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


on tap


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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.19   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Originally brewed by Compañia Nacional de Cerveza which was taken over by Backus and Johnston Brewery in 1994.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChainGangGuy (4490) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, light yellow body with a thin, wispy, white head. Smell: Oh, what a cereal nose, accompanied by light floral hints and a faint note of grain. Taste: Light pale maltiness with a distinctly cereal sweetness. Floral, spicy hops, lightly bitter. Drying, crisp finish. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Reasonably refreshing -- I suppose that’s the politest thing one can say of this beverage.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Ha. One of those beers you wish you wouldn’t have drank. Off flavors abound with grain and corn and sourness. Glad I don’t live in Peru.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Pours a clear pale with a small almost non existent head. Smells of corn and malt. First sip tastes of malt and corn with a mild hop presence. Very light bodied and typical of beers from Latin America. Not too bad when I compare it to all the others I have had from Lima.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Bottle courtesy of daknole. Pours gold with a white head. Smells of apples and citrus. Tastes of sweet apples, citrus, watery. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2008
Verre d’une bouteille de 1.1 L à Phinaya. Arômes discrets de mais et de houblon floral. Robe paille, effervescence à grosses bulles. Assez sèche en bouche, un léger malt est accompagné d’une touche de houblon floral.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Bottle, thanks to daknole! Pours clear straw with a slightly lacy head. Aroma of cat, cabbage and corn. The taste is everything the nose would lead you to suspect. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
after4ever (6565) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2008
12-oz bottle. Thanks, Bitbucket! Thin fizzy pale straw under a quickly fading white fizzy head. Skunky, slightly dank, mildewy nose. Fizzy, rather sharp and watery body. Thick, unpleasant notes of skunkage on the mid-palate. Neutral finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2008
A friend brought this back for me on a recent trip to Peru. Pours bright golden, little white head. aroma is of grain, wheat and pears. Sort of citrusy and a little salty. your typical foreign pale lager. Thanks Alyssa!! :)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
b33r (703) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2008
Had in Peru on vacation. Medium yellow color with little white head and no lacing. Light flavor and aroma and very easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Dakine. First up on my Central America Beer Tour – we head to Peru. Pours a really light clear gold with 2 finger white head and decent lacing. Nose is grain, sweet malt and a touch of skunk. Taste is sweet malt and a bit of hops – no skunk in the flavor. Very light mouth feel and really clean finish – almost no aftertaste. Refreshing beer. For what it is, it’s not bad – especially when it’s 102 degrees right now.

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