King Cobra Premium Malt Liquor
Anheuser-Busch

King Cobra Premium Malt LiquorKing Cobra Premium Malt Liquor
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From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Malt Liquor
Ranked #51
ABV:
6%
Score:
52
Ranked #29,437
Avg:
2.12 | pDev: 40.09%
Reviews:
218
Ratings:
595
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 26, 2023
Added:
Mar 18, 2002
Wants:
  13
Gots:
  94
King Cobra is an American malt liquor with a robust and full-bodied, smooth, clean taste.
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Rated by mastershay from Arizona

2/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Aug 03, 2019
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Rated: 2.13 by Danzifer from Ohio

Sep 26, 2023
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Reviewed by Death_Adder from South Carolina

3/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
An average 3 out of 5 beer, but much smoother than some other 3 out of 5 beers I’ve tried. Make the malt liquor community proud and pick yourself up a 40oz.

Style: Malt Liquor | Tap/Can/Bottle: Bottle | Abv: 6% | Rating: 3
Sep 19, 2023
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Reviewed by bubseymour from Maryland

3.4/5  rDev +60.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had about a 5oz pour from a 40 just to sample it. Really didn’t pick up any off flavors at all. Fairly easy to drink. I’m sure a headache would result if you drink more than 12oz of this however.
May 13, 2023
 
Rated: 4.19 by morsa_95 from California

Mar 21, 2023
 
Rated: 3.3 by etan420 from Illinois

Feb 16, 2023
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Had that one time at a party back in the day. I have had a wicked lot of beers from these guys, most of which are not at all good whatsoever, this included.
Jan 01, 2023
 
Rated: 1.63 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Nov 06, 2022
 
Rated: 2.27 by Something8750 from Michigan

Sep 24, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

2.99/5  rDev +41%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured into a 12oz glass from an undated 25oz can.

On the pour a decent 1.5 finger white head formed. The head has decent retention but it's a pretty fast dissipation to a thinner cap. The body is a solid gold with lots of fine carbonation.

Aroma us a bit rough. Some off apple juice and a bit of a funky lager. A bit malty other than that but meh.

Taste has a bit of off flavor. There is a nice malty sweetness right off the bat and it's quite attenuated and stays pretty balance. There is a twinge of tartness, but for the style this is decent. Biscuity finish with a hint of corn.

Feel is drinkable and relatively crisp, but it's not the most chuggable beer with some odd esters here and there. Medium finish with a pretty neutral mouthfeel.


Overall for the style this is pretty good. I still prefer colt 45, or Mickeys, but this is a lot better than OE or Hurricane. Not bad for a cheaper buzz.
Sep 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.19 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

Aug 23, 2022
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Reviewed by VLStu from Texas

3.77/5  rDev +77.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
The first time I ran across this beer was 30 years ago in Jacksonville, FL. I was in Florida for the Daytona 500 and swung by the Anheuser Busch brewery in Jacksonville on the way to Daytona. At that time, my "beer palate" wasn't all that developed, and the extra malt flavor of this beer was appreciated, since I was drinking pilsners at the time.
30 years later, I stumbled across the 25 oz cans in a local gas station (I never said it was highbrow) and decided to give one a shot. Upon arriving home, I cracked the can open and poured (most of) the beer into a 16 oz glass.
The color is light (for a malt) and the head is respectable due to the fairly high carbonation. The first sip brought back memories of the caramel-malt flavor I remembered from years ago. It was refreshing and was a good match for the 102-degree heat.
This is NOT a complex beer, nor is it something that one would go to the ends of the earth for. However, it is a good cold beer for a hot afternoon and has fallen back on my Lawnmower Beer list!
Jul 23, 2022
 
Rated: 1.99 by not2quick from Missouri

Jul 09, 2022
 
Rated: 2.76 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Jun 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Poerio

5/5  rDev +135.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Goes down super easy, but don't let the smooth taste fool you! This beer packs a punch which makes it a staple in my house whenever I can find it, but lately something has been afoot at the circle k and I can't find it anywhere.
Pours a nice golden color, gives you a little head, doesn't have a disturbing odor, satisfies your thirst when you take the plunge, and doesn't make you regretful in the morning
Apr 20, 2022
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

2.27/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5
40oz'er - no date

I bought this in honor of KingCobraJFS, that's what's up. Looks like urine and doesn't taste much better: intense blast of corn mixed with a touch of grassy hops and garbage can juice

Shout out to my cool cobras out there, TWU
Dec 08, 2021
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Reviewed by meanmutt from Ohio

3.36/5  rDev +58.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
25 oz can. VERY aggressive pour yields a huge head over a beautiful golden body... completely fills my gigantic Warsteiner mug.

Smells like apples.

Taste is actually almost decent. Vastly superior to the Mickey's that I had earlier today.

Feels like the King of malt liquors.

Overall...I wouldn't be mad if someone gave me a can of this.
Oct 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

2.27/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Pours golden yellow with a 1" white head, which fades to a wisp. Moderate lacing.

Aroma is grassy, bready, faint sweetness.

Taste is the usual corn associated with cheap beer, bready, grass, light maltiness, slight sweetness.

Light body, moderate carbonation. Dry finish.

As far as malt liquor goes, this one is fairly ok.
Sep 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.52 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut

Sep 21, 2021
 
Rated: 2.16 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Jul 10, 2021
King Cobra Premium Malt Liquor from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 52 out of 100 with 595 ratings