Welcome all to another round-up of The Midweek Drink on the first week of September and the first week of school term. Now that half term is over, and you survived those six weeks with the kids, it’s time to to catch up on some downtime by yourself or your partner, and try to achieve some peace and serenity…until the alarm clock rings the next morning. So hopefully with today’s choice of beverage, it may help you ease into that state of mind if only for a couple of hours in the evening.
Just before we start, I did mention in last week’s article that I’ll be announcing new Spirits - three to be exact.
A brief history of Cobra Beer
In 1989, Cobra Beer was founded by Karan Bilimoria and Arjun Reddy. The tea of producing their very own beer came around as a better alternative for British drinkers who seek a much smoother and less gassy lager. In 1990, the Mysore Brewery, located in Bangalore, imported the first shipment of Cobra to the UK.
As the company grew, so did their range. In 2005, Cobra Zero was launched and received excellent feedback from consumers.
As of 2014, Cobra beer is now produced at three locations: Burton upon Trent, Rodenbach in Belgium and Patna in India.
Three senses and a beverage
The ingredients used are: water, malted barley, hops, yeast, modified hop products.
Cobra Zero is an alcoholic-free beer (0%) and is bottled in a 330ml bottle. This beer pours a clear, pale gold colour with a frothy white head that sits comfortably on the top for quite some time, and a constant fast flow of carbonation.
There’s not much of an aroma, but what I could pick out, faintly, is the malted barley. Very light bodied with a malty and bready taste, followed by a dry aftertaste that also leaves a slight tingle on the tongue.