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


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RATINGS: 560   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 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
drdisque (549) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
On tap at a restaurant in Paris (my wife ordered it). Looks like a normal pale lager, champagne bubbles. Aroma is sweet and artificial smelling. Taste is gut wrenchingly sweet with some weird margarita like taste. I had had this before in a can and had assumed it was some sort of flavored malt beverage and not an actual beer. I was shocked to find that this was actually a beer as all you get is that weird sweet flavor and virtually no otherwise normal, even bad, beer flavors.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jonas (5738) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle, "brewed" in the Netherlands. Lime-like soda aroma with a bare hint of pale lager, a weird gurkin note as well. Pale golden, low carbonation, low head. Sugary entry, artificial fruit aromas, like a soda, bareest hint of hop bitterness. Quick lime finish, thankfully not too sticky. Well, could have been worse, but all in all a unneccesary drink.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2014
una delle peggiori combinazioni al mondo. Nè birra nè tequila. Pessima in tutto

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Fashawn (168) - Montesarchio, ITALY - NOV 8, 2014
Birra semplice, nessun odore se non mais e tequila, limonata. In bocca il.sapore è lo stesso, povero. Buona frizzantezza, niente di eccezionale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
GoufCustom (861) - HONG KONG - NOV 1, 2014

330 ml bottle bought at 7-Eleven in Lock Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Clear dull golden amber colour; Half-finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Very good sticky lacing and very fizzy carbonation; Strong aroma of radler-like shandy, with light malt, sugar, lime, light pungent hops and faint grass; Mid to light sweet taste of fairly light malt, with strong shandy, light lime, very light tequila, light alcohol, lemon and very light grass; Light body, thin palate; Mouth feel is almost like a well-tasted Shandy - good lemon and lime background, fairly low sweetness despite the explicit sugar contents, dull grassy hops. Notable, liquor-like booze with flashes of tequila. Taste alright but a tad too light to be called a Tequila beer… Hoppiness is lime, lemon and faintly-skunked light grass in nose and taste. Bitterness is mostly from tequila booze, really low from hops for an abrupt, low bitter finish; Slightly after taste, fairly easy and quite liquor-ish to mouth.

Comments: Got to be fair with this one: it’s actually a really good Radler in looks, smell and taste, and if it was marketed as a Radler I will certainly rate it highly. This is a Tequila lager, though, then I have to say it’s tequila factor is too light to be influential, despite its likability. A casual one.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Xebbe (80) - - OCT 19, 2014
Tequila och öl i ett liksom! Tänk dig en riktigt snygg blondin med fina kurvor, vackert leende, sexiga ögon, inte så smart men riktigt het. Och sen häller du i henne tequila! Det kan bara bli bättre!!! Ungefär så är desperados Fast jag gillar den inte ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ktwse (2168) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Pours the color of piss. Aroma of lime and tequila shots. Taste is a sweet, sour, nasty blend that is actually reminiscent of a tequila u-boat. Body is sticky, oily, greasy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Rasmus40 (11690) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle from supermarket in Gran Canaria. Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, light malty, citrus, sugary and notes of tequila. Flavor is medium sweet. Sweet finish. 171014

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
eduardovl (929) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml served in a chalice. I ask myself why should I review "this". In the end, it’s really difficult to consider it a beer... A: Pale yellow golden color. Huge white aired head S: Smell is disgusting. Very artificial. It smells like somebody mixed a low cost lager with sprite. In the very, very end, you can feel some smell of tequila but again, what’s the point about putting Tequila in a beer (and again, why am I trying to drink it?) T: Taste follows the nose: Cheap lager + lemonade. The most annoying here is the plastic aftertaste followed by an artificial tequila bitterness that stick to the mouth M: Very light body. High carbonation O: I would try another one if you point a gun to my head... [ BA Review @ 7/9/2011 ]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Syfher (80) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2014
Tequila beer, bottle of 33cl. Not a very great beer, but a nice little taste of tequila...In fact, taste like a "panaché". Try once, maybe not twice.

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