Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I recently tried this both on tap and in the bottle during my stop in Madrid on a recent Euro trip. I found the draft version more enjoyable as I am reviewing that version.
This was presented in a goblet, light yellow in color with lots and lots of fluffy white head. Makes a really nice lacing down the glass as I consume. I honestly don’t recall a macro lager that presents itself so nicely... I am really impressed with the appearance. Aroma is very typical and average of the lager, a shy hint of spice and light caramel. Flavor reminds me of a heineken, has very little bittering and somewhat smooth but nothing exciting here. The mouthfeel was quite nice though, carbonation was near perfect, very creamy and smooth texture on the palate with a slightly dry finish. I think this is a great example of how a lager should be carbonated. Of the pretty drab selection of beers brewed in Spain, this was my first choice on my trip.. not too bad.
Wombata (358) - Kobe, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Earthy and sweet malt with earthy and floral hop.
Palate: Leans toward sweetness yet with some balance.
Flavor: Like the nose. Decent lingering sweet and bitter flavors.
grayson (3) - USA - JUN 30, 2005 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pretty bitter, but gets better as you go down.
thought its carbonation lasted til the bottom of the mug and overall it was pretty good. very pretty color and good thick foam. mmmmahou.
MichaelAwesome (2970) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had that one a million times in Madrid on tap and in bottle. Interesting one as it still is a pissy lager but gives me a tender sweetness with the amount of carbo which I like. Therefore I enjoyed it every time accompanied by a little snack. Definitely not rocket science but not crap beer at all.
carnival (20) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad beer ... I drank it when I was in Madrid ... I bought it at a grocery store. It was tasty, and was a "eating" beer ... something you would have with a good meal, to compliment, but definitely not to drink on its own - to try and find exceptional qualities. Overall, rather decent compared to what we have in Canada or the U.S (even more so).
mutz (489) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Literfles uit de supermarkt. Pilskleur , goede kraag. Zoetbittere geur en smaak. Vrij zoet voor een pils, weinig bitter. Niet slecht als het 32 graden is.
erickok (3165) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 28, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden, light haze maybe and thin head. Light hoppy, unfortunately also some metal. Refreshing, light bitter. Good tasteful pilsner. (On tap at Valencian ponchos bar)
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2004
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very classic lager...nothing speciel there, really. Still when your in Spain, you can't stop yourself from having one of their classic lager while eating yout tapas. The beer is well adapted to the country. Just thinking of Mahou makes me dream of Espana again, so that why my overall impression of that beer is so high.
ogivlado (5402) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned(500ml). -better than Mahou Cinco Estrellas, pale golden coloured with minimal head, grainy and malty, a little bit too carbonated but overall good and refreshing
Nekronos (3603) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 18, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 Good one, a little sawer but ok, I like spanish beers, a little refreshing and good for chats and hanging with friends while watching a game.