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Flying Horse Royal Lager - United Breweries - UB Group

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BA SCORE
71
okay

149 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 18.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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3/5  rDev +0.3%

LJWalker, Feb 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Rod_J, Nov 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Beestin, May 03, 2014
Photo of thekanna
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale, clear yellow with a very large head upon turbid pour.

S: Clean adjunct malts and yeasts.

T/M: Crisp, slightly sweet adjunct malts; then diacetyls shine through and give it a bit of butteriness before ending in a nice, carbonated finish.

D: Very much your run-of-the-mill Indian macro-lager, but refreshing nonetheless (not as torturous to drink as one might think), and also a good complement to flavorful Indian food.

thekanna, Oct 28, 2010
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3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650 ml (1 pint 6 fl oz) bottle, with manufacted date reading 04/2011 batch no. 3468, so this brew is about two years old. Been hitting the India imported American adjunct lagers at my local beer store lately, and I quite enjoyed the Taj Mahal Premium Lager by the same brewery, so I figured I would give this one a shot. An American pale lager, at a moderate 4.70% abv, no need to drag this out any longer, so on with it.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Semi-aggressive pour yields two fingers of eggshell white bubbly head on top of the typical clear apple juice urine colored body. No lacing.

S - Some sour tart apple champagne like presence in the nose. Has cider qualities to it. Some bready yeast. Honey.

T - Very sweet, clean taste. Honey sweetness. Apple. Carbonated, medium bodied feel. A drinkable tasty beer for being what it is: a four dollar bottle of imported beer from India.

M - Smooth, light, and sweet mouth feel. Clean, and somewhat carbonated.

Overall, a highly drinkable beer. I think I might prefer the Taj Mahal Premium Lager just a bit more, but both beers would be nice to try if you ever manage to spot a bottle. Beats the hell out of the awful adjunct swill Bud Light and Coors Light being made in America, and if beers like Flying Horse Royal Lager Beer were more widely available, I would probably be drinking them more often.

Flying Horse Royal Lager Beer ---3/5.

mfnmbvp, Mar 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The prototypical lager pour, a translucent gold color, the head impressive, the color bright white and the texture frothy. As it evanesces the lace left behind is a fine covering sheet upon the glass. Quintessential lager nose, all malt, somewhat sweet, with the start also mostly malt and lightly sweet, the top thin and unimpressive, the finish lightly hopped, mild on the carbonation, the aftertaste dry and lingering. Another ¬ďAverage" lager, drinkable, but nothing that would make me buy it again.

Gusler, Feb 05, 2003
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Madskill, Oct 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Meh. An overall average beer. Nothing special, but not terrible, either. I'd drink it again, but it wouldn't be my first choice. I will mention that it went very well with my lamb curry. I did notice that the carbonation level was a bit high, as noted by other reviewers, but I didn't have a problem with it. The hop flavor and aroma was definitely superior to NAILs, but that's about the highest praise I can give it.

BlackAngus, Jul 17, 2006
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Kevin79, Dec 04, 2011
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

aking32753, Aug 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

jharris0624, Jul 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

RedneckBeerz, Apr 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

bronxbeerguy, Feb 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Dope, Sep 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

themegamancave, Sep 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

rallyr32, Jul 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

DbbC, Nov 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Somewhere between a German pilsner and an American light adjunct lager, this beer was light and easy drinking with German bittering hops, a nice strain of lager yeast, and corn being the predominant flavors. The color and nose were nothing special, inoffensive at best, boring at worst. Mouthfeel was what you would expect; heavy carbonation and thin without being watery. Not a bad beer by any means and much better than Taj Mahal brand lager, but not something would willingly drink again, as pedestrian light lagers aren't my thing.

Aaron_Ramson, Jan 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Teamster, Aug 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

bhawk1, Sep 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light straw with ridiculous carbonation barely keeping the white head alive. Standard.

Sweet corn aroma mixes with some spicy grassy hops.

Ultrathin malts struggle against the slight punchy bitterness and overall minimal hop flavor. A little bit of corn on the exhale, but overall finishes dry and clean. Pretty standard.

Light bodied and heavily carbonated with small bubbles.

I wouldn't buy this again, standard run of the mill lager, but my first from India. Why is it that everyone but Europe and America makes ultralight beers?

beersarang, Jul 14, 2005
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Caskaway, Apr 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

capuchinpilates, Oct 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

swgwilt, Mar 24, 2014
Flying Horse Royal Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
71 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.