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Flying Horse Royal Lager | United Breweries - UB Group

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2.99/5
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177 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
United Breweries - UB Group
India

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,098
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
177
pDev:
18.73%
Bros Score:
3.33
 
 
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Ratings: 177 |  Reviews: 88
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

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2/5  rDev -33.1%

Photo of Overlord
2.03/5  rDev -32.1%
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 avwrite
2.16/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A - Pale and fizzy. Very golden color.

S - No real smell. Bland and lacking anything.

T - Light. Very mild in taste.

M - Loses any great sensation very quickly, and quickly becomes a standard lager.

O - A bit better than any big manufactured lager I've had, but overall, average.

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Photo of DijonKetchup
2.2/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pour in a tulip glass from 22 oz bottle.

Appearance: Extremely light coloured with a 1" head which dissipated quite quickly.

Aroma: slight aroma hops that also seemed to magically disappear.

Taste: extremely light beer (ABV 4.6%), well carbonated, more malt than hops overall. A late bitterness on the back of the tongue. Somewhat lingering metallic flavours which are quite annoying. Blah.

Mouthfeel: very watery, seems typical for the Asian lagers.

Drinkability: due to the lingering bitterness and beery aftertaste which both stayed for a good half-hour, it can be ruled out as a session beer.

Comments: too bad I didn't have any spicy, curry-ladened foods to go along with this beer, as the annoying bitter aftertaste wouldn't dissipate on it's own. This was a gift, and I am glad that I didn't pay money for this beer.

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2.25/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of Giggy
2.26/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of secondtooth
2.27/5  rDev -24.1%
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 budgood1
2.3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours out a slightly hazy pale straw yellow colour with a faomy white head which reduces quickly to a light lacing on the glass. light grainy aroma, hints of grass and hay. rather non-descript. the taste is rather non-descript, too. a generic lager sweetness and no really discernible hop bitterness makes this "royal" beer pretty plain. very bland...i just had the taj mahal before this flying horse offering and this comes off as a characterless clone devoid of any soul. the body is a bit sturdier and the mouthfeel does come across a tad slicker but that doesn't make up for the lack of overall character. drinkability is ok. you don't have to think when you drink this, especially if you're pairing this with Indian cuisine.

boring and not recommended.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.37/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Standard fizzy yellow beer appearance. Corn vegetable aroma, mild grain. Its clearly in mild aal territory here.

Taste was super bland, make it as clean as possible. Why import this from half way around the world when there are several domestic examples of pretty much the same thing. Not all barley, mild, weak no hop or yeast flavors, lots of water. That's what you get with this, and a pricey tag to boot.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.43/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Faint yellow, has the fizzy yellow beer cliche down pat. Aroma was corn. Made me think of the old scoring system's "not impressed" when I gave it a 2.

Almost no taste to this thing, a good palate cleanser. Very light, crisp mouthfeel. Really lots of water in this beer. A little bit of corn sweetness.

I don't see any reason to pay the relative expensive price for yellow beer that doesn't even have a funny/stupid ad campaign. I mean, what exactly does this stuff cost more than Sierra Nevada for anyways? Might fool some chicks into thinking you drink exotic palatable beer, but I can't recommend that greasy lifestyle based on a lie.

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2.43/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BeerResearcher
2.43/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

With a little note tied to the bottle and a brewed on date, I sort of anticipated something special, but alas a Flying Horse relieves itself the same as a field horse. Straw/Gold in color with a thin to medium corn malt body. A cornhusk and cardboard-like aroma leaves something to be desired...hops. The white head disappeared before I could fully examine it. The hops appear to be an afterthought. That said, this mildly sweet and dry beer is still quite drinkable

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Photo of stevoj
2.44/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bomber at Bombay Grill. As expected for an Asian lager, very pale, unsubstantial head. Flavor was OK, but not remarkable. A tad watery, made for accompanying Indian food. Overall, tended to be bland.

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Photo of beerguy101
2.48/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light gold color, small white foamy head. Aroma is grainy and sweet. A malt liquor/lager. Light malt taste, with a very definite alcohol tang. Good malt/hop balance. Mouthfeel is crisp. Finish is also crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Better than Kingfisher, I think..

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Photo of RoyalT
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance – This came out a light yellow in color with an orangish tinge and a quick white head.

Smell – The grain is light and husky but not overly offensive.

Taste – The grain mellows at the taste and isn’t all that bad as far as American Macros are concerned. There’s a faint corny sweetness as well that, again, isn’t really that good but isn’t really that bad.

Mouthfeel – This is light-bodied with a nice crispness at the very end.

Drinkability – This was drinkable. Barely so, but drinkable.

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2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Flying Horse Royal Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
Beer rating: 2.99 out of 5 with 177 ratings
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