1. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.

Haywards 5000 Super Premium Beer - Shaw Wallace & Company Ltd.

Not Rated.
Haywards 5000 Super Premium BeerHaywards 5000 Super Premium Beer

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
66
poor

107 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 107
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 25.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shaw Wallace & Company Ltd. visit their website
India

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Suds on 11-30-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 107 | Reviews: 59 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Pogaku
3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of Vylo
4/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of Tom-Peters
3/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BrewUSA
2.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Haywards 5000 Premium

Look 4/10
Smell 12/20
Taste 23/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 15/20

Overall 61/100

I really can't think of much great to say about this beer, I try not to dwell on the negative, however... This really is kind of a sorry beer. It's just so watery and bitter, almost as if they didn't even try.... It's just about a drain pour. Avoid at all costs if your a fan of true premium beer~

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of Danmullens1
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of klbgrk
3/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Nick09
2/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of Ian504
3/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of GabooL457
4/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of seavercm
3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of doktorhops
2.8/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Haywards 5000 is, I think, my first foray into reviewing an Indian beer, and you'll forgive me if I am apprehensive when I read on the label that the Alcohol By Volume is described as "Alc. strength not exceeding 8% v/v", they can't even tell us what the ABV is? WTF!? This aside I am looking forward to seeing what India has to offer as a beer brewing country.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Presents with a hazy pale gold body and a light dusting of white for a head.

S: It certainly has a different aroma; a boozy/grain quality with raw sugar and a big hit of rum. No doubt this will be a saccharine drenched Lager. Hops are likely there but not evident in the aroma, this is malt liquor after all.

T: Well it has an odd flavour, a bit of a Lager/rum mix to it. Evident are the grains of which there are several - the label lists barley, rice and maize. Aside from that there are notes of the aforementioned rum, raw sugar, sour apple and a touch of bread yeast.

M: Mid to heavy bodied with a light carbonation.

D: I'm half and half on this one, which would be an apt way to describe this brew "half and half" due to that ever-present rum flavour (must be the "Ethyl alcohol" from the list of ingredients). It's not bad but it's also not great, it's a bit too weird to be great, and there is a foreboding sense that because it is an Indian product it may be both: Injurious to my health [Indian film pun there] and produced in the cheapest/least caring way possible, both of which deter me. If you are looking for a brew in a similar vein try Birra Peroni Gran Riserva which is a Doppio Malto or "double malt" beer.

Food match: What does one eat with Lager-rum? I haven't the foggiest. What I imagine would go well is Jamaican cuisine as that is the only thing rum related that comes to mind; Black beans, shredded beef, jerk chicken, rice and plantain or Stamp and Go with callaloo fritters.

Photo of Georgiabeer
1.5/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of Hoppin_mad
3/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Brenden
2.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This brew is a clear burnished gold color. A dense white head settles in at a full finger with good retention, settling to a foam after moderate time. The spotty lacing isn't impressive, but it's pretty good, and the strength of the head is more than expected.
The smell is sweet and grainy with a bit of a metallic note and lots of fruity esters. There's nothing unoffensive, really, though it's pretty generic.
The taste goes grainier with a bit of a weird, turpentine-like off flavor before floral hops come in. Fruity esters still come in, mostly up front but still lightly throughout. The finish is oddly sweet with a bit of flora and something like cake batter.
It's light-bodied, fairly crisp but a little too slick, and not just in the finish.

Photo of RyanByorick
3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of JohnW58
3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of gshak
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of nikhilshetty007
3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.25/5  rDev +54%

Photo of DruC4
2/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of maxcoinage
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of havoc1
2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of sobbysoprano
5/5  rDev +81.2%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Haywards 5000 Super Premium Beer from Shaw Wallace & Company Ltd.
66 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.