hombrepalo (1757) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Big bottle 32oz? In San Salvador. Nice straw/gold color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, hay, & grain; Flavor of slight sweet malt, cereal/corn, and grain; Fairly bland.
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I picked this up at a local grocery store. It has an extremely pale yellow body filled with a zillion (I counted) tiny bubbles that race upwards to the frothy, sustained head. It has almost no aroma. I had to stick my snout deep into the glass to pick up faint traces of white sugar and grass. There’s not much flavor, either, just a light sugary taste, a hint of malt, and a blade of grass. Very watery. It would be good for brushing one’s teeth.
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2014
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from a pretty chill Latin American food market located next to Mekong. The pour’s extremely light gold, champagne-like in appearance. The nose certainly can’t be confused for champagne. Loads of paper and creamed corn. Unmistakable developing-world pale lager notes. The taste is pretty skunky. Not fun. Sugared bread. Bizzarely thick. Cardboard on the finish. Pretty nasty. Light body, weirdly oily. Super fizzy. Overall, extremely poor.
Valfar (73) - San Miguel, EL SALVADOR - OCT 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
4.8% This is one of the less favorite beers among salvadorans, it’s because they don’t use to like bitter beers (most of them). Nevertheless, this is my national favorite beer. The aroma is very alcoholic and bread smell is strong too. It has also a pale-golden color, very carbonated. Its flavor is sweet at the beginning and bitter at the end, that’s why I like it.
nealblind (511) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 24, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Yellow pour frothy white head. Smells of metal and buttery yeast. Tastes of grapes, malt. Pleasant creamy medium palate.
mikereg95 (4) - EL SALVADOR - JUN 17, 2013 does not count
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Plain and simple: I won’t ever drink this. This beer’s taste is metallic, and also has alcohol taste. Also, it’s got a bitter finish to it. So far in El Salvador, this is what I’ve liked the least.
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
32 oz. bottle from local Jewel. Think I’ll rate this, then use what I don’t want to boil some brats. An almost clear pour, but somewhat yellow in the glass with a big foamy head. Quite a skunky head at first, but that dissipates. What’s left is a nose of mostly corn syrup. Taste is somewhat fusel and "processed," although in a quantity like this I guess it doesn’t matter much. Fizzy and with some bitterness, which at least makes up a little for the very thin flavor.
Blairgus (2415) - California, USA - APR 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10 Apr 2013, bottle. very pale yellow, clear, some steady bubbles. nose is sweet lager malt. thin body and moderately fizzy. tastes like sweet lager with faint lemon hops. ok.
coldbrewky (1411) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ah yes, I still can not resist a $3.00 quart bottle whilst shopping at Beer World. A surprisingly full bodied lager. Amber crisp golden in the glass. Steady and profuse carbonation. Body is made up of at least corn and rice with barley as an afterthought. No discernible hop line. Refreshing nonetheless. If its this decent up here, then at the proper latitude it is probably magic.
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
32 oz bottle. Pours straw yellow with a fizzy white head. Cereal grains and light grassy hops. Pretty clean light lager when ice cold.