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Kingfisher Premium Lager - United Breweries - UB Group

Kingfisher Premium LagerKingfisher Premium Lager

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BA SCORE
65
poor

585 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 585
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 23.19%


Brewed by:
United Breweries - UB Group
India

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-06-1998)
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Reviews by Ridgeback:
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Ridgeback

Minnesota

2.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - A very pleasant golden straw colored with an ample white head. Unfortunately the head doesn't last long. The carbonation was more than ample so I would say the appearance is inviting.

S - A mild bready mixed with a slight skunkiness. The skunk factor didn't linger as I sampled the beer but the smell is pretty non-descript. Not much going on here.

T - Tastes like your basic mass produced lager with a slight sweetness at the initial taste. There isn't a significant amount of hops bitterness that grabs you. It essentially tastes like a basic domestic mass produced lager...If that is what Kingfisher was shooting for, they nailed it!

F - This feels like carbonated beer flavored water. It's very thin and leaves that domestic mass produced aftertaste in my mouth. My teeth feel like they had sweaters knitted on them. The carbonation however is very good and makes the beer drinkable in a pinch.

O - This certainly isn't a beer I will seek out again anytime soon. This is domestically mass produced under supervision from Kingfisher. I think there are better Indian beers out there worth trying. In this case, I think Kingfisher is trying to mimic other major domestic lagers. If this is the case the set the bar low and just cleared the bar

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 02:56:09 | More by Ridgeback
More User Reviews:
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futurefjp

United Kingdom (England)

1.29/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Only reason I would ever drink this crap is because it is the only - blind - option on tap at Bengal Brasserie, Wetherby... I felt sick from the oily old hops... beer does go with curry: ipa perhaps I am told, but this does nothing to support the dishes at all.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2014 14:39:15 | More by futurefjp
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PhilMiller

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

04-19-2014 21:42:10 | More by PhilMiller
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

2.2/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pours a clear golden color, topped with about two fingers of white foam that soon settles down to only a small patch.
There is the basic malty and grainy aroma, easily picked up.
The taste starts sweet. It's followed by a neutral body, finishing with a slightly metaly bitterness. Slightly watery.
OK and drinkable, but not much taste there.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 09:05:26 | More by MarkoNm
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axxe

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

04-16-2014 21:35:50 | More by axxe
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Stoutmeister

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +8.7%

04-15-2014 23:11:00 | More by Stoutmeister
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kodt

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

04-14-2014 19:20:41 | More by kodt
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TJP21

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

04-13-2014 20:21:18 | More by TJP21
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caseyrobertson

New York

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

04-12-2014 04:51:28 | More by caseyrobertson
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ChristopherWIU-UTPA

Texas

2/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I have been able to procure this beer at various Binny's Beverage Depots in the Chicago, Red Robin Liquors in Berwyn, Illinois, and Feldman's Market in McAllen, Texas. It was one of the more popular Indian brands in the United States. It pours clear golden, small but persistent head, and above average carbonation. It has pleasantly bitter set taste, with hints of sweetness and grains. It goes down smooth without much of an edge, leaves a slight bitter aftertaste, and is light and less filling.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 16:24:59 | More by ChristopherWIU-UTPA
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JoeMans

New York

3/5  rDev +8.7%

04-09-2014 01:34:17 | More by JoeMans
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robertjskelton

Alabama

3/5  rDev +8.7%

04-02-2014 03:01:55 | More by robertjskelton
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Vilash

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

03-29-2014 18:28:19 | More by Vilash
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swgwilt

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

03-24-2014 23:45:49 | More by swgwilt
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

03-18-2014 22:19:34 | More by JIMTRK16
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +8.7%

03-16-2014 11:28:53 | More by Fettpopps
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sd123

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

03-16-2014 02:35:58 | More by sd123
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stormgasm7

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

03-15-2014 22:08:42 | More by stormgasm7
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

03-15-2014 03:39:15 | More by Exeter
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brauseboof

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

03-09-2014 15:11:27 | More by brauseboof
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ParkbrauFan

Iowa

2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

02-28-2014 03:28:05 | More by ParkbrauFan
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev +8.7%

02-26-2014 20:03:43 | More by Sludgeman
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gshak

Texas

3/5  rDev +8.7%

02-24-2014 08:28:10 | More by gshak
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ArtZan

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

02-21-2014 21:01:05 | More by ArtZan
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nikhilshetty007

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

02-21-2014 16:44:45 | More by nikhilshetty007
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Kingfisher Premium Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
65 out of 100 based on 585 ratings.