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Kingfisher Strong - United Breweries - UB Group

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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 2.44
pDev: 33.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
United Breweries - UB Group

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-13-2002)
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Reviews by AmitC:
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2.75/5  rDev +12.7%

AmitC, Sep 29, 2013
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Photo of rastaman
1/5  rDev -59%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Horribly sweet and syruppy, this is close to the worst beer i have ever tried, and the only reason people drink it, is to get as smashed as they possibly can, you couldn't possibly appreciate this beer, bleauuuugh.

rastaman, May 13, 2002
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3.5/5  rDev +43.4%

Siddhartharora, Jul 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -18%

intoxabroad, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
1.73/5  rDev -29.1%
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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2/5  rDev -18%

lumpy1126, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of benmiliron
1.63/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Paid 20 malaysian ringgit (about $6 US) for a 500 mL can at the Palace of India, Penang, Malaysia.

This is pretty nasty stuff. Like all of the terrible things about US ice beer have been isolated and concentrated in this one crappy beverage. Syrupy alcohol. Its just awful.

benmiliron, Feb 23, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev +53.7%

nikhilshetty007, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of tone77
2.75/5  rDev +12.7%
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
Photo of BeerSingh
2.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Ok, this is another from the 'Super Strong' stable from India. Another more alcohol for your money in a beer concept, which is why every base lager in India has a strong or a super strong variant. Nothing much to write about - dark yellow in appearance with an alcoholic smell, you know the one that is very spirited. Smell is acidic with faint maltiness. Taste is sweet without any hint of hops. Mouthfeel is light, fizzy - one is enough to push you back.

BeerSingh, Aug 11, 2009
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2.95/5  rDev +20.9%
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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3.25/5  rDev +33.2%

patre_tim, Jul 19, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -7.8%

axxe, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of warlord
2.88/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

While not expecting much after reading other reviews, this beer wasn't as bad as I expected.

Certainly better than some beers I've tasted, but nothing special.

It's an easy drinking beer (too easy considering the ABV).

Seving type: 650ml bottle poured into a wheat beer glass

Poured pale/mid gold with a low rocky white head that has dissappeared very quickly leaving no lacing.

Taste is average, nothing really stands out, traces of malt and possibly syrup ?

Smell - again, average. Nothing really stood out, hints of malt and golden syrup mainly.

Mouthfeel - thin to medium, didn't really notice much mouth carbonation.

warlord, Jul 03, 2010
Photo of DarkerTheBetter
2.78/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a 650 ml bottle with “for sale in Himachal Pradesh only” stamped across the label. Enjoyed at the Hotel Mountain View in McLeod Ganj.

This beer pours a golden color that leans towards copper. The head rises quickly on the pour (by the attentive hostess) but dissipates into just a few bubbles in moments.

Smells of sour, grainy corn, light toasted white bread with a hint of musky honey that steps in to save the day.

Tastes of malt liquor sourness, dirty nameless grains with a sharp CO2 sting that brings out a lime quality. There’s also a touch of fresh baked wheat bread crust and perhaps a dash of malt-o-meal. Overall, these flavors do not seem to get along with each other nor are they all that tasty.

The mouthfeel is an aggressive fizz that is quite a bit to deal with.

Meh; not my cup of tea… or beer. This was a little too pungent and fizzy for me.

DarkerTheBetter, Jun 22, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +74.2%

Sankar, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +63.9%

sharathr23, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of Aussie69
1.03/5  rDev -57.8%
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
Photo of JanM
3.03/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The label says "Alcohol content not exceeding 8%". The real content is far from that, at least in the bottle I drank. The foam disappeared quickly and it didn't look very inviting although it did have a nice golden color. The taste was round and more bitter than the regular Kingfisher Premium. Making a strong Kingfisher is an accomodation to the demand of the Indian market with most beer guzzlers preferring strong beer for the kick. But contrary to my negative expectations Kingfisher Strong turned out to tase pretty good. It's not just a regular Kingfisher with more alcohol but a beer with its own distinct taste. It has the power to match hot Indian dishes better then most other doemstic beers.

JanM, Nov 09, 2005
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3.25/5  rDev +33.2%

dsm45, Oct 30, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -28.3%

adityashekhar, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of splat215
2.45/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

650ml bottle

a - 3.5 - good head, carbonation, straw yellow
s - 1.5 - onion, malt, alcohol
t - 2.5 - overpowering alcohol kills off all the flavor
m - 3.5 - full bodied, smooth
d - 2.5 - strength pretty much ruins this one - way too strong to drink

splat215, Dec 25, 2007
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1.1/5  rDev -54.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Well, the regular "fisher" was not good to me, I thought this would be the same, but stronger.
I was right. Thin pour, soapy head that stayed for the length of a sneeze. Wet rice and grainy smell, a bit of rye I think. Didn't really want to smell too much of this.
It was a hot day so I wanted a cold beer. This wasn't the one I should have drank. Because the day was hot did save this beer on the drinkability factor. It was cold and wet. It had a hint of beerness.
Not good.
I miss hops

Mebuzzard, May 16, 2008
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1.93/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had in Pune, India 9/3
This beer pours the standard clear golden carbonated hue, a 2 finger of sudsy head that sits on top. Head recedes rapidly, not much lacing to speak of with this brew. Nose is god awful. It smelled like a band-aid with a hint of malt. Taste isn't all that much better, muted not well balance of malt and grains. Lighter bodied, high carbonation, light crisp feel. This beer did not go down smooth or easy. Given the limited beer selection that I have here, I'll be going for KF regular in the future.

Jayli, Sep 04, 2009
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3/5  rDev +23%

sprucetip, Nov 20, 2011
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Kingfisher Strong from United Breweries - UB Group
64 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.