jjp31 (10) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really enjoyed this beer on tap in Rehoboth, I just wish it lasted longer than a week. I know the chicha is in the same category as the Sahtea, Theobroma, and the Midas Touch; however, it is much better than all of those. I liked the subtle hint of strawberry along with the carbonation. Just wish I could have had more than 4 before it ran out.
Damico (2210) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured by Sam at the Ancient Ales Presentation in Philadelphia. This was truly one of the most unique beers ever - as intended. It poured golden yellow with strong pink hues. The brew was thick, cloudy, and you could easily tell that it was unfiltered. The aroma of corn is so prevalent with sweet notes from the berries. The flavor from the corn cakes is also on the palate besides in the nose. You can taste a combo of the sweet berries with the multiple types of corn, so different from anything I’ve ever tasted.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2009, poured by Sam C. himself. Was a little disgusted at first by the concept of this, but got over it. Hazy yellow-orange color with pinkish hues and a large off-white head. Aroma is corn, spices, and sweet malt. Smells decent actually. Flavor is mildly sweet and pleasant with corn, grain, honey, spices, and some strawberry. No hint of saliva, which is nice. Finish is a little dry and body and carbonation are medium. This is very interesting, and pretty good. Well done again, Sam.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at GABF 2009. Pours a light lemon color with thin head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of sweet corn, honey, grass, yeast, light bready notes. Flavor is about the same. Medium body, sweet corn finish. Interesting ale.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2009: It lay within the confines of the glass as a light hazy orange-melon liquid with a large mountain of off-white head. the nose spit forth notes of milled corn and custard. The flavors were interesting showcasing unfamiliar combinations of strawberry and corn but with a surprisingly full, round body and a touch of heat.?
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2009. Pours a hazed almost murky with a white head- fizzy dissipating. Aroma is corn grits, although not really straight up dms or anything- grass, wheat dough, light sweet unfermented wort, fruity ester, and grassy herbal and light minty spice. Flavor is grass, corn, toast, yeast, light tartness with spices in the end- mostly crisp clean and somewhat dry hint of tartness. interesting beer, and better than i thought it would be and not as light or watered down as expected either.
HonusWagner (1048) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A great, light and drinkable thing kind of reminiscent of the best American pilsners (like Avery’s fantastic Joe’s). Enjoyed only due to the generosity of Diego and the hilarious devil-may-care attitude of Eric. Extremely fortunate to have tried this beer.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
LCBS 2010. Lightly cloudy yellowish pour. Corn and honey aroma. Corn pops. Sugar smacks? Flavor is much the same. Lots of honey and corn, grain.
gkost (1703) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a murky, chunky strange grey light yellow. Nose was grainy, corn, sweet, adjuncty. Flavor was a strange consistency of corn, some sweet sugar, bread, fruit and toast. It was a weird experience knowing that the base was chewed up and spit out. Very odd beer. Damn glad i got to try it.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler… Clear straw-colored ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The aroma offers clove, clove and more clove with a mild corn component. Light-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor is clean and nearly flavorless; excepting the prevalent clove phenol. Finishes crisp and spicy with barely an afterthought of acidity. The commercial description is entertaining, but way off on this one. I drank a huge sample of this and rated it before I even knew what I was drinking. I would have sworn it was just a well-made Belgian table beer. Amazing what can be done with a little corn yanked straight out of the mouths of the hungry folks in Central and South America. Kudos to Maltzilla for sharing this rarity… although he didn’t mean too. A great sport is Diego!