ElGaucho (2229) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bland lager aroma. Lively visible carbonation. White head. Pale gold, good lace for a lager. Basic lager flavor. Decent, but basic. No bite, smooth. Enjoyable, just not very flavorful.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A second pale lager I actually liked. This beer wasn’t that exciting, but it tasted good and looked pretty nice to boot! There was good lacing, and a pleasing yellow colour. The aroma was almost non existent, which was dissapointing. Good malt taste despite its thinner body. There was a slight bitterness with just a hint of hops.
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 I guess this was the one I drank, the label is different, but the alcohol percentage fits on. Also, it was kinnda ambar. Was a little sawer but ok.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crystal-clear, straw yellow color, blessed with a big, softly settling, fluffy white head.
Aroma: empty, but inoffensive.
Very smooth, rich, malty flavor. Pleasant right off the start. Light bodied, but surprisingly tasty. I think I got a very fresh bottle, just off the plane from Spain, where it rains mainly on the...veranda...um, scratch that...anyway...
Tiny little hops gently ride on the palate, quickly covered over in a blanket of light, sweet, delicious maltiness.
Based on the previous reviews, I was set for a let-down, but happily cast off that presumption. Quite a nice lager, nothing wrong with it, a beer I can live with, and garner pleasure from. Just plain nice. Thumbs up from me!
...and I’ve been told that Ambar is a family name involved with the brewery, not any connection to the English word, "amber".
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light grain, light fruits (pear and apple), along with some grassy and herbal hops in the aroma.
This beer is lame. Period. There isn’t much to say about it. Light malt, light hops, light flavor. I bet this beer is really low in calories! Still though, for what it is trying to be, this isn’t bad.
madquacker (1049) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pretty inoffensive. Sweetness of lollywater though permeates. No doubt this is not considered a great drop in Spain.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow Coloring. Carbonated. Definitly Fizzy, but I was Expecting Far Worse. This was Definitly Drinkable. Had a Very Sweet Taste to It. Some Hops and Malt... Not Great, but Great Swill Beer.
Stew41 (1742) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2004
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a short fizzy head that doesn’t hang around. Colour depth is ok - gold tending to orange. Nose doesn’t give away much, whilst the palate is bit ho hum...just tastes like a whole bunch of other mainstream pale ales. Quite fizzy, distracting from the flavour, although some bitterness kicking in at the end. In the Oz market this wine is actually hard to find and at $3.00 a pop needs to give more.
Ernest (6319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is small, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain, bread), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter, husky.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
The artificial sweetness is the main problem here...otherwise, it’s inoffensive and fine for the style.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 22, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Guam SwillFest 2004: Pours yellow with a thin white head. Slightly skunky aroma with a bit of coffee. Flavor is lightly sweet with a bit of malt and a little hops. A little bitter and metallic in the finish. $3.90 a bottle here in Guam. Way overpriced.