OK, if it all goes horribly wrong, I leave my collection of unopened beer to you. This is a beer from India, with the promise of being “injurious to health”. Well, maybe not this beer, but the “consumption of alcohol is injurious to health” and from that I include this beer. I love the image on the can here with the old Indian fella drinking a foaming ale from a knobbly glass. Then this comes in a bashed can with infinite promise. Oh well, here we go…
Looking at the beer, it comes out with a pleasing colour and head, what you would expect from a lager. Smelling it, there are two things that strike you immediately, the sweet alcohol, and the rice flakes, which are one of the ingredients. Both of which would be used to increase the alcohol content to super strength.
Tasting it, there is the initial sickly sweet taste to the super strength lager, but you don’t get the massive alcohol taste, it is masked with sugar that is not fermented out from the rice. Not sure why they included hops as part of this beer, you get none of that coming through, just massive quantities of sweet lager. The body of the beer is quite nice, not too heavy and not too light, it fits with the super strength label, and could have been overpowering, but they have got that right. Once the initial sweetness has dispersed, then you get a lighter after taste with a more fruity flavour, slightly bananary from some of the sugars, but still not as overpowering as other elements to this beer.
Summary. Sweet and strong, with reasonable body and fruity after tastes. Still have my eyesight at the end of this review.