Flying Horse Royal Lager - United Breweries - UB Group
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Ratings: 142 | Reviews: 81 | Display Reviews Only:
2/5 rDev -33.1%
This pours what is worthy of calling a “piss yellow” color with a carbonated head that disappears quickly. Pour this in a glass and hand it to someone, they might think its tainted water. The aroma is cheap, full of cheap grains with that classic adjunct scent. Wow this light taste rivals that “beer” called Miller 64. Really light and taste less other than cheap corn syrup. You really can skip over this one!
11-22-2012 06:09:42 | More by Lemke10
4.18/5 rDev +39.8%
Each time that I go to get a haircut, I like to stop in at Country Garden 6-Pack if for no other reason than to see what is available. I am rarely disappointed and certainly not when I come away with a massive bottle of Indian lager for a song. I visited Bombay in 1987 and I still have nightmares about the crushing effects of disease and poverty that I encountered there. Let's hope that this beer will not be nightmarish.
I got a finger of fizzy, bone-white head with low retention from my pour. Nose was grainy and malty and I began to wonder if its classification as an AAL was correct. Color was a light-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was honey-like, the hallmark of real unadulterated lager. The CANQuest (TM) has caused me to come in contact with far too many AALs not to be able to tell the difference. Finish was semi-dry and quite refreshing. I was very glad that I decided to give this one a whirl. That, and the price was well worthwhile.
10-05-2012 00:43:12 | More by woodychandler
3.23/5 rDev +8%
Went to an India restaurant and had a pour of each of their house lagers.
Nice yellow golden in color, fuller than expected for a lager with a 1/4 inch of bubbly head that quickly fades. Smells of common cereal grains, mild lager yeasts, and a bit of fruity corn. Taste was better than expected for an average beer with good sweetness and a crisp bite. Not something I would seek out again but worth trying lagers of India.
04-13-2012 19:16:24 | More by DrDemento456
3.2/5 rDev +7%
A: pours clear gold, no head, cascading bubbles
S: nose features faint sweet malts, hints of grape nuts, some caramel and bread
T: mildly sweet, notes of cereal grains, mild fruity sweetness
Mf: light body, mild carbonation
O: a little more character than I'm used to for the style, not something is go back to, but good its own right
03-10-2012 00:08:43 | More by homebrew311
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
3.35/5 rDev +12%
For an Adjunct Lager, this is not bad: The body is thicker; the carbonation is less; the flavor leans toward malt and less toward raw grain; there's even a hint of hop.
All that said, it is an Adjunct beer. The flavors are mild, but for a lawnmower beer, it is good. So, I would order it again in a pinch.
10-08-2011 00:27:26 | More by smcolw
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
3.05/5 rDev +2%
An oddly sweet lager with a ton of bright carbonation, which does a good job paired with nuttier, spicier Indian flavors. It clears the palate really well.
There's a strange flavor underneath that smacks of sorghum. Like an overly crystal sugar peak reminiscent of Greene's sorghum beers. Is there such a thing as a sorghum adjunct?
Enjoyed with a meal for sure. on its own it'd be lacking.
07-13-2011 18:44:17 | More by mpkiser
Flying Horse Royal Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
70 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.