Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2005
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
This is one of those beers that I drank and rated just to get a new country in my stats. From a bottle, it pours a golden yellow with about a finger of white head that sticks around. Aroma isn’t incredibly offensive. Simple and sort of malty smell with a bit of adjunct. Very watery tasting with with a wretched aftertaste that I’m sure took years to develop. I can feel it giving me an upset stomach. Yuck.
TheBeerGod (5640) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2005
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Brought back from my wife’s grandparents on their trip to the Dominican Republic. Canned version. Pours a fizzy straw yellow. Very "sickly" looking. Aroma is kind of sweet ith light corn notes, some metallic hints (why do most cans of swill have that metallic scent?), and watery grass. Body is seltzer-like with lots of carbonation and a lightly chalky feel. Finishes with light straw, some corny notes, and a spalsh of bitterness. Could be worse.
GarrettB (1256) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2007 Normally I don’t trust anything with the appellation “Presidente”. It’s a title dripping with connotations of nepotism, despotism, cigars and fan-cooled offices in Spanish style mansions. But this beer wasn’t half bad, for a pale lager. I expected the monotonous skunkiness and the trite pale lager hops frequently expunged from the macro-Caribbean breweries, but found it refreshingly bright like Corona or Carib. I wouldn’t have it again, but I do appreciate the effort in a locale where the relaxed atmosphere belies a respectable industry. A tourist sometimes feels that the government bureaucrats on these islands have long since shirked their responsibilities in favor of greasy politics and well made mojitos. Good to see the brewers haven’t done the same.
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I am partial, being from the Dominican Republic. This beer may not be for the more snobbish beer enthusiast. pours light yellow,a bit of a skunky aroma easy to drink. Must be enjoyed ice cold on a 90 degree caribbean beach. when enjoyed this way the flavor is secondary, its the whole enviroment that matters. what can i say i grew up on this stuff.
Borrrris (110) - LINDENHURST, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2005
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. I guess you had to be there - Dominican Republic that is - to appreciate this. Standing outside a deli in Manhattan in November I thought it was one of the worst beers I ever had. Unpleasant aroma, odd mix of off flavors, as overly carbonated as warm soda, and thin. BUY AGAIN: No way.
Kevin (2158) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 27, 2005
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
sick yellow pour. thin white head. what skunks ass did they filter this through? water, lots of it. not very much taste to this. just some corn that is it.
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottle, courtesy of Lumpy) Pours a pale yellow with a medium white head. Aroma of mettalic and grassy hops. Watery grass flavor.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2005
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nice shade of yellow with a film of bubbles. Nose smells like sweet garbage juice. Not overly sweet. High CO2. Not really offending, but not good. Very mellow. Compared to the nose, the taste is pure magic.
legion242 (2342) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2005
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Wow, truly awful. Pale straw colored. Nose was "pew!!!" Fizzy to a fault. Very faint flavors of any kind. BLAGH!!Thanks LUMPY!!!!!!!
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2005
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Very light yellow color with lots of bubble action. Slight skunky aroma that comes from the bottle. The taste is fair enough-a little domestic and a bit weak, but overall not bad for what it is. Just drink really cold and preferably on a boat in the Caribbean.