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Kingfisher Premium Lager - United Breweries - UB Group

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Kingfisher Premium LagerKingfisher Premium Lager

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BA SCORE
65
poor

740 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 740
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 2.77
pDev: 23.1%
Wants: 8
Gots: 64 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

355 mL green bottle purchased as a single at the LCBO. Listed at 5% and brewed under license in Saratoga Springs, NY - but it still counts as an Indian beer to me, dammit.

Pours a foggy golden-yellow colour, capped off with one finger of dense, white-coloured head that steadily disappears over the next few minutes. A thin, bubbly film and collar soon takes its place, with minimal lace. The aroma is grainy, with notes of honey and corn. A hint of grassy, weedy hops also comes through. I got a big whiff of skunk when I initially popped the cap, but it seemed to dissipate quickly enough.

The flavour profile is boring and not particularly clean, which is a problem for something that is not classified as an adjunct lager. Grainy pale barley malts, corn husk and a boiled vegetable water sweetness pretty much sums this one up. More of the grassy, weedy hops detected on the nose manage to provide a noticeable bitterness toward the finish. Fairly light in body, with moderate carbonation that provides a crisp, refreshing bite.

Final Grade: 3.00, a C grade. Kingfisher Premium is actually a decent industrial lager, but not at Canadian import prices. The flavour grew on me a little as I made my way through the glass, but not enough to give this anything more than a mediocre grade - because it is just a mediocre pale lager. If you're at an Indian restaurant and the beer selection is limited, this would be a viable option, but I can't envision a situation where I'd go out of my way to drink this again.

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Kingfisher Premium Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
65 out of 100 based on 740 ratings.