MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I have had much much worse beers than this. When I tastes a sip I keep expecting a boozing, cheap malt tasting finish. But,,,, it never comes. It starts with light dark malts and just fades away. For a beer of this price and caliber, that’s a good thing. Still it’s not great. I’d put it up there with some of the better dark Mexican lagers though. Packaging is terrible. Looks CHEAP.
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
11.2 oz bottle. Poured a soda-brown color with a large off-white head. Aroma was sweet malt caramels. Flavor was about the same - pretty uninspiring, but cheap and on par with what you’d expect from a "Mexican lager."
JK (5808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2012
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2012 Dark brown. Caramel aroma and some in the flavor, with a chemical dryness on the palate. Not especially drinkable, but it is ok. Light palate. Light brown color.
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
The aroma is dust and adjunct malt with a touch of metallic hops. The appearance is brown with a large foamy head. The taste is weak and watery but does have some roasted malt with hints of chocolate. The palate is thin. Overall not horrible, I could drink this but not great by any standard.
RobertDale (5518) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours brown with a decent biege head. Aroma of sweet malt and caramel. Taste is malt, caramel, and a bit of chocolate. OK for the $1.00 price. From Trader Joe’s Kansas City, MO.
BVery (9667) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Dark amber pour with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma was tea, a bit of spice, caramel, and a touch of spoiled fruit. Medium to light palate. Taste was caramel malt, and some tea-like qualities. Not awful.
rubbishystuff (2334) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 Not a super fan of this. There is a slippery mouth feel that is disagreeable. The rest of the flavors are OK, mild caramel and some maltiness. Serving: Bottle
CanIHave4Beers (4024) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 8, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a deep reddish brown with a big tight well retained white head that leaves some lace on the glass.
The aroma is toast, malt, and cornflakes
The flavor is lightly sweet and somewhat toasty with a light astringent flavor. The beer displays some cornflake flavor and has some spicy hoppiness.
The mouthfeel is really nicely bubbly and it’s not particularly thin or watery or anything.
theisti (3901) - Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 fl oz (didn’t notice that!) twist off bottle purchased at the Trader Joe’s in Kansas City, Missouri. Best before 100612AFL 08:19 (huh - I assume best before Oct 6, 2010) printed on the bottle. Pour is a darker copper, with a ton of effervescent bubbles rising up to form a noisy light tan head. One inch head falls quickly, with very little lacing. The aroma is quite faint, what is there is nutty malt, slight sweetness and a whisper of grass. The taste is the lightly nutty malt, followed by a bit of an industrial chemical sweetness, finishing with some general sweetness, and some of the dry grass hay from the nose. The palate initially is medium to light bodied, lower carbonation levels and a lingering malt sweet finish. As it warms, this really thins out. This was mostly clean, pretty easy drinking and inoffensive.
envane (569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear copper-brown with an off-white head. Tea and roast aroma. Taste is sweet corn with some black tea and light bitterness.