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Taj Mahal Premium Lager - United Breweries - UB Group

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BA SCORE
62
poor

335 Ratings
THE BROS
53
awful

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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 2.57
pDev: 25.29%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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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shmerka_ber

California

3/5  rDev +16.7%

10-06-2013 22:09:37 | More by shmerka_ber
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Noelito76

New York

2.75/5  rDev +7%

10-02-2013 09:56:19 | More by Noelito76
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3/5  rDev +16.7%

09-28-2013 03:58:37 | More by OregonGrown7
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Aimo

California

2.75/5  rDev +7%

09-20-2013 08:42:22 | More by Aimo
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -12.5%

09-16-2013 01:42:16 | More by jim_carignan
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev +7%

09-04-2013 00:54:40 | More by AnitaBrewski
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nloyless

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -12.5%

09-01-2013 01:03:28 | More by nloyless
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kushlash23

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -2.7%

08-28-2013 12:58:15 | More by kushlash23
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LeVeLG

Georgia

4/5  rDev +55.6%

08-18-2013 15:36:06 | More by LeVeLG
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OgreSanchez

Texas

2/5  rDev -22.2%

08-12-2013 01:39:18 | More by OgreSanchez
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +16.7%

08-08-2013 22:58:37 | More by mpalestino
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -2.7%

08-01-2013 13:46:32 | More by Cynic-ale
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

1/5  rDev -61.1%

08-01-2013 04:28:39 | More by ygtbsm94
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WoodBrew

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -12.5%

07-26-2013 14:35:44 | More by WoodBrew
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

1.75/5  rDev -31.9%

07-15-2013 06:02:44 | More by Mebuzzard
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.51/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Bottled 1/2013.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and slight grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and cardboard flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer with a cardboard-like flavor that is not all that pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 03:55:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
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rallyr32

New York

3/5  rDev +16.7%

06-20-2013 03:28:36 | More by rallyr32
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CADMixes

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -22.2%

06-11-2013 00:23:52 | More by CADMixes
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cgentzkow

California

3/5  rDev +16.7%

06-10-2013 01:35:25 | More by cgentzkow
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

2.13/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

A: poured from a 650 ml bottle into a pint glass, golden straw colored with a short white head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing, clear

S: skunky grain and grass, not pleasant

T: little flavor, some slight malt flavor, little hops, not too sweet

M: thin, not too carbonated

O: probably would be better washing down a vindaloo curry

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 00:53:35 | More by M_C_Hampton
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LuisCaraballo

Georgia

3/5  rDev +16.7%

06-08-2013 00:03:18 | More by LuisCaraballo
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +26.5%

05-25-2013 16:00:19 | More by Slatetank
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3/5  rDev +16.7%

05-09-2013 00:14:35 | More by cadaugherty
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.18/5  rDev +62.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 16:11:10 | More by RonaldTheriot
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 ml (1 pint 6 fl oz.) bottle with the back of the bottle reading manufactured 07/2011, batch no. 988. A fairly old, dusty brew, sitting in the cooler alongside the Yuksom Brewing India Special Quality Beer I drank a few weeks ago. Another imported American adjunct lager from India, and if it's anything like the last one I had I can at least expect better things than Bud Light or Miller Lite. I should note that my bottle has a yellow label rather than the white label pictured on BeerAdvocate.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Aggressive pour yields about two fingers of thin bubbly white head, dissipating pretty quickly, on top of a clear gold lager colored body.

S - Malts. Green apples. Carbonated champagne like tartness. Grainy, but definitely a more authentic grain type smell as opposed to the adjunctive garbage that goes into beers like Bud Light and Coors Light.

T - Thin, light, carbonated, but definitely a lot better than the trill mass-marketed American adjunct lagers actually brewed in America. Sweet, grainy, appley. Light carbonation, but it is welcomed in a beer of this sort. Simple and to the point, and damn tasty for what it is.

M - Sweet, tart, crisp, clean finish. Remotely resinous hop / sugary feel, but still very light and smooth.

Overall, light bodied, highly drinkable stuff, with a moderate 4.50% abv. An imported style on the wretched American adjunct lager that I am slowly becoming more fond of. Even at well over a year old, this beer retained itself nicely, and came out better than any swill ass American malt beverages that I've tried so far. If you ever have the opportunity to try this beer or a similar India imported AAL, I highly recommend it.

Taj Mahal Premium Lager Beer ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 04:29:47 | More by mfnmbvp
Taj Mahal Premium Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
62 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.