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Kingfisher Premium Lager - United Breweries - UB Group

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BA SCORE
65
poor

712 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 712
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 2.77
pDev: 23.1%
Wants: 8
Gots: 51 | 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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Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.52/5  rDev +27.1%
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.

Photo of jsisko01
3.52/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear golden color with a centimeter thick, fluffy white head. Has almost no lacing.

Smell - Slightly sweet with a corn aroma that's most dominant. Also some grains and bread.

Taste - Pale malts, slightly sweet, corn, and skunk.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with mild carbonation.

Overall - This is a pretty good beer. Light and crisp.

Photo of Jayli
3.51/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had at ITC Mahastra in Mumbai 8/24/09
This beer pours a clear golden color, carbonation is very evident. A two to three finger of rocky white head sits on top. Head retains quite nicely and leaves sheets of lacing on the sides of the glass. Nose is definitely of adjuncts - grains, light malt and a slight touch of hops. Taste starts with grainy malts, a touch of yeast with a finish that is somewhat sweet. There is a bit of hop presence as there is bitterness in the middle that sticks with you. Light bodied, high carbonation, thin, goes down easily. Certainly a beer that one can kick back for a while.

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As I'm a little biased against lagers, I find it hard to get excited about this. However....

It is tasty. I had it with Indian food and it went really well with that.

There is a bit of sweetness, and a bit of bitterness, and overall I prefer it to the megabreweries lagers.

One weird thing though: They don't have a picture of a "kingfisher" on the front (any more). It's been replaced by a hummingbird, of all things.

Kingfisher Premium Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
65 out of 100 based on 712 ratings.