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Taj Mahal Premium Lager - United Breweries - UB Group

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BA SCORE
62
poor

361 Ratings
THE BROS
53
awful

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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 2.58
pDev: 24.81%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
United Breweries - UB Group
India

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-08-2002)
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5/5  rDev +93.8%

sobbysoprano, May 12, 2014
Photo of Kulrak
4.33/5  rDev +67.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright golden color with a decent amount of creamy white head that clings to the glass and laces. Smells earthy and floral, with some citrus there. The taste is fairly clean and sweet, with some citrus and melon flavors. Clean finish. Very tasty. Mouthfeel is light and creamy. Overall, it's a drinkable and tasty beer. I'll be looking for it again.

Kulrak, Sep 03, 2007
Photo of ceaser
4.28/5  rDev +65.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This goes under weird tasting beer. It makes me want to eat a big Indian curry feast but without the Indian cuisine it's pretty shabby. Pick up a bottle next time you goto the Indian restauraunt for some good food because it's almost like it's meant to taste good with food only.

later added!!!!: i was doin some shrooms okay :\ and i preluded the onset with this beer. i am a big lover or the indian food. this shit tastes just like naan bread if it were a liquid (if you can grasp my meaning there). i like it and it is fricking weird but i have to give it a higher ranking for what it is: a strange ass brew! IF U WANT NAAN BREAD IN A BOTTLE THEN HERE'S YOUR TICKET MATE!!! :d

ceaser, Sep 10, 2004
Photo of brewdude1982
4.25/5  rDev +64.7%

brewdude1982, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.18/5  rDev +62%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Taj Mahal has a thick, white head and a clear, bubbly, straw appearance, with some lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, bready, barley malt, and the taste is the same, with a predominate paperyness and some subdued hop bitterness to round it out. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Taj Mahal finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing. Yes, this is really nice, and I score it as such.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, May 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +55%

LeapintoBeer, Sep 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +55%

Huffaroma, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +55%

yoyogopants, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +55%

Dapperticus, Jun 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +55%

LeVeLG, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +55%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of ordybill
3.83/5  rDev +48.4%
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.

ordybill, Jul 19, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +47.3%

BrewJew22, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of lackenhauser
3.78/5  rDev +46.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good, bright golden color with a huge foamy white head. Good, grassy and somewhat floral aroma for what is considered a US macro. Clean, somewhat malty flavor with a trace of bitterness. Soft malt flavor. Average body for a macro type beer-pretty standard. Quite enjoyable when taken in context. Goes great with an Indian meal. A bit "beefier" overall then the other usual offering of Kingfisher. I must have had a very fresh bottle compared to some of the other reviews here. The hop level was quite pronounced. Outside of having it in a restaurant I doubt I would buy this but I find it quite good.

lackenhauser, Mar 03, 2007
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3.75/5  rDev +45.3%

axxe, Apr 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +45.3%

DerwinWentworth, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of BadBadger
3.63/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving a 500ml bottle. This pleasant lager is best enjoyed nicely chilled. The smell is a pleasant mixture of hops and malt, as is the refreshing taste. The beer pours a very light golden color. There is a nice head formation. This is an enjoyable import from India.

BadBadger, Jun 08, 2004
Photo of beerthulhu
3.53/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

slowed brewed for the Connoisseur. MFD 11/08. Consumed 1/10. Batch 222 US

A: Poured a pale gold with a brilliant clarity and a quickly rising 3 finger snow white head that was well lasting with a equal mixture of foam and froth. A near full sheet coating sticks nicely to the glass walls while a visible carbonation provided a strong showing with a medium density of rapidly rising bubbles. Overall I thought this was a really nice presentation of a pale lager with the head leveling to a solid creamy whipped capping that remained so for the entire drink along with the solid carbonation.

S: The nose was pale grains with a good supporting scent of both hay and straw highlights. There is a sense of fresh greenery leaves and vines that give this an earthy appeal as well. For a lager this showed a pretty decent nose strength wise, with nice grainy attributes.

T: The initial flavor starts off with some sweet pale grains, slightly dry, with lightly buttered bread. Dry lemon grains along with hay and straw also add to the drinks grainy appeal. There is a soft sense greenery and fresh flowers as well balancing the initial sweetness that soon moves in as well with a slight hint of buttered fresh croissant. The grains are truly the focus here while the hops add more then there share of fresh greenery and flowery appeal. Overall I thought this was a nice change of pace, the flavor was clean and crisp, with a slight buttered touch that was balanced very well with a soft essence of herbal hops.

M: The mouthful provided a nice tingle like a good lager should, giving this a nice bite from the carbonation. The texture was buttery smooth with a surprisingly near medium full body that sits pretty well on the tongue per style.

D: Drinkability was fairly decent. I certainly wouldn't turn one down. At 4.5% abv was a light refreshing lager making for a good picnic beer that both craft and micro drinkers should both be able to enjoy with little complaint. A nice clean crisp quality that showcases the good brewing technique. Should hit the spot well on a hot summer day for a light affair. Definitely worth checking out if you respect the style and just want to put back a few and not get filled up.

beerthulhu, Jan 15, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Light yellow with a tinge of orange and some active carbonation. The head frothed up pretty well and went down slowly, leaving a bit of lacing.

Smell – The grain and sucrose aroma seems smoother here than in most of the other Pale Lagers that I’ve had.

Taste – This wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. The ricey grain notes are subtle enough not to offend, and the sweetness doesn’t make me want to puck like it does in most other examples of the style. There’s also a hint of actual floral hops in here. Amazing.

Mouthfeel – This was a little above light-bodied and somewhat smooth. The carbonation was light but not cheap and fizzy.

Drinkability – Yes, I’ll actually finish this bomber off myself (as opposed to sharing it with that Pale Lager-loving friend of mine, Mr. Sink). It’s still winter here in Seattle but I’ll bet this would be downright refreshing on a hot summer’s day.

RoyalT, Feb 26, 2004
Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.5/5  rDev +35.7%

I bought of bottle of this to drink at the Indian dinner put on by my neighborhood pool club. It paired well with the food, I'd say.

Overall, the Taj Mahal, reminded me of a tasty version of Budweiser i.e. it has more flavor. The beer was light tasting but also had a bit of hops and malt. It wasn't anything spectacular, but not anything awful either.

iheartmyTHO, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +35.7%

stumac, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of Beermazter310
3.5/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale yellow color.with thin white foam head and nice mini suds on the top after the foam dissappears...Smells a little flowery and thats about it. Tastes good, not much flavor, a good malt/hop balance...flowery on the front, the slightest hop bitterness at the end mouthfeel is good, smooth and watery with lively carbonation. overall a good quality well made beer, but it is a very light beer, very drinkable and sessionable, good for a hot day. No off tastes, good for the style. I dont think this is deserving of the low scoring average on beer advocate.

Beermazter310, May 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +35.7%

gregm957, Sep 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +35.7%

mdconatser, Jan 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +35.7%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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Taj Mahal Premium Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
62 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.