jazz88 (2522) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 5, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Light yellow color with a white head. The typical wet musty basement aroma, but I actually found the flavor quite palatable for the "bad foreign lager style." It has a body and malts. What more can you ask for? Thanks to mabdoney for the trade.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a Big fat rocky white foamy head atop a wizz colored golden body.
The aroma is somewhat sweet, maybe notes of fruit, apple, peach. Flavor has some bitterness to it, finishes dry and crisp, but oddly enough I can taste some alcohol.
I probably could have rated this beer more descript if I had not just eaten a steak sandwich with loads of A1 sauce on it, Cheers!
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Just doing my part to try out all the crap lagers from all over the world in my contuining hope that they are not all bad. So far I have been wrong. This one was dull and watery, with very little flavor and a grainy, bitter aftertaste. Maybe it would taste better in country.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another of the Ecuadorian/Honduran/Guatamalan lagers tasted over Labor day Weekend. This was one of the best of the batch, although still a rather grainy standard lager. Surprisingly fresh and crispy. This beer would be refreshing after a long day of trafficking mass quantities of poppy and coca up rebel-laden hillsides, while avoiding CIA/InterPol satellites under the hot Honduran sun!
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really like the painted label, the etched glass look is a favorite to have in my collection. Color is pale yellow gold, with a small refined head that faded within the first few sips. Smell is mostly sweet malt and grain, slightly biscuity. Taste is malty sweet with a dull grain and lends to a small hop edge in the end. Feel is watery and dull, medium to light bodied with just a bit of bite in the finish. Very drinkable when cold, but lost the hop edge as it warmed.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pale yellow color with a light little white head on top. Aroma is tinny with sour grassy notes. Slightly candyish with a sweet grassiness. Not much bitterness to speak of and generally about what one would expect a buddy to bring back from Honduras. Thanks pal.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours with a pale yellow body topped by a thick white lasting head with good lace. Sour grassy aroma without much depth or strangth. Slightly sweet malt flavor with a bitter background and a slightly bitter finish. Light bodied and slightly dry.
PorterPounder (5095) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Absolutely no aroma to this. Highly carbonated. Loved the nautical look to the bottle - specimen look to it. Odd, malty - difficult to describe flavor to it - kind of a coffee(?) undertone to it - odd - yes - no way else to describe.
Aurelius (3844) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cool painted label bottle and logo. A little chemical aroma/flavor. It kinda grows on you -- the malto-carbo flavor with a little bit of watermelon rind flavor. Watery, and overcarbonated somewhat. Not bad, not great, perhaps underrated at its current 2.07 mark.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The winner in today’s 15-lager taste off, this was so smooth, yet fairly malty and flavorful that it almost dethroned Tropical as my reigning Central/South American lager champ. Very good.