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Flying Horse Royal Lager - United Breweries - UB Group

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142 Ratings

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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 19.06%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
United Breweries - UB Group

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-10-2001)
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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

05-18-2014 20:16:17 | More by Bear1964
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North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev +12%

Wasnt expecting much,but I was somewhat pleasantly suprised.Poured straw color with good head, smelled rather yeasty and breadlike.Tasted like a traditional lager was somewhat floral and to me very yeasty.To me it was the equivalent of Molson in a lotta ways so it was to bad got it for free so I am not complaining.

03-14-2003 15:40:23 | More by oberon
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2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Appearance – This came out a light yellow in color with an orangish tinge and a quick white head.

Smell – The grain is light and husky but not overly offensive.

Taste – The grain mellows at the taste and isn’t all that bad as far as American Macros are concerned. There’s a faint corny sweetness as well that, again, isn’t really that good but isn’t really that bad.

Mouthfeel – This is light-bodied with a nice crispness at the very end.

Drinkability – This was drinkable. Barely so, but drinkable.

08-16-2006 02:59:28 | More by RoyalT
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

07-18-2012 22:07:06 | More by Drunkenass
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3.35/5  rDev +12%

Presentation: 22 oz slender brown bottle with a manufactured date on the back label.

Appearance: Clear pale yellow with a thin broken lace that barley sticks to the glass at all.

Smell: Dry hay and cooked veggie in the aroma, other than that it is quite clean.

Taste: Light bodied and thin with a semi-forceful carbonation. One sided malt flavour with a graininess that lingers far, mild cooked cereal grain flavour within. Even yet prickly hop bitterness though there is no hop flavour. Hint of smokiness ands an interesting twist to the clean palate. Dry and grainy in the finish.

Notes: A decent pale lager that does a good job of cleansing the mouth for the next sip beer or bite of food.

07-14-2002 11:03:55 | More by Jason
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2.63/5  rDev -12%

21 oz bottle at Rangoli's, Brighton, Massachusetts.

Ok after finishing my bottle of Taj Mahal I decided to try something different, and picked this baby. Oh my was it bad. Taj Mahal is not a great beer, but paired with Indian food I find it tasty and satisfying. This was neither. Pale, tasteless and the faint smell of straw was all this beer could muster. They can't all be 5's...or 4's for that matter. Maybe the Kingfisher will be better, I'll try that next time.

02-16-2005 04:23:22 | More by fdrich29
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3.53/5  rDev +18.1%

Appearance: 1 inch head, clear, straw yellow, medium carbonation.

Smell: grass and earth

Taste: grass and earth with a metallic taste as well

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium high carbonation, slightly bitter

Drinkability: This beer is good for what it is..an adjunct lager. It is drinkable and I could have a couple in a sitting. Not a bad beer for the style, nothing to go out of the way for either.

10-08-2009 18:49:31 | More by tigg924
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New York

3.38/5  rDev +13%

Flying Horse Royal Lager is a descent beer to enjoy while dining on Indian Cuisine. Stand alone, I would not buy it off the shelf. It pours a nice golden color out of a 22oz bottle, with a moderately sized foamy head. Smell is somewhat yeasty. Taste is pleasant, with a crisp.

02-23-2009 18:28:46 | More by BadBadger
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2.45/5  rDev -18.1%

Faint yellow, has the fizzy yellow beer cliche down pat. Aroma was corn. Made me think of the old scoring system's "not impressed" when I gave it a 2.

Almost no taste to this thing, a good palate cleanser. Very light, crisp mouthfeel. Really lots of water in this beer. A little bit of corn sweetness.

I don't see any reason to pay the relative expensive price for yellow beer that doesn't even have a funny/stupid ad campaign. I mean, what exactly does this stuff cost more than Sierra Nevada for anyways? Might fool some chicks into thinking you drink exotic palatable beer, but I can't recommend that greasy lifestyle based on a lie.

01-08-2012 08:23:43 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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3.2/5  rDev +7%

Pretty well-charged, a big fizzy head of an inch on a slow pour. Vanishes quickly though. Medium gold and clear appearance. Little lace, mostly dots on the glass. Straw aroma, quite a bit of green apple skin. Some honey to the malt, but very fruity flavor, tart and with more decided apple tones, approaching fermented cider mid mouth. Light body, medium carbonation. Hands off to a crisp hoppiness near the close but with tangy notes remaining. Has a little character, not a favorite of mine, but makes more of an impression than other United Breweries Lagers like Taj Mahal.

