ContemplateBeer (1718) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 19, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
So... I bought this. Knowingly. With my own money. Drank from the 8 oz. can at the Lawrenceburg Speedway on the occasion of their annual demolition derby "Night of Destruction." Aroma: Reminds me of the cheap half priced margaritas from LaFinca in Morehead, KY. Fairly salty, lemon-related smell. Appearance: See picture to your left. Flavor: Mostly matched the nose; kinda astringent and alcohol-heavy without being added to ice, like drinking straight margarita mix. Palate: Light body, slick texture, lively carbonation, astringent finish. Overall: Fairly poor margarita substitute. Just made me want the real thing (or a real beer).
radagast83 (5606) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tiny can, what is this - 8 oz? Poured a yellow color which briefly reminded me of Hi-C Ecto Cooler, just a for a quick moment - not very radioactive colored though. Medium sized white head. Aroma was pretty much just margarita notes, some salt and a touch of artificial lime juice. Flavor about the same. Pretty unappetizing. How hard is it to just make a margarita?
dlihcsnatas (442) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have had other lime beers and so called margarita flavored beers but they taste like beer with a shot of lime juice. OK so this doesn’t taste like beer but for me that is a good thing. I love a good margarita in the summer and after so many flops in this genre of beers I had my doubts this would be any good. WOW! was I surprised by this one. It is the same lime juice color as I have come to expect from a real margarita. Has the right aroma too. The taste, well if I didn’t know better I would think that I am drinking a real margarita from a salt rimmed glass. This is about as close to having a margarita as you can get without the Tequila. Best part is that I don’t have to squeeze a bunch of limes or salt up a glass for this. I can just pop it open and enjoy. Had been looking at this one for a long time and just couldn’t seem to bring myself to try it. Grabbed one from a gas station while on a road trip just because they had them on display and now I am mad at myself for not trying this sooner. This is now on my top pick for too hot for anything other than the pool and a margarita day.
GoufCustom (1035) - HONG KONG - JUL 15, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
237ml (8oz) can as a gift by WheatKing at Q Club in SoHo, Central. Thanks Adam!
Translucent pale straw lime juice colour; Razor-thin head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 5 seconds; Minimal lacing with zero carbonation; Artificial aroma of tequila, lime juice, lemonade, sugar, and rotten perfume; Very strong sweet taste of lemonade and lime juice, with lots of sugar, tequila, strong alcohol, and hint of bitter hops; Light body, thin and boozy palate; Mouth feel is sugar-loaded margarita all the way. Bud Light’s malt is virtually undetectable, just cheap tequila loaded with lemonade and artificial lime juice coated with lots of sugar. The 8% abv is, well, you can feel it but it’s no rocket fuel nor cheapo hard-hitting, just slowly wear on you. Oh my!... Hoppiness is no nose, and bare hint of bitter hops in taste; Bitterness is mostly from the cocktail, not enough to counter the crazy sugar for an overtly sweet-cocktail bitter finish; Wet after taste. Very easy and extremely sweet to mouth.
Comment: Finally, my wish to taste this notorious cocktail-disguised-as-beer has been answered, and as the old saying goes, be careful of what you wish for: this is virtually a margarita, with a thicker body probably thanks to the Bud Light’s beer base. Too bad you can’t taste anything resembles a beer, just cheap light tequila loaded with lots and lots of sugar and annoying rotten perfume. Sweet, boozy and artfifcial, yet I manage to finish the whole can. This is a fine example of mediocrity as a beer, but then again, this is aiming for non-beer populace anyway.
Lagerboy (1537) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
236 ml can, impulse buy from singles bin at the Merritt LRS. Cheap margarita coloring, smell and flavor, no head. No beer detected here, just 17 grams of sugar. WTF, over? NFBE (Not For Beer Enthusiasts)
dfinney23 (2236) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Gross. Too sweet with nasty bitter fake lime. Worse than a margarita made with mix and no beer taste so what’s the point. If you’re in the market for something like this so with the Dos Equis version.
andrepintado (1909) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 11, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can from american store. Appearance is hazy light gold. No head. Body is light. Taste is high sweet. Aroma is citric and alcohol.
MacBoost (1488) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
8oz can, $1 from the gas station. My first attempt at this series of "beer". Pours a grapefruit juice color, slightly hazed. No real lasting head, but noticeable carbonation. Aromas of lime kool aid, seltzer. Flavor is very sweet and just lightly tart. Low carbonation, thin mouthfeel. No alcohol detected, covered up by all the sugar. Really no excuse for not finishing this, it’s only 8 ounces and I need to finish up my buzz. Finishes with a lime candy flavor and a lasting sweetness. Ehh...
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2014
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Murky white, kind of like Mt Dew Arctic Blast, no head
Smell salt and taquila
tastes like margarita mixer
Light and refreshing
Not horrible, but not beer
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 7, 2014
1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
8oz can, purchased from a Tops. I couldn’t resist. I had been drinking Margaritas all weekend long and this didn’t seem much different, especially considering that it was only $1. After 12 minutes in the freezer, I cracked this delectable treat. In a rocks glass, it was milky and looked of fresh sewage, green tint and all. Aroma lacked alcohol, surprising at 8% and stank of fake lime flavor. This wasn’t nearly revolting, except for the diabetes causing level of sugar that made this taste sweeter than 15 bags of skittles eaten all at once, if that were possible. Toxic sugar alcohol sludge.