muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 26, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz clear bottle. Fairly dull-looking light amber, very little quick dying head. Very little nose, but what there is seems rather stale and almost rancid, maybe a bit soapy as well. Not so bad in the flavor department, good rather creamy mouthfeel, reasonably full, rather fresh, a bit acid, a bit grainy, little hops .. maybe some corn. Really not too bad, above average for cheap Mexican swill (ooh, what a compliment).
Frank (2223) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2004
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
More than anything, this reminds me of Busch--sickly sweet, harsh artificial carbonation, no bitterness to speak of.
dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A good beer, by my standards for mexican beers. A golden color with a good taste of bitter hops. Nothing overpowering and nothing special either.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Light golden in color with a small white head which quickly disapated. Spicy hop flavor and bitterness.Watery and thin.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz. bottle. Golden color with a small white head. Small malt aroma, not horribly skunked. Ends dry and refreshing.
djbuddha (90) - Many, Louisiana, USA - FEB 5, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yet another yellow Mexican beer. Better than corona, but that is fairly easy to accomplish. Would be a great bbq beer, but other than that, forgetable.
Crockett (998) - Steelback County, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I wasn't taking notes back in march 2000. And it would cost too much to travel back to Mexico for a pint. More of the same. Labbatt's Genuine Draft is a good substitute. It was good enough to bring back a couple of cans. Much better than both Sol and Corona.
Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2004
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Fizzy bubbly pale yellow. Smelled corny. Unbelievably sharp carbonation bite on the palate. Flavor wasn't nasty, but it wasn't good either. Not much going on at all. Lime might have helped, but I had already sacrificed it to the more worthy glass of tap water on the table.
run20six2 (119) - USA - DEC 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer. Tastes like a darker corona. Nice appearence. PRobably be nice with a lime
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - DEC 4, 2003
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours clear and light amber colored--darker than American Pilsners, head is fine, fluffy white but fades very quickly.
The initial nose is much like Corona or Pacifica--hops and a vegetal off-smell that's pretty skunky. The flavor folows suit--no malt, not much in the way of hops, and a band-aid like after taste that hangs on. Maybe lagers just weren't meant to be brewed in hot climates--like Sing Ha and Red Stripe, this beer sucks.