beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2005
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On-tap at the brewpub: Nice clear pale gold yellow color with a smallish whitish cap of foam sticking around the top. Small bands of strings and some spotty lace stick as its consumed; and consumed quickly.
Aroma is crisp and grainy like that of mushy Cheerio’s.
Taste is absolutely wonderful for such a simple lager. Outstanding whole grain taste. Cereal crispness of Cheerio’s and Chex with a great wheat grain finish thats never, ever too tangy. It fits right in with a light toasted breadyness as a small dry hopping of a Czech pilsner style fades off the end with amazing grain taste.
Feel is clean, crisp, and bold with a very fine creamy medium body that totally fits the flavors. A perfect beer for just a quick thirst quencher. Hits the spot without a doubt and drinkable without a doubt. Damn fine beer.
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very thirst quenching as it says...make sure you tell bartender No lime as it takes away from subtle flavors of the grains that are almost sweet but not over top. slight hop bitterness adds to crispness. good summer brew
StefanSD (2383) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2008 On tap at RBSG at Lost Abbey. Pours a light copper color with a small off-white head. Aromas of lightly roasted barley and bready yeast. Tasted of malted grain and molasses. The mouthfeel was light and a bit astringent. Finish was short and dry. Overall: A very sessionable pale lager. Very tasty.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery for the first time in quite awhile to my knowledge. Light golden color. Healthy white head. Thin on your palate. Fresh with some light citrus notes. Refreshing and a pretty good lager.
Marheb (5019) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(En fût à la brasserie): Un liquide singulier mais avec pleins de qualités comme la carbonatation, composition des céréales, fraîcheur des houblons et hauteur de la buvabilité.
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at The Confessional. Poured a light yellow, totally translucent color with a small white head. Some light corn flakes note with a light crisp pale malt character. Flavor was about what you would expect from a Mexican lager, but this one was pretty solid.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very fresh, bright clean crisp plain malt aroma. Maybe some edges of sugar. Pour of plain gold, with a slick edge of white. Flavor is again fresh and clean sweet malt, with a lot of white grape vinous character and real deal of fresh grainy character. Not slightly skunky, off or unclean. Finishes with a long clean sugar metamorphosis. Best pale lager, no questions.
FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap May 2007
Last impressions first, this is a poor example of a Mexican Lager; at least I was expecting something close to water, with overtones of corn, and perhaps even some authentic skunk. This beer did not come close. Instead I found a nicely hoppy beer that had a solid backdrop of clean, cereal grain, malt character. It did hit the crispness of a Mexican Lager, but the crispness was contributed by a solid hop biting bitterness in the finish that is quite atypical of it’s namesake beers. The body was also not light and watery enought; it was still light, yet had a nice malty fullness that just kisses the palate enough to let the clean malt character linger on a bit. The hop character leans towards grassy herbal notes, but does seem to have a hint of lemon grass to it as well.
All in all a failure from the cloning of a Mexican Lager aspect. Thank goodness though, because instead we have a nice, easy drinking, hot-weather refresher. I would definitely forgo the recommendation for a lime, this beer has enough malt and hop character to stand on its own two feet.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap at PPSC. Pours light yellow with a moderate white head, specks of lace. Smells crisp and malty, slightly sweet. Tastes crisp and clean malty with a bit of hay and some earthy hops. Thin, semi-dry body, vibrant carbonation.
BucannonXC5 (1436) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glass: 16-oz. pint glass
From: Under Belly in North Park (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $2.75 with Happy Hour ($5.50 regular)
Purchased: July 3, 2015
Consumed: July 3, 2015
Poured an orange, slightly murky color with two fingers of fluffy, white head when I got it. Lots of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Very good amount of layered spiderweb foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention. A nice looking beer. (Sight - 4.25)
Smelled slight apple, cereal, corn, stale booze, faint vomit, light nuances of peach and apricot. (Smell - 3.75)
Taste follows the nose. Got corn cereal, spoiled fruit, peach, apricot, grass and apple. (Taste - 3.88)
Light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, grassy finish. (Feel - 3.75)
This was pretty good for the style. I’d have it again for sure. (Overall - 3.88)
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