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Cobra - Cobra Beer Partnership Limited

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BA SCORE
68
poor

98 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 2.83
pDev: 20.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cobra Beer Partnership Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: benmiliron on 07-25-2006)
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Reviews by DoctorStrangiato:
Photo of DoctorStrangiato
3.65/5  rDev +29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

DoctorStrangiato, Jul 15, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
2.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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) didn’t find any. This has a very light musty grain aroma with noticeable orange notes.

Taste – OK, I’ll 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 wasn’t 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 wouldn’t 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.

RoyalT, Mar 05, 2004
Photo of jisak74
3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

jisak74, May 03, 2012
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

jazzyjeff13, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of rastaman
1.6/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Not much flavour, extremely watery and the taste is quite hard to find, i suppose its refreshing, but only due to the fact that you might aswell be drinking water, boring, no, in fact, very boring.

rastaman, Aug 15, 2002
Photo of biboergosum
3.35/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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...

biboergosum, Apr 15, 2011
Photo of beerinabottle
4/5  rDev +41.3%

beerinabottle, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of
3.35/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

, Jul 15, 2009
Photo of BklynTerp
3/5  rDev +6%

BklynTerp, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of benmiliron
3.35/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

benmiliron, Jul 25, 2006
Photo of Michael_Wall
3/5  rDev +6%

Michael_Wall, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of frontalot
3/5  rDev +6%

frontalot, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of stampfler07
3/5  rDev +6%

stampfler07, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of ThinkAgain
2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

ThinkAgain, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of Harkrank
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Harkrank, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

Jerseyislandbeer, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of IronDjinn
2.48/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

IronDjinn, Nov 08, 2008
Photo of rec
3.05/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

rec, Nov 02, 2008
Photo of MTNboy
2.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

MTNboy, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of SmokinSmyth
3.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

SmokinSmyth, Oct 15, 2010
Photo of Blumstein
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Blumstein, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
2.48/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz Bottle

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.

spinrsx, Feb 28, 2011
Photo of Douberd
3.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Douberd, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev +6%

bostonryan, Oct 10, 2012
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Cobra from Cobra Beer Partnership Limited
68 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.