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2013 List: 10 Refreshing Beers To Drink This Summer

Kick the heat’s ass by drinking these tasty beers!

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Schneider Weisse (Tap 7)

Doolally’s German Wheat Beer

Saison Dupont


Geist Whistling Wheat

Christoffel Bier

Erdinger Weissbier

Fruh Kolsch

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier



Beer Review: Estrella Galicia

estrella galiciaA drink you shouldn’t spend your money on, Estrella Galicia is slightly more drinkable that the regular Estrella, but that doesn’t mean much. Galicia is one of the many adjunct lagers that are being imported to India – ordinary mass-produced beers that taste no different from the crap that’s made here. To say something nice about the soapy head… well, it leaves a decent lacing.


Beer Review: Estrella Damm


Beer Review: Früh Kölsch

fruh kolschA pour from 500 ml of this sophisticated-looking bottle into my Schneider Weisse glass presents a this pale amber liquid whose head goes from big to tiny quickly. Lots and lots of bubbles. The nose gives no warning of the pleasant sourness the taste gives. Graininess that rests on the tongue for enough time to keep you from chugging the drink; Früh Kölsch is a very clean ale, and the first beer I’m enjoying this year. It’s also the first kölsch I’m having, so I have no comparisons to make, but if I didn’t know this was an ale I’d think it was a very fine lager. I’m keeping myself from taking gulping this light bodied beer because it’s so enjoyable and I’d drink this every now and then if it weren’t so costly. What I’d like with Früh Kölsch is a seafood platter.

RATING: 3.5/5

Beer Review: Geist Whistling Wheat

Beer Review: Christoffel Bier

Sula Vineyards, Nasik


Beer Review: Sol Cerveza

solsolbeerThis Mexican beer looks unambitious and though that’s not necessarily a bad thing, the drink itself isn’t worth much. The pint looks just like Corona‘s and even the print on the back of the bottle is very similar. “The beer they drink in Mexico since 1899”, Sol is extremely watery and not even good enough to wash food down with. Corn and some graininess are all there is to the taste and I doubt even a lemon wedge would do anything to enhance the flavour. I wouldn’t recommend Corona to anyone either but that is better than this.

RATING: 1.5/5

Beer Review: Corona Extra

Beer Review: Corona Light

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Beer Review: Estrella Damm

estrella damm beerSome crackhead drank half of this pint of Estrella Damm when I was unconscious, and I would have cracked his head open if this beer from Barcelona had been worth drinking. These adjunct lagers should come with a warning on the label to let me know what kind of filth to expect. It’s a bad beer, to put it simply. The smell by itself makes me not want to drink it, and the taste is of corn and malt and the drink is bitter in an unpleasant way. This is like Miller High Life, if you want a comparison. I hope Spain has something better to offer, because Estrella Damm is a beer I’ll never drink again.

RATING: 1.5/5

Slideshow: 10 Beers India Should Be Guzzling

Mumbai International Beer Festival

Visit: Sula Vineyards, Nasik


Beer Review: Kaiserdom Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb

By Prayag Arora-Desai

Last month I reviewed a can of Kaiserdom Pilsener and wasn’t significantly impressed with the pale German lager. In retrospect, maybe I was too lenient in my review. I say this judging from the two more Kaiserdoms I’ve drunk this week, one of which was the Hefe Weissbier Naturtrüb, which was a hell of a lot better than the Pilsener, which I now reckon is probably Kaiserdom Privatbrauerei’s worst beer in production, and which I will also never drink again.

To look at, the Hefe Weissbier might be mistaken for a glass of watered down orange juice; cloudy, opaque, pale and yellow – smelling equally citrusy (definitely a good amount of lemon) and combined with an overwhelming whiff of bananas. It’s thinner than it looks and goes down well, making it an easy drink at 4.7% abv.

Still. This isn’t the best hefeweizen out there. The yeasty flavor is lacking, and the sheer fruitiness of it buries all other palatable subtleties. But it is what it looks, smells like, keeping your tastebuds in perfect agreement with your nose. I’m aware that most seasoned beerheads would tend to dislike this beer for its obnoxious one-dimensionality in aroma, appearance and taste. I find the straightforward, unassuming nature of this brew quite likeable, however, and would recommend you drink this at least once.

Rating: 3/5

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Beer Review: Kaiserdom Pilsener

By Prayag Arora-Desai

Even with my limited experience in German beer, I wouldn’t call the Kaiserdom Pilsener a supreme lager; definitely not by German standards. On its own, however, it’s an interesting enough drink. Consume it ice cold, and you’ll taste a sharp, characterless bitterness which gives way to a well rounded, sweet, malty flavor with a light hoppy tang at the end. The golden body is paler than you’d expect from a lager and tops itself with a creamy head that would sit very well atop a much darker beer, subsiding quickly and leaving behind a patchy lacing on the glass. This pilsener doesn’t offer much to the nose; smells like grain with a fine balance of malty sweetness and notes of hops. Mildly gassy, it finishes on a bittersweet, malty note. I’d like to buy a couple more of these cans to knock back on a warm summer day along with a plateful of cold-cuts. Don’t expect the same stuff from Kaiserdom Pilsener as say, Erdinger Weissbier, but at 176 Rs. for 500 ml, it’s worth a try if you’re looking to discover something new in the way of an affordable brew. You might not be terribly impressed with this, but you wouldn’t feel ripped off either.

Rating: 3/5

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