Thursday, February 21, 2013

Royal Challenge Premium Lager

This is a 5.0% ABV export lager made by Skol Breweries in India. It is imported by Jom Wine & Spirits. The bottle talks the beer up: "Extra Time - Extra Smooth," "Taste the Difference Extra Time Makes," and "Brewed Longer - Brewed Better."  We'll see about that.

The beer pours a dark yellow golden, well-carbonated. There is an inch of pure white head that dissipates at a moderate pace. The aroma is semi-sweet, grain, corn, a slight tang and a light touch of bubble gum. The taste is smooth, a touch of creaminess, grain, corn and light straw. There is a light tang of galvanized metal on the finish. Not great, but  a pretty good export lager, and nicely drinkable. It would  make a great accompaniment to a spicy Indian dish and I would drink this again.

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