fmccormi (21) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straight pour from 350ml can to small tumbler; freshness date of October 31, 2011 printed on underside of can (23/10/11). I know the style here says German Pilsener, but c’mon. This is very much an AAL.
Appearance (2/5): Clear yellow-gold body with one finger of just off-white, coarsely carbed head that diminishes quickly to a thin ring around the edge of the glass. Body’s actually piss yellow, kind of like ½ of Michigan, BC, or USC’s colors.
Smell (5/10): Pretty insubstantial, but there’s some mild sweetness and fresh vegetable aromas happening; no hop presence to speak of.
Taste (6/10): There’s a brief, mild wave of bitterness mixed with the crisp flavor of cold lager, but after that comes a moderate sweetness kind of like fresh sweet corn on the cob. Some light bready notes. Yeast is pretty neutral, and this doesn’t taste spoiled or skunky at all. Always a plus for this style.
Mouthfeel (4/5): Relatively lush, actually. There’s a mixture of coarse and fine bubbles that quickly spread throughout your mouth, but then subside not TOO, too quickly to the loose, watery body.
Overall (13/20): Call me crazy, but for an AAL this isn’t so bad. Yes, it’s cheap, yellow, fizzy, and adjuncted to hell; it’s also light, refreshing, inoffensive, and somewhat more substantial than other Brazilian AALs.
reebtogi (4402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tried as A Marca Bavaria and label stated 4.5%ABV. Poured as a pale golden color with quickly dissipating white head with virtually no lacing. Aroma was of grain. Taste was lightly sweet with an undesirable bitter aftertaste. Overall, similar to most other macrobrew lagers.
rodenbach99 (3264) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2010
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bouteille. Bière blonde importée pour rivaliser avec les produits mexicains. Bière qui n’a pas vraiment de goût. Légère en bouche. Une bière de soif pour les journée chaude.
ZooKeeper (26) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 16, 2010
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Enjoyed this beer on during some hot days in brazil, in there cicumstances it went down a treat. However I wont be searching it out now that Im back home!
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A "premium" swill, but not such good value for the $, as least in Canada. I rather enjoyed drinking this one, probably the best beer I’ve had from the "Latino" part of the world. Tasted quite nice.
SudsMcDuff (5945) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
thanks pops! .. . pours a medium yellow, with a low headring .. . lacing is just beautiful! .. . some grain and metal pail with wet corn aromas .. . bam bam bam bam!! .. . a pretty simple lager, better than most cheap pale lagers i’ve had, but still far from the goal .. . you wanna take it from here emeril!
Cirrhosis (1224) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This will be the last beer I review from swill fest 2006 so I guess this would be the third worst beer from the menu. The beer is a pale straw color, with a small head that vanishes faster then a baked ham in front of Oprah. Beer had a slight skunk smell and maybe some grainy malt. I found the taste to be rather stale, and reminded me of apple juice that you left out on the counter for a couple of days. The beer has a heavily carbonated feel very fizzy on the tung. This is better then most south American beers but like most others crushing a whole lime into the top of the bottle will do wonders to cover up the actual taste of this beer and make it more enjoyable."
VertBaconStrips (2100) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
First of all, there are better beers out there in this style, but this one is not that bad at all - it’s just what you would expect. The skunky smell isn’t that unappealing because it’s the expected aroma, but the lack of smell is dissapointing. Ok white head that survived for a bit in the clear diluted straw coloured beer. No suprise with the flavour: grainy, a bit yeasty and quite light. Mouthfeel was a little to harsh. Mild bitter after taste and some slight sour finish. A highly advertised brew by Molson - I’d think the advertisement has failed miserably with the general public once they figured out it was overpriced and boring.
danielyabu (1260) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 15, 2009
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2011 Sua espuma tem aparência inicial média e aerada, cor branca e reduzida longevidade. O corpo amarelo-pálido, borbulhante e de densidade rala apresenta boa formação de colarinho. Seu aroma traz pão claro e notas cítricas que lembram limão . O sabor inicial é levemente amargo e no final, de curta duração, notei moderado dulçor. É chalky durante o gole, e difere da definição de "pão líquido" justamente por isso. Seu paladar é composto de corpo leve, textura aguada, forte carbonatação e final de sensação levemente adstringente e alcoólica
altacyr (144) - Campinas, BRAZIL - DEC 6, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Uma das piores opções do país... Traumatizante lembrar dos churrascos salgados com Bavária quente...