Kingfisher Premium Lager - United Breweries - UB Group
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Reviews by GMB:
2.1/5 rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
Kingfisher's Premier (Same as Premium?) Lager Beer pours a very light golden body with moderate, even carbonation and a fizzy snow-white head.
The nose struck me as slightly skunky and corn-dominated at first, but after a few deep breaths I began to appreciate some roasted characteristics and even a slightly fruity aroma.
The taste of this beer is sweet, sweet, sweet. The side of the can lists water, malted barley, sugar and rice/maize/corn syrup as its first four ingredients. This should give some indication of just how sweet this brew is. To me, it tastes like corn syrup with a bit of malted barley mixed in for good measure. Hoppy bitterness is only appreciable after a dozen or so small sips. The beer is far too thin on the palate; and sweet, far too sweet: sort of gross, really.
Considering my overall aversion to the sweetness, I was surprised to find a couple of sips somewhat enjoyable. Perhaps it was the freshness of the can: I drank it on 12 November and the can was "manufactured" on 07 November. Or maybe the seasoned puffed rice that I snacked on as I sipped cut some of the sweetness.
Serving type: can
11-12-2012 17:15:10 | More by GMB
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1.64/5 rDev -40.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
12oz Bottle pour into a Pint Glass.
I decided to give it a try, because I thought the label was interesting.
Appearance: Regular light yellow lager beer color with low foam
Smell: Just a bitter sour grassy metallic smell; not something to Oooh and ahhh over.
Taste: I don't want to taste it ever again. I never tasted a hint of good in it at all. Overall it was a confusing experience.
Mouthfeel: Medium-low carbonation; much less than regular lagers.
Drinkability: The label should have a skunk on it, not a pretty bird. It's so strong but not in a good way. I couldn't even finish it so I poured it out down the drain, and then grabbed something else quickly to refresh my dying taste buds.
I grabbed only one of these at my local liquor store where you can awesomely make your own 6-pack. I was excited to try something new and out of the ordinary. I thought it might be tasty in likeness of a Stella or maybe some other familiar green bottle beer like Moosehead. I was wrong and I won't ever try it again!
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 03:16:04 | More by Darhawk
Kingfisher Premium Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
65 out of 100 based on 633 ratings.