SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a very light clear yellow with fizzy white head. Aroma of light, clean malt and light hop presence. Flavor is the same but the flavors stick out on their own, also some faint graininess, light malt does show up and a very faint grassy note with a faint hoppy tang. Mouth feel is light body and over carbonated. Overall, it’s nicely balanced and easy drinking and very clean and crisp. Not bad at all. I would prefer this over the easy drinking session American Macro lagers and many easy drinking session import lagers. Light and full of flavor. I find it odd that I am actually giving this beer a score this high. I just like it....Very refreshing as well...
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured a clear pale yellow with medium foamy white head. Aroma is pretty plain and clean, slight lemon grass essence. Flavor a bit malty and heavier than most central american lagers, though flavor pretty neutral. Slight corn/grass combo, but overall, nothing special.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2009
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
20091115 12oz bottle from dmac. Very pale golden with lofty, pillowy white head that clumps thickly on the glass. Aroma is awful and loaded with adjunct, sweet, tinny, corny. Mouthfeel is actually quite nice at first with soft eff and barely present late bitterness. Then it devolves; there’s also a terrible solvent quality that scrapes the sweetness right off the palate and persists. Corn and rice husk flavor and quite sweet. Thanks a bunch, Dave.
dmac (4343) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2009
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz bottle of macro Import crap. Poured a super clear, super pale gold with an actually decent looking bright white large bubbly foamy head. Aroma was all corn syrup sweetness with some dusty cereal grain. The flavor was so weak that it’s not even offensive it’s simply not there. The body is thin with far too much carbonation. DRAIN POUR but hey one more country rated.
noyritus (3) - MONTENEGRO - OCT 1, 2009 does not count
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
See my review of Cerveza Imperial for my thoughts on all the Honduran beers. Port Royal is my favorite, I can’t find it anywhere outside Honduras. It is a favorite of the islanders, however Barena(aka bahia) is the most hip and it’s a goody also like a smoother Corona.
Port royal comes in a green bottle you can find it at any "pulperia" or bar. It’s light yet has a distinct flavor and just has a uniqueness to it that I truely savor. I gave a can to a brewer friend and he said he has never tasted anything quite like it. I bring it back with me everytime I visit Honduras. You can also find it in a special aluminum bottle - or it did for awhile not sure if you can still find them.
A fair Harbor and safe Anchorage!
While your there ask for a shot of
G i f i t i if you can find it - a indigenous drink made by the Guarfinas - make sure you have a traditional orange (not a lemon) handy for the chaser! It’s an herbal liquor that’ll make you feel great, not sure what roots and herbs it is made from the recipe is supposedly sacred. Salud!
wimpie133 (380) - Brugge, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, nice golden colour, nice bubbles, nice white huge head that lasts and lacing very nice. This is probably the best Honduran beer I drunk: nice grainy and malty aroma and an interesting and little complex taste of grains, malts, light sweet and a light bitter and grassy finish. The overall taste however could be better balanced. Comes very close to the level of Belgian, German and Czech pale lager beers.
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hmmm this has to be one of the best pale lagers out there. Its somehow very complex. Pour is typical of lagers, crystal clear, light gold but has a nice thick white head that stays. Aroma is yeasty, wheaty but with hop notes of lemon, citrus, and floral. Flavor is clean bitter. Palate is refreshing, thin and crisp. No off flavors and not watery...very solid stuff.
bhensonb (11807) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 12, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours pale, pale gold with a huge foamy, frothy head. Aroma is sweetish with a hint of grass. Rather thin with mild carbonation. Flavor is clean. It has a light sweetness with some grassiness for bitter. Surprisingly drinkable. One of the better pale lagers. Cause it lacks pale lager graininess.
Nekronos (3737) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
So far, the best Honduran beer I have tried. It was creamy and refrehsing. The foam is interesting and nice colour.
pumpmaster (1194) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $1.99 Nothing special.