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:
#45,472
Reviews:
216
Ratings:
477
pDev:
24.43%
Bros Score:
2.18
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 477 |  Reviews: 216
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5/5  rDev +90.8%

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5/5  rDev +90.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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 Dmcdonald33013
4.35/5  rDev +66%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I do not understand all the negative feedback on this beer. I do not rate beer by comparing it to the best avaialble, rather rate it by it it's character, typicity, value and drinkability. As far as lagers go this is better than much of the macro swill out there. I can think of 30 macros I would gladly pass up to have a Taj.

Next time your in a Indian restaurant faced with a choice between a miller shite and a Taj, do your self a huge favor. Drink a Taj.

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Photo of Kulrak
4.3/5  rDev +64.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright golden color with a decent amount of creamy white head that clings to the glass and laces. Smells earthy and floral, with some citrus there. The taste is fairly clean and sweet, with some citrus and melon flavors. Clean finish. Very tasty. Mouthfeel is light and creamy. Overall, it's a drinkable and tasty beer. I'll be looking for it again.

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Photo of ceaser
4.28/5  rDev +63.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This goes under weird tasting beer. It makes me want to eat a big Indian curry feast but without the Indian cuisine it's pretty shabby. Pick up a bottle next time you goto the Indian restauraunt for some good food because it's almost like it's meant to taste good with food only.

later added!!!!: i was doin some shrooms okay :\ and i preluded the onset with this beer. i am a big lover or the indian food. this shit tastes just like naan bread if it were a liquid (if you can grasp my meaning there). i like it and it is fricking weird but i have to give it a higher ranking for what it is: a strange ass brew! IF U WANT NAAN BREAD IN A BOTTLE THEN HERE'S YOUR TICKET MATE!!! :d

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4.25/5  rDev +62.2%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.2/5  rDev +60.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Taj Mahal has a thick, white head and a clear, bubbly, straw appearance, with some lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, bready, barley malt, and the taste is the same, with a predominate paperyness and some subdued hop bitterness to round it out. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Taj Mahal finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing. Yes, this is really nice, and I score it as such.

RJT

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4/5  rDev +52.7%

Photo of YumaLaowai
4/5  rDev +52.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought it was a great 8/10 pre salt and/or lime.... With a 8.7-9.0
Very good.... Smooth with a good malt flavor that gave it a well needed kick...!

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4/5  rDev +52.7%

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4/5  rDev +52.7%

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4/5  rDev +52.7%

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4/5  rDev +52.7%

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4/5  rDev +52.7%

Photo of ordybill
3.8/5  rDev +45%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This Indian Lager is a very good American styled lager beer. I bought it from a "Whole Foods" store in Marietta, GA and it traveled well from the brewery. No hint of skunkiness, a good crisp taste. A non-overpowering aroma and a pretty full body for a lager. I would definitely drink this again. I would compare it with the other well known Indian brew "Kingfisher", Interesting label to boot, not shiny and eclectic like many micro-brews but an old school label that did get me to notice it in the cooler.

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3.8/5  rDev +45%

Photo of lackenhauser
3.77/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good, bright golden color with a huge foamy white head. Good, grassy and somewhat floral aroma for what is considered a US macro. Clean, somewhat malty flavor with a trace of bitterness. Soft malt flavor. Average body for a macro type beer-pretty standard. Quite enjoyable when taken in context. Goes great with an Indian meal. A bit "beefier" overall then the other usual offering of Kingfisher. I must have had a very fresh bottle compared to some of the other reviews here. The hop level was quite pronounced. Outside of having it in a restaurant I doubt I would buy this but I find it quite good.

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Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +43.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +43.1%

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

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

Photo of BadBadger
3.63/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving a 500ml bottle. This pleasant lager is best enjoyed nicely chilled. The smell is a pleasant mixture of hops and malt, as is the refreshing taste. The beer pours a very light golden color. There is a nice head formation. This is an enjoyable import from India.

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3.55/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Taj Mahal Premium Lager from United Breweries - UB Group
Beer rating: 2.62 out of 5 with 477 ratings