Pailhead (5634) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Courtesy of DarkElf via trade. Lightly sweet aroma with some hints of grain, lager yeast, and grassiness. Pours a transparent gold with a small soapy white head that quickly fades to a film. Moderate lager sweetness up front is balanced by an equally moderate spicey, grassy, lightly soapy, and maybe even a tad flowery bitterness. Bitterness lingers on the palate for quite a while, especially considering it’s a pale lager. While not a big mouthfeel, certainly bigger than most pale lagers with light carbonation, not fizzy like many pale lagers. About as good as you can get for a Mexican style pale lager. Aroma is a bit of killer when it comes to the overall rating.
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was mixed in to a sixer of Shark Bite that I bought at Solana Beach. Pours yellow with thin white head. Aroma is malt with a slight corn scent. Tastes like a more flavorful Corona. A little too bland for my taste. Nice bitter finish, though. Great session beer.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at San Clemente, this was obviously conceived to appease the corona fan that finds themselves in the restaurant, but it was certainly an improvement on that concept. Flavors are subdued but well put together, nice toasted malt, a bit of corn, fresh hops present and accounted for. For Lager fans this works quite well.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solana Beach. Aroma of grain and vienna malt. Appears a yellow color with a light orange tint; no efferveascence and no head. Flavor is nutty, with toffee, and with good residual sweetness. Palate is medium-light, with low carbonation, and quite appropriate. Overall, this is an excellent representation of a vienna lager, and it is greater than the sum of its parts.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Downtown Johnny Brown’s in SD. Rich gold with a white head. Deceptively thick beer for the color. This tastes very wheaty to me! While this is not outstanding, I find it to be very good for a "mexican" beer.
jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Needed this for a break from real ale fest, good crisp clean beer but not much flavor, corn aroma and flavor note apperant. Could not drink more than a pint.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden lager colour with minimal head. Aroma is light malts and a little lime. Fresh and citrusy flavour but a tad thin. Still like other Mexican beers it goes down well on a hot afternoon.
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAY 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. May 7,2006 (P.P. Carlsbad) Pale golden. Slightly hazy. Very small head with a Light body. The aroma is Champange, grapes, barley and malts. Clasical pale lager taste with some bitter hops at the end. Lots of fizzyness. Flavors of white wine, barley, malts and bittering hops. Gassy.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Pizza Port Carlsbad
Pale gold color, no head or lacing. The nose is light and spicy with some lime flavors contributed from the lime wedge they added to the edge of the glass. Along with that there’s some light toasty malts and a light adjuncty flavor. Mexican lager? Can’t be mexican if it ain’t skunked! Nice fresh and crisp hoppy edge in the tail and overall an awesome pale lager that I could definitely drink again.
sandygoonie (48) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First beer of night at Pizza Port. Extremely light some butterscotch flavor that was distracting. Clear with no head. Came with limes which helped. Better than Corona