Taj Mahal Premium Lager - United Breweries - UB Group
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Reviews by chiefydawg:
3.13/5 rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Bomber birthday gift. Suspecting what I was basically in for, I drank a leftover Beast Ice ahead of time to give the Taj a fair shake.
Yellow, fizzy, clear. White foamy, quickly dissipating head. Seems vaguely familiar. Oh, like 90% of the macro lagers in the USA. I hope nobody paid too much to import this.
Not skunked like I would expect an Indian beer to be; at least they have the sense to use brown bottles. Sweet grain, corny, horse-feed scent. A bit of a perfumy, ripe fruit fruitiness. Fermented too warm? I'm telling ya, there is some caramel here too. Not exactly inviting, but not overly offensive really.
Grainy, corny, and sweeter than expected. There's that toffee/caramel again. Little sharp, chemical fruitiness. I think I almost detected a faint hop taste as it warmed, and there is a tad of bitterness countering the sweet.
Not as clean as our macros; but hey, that may not be such a bad thing. Some lager yeast coming through in fruit and the faintest sulfur. Refreshing, though leaving some residual on the palate. Slick and smooth on the tongue. Not much to balance here, but there is some.
OK, maybe I am being too generous because I did just have a worse beer and because it was free. But I'm going to bet that this got some worse grades than it deserves because it is an American Adjunct Lager. When judging, I believe we should consider the style. That said, I never plan to buy one unless eating Indian Cuisine.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2010 23:00:11 | More by chiefydawg
More User Reviews:
3.83/5 rDev +49%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This Indian Lager is a very good American styled lager beer. I bought it from a "Whole Foods" store in Marietta, GA and it traveled well from the brewery. No hint of skunkiness, a good crisp taste. A non-overpowering aroma and a pretty full body for a lager. I would definitely drink this again. I would compare it with the other well known Indian brew "Kingfisher", Interesting label to boot, not shiny and eclectic like many micro-brews but an old school label that did get me to notice it in the cooler.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 22:45:25 | More by ordybill
Taj Mahal Premium Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
62 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.