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King Cobra Premium Malt Liquor - Anheuser-Busch

King Cobra Premium Malt LiquorKing Cobra Premium Malt Liquor

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361 Ratings
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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 2.03
pDev: 38.42%


Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
King Cobra is an American malt liquor with a robust and full-bodied, smooth, clean taste.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2002)
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Reviews by atrus138:
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atrus138

Kentucky

1.8/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I was intrigued by seeing these cans littered all over my local park, so I decided to see for myself what's inside. Turns out it's fizzy and extremely clear yellow. Thin white head that leaves minimal lacing, though I was surprised there was any at all. Smell is of cooked vegetables, most notably corn. Taste is an acidic blend of corn and grain, though there is little of either. The alcohol burns away any trace of flavor leaving no aftertaste. Gets much worse as it warms up. Carbonation is way up there and the body is extremely thin.

Not as bad as I thought it would be, though still pretty terrible.

Serving type: can

01-25-2008 05:29:34 | More by atrus138
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ApplePi

Arizona

2/5  rDev -1.5%

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2/5  rDev -1.5%

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mfnmbvp

Illinois

1.8/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

40 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Split between me and a friend, mfndsvp, acquired at the local beer store for $1.92 with tax. Expectations are next to nothing.

Poured into a Houlihan's pint glass.

A - Pours the typical clear gold with lots of carbonation. A finger or so of fizzy white head that dissipates into nothing quickly. Very thin spotty lacing, but it's still there.

S - Smell is comprised of musty grains / GMO corn / huskiness, and some medicinal wet paper / cardboard going on.

T - Taste follows the nose - wet paper / cardboard, GMO corn / huskiness / grains, and some off medicinal flavors.

M - Feel is crisp, clean, and carbonated. Lightly sticky & papery. Drinkable for the 6.00% abv, but it's just not good.

Overall, another tick from the bottom of the barrel. I've clearly had worse than this, but this isn't a likely contender for repeat drinking. Still light years better than shit like Steel Reserve 211.

King Cobra Premium Malt Liquor ---2/5.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 21:43:32 | More by mfnmbvp
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1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

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2/5  rDev -1.5%

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look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Many friends of mine are in sheer disbelief that I actually like this beer. You probably asking yourself why like they do. First off, the taste to me is better that any other malt liquor, and although the ingredients are simple...corn. Its a smooth drink. its also high in alcohol content which for its price gives a nice cheap buzz. If I drink enough the corn taste keeps getting sweeter. Drink this stuff ice cold and its better in cans, the light cant get to it.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 19:33:44 | More by ChiChi
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King Cobra Premium Malt Liquor from Anheuser-Busch
51 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.