ghawener (1519) - San Salvador, - MAY 23, 2013
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle: The only things going for this beer is the label & name. It must be a joke! Aroma of beer adjuncts, pale as straw, taste is tooooo sweet (sugar cane?). Label is very nice but useless, no style, no ingredientes. Genius. Food Pairing: Malt & Hops.
Headbanger (3499) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (Old Notes-from Dubuque Brewing-Not Amber-Pours a medium golden with a small head. Aroma of grains, corn, and malt. Taste of the same. Not a fan of this brew.
Arcanor (86) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source : SAQ in 1992
Rating from my notes at that time.
Appearance : Pale yellow with fast desapearing head.
Aroma : Mild malt and grain.
Taste : Low hop, low grain, very light.
Palate : Light body and dry.
Overall : Very hot summer beer, no fun to it.
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
More than a premium lager it tastes a little like some German mixture of styles. I liked and found in "sympathetic".
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
When I bought this black bottle with no information of its contents apart from it clearly stating it’s a beer, I assumed it was a stout or porter. Confused I saw my tulip fill with a clear golden liquid as I poured it. Later I found out it apparently has a bit of a cult following in the US (https://www.facebook.com/simpatico.beer) as it used to be on the market there in the 80s and 90s. It has recently been reintroduced.
About the beer itself the aroma is moderate malty and has a light fruitiness, there’s some hops to the flavour and finish, low carbonation. It’s a pleasant beer and steps above your typical Mexican lager.