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Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Pale Lager
Ertvelde, Belgium

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tikka Gold a quality premium beer brewed with patience using malt, rice, hops, yeast and spring water. A Pilsner style with Indian character having a good balance of dryness and bouquet of hops and a soft malt character to complement spicy foods.

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1.6
Lunkie (1963) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2007
Hop malt chemical aroma. Clear yellow colour with poor head and lacing. Bitter stale malt flavour with chemical aftertaste. Flat palate.

1.6
Immy (1958) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 7, 2008
500 ml bottle. Fizzy, clear yellow with a white head. Very cereal nose, sweet corn, bready. Flavor is sweet grain, a bit of floral hop, and precious little else. This. Sucks. So Belians CAN make a shitty beer. Who knew? Swilly in a big, macro kinda way. Watery and weak.

2.1
vanvenlo (1913) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2013
(31-Dec-2006) Stale hop and slight sweet malt aroma. Clear amber colour, ok head and suds lacing. Hoppy front up taste and light malt flavour. Thickish mouthfeel, hop finish but uninspiring. Perhaps a bi skunkish.

2.4
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one pours pale yellow gold with a 2 1/2 finger thick head. Aroma of sweet malt, citrus, yeast. Flavor weak, sweet malts, carbonated, slight bitter finish. Not great, but drinkable.

2.6
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Straw color; faint golden color. Small head. A sweet aroma. A sour mash, bittersweet flavor. Hmm.... Fairly decent. Nothing to go out of your way for.

3.3
Bill Becker (1775) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 9, 2015
A clear gold brew with good head of foam and retention. Malty nose with some balancing spicy hop bitterness. Sweetish malt followed by some grain and spicy crisp bitterness from the hops. I especially love the finish; maybe the best part of this session. Medium body and carbonation. A nice Pilsner of the German kind brewed in Belgium.

2.5
coldbrewky (1731) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2010
.5L bottle: Pouts a hazy tan with a thin sickly looking head (AKA this beer is not gold in color). It does not impress in the tall glass. Lacing is concentrated ins small quaff clusters on the opposite side of glass from consumption. Other than that it is sparse. Nose is moderatly weak, with wet grass. Body ion the whole is medium and fairly refreshing on a hot day. It does not stand out in any which way. Rice gets in the way.

2.3
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2006
From a stubby 500 ml. euro brown bottle with a coded freshness date on the back label. Poured a clear euro lager golden with a foamy, fluffy white head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing, small amount of ringed sticking. Aromas of cereal grains, yeast and a little grassiness. Good, if slight fizzy, carbonation and a softly crisp, smooth light bodied mouthfeel. Bland and boring taste, sweet neutral rice malts, cereal grains that have a slight metallic edge to them, a light spicy, grassy hoppiness and a dry rice and grassy finish. I didn’t care too much for this lager, but I guess if want to cleanse your palate while eating hot and spicy Indian food, this would do the trick, but so would ice water with a slice of lemon in it. This cost me $4.50 at a Indian/curry restaurant on Delmar St. in U-City/St. Louis.

2.4
dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 17, 2015
Had at an indian restaurant. Belgian? Weird, this must be Belgiums best beer. Pale lager, tastes like stale hops and a light malt. Not terrible, but...whatever

1.9
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2006
Geez, the market for Indian restaurant beers must be booming if the Belgians are getting in on the act. Of course, the competition is pretty poor. In these parts, an Indian restaurant beer list usually consists of pseudo-Indo lagers produced by multinationals such as Kingfisher and Haywards 5000. So why not a Belgian, indeed. Hell, they’ve even added rice to the beer for authentic "Asian character". Tikka Gold is as yellow as the name implies and raised a thick half-inch of lacing, creamy foam. The aroma is light, chalky and fruity. In fact, it’s so faint that it’s a stretch to summon descriptors. Perhaps melon balls or peach sorbet with a whiff of rusty bucket. Nice wash of pale malts and peachy fruitiness at the front of the palate, bit chalky in the middle before it gives way to a tannic, astringent finish. Standard lager palate - not too fizzy, nor full. Nothing much wrong with this other than the brewer’s dreary lack of ambition. It’s as good as Kingfisher or similar but that’s a desperately low benchmark. (330ml bottle, Clovelly Vintage Cellars, best before 7/3/07)


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