King Cobra Premium Malt Liquor | Anheuser-Busch

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526 Ratings
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King Cobra Premium Malt LiquorKing Cobra Premium Malt Liquor
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
King Cobra is an American malt liquor with a robust and full-bodied, smooth, clean taste.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
526
Reviews:
187
Avg:
2.19
pDev:
36.99%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
81
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BabaBeer
2/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Zylod
2.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of KACK1533
1.56/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

"Don't let that smooth taste fool ya." For a moment, when this was cold it did fool me. A relatively decent malt liquor, taste and smell was cooked sweet corn. Did not pour into glass, but could see that this was a pale yellow. The head stuck around every time I took a swig. There was no lacing.

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Photo of tillmac62
2/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of orangesol
2.31/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Pens1967
2.7/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Avatar113
2.1/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GoodBeerCost
2.53/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Photo of Vlaminck
1.27/5  rDev -42%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of nodder
1.67/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of AfricanPete14
4.18/5  rDev +90.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This may be my new favorite malt, beating out Olde English. The color is typical malt liquor, golden and fizzy. I really love the taste of this beer because it has a perfect malt taste which isn't too thick or overpowering, as well as a very light taste of grain. The finish is extremely smooth with a metallic aftertaste. A very enjoyable malt.

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Photo of gardner254
1.54/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of PastorDavid
4.74/5  rDev +116.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

i was stationed in Germany and tasted all of the offerings ....one of my favorites was hefe wiesbier ....the filtered version was krystal wiesbier ........i tasted the blue ribbon krystal and when i got back stateside i was a little short on cash and the cashier offered me king cobra....when this ice cold only beer hit my lips it immediately brought me back to Germany ......i believe that this is why Becks bought budweiser jjust to get to the cobra and repackage it....all you snooty beer guys who judge by price.....(its got to be rock gut if its this price) .....can go get your hackershure hefe wiesbier or wiesen but for me i have found my go to beer id rather have this than most other domestic offerings......now samuel adams is cool and i love many high end beers ......i think if they charged 4$ for it the snooty guys would rate it higher....

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Photo of nuebs
1/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Nightmare-Rex
2.89/5  rDev +32%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

this is my go-to beer when i want just a few beers instead of a whole pack of beer. it taste very similer to budlight platinum. it is nice it cost $1.50 and just 2 or 3 of these will do the job. one thing i don't like about it is learned the 32 oz has a whopping almost-1k calories, i need to loose weight and drinking this defenatly dose NOT help.

I primaraly buy this when i am strapped on cash near the end of the month or when i need go go over 5$, the stores don't accept cards unless you go over 5$ here. I have had one of these thugh that i belive was stale and it made me abit sick. for me this is my middle beer, not the worst but not the best.

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Photo of waddellc2
1.25/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of jgunther71
2.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.37/5  rDev +53.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

The fifth and final entry of BSBRW (Bottom Shelf Beer Review Week). It's been a rough ride, folks.

Appearance : Pours a slightly cloudy golden straw colored body. Appreciable head is formed, about 3 fingers tall, but fizzles out fast to a small creamy ring. Some residual lacing left behind in small pools on the walls of the glass.

Smell : Lots of dry grain, mostly corn kernels; followed by moldy hay and baby powder. Overall a very musty and sweet aroma.

Taste : Mostly roasted grains, with a hint of hop leaf. The taste isn't substantial, but it's not bad either. The musky, sweet, powdery malt funk is kept to a minimum, but it's still there. It ends on both a grainy sweetness and artificial sweetener note. As the beer warms a bit, (and it only takes but a few minutes), the beer's flaws begin to surface and it becomes a drain pour almost immediately. So drink it cold, and drink it fast.

Feel : The drinkability on this beer is supreme. It goes down smoother than most adjunct lagers and quenches the palate wonderfully. Light bodied, crisp, and ends super clean.

Overall : This is not a bad choice for malt liquor. It's mega cheap and drinks easy.

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Photo of fthegiants
1/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of VABA
2/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jslice99
3.37/5  rDev +53.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Muny
1/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Zuidman
1.43/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of jpuetz
1/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Pro_Magnon
1.84/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

King Cobra Premium Malt Liquor from Anheuser-Busch
2.19 out of 5 based on 526 ratings.
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