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Taj Mahal Premium Lager - United Breweries - UB Group

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Taj Mahal Premium LagerTaj Mahal Premium Lager

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348 Ratings

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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 2.58
pDev: 24.81%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
United Breweries - UB Group

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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1/5  rDev -61.2%

07-18-2012 22:06:30 | More by Drunkenass
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New York

1/5  rDev -61.2%

03-21-2013 00:30:18 | More by BGsWo22
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1/5  rDev -61.2%

08-01-2013 04:28:39 | More by ygtbsm94
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1/5  rDev -61.2%

08-17-2012 01:44:06 | More by harrylee773
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1/5  rDev -61.2%

11-22-2012 23:24:18 | More by SGToliver
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1.05/5  rDev -59.3%

Awful, just plain awful... It looks pretty average for macro swill, but the rest of the beer is so bad it detracts from what little it has going for it in the appearance department. It has a terrible sweet corny aroma and some other garbage like smell. Maybe it's the water. The taste is sweet for a fraction of a second and then a horrible bitterness takes over and kills the rest of the experience. I expected better and was blown away at how bad this beer is. Buddha would be ashamed...

05-03-2005 07:20:32 | More by RushLimbmalt
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

1.18/5  rDev -54.3%

Very light yellow in colour with a small, bubbly white head than disappears to leave a small lacing ring after a couple of seconds. Lots of bubbles too.

Very poor with grain & corn the only distinguishable smells apart from a faint hint of alcohol.

Grain, vegetable oil and skunky in taste, not very pleasant at all. It has a light bitter aftertaste & the beer sits funny in your stomach.

Bubbly & light bodied, to much carbonation. The lager has a crisp finish but is not even remotely refreshing.

A very poor beer, one of the worst I think I drank so far. It had no redeeming features & didn't settle well in my stomach after drinking it. Avoid this beer at all costs.

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12-27-2010 14:43:57 | More by flyingpig
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Alberta (Canada)

1.2/5  rDev -53.5%

At first sip I was hoping this stuff had already gone over, but checking the best before date on the back it was still in the ballpark. So there are no unforeseen circumstantial factors getting in the way of what follows....

Forget the worst beer or lowest scorer I've sampled to date, this bodyslams it all through the mat, and then chews on a turnbuckle for good measure. This stuff is bad, and the "Slow Brewed For the Connoisseur" claim on the neck label is several thousand degrees beyond false advertising.

It pours out of it's sturdy 330ml brown bottle a flaccid pale yellow, more like apple juice than any fermented malt beverage I have ever laid eyes upon. The aroma is reminiscent of sour, rancid bandaids, as well as cider that has been sitting out for a week from that party you were too lazy to clean up after. Flavour is beyond words, I've poured out my own bad batch homebrew that tasted far superior to this. I've poured out store bought beer that makes me think back fondly compared to this. If I'm ever trapped in a mine for more than a few days and am forced to drink my own urine, then it will be shortly after that experience that I will confirm that this "beer" tastes very similar to it.

I don't mean to intentionally slam, haze or rant about this stuff, but it's truly awful. If you see it on the shelf avert your eyes and hastily run away, it may take on other, more demonic forms.

09-06-2004 16:34:08 | More by IronDjinn
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1.23/5  rDev -52.3%

manufactured in Oct. of 2011

a: Unbelievably pale, it looks watered down. It poured with a thin fizzy head.

s: Sweet corny badness. Nothing in the way of anything I associate with beer.

t: Tastes like weak, vile malt liquor. Very sweet and corny.

m: Thin and watery.

o: Just horrible.

01-03-2012 21:08:18 | More by DIM
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1.25/5  rDev -51.6%

06-01-2014 14:06:11 | More by Soterios
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1.25/5  rDev -51.6%

05-10-2012 19:46:08 | More by FriedGold2112
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1.35/5  rDev -47.7%

Well, I saw this bottle was only 2 months old, so I figured if I'd ever try it, might as well be now, and probably the freshest I'll ever get. Pours a very pale golden color with a tiny white head that was gone in a flash. Lots of carbonation. Not getting much in the way of aroma, mostly some damp grains, and no hops. Flavor is.. ummm... interesting. It reminds me of the way a wet dog smells. hairspray, mild grains and adjuncts. Ugh. This is terrible stuff. Light body, basically undrinkable. I can't finish this thing.

