StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one’s not going to wow you, but it is my top recommendation when it comes to a Mexican lager. Dethrone Corona, my friends. This is the beer of choice for Mexico’s West Coast. It’s got more hops and the aftertaste remains longer than its competition. It’s not a beer you try to impress someone with, but it is a beer to use as the Mexican standard.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2004
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a pale yellow. Sure it smells of something but what?Water and fizz with real imitation beer flavour added. Best if it’s free.
jonas (6141) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2004
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale golden, foamy head.
Straw flavors, then nothing.
Almost, but not quite, entirerely unlike beer.
mjg74 (2854) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a golden color. Aroma is that of a can of corn. Tastes like sweet corn with a bit of acidity in it. Not a great pale lager, but at least it isn’t skunky.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2004
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pale straw colour with a thin white head fading to nothing. Grassy aroma, pale malt, thin flavour of corn/malt with some lingering sweetness. A bit of cardboard character as well. Crap.
surfmurf (85) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Overall not bad but there are many Mexican lagers that are better. I was surprised that this was from makers of Carona. Perhaps they could share the formula with the carona people and make a better swill of that crap.
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2006 Good beer, blonde beers aren’t really my type, but this one deserves a good grade. It’s excellent while eating seafood.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A nice drink on a hot day, a good mexican beer for a pils/lager. there are many better Mexican beers, well, a few! But its a good thirst quencher! LOL Not skunky at all, smoother than alot of Mexican beers.
jgentgesdo (682) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 24, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Faint floral hops to nose, along with grassy notes. Yellow, pale pour. Mild malt flavor, grassy and yeasty. Watery, metallic mouthfeel. Not bad for a pale lager.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2004
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
A straw-like yellow color with a mild straw-like aroma to match. About the best I can say about the flavor is that it doesn’t have as metallic a finish as Corona Extra.