PorterPounder (5713) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Big industrial janitorial strength cleaner looking bottle - at least it’s brown! The pour is translucent with a thin, soapy white head. Aroma is not skunky, not much there at all, a faint trace of wet paper bagness. Flavor is pretty much nonexistent as well, goes down very smooth on this hot October day working in the yard actually - for that I am grateful. Finish is just a bit metallic, but overall, a notch above the other offerings from this South American behemoth.
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2005 Crystal clear, extremely light yellow lager with a large, frothy, white head... gone like a flash of black gun powder. Leaves an eery, weeping, drippy lace. The aroma and flavor are fairly nondescript, but not at all offensive. Lightly sweet. Light-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Short, crisp, clean finish. It’s HOT in El Salvador, right? Maybe I would have enjoyed this pale lager more if it were hot and humid in the house instead of crisp and cool thanks to a late Summer, early morning breeze whisping in through open windows... or not.
Jeppe (2631) - Řlbutikken, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2004
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Fast disappearing white head, pale yellow body. Mild aroma of hops, corn and rice. Thin in the flavor, malt and hops with a slight citrusy tone. Just another bland international lager....
Aubrey (3453) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2004
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Light yellow or straw-colored. No head. Prickly carbonation comes and goes. Watery. Corny malts. Slightly sour. Cardboard aromas. Bland and boring.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2004
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Sampled AIBA 2004. Aroma and taste had a kind of stale slight malt. No real bitterness or aftertaste. I hope this didn’t win an award.
TChrome (1425) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2004
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Pales yellow color I have ever seen. Smells of hay/straw. Flavor is repugnent. Taste like moldy corn. Disgusting.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This stuff has a clear very pale yellow body topped by a thin head with little lacing. The aroma is bitter, grassy and hoppy with a slightly sweet maltiness in the background. The flavor is slightly sweet yet bitter and malty with grassy hop notes. Light bodied, tingly from the carbonation and smooth.
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear with a tint of yellow. Smells much like rainwater and tastes like water with a lot of iron and crap that makes water taste bad, however, it was not skunky and therefore was kinda smooth, so it saves face on that.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 29, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
very piss yellow and clear and, well, scary. smells like cheap lager, tastes like nothing with a slight crisp ending.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Straw colored. I would say with most warm weather lagers (red stripe, cristal, etc) that they taste best where they are brewed. So drinking a brew from El Salvador in snowy Breckenridge wasn't the most satisfying experience.