JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2006
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Ah, El Salvador... where’ve you been all my life. My first pale lager as a US resident and it doesn’t disappoint. Pale straw colour, thick creamy white head. Aroma of straw, grass, and latex paint. Flavour is fairly watery, thin lager malt, grass and hay hoppiness and a decidedly vegetal sweetness. Reminds me of every beer I drank in Fiji. Thanks for reminding me of why I don’t drink Central American beer.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2006
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Very pale, almost colorless, rocky white foam, large bubbles. Clean simple aroma, unoffensive. Clean, malty flavor, sweet, corn and lemon, again unoffensive but rather lacking in flavor.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2006
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2006 A pale, skunky, boring lager. No better than mass produced American lagers.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Generously shared by TheBeerCellar2: Pours a very pale white wine color with a thin ring of white head. Mild corn and grape aroma. Fizzy, watery body has a very mild sweetness and a thin, semi-dry finish. No off-flavors, but hardly anything here to taste. I guess this is one more country I have tried.
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 14, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
such a light yellow with a nice creamy head. "It’s a bubbly fucker"-Lumpy.slightly sour nose that is a warning of things to come. yep, they used corn in this. rough veggie flavor that is not pleasant. this offends me. it’s like creek water.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2005
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Smells like every awful pale lager that I have evr drank. Very, very dusty and adjunct laden. Taste-almost non-existant. Cherry, skunk, water, adjuncts. Kevin is right-this tastes like lake water. A complete and total waste of ingredients, resources, and brewing equipment. Don’t the people of El Salvador have enough problems without having to drink this swill?
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer after its release from the 12-ounce brown bottle sets in the glass a crystalline gold with a magnificent white creamy crown, the residual lace forms a tight seal upon the glass. Nose is the standard fresh and crisp sweet malt, with the start being a bit sweet and the grain profile adequate, top is light to moderate in feel. Finish is pleasantly acidic and the hops delectable in their spiciness, dry aftertaste, a nice drinking beer.
Nekronos (3967) - Xalapa, MEXICO - AUG 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2006 NOt bad, either, but it has a flavor in the bottom of the bottle that is a little weird. It is long fermented, but it is strange.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2005
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Got this because of the unique bottle shape and the fact that I’ve never had a beer from El Salvador. Well, if they’re like this then I never will AGAIN! Poor, sickly appearance -- a very weak pee color and a large head that disappears almost immediately (many drainpours seem to share the latter characteristic). Brown bottle, nevertheless manages to hold a great deal of skunk (though not overwhelming) in the flavor and the aroma. Essentially, flavor and aroma differ little from each other: some skunk, some cheap malt, some cheap tobacco papers. Finished a little more than 1/2 and had to throw the rest out.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2005
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle poured wheat yellow with smallish head and lacing.
Aroma ofwet dishrah and corn.
Flavor is watery, and grassy.