Taj Mahal Premium Lager
United Breweries - UB Group

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From:
United Breweries - UB Group
 
India
Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #207
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
63
Ranked #30,593
Avg:
2.67 | pDev: 23.97%
Reviews:
241
Ratings:
320
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sunday at 09:02 PM
Added:
Mar 08, 2002
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  67
SCORE
63
Poor
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Notes: Taj Mahal is the beer for the serious connoisseur. The label on the bottle depicts the heavenly beauty of its namesake. As is appropriate, Taj Mahal is brewed from only the finest water, grain, hops and yeast. It is a delicious and refreshing drink to the utmost! A cool, tall, six hundred and fifty milliliter bottle of Taj Mahal is the best way to refresh after a long day of work… or with a particularly spicy meal. Taj Mahal is as monumental among the beers of the world as its namesake is to the country of India.
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Rated by erickc from Washington

3.36/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Had out of 22 oz bottle at India House Portland, OR
Sunday at 09:02 PM
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

2.65/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Gold in color with a fingernail of dishwater white around the rim and covering a third of the top. The aroma is sulfur and light grains. I’m tasting light grains. The mouth is very light and easygoing.
Sep 18, 2022
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Rated by Ianfmorgan

3.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Very light in most senses of the word. No offensive tastes or smells. A slight chlorine-y hopps.
Jun 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 10, 2022
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

3.07/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
650 ml bottle poured into a tumbler style pint glass.
Bottled 8/21

L: Gold, clear and effervescent, one inch stark white head fades to a ring in a minute and a half.
S: Skunk giving way to light floral hops and caramel malt.
T: Malty and medium sweet, caramel malt, very little hop, hint of skunk at times.
F: Highly carbonated, has a crisp bite, light body, bite may be a little harsh at times.
O: Better than expected (especially for its age), decent enough to quench your thirst on a hot day. Not bad for an aged Adjunct Lager.
May 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

May 30, 2022
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

3.63/5  rDev +36%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
As usual, the International macros putting out way better quality beer than any of the big US names. Malty but not overly sweet. Clean and refreshing. Perfect pairing with Tikka.
May 20, 2022
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

2.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
A 22 ounce bottle(s) shared with friends.
Pale yellow color. Big white head that disappears quickly.
Sweet, grassy aroma.
Taste of corn and grass.
Drinks like water, but went well with our Indian dishes.
Apr 22, 2022
 
Rated: 2.28 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Mar 05, 2022
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Reviewed by NiceTaps from New Jersey

2.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
22 ounce bottle at an Indian restaurant. Poured into an accompanying pint glass.

Clear see-through yellow golden color with a fluffy snow white cap that drops instantly. The lacing falls from the glass and disappears.

It smells like simple syrup soaked grass from an opened basement door.

Rice and cereal grains coated with corn syrup. Wet grass flavored, too.

Light and sweet. Tolerable aftertaste.

I was in an Indian restaurant so I did as they do. I won’t do it ( the beer) again.
Mar 01, 2022
 
Rated: 2.75 by Deano_53 from New York

Feb 05, 2022
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Rated by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

2.69/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Typically sweet from the adjuncts. Otherwise passable. Not worthy of the price.
Jan 30, 2022
 
Rated: 2.24 by EdmundBlackadder from Ohio

Nov 13, 2021
 
Rated: 2.83 by Roejogan from Canada (BC)

Nov 12, 2021
 
Rated: 2.9 by BlueShepard19 from Kentucky

Oct 31, 2021
 
Rated: 2.97 by QuintusHorace from California

Oct 26, 2021
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

2.06/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2
DATE: September 26, 2021... OCCASION: a great weekend culminates with a beer I last had in 1999... GLASSWARE: Penn State pilsner... pours the picture-perfect image of an adjunct lager: shiny golden, lively with small bubbles, with a thick, fluffy head akin to a mountain top.... the metallic ping of the macro lager is apparent and sharp, with crackling toasted oats, hay, and some light flowers... otherwise, rather passive in its presence.... refreshing, lithesome in its weight, swift in its movement with a light lagerish finish in the throat... soft and sweet--water in essence--with a subtle hint of garden hose, this doesn't move the needle much... I can cross this off the list of the unreviewed, but in the midst of Oktoberfest time, this presents a sad departure from taste, craft and quality...
Sep 27, 2021
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

2.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
Look: Clear gold. One finger of fizzy white head with low retention.

