Haywards 5000 Super Premium Beer | Shaw Wallace & Company Ltd.

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137 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shaw Wallace & Company Ltd.
India
shawwallace.com

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Suds on 11-30-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
137
Reviews:
67
Avg:
2.63
pDev:
25.48%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
17
For Trade:
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Ratings: 137 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of akkrocka
2.08/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Summerteeth
1.28/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This shit sucks.

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Photo of Knapp85
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Stofko1992
3.01/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dmorgan310
2.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of scooob
3.08/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is basically just malt liquor. But it's the best of the limited choices at my favorite Indian restaurant. Sipping it while eating some delicious Chicken Korma and naan, it does the trick just fine. If I'm paying $6.50 for a 650ml Indian beer, I at least want to get a little buzz out of it, so the 7% ABV here checks that box. With strong-flavored food, a lighter-flavored beer can be quite complementary. I wouldn't seek this out on its own merits, but pour it down the sink like some of you have threatened? That's just cray-cray.

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Photo of nmann08
1.96/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of dcotom
2.47/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nice appearance, golden coppery color with a two-finger white head that left a bit of streaky lacing. There was an odd metallic thing going on with the aroma, and this stuff tasted like sweet corn soda. Alcohol was almost undetectable. BA classifies this as an American Malt Liquor. I classify it as undrinkable.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.08/5  rDev +55.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Haywards 5000 has a thin, white head, a clear, yellow-gold appearance, tiny, white sediment specks, throughout, and some sheet lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of honey-topped white bread, green apple, white bread crust, malt, golden raisin, and rice pudding. Taste is of those elements, with sharp alcohol notes (think of V.S. brandy), some grain husk, honey, corn, and a touch of low-level, rounding hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium,and Haywards 5000 finishes crisp and enjoyable.

RJT

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Photo of connecticutpoet
2.03/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Beginner2
2.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is my first review in the BA style called American Malt Liquor.
One and done.
This beer was bought by SAB Miller because it presumably had penetrated the market share of a nation of 1 billion people (even though they don't drink much beer.)
They deserve better.
I hope someone opens a craft brewery in India and saves those innocent people from this stuff.

This is the only beer from India listed in the "1001" beers. While the series tries to be global, the editors should have searched India for something better than this.

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Photo of SGT_Cookie
2.97/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Thirstygoat
2.76/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bissel328
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Vivs85
3.03/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of WesM63
2.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dbrauneis
2.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate amounts of medium golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy white head that reduces to a few patches of medium thick film surrounded by a very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of corn adjuncts over the top of sweet malts. That is followed by a light aroma of grassy hops and a moderate to strong aroma of fusel alcohol.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of sweet corn adjuncts and some light to moderate sweet malts. That is followed by a very light flavor of grassy hops and something perfumy & metallic. Finally there is a moderate to strong flavor of fusel alcohol which lingers through the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly slick with a hint of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Reminds me of drinking this on my visits to Bangalore where it seemed to taste much better, though that could be because of how hot it was... Here in America, it is pretty tough even when having it with Indian food. Definitely not the smoothest drinking malt liquor.

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Photo of Dvanistan
3.06/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BlueSpader
2.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jettjon
2.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Served at an Indian restaurant from 22-ounce bomber into a copper Cup. Light brownish color hard to tell in the cup. Small amount of head quickly fades leaving a small cap and some clingy lace. Nose is extremely sweet. Grassy and malt liquor smell. Taste is similar. Very sweet best served cold. Mouth is thin with not much viscosity. Definitely better with food than solo. Overall not bad but neither is it very good.

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
2.47/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I bought a bottle of this to go with the food at an Indian themed dinner at my neighborhood's swim & tennis club. It went OK with the food, but a lighter lager might have been better. The Haywards tasted like malt liquor but lighter on the palate. I kind of appreciated the lightness but the taste wasn't great as I wasn't quite expected malt liquor flavor.

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Photo of Homebrew
2.69/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of brauseboof
3.25/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Oakenator
1.5/5  rDev -43%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Strong, was not good, would rather have had a lighter bad beer... wasted ABV.

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Haywards 5000 Super Premium Beer from Shaw Wallace & Company Ltd.
2.63 out of 5 based on 137 ratings.
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