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Taj Mahal Premium Lager - United Breweries - UB Group

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BA SCORE
62
poor

352 Ratings
THE BROS
53
awful

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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 2.58
pDev: 25.19%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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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1/5  rDev -61.2%

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1/5  rDev -61.2%

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1/5  rDev -61.2%

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1/5  rDev -61.2%

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1/5  rDev -61.2%

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1/5  rDev -61.2%

SGToliver, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of RushLimbmalt
1.05/5  rDev -59.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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...

RushLimbmalt, May 03, 2005
Photo of flyingpig
1.18/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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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flyingpig, Dec 27, 2010
Photo of IronDjinn
1.2/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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.

IronDjinn, Sep 06, 2004
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1.23/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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.

DIM, Jan 03, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -51.6%

Soterios, Jun 01, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -51.6%

FriedGold2112, May 10, 2012
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1.35/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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.

KeefD, Aug 01, 2010
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1.45/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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.

Pass.

gfreed, Sep 23, 2009
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1.5/5  rDev -41.9%

tbryan5, Feb 16, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -41.9%

stillmoving, Sep 06, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -41.9%

QueerBeer, Jun 19, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -41.9%

TheNastyRat, Oct 07, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -41.9%

LoveStout, May 18, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -41.9%

tbeq00, Jan 04, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

fattychubs, Jul 17, 2003
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1.5/5  rDev -41.9%

SHCC, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of TheManiacalOne
1.53/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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?

TheManiacalOne, Feb 11, 2007
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1.58/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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.

beerprovedwright, Dec 28, 2010
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1.6/5  rDev -38%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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???

jdhilt, Mar 08, 2002
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Taj Mahal Premium Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
62 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.