UDBeernut (1843) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from trader joe’s pours Amber. Doughy pretzel taste, some cherry. Grassy hop finish. Syrupy.
Travlr (13213) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Clear deep amber color, small off white head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is lightly toasted caramel. Plain.
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear, dark brown with a small beige head.
Almost smoky caramel malt, aroma.
Lactic and sweetly caramel...almost tangy chocolate malt.
Ok, but just barely.
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ar 355ml twist offbottle. General de ark is Mexican lager that thankfully the doesn’t come in a clear bottle.e
shrubber85 (7942) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Sharp lactic caramel malt aroma. Dark amber with small head. Light sweet-sour milk caramel malt and lightly bitter dry grass flavor. As good as I thought it would be.
BucannonXC5 (930) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 330-ml. (11.2 oz.) bottle
Glass: 9-oz. plastic cup
From: Trader Joe’s in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $5.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: Sept. 23, 2014
Consumed: Sept. 25, 2014
Poured a brown, dark caramel, murky color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki, tan head. Very good foamy circular lacing along the sides of the cup. Above average-to-very good retention of nice foaminess on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.57)
Smelled lager or pilsner notes up front, followed by porter notes. Got corn, skunky malts, cereal, then caramel, toffee, chocolate and some roasty malts. (Smell - 3.70)
Taste wasn’t as nice as the smell, but similar. Got caramel, toffee, roasty chocolate malts, roasted nuts, chocolate milk, earthy malts, boozy corn, cereal and some grassy hay. (Taste - 3.50)
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, slightly roasted itter finish. (Feel - 3.40)
A lot better than I thought it would be. I don’t know what I was expecting, but for this style this was pretty good. (Overall - 3.52)
3.54 80 B
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
"Fairly typical (maybe ever so slightly better) mexican style dark lager. A little roast, but still refreshing. Light chocolate, caramel, and hops on the palate. Not a bad deal for .99."
boozedude (1975) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle shared with pals at club w... dark pur into glass with thin brownish head, smooth, easy drinking, surprisingly ok for a TJ’s product
suprchunk (2336) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tawny colored pour. Big off white creamy head. Plenty of lacing. Aroma similar to alt. Minerally. Malty. Taste is watered down malt and roasted notes. Somewhat creamy with a bit of bitterness. A little thin but another decent drinker.
Frank (3015) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This isn’t great but it isn’t bad either. In the glass, it is a transparent garnet brown. It’s head is of fine bubbles and leaves little spots of lace on the glass. This is a solid dark lager w/ nice caramel and toasted grain notes from the malt. There is a hint of cheapo dark beer wierdness going on--never know what to call this, kinda reminds me of the smell of the ocean in a strange way and also Coca Cola--but it’s not too bad and the beer is overall quite pleasant. This is medium to full bodied w/ fine but vigorous carbonation and really a nicely drinkable beer. I would not call this a stellar example of the style but I think it achieves what it is trying to achieve so good enough.