spicedad2 (78) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I've had this beer on tap in Guadalajara Mexico. This is an example of a beer which does not travel well to the US. On tap it's a well carbonated, but not evercarbonated beer. It's got some evidence of adjuncts, a corny flavor at times, but a nice balance of full flavor and fairly light body.
MrGregAD199 (65) - Medford, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark amber color; poor head persistence. Hop and metallic sensation in the nose. Dry, light taste, with a lot of caramel and a residual sweetness in the middle. Pretty watery final.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The best Mexican beer I have tried. Ice tea colored, low carbonation, little head. Malt aroma, clean and smooth going down, slightly sweet with a little tang on the tounge.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bubbly copper body with a mild spicy, sweet and refreshing flavor. Not too shabby. I like this way better than Dos Equis, Corona, and other more popular Mexican beers. Unique packaging in gold foil and stubby bottle.
AndrewKoransky (30) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Kinda felt a bit overcarbonated to me... such that it even hit the flavor of the beer. But I could tell it had a nice bitter refreshing aftertaste.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent dark beer from the country below us.
freekyp (1564) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2005 Smooth textured with nice malty overtone. Bad head retention. Nice dark copper color. Sweetness begins around mid-bottle, lingers for a short stay after swallow.
Archimedes99 (27) - Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly metallic, but not unplesant aroma. Little to no head, which is unusual for a dark beer but not atypical for a Mexican beer. The taste is actually rather robust and much better than I originally expected. It is very easy to drink and carries some notes of sweetness in the aftertaste. A pleasant brew.
sethatuml (38) - USA - DEC 28, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a little thin flavored for a dark beer. very drinkable though.