Taj Mahal Premium Lager - United Breweries - UB Group
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Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
United Kingdom (England)
1.8/5 rDev -30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
A 330ml bottle with a BB date of 17/12/2010, so it's a little out of date. Picked up from a local off-licence that was selling it for next to nothing (probably due to the date). Label features the Taj Mahal (of course) and describes it as a premium lager brewed in India.
Poured into a pint glass. Very pale straw colour with a thin foamy head that disappears within 30 seconds. Medium carbonation. Aroma is strange - initially it smells distinctly of sour apples, almost like some sort of acidic cider. After a while this gives way to an effete malty odour that doesn't seem particularly appetising.
Taste - in a word - yuck. A very weak malty character with almost no discernible hops or bitterness. Very watery, and initially quite fizzy from the carbonation. Other notes that appear include weak apples (at the beginning) and an unpleasant off flavour that is reminiscent of mould or fungus. Not good!
To summarise - it resembles mineral water that might have been stored next to beer at some point, and has some nasty undertones. I've tried quite a few lagers in my time, but this could well be the worst beer I've ever consumed (with exception to oxidised beers that I've tasted). To be avoided! It only cost me 60p, but I want my money back...
PS. I still have another bottle of this. Who do I hate that much?
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2011 22:03:42 | More by jazzyjeff13
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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 337 ratings.