I was looking forward to, in Lonavala, chancing upon beers that aren’t available in Mumbai anymore, and I’ll be thrilled the day someone tells me McDowell’s Ice beer is still made and sold somewhere in India, but till then I’ll appease my soul with strong lagers like this one. Knock Out is known for being strong, the name itself leaving no room for doubt as to what this drink’s sole intention is. The good news is that the beer doesn’t have the alcohol bite (that makes you twist your mouth in disgust) that almost every strong lager in this country carries without shame. Knock Out beer, with its fruity taste, is very drinkable. One Knock Out beer will help wash down spicy Indian or Indo-Chinese food and two Knock Out beers will ensure that the strong lager lives up to its name.