vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2003
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A little spicier than XX Special Lager as it is brewed in the Vienna style. Certainly drinkable but I'll stick with Negra Modelo in the future when after a Mexican Vienna style amber.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The only reason I drink this is when I am on thos rare occasion when I find myself at a mexican resaurant and it is better than Corona.
Frank (4024) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2003 The only reason to drink this is if the only other beer available is something truly god-awful like Corona. On tap, it had a very nice thick head initially that faded all too fast. Thin and slightly metallic.
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A very good beer when its ether a beer or cold water. Not enough malt but what little there is is good. Hops are only a rumor.
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Weak example of a Vienna lager. Has the same soapy taste of Sam Adams. Color is beautiful but palate is watery and flavor has only the slightest hint of malt.
spicedad2 (78) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2003
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not a good example of good Mexican beer. It's carbonation is biting. It has a soapy mouth feel as well as tast.
666seth (229) - California, USA - JAN 15, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well I wouldn't really call this one amber style. It has a bit more taste than their special but not much
Perrik (4) - Vail Valley, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2003 does not count
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very attractive beer as far as color, but it lacks the aroma and taste to be better. Personally I like the XX Special (green bottle) better. Like most of the Mexican beers, it tastes great with lime.
SilkTork (5559) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2005 Jan, 2003:After Billy had unwrapped the brown paper parcel he decided to lay down for a nap. It rained a lot that day and water began seeping through a familiar spot in the ceiling where Billy had once swatted a fly. Billy snuggled deeper in his hessian blanket and dreamed of rabbits fighting pirates on the high seas. His only problem was that the brown stain on his very thin underpants would reveal his cowardice. [2.9]
Nov, 2004: Pleasant glowing hazlenut colour. Pleasantly musty malt aroma with hints of banana and raisin. A slight cardboard flavour (BBE is 8 months away). Modest vanishing mouthfeel. A touch of spice in the finish. I like the Vienna style, but this is a little flat and uninspired. [2.5]
Feb, 2005: Drinkable lager with some extra caramel flavour. [2.6]
MrGregAD199 (65) - Medford, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20