DWestrick (522) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle - probably the best Mexican beer I’ve had - actually drinkable and would be my go to Mexican beer
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAR 31, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: This one pours a clear golden color with a white colored head and very little, it any, retention.
S: Very bland on the nose. There is a definite corn aroma to it, and some hints of cooked grain, and corn. Almost no hops or bread character to it at all.
T: The flavor is very similar to the aroma. The flavor is bland and fairly unoffensive. A bit more corn to the flavor than the nose. Faint grassy hops and maybe just a bit of bread, though certainly some cooked grain.
M: Light to medium in body with a moderate carbonation.
O: While this isn’t terribly offensive, it wasn’t very flavorful either.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
30-Mar-11 (12-oz bottle, Bottled in January, 2011: sample bottle at BevMo in Solana Beach, CA)
The sales rep said this was the best selling beer in Mexico, and so my store manager took the bait and ordered ten cases. Uhm, hello, we don’t live in Mexico? This beer is only slightly more flavorful than the regular, mass-produced lagers that come out of Mexico, but definitely better. It still tastes adjuncty, corny, and grainy, though there is a mild sweetness and caramely character that at the very least, helps to mask the underlying flavors. But on the positive side, the malty flavor is certainly passable. Hops are very mild, contributing a slightly grassy flavor, but barely a trace of bitterness. Adjuncty nose with some cheesiness, but also caramely malts and a modest grassiness from the hops. On the palate, the beer’s sweetness builds, but without anything to balance the beer, it completely lacks any refreshing quality, and the beer gets really heavy and stale in a hurry. Light in body but not watery, and carbonation is medium-plus but not quite fizzy. Clear, copper-colored body with a quarter-inch of off-white head that settles to a wispy layer, leaving only a few spots of lace on the glass. Overall, this isn’t an offensive beer, and though not something I’d ever consider buying, you can do a lot worse with Mexican beers.
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2011
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, fully diminishing.
Body is clear light amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain, caramel, husks), trace hops (herbs).
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean.
Light body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation.
Well...at least it contains water. It’s bland, fizzy as hell, and barely even resembles beer. But hey...it has water in it...and hydration is important.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz Longneck bottle. Aroma of corn and steamed vegetables with straw. Expected from a Mexican Lager. Dark amber color, tan head. Sweet malt flavor. Well balanced. Simple grassy hop.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2011
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Dark gold pour. Pale malt, stale hops, feet, old toothpick aroma. Flavor is watery, honey malt flavor and overall just awful.
Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
From the bottle, pours a clear amber with no head. Aroma is cheaply corny, some caramel malt. Taste is thickly caramel malt, pretty bland, like a dos equis or negro modelo. Ok.
SDalkoholic (2274) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Northgate: Well, my girlfriend is from Mexicali, Mexico and she says they drink this stuff all the time, so I had to see if it was good enough to drink multiple bottles in the same drinking session. Poured with a thin layer of frothy foamed head while the liquid was a dark honey color which surprised me since most Mexican lagers look like piss. As for the aroma, there is practically nothing to be smell other than some weak caramel like malts. The flavor is bland with only a minor tasting of sweetness but there is a faint background of bread, but also a harsher than usual presence of alcohol. Certainly a better beer than most of the other Mexican beers but much more expensive than Negra Modelo or Pacifico.
crossovert (10045) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
The first thing I thought of when i tasted this beer was drinking fountian water. Then after a bit of pondering, corn.
bhensonb (12960) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Roseville, CA. Pours rather orange with a creamy/frothy off-white head. Nice grassy nose. Near med body. It’s pretty bready, and there’s a good dose of herby grassy hop. Finishes near clean, fairly dry, and bitter. Knocks the socks off Corona.