Cobra | Cobra Beer Partnership Limited

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cobra Beer Partnership Limited
England, United Kingdom
cobrabeer.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rastaman on 08-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
135
Reviews:
50
Avg:
2.87
pDev:
19.16%
 
 
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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of dustincook
1.12/5  rDev -61%

Photo of Julian4077
1.25/5  rDev -56.4%

Photo of MattyDTD
1.53/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Poured it into my glass and it was stupidly flat. Not a bubble of carbonation in sight. Dont know if it was just my bottle or this is the norm. The taste was like flat stale old draught lager.

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Photo of rastaman
1.6/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Not much flavour, extremely watery and the taste is quite hard to find, i suppose its refreshing, but only due to the fact that you might aswell be drinking water, boring, no, in fact, very boring.

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Photo of thisismyname
1.6/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

330mL bottle poured into a glass

The label reads "the world's most celebrated lager"... Hahaha. Funny.

Poured a clear piss yellow with no head or lacing whatsoever.

Despite being from the UK, it smells like a mass-produced North American lager; of corn and funky cereal grain.

It tastes pretty much how it smells. Blah. They threw some hops in there though, which was nice, I guess... The taste was a lot less than I would expect from an imported beer, even with a name like "Cobra".

Unlike your typical macro lager it is not cloyingly carbonated.

Bah. All in all a waste of money. And to all who "celebrate" this lager... Drink a damn Dab.

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Photo of CurtisGarrett
1.81/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

660ml Bottle poured into a pint glass.

Look) As I poured the beer I was disappointed at the lack of a head formation. Towards the end there was a very minute foam which disappeared almost immediately. The colour was a very clear gold. The carbonation is very apparent. Nothing special here at all, but I have seen worse.

Smell) A very weak grassy smell with a sutble grainy touch, though this was after much agitation, very poor scent.

Taste) A watery, simplistic flavour profile, matches the smell exactly, though with a touch of sweetness towards the end. again very poor.

Feel) A bit too carbonated for my liking, but not the worst I've had. very light on the palette and quite smooth. Probably its strongest characteristic overall.

Overall) Another "cookie-cutter" Beer, nothing special at all, Most suited to a BBQ with family when people aren't focusing on quality. Other than this I would never recommend this beer.

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Photo of the_danish_swede
2/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of Howlader
2/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of StephenGash
2/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of nathanmiller
2/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of titvs
2/5  rDev -30.3%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 1C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: low corny aroma. no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: pale straw color and translucent. moussy white head with average retention. TASTE: watered grainy flavour. low bitterness with a semi-sweet finish. PALATE: low body with low carbonation. OVERALL: yet another watered down pale lager.

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Photo of mrmanning
2.03/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle- Pale pale yellow with a frothy but short lived white cap. The nose here is a blast of corn with wet paper, some grains, a bit of hay. Weak. Tastes of sweet grains, corn, some pale malts...quite watery, thin, over carbonated. Not for me really. Next!

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Photo of fullsweep
2.13/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

330 mL brown bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Quick pour releases a 3-finger head that dissipates quickly. A little lacing at first, but this too disappears. Urine-yellow colored beer.

S: You can really smell the adjuncts in this, especially the corn (Cobra did us the honor of listing their ingredients: "malted barley, maize, rice, yeast and hops.")

T: You can taste them as well--not very pleasant.

M: For its downfalls, the mouthfeel is relatively pleasant. Goes down smooth and some heavy carbonation, I suppose typical of a lager.

D: Won't seek this out, but won't turn one down either.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
2.16/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

A: poured from a 650 mL bottle into a glass, light golden with a short white head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing, clear, fizzy

S: grass and weak grain, watery and fizzy

T: grassy, vague beerlike flavors, sweet, I have found British malt liquor

M: thin and highly carbonated with huge bubbles

O: drink with lashings of vindaloo and it may be ok

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Photo of ironmark666
2.19/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheHammer
2.22/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

When I look at this bottle, I'm suddenly reminded of the theme from the GI-JOE movie. COOOBRAAA....coobraa! Anyways onto the review.

Appearance: It started with enough head to cover the top of the beer, but it disappeared in an instant. Slightly lighter then the standard lager gold. Clear, but carbonation in the body is nearly absent. Nothing to see here, that is for sure.

Smell: Not much here, as I'm only getting earthy hops with a slight herbal note. Warming just barely improves it, and a slight touch of bread comes out, but it's just not doing enough.

Taste: Bland, under-roasted almost salty bread taste the start out that turns to a bitter double team as a peat like taste with strange grass and herbal notes come forward, only to pause and then follow up with earthy hops with a woodsy kick.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is absent, as is the head which hurts it's case a lot. It's not helped by poor transitioning near the end. The aftertaste does not linger which is thankfully good but it comes across as very watery.

Drinkability: It's refreshing, light and smooth with a taste you can get over. This is one of those rare beers that despite being poor in other categories, it doesn't effect it's drinkability too much. That being said, I can get over the taste of cheaper macros almost as much.

Final Thoughts: I'll give it this, if I was in sweltering heat..and I mean that kind of heat that you'd almost be inclined to turn to fruity mixed drink instead of a beer, I might consider this. However, in any other circumstance, I would typically pass on this one.

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Photo of ThinkAgain
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of soju6
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A: Pours a pale straw color with a fair head that fades quickly.

S: Aroma is very mild with some citrus and a bit of grainy sweetness.

T: Taste is quite bland with just a bit of citrus and grain sweetness. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish.

F: Light body and a bit crisp.

O: Not too impressed but then it is made by Coors. Probably best with spicy asian foods.

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Photo of jonb5
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of Nordbier
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of powdersoldier
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of dcmchew
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of bark
2.3/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brewed under license by Browar Belgia, Poland.

The colour is clear yellow; the white foam forms uneven dissolving foam.

The smell is sweet with notes of both corn and rice. I found some dry sour notes of hay. It is stronger than the average lager, but not entirely pleasant.

The carbonation is quite light with very small bubbles.

The taste is filled with notes of lemon-lime, an orange squash-like sweetness, probably from the adjuncts. There is some body and a touch of dough. The aftertaste is quite thin and short with a mild, simple bitterness.

Probably a great beer when eating spicy food, but it is quite faint on it own.

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Photo of decimator
2.3/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330ml bottle poured into a Pilsner glass.

A - Poured a clear gold with a thin cap and some lacing.

S - Some malts and some hops but quite mild overall.

T - Malts, adjuncts and an off tasting bitter finish. Had a very unimpressive macro taste.

M - Felt a bit watery.

D - Not the worst Lager available but I won't be buying this one again.

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Photo of lelepat
2.32/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

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Cobra from Cobra Beer Partnership Limited
2.87 out of 5 based on 135 ratings.
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