Brewed by Heineken (France)
Style: Pale Lager
Rueil-Malmaison, France


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RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.67   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Richness of a universe, power of a name, refreshing tasting, Desperados is a generous beer with the typified taste.

Beer with tequila barrel aged lager and natural flavor.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Alengrin (1350) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
Trendy, tequila-flavoured designer beer trying to benefit from the - incomprehensible - success of Corona Extra. Has penetrated into Belgium from France and is especially popular in nightlife environments, which have spawned many an infernal beer in transparent longneck bottles. Sweetish, thin, very bland and to add insult to injury, flavoured with a very unpleasant tequila taste - not even real tequila, but a kind of industrial extract of it. There are only a few styles of beer I truly hate, and tequila- or otherwise flavoured bland pale lagers is certainly one of them. Stands a good chance of earning the title of íworst beer I ever hadí - but then, there are some notorious contenders.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bahumat (113) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
Aroma: 2/10. This beer stinks like bad marijuana, skunk, but then after a minute the aroma improves to pine and citrus. Iím rating it 2/10 for initial aroma, but the final aroma earns... well, a 4/10. Not bad. Appearance: 2/5. Lager yellow with a white, lingering head, clear. Taste: 7/10. This... was a happy surprise. The flavour is almost like an apple cider, with a definite fruity sweetness and wonderful citrusey, flowery hopping, with a definite note of ginger in there. If this had been served blind Iíd swear I was drinking a dry cider. An awful, awful smelling, but good tasting cider. Finish lingers with the tequila flavoring. Palate: 3/5. Itís lager. Lively on the tongue, active in the back with strong notes of apple on the roof of the mouth, and a lingering moderate tequila finish. Overall: 9/20. If only something could be done about this awful, awful skunky marijuana smell when itís first opened, this would be a 14/20 with a more agreeable smell. But as a hot-weather drink, or a session, or as a fun substitute for cider, this would kick ass. Donít let the low rating fool you; this *is* worth a drink or two, especially if you like cider.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Mungular (48) - Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2014
This is actually a pretty great summer beer. Like Corona with lime and salt already added to make it more drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drycellom (15) - - JUL 27, 2014
Nothing wrong with this beer on occassion. Sometimes you just need something sweet instead of the normal, more bitter beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kathouse (1000) - Nevada, USA - JUL 21, 2014
I was torn with this one. Lime and grassy aroma. Light body with just a small malt sweetness that lingers. It seems sweeter than it is, but it definitely is not like a typical light lager. Decent mouthfeel. I kinda liked it.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
geologyguy (682) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Coulnt rate appearance in can...light beer smell, slight sweetness that is good...little lime on the aftertaste...good "beer" dunno why rated so low

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Philym (985) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden amber with finger thick white head. Aroma: Tonic water, lime, syrup, slight malt. Tastes: Low/medium bitterness, low sourness and then a later low/medium bitterness. Palate: Medium thick coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, bitter sweet, tonic water finish with a syrupy, citrus finish and subtle malt. Comments: Ok. Rating is for bottled version 5.9% ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjorsvdg (61) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
Heerlijk bij warm weer. Het is geen bier dat je drinkt als bier, maar als een verfrissende zomerdrank. Geen uitgesproken biersmaak.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
stravale (2076) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 13, 2014
Can from Tesco, Carrick-on-Shannon [130714] Can 5.9%
Light yellow, clear, frothy white head
Nose of sweet artificial washing-up liquid lime, no skunk as itís canned
Taste of sweet artificial lime, sugars, one-dimensional, nothing else, no taste of the underlying lager (which is probably good)
Palate - Medium carb, light body, acidic lime. Finish as main flavour, rapid, slight chemical linger
Overall - Iím sure this would have been far worse in a clear bottle.... Itís an alcopop with lime and sugars (added glucose syrup, artificial flavourings and other junk) to mask the aroma and taste of the lager

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
k92488 (255) - NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
0.33 flaske sea side Bol. Hvit lyst skum. Arona av lime masse lime. Smak av lime. Veldig sÝt.

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