Brewed by United Breweries Group
Style: Pale Lager
Bangalore, India


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RATINGS: 1330   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A fully matured beer with an exceptional clarity, and has a pleasantly bitter taste.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 18, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2010 The aroma was fruity, winey, and slightly bitter. Im not a huge pilsener fan, but as far as light lagers go this one was quite refreshing. Not a lot of interference from the grain (mostly in the form of fusels) allowed the hop flavor and bitterness to really shine through. I would describe it as crisp, though not in a bad way. I can see a lot of RBers hating on this one because were biased towards ales and darker variants, but I have to give this beer its due. On its own its better than most domestic lagers and its great with spicy fare.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2007
330 ml bottle. poured pale yellow with a small white head. skunkiest beer ive evey had. skunked even to the flavour. wow this was not enjoyable. i hope its not like this everywhere.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2007
330ml bottle
4.8% ABV
I tried this beer on September 4, 2007 after purchasing it from my local LCBO. This was one of the worst beers I have ever tasted. It poured into the glass smoothly with a small white head. The colour was a translucent gold with TONS of effervescence. The aroma was putrid...........too much like budwesier. The mouthfeel was very thin and watery, none of the carbonation as seen in the glass. The taste was very reminiscent of North American pale lagers as well..........

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beervis (243) - Taylors Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2007
66cl bottle. Brewed by Shepherd Neame, which probably explains why its much better than Cobra. Not a trace of adjunct cackiness, herbal hops, some bitterness, sweetish malty backbone. Decent golden colour with clinging thin white head, smooth and a little sticky on the palate. very drinkable and would be great with a curry. Not crap.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hammerbeck (101) - Kentucky, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Not a bad lager, but far from a good one. Its on the sweet side, which isnt a bad thing. However, it is a bit cloying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DarkElf (3059) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 28, 2007
20-Aug-07 (12 oz bottle: Purchased 20-Aug-07 at BevMo in La Jolla, CA) So, this bottle of Indian beer is made in New York? Pouring the beer, its immediately clear that this is going to be a fairly sweet beer. Aromas of sweet and honey-like graininess, dust, and cotton candy persist, with almost no corn or no hop aromas. The flavor is almost shockingly sweet for a lager, tasting more like a cream ale. But its malty without a strong adjunct flavor typical of pale lagers. Maybe a hint of gently bitter hops in the finish, but otherwise, this beer is dominated by honeyed bread. Very smooth finish, but the lack of balancing bitterness to clean things up makes this a less-than-refreshing pale lager. Light-medium weight on the palate, mostly from the sweetness, but also very smooth and creamy. Despite the voluminous head, the beer is very gently carbonated.. While the initial pour was very heady and slightly hazy, the haze diminishes as the beer warms up. Pale straw in color, the body is capped by a very tall, bubbly, white head that occupies at least the top three inches before slowly fading to a wide ring. Consequently, a bit of ringed lace appears near the top of the glass. Overall, highly atypical profile for a pale lager, accentuating sweetness, but thankfully lacking that strong, adjunct quality. And also, I had a second bottle that I kept in the freezer too long and the beer started to freeze. Gotta say that Kingfisher makes for a great beer slushee!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
scanman (150) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Pours a nice light golden head. Nice hops with light malt flavors. A bit pricey for the effort. $6.99 for a sixer at TJs. 80% rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - AUG 23, 2007
light pale gold color. floral corn aroma with a little sour bread. not too watery or thin for a pale lager. slightly creamy malt flavor with a little spicy yeast and bitterness. actually not too bad, has a little more substance than most pales.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Consumed from a bottle at an Indian restaurant, so I couldnt really see it. Through the brown glass, I can see that it is light in color and quite clear. The aroma is lager yeast with a touch of malts and hops - not unlike many a continental lager (aka not-quite-Pilsener). The flavor of this lager was actually quite decent: the balance is on the malts, unlike many other lagers which have more bitterness. The flavor was clean and malty and tasted like an all-malt beer (unlike many American pale lagers). The finish was crisp and subtly balanced by noble hops (I saw another commenter indicate Saaz hops, but it was not strong enough for me to identify). Overall, I was impressed - I wasnt expecting much at all, and what I got was more pleasing than to me than a Heineken or Warsteiner would have been (generally, the pale lager style is one of my least favorites). I was somewhat surprised to see such a low score here at RateBeer - 0.2 points lower than Heineken and 0.8 points lower than Warsteiner.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CanadaCam (109) - CANADA - AUG 19, 2007
Nothing really remarkable about this lager, but nothing bad to say about it either. Ive only had Kingfisher at Indian restaurants, and it has put out the fire after many a madras and vindaloo, so it does something right!

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