Taj Mahal Premium Lager | 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): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,460
Reviews:
216
Ratings:
477
pDev:
24.43%
Bros Score:
2.18
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
51
Trade:
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Photo of Scott_McCool
3.25/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.43/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puboflyons
2.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

From the 650 ml. bottle with an 11/17 bottling date. Sampled on January 27, 2018.

It pours a clear and bright yellow color with a fizzy white head that lingers and laces a little. Good clarity.

The aroma brings out a malt sensation and a white bread character. But the main thing I get after that is grassy hops and a kind of cardboard sensation. Maybe rice.

Thin/light body but definitely creamy.

The taste is bready and sweet for the most part. A mildly dry finish that does not linger. Sweetness defines the taste from start to finish actually. I expect the beer drinking citizens of India would like this because it is somewhat refreshing and easy to drink (or get drunk on).

Will I have it a second time? No! And that is not only because it is difficult for me to find. It didn't blow me away.

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Photo of t2grogan
2.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PlinyMeNow
2.74/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A clean, crisp AAL. Not too grainy, not metallic, well done for what it is. Clear yellow, light, faint malty sweetness, slight grassy hop bitterness, no aftertaste.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
2.53/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +90.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Zazzi82
2.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tucquan
2.72/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Had this on 2017-09-26 in Warrenville, IL at Masala Indian restaurant.

A - Clear straw gold with a short white head and light lace

S - Very mild biscuit and not much else

T - Bread, honey, light lemon and grassy spice. More flavor than I expected from the aroma. Very sweet No perceptible bitterness.

M - Light body and medium carbonation.

O - Appropriate for my South Indian birthday dinner but I wouldn't seek it out otherwise.

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2.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Josephclark
4.65/5  rDev +77.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I assume every low review here tried a stale bottle or something.

Crisp brown lager with a tongue taste of sweet iced tea, alkaline not very acidic, has many tea like floral notes in after taste, very malty brew much malt flavor, some hoppy bitterness

Not sure how to recommend a fresh source seem that is a problem for many here that have reviewed

I'd recommend an outlet beer / wine beer store with large turnover and selections

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.01/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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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

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Beer rating: 2.62 out of 5 with 477 ratings
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