Deep amber pour. Juicy head.
Fruity naselness. Like a Greek side dish.
Hoppy, nice hoppy, with floral sides. Very very pleasant. A bit of bitterness and some more fruits. Like grapefruit.
I like it. Quite a lot in fact.
A beer blog has to include “standard” lagers as well, in my opinion. Every now and again I really like a lager. But I do not like really standard ones, like Carling and god forgive Fosters.
Anyway, Cobra is a decent enough beer. That and kingfisher a staple selection in the Indian restaurants.
Not too sweet or bland. Not too gassy, and with a touch of bitterness to the end.
Nicely rounded and I enjoy it.
Dark and menacing. Even the label looks a dark contrasting image.
Pours dark red. Almost black.
Old English fruit and caramel on the nose. Slight malts. Not the normal but tees I get from dark beers.
Some hops and more bitterness. Toffee like. Almost cinder toffee. Decent.
A friend passed me this nice looking wooden box asking me to give these beers a review. A friend of a friend if you wish.
The box itself was rather like a wine box with nicely burned in logos etc. I’m loving the bottle design, it’s got that olde England feel.
On pouring, quite carbonated. I’m guessing this is going to be closer to a lager seeing as that’s what we love drinking with a curry.
I’m feeling right about that last statement with the smell. There’s no massive hoppiness or caramel tints coming.
It’s really light and easy going. I’ve caught some citrusy undertones but there isn’t a huge complexity in tastes. It could be down to the curry being the flavours and the beer cleansing the palate, which it does very well.
I could seriously drink this as a session beer. It’s got the citrus and coriander mix that I absolutely love (although that could still be the curry)
I’ll have another after this one and see how it goes. But I have a feeling it’s gonna be a fine drink and I’m going to be sad that they’ve both gone. I’ll have to see what else they do.