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

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RATINGS: 529   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.


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1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
RichTheVillan (2515) - West Midlands, - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle from JDW Square Peg; tastes of high alchohol shandy only purchased because it was 2 for £5, It was refreshing though.


2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bahumat (93) - 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.

1.2
   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.

3
   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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kathouse (939) - 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.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
geologyguy (650) - 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

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Philym (948) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjorsvdg (53) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
stravale (2062) - 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

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
k92488 (231) - NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
0.33 flaske sea side Bol. Hvit lyst skum. Arona av lime masse lime. Smak av lime. Veldig sÝt.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
M_Sack (354) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle. The worst beer I've ever had. Sweet disgusting. The lime wedge in it probably made it better


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