brianprentiss (703) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2007
the bottle sure looks a whole lot better than other macro pale lagers, but the taste is the same - blah. I was duped.
bought at trader joe’s mountain view jwdevalue (158) - Neptune, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2007
This is part of a beer club. Had only one bottle but was decent for the price. Poured great and had a nice finish. Would do again. DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 18, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2010 The aroma was fruity, winey, and slightly bitter. I’m 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 we’re biased towards ales and darker variants, but I have to give this beer its due. On it’s own its better than most domestic lagers and it’s great with spicy fare. barncatmatt (2287) - 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. cyrenaica (1159) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2007
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2007
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..........
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 (3066) - 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.