badgerben (4395) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep copper color with a medium head. That’s pretty dark for a pale lager... Slightly sweet aroma like honey or maple syrup, but it fades immediately. Completely dead taste. It looks darker than water and feels a bit thicker, but otherwise, I might as well be drinking water.
gnoff (7780) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2014 First rating
Bottle in Monterrey, Mexico, September 2005.
Amber towards brown color, white head. Served ice cold but also nice when warming up a bit. Hoppy scent and taste, one of the better Mexican beers I’ve tried.
Bottle from Señor Frogs, Costa Maya, Mexico. End of January 2014.
Amber color, white head. More malty scent and taste than I remembered it to be. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness. Still plenty of more character than many other generic lagers I’ve had from Mexico, but not as outstanding towards other beers than I remembered it to be. Leaving the older rating scores though, close enough.
derteufel (5) - MEXICO - MAR 16, 2006 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer, has a nice strong flavor, great aroma, nice color... the colder, the better.
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Extremely low expectations despite an old girlfriend saying this was good. Solid, much more in coloration and bittering than I would have thought also. Not that it’s going to blow anyone away, but I could easily see enjoying many of these if I were to be vacating in Mexico. Thanks to my current girlfriend snagging this for me without my even asking.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a light amber with a thin off white head. Mild caramel aroma and not much else. The taste was only slightly better than the Sol I drank all week, but at least it was a change of pace.
paulsutter (8) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is my favorite Mexican beer(closely followed by Negra Modelo). It reminds me a lot of Newcastle Brown Ale and thought the description here says it’s a Pale Lager, it reminds me much more of a Marzen (Octoberfest type) beer. It has a nice head that leaves a significant lace on the glass - has a malt, cereal, caramel and balanced sweet taste. The color is dark copper and clear. It has a medium body, lightly creamy texture, medium alcohol content, and moderately long finish. Maybe a bit too carbonated.
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 13, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle-again, im giving this beer a rating based on my experience, not the actuall beer. My date said that this beer was pretty popular in Mexico, so i decided to give it a try since i have never herd of it before. I sampled this right after carta blanca and its definately a better beer. Good malt base with a touch of spicy hops in there. Well, i must admitt, my date is stunningly hot so i would be drinking this beer and not even paying attention to it.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet, malty nose. Caramel color, with a decent beige head that leaves some lacing on the glass. The flavor is on the sweet side, but the malts are more complex than one would expect. The mouth feel is light, with a slightly bitter, short lived aftertaste. I was surprised by this beer.
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice amber color. Thin body with lots of carbonation. Some malt flavor and a hoppy finish. Not as good as Negra Modelo but still very enjoyable.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2006 Good beer!, It has a soil-like back flavor, but it’s great, although kinda new. It’s a little dunkel.