Cobra - Cobra Beer Partnership Limited
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Reviews by DoctorStrangiato:
3.65/5 rDev +27.6%
Poured a 330-ml bottle into a tulip beer glass.
Appearance - golden colour with a quickly subsiding head that leaves some lace along the sides and some decent surface bubbles. Well-carbonated.
Smell - clean, fresh malty aromas. Definitely has a creamy malt smell. Not at all bad, grassy and veggie.
Taste - pretty good taste overall. Even though I was greeted with a slightly metallic taste up front, it was backed up by some good hop flavours and an almost citrus finish. Not as malty as I would have expected from the smell.
Mouthfeel - hits you all at once and pretty active. The bottle talks about smoothness, my perspective is that it isn't too smooth.
Drinkability - fresh and flowing, good tastes, refreshing. Not a bad choice and the price is actually quite low.
07-14-2009 23:58:19 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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2.55/5 rDev -10.8%
Appearance This is yellowish-orange in color, mostly orange, with a meager, disappearing head.
Smell I read other reports of skunk here, but I (thankfully) didnt find any. This has a very light musty grain aroma with noticeable orange notes.
Taste OK, Ill try to be constructive here. The grain softened up a bit from the nose, which was nice, and the orange sweetness really took over at the tongue. Pale Lager sugars usually make me want to Ralph, but this actually wasnt bad.
Mouthfeel Not much here in this department. The carbonation was barely noticeable and this was light-bodied for sure, but I was able to pick up a speck of dryness that helped things along.
Drinkability I wouldnt say that this is a good beer by any stretch, but it is a little different than the run-of-the-mill Pale Lager examples. I can see how someone would want to grenade throw this bottle off a cliff, but I managed to get it down.
03-05-2004 01:08:20 | More by RoyalT
United Kingdom (England)
3.08/5 rDev +7.7%
A 330ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2013. The bottle is embossed with a variety of stereotypical Indian imagery.
Poured into a tulip pint glass. A pale straw colour with low carbonation. Forms a decent head of creamy white foam that hangs around for a minute or two. Aroma of light, grainy malt with a faint hint of stewed hops and a mild solventy background note.
Tastes of light malt with a slight stewed hop bitterness and a whisper of citrus. Crisp and fairly dry. Mouthfeel is smooth and pleasingly tingly. Aftertaste of stewed leaves; a little harsh.
A relatively hum-drum lager - probably it's best feature is the low carbonation level. Fairly bland and characterless, though OK when paired with a curry. Don't all rush out to grab one.
03-09-2012 23:09:54 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.35/5 rDev +17.1%
330ml distinctive tapered bottle. Seen this for a while, but always passed it over, assuming the worst - South Asian macro style lagers re-brewed in the West - Mountain Crest has already deadened me to that idea...
This beer pours a clear, medium apple juice colour, with one skinny finger of frothy white head, which sinks away in a hurry, leaving some low cobwebbed lace around the glass. It smells of grainy, bready malt, corn grist, and earthy hops. The taste is a surprisingly unpredictable mash of wet grain, corn cereal, and grassy, weedy hops bitterness. The carbonation is quite soft, the body medium weight, a little clammy, but smooth enough. It finishes off-dry, the earthy, somewhat bitter hops offsetting a decent, almost musty honey sweetness.
Well, while not the apex of a Euro-lager experience, this ain't all that bad. The purported mix of grains are all evident, and the hops, while not exactly noble, provide an adequate balance to the proceedings. Book by the cover, yeah, I get it...
04-15-2011 22:35:13 | More by biboergosum
3.35/5 rDev +17.1%
330 ml bottle poured into chilled glass
Appearance - pours light golden takes some effort to form head, which dissipates very quickly but does leave some nice lacing
Smell - crisp malty and fresh, i think i catch a hint of rice among other veggies
Tastes - smooth, slightly bitter, which comes up mostly in the aftertaste
Mouthfeel - active and highly carbonated, refreshing
Drinkability - pretty good stuff and rather inexpensive, good if your thirsty for a quick one that's a bit different
07-15-2009 04:24:39 | More by
3.35/5 rDev +17.1%
Paid 1.29 euro for a bottle. This beer claims to have won 12 gold medals thus far. I find it strange that I am the first to review it.
