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Cobra - Cobra Beer Partnership Limited

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BA SCORE
69
poor

85 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 85
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 19.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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Julian4077

Australia

1.25/5  rDev -56.4%

05-20-2013 07:44:22 | More by Julian4077
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

1.6/5  rDev -44.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2002 17:43:20 | More by rastaman
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thisismyname

British Columbia (Canada)

1.6/5  rDev -44.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 02:23:51 | More by thisismyname
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the_danish_swede

Sweden

2/5  rDev -30.3%

01-11-2014 12:09:57 | More by the_danish_swede
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mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

2.03/5  rDev -29.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2009 16:56:32 | More by mrmanning
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fullsweep

United Kingdom (England)

2.13/5  rDev -25.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2009 22:36:27 | More by fullsweep
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

2.16/5  rDev -24.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 13:17:24 | More by M_C_Hampton
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

2.23/5  rDev -22.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2010 02:26:03 | More by TheHammer
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

02-20-2013 02:33:33 | More by ThinkAgain
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jonb5

United Kingdom (England)

2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

11-21-2011 18:52:27 | More by jonb5
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Nordbier

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

01-06-2014 20:31:55 | More by Nordbier
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powdersoldier

Washington

2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

02-05-2013 05:13:05 | More by powdersoldier
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dcmchew

Romania

2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

10-31-2013 19:49:52 | More by dcmchew
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decimator

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -21.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 00:42:50 | More by decimator
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soju6

Missouri

2.28/5  rDev -20.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 04:42:51 | More by soju6
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bark

Sweden

2.3/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2005 22:29:47 | More by bark
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SERENGETI

Tanzania

2.3/5  rDev -19.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2005 08:14:54 | More by SERENGETI
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

2.48/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2008 03:24:40 | More by IronDjinn
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.48/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 18:46:48 | More by spinrsx
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Harkrank

Sweden

2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

12-23-2011 21:54:37 | More by Harkrank
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WGO

United Kingdom (England)

2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

11-11-2013 21:48:44 | More by WGO
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bh123

California

2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

03-31-2012 19:38:35 | More by bh123
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Paracatu

Brazil

2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

02-08-2012 19:08:26 | More by Paracatu
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pappetros

Greece

2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

10-05-2013 11:17:44 | More by pappetros
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Mr_Pink_152

United Kingdom (England)

2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

01-02-2014 19:02:43 | More by Mr_Pink_152
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Cobra from Cobra Beer Partnership Limited
69 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.