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Flying Horse Royal Lager - United Breweries - UB Group

Flying Horse Royal LagerFlying Horse Royal Lager

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BA SCORE
71
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129 Ratings
THE BROS
77
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 18.87%


Brewed by:
United Breweries - UB Group
India

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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Reviews by Gruntlumber:
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Gruntlumber

Missouri

3.3/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I went to pick up my Indian carry-out order a few minutes early so I could belly up to the bar and drain one. I initially picked Taj Mahal, but at the last minute changed my mind to this one. I don't think I've had it before, and in comparison I was getting an extra 0.3% ABV (bang for my buck!). It's to the point now where any new lager I try is expected to be fairly boring, but I'm always hoping for some unique characteristic to shine through. With Flying Horse, there is a noticable hint of sweet corn. The morning-urine yellow appearance reinforces this trait, which is normally a reminder that I'm drinking cheaply produced swill. It reminds me a lot of Red Stripe which I think also imparts this same sweet grain flavor, but Flying Horse is more extreme in this regard. Did I just use the word "extreme" in a lager review? Well, not extreme, but very noticable when put up against any other standard import lager from Europe or elsewhere. I rather enjoyed this beer, though in the "Macro Lager" catagory it doesn't take a whole lot to impress.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2005 04:32:15 | More by Gruntlumber
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Flying Horse Royal Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
71 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.