Kingfisher Premium Lager | United Breweries - UB Group

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Kingfisher Premium LagerKingfisher Premium Lager

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United Breweries - UB Group

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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1/5  rDev -64%

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1/5  rDev -64%

Photo of dvb
1/5  rDev -64%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured into a pilsner glass from a bomber.

A - Palest fizzy yellow beer I have ever had. I fantasized for a moment that I might be looking at a really nice pilsner. This turned out to be more of a pipe dream.

S - I don't recall any.

T - Not much of anything here. Just barely tastes like a malt beverage. More soapy bitterness than anything else. Truly awful.

M - Thin and astringent. Unpleasant.

D - Not at all drinkable. Not even my wife, who usually will drink the things that I can't deal with, could appreciate this stuff. Roughly 19 of the 22 ounces went down the drain.

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Photo of bvlaminck
1/5  rDev -64%

Photo of JohnParadee
1/5  rDev -64%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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1/5  rDev -64%

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1/5  rDev -64%

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1/5  rDev -64%

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1/5  rDev -64%

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1/5  rDev -64%

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1/5  rDev -64%

Photo of cyrenaica
1.08/5  rDev -61.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

330ml bottle
4.8% ABV
I tried this beer on September 4, 2007 after purchasing it from my local LCBO. This was one of the worst beers I have ever tasted. It poured into the glass smoothly with a small white head. The colour was a translucent gold with TONS of effervescence. The aroma was putrid...too much like budwesier. The mouthfeel was very thin and watery, none of the carbonation as seen in the glass. The taste was very reminiscent of North American pale lagers as well...

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Photo of Rivarol
1.12/5  rDev -59.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Good only for cooking sausages.

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Photo of Tresha
1.16/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

This beer is lucky. While it tastes pretty bad compared to any craft beer, it is the most popular and most available beer in India. The colour is pale golden, and always served very very cold. Almost get a head freeze! Very very carbonated and will keep you gassy and burping (not to mention pissy) for a long time. Goes well with Indian food - most lagers go well with spicy food. Gets warm very soon and tastes terrible when at room temperature (undrinkable actually!)

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Photo of Sammy
1.23/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

After a sip, had to wash out my mouth. Even after toothpaste, terrible taste remained. Not a good ambassador. Looks like watered down beer, dry, bitter, thin with awful carbonation. Maybe grass and hops, thin. Goodbye beer, hello drain. Useful for inducing nausea.

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Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
1.25/5  rDev -55%

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1.25/5  rDev -55%

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1.25/5  rDev -55%

Photo of Dogbrick
1.25/5  rDev -55%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

This is really not a good beer at all. Weak yellow color with virtually no head or effervescence. No aroma. Insipid, uninspired dry grass flavor. I poured most of this one out.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
1.29/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a weizen glass (my only clean glassware at the time), appears straw yellow with a fading collar of white foam, presents a very strong cooked corn aroma combined with a medium skunked aroma...tastes like a helping of overcooked corn and gym socks on a slab of wet moldy cardboard. Light body, but I didn't get too far into it before pouring the rest of it down the drain. If this is what they consider "premium," I shudder to think what the normal version would be like.

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Photo of futurefjp
1.29/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Only reason I would ever drink this crap is because it is the only - blind - option on tap at Bengal Brasserie, Wetherby... I felt sick from the oily old hops... beer does go with curry: ipa perhaps I am told, but this does nothing to support the dishes at all.

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Photo of RDW
1.32/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of n0rc41
1.4/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

ok, well this is my third review of a "beer of the world" 12 pack I got for christmas, I will say one thing F thats its. if you want to read my review after hearing that. here goes...

Appearance= bottle was green kinda skunky, biscuit, metal, just crap in overall.

Smell= Was like a cheaper beer, your keystone, coors, skunky beer smell.

Taste= plain taste, no palate excitment at all. little metal, corn, taste to it.

Mouthfeel= dull, no flavor, just metal corn, no real hoppy flavor taste at all....

Undrinkability= just that, its water, go drink it if you like bud light, coors light, keystone, opinion, F stay AWAY NOT A GOOD BEER. (unless you like those beers then this is for you. everyone likes different beer. to each his own) like I said this just my opinion.

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1.44/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

12 oz green bottle without a freshness date. Pours a very clear, medium yellow color with a fizzy white head that shows a bit of retention, but not much lacing.

Nose is a bit lightstruck at first, but then some Honeycomb cereal comes out along with a bit of acetone. Not all that great.

Taste is not very good, to say the least. Sweetness mixed with a bite that does not seem to be hop oriented, like a green banana peel. The nail polish remover flavor and smell is making this very tough to drink. And come to find out my bottle is not even brewed in India. Quoth an old Pace commercial: "New York - that really chaps my hide". Either way, this is a very poor lager and very a drain pour.

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Photo of jdhilt
1.48/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Brewed by Kingfisher Brewing Co. in Saratoga Springs and they get technical supervision from United Breweries in Bangalore, India. This is too far away to make any difference and this native brew is pale as old Harry, skunky smell, good head but bland taste.

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