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Kingfisher Light Lager - United Breweries - UB Group

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Kingfisher Light Lager
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BA SCORE
71
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20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 2.72
pDev: 30.15%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
United Breweries - UB Group
India

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mentor on 11-04-2005)
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5/5  rDev +83.8%

Siddhartharora, Jul 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +56.3%

gwiedman1, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of mentor
3.85/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Can obtained in a bunch of stuff given to me for volunteering for 2005 GABF. Reviewed from detailed notes taken a week ago. No date stamped on the bottle, brewed in Saratoga Springs New York. Pours a half finger sticky merangue-like head over a cloudy peach-colored liquid. Smells noticably sweet malty with a deliciously enticing floral hoppy (well, these smells are strong for a macro light lager). Tastes lightly wet sweet. Malty ans ome tin-like hops. More hop flavor than bitter. All flavors are mild. A gentle honey-like experience. Md-light body and lightly carbonated. Judged to style...and well done for a macro light lager, IMO.

mentor, Nov 04, 2005
Photo of jwc215
3.5/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours straw yellow with a thin white head with decent lasting power. Some vanishing lace slides down glass.

The smell is of sweet grain and vague, pretty non-descript hops. Not bad for style, though nothing particularly noteworthy either. Clean.

The taste is of sweet grain with a touch of hops. Crisp and clean with some lingering taste in the somewhat abrupt finish.

Light-bodied, as per style. Some fizziness, but not overly so - not more than expected for style - if anything, a bit less. Something of a body to it for the style, albeit it in a rather boring way.

For a light beer - and compared to others of style - this is a bit above average overall. Not a bad one for a quick refresher/lawn-mowing brew. Clean with a bit more flavor than expected for the style.

jwc215, Mar 12, 2008
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3/5  rDev +10.3%

Lucnifter, Sep 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

axxe, May 15, 2014
Photo of Drew966
2.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer pours a pale orange with a fluffy white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. This was brewed in Saratoga Springs under the technical supervision of the UB group in India. Smell is malty. Taste is malty too, flavors are mild, but the carbonation is aggressive. Not bad, but not exciting either. I wouldn't turn it down, but I wouldn't seek it out either.

Drew966, Mar 27, 2006
Photo of beerthulhu
2.53/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A brewery in NY that brews their beer under the supervision of United Breweries of Bangalore India. Packaged in a green bottle. Labeled as an Indian lager brewed the same as from the country.

A: poured a clear pale yellow/orangish with a sudsy white head that quickly dissipated. visible carbonation was very heavy.

S: Skunky aroma upon first opening. Sweet corn and vegetables.

T: Very sweet buttery corn flavor, with only a slight dms presence. Some sweetened buttery flavor in the beginning and finishes with some raw vegetables and some malt. A decent macro, with very little hopping that is decent considering its from India.

M: mouthful is lively from high carbonation, with a buttery sweet coating on the tongue.

D: ordinary bland macro type lager that was a struggle to finish.

beerthulhu, Feb 02, 2008
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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

WoodBrew, Aug 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

tclapper, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

ejimhof, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

harpus, Sep 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

BobOdenkirk, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Gavage
2.48/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: pours a clear pale yellow color with a 1" head that falls down immediately. No lace develops.

Smell: a hint of grass but really no aroma here.

Taste: light malt, soft grass, hint of lemon citrus, and corn flake sweetness.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Crisp to start, less crisp at the finish. Clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: very boring beer. Flavors are mild but decent for the style, and not as refreshing as one would want from a lite beer.

Gavage, Jan 01, 2010
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2.28/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a decent golden, with thin lacing. Smells of butter and honey, with maybe a little corn. Taste is similar, with only a heavy malt presence and no hops detectable. Seems quite drab and unremarkable. This one doesn't stand out in any way, though it does have more body than most American adjunct lagers. Still, this one isn't crisp or tasty at all. Wouldn't have another.

secondtooth, Nov 18, 2010
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2.25/5  rDev -17.3%

AmitC, Sep 29, 2013
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2.17/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle from the Utah State Store. Pours a clear golden hue with a medium white head that goes down quite quickly. The aroma is sweet malts and some hops. The flavor is dominated by both a sweet malt and some bitter metallic and hop flavors. Not horrible. The bitter aftertaste seems more like aspirin than hops though.

Douglas88, Nov 13, 2008
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2.13/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured out a clear, fizzy, straw yellow color with a small, fizzy, white head. No lace.

S - It smelled of corn and grains. Not much else.

T - It tasted sweet and of corn. Some grainy flavors and it was a little watery.

M - It was fairly crisp, but still too watery. A very light bodied beer.

D - Not a great brew. Overpriced at $9 a sixer. I'm glad I just grabbed one.

zeff80, Dec 04, 2008
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1.75/5  rDev -35.7%

FriedGold2112, May 10, 2012
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1.43/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A pale straw color, with a soapy, weak head. Smell of stale rye and old watermelon...weird. It doesn't have the bad promise the regular Kingfisher had, but nothing to wait for.
Taste is starchy. The grain is bad, whatever they used. No hops at all. Thankfully this is watered down, so, too is the taste. Which is a savior.
A bit more drinkable than regular, better than KF strong. Of the three, I'd take this one again. If I really had to. HAD to.

Mebuzzard, May 25, 2008
Kingfisher Light Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
71 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.