Started as 5 breweries that united in 1915, and now comprises 14 breweries.
The best known of their products is probably Kingfisher Lager, which won a Gold
Medal at the 1997 World Beer Championships.
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Horse Royal Lager
|Lively pour, plenty of carbonation and a
delicate foam which is adequate but doesnít last too long. The color is
pale golden and slightly hazy. Thereís a good presence in the aroma for
this style, mostly sweet with some fruitiness as well as a floral hop and
a brief hint of herbs. The palate works very well with a nice tingly sharp
carbonation providing for a very refreshing and spritzy mouthfeel. Itís
light to medium bodied. A malty sweetness defines the initial flavor, with
a light berry-like fruitiness as well as a subdued citrus. Thereís a
good crisp bitter finish and a little dryness. The aftertaste is not too
long but adequate. It does leave a little sourness in the back and
finishes a little sticky, but the hops are just bold enough.
Deserves a recommendation, reminding me very much of a German pilsner, and
especially suited to Indian curries or sweeter chutney's.
|Ratings: Appearance: 3/5
Aroma: 7/10 Palate: 4/5 Taste: 7/10 Overall: 13/20 Score: 3.4
Last Updated: 07/24/2001