Flying Horse Royal Lager
United Breweries - UB Group

Flying Horse Royal LagerFlying Horse Royal Lager
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Style:
European Pale Lager
Ranked #199
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
70
Ranked #47,405
Avg:
3.02 | pDev: 17.88%
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
190
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United Breweries - UB Group
 
India
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
70
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Flying Horse Royal LagerFlying Horse Royal Lager
Notes: Flying Horse Royal Lager beer - the champagne of beers. Superior malt, aromatic hops, yest and crystal clear water are transformed by the skill of the brewmaster into a beer fit for you, the connoisseur.
Flying Horse goes through a long and special maturing process. This gives Flying Horse its full-bodied, malty taste, making it the only truly royal beer.
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Reviews by kneeland:
Photo of kneeland
3.82/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this at an Indian restaurant, mostly for the price. I was very surprised to find out how much I liked it. There's a certain flavor to it that I wasn't able to put my finger on, but it really works for a beer. So if you want something different tasting, but is still all beer, this one is for you.

It pours a straw yellow, but has a heavier body than it looks. Goes down very easy. I would have liked more head. But I will definitely get this again when I go to another Indian restaurant.

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Photo of shadow1961
3.16/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Flying Horse Lager pours a big stiff head over a clear
yellow brew. Carbonation is steady and constant, and
the nose is lager yeast and a bit of malt. the flavor is
slightly sweet light barley malt up front and a tint but of
some kind of hop in the finish. Really, really simple stuff,
but still and all, well made and refreshing. The mouthfeel
is crisp and clean, and that's about it. Only 4.5% alcohol,
this is a good brew for sessions, lawnmowing, watching
Cricket, eating curry, or summertime porch rocking. Good
stuff.

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Photo of gory4d
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Griffith
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Genx
3.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Overlord
2.03/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It was either this or Kingfisher with my Indian meal last night.

Pours a nice golden macro yellow. Gawd have I come to hate that color in beers. Surprisingly mild white foam head. Hmm...carbonation issues?

Smells slightly vegetable-y dank with some sweet grain notes. Taste is ... sweet grain, that weird vegetable dankness, and ... more sweet grain. Familiar corn-y content. For perhaps the first time I can recall, an adjunct lager was not carbonated sufficiently. Weird.

*sigh*

Not awful, not particularly memorable either, and I could have had a decent sixer for the price.

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Photo of riored4v
3.33/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 2/11/11

Poured in to a pint glass. Crystal clear, golden body. Egg-white like head that faded fast.

Aroma had some slight diacetyl, buttery aroma. Mild malt. Clean smelling overall, not much aroma though.

Taste had a light floral aroma. Mild presence of diacetyl. Light floral biterness. Very mild flavors, slight off-flavor.

Mouthfeel was light body and high carb. Crisp finish.

Drinkability was good. Clean and light profile.

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Photo of beerpadawan
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of stampfler07
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Sheeeeeeep
2.78/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Almost unexceptional in comparison to it's peers, but the fruity aftertaste cuts through when drinking with it's intended cuisine. Indian.

Tasted a week ago at a Northern India/Pakistan restaurant. It replaced Taj Mahal, which I was not impressed with. Pairs better with the food. Ideal, similar to Dos Equis and Tex-Mex.

Drinkable alone, but if that's the case you can do better. But if you're having a curry, then your meal will benefit from this beer.

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Photo of armock
1.97/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A - Poured a light straw color with a whit head that fades quickly to nothing

S - Is of sweet grainy malt

T - Follows the nose with grainy malt theres also some vegi flavor too

M - This beer has a light body with medium carbonation to it

D - This is not a good beer theres no reason to buy this beer its that bad this is not an easy drinking beer don't waste your money on it

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Photo of orangemoustache
2.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This one pours a bright straw yellow with a tall slightly off-white head that retains suprisingly well and also leaves small amounts of lace.The nose is sweet with hints of corn and grains.The taste upfront is similar to the nose with malts controling the start,midway a nice shift to some slightly spicy hops blends with a earthy dryness that lasts longer than expected.The finish is semi burnt feeling(strange for such a light brew) and very dry.Unique,but not offensive or that interesting either.

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Photo of freewill35
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of spointon
3.3/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer at an authentic Indian restaurant - poured from a 22oz brown bottle into a pint glass.

