GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
No head, slight lacing on the glass. Malty nose, leading to a toffee-vanilla sweet finish. A Vienna style beer from Mexico. Putting a lime in this beer would make no sense as there is no skunk to cover up. Come on people, this is ONLY a Mexican beer because it is made in Mexico. in acuallity it is one of the few remaining Vienna style beers commercialy available.
Very drinkable, sweet beer.
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark mahogany, with lots of carbonation and head that dissipates quickly. Nice fruit nose, slightly sweet. Very smooth, and very light flavors, not a lot of body to this beer. Fruity aftertaste.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Suprising for a Mexican beer. I like it. Red brown color, no head at all, very few bubbles. Different flavor from anything else I've had before and can't place it. This is the first mexican beer I have had that doesn't require fruit.
guzzler67 (1653) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2009 Dark amber appearance with an average sized head. Subtle, caramel malt aroma failed to leave any impression. Watered down, artificially sweet, cola-like taste. Light bodied with a lot of carbonation. Short lived finish.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a darkish brown color with some carbonation and a malted smell. Taste is of some slightly roasted malted and finishes with a slight bitterness. Overall it is one of the better Mexican beers, but that isn't saying much...
evilpsych (34) - USA - SEP 3, 2003
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
ugh. never again. glad i could pawn this swill off on a bud. Not what I expected in a dark mexican beer.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit darker than your other mexican beers. Try this next time you order a burrito, it's got better hop and malt flavor than the typical mexican beer.
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2003
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty ordinary stuff, but I really liked the bottle. It struck me as being a well-made beer for the masses.
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - AUG 20, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The common thread throughout most of these tasting is the fact that although nothing special, this is probably the best mass-produced Mexican beers. I will concur. Heck I'll even (gasp!) put a lime in this one at a Mexican place once in a while. It is not an attractive beer, and the mouthfeel is poor, but it helps with the Habenero pepper fire...
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2003
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This dark mexican beer is better than most mexican beer, but the spicy and not that pleasant taste and boring looks makes this a beer that i'll never buy again.