Brewed by Backus y Johnston (SABMiller)
Style: Pale Lager
Lima, Peru


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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Originally brewed by Compańia Nacional de Cerveza which was taken over by Backus and Johnston Brewery in 1994.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DCJack (185) - Alabama, USA - NOV 8, 2005
pretty decent pilsner. I had no idea Peru exported beer. Refreshing, holds up in flavor, not chemical or fake tasting like so many American beers

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2005
12 oz bottle - Pours golden with a short white head that dissipates quick. Shame on me for thinking a bottle that said Pilsen on it would be a pilsener. Aromas of grass and light grains. Flavor is grass, sweet corn, light grains. Palate is light but not very carbonated and not too crisp and clean either. This tastes much more like a pale lager than a pilsener or a helles to me. Whatever type it is it isn’t very good..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a pale yellow body with a moderate white head. Light aroma of grass and some metallic. Flavor of malt and corn.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
dwyerpg (5547) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2005
This is another Peruvian bland beer. Looks and tastes pretty much like any other countries mass-produced crappy brew. Oh well.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Smells vaguely like an empty glass that had a sweet south american lager in it within the last month. Clear yellow color. fast fading head. Water with some drops of sugary malt drops in it. Amazing how they made a Dortmunder EXACTLY like the other pale lagers fromt he region. Might even make one think it was a pale lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Quillaraymi (89) - USA - AUG 4, 2005
It is a beer to go with some peruvian dishes. It goes good with it. It goes very watery if you leave it in your glass for a while. I will say it is not too week or strong...a medium level.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2005
I (unfairly) braced myself for the worst, but was surprized by the drinkability of this Dortmunder. Light gold with a short-lived slender head, it’s got a sweet grassy aroma with a touch of herbal hopping. The flavor is sweet malt, mayhaps a bit of corn, and finishes on a sweet note with a dash of hop bitterness. A summer thirst quencher.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bkurtz (1060) - MOROCCO - JUN 28, 2005
(bottle) Poured a golden yellow. Slight hoppiness and not a bad thirst quencher for plain beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Bottle poured yellow with little head or lacing. Aroma and flavor of light malt,hops ,corn with a good bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JAN 21, 2005
Clear-yellow body with a fine, white head. Smells "so fresh and so clean" ala Andre 3000. Taste is same, with clean malt and fresh, floral hops. Pretty good for a cheap lager, as it escapes from being skunky due to its freshness. But it does not escape from being watery and malt flavor is a little ricey. Had this out of a bottle at a Peruvian restaurant to wash down chicken, and yucca slathered with green chili sauce. For this purpose, the beer is stellar for the occasion. Otherwise, its no better than a Miller or Bud. Why do people from warm climates always make sucky beer (aside from californians)?

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