Kingfisher Strong | United Breweries - UB Group

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
United Breweries - UB Group
India

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
18
Avg:
2.28
pDev:
40.35%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
16
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3.64/5  rDev +59.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.04/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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2.81/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.72/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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1.35/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.23/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Overall tastes like horsepiss, would recommend to skip, there are better high alcohol beverages out there.

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4.5/5  rDev +97.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Best beer you can ever drink in India.
U can drink 2 full beers (650ml).

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2.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

2015-04-04
22oz bottle served in a Georgetown sampler. MFG 10 FEB 15, batch number 27-2-E. My dear friend generously carried this back from India with him.

Pours clear golden-yellow with a medium head that fades quickly and lots of carbonation. Smell oversweet, malty and grains, some vegetative matter.

Taste is sweet, straw and honey, skunk and tang, a little lemon.

Mouthfeel is slick. Thick. Overall, it's not that good.

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3.2/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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2.79/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Traveling in Hong Kong and back in my room at chungking mansions. Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of corn, some malts. Taste is alcohol, corn, alcohol, some malts. I would classify this beer a an American Malt Liquor. Feels light in the mouth and unless you are looking to get slammed faced cheap, give this beer a miss.

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2.36/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Kingfisher Strong (this bottle says "Extra Strong," but I'm sure it's the same) pours an amber body that separates it from most of the straw-pale lagers that are available on the Indian market. The carbonation is vigorous: an evenly-distributed, massive swarm of bubbles races towards the top to support a head that is dense and more appealing than I expected from a strong adjunct lager. I almost gave it a score of 3.5.

The smell isn't nearly as appealing as the appearance. Sweet grain is there to help make the high ABV more palatable. I'm not sure it'll work.

My first sip is surprisingly more enjoyable than expected. Sweet grains and sugar are up front, but immediately blasted by the taste of ethyl alcohol. Give them credit, they tried their best. In fact, Kingfisher appears to have tried its best to make this beer as sweet as possible: The first four ingredients are Water, malted barley, sugar, and rice/maize/corn syrup. The mouthfeel is a little thin, but a swirl around the tongue manages to produce some nice froth.

If you are looking to get drunk on Kingfisher beer, this one is ideal. Otherwise, unless this is among your only decent choices, why bother?

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