auerbrau (3180) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 17, 2014
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Small can, slugged on the streets of Old San Juan, midday. After watching countless locals swill this as at grimy neighborhood bars across Puerto Rico, I couldn’t help myself. I had to know what I was missing. I’d been hiking the hills of Old San Juan and worked up quiet a thirst. Recent newspaper reports said that low alcohol beer was better at re-hydration than water and are they ever right! This ice cold mini can went down fast and refreshing. I didn’t even notice a buzz. The residue left on my tongue was a metallic, urea quality with a bit of plant material. Cold, fast, and refreshing.
Erzengel (3975) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Golden in the glass. The beer starts smooth, slightly watery. The mainpart is very watery, slightly malty, slightly sweet. The aftertaste is very watery, slightly grainy, watery.
MWMBeerguy (132) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Better "island beer" than corona so if you are in a pinch for craft beer, it's not a bad substitute. Very neutral taste, similar to Amstel Light but with more malt aroma a taste in the form of a light crackers taste. Not a bad beer to session with on the beach.
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harpsm (32) - Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
This stuff is everywhere in Puerto Rico, and pretty cheap ($4-5 for a six-pack). Not bad as light beers go. Crisp, dry, and watery with a bit of corniness. Nothing special, but refreshing for a day on the beach.
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Compare to any super light lager. Not worth the trouble, unless you happen to be in PR.
Headbanger (3415) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle 1/30/13 (Parrot Club-Old San Juan)-Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of corn and grains. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew was just another typical pale lager.
Nalsim (3) - PUERTO RICO - FEB 6, 2014 does not count
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is no game changer or anything made to impress you. It’s a Americanized bastardization of German pilsners. It’s the Puerto Rican version of Coors, Budweiser and Miller. Nothing special here but it’s a lot better than it’s US counter parts. There is no flaws in this beer in terms of off-flavors, it just lack any good flavor. For this reason I take this well brewed watery corn based lager over badly off-flavored craft lagers.
Aroma – Corn… malted water…
Appearance – pale corn… malted water…
Taste – corn… water…
Mouthfeel – thin, watery
TizzleJizzle (638) - Garland, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Backlog rating from my visit to Puerto Rico in July 2008. 12 oz bottle. Poured a boring clear golden color with little a thin white head. Crisp taste of corn, hay, tap water, and grains. Well carbonated, thin watery body.
SHIG (3703) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 24, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can: drank straight from the can, white head. Aroma is light grass. Taste is wet, light grain and corn.
two7offsuit (256) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bland tasting light beer, pale yellow color, with little to no head. Not very good.