Miggl (32) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is the draft version of Dos Equis Lager: I was thoroughly not impressed with this beer. It hinted of the rice in Budweiser. On top of that (or rather not on top of it), it didn’t have a head and the lacing was minimal. One of the plus points was that it had a citrus nose to it, the sole reason I kept the flavor at 4. Other than that it tasted watered down. Perhaps they should invent a new Category called ’Mexican Standard’.
The only way to finish this was to add a lime.
pivo (2566) - GERMANY - JUL 26, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nose smells like sweet corn. No head atop a light gold body that is thin. Weak taste and a slight bitter finish. No balance.
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Alcohol, corn aroma. Yellow with no head. Light hoppy flavor but watery and thin. Disappointing, boring, what am I writing about?
007lund (92) - Ann Arbor, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice body with a crisp taste makes this beer very drinkable. Not a spectacular beer, but nice to have if you just want to have a few cold ones.
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has more flavor than your traditional mexican beer, but not a whole lot more. XX is a pretty good beer to have around if you wanna keep the women happy though.
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2005 Very refreshing and drinkable. 7-3-8-4-18
Re-rate 7/17/05 - what the hell was I thinking?
k2 (146) - USA - JUL 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great lawnmover beer. This beer was made for the hot sun. XX has more flavor than its cousins.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I’ll admit that I tend to like most mexican beers. At least enough to want to drink them over Bud. That being said, it is a decent beer, with no real defining characteristics other than not being skunky from a green bottle. I’m always willing to drink this one, but I’d rather have Negra Modelo.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2005 not very special in my book. not the worst beer. certainly good considering the country it comes from though. quite bland. whatever
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - JUN 29, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Somewhat refreshing...The lesser of the evil Mexican beers. If I’m eating Mexican, I’ll drink this. But only then.