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

Haywards 5000 Super Premium BeerHaywards 5000 Super Premium Beer
BA SCORE
7.2%
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2.72 w/ 138 ratings
Haywards 5000 Super Premium BeerHaywards 5000 Super Premium Beer
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
Ranking:
#43,479
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
138
Liked:
10
Avg:
2.72/5
pDev:
24.26%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 138 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of Oakenator
1.5/5  rDev -44.9%
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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Photo of CelticAleMan
2.71/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DbbC
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of snaotheus
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

2015-04-01
22oz (650ml) bottle served in a large mug. MFG date is 23/02/15. Batch number is 311-8P. Traveled here from India in a friend's suitcase. Still not deeply familiar with the malt liquor category.

Pours clear golden with lots of carbonation and a moderately sized but sickly looking head. Smell is pretty skunky, but with some nice grass notes. Strong lager funk and yeast.

Taste is (please note, I am mentally preparing myself for godawful sweetness based on my last Indian malt liquor experience)...godawful sweet.Honey and corn syrup. Strong skunky aftertaste. Grassiness is detectable, but insufficient.

Mouthfeel is not too bad. A little thick and sticky. Overall, it's not good. I won't finish it. I may have a few more sips before throwing in the towel.

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Photo of citruscane
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ckollias
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CincyBrewTull
2.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

My bottle of Hayward's 5000 was overly sweet with hints honey and bananas leading the way and lingering. The head was small and white with a foamy appearance and the body was clear and gold. It felt syrupy with a small amount of soft carbonation.

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Photo of Pogaku
3.5/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of Vylo
4/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of Tom-Peters
3/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of ClePaul
2.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Haywards 5000 Premium

Look 4/10
Smell 12/20
Taste 23/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 15/20

Overall 61/100

I really can't think of much great to say about this beer, I try not to dwell on the negative, however... This really is kind of a sorry beer. It's just so watery and bitter, almost as if they didn't even try.... It's just about a drain pour. Avoid at all costs if your a fan of true premium beer~

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of Danmullens1
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of klbgrk
3/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Nick09
2/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Ian504
3/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of GabooL457
4/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of seavercm
3.25/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of doktorhops
2.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Haywards 5000 is, I think, my first foray into reviewing an Indian beer, and you'll forgive me if I am apprehensive when I read on the label that the Alcohol By Volume is described as "Alc. strength not exceeding 8% v/v", they can't even tell us what the ABV is? WTF!? This aside I am looking forward to seeing what India has to offer as a beer brewing country.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Presents with a hazy pale gold body and a light dusting of white for a head.

S: It certainly has a different aroma; a boozy/grain quality with raw sugar and a big hit of rum. No doubt this will be a saccharine drenched Lager. Hops are likely there but not evident in the aroma, this is malt liquor after all.

T: Well it has an odd flavour, a bit of a Lager/rum mix to it. Evident are the grains of which there are several - the label lists barley, rice and maize. Aside from that there are notes of the aforementioned rum, raw sugar, sour apple and a touch of bread yeast.

M: Mid to heavy bodied with a light carbonation.

D: I'm half and half on this one, which would be an apt way to describe this brew "half and half" due to that ever-present rum flavour (must be the "Ethyl alcohol" from the list of ingredients). It's not bad but it's also not great, it's a bit too weird to be great, and there is a foreboding sense that because it is an Indian product it may be both: Injurious to my health [Indian film pun there] and produced in the cheapest/least caring way possible, both of which deter me. If you are looking for a brew in a similar vein try Birra Peroni Gran Riserva which is a Doppio Malto or "double malt" beer.

Food match: What does one eat with Lager-rum? I haven't the foggiest. What I imagine would go well is Jamaican cuisine as that is the only thing rum related that comes to mind; Black beans, shredded beef, jerk chicken, rice and plantain or Stamp and Go with callaloo fritters.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
1.5/5  rDev -44.9%

Photo of Hoppin_mad
3/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Brenden
2.86/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This brew is a clear burnished gold color. A dense white head settles in at a full finger with good retention, settling to a foam after moderate time. The spotty lacing isn't impressive, but it's pretty good, and the strength of the head is more than expected.
The smell is sweet and grainy with a bit of a metallic note and lots of fruity esters. There's nothing unoffensive, really, though it's pretty generic.
The taste goes grainier with a bit of a weird, turpentine-like off flavor before floral hops come in. Fruity esters still come in, mostly up front but still lightly throughout. The finish is oddly sweet with a bit of flora and something like cake batter.
It's light-bodied, fairly crisp but a little too slick, and not just in the finish.

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Photo of RyanByorick
3.5/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of JohnW58
3.25/5  rDev +19.5%

Haywards 5000 Super Premium Beer from Shaw Wallace & Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 7.2% out of 100 with 138 ratings
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