DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from ? Aroma is sweet lager malts, hints of hrbal hops. Taste is a similar bag. I didnt find this offensive in anyway but it was soo uninspiring.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquor - Pours a crystal clear golden color with a 3/4 finger thick white head. Light lacing. Lively carbonation. Aroma is grain, herbal hops, and slight diacetyl. Flavor is a nice mix of sweet grain malt and lightly spiced hops. Medium body. This beer was a pleasant suprise. Worth a try.
imbiberAZ (21) - USA - JUN 17, 2007
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles-6.99 a sixer. First time. Taste is rich, hoppy and coats your mouth. For Mexican Pale Lager this might be the cream of the crop. It might replace my daily drinker of Modelo Especial in cans if I can find Mexicali cheap enough.
Aroma almost nonexistent with familiar chemical and corn waft. But taste aspires to be a cut above Dos XX but cannot due to excess sweetness instead a true clean pale lager finish.
Not bad. Says "since 1923" in tagline but I never heard of it. With a little tweaking by the manufacturer (Cerveceria Mexicana Molson-Coors?) this could be something special.
Very refreshing, surprisingly tasty--but it’ll wear on you. The malt seems to give way, or compete with, the chemical brew with both making alternating appearances and that’s a little unseetling.
If you are a Mexican beer nut like me, it’s worth a sixpack.
Padron4KM (652) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2007 12 oz clear bottle with a twist cap.
Born on date stamped on the neck ala Bud.
Pretty nondescript aroma. A little malty a little corn.
Flavor is slightly sweet with a mild bitter bite.
It was not as bad as I thought it would be. Drinkable lawnmower beer.
Sudz (7) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2007 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice alternative to the usual south-of-the border suspects. Certainly Mexican, in a good way. Twist cap! Deeper in color than Corona and Pacifico. Nice bit of skunkyness on the nose. Medium head, drinks easy and very refreshing. A buck cheaper than Corona and I liked it better.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours bright pale yellow w/ a shortlived spritzy froth. Aroma is a tad skunky. Light necter w/ ample residual effers. A simple malty brew w/ a peristant mild bittering. The finish is quick w/ a lingering maltiness. Crisp and refreshing w/ no off flavors.
SudsMcDuff (6778) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a pale ass golden coolour..yes thats 2 O’s ...decent head, reminds me of a knock off of corona..skunkish smell of course, but has a nice slight honey-bitterness..not to bad really
Kingsley (26) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Better than I thought it would be. Available in Tijuana, just across the border. I compared it directly with Dos Equis and Bohemia. Hoppier and more buscuity than Dos X. Aroma and appearance are a bit weak, but the beer has more character than I’d expected.
worty (1) - tecate, California, USA - JUN 1, 2006 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A really nice beer. Malt aroma, smooth and great flavor, nice appearance. No lemon is neccesary to drink this great beer. Try it with fish tacos, carne asada or shrimp coctel and ceviche...as more cold as much great taste..
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAR 18, 2006
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wow, i cant believe some people prefer Tecate and Dos Equis over this. I am from the region and i cant stand Mexican Beer, but of all of the Pale Lagers this is pretty much one of the best ones weve got. Its true it has a funky skunky aroma to it, but a nice golden rich appearance and althogh a medium crisp head (but better than none like the others).
The flavor has some wheat, corn with some sour malt mixed into it. Goes down pretty smooth. I recommend having it ice cold with some fish tacos or carnitas (NO LIME) and get it fresh in Mexico not in the US. I had some in San Diego once, it was a completly diffrent beer, tasted old and stale... skunky even. Overall i like it as one of the best pale lagers in Mexico. (not much competition though)