ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated 3/16/13. 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.
A: Pours a lighter straw color with a good bit of translucence to its body. The head is a two finger white shade. Bubbly as can be, it fades away quickly, and doesn’t leave much lacing on the glass, either.
S: Grains and light maltiness, about what I expect from a Mexican lager. Oh, and some noble hops. Gee, imagine that, noble hops in a lager! Whodathunkit? I also notice some tart lemon/lime qualities.
T: The lime tone in the aroma moves down to the tongue, supporting a sweet malt base and faint yet zesty hop bite. Adjunct notes are thankfully kept in check. Simple as can be, but it just works so well with what it has.
M: Light and crisp. Carbonation isn’t overbearing, and it’s superbly drinkable.
O: This isn’t just good for a Mexican lager - it’s a legitimately good beer, period. Merely drinking this makes me think about 78F sunny days laying on the patio without a care in the world. This beer has just given me A) a go-to in Mexican restaurants, B) something to buy for non-beer-drinking guests when hosting a party, and C) something to actually enjoy besides margaritas should I ever end up vacationing in Cabo San Lucas.
kdhittel (62) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2014
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Something to wet my whistle while waiting for Mexican takeout. Refreshing after a walk but otherwise, it is what it is: crisp, "German Pilsner" lacking in any real character, or depth. Given the alternatives in this category it at least doesn't require a lime!
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
How come all these shitty beers have Heineken at the end of their name? Oh, wait, I know. Cus’ Heineken makes it’s money off of marketing cheap shitty beers. Here’s one more.
rjplumer (463) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild rye-like floral aroma with a hint of a malt background. Pale amber color with a minimal head. Mild mannered caramel malt flavor with a rye-like tingle on taste buds which surprised me. More body than expected. Wet clean finish without anything negative. Lot more character than most big named pale lager I’ve tried. Better than that other Mexican beer that you need a lime for.
ajnepple (2551) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Brooks Place Tavern into a pint glass. Gold and clear appearance with a mostly diminishing white head. Light malty, floral, herbal and fruity aroma. Similar flavor, lightly malty sweetness with just a touch of hop bitterness. Light body with a crisp feel. Easy to drink and better than expected.
High_in_NM (7) - Los Alamos NM, New Mexico, USA - NOV 8, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4.7% ABV, bottle. Well balanced mild Pilsner, more bready and earthy, less grassy. Slightly oily and creamy texture. Not bad at all, but nothing terribly special either.
high_on_hops (671) - Burlingame, California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light gold with a white head. It has a light aroma of malt and bread, with a flavor of malt and light fruit with a mostly crisp finish.
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joeneugs (3493) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a clear golden color with a fairly large white head. The aroma is pretty interesting for a pale lager. A little dusty and malty with hints of yeast and corn. Light earthy, floral spicy hops hidden in the background. Definitely more malt aroma than most Pale Lagers. The flavor is pretty decent with a slick pale malt and corn profile and low amounts of spicy hops that come through a little stronger in the finish. The body is much fuller than expected. If you look for it, you can pick up some slight vegetable DMS and a little metal near the finish, but overall, this is a decent drinker.
Tca21 (51) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: it has a clear golden color with medium head. Aroma: smells like grass and it has citrus notes. Tastes same as aroma. Watery, but definitely the best Mexican lager.
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
"definitely less offensive than some of the other mexican lagers (ie-corona) but still nothing good enough to drink if there is real beer around. drinkable on a hot summer day."
solvaris (106) - - OCT 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired ---
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