olliejobbins (804) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
premium in name but that is it. very light yellow, smells of wet straw. unappealing taste and slightly soapy. definitely tastes different to other nicaraguan beers but not for the right reasons.
Wim (2773) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2011
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
gold blond coloured sparkling body with a white head a yeasty hoppy aroma a spicy yeasty hoppy wattery taste with a wattery bitter finish
sseb69 (1492) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille 341 ml. Esteli, Nicaragua. Couleur pâle, arôme absent et gout faible. Elle est assez fade mais à 40 degré, refraichissante.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2010
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I didn’t see this one as much, when traveling around Nicaragua. However there were a few occasions when I would pick this up in a big 40 oz. and then drink it at a restaurant. Classy, I know. Again, corn seems to be pretty prevalent in the tase. Aroma was stale and yeasty. taste grassy as always.
puboflyons (2152) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 17, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From the 355 ml. bottle marked 030310-1217A5. It pours very pale, straw yellow with absolutely no head and a constant carbonation. The aroma has a slightly malted quality but there is also a lot of grass and corn, typical of a cheap American pale. Thin and forgettable mouthfeel. It has a bit of malts in the taste but for the most part it is grassy and corny. Supposedly this is the expensive stuff in Nicaragua but it is no better than the new versions of classic American pales.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 17, 2009
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
12oz bottle. Pours a pale straw color; thin white head with patchy lacing and decent retention; a bit watery. Very bland aroma showing basic sugar; no corn and no off-aromas; just basic and simple and slightly sweet. Medium levels of carbonation; a bit of crispness, but mostly touches of fake vanilla syrup, sugar, and not much else; very bland, moderately carbonated beer that doesn’t even have the structured core mouthfeel of something like Tona; overly expensive for Nicaraguan beer, and not premium in any sense of the word that I’ve ever known. Sigh. Medium finish, with that fake vanilla note following and slightly sticky sugars lingering.
Zavalas1 (1) - Granada, NICARAGUA - AUG 7, 2008 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I have Tried beers from all over the world, and taste and flavor it is the best, not only because I was raised here, but it is the truth.
TBone (12567) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2008
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled, alc. 4.5 %
Very pale yellow color, small white head. Skunky corn-like aroma. Crisp carbonation. Sweet corn and papery flavor, a bit fruity. Quite typical low quality tropical lager. Goes in the emergency as a thirst-quencher when served ice cold in the heat.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2007
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
This was really bad. The clear bottle didn’t help it, either. This really sucked. Offensive. Don’t go to Nicaragua for beer. Actually, don’t even go to Nicaragua.
MrBunn (2460) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle tried in Managua. Pour is a really pale gold with a bit of a fizzy head that dies down quickly and leaves just a little bit of a trace of its former past on the surface. Aromas are sweet and have a little bit of a corn scent to them. (This is the first Nicaraguan beer that I have sampled that I noted this on... it sells at a little bit of a premium to the other Nica beers, so maybe it is trying to imitated inferior American products?) At any rate, flavor is a little sweet, grassy and fairly pleasant. It’s a little watery, too, but not bad. Preferential to most American macros by a hair, but I’d rather have a Victoria or a Tona while I’m here.