brewrater (92) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The best of the Modelo group. Maybe not praise in that Corona is bad and their Especial is average. Still, I thought it paired well with the real Mexican food I was eating. Full flavor. The best I’ve had from that side of the border. An acquaintance from Mexico told me that this is considered the best commercial brew there.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2005 The aftertaste is the best part of this beer. It has a pretty strong taste and is priced very well. This is the best Mexican beer I have had so far. If you go to a Mexican restaurant I recommend this beer.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty delicious. Dark, but translucent and bubbly. A bit of corn syrupy taste that makes it similar to Budweiser. Excellent with food, heavy on the palate. Not that strong a taste, even though 6%. Good for a try, but not in my mind a session beer.
noisycricket (11) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
a nice dark or dark amber beer. Mexico’s best by a longshot. very crisp , with noticable "zing" from the hops. Clean after taste.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mexican beer alike no others. Maybe that’s why it’s more popular elsewhere than it is in Mexico? As a darker beer, this one is like Guiness-lite - it has the chocolate and earthy overtones, but isn’t as heavy. I definitely recommend this one when a Mexican beer is called for.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow! A Mexican beer that is good...imagine that! With a dark, malt caramel flavor that doesn’t need the lime, which is often gratuitously provided. Reminds me of a very light Guinness. Not bad at all.
Tejas (979) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2007 Well there isn’t anything offensive about this one and it’s a mexican brew that doesn’t need a lime to add flavor but it’s not one I’d spend drink often. Some malty flavor and a tad bit of roasty flavor to boot.
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2008 very good mexican brew.great with salsa and carne.it does not match up to micro’s,but then again.i dont think its trying to.
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
By far my favorite Mexican beer. Goes especially nice with a big platter of carne asada and refried beans. Good caramelly and malty flavors, somewhat crisp dry hop finish. Not something I’d pick up if I weren’t in a mexican mood though.
surfmurf (85) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Overall a surprise from the brewers of that swill CARONA. Why this is not their most popular beer is proof that if you advertise people will drink $h*T and pay a lot for it. I could do without the lime though, save it for a diet coke. Very good and a neat bottle.