Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2009
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is basically Arriba’s big brother. Though considering Arriba’s utter lethargy and cheapness, that’s not saying much, understand. This has a decent lager flavor, but that might be due wholly to the fact that it exceeds 5% alcohol. Ultimately, this is a watery lager for the masses, and has no value in terms of beer connoisseurship. Overall, fair minus.
Cavie (4042) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad. Decent and fairly refreshing with a poor finish. I’m surprised more people haven’t rated this.
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2009
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz Bottle: Pours clear gold with no head to speak of...odd. Aroma is very faint: Sweet malt and corn. Flavor has sweet malt and a bit of citrus. Lime maybe? Hard to tell, but citrus it is. Watery, bland...the usual for these beers.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice head, very carbonated has a very light straw color. Has a decent malt aroma. Pale malt flavor almost soda like. Very clean and drinkable. Somewhat bland and boring. Break out the tacos.
illidurit (2243) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 30, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured into a pint glass. A firm pour produces a light gold body with a dense froth atop. Retention and lacing are well above average for a cheap lager. Aroma is grainy with a touch of lemony tartness and the customary adjunct corn syrup note. Flavor is the same but it’s actually worse to taste the lemon/corn syrup/grain profile than to smell it. Almost immediately becomes tiresome and is rather reminiscent of lemon lime soda. Body has a little more heft than the run of the mill adjunct lager. Clean aftertaste, nice level of carbonation.
Magjayran (1379) - 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 (7999) - 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 (12115) - 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 (3741) - 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.