A= =This lager poured a clear and pale golden color. Very little head and no lacing to speak of.

S= Faint, dry malts. Some minor sulfur in keeping with the style.

T= I found malt flavors, relatively dry and grainy. No hop biterness present.

MF= Crisp an clean. Light bodied, medium carbonation.

D= An ok macro style lager that paired well with spicy Indian food.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.03/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of secondtooth
2.27/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pale, transparent golden-straw lager with quickly-dissipating head.

Smells of adjuncts -- sweet corn, chiefly. Very malty and sweet.

Taste is mild and malty, uncomplex and watery with no hops presence at all.

Unremarkable, uninteresting, and rather forgettable.

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Photo of avalon07
3.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. had a pale yellow color and a slightly cloudy texture. There was a decent amount of foamy head and some good lacing.

S: Didn't have a clearly defined smell, though there was evidence of hops and lemon.

T: Tasted like bitter hops up front, along with some lemon. When it finished, there was an unpleasant grainy quality to it. Other than that it was a typical lager: thin and simple.

M: Suprisingly vibrant amount of carbonation and a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: As lagers go, this one is decent. That doesn't make it a good beer. Some components of it were alright, but on the whole it was an uninteresting beer.

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Photo of jsh420
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Rayek
3.1/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours deep gold with great clarity and little carbonation. A small and soapy white head quickly vanishes, while leaving no lace in its wake.

The overall drinking experience is that of many a pale lager. Slightly sweet malts dominate with straw and honey. The hops provide a pleasant, yet subtle grassy aroma. Bitterness; however, is light and rather flavorless. There are no off flavors present and the beer finishes quite clean.

The body is light and not quite fizzy enough. Its lack of heft, combined with the low ABV helps this beer go down quickly.

Overall, Flying Horse is decent and drinkable. Nothing more. Nothing less.

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Photo of merryjoulton
2.95/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Took this from a 22 oz. bomber into a pilsener. Pours a nice crystal clear light straw yellow with a wispy head and minimal lacing. Smells like superficial and light malt, the some citrusy notes, noble hops. Taste is just average. Not too much more than a mass produced lager. Mouthfeel is thin, drinkability isn't bad.

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Photo of Offa
3.58/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a basic lager, but good and tasty.

Golden, it has a small-medium, dense white head that shrinks slowly to leave a little weak lace.

The aroma is light, with grain, apple, pear, and a hint of hay.

The taste is fairly sweet and malty with pear and grain as well as hints of apple and hay. This is offset with a light hoppy bitterness with faint light grass and apple peel. It has a faint, interesting, musty quality, as well. It's also clean and easy to drink.

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Photo of tclapper
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of gfreed
1.76/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Split a bottle of this with a friend over a meal of spicy Indian food. Undistinguished pale yellow with a thin bubbly head and all kinds of carbonation. The latter is probably the best thing about this beer, as the fizz helps cut the spice in the food, just like seltzer water does. In fact, the body is akin to seltzer water, and the taste isn't far from that, either. I detected a bit of lemon and hay, plus some green vegetables in both the taste and the aroma. Not much else of interest in this one. I imagine this is best taken with food, as it doesn't have much flavor on its own and is suitable for rinsing before taking the next bite.

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Photo of KeefD
2.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pale Yellow, with huge carbonation bubbles coming up keeping a firm cap on top of the beer that didn't last long. Aroma is very interesting. It's not quite skunked, but has some very herbal, earthy, and grassy aromas. There's also a certain toastiness to the nose. Flavor matches up with the nose. Some sweet honey like malts, cooked veggieness, with a dose of herbal earthy hoppiness. Not tasting much in the way of adjuncts such as corn. This is light to medium bodied, utterly drying and crisp. Fairly drinkable, but these particular flavors aren't really my thing.

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Photo of tigg924
3.53/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 1 inch head, clear, straw yellow, medium carbonation.

Smell: grass and earth

Taste: grass and earth with a metallic taste as well

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium high carbonation, slightly bitter

Drinkability: This beer is good for what it is..an adjunct lager. It is drinkable and I could have a couple in a sitting. Not a bad beer for the style, nothing to go out of the way for either.

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Flying Horse Royal Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
Beer rating: 70 out of 100 with 190 ratings