DrnkMcDermott (2856) - 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.
Oakes (13074) - 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 (2506) - 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 (441) - 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 (5347) - 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 (492) - 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 (8262) - 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 (6289) - 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 (6530) - Valdosta, 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.
BLADT (657) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Handsome amber with white topper. Mild aroma corn, paper and musk. Taste is clean and light. A bit sweet. Light aspartame on close. Better than most bodega beers in Mexico.