Cobra Beer
Brewed at Brouwerij Palm

Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Burton-on-Trent, England


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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Contract brewed for Cobra Beer, formerly by Kielce Brewery and Rodenbach together, now only at Palm / Rodenbach.
Sold as Krait Prestige Champagne Lager in North America.
Double fermented to be twice the beer, King Cobra is a unique lager, specially brewed to be extra smooth.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (2525) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 17, 2015
Pours a clear glden color, topped with an avergae sized white head, quickly settling. Aroma is malty, a bit grassy with wet paper notes (though not too strong). Taste is sweet, malty, some presence of alcohol can be felt, mild bitterness. Not unpleasant, though, to be fair, nothing extra.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1932) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2015
750ml. Drank from a Tulip. I would like to marry this with a Vindaloo or a very hot Phaal curry - either one would be a palate fuck I am speculating . This strong Cobra equivalent (to the usual Cobra lager drank with curry @ most UK Indian restaurants ) is tight ! There is nothing flashy here - a boozy ,malty and easy to chug honest hight boot Lager. It is cleaner than some typical strong potent lagers . A bit of bready notes , toffee , maybe floral red apple . This aint that bad you snobs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Towey1989 (2123) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear straw colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of lots of grassy hops, lemon, some wheat, slight yeast, cereal and sweet grain. Taste of sweet grain, cereal, some lemon, a hint of grapefruit, wheat and grassy hops. Light bodied and a fizzy carbonation. A dry, chalky finish with subtle grassy hop bitterness. Slightly more flavourful than a standard lager but the finish and aftertaste arent nice. Taste of chalk and cardboard on the palate too. Not worth the 3.99.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamaty (2036) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2015 Dorada pajiza, algo turbia. Mucha espuma, que pronto se desvanece. Citrica, frutal en nariz. Y agradable en boca, donde mantiene un tono bastante ctrico y algo dulce, pero principalmente alcohlico. Tono de licor, potente y equilibrada. Muy buena para acompaar comidas especiadas o picantes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (6643) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2015
75cl Bottle from a toko at Kinkerstraat, Amsterdam. As Cobra King, ABV 7.5%. Brewery not listed, distributed by Molson Ireland. Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of apples, malts, light floral. Flavour is medium sweet, light malty, yeasty, fruity, apples, champagne, bitter finish. Light bodied. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (4651) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
750ml bottle. Morrisons, with a quid off. Clear, pale gold. Film of white head. Very sweet, lemony, grainy malts. Bit of a Belgian yeast thing going on. Taste is sweet, and light, spicy dry. Finishes light dry. Overall its an oddity, and not a beer Id necessarily have again. Ok at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1533) - ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Large bottle from Tesco. Golden, lightly gassy, bubbly head. Malty, German hop aroma. Crisp, bitter and dry. Not bad for a strong lager. Better than standard Cobra.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ashbourne (4) - - MAY 10, 2015 does not count
Lovely mix of malt barley and hops. Strong too at 7.5%. Easy on the palate and a nice bottled version of the brand. Recommended.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
at_the_hop (109) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Lacy head that doesnt stick around. Hazy colour. Mainly cereal, rice with a barley wine booze finish. Doesnt show many bubbles but the fizz is aggressive and harsh in the mouth and at odds with its creaminess and slick oil palate. Not all that pleasant. Can feel the ethanol kicking in already and shame to waste so much of this evenings drinking capacity on the rest of this oversized bottle of plonk.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hanoi (898) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
Bottle. Nose is cereal, grassy, some fruity esters, the dreaded pilsner cardboard. Taste is cereal, some soft fruit notes, peach, marzipan, a creamy note which I guess was the rice, the a short herbal and grain finish. Mouthfeel is lager horrible. Bought because it was cheap in Morrisons, I wasnt expecting it to have been brewed in Palm. In fairness its much more interesting than the souped up macro-lager I expected, but is still not actually nice in a meaningful sense.

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