Appearance is your standard fizzy yellow lager. Very little head. No lace. Smell is rather ok. Decent sweetness with a touch of hops. Very light throughout though. Taste is a bit budweiser-ish (due to the rice?) but a bit maltish. Strange presence with the corn added in there. Some bitter balances the sweetness well. Unique tasting lager for sure.
Nice easy mouthfeel. Described on the bottle as "the less-gassy bottled beer." I found it about standard.
07-25-2006 18:46:55 | More by benmiliron
2.48/5 rDev -13.3%
Comes in a tall slender necked 330 ml brown bottle, embossed with all sorts of curious images (from scales, to elephants, crossed scimitars to a palm trees). Ingredients list includes both maize and rice, on top of the barley malt, hops and water. Pours out a bright clear highly carbonated light gold hue, capped by a finger`s width of tight spongy head. Nice retention. Concentric wedges of lacing.
Decent malt on the nose, along with a low lying corn presence in the background, but the sourness from the rice tends to cut through it much of the time. Faint grassy hops, I mean faint....
It all takes a dive with the flavour. Sour veggie taste predominates although some crisp malt does appear in the middle, but disappears before the finish. Becomes a bit buttery as it warms.
Mouthfeel is average for the style, nothing wrong here, but not a whole lot of body to it either.
The flavour kills this beer, it`s not bad in its other aspects otherwise.
11-08-2008 03:24:40 | More by IronDjinn
3.05/5 rDev +6.6%
The body pours a Crystal-clear golden yellow, and presents virtually no head, and no lace.
The smell is very plain, but there's a little grain and citrus which is notably pleasant.
The taste is far from unique - there's some malty bitterness, and not much more. You can perhaps taste the citrus that comes through in the aroma, but it's a stretch.
The mouthfeel is again typical of this style, watery and clean. It's not bad, it's just plain.
It's something you could drink lots of - a perfect session beer, and a refreshing option for those hot summer days.
It's not something I'd recommend, but I'd recommend it over Kingfisher and some other like brews.
11-02-2008 13:41:22 | More by rec
2.89/5 rDev +1%
It has a cool bottle that poured into a rose pint glass. The body was gold with about average carbonation. There are some bubbles to the body, white head and no lace. All of that disappears quick though. The smell is very basic some grass and citrus. The flavor is also very basic grainy with some crisp grassiness. It has thin mouthfeel with just a little bite.
08-10-2013 20:04:03 | More by MTNboy
3.08/5 rDev +7.7%
I drank this with a curry dinner in Southampton. It has a nice golden color, but not much of a head. The flavor allows it a high drinkability rating since it is very mild. It was a great accompaniment for a nice curry, but would only see drinking this with a spicy meal or in hot weather.
10-15-2010 16:53:52 | More by SmokinSmyth
2.48/5 rDev -13.3%
Appearance - The beer pours a clear gold/yellow colour with an average size frothy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is a faint amount of lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for under a minute before it began to dissipate.
Smell - breads/grains, a skunkiness, hops
Taste & Mouth - The beer has a very low amount of carbonation and it feels flat on the tongue. The taste is made up of lots of breads/grains mixed with a skunkiness and a little bit of hops. It also had a corn syrup and metallic taste to it. It finishes with a corn syrup/skunky aftertaste.
Drink - I can think of hundreds of beer I would rather drink than this one. I wouldn't purchase it again.
02-28-2011 18:46:48 | More by spinrsx
3.18/5 rDev +11.2%
Bottle of 330 ml, at home, poured into a lager glass. Part of a "World of Asian Beers", although I see now is made in England.
One finger white head, gone quickly, leaving some light lacing around the glass. Colour of the beer is golden yellow. Almost none activity at all in the glass, except for a couple of lazy bubbles.
Sweet lager taste, with low bitterness just a step before the finish, which gives its place again to a sweet aftertaste. Not bad at all.
Not much of a smell, lighty malty and some bread notes, all very subtle.
Medium to thick on the body, average carbonation.
Very refreshing, I could drink it the whole day.
11-20-2012 23:59:19 | More by Douberd
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