Smell: Unusual sweetness with moldy cardboard.

Taste: Bready malt, sweet corn.

Mouthfeel: Average, with mild carbonation.

Overall: Bland.
Sep 18, 2021
 
Rated: 2.91 by Pacioli1445 from South Dakota

Jun 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.6 by balizz

Jun 09, 2021
 
Rated: 2.56 by SlightlyGrey from Minnesota

May 30, 2021
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Reviewed by BPVandenbroek from Canada (AB)

2.86/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Taj Mahal is a crystal clear, pale amber colored lager. Thin streams of CO2 support pe

Taj Mahal's aroma starts off sweet, a combination of refined sugar and ripe, sweet corn. Up front sweetness is supported by soda cracker and lightly toasted cereal grains. Aromas of corn adjunct sweetness persist throughout the aroma. The finish is crisp and clean.

On the tongue, Taj Mahal is light bodied and fairly smooth and crisp. Taj Mahal tastes like pale malts and toasted cereal grains with hints of adjunct sweetness which contrast the cereal grains without actually adding anything to the proceedings. Center is slightly rounded and refreshing with the finish being dry and lasting.

Taj Mahal's chief flaw is that is simply tastes like every other mainstream adjunct lager on the market. It's kind of forgettable in that way, sadly.
May 16, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Apr 23, 2021
 
Rated: 3.26 by Boone757 from Virginia

Feb 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.44/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a good level of retention fading over time to leave a tiny bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a grainy smell mixed with some aromas of cracker malt and a touch of grass.
Taste – The taste begins with a cracker malt taste with a touch of caramel and some light grainy flavors. These flavors constitute the base flavor of the brew and last throughout. Toward the end of the taste a little bit of grass and some hay come to the tongue, leaving one with a rather crisp lager taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is light and crisp with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the style the feel is good and makes for an easy drinker.
Overall – An alright lager overall. Crisp, clean, and decently flavorful.
Sep 05, 2020
 
Rated: 2.29 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Aug 30, 2020
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Reviewed by Jaasoares from Virginia

1.84/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75
Pours a straw color with a white head. Medium carbonation. Malty hops aroma which seemed reasonable. The taste was very light and I didn’t think it was flavorful....I’ll pass on this one unless it’s the only option on the menu.
Jun 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.13 by beerrat from Virginia

Jun 06, 2020
 
Rated: 2.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

May 10, 2020
 
Rated: 2 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 02, 2020
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Reviewed by badgerbeer1 from Wisconsin

3.37/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Solid beer. Very underrated as most Indian beers are. If you are looking for a classic beer to have with spicy food or sitting around the grill, this is a good choice. I can only find it in 22 ounce bottles here in the states but it is always one to pick up when I see it.
Mar 24, 2020
 
Rated: 2.5 by craigbelly from Iowa

Feb 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.25 by elamb106 from New York

Feb 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.43 by markallmon from Tennessee

Jan 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.71 by SeymourDunn from Wisconsin

Nov 27, 2019
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.36/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
(330 ml brown bottle, MFD 01/19, batch no 682; purchased cold single at Shangy's... poured into a fat tulip)

L: polished-clear, pale gold liquid; crackly white foam sponge... keeps and tight. bubbly collar and, surprisingly, leaves some webby lace

S: stale apple-cinnamon, pils malt and toasty adjunct... lightly-toasted corn syrup

T: mild flavors, more corny than malty... sort of a mellow malt liquor on par with say a Colt 45, but a couple notches less buttery depth... weak peppery spice, weak toasty corn syrup

F: bit of prickle up front; expansive carb burst upon first sip; whisper-quiet, almost over-attenuated, bone-dry finish (its dominant pro)

O: maybe an appreciated reminder of the home country for some, hardly flawed, but this is an otherwise pointless import (1616)
Nov 18, 2019
 
Rated: 2.2 by kjkinsey from Texas

Sep 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.65 by Jackjaffar from Massachusetts

Aug 18, 2019
 
Rated: 2.99 by SpaethJam from New York

Aug 15, 2019
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

2.41/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
A little tough to drink - bottled in February, lots of residual skunkiness that made it fairly unpalatable. Clear golden color with scant head and no lingering lacing. Smells skunky, a little malt and grain and sweet corn in the background. Tastes similarly. Too sweet and artificial tasting for me. Thin mouthfeel and decent carbonation. Maybe a fresher bottle at a restaurant would have been better?
Jul 24, 2019
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