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Kingfisher Strong - United Breweries - UB Group

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64
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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 2.45
pDev: 33.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
United Breweries - UB Group
India

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-13-2002)
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3.25/5  rDev +32.7%

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4/5  rDev +63.3%

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2.75/5  rDev +12.2%

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2.75/5  rDev +12.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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2.75/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Traveling in Hong Kong and back in my room at chungking mansions. Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of corn, some malts. Taste is alcohol, corn, alcohol, some malts. U would classify this beer a an American Malt Liquor. Feels light in the mouth and unless you are looking to get slammed faced cheap, give this beer a miss.

tone77, Jun 15, 2013
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2.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Kingfisher Strong (this bottle says "Extra Strong," but I'm sure it's the same) pours an amber body that separates it from most of the straw-pale lagers that are available on the Indian market. The carbonation is vigorous: an evenly-distributed, massive swarm of bubbles races towards the top to support a head that is dense and more appealing than I expected from a strong adjunct lager. I almost gave it a score of 3.5.

The smell isn't nearly as appealing as the appearance. Sweet grain is there to help make the high ABV more palatable. I'm not sure it'll work.

My first sip is surprisingly more enjoyable than expected. Sweet grains and sugar are up front, but immediately blasted by the taste of ethyl alcohol. Give them credit, they tried their best. In fact, Kingfisher appears to have tried its best to make this beer as sweet as possible: The first four ingredients are Water, malted barley, sugar, and rice/maize/corn syrup. The mouthfeel is a little thin, but a swirl around the tongue manages to produce some nice froth.

If you are looking to get drunk on Kingfisher beer, this one is ideal. Otherwise, unless this is among your only decent choices, why bother?

GMB, Nov 19, 2012
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2/5  rDev -18.4%

intoxabroad, Oct 08, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -8.2%

beerpadawan, Aug 25, 2012
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1.03/5  rDev -58%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I'm not going to review this one as per usual

1. Cracked the top almosted gagged at skunky alcoholic sweet apple juice smell. GROSE

2. Pour in glass, immediatly head went flat, nasty ass smell of skunky apple piss juice remains.

3. Poured in mouth, pure evil in a bottle, fizzy, sickly clouying sweeting, extreme cheap alcohol taste gave me a headache and no doubt I will have one tommorow.

This is just pure filth DONT DO IT...EVER not even for kicks.

If you must drink Haywards 5000 strong beer, its better comparitivly.

Aussie69, Jul 13, 2012
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2/5  rDev -18.4%

crisis44, Jun 02, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +12.2%

Kornoms, May 23, 2012
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2.95/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Ok..a recent post prompted me to review this brew. This is from notes taken a while back while in India.

Poured from 650ml bottle into a stella looking glass...weird that the hotel had one, but I am not complaining. Oh, the bottle was less than 1 USD...you gotta love India.

Looks like a regular ordinary beer, brown golden color...but it did have some head and lacing! Malty bready aroma, slight alcohol.
Taste wasnt as bad as thought. Yea, it was malty, but there were some slight hops and deffinitely alcohol notes. Overall, very drinkable, and not half bad! id say its worth a try if you come across it...but just buy 1 if you can...not a whole 6er. However, im not really sure if its available in the USA.

Maybe my review is a bit biased high because I was in India drinking this and it was the best beer (and pretty much the only beer) had in about 10 days of travelling about India. It was really the only thing you didnt have to worry about drinking!

DrinkSlurm, Jan 05, 2012
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2/5  rDev -18.4%

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2/5  rDev -18.4%

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3/5  rDev +22.4%

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2/5  rDev -18.4%

Thehuntmaster, Nov 15, 2011
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1.73/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tried Kingfisher Strong Lager at a beer tasting soiree and for me it was not good. The beer pour golden clear with white head that did not lace. Over time the head dissappeared. The smell included grain, alcohol, and weak hops. The taste was pretty much the same. Mouthfeel....it had decent carbonation, but the alcohol was so present that it just wasnt good. Overall....not great.

WoodBrew, Oct 29, 2011
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Kingfisher Strong from United Breweries - UB Group
64 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.