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Kingfisher Premium Lager - United Breweries - UB Group

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BA SCORE
65
poor

715 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 715
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 2.77
pDev: 23.1%
Wants: 8
Gots: 52 | 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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Appearance – Golden coloured with a lot of effervescent carbon bubbles (probably mechanically added), supports a decent head that dies almost as soon as you look at it.

Smell - Smelling like a Heineken this lager and has a clear smell of alcohol to it. There is also an almost chalky, dusty smell to this beer. There is a mechanical carbon smell to this like the smell you get from sparkling water… just odd.

Taste – In terms of taste there is a deep flavour of the barley grains and it almost reminds me of old Amstel. There is some hop flavour to this. Beyond that this is a pedestrian beer.

Mouthfeel – Very dry and light bodied also towards the thin end of the scale although there is plenty of carbon in the mouth.

Overall – This is a less than average Lager definitely not the best in the world but a hell of a long way removed from the worst. When I drank this in India you had to up end it in water to let the glycerine fall out or it gave the runs. That said in the Thar Desert it was pretty drinkable but we were so thirsty we may have settled for camel piss. And this beer I suspect is not far removed. The flavour lingers for a good time which is always nice if you are drinking something good but in this case it is not….

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Kingfisher in India is GOD AWFUL. It has to be freezing to be palatable. I drank a lot of this because, well, most of the time it is all you can find. If you read the label in India, it actually lists corn syrup and "grain". What grain?? And they also won't tell you the abv because it varies.

Kingfisher in the UK is noticeable higher of quality.

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Kingfisher Premium Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
65 out of 100 based on 715 ratings.