seymour (1624) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12oz brown bottle, cool painted label, into Willybecher glass, a clear golden colour with nice white lasting foam. Aromas of husky grains, stronger hops than expected: floral with hints of black pepper spice. Flavour was grainy and surprisingly bitter too, I was pleasantly surprised by the level of hops here. Much more reminiscent of a classic German Pilsener than a crappy Mexican adjunct lager. Light and crisp, strong carbonation, refreshingly dry finish. No glaring faults at all. Good summer cool-off beer, good supper beer any time of year. I think this particular pale lager is receiving unfairly low ratings.
Alengrin (3029) - BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rating from old notes. Apparently one of the oldest beers of Mexico that are still around, since 1880, aptly illustrating the historical connection between the original Vienna lagers from Austria and the modern ones from Mexico. Thin, off-white head, deep orange copper colour, clear; corn and caramelly malts in the nose, iron, toasted bread; neutral onset, strong carbonation, thin, smooth and supple mouthfeel, somewhat metallic, fruity malts with light toasted and equally light caramel touch, mild hint of grassy hops in the finish. Quaffable and not the worst in this style I tasted.
swoopjones (6770) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
can at Dreams Resort in Tulum, Mexico. amber pour, sweet malts, little else. its what i expected
Oakes (13303) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light gold. Refreshing, malty, and a bit sourish in the finish. Probably not as good as Indio, but better than many other Mexican dark lagers.
firefly765 (180) - - JAN 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle porous a deep copper color with minimal add the dissipates quickly. Has a sweet bubblegum banana aroma. Very high caramel malt flavor with little hop bitterness. Not very good.
heemer77 (5159) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep copper colored body with a thin white head. Brandy and pears dominate the nose. ABC gum is the main flavor along with hints of raw dough. Bits of carrots also sneak through each drink. An overall decent light beer with an interesting character.
RhetoricalAns (524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Golden pour thin fizzy white head that lasts all of two seconds. Aroma of light bread, some fruit. Watery body, low carbonation.
kingvit (360) - - DEC 19, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma: hay, bread; Appearance: clear gold, vanishing head; Taste: medium sweetness, slight sourness, slight bitterness; Palate: average carbonation, abrupt finish, medium body, slick texture
Bland, desireless lager... But perfect with salsa in a michelada :-)
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 [6115-20131221] Bottle. Mild straw aroma. Clear, golden amber body with no lasting head. Light bitter straw flavour has a sweet grainy aftertaste. Medium body. Interesting enough. (5/3-/6/3/12) 2.9
Frank (3270) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This comes in a bottle which is like a quarter inch taller than normal longnecks and is thus difficult to fit in my fridge. It is golden orange and perfectly clear w/ a thin foamy head. Its nose is sweet and a little fruity and grainy. This is relatively full bodied, esp. for a beer on the lighter end of the style alcohol-wise. It has a good bit of simple malt sweetness which is cut by brisk carbonation and firm, earthy bitterness. Modelo calls this a "pilsner-vienna type beer" and RateBeer has it as a Amber Lager/Vienna as of November of 2014 but it drinks and tastes pretty much like any cheap lager (not a bad thing in my book) only a bit on the sweeter side. I can get behind it.