ogivlado (7839) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 29, 2006
Bottled(330ml). -from some asian shop in Graz. Had this one before few days and best before end expired on October 18th 2006. Clear yellow coloured, airy head, malty nose. Watery, faint hoppy, salty and skunky with strong maize notes. I’ll try a fresher sample again. motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 15, 2004
i shouldn't be too hard on this beer because i bought it from the shop in jaipur where it was warm, took it back to my room, had no way of chilling it, waited till it got down to about 30 degrees and then tasted it. of course the alcohol was very evident in aroma and afterburn. somewhere in between was some stickiness and a slight saltiness. it was a bit of an effort to get through a big bottle of this, especially with my gut playing up Marko (5711) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 20, 2006
0.33l bottle, Thunderbolt Lager Beer, 5%. Fot the italian market, but bought in a indian shop in Graz, run by some Sikh (or just some Indian that likes to wear the headgear), and his apprentice. I saw two very interesting things. A) The apprentice scrubbed the bottle vigorously with a dry rag after taking it out of the "cooler", and b) I bought it on the 19th of December of 2006, and it expired in 18.09.2006. Also, it was bottled on the 18.09.2005 (!). Haha... I got an even older bottle than ozujsko, who got his from the same shop a month befome. Ah, well... the things I do for Ratebeer...jimhilt (2610) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 22, 2003
It poured a yellow colour with a medium sized fluffy head that went away very fast. The nose is reminiscent of a cheap sake, rice and alcohol. and lo! It does claim to contain rice. Surprise surprise. I hesitated... And then I took a reluctant sip. The taste is... well... not that offensive. Rice, apples, medicine, some sugary sweetness, alcohol, somewhat dry/salty. Even some weak weak hints of hop. Heh, I should probably change the style to, say, Ginjo. Not as abysmal as I thought it would be but stilly pretty damn crappy. And odd.
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 Pours with virtually no head and no lace. Bad sign is this stuff flat? No, there is a light carbonation with a malty nose - unusual for a lager. Sweet start and a nice sweet crisp finish. Would make a very good lawn mower beer. A clear pale yellow color. $1.75 for a 330ml bottle. NosirIwont (2534) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - APR 14, 2005
Bottle. Pale yellow colour. Fast disappearing white head. Aroma is citrusy with a slight skunkiness. Dryish. Flavour had me a bit surprised; it’s smoked/tar-like. Not that this is anything special in itself, but I got this beer along with a Kingfisher Lager and a Kingfisher Strong, which both also had the same feature. Is this an Indian thing, pale lagers with smoke/tar? Peculiar! Other than that the flavour is plain boring. Slight notes of alcohol and some skunkiness. Milky notes. Watery palate.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2007
Bottled, acquired and drunk in Jipru, India.Dorqui (2258) - Brescia, ITALY - AUG 24, 2009
Next to Kingfisher who has its own airline, this is the most marketed beer in India. Perhaps not as readily available as the marketing would suggest, I walk in several stores advertising it only to find blank faces when I enquired. Short on structure, body and flavour, but long on alcohol, shear brute force alcohol. Another India classic. [Glycerol included]
Absent head and artificial orange color, insufficient fizzy aspect. Inconsistent aroma with notes of watery cereals and little other. Gaut, dampent and sweetish unpleasant taste and body. skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2013
It’s like...what do you say? India is another one of these countries where every beer basically tastes the same. This one has this odd alcohol singe to it though. I’d rather have a Kingfisher and that says a lot. Manslow (1649) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 21, 2015
Butelka 0,33l Kolor złoty, piana średnia dośc szybko zanika. Aromat słodowy, smak słodowy, słodki. Można wypic ale nie powala. Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2005
On sale in a beer shop in Delhi. Interesting places these beer shops. Just a load of boxed beer sitting around with half empty fridged around the wall. Seems a bit too much for the obviously flat out workers to refrigererate. Perhaps these are just props though because nothing is really cold. Yeah, interesting alcohol description. My vote is for the higher side as there is a cloying taste of alcohol amongst the astringency. Not a very enjpyable beer but really expectations need to be sufficiently low as the country generally is not one of those drinking powerhouses.