muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 10, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hardly a great beer, but a staple of my college and post-college years. Nice reddish hue, decent flavor (c’mon guys, its better than PabstMillerCoors, ya gotta admit); biggest problem is the slight detergent twinge to the aftertaste. OK, buy Negra Modelo instead.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The only beer out of Mexico that I have ever tried and liked. Give it a try. Rerate: see casta notes...this beer is like a bottle of ass compared to this.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2002
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Same as the dark,nice color, foamy head musty sour taste.
cckevin (41) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2003 In my local pub, they serve this on tap as 'Dos Equis'...it is better than it's lighter sibling. Nice color, and decent head, thin body. Flavor is good, but nothing really unique about it.
Nate (3792) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2002
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Actually, this rating is for the amber but that page was inoperable. Don’t know if that’s an alias for dark or not. All I could smell was corn. Copper brown with small, disappearing off-white head. Medium-high carb with watery body. Could taste alcohol, adjuncty and unnatural off-flavor. Reminded me of a sweeter Busch Ice. Disappointing.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of the best Mexican beers. I’ve had some that tastes metallic (which certainly lowered my rating) but it is normally quite a tasty beer.
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2002
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very decent Mexican brew - but as with all, its crisp and very light - more for thirst quenching than really a sipping and enjoying type beer. Works well with spicey foods due to its light taste and palate.
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2002
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Faint, sourish aroma. Opens sour and overly yeasty. The middle is malty with an alcohol tang. Finishes with lingering motor-oil aroma.
jennythenipper (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This tastes like a real beer to me while the other lighter XX beers do not. Not as good as the Negro Modelo, by virtue of it not having much bite to it. For such a huge brewery, this is not a bad beer at all.
omhper (20162) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2002
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Golden colour. Thin and bland. Avoid.