ghawener (1454) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - NOV 26, 2006
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle: Quite flat and boring for a ´bock´ beer, very close to it’s brother brew. Watery, plain, boring. Heineken do something here, you’re dying!
Lilith (242) - Santiago, CHILE - MAY 24, 2006
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
CAN Chestnut colored beer with a frothy tiny off-white head. Awful aroma of grains, cooked vegetables, metal odor from the can and a totally unpleasant alcoholic hint. Very soft flavor. Light bodied, watery texture a bit of bitterness in the finish. Horrible.
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Lubiere (9747) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown ale with a thin big bubbled off white head. Light caramel malt aroma, light hops, a bit artificial. In mouth, a nutty malt with light hops, light bodied, some lingering metallic notes. Some chocolate appears as it warms up. Not as bad as cristal.
Panzerfaust (561) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - MAY 17, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can 354 ml: Pours an opaque red/brown color with a small, fully diminishing beige head that leaves a small lacing.
Weird aroma. What the hell is this?! The only malty smell I found was a little of caramel (probably artificially added). There are notes of metal from the can and some herbs and grapefruit from the hops. I found also some hints of sour milk. How could this be a Bock?.
Flavor is soft, sweet but with a hoppy trace always present. It gives this beer a very un-bock taste. There’s a bit of orange, bitter chocolate and Coca Cola. Where is the malty character?. Dissapointing would be an overstatement.
Light body and watery texture, this is definitely a dark lager. A bad one. Alcohol is well-hidden at least. Finish is short and nothing special. Lagerish aftertaste. Bad. Another one brought by my mother from Mendoza, Argentina.
Fukito (733) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 11, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
"Bock" it says. It pours a brownish color, beige head that quickly vanishes . Aroma is sweet and so are flavor and aftertaste, the last one being slightly roasted. It doesn´t lives up to being a bock, but i prefer it to any pale lager.
drpimento (2153) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2005 I brought this particular can of beer back with me a while ago. But it’s still clear and actually tastes better than I remember! Must be due to the alcohol. I was immediately impressed by the pronounced flavor upon my first sip. It’s a flavor that dissipates after a while though. Nice lace on the glass and a light lingering head. The color is that of a traditional brown ale. This beer is much better than I remember. I’d suggest for the patient to get a case and sock it away for a while, taking out a can or bottle once per month over a year or two. I bet it gets much better. Go Quilmes! I had orignially anticipated that the color was only from malt syrup added, but perhaps there is more going on here. Not bad, not bad....
Kelvinator (32) - Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA - JUN 18, 2004
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Aweful beer. No aroma present at all but a little malt. Actually seems like a malted, colored very low-quality pilsner.
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 22, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Imbibed in December 2002. Faint, faint aroma of malt with the lightest hop flavor. Clear ruby color with a thick white head that has a tinge of tan to it. And I know where the color comes from - caramel coloring. Shame on them! Watery malt flavor with a tad of caramel. Low carbonation. Not satisfying but different than the other Quilmes beers.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2002
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This is a nasty beer, you can taste the tettnanger hops, but it is way to bitter, there is none of the malty fullness that you would expect from a decent dark lager.
birraguy99 (17) - Campana,Bs. As., ARGENTINA - NOV 26, 2001
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s a well balanced slighty malty beer. Medium bodied with a little sweet finish. Good head retention.