sciencedude (62) - USA - AUG 17, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
One of the ubiquitous beers in Costa Rica. It has a rather strong alcohol smell and its taste is very strong, and quite bitter. It tries to be dark, without the flavor. Not bad with food, but not great in and of itself.
Sledutah (7067) - Utah, USA - AUG 1, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
16oz can brought from CR by my wife
Appearance: Pours clear straw/yellow with a small white head, no lacing
Aroma: Corn, grassy, pale malts and citrus
Taste: Pale malts, grassy and some citrus
Decent, easy drinkability.
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Gold pour with white head and lace. Paper, with a musty finish and a hint of abv at 5.1? Thine watery with good carbonation. A metallic finish as well.
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2010
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle dalekliz brought back from costa rica. Pours golden bubbly with a bright white head. Nose is pale lagerific. Taste is blech. blech blech.
JoeinDahlem (1456) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bright and clear yellow-gold with a fairly generous white head. Even getting some textbook lace. Delicate, sweetish cereal nose with hints of corn and metal. Light bitterness but thankfully quite dry compared to Bavaria or Imperial for example, which can both be a touch sweet. Some nutty notes in the backtaste. Absurdly clean. If you think you are craving one of these, in fact your body may be crying out for some nice cool water. Which is probably the secret of light pale lagers in the first place.
thornecb (5540) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the can. Grainy malt aromas. Grain and corn from front to back with a dry, crisp finish.
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 23, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Clear golden. Aroma has some sweet graininess (corn) and some hops with light flowery and grassy hints. Sweetish bready flavor with some cereals and a bitter, slightly metallic, finish. Light-bodied. Better than I expected.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - FEB 18, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ a tasting: grain, corn, some metal, bit of lemon, weak, watery, bland boring but not offensive.
zvikar (4431) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 17, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
@ a tasting, thanks Kati & Jenia, pours yellow clear with a small white head, aroma of malt, corn and sugar can sweetness, flavor of malt and cereals, bitter towards the finish, quite watery and drinkable.
tomer (3067) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 17, 2010
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
At a tasting, thanks Zvikar, little head, clear pale yellow colour, a light hoppy aroma, some sulphur which becomes stronger in time, and a touch of vanila. Sweetish with a touch of bitterness, both fading away leaving a diluted watery sensation.