beervis (243) - Taylor’s 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. hammerbeck (101) - Kentucky, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Not a bad lager, but far from a good one. It’s on the sweet side, which isn’t a bad thing. However, it is a bit cloying. DarkElf (3067) - 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, it’s 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 it’s 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! 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 TJ’s. 80% rating 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.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Consumed from a bottle at an Indian restaurant, so I couldn’t 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 wasn’t 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. CanadaCam (109) - CANADA - AUG 19, 2007
Nothing really remarkable about this lager, but nothing bad to say about it either.
I’ve only had Kingfisher at Indian restaurants, and it has put out the fire after many a madras and vindaloo, so it does something right! ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Sweet, mild, slightly spicy; a little toasty with a lingering Saaz finish... WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Draft, Brick Lane Indian Place on East 6th in NYC. Gold appearance with a 1 finger bright white head. Aroma is lagery all over. Taste is light with a slight hop bite ever so slight. Overall decent lager, nice to have it on tap. Doppelganger (1389) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Tap, Spice Lounge, Oxford. Pale yellow gold, fairly persistant white foam. Dill and sawdust aroma. Flavor has hints of herbal hops, pepper. Aggresive carbontation, a bit of lingering chalk. The sort of beer that is marginally refreshing if served very cold, but not because of any intrinsic merit. I think this is sort of promoted as the beer to have with curry, which is such a shame--no real hope of standing up anything with serious spice. IPA anyone?