Kingfisher Premium Lager | United Breweries - UB Group

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899 Ratings
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Kingfisher Premium LagerKingfisher Premium Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
United Breweries - UB Group
India

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-06-1998

BEER STATS
Ratings:
899
Reviews:
361
Avg:
2.78
pDev:
22.66%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
152
For Trade:
0
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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Kingfisher's Premier (Same as Premium?) Lager Beer pours a very light golden body with moderate, even carbonation and a fizzy snow-white head.

The nose struck me as slightly skunky and corn-dominated at first, but after a few deep breaths I began to appreciate some roasted characteristics and even a slightly fruity aroma.

The taste of this beer is sweet, sweet, sweet. The side of the can lists water, malted barley, sugar and rice/maize/corn syrup as its first four ingredients. This should give some indication of just how sweet this brew is. To me, it tastes like corn syrup with a bit of malted barley mixed in for good measure. Hoppy bitterness is only appreciable after a dozen or so small sips. The beer is far too thin on the palate; and sweet, far too sweet: sort of gross, really.

Considering my overall aversion to the sweetness, I was surprised to find a couple of sips somewhat enjoyable. Perhaps it was the freshness of the can: I drank it on 12 November and the can was "manufactured" on 07 November. Or maybe the seasoned puffed rice that I snacked on as I sipped cut some of the sweetness.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a golden color and quite nice looking with its nice white head. However the head did not hang around long. The beer also had a little bit of that skunky (Becks) smell, thank goodness it did not taste that way. it did have a bit of a bitter finish though not bad. I will buy again.

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Pours a clear golden yellow color with a very small head. There is a slight scent of grains and hops, but nothing all that strong. The taste is pretty average for an imported lager. There is a decent taste of grains and citrus mixed with some slight hops. Smooth and mellow that delivers an overall light and refreshing taste. A lot better tasting then you would expect from an Indian beer.

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Kingfisher Premium Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
2.78 out of 5 based on 899 ratings.
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