bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2006
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Aah, Cuba. Famous for massive cigars and massive beers. Well, the cigar bit is true anyway. This poured with a vigorous fizzy head fueled by large bubbles from the clear golden liquid,but disappearing soon after - typical crappy pale lager. This is up there with the worst of them in fact: a corny adjunct aroma, and a metallic bitterness and sugary sweet flavour. Unfortunately the flavour lingers a little while on the palate, which in many beers is appreciated but in this it’s unfortunate. I never thought I’d say it, but I think it’s worse than VB...
sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A stronger tasting, brown amber coloured beer. A sugary malt
flavour and aroma. Although it was a nice change from the Cristals you’d drink all day in the sun, it is hardly worth tracking down outside of Cuba.
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Small qucily disappearing white head. Clear reddish body. Weak malt aroma. Too sweet, thought that it was brewed with corn.
CiroFerrara (85) - USA - FEB 21, 2006
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
OK, the first time I got this beer I drank it directly from the can, which made it taste even more like metal and ONLY alcohol, and the next one it was drunk by me from a nice stem glass, and then it got surprisingly better. Anyway it is not recommendable in any way, but interesting trying it.
piscator34 (1965) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 21, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Sampled at a resort in Varadero, Cuba. Medium gold in color with lots of carbonation. Unmistakable malty aroma of unfermented wort which no homebrewer could mistake, along with a touch of herbal hops. Somewhat more robust than the other Cuban lagers that I sampled, but still a little on the thin and astringent side. Slight mineral flavor, along with a bit of malt and more German noble hops. Sort of like a poorly made Warsteiner.
pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl Bottel
Color - Amber
Head - White
Aroma - MAlt, Hops
Flavor - Malt, Hops
Very watery beer, ok for the summer
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Where else do you find a Cuban beer but in a supermarket in Kuala Lumpur? I will resist from making a joke about how many buckaneros it cost me but the picture of the pirate shows that he has a fine Ringgit in his ear (nyuk nyuk). Sure is a pale lager with all the hallmarks of its style. Strangely the lack of hop and malt flavour is so expected that it is a reasonable beer in comparison to the other beers up here apart from the meaty stouts of course. Still not a great beer of course but better consumed in an outdoor cafe than my air conditioned room.
emotv (351) - Izmir, TURKEY - NOV 11, 2005
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Golden, orange colour,cream goes away quickly, more like turkish stlye beer.Nothing much but good for drinking in the sun.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - NOV 1, 2005
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
(on bottle9 "Bucanero brings the mystery and passion of Cuba in a golden beer, with a vigourous and robust flavour. Our ancient and secret production process combines the finest selection of hops, water and malt. "
Yeah right, you, the lamest pirat of them all.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale yellow beer with a white head. Malty aroma with notes of bread and some sweetness. Malty, grainy flavor with a clear corn sweetness.