Brewed by Shaw Wallace (SABMiller)
Style: Malt Liquor
Mumbai, India


on tap


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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Super Strong Beer
India’s largest selling strong beer, poised to be the number 1 brand in the country, with an annual sale of over 10 million cases. Smooth tasting yet with a malty flavour and enjoyably strong.
ABV between 7% and 8%.

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bhensonb (15832) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Bottle from John’s Market in Portland, OR. Light orange tinged gold color with a white head that promptly dissipated. A medium malty aroma with a possible hint of grassy hop. Near medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is strong pale palt with a touch of wheat and very little grassy bitter. It is smooth and drinkable - almost having an aged in the wood note. Could use a bit more hop.

nick76 (4404) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2008
The aroma is sweet malt, citrus, soap, and flowers. The appearance is pale gold with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth but thin. I don’t think this is that good.

Palidor19 (3194) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2008
This is a guilty pleasure beer, despite my low rating, I think this a beer I can drink on days from rough days. its got some flavors of corn and high alcohol. more like a fancier version of a malt liquor. I’ll drink it.

jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - APR 11, 2008
Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma is sweet. Taste is sweet with a slight hop flavor. Refreshing and pretty decent for a lager. Went well with the Indian food.

Ibrew2or3 (8860) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2008
This is my first India beer rating and it is amazing this 650mL bottle at 7% ABV is coming half way across the planet and only costs $2.99 in Florida. I’m certainly glad they didn’t bother with a Hayward’s 4000 because that would have been just silly. 5000 is the right call, know that.

Pours pale gold with white head. The aroma is faint with sweetness, faint dark fruity esters and mild chemicals. The taste is sugar sweet sugar and cereal followed by floral hops and faint dark fruitiness.

Quake1028 (638) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Damn you Dave. Damn you to hell. Pale lager body, no head or retention or lacing. Looks like lemonade or something, only not as much of a beery appearance as lemonade. I should give it a 1. Nose is full of chemicals and adjuncts, along with some pleasing fruit notes and malt. Flavor profile is identical, tastes like what I imagine drinking Lemon Pine-Sol would taste like. Light bodied, watery and forgettable. Wasn’t as bad as Four-0 or Red Horse, so there’s that at least.

thegreenrooster (4584) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Pour is a bright golden with almost no head at all. Aroma is vegitable and wet paper bag. Flavor is again wet paper bag with no redeaming qualities. I just got this to fill out a mix-a-sixer and did not look at the label. If i would have seen that this was a 7% pale lager from India i probably would have passed.

Strykzone (7712) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Thin golden colored body with a small head that is gone in a flash. Interesting aroma. It is a mix of corn, earth, and a bit of hop. Feels almost water thin with just a bit more carbonation. Flavor is pretty much what you get in the aroma with a mildly bitter aftertaste. Drinking this beer is like kissing your sister.

lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Had this at the bequest of a good Indian friend - he must have been homesick, but I was just trying to be nice after the first sip. He brought this to the party, and I gave him a Ruination 1pt 6 oz. I think I converted him. 5000 was not undrinkable, but I didn’t bother recording any real , color, flavor or other stats on it. Available by the barrel, basically, at Circle in Hopewell, NJ.

harrisoni (19398) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2008
Bottle at HogTownHarry Fest ’08. Pale gold. Disappearing white head. No aroma. No flavour. Pretty damn awful as it just tastes of lemony metal. But it did come in a 17 year old girl’s knickers. Long story.....

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