HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
One of the Mexican beers I enjoyed most, probably because it was a bit darker and tastier than the likes of Corona, Equis etc. Similar to the Negra Modelo, sweet and caramel in taste. Quite nice
uglyblond1 (177) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 21, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Amber. Aroma has some malt and low quality hops. Medium body. Flavor has some caramel with very strong metal and leather overtones. A bit dry for the type, does also have a little tobacco tang. Finish resembles most Mexican lagers with a slight off yeast aftertaste.
Aubrey (3339) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2010 Playa del Carmen bottle. Clear and medium amber. Light and a little watery with a moderate carbonation. A little sweetness (toffee). Background aromas were kind of nice (tobacco, coffee, burnt wood, smoke). Bitterness was kind of one-dimensional and uneventful. Dryish and somewhat sour aftertaste, with bitter bakerís chocolate. Overall, somewhat unbalanced, and it didnít really do much for me, but I have to say it was a little surprising. RERATE (bottle in Mexico City): Smooth texture. Snappy bitterness, with elements of herbs, grass and plant stems. Malt side was full of bread crust, dark toast and cooked caramel. Bitter finish.
NoiZe (2325) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber coloured, a bit strange, cognac like. Bottle says 6% indeed.
Light flavoured, a bit bitterness. Little bit carbonated. Not bad.
DuffMan (5183) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2006
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The darkest of all the Mexican "negra" beers I tried-- itís no vienna, but it is something most definitely different from the massive pale lager market in Mexico. My bottle says 6% alcohol, not the 4.5% listed here. Anyway, I actually allowed this to come up in temperature a little before attacking it, and it payed off-- the subtle toffee sweetness of this beer became more apparent, but unfortunately so did the background metallic flavour. Still, one worth trying if you are in the country and sick of pale lagers.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I may have just really needed something other than Corona, but I thought this beer was decent. Drank t from the bottle, but it had a malty caramel flavor and nicce finish.
dp (602) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had one two days ago while visiting Akumal. A distinct difference from the sol and modello we had been drinking. Not overbearing, just was good to taste rather than swill the others.
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 25, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from bottle. Pours a clear amber with a scattered white head. Aroma is very clean with some sourness. I was really hoping for a boquet of vienna malts, but it didnít happen for me. Flavor is slightly bitter with a clean finish. Toasted malts dominate, but there may be a hint of citrus-like hops in the flavor as well. Lightbodied, well carbonated and very drinkable. A good beer to drink while in Mexico (55 cents for this sample), but hardly worth importing.
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2005 Bottle... Light bodied and thin. Maybe some light cocoa notes in the aroma and flavor... maybe not. The best of limited choices in Calica, Mexico.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Leonís a nice enough guy, but his beerís not that great. Deep red. Nose a whiff of caramel, some malts, but not much there. Taste has some caramel to it, but it tastes a bit like itís been brewed with some dish soap. Quite metallic, not that great, but doesnít completely suck I guess.