DrnkMcDermott (2865) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at a Mexican restaurant in Lombard: No Way Jose. Served with a frosted mug. Meh. But at least he asked first if I wanted a lime. Nice brown pour, leaving a thin layer of foam. Smell from the bottle carries a good dose of brown malt. Taste also has mellow brown malts. I think there’s some corn, but it’s not that obvious. The mug is causing icy bits of beer to form, so I’m doing most of the rating from the bottle. There I get a good impression of a smooth amber beer with a clean lager finish and no graininess. A good palate cleanser for the really spicy salsa this place serves. Filling, and leaves a good "burp," too.
gustavofnd (95) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - MAR 14, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Boa cerveja, saborosa. É uma cerveja mais escura que vale a pena tomar novamente.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Oakes (13138) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light amber-brown. Thin, sweet, and bland, vague caramel. That said, this ends up being one of the more reliable Mexican swills.
vipinvelp (2542) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear dark amber, small off-white foam ring. Light caramel barley aroma, more outspoken taste. Short aftertaste. (Houston 201501)
RhetoricalAns (465) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. light to medium brown aroma. malt aroma, tiny bit of nut. Light body.
nimbleprop (5419) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A couple 12oz bottles at my holiday party. Pours a clear amber with some creamy head. Nose has mild caramel, cheap malt, some corn, a little yeast. Flavor follows, some dough, some soggy biscuit, some chewy toffee. Watery finish.
commonshawn (516) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle in tulum mexico. Pale. Very watery and kinda off flavor. Finishes with pale malt and skunkiness. Generic and pretty bad.
MartinT (8328) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
My Bottom Line:
Mild caramel and vague hop bitterness coexist lackadaisically in this forgettable brew.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the deep amber.
-At first, I thought it was interesting that the masses in Mexico City drank a beer this dark. But then I tasted it and realized there wasn’t much specialty malt flavor in here at all... Oh well...
-This is strangely drier and more drinkable than MANY artisanal brews produced in the Mexico City area.
-Malts are poorly defined in the flavor profile.
loku (26) - Villa Nueva, GUATEMALA - OCT 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma a miel frutas y caramelo
Apariencia: Cuerpo café oscuro. cabeza sólida crema con tonos café leve precencia de burbujas.
Sabor. Ligero sabor amargo y ligera dulzura.
Paladar: un cuepo ligero y aceitoso con un suave burbujear. Un final ligeramente astringente y tostado con nueces
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
middle tier macro crap. could be worse but this is definitely a one timer. corn, malt, pee...
drowland (6575) - Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
8/20/14. Super random tick during a VORLAUF meeting thanks to Bill as I recall! Light, clear amber pour with a small frothy khaki head. Plain aroma, husky malts, light caramel, corn and oxidation, corn chips. Plain flavor, not awful, not great, light caramel, some floral aspects, corn chips. Eh.