. This is a sorry excuse for a beer imo, and fortunately I have only seen it in Kerala till now. No need to find it otherwhere, apart from being able to provide my rating brothers in Denmark with yet another bland pale lager rating.

Spiesy (2337) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2007
Bottled, acquired and drunk on location, Samudra, Karrela, India.
Golden fizzy larger. Large course bubbles rise rapidly but fail to form a head. Another forgettable beer, perhaps less offensive then the others. [Glycerol included]

DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Like with Cornfield, a bottle from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? >Foremost Liquors, Oak Forest. "Mfg: 3/2001’ and smells it: skunky taste pours out. Thin, clingy head stays in. Still a little darker than the usual American piss, but not by much. Smell settles, not surprisingly, to the sherry notes of oxidation. Taste is hard to describe, because there’s no little of it there. Thin and watery, even the bubbles in it don’t perk it up much. I think it’s mostly grain, but they’re so indistinct, they might as well be corn squeezin’s. Are we surprised there’s no hops? And I poured this into a glass which just held some Delerium Tremens, in hopes of taking the edge off. Now the odd thing is, I’m sure this store only started carrying Indian beers a year or two ago. So how they’d get such an old stock of bottles. Well, you can see why I’m not saving this for Rating #2000.

Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Looks like a sick man’s urine with some bubbles on top. The thankfully faint aroma has some grainy malts to it, but is mostly sugar and tin. Thin. Tastes watery and grassy and sweet and metallic.

Odd. The 5000 was so drinkable.

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zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 [bottle - 650 ml] Clear and pale yellow. No head. Looks like apple juice. Slightly sour and bitter smell with some hints of grain and grass. Slight taste of apple peels, apple cores, grass, hay and some malt. Not much hops present. Lots of grain. Very watery.

dwyerpg (6498) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Smells funky and looks like a lager. Oh, this is not a good beer. It tastes like the worst of a lager mixed with the worst of a hefe.

MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2005
looks like carbonated apple juice w/ a small white ok lacing head. smells of light rotten apples some malt.. and just not good. Palate is ok coating some body and a little bit of carbonation.. flavor is lightly malty some wheat a touch of tart bitter in the finish. Pretty blah but also pretty unoffensive.

MilkmanDan (1942) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Light gold. Nose grassy, some adjuncts. Flavor very sweet, a few hops. Standard lager, nothing offensive, just boring.

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