Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2004
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
This was attempted just to get El Salvador. My wife took one look at the label, looked back at me and said "That just looks bad." She was right. Light yellow, unnatural white head over the fizzy body. Sickening sweet aroma of cake doughnuts that got sprayed by a skunk. Flavor is sweet, adjunct laden retch. Beyond further skunk flavors, there is also a distinct flavor of peanut butter. This is all just so wrong.
jimhilt (2372) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours with a two-finger white head fades quickly leaving a good lace. Light amber color. Nose has very faint hops. Light bodied, medium carbonation. Starts and finishes slightly hoppy. Good lawn mower beer - not beefy enough when there is snow on the ground. $1.50 for a 12oz bottle.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2004
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Very pale. Nose a bit sour and skunked, bit of a Corn Pops cereal scent to it as well. Not pleasant in the flavor, unpleasantly full of a chemical and adjunct flavors, kind of like what I suspect drinking weed killer might taste like. Aftertaste is quite long and both overly sweet and unappealingly skunky. Not good even in comparison to other bad hot-weather beers.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2003
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, pours yellow and fizzy. Typical lager smell and taste - except for the skunk. Did I get a bad bottle or is it always this bad... Sweet malts, with vinegar finish. This is a definite drain pour and I already have an El Salvador rating. :(
ghawener (1432) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - NOV 6, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2008 Bottle, Can: Quite bitter with average body herbal and grassy, slightly sweet in the background.
igneous1 (1486) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2003
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
mine 6-pack wasnt skunked, however, there was one prevailing characteristic in both the aroma and flavor: wet paperbag/cardboard. too bad, decent enough looking lager.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Plastic and corn aroma, golden amber, small firm white head. Corn flavour with a hint of malt. Grainy, ordinary, but better than expected.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2003
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured a pale yellow, very fizzy with a coarsely bubbled head. Aroma was bad, green bottle syndrome. Taste wasnt as offensive as the aroma....just a boring lager, blah blah....drink with a lime, only on the beach or with mexican food....one of those beers.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very small head. Slightly skunky aroma with some other spices mixed in. Very smooth malt taste with a slighly acidic finish of spices (pepper). Darker than I expected with a medium amber color. Better than I expected also but still an average imported lager.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2002
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Really not good, but thats a whole lot better than really bad. Somewhat skunky aroma, color was slightly darker than your standard lager with a small head that didn’t last long. Flavor was short and to the point. Ending as abruptly as it started. So stated, I’ve had worse, but i’ve had FAR better.