realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JUN 11, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap poured a clear gold color with small white head. Aroma was mild malts and lager yeast. Flavor was bland with a smooth finish, not too much going on.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 20, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap in carlsbad, very pale, no aroma, lacking a bit in flavor, went well with pizza, good for quenshing thirst in summer, nothing spectacular
Bartzilla (600) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíll give this an overall of 15 because it nails the style to a tee and compared to real Mexican lagers, this is far more quaffable. You would almost swear you can taste beans in it. And by saying that I donít really mean that you can taste beans, but more or less it captures the exact flavor of drinking a Mexican lager and eating some quality Mexican grinds. I canít rate this low on itís style since, for itís style, it shines above the rest. This is usually one of my "slow down" beerís at Hamiltonís, when Iíve made the decision that I am actually going to sober out and drive home instead of calling a cab and wondering how Iím going to fetch my car the next day.
alexanderj (3512) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On draft at the Carlsbad Pizza Port; very good for the style. Classic pale lager in color and aroma (not much). Flavor was sweet malt and grain/grass/hops. Surprising beer from them.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I had this on draft a few times, usually at Pizza Port San Clemente. They tell me that itís a favorite of the local military, as a substitute for BMC...
itís yellow, not much aroma, the flavor is benign. designed & implemented as an ice cold quench thirster.
WeeHeavySD (3367) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2007
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
draft at the lost abbey today, 4/20/07, with a packed house of locals hiding from the rain. Porus yellow, no head no armoa. Decent taste nothign special.
ClarkVV (5369) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2007 Draught at Port Brewing on 3/24/07
Thin white head is quickly diminished, leaving only a few patches of lace behind. Rather light, golden-blonde color with some slightly darker maize-like notes and a high clarity.
Not much going on in the noseÖ.Bit of corn-like notes, though not really the offensive type. Light vanillin and dry, grainy malts that are quite bare and not very fresh/crisp smelling. Some nutty, minimally noticeable hops and a finish very devoid of yeast crispness. Mineral water-like notes and grain aromas mostly, and pretty weak at that. Didnít get any DMS in the nose.
Before even mentioning the flavor, the body and carbonation were way off. Extremely loose carbonation leads to a very thin/watery mouthfeel. And it seems like there just isnt enough malt in the beer either, as much of the flavor is water. After that, some dry, bready, nearly astringent cracker-like notes, slight corn/borderline DMS notes and a bit of waxiness/paperiness. Even the malt flavor that was present was pretty bland, stale and washed out. Not sure what to make of this one. I could understand if it was left on too long at a beer bar, but served right at Port Brewing in this condition? Strange.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Corny dms nose with some grain and salt notes. Grainy and astringent palate. Dms laden finish.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 6, 2007
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Draft at Hamiltonís. I canít believe Pizza Port put thier name on this. Has to be the worst Mexican style beer I have had.
fordest (2377) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a big fan. Draft at Hamiltonís. Not much aroma. Orignially told the barkeep "no fruit" half way through, I asked for the lime cuz there was now way I was gonna finish the brew without it. Not very good.