Kingfisher Ultra | United Breweries - UB Group

Kingfisher UltraKingfisher Ultra
BA SCORE
2.83/5
26 Ratings
Kingfisher UltraKingfisher Ultra
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
United Breweries - UB Group
India

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerSingh on 07-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,542
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
26
pDev:
28.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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2.46/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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3.44/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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1.98/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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2.48/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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1.89/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On a recent trip to India pretty much the only beers available were one of the Kingfisher variants or sometimes Heineken or Carlsberg and a few times Hoegaarden. After a while when only Kingfisher was available I would switch to something other than beer. I would say Kingfisher and all it's variants are worse than the American domestics. In fact Budweiser was being presented as premium so what does that tell you?

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3.5/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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1.92/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

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1.5/5  rDev -47%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Obviously did not like this beer - maybe too many flavors of Kingfisher in a row.

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4/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice Beer one of my favourites

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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +42.8%

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4/5  rDev +41.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +41.3%

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3/5  rDev +6%

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2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +59%

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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -38.2%

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3/5  rDev +6%

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3/5  rDev +6%

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2.85/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This textured can of Kingfisher Ultra Lager Beer, "The King of Good Times," pours a predictably light-golden body. Carbonation is less than I expect from the brand. The head disappears almost immediately.

The nose is light, to say the least. Faint notes of untoasted grain and even fainter notes of metal.

The taste is smoother, lighter, and less sweet than Kingfisher Premium. Is it the filtering process that does this? The taste follows the nose. The beer's smooth, light aftertaste is refreshing at times. It isn't overly sweet as is regular Kingfisher. If I squint my tastebuds, I detect some very faint flavors of fruits and herbs. Still, the taste and mouthfeel of Kingfisher Ultra are right at the cusp of wateriness. Is it crisp and clean or thin and tasteless? I'm not sure.

If it didn't cost nearly twice as much as regular Kingfisher, I'd make Kingfisher Ultra my go-to lager in India. But as it stands, I'm not sure the slight improvement in palatability is worth the 25-rupee difference.

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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

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2.34/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had at the ITC Marathra in Mumbai 8/4
From notes

A: This beer pours a somewhat hazy deep yellow with a two finger of pillowy white head. Head reccedes at a moderate pace. Minor spots of lacing.

S: Nose is of adjuncts and corn.

T: Taste is all adjuncts, corn, grain, with a minor touch of grassiness in the finish. Some hints of rice notes.

M: Light body, high carbonation, crisp clean body.

D: Goes down ok, not much of a kick, not much flavor, this is better than the Kingfisher premium, but that isn't saying much.

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Kingfisher Ultra from United Breweries - UB Group
Beer rating: 2.83 out of 5 with 26 ratings
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