frankliemydear (11) - Roseville, California, USA - FEB 3, 2008
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
This beer was fair. I actually could not smell the beer. It’s a light beer, I didn’t think it had too much flavor...maybe a hint of a slightly bitter aftertaste. I agree it’s better than some of the sour Mexican beers like Baja beer. At least it wasn’t flat.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz green bottle. Filtered with a golden hue. Quickly dissipating fingerwidth of white head. Grainy bready lager nose. Slight fruity ester. Grainy and light bodied. Slight vanilla creaminess. Crisp and not too skunky. Very drinkable. Crisp and dry. Smooth malts and mild hops, but both are distinguishable. Slightly sticky. Considering that I was going into this with little optimism, this beer was a pleasant surprise. Half the price of Heineken, but definitely not half the flavor!
NachlamSie (2765) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2006
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
bottle. Pours a clear, light gold with a fast fading head. Aroma = skunk =[. A bit of corn husks and paper are also detected. The body is soapy sweet with papery notes and gives me a slight headache pretty fast. The mouthfeel is strangely slick and thin. I guess this isn’t as bad as I thought it would be, but I really can’t finish even one glass of this.
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2006
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Neither as vile as it smells nor as nasty as Baja should be this company’s motto. In actual fact, if one is careful not to breath, this brew is on the low side of drinkable. Rather watery with just the tiniest bit of lemon tones, a very mild--too mild one might say--hoppy finish. I’ve had far better, but I’ve had far worse as well.
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 17, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Suprising is the one word that I can only seem to come up with to describe this beer. In all honesty, I truly thought that this beer was going to be a drain pour the first time it hit my palate. So much for preconcieved ideas. It really wasn’t that bad of a beer and I think it’s actually more drinkable than Heineken or other beers from that region. Aroma was skunky, yet also grassy, some carboard and some vegetable. Appearance was golden yellow, smallish head. Mouthfeel was slightly rough with a bit much in the carbonation area. Flavor was really what threw me for a loop as it almost had a bit of citrus to it. Not hop citrus mind you, but almost lemony. It wasn’t horrible, nor was it fantastic either. It also had a grassy bite to it that was easy to consume. Drink it quick might be the motto for these guys. I didn’t wait around to find out what would happen at warmer temps. It’s already 105 here in NorCal, so I don’t need a warm beer to boot.
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2006
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Sour grain malt aroma. Golden yellow color with small head. Typical cheap lager sweet-sour grain flavor. Mild bitter finish. Might be a little better fresh. Typical poor European lager.
Reid (1899) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bought as a 6 pack from cheap Grocery Outlet.
Pretty average looking pale lager..weak golden with a large frothy white head.
NO aroma at all to speak off..tiny bit of skunk, after all it is a gren bottle!!.
Flavour is strange it starts off like a regular malty style lager.then degenerates into watery bitterness..like others I find the lemony taste quite jarring.
Thin Thin watery mouthfeel to it, no enjoyment.
This started off looking like it might just be an average Dutch lager..but eneded up sub par..not very good.
22oz (3) - san diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2006 does not count
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I thought i was getting a deal @$3.99 a six pack, it is very sour with a hint of skunk and a bitter aftertaste.I only managed to drink 2 before i just couldnt drink anymore ..nothing like heineken ..more like a poormans rolling rock =(
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2006
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Pours pale yellow with white head. I can smell the skunk the moment I pop the cap. There’s also an intense sour aroma and something that vaguely reminds me of wild onions. The flavor is very grassy with a weird artificial lemon twang to it. The finish is slightly less offensive. Like others, got this on impulse in a pick-6 at Food City.
Suttree (5142) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2006
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Yellow and white. skunky, sour, lemony, Sprite or 7up aroma. Slightly sour flavor, then the usual Euro-lager flavors. I swear, I’m a sucker for anything new on the shelves.