vipinvelp (1605) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear pale yellow with quickly dissapearing white foam head. Aroma is weak, so is taste. Nothing special about this lager, but it added another country to my list. Short somewaht bitter aftertaste. (Houston 201301)
Arve_Christian (2459) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On 35 cl can from Lider, Santiago under the name of famosa.pale golden color, ok foam. Aromas of wheat/ boiled vegetables, some light fruity notes
Light body and complexity.
Ok bitterness and balance.
Pretty std industrial Pale lager, refreshing on a hot summer night
STL_Drew (152) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2012
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured from can to glass, one finger head, fully diminishing, light yellow almost clear color, aroma is not pleasant, flavor is mild malt, pretty watered down taste.
musinj6 (358) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Note this is a genuine Gallo bought in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Pours a golden pale color with less than one finger head thatquickly dissipates and shows plenty of carbonation. Toasted hops and mild sweetness up front. Largely no hop flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Medium malty finish. For a macrobrew lager, this one is good compared to many of the other Central American lagers Iíve had and even some of the macrobrews in the US.
rosenbergh (5533) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012 355 ml bottle as Famosa. 1155. BB 29 JUL 11. From State Line Liquors, Elkton, MD.
Clear pale golden colour with small white head.
Strawy, hay-y and grainy staleish malty aroma. Flavour is stale malt, straw and alcohol. No good.
Tac (95) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2012
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours quite big white off head, aroma of some malt and cerial, some metalic notes, taste has medium biterness, quite crisp, high in carbonation. Very wattery.
bytemesis (2133) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours clear pale yellow with a small very fizzy white head that disapears almost immediately, but does leave some lacing. Aroma is grains and corn, with an odd note of lasagna. Flavor is grain, mildly sweet corn syrup, a bit of spice and lingering sweetness in the finish. Expectedly watery in the mouth.
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from BevMo, Sacramento. Pours clear golden with a modest white head and a nondescript aroma. There is a funky pale malt flavor with almost no body and a hint of bitterness.
ronaldtheriot (969) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Famosa (Gallo, or Rooster) has a thick, white head, and a bubbly, straw appearance, with even a little lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, bready, biscuity barley malt, and the flavor is sweet, malty, sugary, and a bit hoppy as well. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Famosa finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, mostly dry, and imminently drinkable. This is an example of a near-perfect lager beer. Itís delicious! RJT
fiveacestx (418) - Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle that is called "Famosa" - Pours light yellow with next to no head and smells SKUNKY! Grainy in taste and a thin mouthfeel.