Review by Andy
Lord Karan Bilimoria founded Cobra Beer in 1989 having realised that Britain deserved a better, smoother, less gassy lager.
Using the finest natural ingredients and a traditional Indian blend of barley malt and yeast, with maize, hops, and rice, he created an extra smooth and less gassy beer, quite unlike any other.
Originally planned to be called Panther, the beer was ready to go, but the name wasn’t popular with customers and was changed to Cobra at the eleventh hour.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Molson Coors the brewery of the famous Cobra brand have created a monster, in almost every curry house up and down the country you will find Cobra, sometimes bottled, sometimes on draft and sometimes both.
They have created an unashamedly smooth lager, designed so that it will not bloat out the average Brit as much as your ‘standard’ lager, when stuffing their face with Britain’s favourite dish – curry.
The fact that it is brewed in Burton-On-Trent in Staffordshire is neither here nor there, this is THE beer to drink with your Indian meal.
The result is an ultra smooth, non gassy lager that does exactly what it promises to do – so in that respect is a huge hit.
The facts are this is the perfect accompaniment to your curry, it goes down very smoothly and although I prefer a real ale all day long, some things are made to go together – fish & chips, gin & tonic, Superman & Lois Lane, the list goes on and you can add curry & Cobra to that list too.
Cobra is undoubtedly the leader in lagers to go with your curry, however there is another major player in the Indian lager world, and tomorrow we’ll be taking a look at Kingfisher, so stay tuned for that.