Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I’m always on the lookout for new country ratings so I had to go ahead and pick one of these up just to claim El Salvador. This is a super pale yellow pour with very little head. A little harsh, and a little metallic. Skunky. Not good.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Sample at September 12, 2008 Beer Club Meeting) First thing I hear from the club members (before I even have a chance to sample this) is "smells like feet". No, that’s not going to affect my rating at all. This one is even more clear than the other Latin American lagers I’ve sampled. Nice head, though. Kudos on that. It has a grainy aroma. In a strange way, I’m kinda drawn to this and I’m not sure why.
DuffMan (9543) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet pale malt with a low hop profile, slightly skunky. Not bad but not worth the premium price.
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2008
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
(12oz bottle) Medium white head atop lightly hazed pale straw body. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, light grain. Taste is medium sweet, corn, some grain, no bitterness. Light body.
kidmartinek (4676) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brighter yellow pour with half a glass of bleach white foam that recedes from the walls of the glass and forms an island in the middle. Bubbles are random and suspended. Aroma is sweet and malty. The flavor starts off balanced and ends a little sweet and sugary. Mouthfeel is near runny.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of argo0. Thanks, Aaron Pours a clear, light golden color thin white head with patchy lacing. Light, slightly watery aroma, with some sugar, corn, and light white grape notes not bad, actually. Light-to-medium mouthfeel: solid amounts of basic sugar, corn, and basic white grape / floral notes not bad, actually, but slightly undercarbonated overall really not terrible. Medium finish: slightly skunky, stale malts, and basic sugars.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle courtesy of Daknole. Last stop – back to El Salvador. Pours a very carbonated gold with a rocky 3 finger white head and great lacing. Nose is surprisingly non-skunky given the green bottle. Light hops, malt and grain. Taste is corn, grain and a slight hop finish. Light mouth feel. An ok beer. Thanks Dakine for all of the Latin American brews – it’s been fun!
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear, pale yellow. Medium sized, bubbly, white head. Aroma of grass, corn, and some metals. Flavor is quite grassy, with some hints of citrus notes. Finish is super dry.
rsamayoa (24) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 18, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Solo de viejo me atrevi a probarla y no esta mal para variar. Hoy de vez en cuando me hecho una.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2008
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Clear peepee yellow, head is small and off white. Aromas of jungle, grass and tangerines. Not a whole lot of different flavors, sort of your typical lager, but clean nonetheless.