1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

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

Haywards 5000 Super Premium BeerHaywards 5000 Super Premium Beer

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

92 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 92
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 2.72
pDev: 26.1%

Brewed by:
Shaw Wallace & Company Ltd. visit their website

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)
View: Beers (5) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 92 | Reviews: 57 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by AmitC:
Photo of AmitC


3.5/5  rDev +28.7%

12-17-2012 03:10:40 | More by AmitC
More User Reviews:
Photo of Brenden


2.84/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 14:28:52 | More by Brenden
Photo of RyanByorick


3.5/5  rDev +28.7%

03-04-2014 02:40:14 | More by RyanByorick
Photo of JohnW58

New York

3.25/5  rDev +19.5%

03-02-2014 03:49:29 | More by JohnW58
Photo of gshak


2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-24-2014 08:31:23 | More by gshak
Photo of nikhilshetty007


3.5/5  rDev +28.7%

02-21-2014 16:47:19 | More by nikhilshetty007
Photo of Sir_Goatman


4.25/5  rDev +56.3%

01-31-2014 07:45:27 | More by Sir_Goatman
Photo of DruC4


2/5  rDev -26.5%

01-15-2014 03:14:42 | More by DruC4
Photo of maxcoinage


2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-06-2014 23:36:22 | More by maxcoinage
Photo of havoc1


2.25/5  rDev -17.3%

12-28-2013 03:50:40 | More by havoc1
Photo of sobbysoprano


5/5  rDev +83.8%

11-10-2013 20:00:10 | More by sobbysoprano
Photo of pweis909


1.75/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Never heard of it. I was in Boulder, land of craft beer, so when the waiter at the restaurant mentioned it, I thought, hmm... yet another local beer. Didn't register: Indian restaurant, import beer, crappy malt liquor.

Well it looked like a beer, right? This was awfully oxidized, leaving a sickly sweet aftertaste. It's only value was that it quenched a little bit of the power that came from the whole peppercorns and cardamom seeds I stumbled across as I ate the biryani. Avoid.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 12:13:39 | More by pweis909
Photo of Aaron_Ramson


3.25/5  rDev +19.5%

11-03-2013 18:58:55 | More by Aaron_Ramson
Photo of sharathr23


3.5/5  rDev +28.7%

10-23-2013 21:16:58 | More by sharathr23
Photo of mwar


3.75/5  rDev +37.9%

09-18-2013 19:18:44 | More by mwar
Photo of JAHMUR


2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-02-2013 18:23:17 | More by JAHMUR
Photo of magpieken


2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-08-2013 13:46:32 | More by magpieken
Photo of CesarLopes


3/5  rDev +10.3%

07-10-2013 02:41:30 | More by CesarLopes
Photo of beernads


2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-03-2013 09:12:59 | More by beernads
Photo of adityashekhar


1.5/5  rDev -44.9%

06-16-2013 10:31:14 | More by adityashekhar
Photo of fastrodney

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +47.1%

06-06-2013 22:04:42 | More by fastrodney
Photo of tzieser


3.5/5  rDev +28.7%

05-27-2013 20:56:37 | More by tzieser
Photo of powdersoldier


3/5  rDev +10.3%

05-12-2013 18:51:22 | More by powdersoldier
Photo of Adamostella


3/5  rDev +10.3%

05-06-2013 21:57:03 | More by Adamostella
Photo of rickyleepotts


3.33/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Sheryl said it best… "This looks boring." It does. It looks like any domestic I have ever had. I did have two cans of Coors Light yesterday, but I was playing golf. Yesterday was National Beer Day, or something like that. I got two badges on Untappd, so there must have been something going on.

Past hoppy beers, I am not sure what else comes from India. This is an Indian premium beer, but based on what I am smelling, as I pour, this is going to be pretty boring. Oh well, they can't all be good!

In the Glass: The beer pours like any domestic I have ever seen. Think Bud Light meets Coors Light meets Miller Lite. I wonder why they spell it like that… Anyway, the beer produced a thin white head, and there is no lace to speak of. I am sure, just based what I am seeing, this beer will be very drinkable and I am excited to chug it! If nothing else so we can move on to the next beer. Oh, it's cheap, too.

Nose: I could smell yeast as I was pouring it. It has a very obvious grain aroma to it. I get more of that when I smell the beer, and while I am not typically into this style, I have been on a Euro pale lager kick lately. I grabbed a few bombers of that style last week just to see what they all taste like. I spent too much time on the wrong side of the aisle at Total Wine & More.

Flavor: All things considered, this is not a terrible beer. It has a nice sweet flavor to start, and as the flavor explodes across the back of the tongue, you are hit with some severe carbonation. It does remind me of a Euro pale lager. I am curios why the style on this is "malt liquor", as that makes me think of hard lemonade, or something. Oh well, I am digging this flavor, and could see myself drinking a gallon of this on a hot summer day. I wish more golf courses carried a better selection. This IS better than a Coors Light.

Mouthfeel: There isn't much going on. It's thin and boring at first, and as you begin to swallow, a ton of bubbles rage on the back of your tongue. From there, the swallow is quick, boring, and leaves you wanting more. Beers like this are quite drinkable, and I can see them getting me into trouble! I wonder how readily available this is in India. I sure hope this isn't what people in India think of when thinking of craft beer.

Aftertaste: The aftertaste isn't bad. It has a nice subtle drying sweetness to it. Again, it reminds me of the Euro pale lager experience. (If you drink this, don't burp. You can thank me later!) I bet this beer would pair nicely with a hamburger or hot dog.

This beer IS boring, but the subtle sweetness keeps me drinking. I wouldn't order this again, but would like to see this on tap if and when we visit India. I also wonder where the 5000 comes from… maybe I will do a little digging. Cheers, people!

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 21:53:17 | More by rickyleepotts
« 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 92 ratings.