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Cobra - Cobra Beer Partnership Limited

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68
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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 2.82
pDev: 19.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | 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:
Beer added by: benmiliron on 07-25-2006

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1.12/5  rDev -60.3%

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1.25/5  rDev -55.7%

Photo of rastaman
1.6/5  rDev -43.3%
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.

Photo of thisismyname
1.6/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

330mL bottle poured into a glass

The label reads "the world's most celebrated lager"... Hahaha. Funny.

Poured a clear piss yellow with no head or lacing whatsoever.

Despite being from the UK, it smells like a mass-produced North American lager; of corn and funky cereal grain.

It tastes pretty much how it smells. Blah. They threw some hops in there though, which was nice, I guess... The taste was a lot less than I would expect from an imported beer, even with a name like "Cobra".

Unlike your typical macro lager it is not cloyingly carbonated.

Bah. All in all a waste of money. And to all who "celebrate" this lager... Drink a damn Dab.

Photo of the_danish_swede
2/5  rDev -29.1%

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2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of StephenGash
2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of titvs
2/5  rDev -29.1%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 1C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: low corny aroma. no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: pale straw color and translucent. moussy white head with average retention. TASTE: watered grainy flavour. low bitterness with a semi-sweet finish. PALATE: low body with low carbonation. OVERALL: yet another watered down pale lager.

Photo of mrmanning
2.03/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle- Pale pale yellow with a frothy but short lived white cap. The nose here is a blast of corn with wet paper, some grains, a bit of hay. Weak. Tastes of sweet grains, corn, some pale malts...quite watery, thin, over carbonated. Not for me really. Next!

Photo of fullsweep
2.13/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

330 mL brown bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Quick pour releases a 3-finger head that dissipates quickly. A little lacing at first, but this too disappears. Urine-yellow colored beer.

S: You can really smell the adjuncts in this, especially the corn (Cobra did us the honor of listing their ingredients: "malted barley, maize, rice, yeast and hops.")

T: You can taste them as well--not very pleasant.

M: For its downfalls, the mouthfeel is relatively pleasant. Goes down smooth and some heavy carbonation, I suppose typical of a lager.

D: Won't seek this out, but won't turn one down either.

Photo of M_C_Hampton
2.16/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

A: poured from a 650 mL bottle into a glass, light golden with a short white head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing, clear, fizzy

S: grass and weak grain, watery and fizzy

T: grassy, vague beerlike flavors, sweet, I have found British malt liquor

M: thin and highly carbonated with huge bubbles

O: drink with lashings of vindaloo and it may be ok

Photo of TheHammer
2.22/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

When I look at this bottle, I'm suddenly reminded of the theme from the GI-JOE movie. COOOBRAAA....coobraa! Anyways onto the review.

Appearance: It started with enough head to cover the top of the beer, but it disappeared in an instant. Slightly lighter then the standard lager gold. Clear, but carbonation in the body is nearly absent. Nothing to see here, that is for sure.

Smell: Not much here, as I'm only getting earthy hops with a slight herbal note. Warming just barely improves it, and a slight touch of bread comes out, but it's just not doing enough.

Taste: Bland, under-roasted almost salty bread taste the start out that turns to a bitter double team as a peat like taste with strange grass and herbal notes come forward, only to pause and then follow up with earthy hops with a woodsy kick.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is absent, as is the head which hurts it's case a lot. It's not helped by poor transitioning near the end. The aftertaste does not linger which is thankfully good but it comes across as very watery.

Drinkability: It's refreshing, light and smooth with a taste you can get over. This is one of those rare beers that despite being poor in other categories, it doesn't effect it's drinkability too much. That being said, I can get over the taste of cheaper macros almost as much.

Final Thoughts: I'll give it this, if I was in sweltering heat..and I mean that kind of heat that you'd almost be inclined to turn to fruity mixed drink instead of a beer, I might consider this. However, in any other circumstance, I would typically pass on this one.

Photo of ThinkAgain
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of soju6
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A: Pours a pale straw color with a fair head that fades quickly.

S: Aroma is very mild with some citrus and a bit of grainy sweetness.

T: Taste is quite bland with just a bit of citrus and grain sweetness. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish.

F: Light body and a bit crisp.

O: Not too impressed but then it is made by Coors. Probably best with spicy asian foods.

Photo of jonb5
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Nordbier
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of powdersoldier
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of bark
2.3/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brewed under license by Browar Belgia, Poland.

The colour is clear yellow; the white foam forms uneven dissolving foam.

The smell is sweet with notes of both corn and rice. I found some dry sour notes of hay. It is stronger than the average lager, but not entirely pleasant.

The carbonation is quite light with very small bubbles.

The taste is filled with notes of lemon-lime, an orange squash-like sweetness, probably from the adjuncts. There is some body and a touch of dough. The aftertaste is quite thin and short with a mild, simple bitterness.

Probably a great beer when eating spicy food, but it is quite faint on it own.

Photo of decimator
2.3/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330ml bottle poured into a Pilsner glass.

A - Poured a clear gold with a thin cap and some lacing.

S - Some malts and some hops but quite mild overall.

T - Malts, adjuncts and an off tasting bitter finish. Had a very unimpressive macro taste.

M - Felt a bit watery.

D - Not the worst Lager available but I won't be buying this one again.

Photo of SERENGETI
2.36/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

in fact the COBRA which I tasted was the one brewed under license in Poland by the BELGIA Browar in Kielce. The beer has a metallic after taste, a scratchy bitterness lingering in the throat for a long time unless you wash it down with a proper beer! When it is fresh and well chilled you can "manage" that snake in cases of serious dehydration. Once the beer is a few month old than an unpleasant smell of rancid maize comes to the surface! :-( Summary: SNAKE POISON

Photo of spinrsx
2.48/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Photo of Rhys
2.49/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Very meh. Light with no character.

Photo of RoyalT
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Photo of Harkrank
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

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Cobra from Cobra Beer Partnership Limited
68 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.