ElGaucho (2193) - 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 (5367) - 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 (3430) - 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.
SpringsLicker (3120) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thin yellow and fizzy here. Too many adjunct flavors. Not much to recommend here.
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Was at an all inclusive resort in the dominican. It was all i could drink for a whole week. So i convinced myself to like it. yellow, watery and did its job. Quench my thirst.
jerohen (1977) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear yellow coloured, initially large, but fading head. Skunky Carlsberg aroma, but i like that. Quite watery, but it's a lager i could drink more often (obviously apart from the fact i have to travel a few thousand kilometers to get some...).
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not bad, as crappy hot-weather lagers go. Overly sweet, artificial adjunct breadiness. Not harsh or offensive.
beastdog75 (362) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Simple beer that is similar in style to the green-bottled euro-lagers. Kind of boring, but drinkable. Light malt crispness and lime-like hop bitterness present. Also skunky, but it doesn't do too much harm here.