What, you expect me to order something other than Kingfisher Lager with Indian food?
Come to think of it, for a Wednesday night, it was pretty busy at the Indian restaurant. The food was really good – it’s a place we order from all the time, and, since we got the youngest hooked on Indian, and since her sibs were away at camp, it’s a good idea, no?
Now, before the review, a word to the wise.
If you’re looking for a snobby beer review site that tells you that all domestic lagers are crap, go elsewhere. We don’t judge here: if you want to drink a domestic lager, drink a domestic lager. Oh, and especially if you’re having something that’s powerful and spicy. Like Indian food.
Let’s get to the review.
Kingfisher Lager Review
Oh, about that “domestic lager” thing? Look at the photo: “Brewed and Bottled by Kingfisher Brewing Co., Saratoga Springs, NY.” So, just like any of the other imports that are actually brewed here, it’s the same idea: original recipe, original process, managed by the original company. Just done here so it’s not an import.
See above about “lager to have with Indian food.” Or, a variation on a great quote: “A bad beer is a choice.” In other words, my expectations were as follows:
This will be a lager. It will not overpower. It will have a clean finish and very little aftertaste. It will complement my Indian food.
Check, check, check/check. Check.
(I had the Lamb Masala.)
Beer Advocate tells us it’s an American Pale Lager, with an ABV of 4.8%.
I paid $5 for a bottle at the restaurant. Expect to pay $7.99 for a sixer at your local store.
Metasip Grade: B+
I’m gonna say this is kinda like the smart bored kid in high school algebra. Sure, he probably knows his stuff, but he’s also probably not a math whiz and didn’t really apply himself. But he’s smart and bored and shows up and scores okay on the test.
Enough about me, this is a good, solid, better-than-average lager. And it works well with Indian food.