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Kingfisher Premium Lager - United Breweries - UB Group

Kingfisher Premium LagerKingfisher Premium Lager

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BA SCORE
65
poor

582 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 582
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 2.77
pDev: 23.1%


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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz green twist off bottle with no freshness date, says it is brewed in NY state … Indian beer brewed in the US, go figure. Pale yellowish golden clear brew with a decent white lace.

Light metallic aroma, with a clean hop and grain in the back.

Light to moderate body with a lower than normal carbonation for a lager. Oily hop flavour hits first then some grainy malt, grassy in a way but clean none the less. Clean palate, more herbal hop flavour hits in the dry finish.

I guess the one thing and thing only that saved this beer is that it is brewed in the US and not India. Still a mediocre brew, I would not turn it down if someone offered it to me.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2002 20:24:59 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

3.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz bottle, served at this Indian restaurant (forgot the name) on Mass Ave., Boston. "Most thrilling chilled!", the label shouts.

Appearance: Light golden with tiny bubbles, yielding a thin fizzy head.

Smell: Semi-sweet with a distinct yeast aroma.

Taste: The malt gives this a slight grainy taste which is followed by a refreshingly high lemon flavour and sour bitterness. Wonderful use of hops in this brew.

Notes: There was a card on the table that went into some interesting detail of this brew. I wrote it down, and it goes as follows: "A time when a strong, smooth beer was needed to quench the thirst and beat the heat in Hindustan, India [snip] ... high gravity lager is kept in copper urns for over 2 months. Copper stimulates the yeast and imparts its flavour in the beer."

Serving type: bottle

03-06-1998 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +17.3%

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2/5  rDev -27.8%
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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

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3/5  rDev +8.3%

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Kingfisher Premium Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
65 out of 100 based on 582 ratings.