Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I just wrote a treatise about the virtue of Panamanian beer (see Panama entry), so I won’t reiterate it here. The only clarification; this is the best of the 3% beer of Panama. It has a super delicate floral aroma and an incredibly soft palate. You drink it any place but the tropical sun, and you’ll agree with Jacob--but in the tropical sun...wonderful.
dwyerpg (5422) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 9, 2016
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
The aroma isn’t terrible. A little metallic but not funky. The beer itself is also taking a noticeable amount of aluminum flavor with some genera macro brew rice flavor. Not good.
Lubiere (12553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A pale yellow lager with a thin white head. In aroma, light grassy malt with light corn adjunct notes, faint German hops, light. In mouth, a light sweet grassy malt with light honey and corn notes, light German hops, decent for the style. 0.75$ can at store close to my hotel.
HellesBunny666 (243) - Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Very little aroma, dry and metallic. Light body. Bitter. Dry. Light malt notes, not much carbonation or flavor.
Emeister84 (1982) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2015
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Aromas of soda water, wet moss, and butt. Clear pale gold, fully disappearing white head, effervescent. Dry, flavors of stale tortillas. Light bodied, crisp.
jsporrer (526) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I lived in Panama off and on for ~8 years and tried all of the local beers. Typically the local beers are not all that good and this is no exception. They taste watered down and usually leave a slightly bitter and yeasty aftertaste. I think that this is actually somewhat smoother than the other local brand; Atlas & Balboa. Not a great beer but I could drink it if it is nice and cold. I prefer to always get the beer in a bottle if possible. The taste is much better than in the cans.
rcasta (847) - EL SALVADOR - JAN 29, 2014
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Aroma is one of beer’s most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes.
kaser (5312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2013
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can of this in boco del toros. Skunky and nasty taste and smell. Not sure if it just a bad beer or a bad beer. Cold , so that a isn't it. Yuck. But drinking it all
seymour (1841) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Shared from a 12oz can into a nonic glass, thanks Greg. It poured a clear, straw colour with thick sudsy white foam and lace. Aromas and flavours of corn, corn, and more corn. Light body, strong carbonation, residual corn syrup sweetness all the way through to the sticky aftertaste. Glad to have the chance to try it, but it didn’t taste good at all.
Kita (1810) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUL 16, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Canned, 0.355l. Clear straw color with small frothy white head and sparkling apperance. Aroma of hay, light bread, cooked vegetables, dust and some citrus. Taste starts light fruity or yeasty acidic, followed by light sweet adjunct malt and finished slightly bitter. Light body, thin texture and average carbonation in palate. You will certainly stay sober with Soberana, no mattter how many cans you drink...
gregwilsonstl (1896) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2013
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2013 Horrible. Does Panama know what they are missing? Atlas, balboa, panana, and now this. Honestly, it’s like a watered down Miller lite....this doesn’t even taste like cheap corn like the others, more like a seltzer with stale hops. It’s there even alcohol in this?