tommann (2979) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
350ml bottle. Pours pale yellow with no head. Aroma is cooked vegetables, wet cardboard, honey and some faint grassy hops. Slight honey start, then some malt. Some cooked veg on the finish.
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(bottle, 35cl, as Cubanero Fuerte) Clear, pale golden colour with a blond medium-sized foamy head. Discreet aroma of corn and strawy malt with a tinge of alcohol. Moderately sweet flavour, medium to light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Corny malty taste with shy grassy hops; mildly sweet and slightly hop bitter finish. Not as bad as expected. 25.IX.10
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2010
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can@RBNAG 09.Pours clear yellow with a white head.Aroma of vegetal hops,sweet malt and plastic with some notes of corn.Flavor is sweet malt with some bitterness and fruitiness.Over carbonated and thin.
JohnRMurdoch (3614) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Hoppy aroma, clear golden yellow colour. Cereal biscuit flavour. Nice bottle. Not a bad lager.
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bought in Spain as Cubanero Fuerte.
golden color, white head.
First Cuban rate.
aroma is mostly grainy followed by some hints of grassy hops.
flavors, just a basic pale lager, boring palate, pale malts profile followed by hints of bittering hops, light roast and dark fruits.
Nisse666 (4716) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2010
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, 2010-03-07, Göteborg
this one suited Jörgen better!
AR: watery, pale wee head
AP: internationell lager look a like
F. cornbread (dry), card board paper, alcohol, dry
FatPhil (10030) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle (Amsterdam, Helsinki)
Sweet clean plasticky aroma, a bit floral. Gold, tiny head. Simple
sweet fruity retronasals, body similar in taste - a touch hoppy,
flowery and sweet. Crisp, but a bit watery. Some hops in the finish.
Clean, but a bit dull.
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 2, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A - Clear gold color, a touch less clear than many other beers of the style. Decent sized white, foamy, bubbly head that disappears pretty fast leaving no lace. Pretty typical appearance for the style.
S - A bit thin with sweet malt and a bit of a corn/grain/husk aroma as well. A slight hint of bready malt as well. Nothing all that special about the aroma.
T - Light on taste especially at the beginning of the sip. Some light malt and corn taste provides the base. Mid sip this gets a bit stronger with a bit of breadiness. Also some floral hops come out. Toward the finish the hops are a bit stronger and there is a slight tang to the grain taste. Overall it is fairly sweet, but there is a slight bitterness and tang to it.
M - Light body with a healthy amount of carbonation. A little spritzy and refreshing but a little drying on the finish.
D - Decently drinkable beer. Not too different from others in the style. It has a sweetness and a grainy, malty taste. Not really interesting, but it goes down fairly easy.
Notes: Nothing all that special about this beer. Sweet malt and adjunct make up most of the taste. An ok amount of hops for the style, but they are overshadowed.
Cuso (5569) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 14, 2010
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can. Golden color with thin white head. Aroma almost nothing. Taste, very watery. Only one positive thing, that it was brought directly from Cuba.
mnurda (1178) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 5, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not as bad as I expected. Canned sample from MLCC. Tastes liek your typical Macrobrewery, but a bit more flavourful than most. Would liek taste even better on a hot day in Cuba.