kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
(bottle) My nephew brought me a bottle from Peru. Clear yellow with small white head. Faint herbal aroma. Flavor was overwhelmed by grassy/herbal flavor. Obviously a novelty beer - not one you’d buy regularly.
joergen (22911) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2009
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at papsø.
Clear yellow coloured with a small white head.
Fruity and skunky aroma of sweat.
Fruity and skunky flavour of marihuana and spices.
yespr (34584) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
31 cL bottle, courtesy of Myrup. Pours cloudy orange with a fully gone head. Distinct skunky aroma from a distance. Solid skunky aroma. Citric and skunky flavoured, rhubarb like citric flavoured. Herbal, skunky and citric finish.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy golden with a tiny white short lasting head. Flavour had loads of what I presume coca leaves, and herbal notes. Finished spicy.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
The Google translation of the Commercial Description:
The coca plant sacred to the Incas made marvel is a true natural pharmacy, provide protein, vitamins, carbohydrates, fats, fiber, calories, calcium, phosphorus and iron from other components essential to a balanced diet, and perfect health.
To my great misfortune, I found a bottle of this crap in Cusco. Tastes nothing like maté de coca, coca leaves or chicha. Unless the chicha was made rather badly, and was left under a parked carfor a couple of months. Tastes like green apples, cabbage, aluminum and yesterdays sour dishwater with just a dash of butter: pretty much a one-bottle dictionary of all known serious beer flaws.
I thought I had tried some broken beers before, but that was before I had a chance to try Apu Cerveza de Coca. This is some seriously nasty shit.
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 10, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Disturbing since the name. Couldn’t take it home with me. The smell reminds me a little the aroma of the marihuana (not that I have tasted that crap) and the taste is a little sour a kind of onion, like someone said. Cloudy texture and weird aftertaste.
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - JUN 17, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Found in Cusco. It is like mixing maté de coca (coca leaf tea, common in the Andes) with chicha de jorra (which is artesan fermented corn beer i.e. lousy). Probably a tourist gimmic, but better than most of the crap beer than you can get in Peru. Cost 7.5 soles (about 2.5 dollars) in the grocers for 310 ml, so probably a one time thing. Glad I tried it, glad I added it. Rated with Quillaraymi, my wife!