thooper41 (544) - Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle: pours dar dark amber red with no head, aroma very minimal of malt, flavor has a decent body for the style has some roasted malt and a typical lager finish. not a great beer but not awful.
RichardGretton (4109) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown beer with a strong head. The aroma is mainly malty, and the flavour is slightly dry but mainly warming malts. Overall a fairly plain beer.
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Worlds better than Mexicali light, but then, what isn’t? Tastes of caramel and sugar on top of cleanly carbonated water. Very unoriginal.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Modest dark bone colored head atop a clear brown liquid glints burnt orange when held to the light. Caramel, sorghum, corn husks, mild dirt and trace of old dried herb hops. General malty sweetness, with a touch of toasted malt on top. Actually quite clean, compared to the scent. A bit watery and fizzy in feel. Finish has a touch of nuttiness. Linger is lightly bitter with a touch of what seems to be black malt acidity. A palatable light, dark beer. In a way reminds me of the old Blatz Dark, America’s great true light, dark beer.
gerardoluna (194) - MEXICO - MAR 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffe color, good taste and aroma, a little taste of alcohol in the tonge [just the first drink... extrange!] MediumBody, aroma chocolat & coffe, good option to leave in the past the comercials beer "withOut" flavor in this Country: Mexico.
Enjoy it using Boats black and listening a"John mellencamp" album.
Ernest (5881) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (BB Aug/08).
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain, husks), lightly hoppy (herbs).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Surprisingly drinkable...relatively clean considering the source, with noticeable hops in the aroma. Simple and kinda grainy, sure, but a cut above the standard Mexi-swill without question. I dare say I could probably drink an entire bottle.
presario (4421) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear bottle in World of Beer pack. Lasting foam on dark copper. Although dark I can still watch the TV through the glass. Light malt and cookie comes through. Almost a mix between a dark lager and a Mexican clear lager. Some nice chocolate biscuit and light toffee flavours.
Ratman197 (8479) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear brown with a small disapating tan head. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt and hints of cocoa and fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of cocoa, toasted malt, fruitiness, carmel and a hint of smoke with a crisp malty finish.
DuffMan (5780) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark amber, quickly dissipating white head. Sour caramel aroma. Sugary caramel, watery, sweet. One dimensional.
bhensonb (9823) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2008 Clear bottle. BB 081408. Darkish roast malt aroma. Like a dunkel in a way. Very dark amber/brown color with a non-persisting white head. Thin to medium body with near creamy carbonation. Roasted malt - more than roasted caramel. There is near toasted flavor that lingers on the tongue. It’s more dry than sweet, and there is mild bitter. The special characteristic is that as the liquid flows away that uncommon (for a lager) toasted flavor remains. It’s pretty decent.