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 Compañia Nacional de Cerveza which was taken over by Backus and Johnston Brewery in 1994.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cartoonkhaki (1231) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2004
Light golden colour.. white foam salty aroma.. idian spice aroma gram marsala quite cloying aroma... no sopice in flavour.. light watery palate.... Standard european in style and flavour...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerguy101 (5350) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Light gold color. Small head. Aroma is malty, grainy and fruity, with a touch of corn. A light bodied dort/helles style lager. Mild malts, touch of corn. Mild slightly spicy hops. Crisp. Light and refreshing. Very mild flavor, and somewhat watery. Yet it does have a nice dry finish. This beer falls into the category of “its OK, but there is nothing there” Mouthfeel is a little thin. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2004
Bottle from Machu Pichu resturant in Indy. Very light yellow and crystal clear. Frothy head and nice carbonation. Slightly bitter hops. Malts are very light. Reminds me of good old Burger or other fine american standards more than a dortmunder/helles. But there is a bit more malt and hops. Some adjunct flavors. Certainly drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2004
Blond color. Light malt aroma. Dry taste, with a high bitterness. So similar to Premium Cristal… reminds me that Simpson’s episode at Duff’s brewing facility…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dogbrick (10740) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Move along, nothing to see here. Pale golden color with a medium white head that fizzed out pretty quickly. Very little lacing. The aroma is lightly malty with a kind of sweet biscuit character. Crisp and light bodied and on the malty side. There are some hops but really not enough to keep this interesting for long. The finish is a little soft and watery but there is definitely worse out there. Below average on the whole but better than I was expecting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElGaucho (2371) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2012 Re-Rate 5-15-12: Didn’t realize I had rated this already, almost exactly 8 years ago. Went from a 2.0 overall score to 2.6. Bottle at Punta Sol in Miraflores, Peru. Aroma not very pleasant. Crystal clear with very little head, and little visible carbonation. Nice, stronger Euro pils flavor with a mild hop profile. Enjoyable. 5-14-04:Proud to be the first Minnesotan to rate this brew. Doughy aroma, but not too pleasant. Large white head. Slightly cloudy, gold body. Good visible carbonation. Not much lace. A little overly carbonated. Poor aroma thankfully does not translate to the taste, although you still get a whiff every time you go down for a sip. A drinkable lager with a zing on the palate from the carbonation. Probably pretty good with Peruvian food. A worthy South American lager. Ar 3, Ap 2, Tas 3, Pal 4, Ov 8

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DragonStout (1409) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2004
Another veggie beer.There is no meatiness to this.Cloudy, almost clear throughthe whole expierence.The finish left a taste in ur mouth for a lil while.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Clear cider gold, thin whitish head. Nose soapy, grassy, and sweet. Clean flavor, finishes crisp with no aftertaste. Noticeable corn-ish adjuncts. Very sweet, but has nothing vaguely funky or foul in it, which is a good thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2003
A crystal clear gold color with a bright white frothy head that is massive in size, the lace is a white curtain draped upon the glass. Nose is crisp and clean as a lager should be, pleasant as noses go, start is quite sweet, nice malt profile, and the top light to middling in its feel to the palate. Finish has a biting acidity, the hops present and mellow in their spiciness, very dry aftertaste. In all fairness, one of the better lagers I’ve tasted in a while, quite a little thirst quencher and would be a great “lawnmower beer”.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (32936) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2003
A golden beer with a small disappearing head. The aroma is sweet and warm - is it chili? The flavor is sweet, malty with a slightly bitter end - a really good thirst quencher. For a pilsener this has a great body.

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