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Flying Horse Royal Lager - United Breweries - UB Group

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BA SCORE
70
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140 Ratings
THE BROS
77
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 19.06%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2002 11:03:55 | More by Jason
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scottoale

California

3.35/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650ml. brown bottle with a MFD 12/05 and Batch No.1476. It pours a liquid GOLD with 1/2inch of white bubbly that dies rather quicky, then re-builds itself a bit with it's carbonation. Nice, delicate bubble lace with this one.

Nice malty nose, grainy pale malts with some yeast and grassy hops in the background. It actually smells more like a Czech Pilz, than an American macro, nice aroma.

Taste is mildly sweet malt upfront, then quenches through to a crisp, slightly dry, bitter hop of a finish. Definitely a warm to hot weather beer, low enough in ABV and light enough in body to consume in large quantities to keep you cool and happy.

Mouthfeel is round with a little bite on the tongue. A very refreshing, lighter style of beer, that's worth a try...cheers.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2006 07:40:35 | More by scottoale
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 00:27:26 | More by smcolw
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours medium gold with a decent white head. No true lace but decent retention.

Mild pale malt notes, some bread and herbal notes.

Bready with some mild hop bitterness. Some grassy notes, a little corn, some raw grain. Malt is a little on the sweet side and not balanced out by hop bitterness. But, this is fairly smooth. Crisp enough in the finish.

Medium to medium light body. Good carbonation.

Ok brew. The malt and bitterness isn't cloying or horribly out of balance. Worked well with my meal.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 00:36:14 | More by OtherShoe2
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Zorro

California

3.33/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an ultra clear pale yellow.

Smell is very grainy and grassy. Strong sweet buckwheat smell to this with some perfume.

Taste is rustic and grainy with an almost smoky flavor to it; a slight sour flavor shows up in the background later on.

Mouthfeel is OK.

An OK brew drinkable yet different

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2004 04:42:27 | More by Zorro
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riored4v

Colorado

3.33/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 2/11/11

Poured in to a pint glass. Crystal clear, golden body. Egg-white like head that faded fast.

Aroma had some slight diacetyl, buttery aroma. Mild malt. Clean smelling overall, not much aroma though.

Taste had a light floral aroma. Mild presence of diacetyl. Light floral biterness. Very mild flavors, slight off-flavor.

Mouthfeel was light body and high carb. Crisp finish.

Drinkability was good. Clean and light profile.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 23:49:13 | More by riored4v
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spointon

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer at an authentic Indian restaurant - poured from a 22oz brown bottle into a pint glass.

A= =This lager poured a clear and pale golden color. Very little head and no lacing to speak of.

S= Faint, dry malts. Some minor sulfur in keeping with the style.

T= I found malt flavors, relatively dry and grainy. No hop biterness present.

MF= Crisp an clean. Light bodied, medium carbonation.

D= An ok macro style lager that paired well with spicy Indian food.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2008 07:03:51 | More by spointon
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Gruntlumber

Missouri

3.3/5  rDev +10.4%
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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neorunner

Virginia

3.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Grabbed a bottle of this at Cork and Fork in Gainesville. 650ml bottle poured into a Eggenberg pilsner glass. Paired with chipolte apple glazed steak over rice with green beans. Aroma is sweeter and more fragrant than expected from an adjunct lager. Carbonation is beautiful, thick two inches of pure white head and continual fine streams of bubbles throughout the beer. Flavor is a bit too sweet and has a strong corn backbone. Almost no hop bitterness in this beer. This is a beer I would buy again, and great to get a cautious BMC drinker into deeper waters.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 22:35:03 | More by neorunner
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-28-2013 18:04:44 | More by BamfBacon
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-18-2012 02:08:47 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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jsh420

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-03-2014 01:58:01 | More by jsh420
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matjack85

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-29-2013 13:21:19 | More by matjack85
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Noelito76

New York

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

08-06-2013 02:15:38 | More by Noelito76
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porterman66

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-11-2014 00:17:39 | More by porterman66
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Maillard

California

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

09-03-2013 10:30:10 | More by Maillard
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Fluffypuff11

New York

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-18-2013 23:28:40 | More by Fluffypuff11
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

05-09-2013 00:14:09 | More by cadaugherty
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goldenM13

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

09-08-2013 00:18:30 | More by goldenM13
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callieokc


3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-18-2014 01:25:23 | More by callieokc
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sloelco

California

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-29-2012 23:00:19 | More by sloelco
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-15-2014 23:11:28 | More by Stoutmeister
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Poured a pretty normal head with poor retention. Decent lacing mixed with a noon day sun color. Smell is avery grassy with pilsner malts. Taste is a watery, yet natural malt character. Tastes like Indian sunshine. The palate is pretty light and refreshing, making this beer very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2006 17:33:24 | More by scruffwhor
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cgentzkow

California

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-20-2013 03:05:27 | More by cgentzkow
Flying Horse Royal Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
70 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.