Taj Mahal Premium Lager | United Breweries - UB Group

BA SCORE
64
poor
466 Ratings
THE BROS
53
awful
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Taj Mahal Premium LagerTaj Mahal Premium Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
United Breweries - UB Group
India

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
466
Reviews:
212
Avg:
2.62
pDev:
23.66%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
45
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 466 |  Reviews: 212
Photo of rodlavers
2.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jbehlar
3.2/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.13/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Photo of LeftoverCrizack
3.7/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
1.51/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Raziel313
3/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kkmiller76
3.21/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mig100
2.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerSexLove
3.13/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I only drink this beer when I dine at my fav Indian spots in town (mainly there's little to choose from). I don't think this is a horrible beer; it doesn't scream profundity but I've drank a lot worse in my time and it nicely compliments the intense spicy dishes I indulge in.

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Photo of digitalflood
2.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of craftaholic
2.9/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Crisp and light. Confused by the serious amount of negative reviews. It isn't trying to be something groundbreaking and it pairs fantastically with the complex flavors of Indian cuisine

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Photo of Dum3z
2.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.64/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ekenney
2.08/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.5/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

For the style this is a dead ringer, straight down the middle american lager (brewed in "slowly" according to the bottle - in India.) Pours golden brass, aroma is malty. Flavor is better than a Bud, tastes is as expected crisp, light, relatively dry - not a bad lager if that's your thing.

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Photo of Marvicsin
3/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of oline73
2.25/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TheKingofWichita
1.43/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Pale straw color with fizzy head and little lacing. Smells of cereal grains and tastes the same. Bubbly mouthfeel that feels just like Coors Light. Not the kind of beer to purchase every day or really any day. Don't waste your time or taste buds.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
2.82/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

It's certainly nothing special but it's probably slightly better than your standard macro brew, the problem is it's more expensive and not that much better.

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Photo of logicalparadox
3.23/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

No head retention, light pale straw, but crystal clear.

Not much in the way aromatics, just some prickly carbonation and very fine pale malt notes. A whisper of floral, spicy hops might be there... A bit uneventful but clean and nice

Pretty damn mild. Super subtle biscuit and caramel malt flavors with a mild kiss of hop for balance. Slightly sweet in the front, slightly dry, crisp, lingering finish.

Super refreshing and quaffable. That's the main lure for the style I think.

Pretty underwhelming overall, but certainly not bad or deserving of hate.

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2.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Guppy314
2.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From a bottle, pours a pale straw with a thin white head. Very subtle aroma of grains. Tastes are subtle with both malt and hops detectable. But there are also distracting flavors of corn, grass, and rice. Not even much redeeming carbonation.

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Photo of EMH73
3.23/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I, like several others do not understand how poorly this beer is rated. IMO Taj is superior to the vast majority of macro lagers out there. It pours a clear, bright yellow with a poorly retained half inch head that left almost no lacing. Smells slightly sweet, bread and malt. Taste is crisp and clean, bready and slightly sweet. Well carbonated and light bodied. Certainly not a great beer but very drinkable. I'll take this over a Bud or Miller any day of the week.

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2/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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Taj Mahal Premium Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
2.62 out of 5 based on 466 ratings.
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