Kingfisher Premium Lager - United Breweries - UB Group

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BA SCORE
65
poor

770 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 770
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 22.66%
Wants: 9
Gots: 75 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
United Breweries - UB Group
India

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-06-1998

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Ratings: 770 | Reviews: 358
Photo of Sabre311
3.22/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I don't think this beer is as bad as it's being portrayed. I find it tastier then every traditonal domestic in states.

Photo of Andrewharemza
2.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear golden with a white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma and flavour are grains, malt, and grass, with a slightly dry finish.

Photo of Kapowski
3.5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Maybe i just got a magic bottle, but this beer exceeded my expectations. Quite malty-sweet, nose isn't too skunky, a bit of watery carbonation in the mouthfeel, and the finish is slightly more bitter/complex than a typical lager. Granted American adjuncts have set the bar pretty low, but I was fairly surprised by the sweet caramel malts. Might even prefer this to something like a Boston Lager (Sam Adam's beers are just sooooo skunky.) Nice light, understated beer.

Photo of Foyle
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pilsner glass.

Appearance: pours a 1" white head that drops quickly with slight amount of lacing. Color is clear light golden with a moderate amount of streaming bubbles.

Aroma: grassy hops and some yeasty bread dough.

Mouthfeel: light and fairly crisp with a mostly dry finish.

Flavor: biscuit and sweet barley sweetness with some noticeable grassy and herbal hops in the finish. Slight metallic flavor also is present.

Overall: good, but not nearly the best in this style.

Photo of dpage27
3.5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found this in ohio. Got lucky

Photo of EmperorBevis
2.08/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

another dull lager, I presume a curry provides the flavour

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
2.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

It exceeded expectations so it has that. Some minerality. citrus is detectable. Smooth, sweet finish. Pours very clear. Almost non existent color. Having it with fish.

Photo of debanjanbanerjee01
2.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

It says premium but is not premium at all. Colour and appearance. Pale staw to yellow with a finger of white head. Thats the only good thing about this beer. I give it 3 for appearance. Hardly anything special. Smell hardly anything characterestic. Taste bland slighy fruity. Beer in US surely different fron Indian. The Indian tastes better. Best temperature to serve 8 to 10 deg c. Goes well with spicy food. What this beer lack is character. It is just an indian lager hardly eligible yo be called premium.

Photo of Alex-Alkis
2.18/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A boring macro lager, but I've had worse beers of this kind that has come from Asia.

Photo of deesbeers
3.26/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Kingfisher and other Indian lagers get a bad rap on BA. This beer may not be made to current tastes (not hoppy at all, fizzy but insubstantial carbonation) but it's crisp, with a little earth and a little citrus, and with less skunkiness than European lagers. Indian lagers pair well with Indian and SE Asian cuisine. Would also work at the beach or BBQ.

Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
3.61/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice crisp clean, smooth lager, with a great refreshing taste, nothing too special. I fell in love when i got a few bottle of the actual stuff as a gift. but the stuff you buy in normal supermarkets (Tesco,Asda,Morrisons) is brewed under licence from Kingfisher...its just not the same.

Photo of jooler
3.84/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not bad for the lager category. Only issue is the carbonation. I would like to like more

Photo of CAC329
3/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Refreshing everyday beer.
I usually have 1 everytime i go to indian dinner.

Photo of mejimw
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Goes well with Indian curry, they say, a combination that could lead to a day sat on the toilet. Not a bad drop really.

Photo of beergoot
3.48/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pale gold color; thick, rocky, white head. Stale, grassy aroma. Mildly toasted cereal grain flavor; proportional (for the style) hop bitterness; slight tart fruitiness. Smooth, gentle body with a big dry finish.

A nice, refreshing beer that may not wow the IPA hop-head crowd, but delivers a decently crafted lager experience for those seeking a mild, refreshing, malt-forward beer.

Photo of illpass78
3.75/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a stange-like glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear straw with heavy carbonation. Short, frothy white head that turns to film quickly.

Aroma: Inoffensive, clean aroma of mostly grass and cereal.

Taste: Some grain and biscuit along with a slight herbal note. Tastes like a clean pale lager.

Mouthfeel: Easy drinking and light of body.

Overall: This isn't a beer to be fussed over. It's a beer for when you want something that pairs well with spicy, down-and-dirty curry. Certainly gets the job done.

Photo of bongobeer
3.21/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Refreshing, easy drinking...food beer!

Photo of stcules
2.32/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Clean, golden appearance, with a white, average foam.
In the smeel some stale cereals, and an impression of quite old hop.
Even worst taste. Wet cardboard, wet cereals.
No.

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
3.08/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

am in India sippin on the suds tasted decent enough

Photo of supervike
2.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Fair bit of carbonation. Stong malt aftertaste that lingers. Good flavors up front, but I'm not a fan of the finish.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a nonic glass. Pours a light straw amber with gold tints with a one finger white head that dissipates to patches. Served too cold at a restaurant. Aroma is light grainy malt with a hint of grassy hops. Flavor is similar, grainy malt and light grassy hops, but has some nice biscuit malt flavors in the finish that redeemed it and made it a nice accompaniment to an Indian restaurant meal. Light bodied. I wasn't expecting much and so this light, slightly grainy lager was fine for dinner. The biscuity finish was more enjoyable than I expected and I would consider this again for a similar meal rather than a sweeter adjunct style lager.

Photo of 302BeerGuy
3.31/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

My Review: It's from India !!!

Photo of BlackhammerOhio
3.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice taste, but look while being poured was ..well interesting

Photo of SmashPants
3.49/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Format: a good 330mL brown bottle with a stylish macro label.

Appearance: a crystal clear pale yellow amber with a finger of white head that drops away pretty quickly to a thin ring.

Aroma: the usual macro grains, but also some herbal hop aromas which is nice.

Taste: follows the nose to the letter. Herbal hops with macro grains - quite nice.

Aftertaste: drops away fairly quickly with a touch of bitterness hanging about.

Mouth feel: light in feel with an okay carbonation. Pretty good - the flavours come through quite nicely.

Overall: whilst this is still just a pretty standard macro lager, it is better than your average. Pretty good for AU$43 a case too.

Photo of Rivarol
1.12/5  rDev -59.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Good only for cooking sausages.

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Kingfisher Premium Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
65 out of 100 based on 770 ratings.