10-01-2004 14:13:39 | More by ADR
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3.08/5  rDev +3%

Ordered this at an Indian restaurant in Massachusetts. Served me the bottle and a pint glass.

A: Pour a clear light yellow with a foamy, one finger, white head on top. Not much lacing at all though.

S: Grainy with a slight floral aspect, but certainly not hoppy at all. Not a ton of adjunct or corn in the aroma though.

T: Lots of grainy malt, a bit like cereal, but there is some sweetness to it. Slight grassy hop flavor. Nothing off or bad tasting though, drinks rather clean.

M: Light to medium bodied with a a good bit of carbonation.

O: Not a bad lager really. Refreshing and rather crisp, and went very well with my spicy Chicken Tikka Masala.

07-29-2011 22:36:41 | More by mdaschaf
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

02-26-2014 15:50:45 | More by Griffith
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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-28-2013 18:04:44 | More by BamfBacon
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2.25/5  rDev -24.7%

Pale, transparent golden-straw lager with quickly-dissipating head.

Smells of adjuncts -- sweet corn, chiefly. Very malty and sweet.

Taste is mild and malty, uncomplex and watery with no hops presence at all.

Unremarkable, uninteresting, and rather forgettable.

01-12-2011 20:43:05 | More by secondtooth
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3.48/5  rDev +16.4%

Flying Horse pours an absolutely crystal-clear, deep-golden body that teems with swirling clouds of tiny, effervescent bubbles beneath a long-lasting head of frothy bright-white foam that holds quite well and leaves some nice lacing about the glass. The aroma offers a soft, grainy maltiness and a mildly herbal and grassy hoppiness that's very European. The body is medium with a fine-bubbled carbonation that's crisp on the tongue before allowing it to smoothly fade away. The flavor delivers a unusual maltiness that's a touch sweetish and grainy with an odd, nuttiness to it (as if some wheat was included in the grain bill). The grassy, herbal, and delicately spicy hop flavors are perfectly balanced against the malt and backed by a solid bitterness that could be a bit sharper but still gets the job done. (It's less bitter than most German pilseners, but there's definitely something going on). It finishes dry with a lingering maltiness that's bumped by a swirl of hops and then residual bitterness. It's an impressive lager considering that it's coming out of India (a country not known for it's beer!). And interestingly, this "pils" has a softness and lingering quality to it that works really well with Indian foods. It pairs exceptionally well with the creaminess, delicate spiciness, subtle raisin fruitiness, and cashew nuttiness of Navratan Korma. More of a "food beer" than a Friday night quaffer, but still pretty good regardless.

07-03-2004 16:39:54 | More by NeroFiddled
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

07-26-2013 14:34:45 | More by WoodBrew
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2.75/5  rDev -8%

01-04-2013 17:57:45 | More by cliff1066
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

09-30-2012 14:03:46 | More by freewill35
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2.75/5  rDev -8%

06-26-2014 03:36:12 | More by CaptureTHEraptor
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

02-17-2012 18:00:25 | More by Ralphs66
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3.1/5  rDev +3.7%

Had a bomber of this with my Indian dinner tonight

Pours golden/straw with 1" of white head. Zero lacing or head retention

S: Sweet malt & perfumy hops

T: Sweet malt & hint of herbal hops up front. A little grainyness & cardboard moves in as it warms. Finishes sweet & dry

MF: Low carbonation & light/medium body, skews too sweet balancewise

Drank below average, not sure I'd have this one again. Probably only if it was a choice between BMC & this & then it's more about princible than taste. Left about 4ozs in the glass, I usually never waste beer

01-21-2007 04:49:33 | More by russpowell
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2.9/5  rDev -3%

When poured into my glass, this beer had a medium sized white creamy head with small bubbles. The body was clear with carbonation present. The hue was light gold and the lacing was only fair on the sides of glass. the nose was citrusy and fruity. The flavor was bitter with an aftertaste and the mouthfeel was tingly.

07-21-2003 17:36:07 | More by hotstuff
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North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -8%

10-24-2013 00:52:42 | More by dvmin98
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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-18-2012 02:08:47 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

02-04-2012 23:51:12 | More by stampfler07
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Flying Horse Royal Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
70 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.