obxdude10 (1942) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2004
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
No way in hell this is pilsener, just another Mexican-style swill, clear golden color, nose smelled of skunked corn, slight malt in the nose, very heavy body & very filling, I almost couldn't have another beer (not this one again, though), after drinking just one of these
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2004
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Label says Pilsener. Tongue says corn. Color says lager. Taste is heavy, especially for a pils. Almost managed to maintain the head.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2004
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
no head on a skunky-ish nose. Clear-nasty looking color. No bad flavor...well no flavor at all actually. Fizzy mouthfeel. uggy.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2004
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle (3/2/04) This stuff is ubiquitous in Florida. Poor Floridians. Fairly dark jaundice yellow; small head that lasts. Aromas of microwaved turnip greens, cream corn, Georgia paper factories. Flavor in keeping with the aroma; tons of corn, white bread, somewhat winey. Horrid aftertaste of slimed iceberg lettuce - despite a rather dry finish from this international lager. Almost my first 0.5 rating, but it doesn't look so bad from a distance.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2004
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Deep straw in color with a small white head that lasted the duration of the beer.Aroma was of skunky hops and mild corn.Flavor was of corn and canned vegtables. Clean dry finish.
ElGaucho (2114) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clean lager aroma. Pale gold in color with slow carbonation. Has a peppery bite. Better than Bohemia Especial (DR). Drinkable. Tastes better in the DR than in the States which I attribute mostly to short shelf life and partly to environment. I found during my first tasting in the States a couple of years ago that, like Corona, it was helped by a slice of lime. This seemed less the case in the DR.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A very boring vegetable oil appearance, with a little bit of grainy soda head. Lots of adjuncts in this one. The flavor has a nice grassy hop bite, but still seems unbalanced, as if something is missing.
PorterPounder (4930) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2004
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2004 Rerate - after waking up the next morning and still tasting the "corn grits" every time I burp, I have decided to knock it down a few notches. Original - 1.6 Skunky, stale vegetable aroma greets you as you pop the top of this third world classic. Very light golden appearance with a decent white head and good bubble action. It's all downhill after that. Boiled corn flavor - and it says right on the bottle - corn grits!!! The aftertaste is quite metallic as well, feels unfinished; needs work. Not the most pleasant experience - but not a drainpour - plus I added another country to my list.
TravelByBob (15) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoy this on a hot day under the Dominican sun. The beer is rather filling & full of flavor. At many bars the bottle is pulled from the cool-box and covered with frost. Delicious.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at a bar in San Juan: Clear and straw colored; virtually headless. Light, watery mouthfeel. Light and bready malts. Some white wine notes. Fair amount of bitterness -- relative to the light malts. Herbal, bitter hops. No major offenses or off-flavors to complain about, but the beer was definitely boring.