08-01-2010 03:28:02 | More by KeefD
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1.45/5  rDev -43.8%

Let's see... it didn't ruin a great Indian meal... it rinsed the food into my gullet... its low ABV didn't leave me feeling like I couldn't drive... it came in a pils glass... it wasn't the worst thing I've had to drink. Was it beer? It was yellow (but then, so are a lot of other things); it had almost no carbonation; it had a puffy head for a short while; it was cold. No aroma, no taste.


09-23-2009 02:33:21 | More by gfreed
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1.5/5  rDev -41.9%

02-16-2014 04:58:51 | More by tbryan5
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1.5/5  rDev -41.9%

09-06-2012 07:14:00 | More by stillmoving
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1.5/5  rDev -41.9%

06-19-2014 15:20:13 | More by QueerBeer
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1.5/5  rDev -41.9%

10-07-2012 12:14:37 | More by TheNastyRat
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New York

1.5/5  rDev -41.9%

05-18-2014 21:00:35 | More by LoveStout
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1.5/5  rDev -41.9%

01-04-2012 03:16:04 | More by tbeq00
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North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -41.9%

It poured a light ugly straw color, with a fluffy lager head. Smell is grassy alcohol. Taste is lacking, real weak malt, vegetable like hops, small hints of sweet hay, light body with medium carbonation.

I didn’t like this at all, bland flavor and what was there was not good, odd mouth feel as well.

07-16-2003 23:22:43 | More by fattychubs
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1.5/5  rDev -41.9%

02-22-2012 02:58:35 | More by SHCC
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Rhode Island

1.53/5  rDev -40.7%

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a pale yellow color with a very thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of grain, corn, malt and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste is slightly sweeter than most macros, with flavors of corn adjunct & barley. The label reads “Brewed from the finest malt and choicest hops.” Well, the malt character seemed “fine” meaning thin, not premium and the hops are almost undetectable. The after-taste is grainy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, light-to-medium body, way too high carbonation, finish is dry and clean.

D: Not very tasty and it’s not the easiest beer going down. The label also reads “Slow brewed for the connoisseur” in 4 different places, but since this just seems like fizzy-yellow-beer from India to me and the bomber cost only $0.99, I’m not really sure what type of connoisseur they brewed this for. Maybe a Bud drinker that wants to be able to say he tried a beer from India?

02-11-2007 03:03:56 | More by TheManiacalOne
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1.58/5  rDev -38.8%

One finger head of white foam that didn't stick around more than a thirty seconds. Broken lace with some clinging power. Color is a 3 on the SRM beer color chart. Smell like wet wheat and malt. Flavor is harsh, that of musty wheat, malt, and little hops. Very watery in my mouth, just a little bite from the carbonation. Could do better with one of the big three, not worth the price.

12-28-2010 20:46:51 | More by beerprovedwright
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New Hampshire

1.6/5  rDev -38%

A light-medium lager without much taste. Low carbonation. Basically a lawn mower beer - drink it for hydration. Cheap - $2.59 for 22oz. Imported by American United Breweries Limited. Label says "Slow Brewed for the Connoisseur" - really???

03-08-2002 19:28:03 | More by jdhilt
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1.63/5  rDev -36.8%

Pours almost invisibly. Pale straw color, little bubbles, smells like a dive bar. Tastes like, a dive bar. Imagine if they tweeked Bud Light just a little, with ah, maybe more water. Easy drinking beer, but for the price your probably paid for it, you're thinking that Pabst is much more worth it. You could drink a lot of these in a sitting, but why you'd ever want to, I have no idea.

Do they get any points for a cool label?

12-05-2009 17:41:04 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Taj Mahal Premium Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
62 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.