India Special Reserve Beer | Manav Breweries Pvt. Ltd.

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India Special Reserve BeerIndia Special Reserve Beer

Brewed by:
Manav Breweries Pvt. Ltd.

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-25-2006

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 7
Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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3.36/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out a slightly hazy, straw-colored body with a frothy white head.

Smell: Lightly floral, sweet aroma of grains and grass.

Taste: First of all, there's a delicate malt body supplemented by some faint grassy notes. Second of all, well, actually that's all there was to this beer.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied with a nice effervescent creaminess.

Drinkability: As my pal AndoBrew put it, this one's "absurdly drinkable." Some have accused me of jumping ship any time a brewery dangles a few more ABV percentage points or whacky ingredients in front of my face. This, of course, is not the case, friends! Even I can find some small pleasure in this gift from Ghaziabad, India.

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Photo of jaydoc
2.79/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jwc215
3.35/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours bright gold with a white fluffy head that quickly descends and gradually subsides.

The smell is of sweet grain. Some caramel. Earthy undertone.

The taste is of sweet grain and caramel. A gradual underlying smokiness creeps in. Spicy earthiness gives sweetness balance in the finish.

Light-side of medium-bodied. Smooth.

An interesting, if not especially flavorful, brew. I've not been impressed by the several beers I've had from India, but this one, while I would not particularly return to, is not bad.

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Photo of Murrhey
2.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass at the Rupee Room in Orange. Reviewed from notes.

A- Pale golden color, like a macro-lager. Finger and a half white head. Bubbly and spotty lacing.

S- Floral hops, hoppiness and some kind of herb mustiness. Not terrible.

T- Light hoppy flavor. Subtle wheatiness in background. Not complex, but not bad.

M- Very light body and low carbonation.

O- A resounding meh. Light and drinkable.

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Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Overlord
1/5  rDev -61.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This has joined Samuel Adams Triple Bock and Gluek Ice in my unholy trinity of "utterly undrinkable brews."

Pours a light macro yellow. Big white foam head. I knew something was wrong when I smelled it. Good lord, what the hell is going on here? Medicinally horrid chaff/grass, a weird-o musty smell. The taste is just godawful. Sickly sweet with a terrible, terrible herbal mustiness that just completely overpowers everything.

I don't think I made it a third of the way through the bottle.

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India Special Reserve Beer from Manav Breweries Pvt. Ltd.
2.61 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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