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Brewed by Shaw Wallace (SABMiller)
Style: Pale Lager
Mumbai, India

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Royal Challenge Premium Lager is a well balanced, distinctive lager, that notches up 2.5 million cases every year, thanks to its loyal consumers.

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Frank (4240) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
If the beer they export to the US is any indication, the people of India sure do love fancy foil topped bottles. I can see why. They are pretty damned fancy. This beer, once it is out of its fine, fine bottle, is really not all that great though. It is a pale lager brewed in the style of everywhere but the United States and Canada. It is clear golden yellow w/ a small head of fine white bubbles. Its nose is sort of grassy hops with kind of an oxidized nutty malt character. The taste is along those same lines only sweet and almost syrupy in texture. Moderate carbonation does little to relieve this. There is really very little to like about this beer. I guess ice cold, you can slug it down no problem but this is definitely a cut below most cheap lager beers.

2.7
SpringsLicker (3681) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2014
2014 RBWG Sat night Downtown Inn bottle share.
Gold with a white head.
Little to no aroma.
Or flavor.
Wet.

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decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Royal Challenge- Clean yellow pour with white head and lace. Paper and corn aroma. Flavor mirrors aroma with a flat paper finish. Medium light body with good carbonation. 4-6-6-3

3.2
Sledutah (7891) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle shared at the after party at the Downtown Inn, RBWG

Clear golden with a mediums sized white and good lacing. Aroma and flavors of wheat, grains and honey

Decent

2.1
deyholla (12439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle at RBWG 2014, thanks! Pours a clear yellow with a bubbly white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of earthy sweet grains with a bit of corn and sweet bread notes. Flavor has more sweet corn with some earthy sweet grains as well.

2.3
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #169. Bottle from Beer Run shared at the Downtown Inn Saturday PM Bottle Share. Pours a clear golden color with a thin creamy white head. Aroma of toasted malts, corn, dust. Taste is corn, toasted grain, green banana. Thin bodied.

2.6
chinchill (5340) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
A rather run of the mill lager Its strong point is the aroma, which is a decent light malt with lightly spicy and floral aspects.
On the weak side, the light body is watery.

The flavor is unremarkable for a mass produced pale lager.

3.1
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Taster at RBWG 2014 grand tasting - thanks to the person who shared this! Out of a styrofoam cup... Mostly clear amber. Clear amber bready, kind of caramel malty aroma. Thin khaki head. Good thicker lace on this whale oil glass. Dots, ropes, sheets. Mmm.. Interesting bready, biscuity aroma up front. A light funky bite comes out in the finish. Smooth, soft, crisp, lighter carbonation. Smooth, soft, lighter carbonation. Light to medium body. Lightly dry finish. Suprisingly good macro lager.. Especially considering the not ideal temperature and amount of time I know it’s been sitting around for. Gotta respect. Would session, if it fit my budget. ($2)

0.9
shrubber85 (11666) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Perfume and barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with minimal head. Lemon and very light barley malt flavor. Unless I go to India and the choice is this or dysentery, don’t think I be drinking this again.

0.7
Patrickctenchi (6750) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle:
Pours clear, bubbled gold with a small white head.
Wet cardboard, wet old grain.
Corn syrup, cardboard, paper, mushy grain taste.
Watery and just plain awful.
2.5 million cases a year, eh?...that’s just.....sad.


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