Flying Horse Royal Lager - United Breweries - UB Group
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2.03/5 rDev -32.1%
It was either this or Kingfisher with my Indian meal last night.
Pours a nice golden macro yellow. Gawd have I come to hate that color in beers. Surprisingly mild white foam head. Hmm...carbonation issues?
Smells slightly vegetable-y dank with some sweet grain notes. Taste is ... sweet grain, that weird vegetable dankness, and ... more sweet grain. Familiar corn-y content. For perhaps the first time I can recall, an adjunct lager was not carbonated sufficiently. Weird.
Not awful, not particularly memorable either, and I could have had a decent sixer for the price.
10-22-2009 18:04:15 | More by Overlord
2.15/5 rDev -28.1%
Pour in a tulip glass from 22 oz bottle.
Appearance: Extremely light coloured with a 1" head which dissipated quite quickly.
Aroma: slight aroma hops that also seemed to magically disappear.
Taste: extremely light beer (ABV 4.6%), well carbonated, more malt than hops overall. A late bitterness on the back of the tongue. Somewhat lingering metallic flavours which are quite annoying. Blah.
Mouthfeel: very watery, seems typical for the Asian lagers.
Drinkability: due to the lingering bitterness and beery aftertaste which both stayed for a good half-hour, it can be ruled out as a session beer.
Comments: too bad I didn't have any spicy, curry-ladened foods to go along with this beer, as the annoying bitter aftertaste wouldn't dissipate on it's own. This was a gift, and I am glad that I didn't pay money for this beer.
09-20-2008 01:01:37 | More by DijonKetchup
2.16/5 rDev -27.8%
A - Pale and fizzy. Very golden color.
S - No real smell. Bland and lacking anything.
T - Light. Very mild in taste.
M - Loses any great sensation very quickly, and quickly becomes a standard lager.
O - A bit better than any big manufactured lager I've had, but overall, average.
07-05-2014 22:43:51 | More by avwrite
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
2.3/5 rDev -23.1%
pours out a slightly hazy pale straw yellow colour with a faomy white head which reduces quickly to a light lacing on the glass. light grainy aroma, hints of grass and hay. rather non-descript. the taste is rather non-descript, too. a generic lager sweetness and no really discernible hop bitterness makes this "royal" beer pretty plain. very bland...i just had the taj mahal before this flying horse offering and this comes off as a characterless clone devoid of any soul. the body is a bit sturdier and the mouthfeel does come across a tad slicker but that doesn't make up for the lack of overall character. drinkability is ok. you don't have to think when you drink this, especially if you're pairing this with Indian cuisine.
boring and not recommended.
03-21-2010 23:33:00 | More by budgood1
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
2.45/5 rDev -18.1%
Light gold color, small white foamy head. Aroma is grainy and sweet. A malt liquor/lager. Light malt taste, with a very definite alcohol tang. Good malt/hop balance. Mouthfeel is crisp. Finish is also crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Better than Kingfisher, I think..
08-14-2003 03:46:53 | More by beerguy101
2.45/5 rDev -18.1%
With a little note tied to the bottle and a brewed on date, I sort of anticipated something special, but alas a Flying Horse relieves itself the same as a field horse. Straw/Gold in color with a thin to medium corn malt body. A cornhusk and cardboard-like aroma leaves something to be desired...hops. The white head disappeared before I could fully examine it. The hops appear to be an afterthought. That said, this mildly sweet and dry beer is still quite drinkable
04-02-2003 07:35:31 | More by BeerResearcher
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 isnt all that bad as far as American Macros are concerned. Theres a faint corny sweetness as well that, again, isnt really that good but isnt 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
2.58/5 rDev -13.7%
Picked this baby up at Vendomes in Beverly Hills. Thought the label looked interesting and I am a fan of a good lager so I thought I'd give it a try.
Wheat or dry grass type of taste but its accented by a light malty flavor...This is suitable for a session beer as it has more character than the macro's and finishes clean enough for enjoyment for an evening. Not much else to say...so so.
Not much to speak of, bland, adjunct crap.
07-23-2005 03:13:55 | More by DogFood11
2.58/5 rDev -13.7%
This came in a big 22oz bottle with a little note attached - very impressive and made me expect a good, quality beer. To the review: Pours a boring yellow/golden color with little head and leaves no lacing. The aroma is a bit skunky and yeasty with a bread-like appeal. The flavor is a little sweet, but still has a slight bit of skunkiness to it. Clean taste. Mostly malt in the flavor - very average for a lager. Not hard to drink, but not wonderful either. Nothing special here.
12-02-2003 16:35:01 | More by clvand0
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
Flying Horse Royal Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
70 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.