hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2010
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this at the brewery in Old San Juan on my recent trip. Light, similar to medalla light. Poured a clear golden color with some head and lacing. Light carbonation, with a watery feel. Taste is of wet grass and light malt. Finish is weak and really watery, hardly any feel to this brew.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewpub. Pours a light very pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is corn, malt, water. Typical pale light beer no apparent flaws and enjoyed by the masses but just not my thing. Put together pretty well for the style though.
Grovlam (4189) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught @ the brewpub in San Juan. They served a five sample. Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Clear light yellow color. Aroma was light grassy, with notes of caramel, mild toasted malt. Light bodied with an average carbonation and light dry texture. Light bitter and sweet flavor in balance. Light grassy dry finish. Ok but not spectacular in any ways.
abcfan (867) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ehh, probably my least favorite in the sampler. Poured clear yellow with thin head. Very bland, grassy taste. Skunky finish.
pumpmaster (1298) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap 4.5 oz sample at the O.H. Brewery in Old San Juan, PR A good light beer.
cheap (4886) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at the brewpub in Old San Juan. Ubiquitous color and appearance. Sweetish aroma. Some hay and grass in the flavors. Mild and friendly. Easy to enjoy with its gentle like behavior and manners. Some very mild bitter bite on the finish, but very acceptable.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 3, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the San Juan location. Pours light, got a metallic off taste to it. But much more body than i was expecting from a pale lager. You can still tell its from microbrewery.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
27 oct 07, on tap @ Old Harbor Brewery in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Described to me as being like Medalla Light. Not a good way to start! Why do these people like this beer so much? Deep golden color, White head. Aroma of sweet malt. Flavor is very malty. Slowly followed by a sharp bitterness. Light bodied and still chewy. Overall: A "better" light beer!
OldGrowth (3058) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap at brewpub. So-so aroma. lite grass. Sourdough. Clean golden yellow color. Small head minor lace. Bitter flavor, like aroma. Tinny, grassy, grainy. Lite body, lite creamy mouthfeel, dry sweet flavor. Technically hits all the marks of a pale lager, easy to drink. crisp clean.
GarrettB (1312) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2007 Puerto Rico has a certain charm to me, but I think it’s all old world and no new world. That is, I find the heat oppressive, the fauna overwhelming and the people too concerned with their own hydration to show faux kindness to tourists. On the other hand, the old architecture that decorates the old part of San Juan still drips with a history nascent enough to resonate with our own sense of boundary and distance. Puerto Rico may be a two or three hour plane ride away, but looking out on the Atlantic from a slit in a old colonial fort makes the trip seem like an eternity. It’s also a lonesome feeling; an echo that bounces off Europe with only an eerie whisper. The combination of European heritage and sweltering heat makes the Old harbor Coqui a fine choice for a drink. Though I doubt there’s a way to smuggle a few liters from the bar to the beach, it still makes for a nice drink at the end of the day when your clothes are drenched with sweat and your brain swollen from history. It’s a beer that sits between the feral satisfaction of a Corona on a hot day, and the sophisticated pilsners that sparkle on bar tops around the globe. In other words, it is a middle class lager, something fit for the thirsty fisherman and his landlord at once. It’s hard to understand the obscure details of a beer when you’re craving anything that will coat you’re esophagus, but I remember it being like any other lager. It was gold, it was clear, it was sparkling with carbonation and had all the smell of a refined lager, sans excessive alcohol, corn aromas, or any odd industrial tastes. I recall through the mists of time and dysfunctional memory a surfeit of malts that seemed odd at the time, but was probably my own n00bness. I really had no idea what malts tasted like. But it is enough to say that this is a pretty reasonable lager, especially on the kind of days that bear down on Puerto Rico.