Kingfisher Premium Lager - United Breweries - UB Group

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BA SCORE
65
poor

703 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 703
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 2.77
pDev: 23.47%
Wants: 6
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
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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3.2/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours a clear golden yellow with just a tiny fizzy head that quickly disappears. Somewhat lacking in carbonation it seems.

Aroma lacks skunk thanks to the brown bottle and has a pleasant breadyness with some light citrus hop aroma. There is a slight musty smell but it doesn't really detract.

The flavor has plenty of bread and hay typical of mass produced European lagers. A little bit of a corn adjunct taste along with a slight citric bite from the hops. Mouthfeel is a little heavier than I was expecting and finishes somewhat sticky with a lingering light tartness.

Overall, a fairly typical Euro lager although it is not one of the better ones I have had. Just does not finish dry enough for me.

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3/5  rDev +8.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.53/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a green, 12-ounce bottle into a Sam Adams Summer nonic pint glass at Haveli Indian Restaurant & Cocktails in Middletown, Conn. Bottle states brewed in Saratoga Spings, N.Y.

A: Clean, clear, pale, fizzy, yellow color with a very thin head of effervescent carbonation bubbles that leave a thin cap in its wake but only meager, soapy lace.

S: Cracked grain husk and very faint, floral bitterness from delicate hopping.

T: Clean, crisp and grainy malt flavor hits up front throwing a bit of toasted cracker at the palate before a very thin, spicy and floral hop bite dries out the palate completely. The bitterness is extremely low, however, and the brew finishes with a slightly vegetative, carbonated sweetness.

M: Very clean, crisp and refreshing on the palate, this is a light-bodied lager with mild hops for drying the mouthfeel.

O: There aren't too many good things to say about Kingfisher Premium Lager other than its a fairly inoffensive, clean, crisp lighter beer to wash down food or perhaps quench your thirst on a humid day. I wouldn't turn one away, though, because this all-malt, no frills, 4.8% ABV lager is just slightly above average in my book.

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2.58/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

in all its forms this beer is pretty sub par. pours a clear yellow wheat color with nice rising carbonation but a quickly fading head. smells a bit skunked, possibly a product of the green bottle, but a bit rancid in odor. also some undigested sugars that still remain are present. flavor is about the same as the nose, a little like cold white toast, but with some sweetness in the finish. mouthfeel redeems it, its cold and crisp, lively on the tongue, and clean. very light body, easy drinker if you dont mind the taste. overall a beer that is impossibly unsatisfying as a last drink before 2 weeks of sobriety, but one that hits the nail on the head as a first drink after those 2 weeks. thats about all i say for kingfisher.

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1.15/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

This beer is lucky. While it tastes pretty bad compared to any craft beer, it is the most popular and most available beer in India. The colour is pale golden, and always served very very cold. Almost get a head freeze! Very very carbonated and will keep you gassy and burping (not to mention pissy) for a long time. Goes well with Indian food - most lagers go well with spicy food. Gets warm very soon and tastes terrible when at room temperature (undrinkable actually!)

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2.03/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

On tap at the Olde Saratoga brewery. Probably the worst thing I drank there and that’s saying something because very little was distinguished at all. Pale straw color, decent clarity, small white head that settles slowly, some patchy lacing. The look was the best thing about this beer.

Strange aroma has an off, slightly soured milk aspect to it dominating some weak grainy malt and vague herbal hoppiness. This intensified in the tasting; aggressively awful spoilt milk flavor, with the accompanying sourness, as well as some kind of adjunct flavor, graininess, puny malt character. A hint of herbal, floral hops mostly noticed in the mercifully dry finish.

Body is medium light with strong carbonation. Feel was fine but this is a terrible, terrible beer. Memorably bad and to be avoided at all costs. Yuck.

Edit: noticed a bottle of this in the back of my dad's fridge last time I visited. Maybe I'll crack it open and see if it's actually as bad as it was on tap at the brewery!

Kingfisher Premium Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
65 out of 100 based on 703 ratings.