gam (3596) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thin head,meek carbonation,gold colour,not much cover from head.Aroma citrus(lemon)sweetness,mild hops.Flavour strong hop and malt flavour,malt is good,lack of bitter,finish sweet and malty.
PhillyBeer2112 (2641) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ricey adjuncty aroma, cereal grain, rice crispies. A bit of tangerine? Sugar cane. Surprisingly medium mouthfeel, not watery at all. High carbonation contributes to the near fullness of palate. Bready grainy malts, balanced finish. A bit tart/astringent/husky in the finish. Straw color but a medium foamy head and lacing. What a surprise!
mjg74 (2824) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from BevMo. Light golden in color upon pouring. Wispy white head. Sweet sugary grainy aroma, some sweet corn. Flavor is mostly grainy. A little bit of sweetness with a hint of malts.
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2008
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Stuck in the Grand Cayman Airport and this is the beer of choice. Anywhere in the US and there should would be someting better. As far as flavor-challenged lagers go, this still isn’t the best.
patty26 (95) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2008
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours an ugly yellow. Looks like corn and smells like corn. Tastes like molten tortilla chips. I didn’t expect much from this one but it is downright awful. The only real positive is that I dig the phoenix on the label.
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear, pale yellow body with an average head. Some corn in the aroma, with not too much else, which carries through to the taste otherwise it is a little bland, as expected. Don’t expect too much from pale lagers so I wasn’t too disappointed.
thechandler (590) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
From bottle. Aroma was slightly bitter. Taste was light in a watery way, not a refreshing way. Mostly water and yeast. No complexity at all. How Costa Ricans love this beer so much is beyond me.
glennmastrange (2431) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2008
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2009 Bottle. Aromas of grain and grass. Small fizzy white head with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear brassy yellow. Flavor is lightly acidic to start and is lightly bitter in the finish. Palate is light, watery and has a fizzy carbonation. Very faint aromas and flavors. Blecch
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2008 This isn’t bad, but it’s a pretty basic, typical bland lager. It is pale yellow with a decent white head. The aroma is a basic pale lager aroma but with notes of grain, yeast and perfume. The taste is on the bland side and the body a litle thin. There is little sweetness and slightly more bitterness with a grassy edge, and what grain and hop flavour it has are persistent and do not diminish while it has a dry finish. Overall, though, it lacks depth or flavour. It’s a bit below Pacifico for me, a tad less crisp and a tad more watery. However, it has better taste and body than Foster’s lager.
jason (1732) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Poured a pale yellow body with thin head. Aroma is crisp blend of malt and hops. Flavor is light and bitter, some off flavors of citrus with a sweet malt backbone. I noticed some vegatable flavors also.