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Flying Horse Royal LagerFlying Horse Royal Lager
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:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-10-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
170
Avg:
2.99
pDev:
25.75%
 
 
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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 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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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 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 Dukeofearl
2/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's one of the first hot days of Spring (in the 90s today) and so I thought this would be a good way to bring in the warmth- a nice light lager to cool me down and make my day.

I would be remiss if I didn''t say that I am really disappointed. Not a lot to say for this style to start with, but this is not a good one.

Looks like a standard American megabrew adjunct lager- maybe a touch darker yellow. Aroma is almost non existent, and the flavor is sour nasty hops with unpleasant grains. Not much to add to that.

650 ml bottle- this was a drain pour for about 450 ml. Not recommended.

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Photo of Lemke10
2/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This pours what is worthy of calling a “piss yellow” color with a carbonated head that disappears quickly. Pour this in a glass and hand it to someone, they might think its tainted water. The aroma is cheap, full of cheap grains with that classic adjunct scent. Wow this light taste rivals that “beer” called Miller 64. Really light and taste less other than cheap corn syrup. You really can skip over this one!

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Photo of armock
1.97/5  rDev -34.1%
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 packetknife
1.89/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Somehow I always revisit beers I know I still won't like. Pours golden-yellow with so much carbonation that it looks like bad champagne momentarily. Overly aired head that fades quickly. Nose is OK with hints of grain and grass, some hops. Nothing offensive, nothing attractive, average. Taste is not good at all, really poor IMO. It has some wheat undertones that give way to spice which is not what I'd expect. The hoppiness that I did experience felt like it was coming from a jar, really strange kick to it. The carbonation really hurt any attempt at having it with the food being served as it amplified all the tastes and aromas while simultaneously contaminating them.

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Photo of xav33
1.8/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Flying Horse Royal Lager Beer
Half Liter bottle
Medium pour in a shaker
Recent brewing, consumed 01/07

Poured a clear straw golden with a medium sized white fizzy mostly diminishing head.

Smelt of moderate corn, some cheese.

Taste was upfront malt with a herbs and dough finish, albeit short lived. Palate was light bodied, watery and fizzy.

Overall, I tried this along with authentic Indian food at a local restaurant, Cafe Tandoori, and was a good compliment to the spicy food. By itself though, the flavors seemed a bit off(maybe due to an old bottle), like stale bread and cardboard.

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Photo of gfreed
1.76/5  rDev -41.1%
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 lacqueredmouse
1.43/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Tried in what I thought was a suitable environment, an Indian restaurant in Chelsea.

Pours a pale yellow watery colour, with a fizzy and insipid initial head of bubbling sputum for a head, which merely disappears as soon as its blown its load. It leaves the beer looking like pale yellow, flat water. If it were body-temperature I would consider it indistinguishable from piss.

Nose is redolent with chlorinated water, with a faint honey grain adjunct sweetness behind it. These characters individually would be unpleasant, but together, they make a clanging synergy that makes them worse than the sum of their parts. Just terrible.

Taste is quite similar. Some light phenols on the front palate, before some more (perhaps evaporated) chlorine characters. Back is weak and insipid, and disappears like drinking water. Feel at least can be said to be clean, but that's being charitable.

No, this is a blatantly appalling lager. Devoid of all but the most unpleasant characters. Everything is just wrong with this beer, and despite the fact it cost $9 for the bottle (!), I chose not to finish it.

Not even the suitable environment could save it.

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