RumorsSteve (9) - Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
In the 60’s maybe 70’s there was Old Reading Beer brewed in Reading, Pennsylvania; this is the closest to the original recipe. A bit of nostalgia for me, however a very ordinary weak brew.
Darkmagus82 (1952) - - AUG 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Transfer from BA review on 1-26-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance- Pours a medium amber color with a one finger white head. The head fades relatively quickly, leaving only a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is a mix of some bready and grainy smells with a sweet caramel and light grassy aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a grainy and lightly caramel sweetened taste. As the flavors advance, the caramel fades giving way to some corny tastes. The end of the flavor profile brings a very light amount of grassy hop flavor to the tongue leaving a somewhat crisp flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite thin in creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the medium side. The thin body mixed with the moderate carbonation makes it a very easy drinking brew.
Overall – A pretty easy drinking session style brew. There is nothing great about it but nothing really all that bad. Just a so-so brew.
labattslover74 (64) - Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an orange/amber color with thin white head. I took a whiff and thought it smelled like Heineken (yuck!!) and was ready to be disappointed and thought I wasted 8.00 but was surprised to find it taste like other Mexican beers I have had in the past. At the price I wouldn’t drink this all the time when I can get Monterrey from Aldhi’s for 5.00 which is pretty much the same taste. Not bad, but I’ve had better. I recommend getting it at a bar, or just the bottle, and not a whole 6 pack.
DarkKnight1968 (3) - - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great beer for a hot summer day. Surprised at some of the other comments, way better than some of the other Mexican imports.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pkbites (705) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Meh. Could be better, could be worse. Not what one expects from a Mexican brew. Darker orange color with an off white head. Nice bready aroma. But the flavor has some weirdness in it. I can’t explain it but in overthrows everything nice about it.
DeanF (1746) - Nunavut, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Has a faint hint of cardboard and water. Appearance is a poor off-yellow body with heavy head. Flavour is a nasty mix of off-malt and particle board with a rotting citrus fruit thrown in for good measure. Mouthfeel is not good, not great and certainly not enjoyable. The world is filled with bad lagers and it’s a shame. There is nothing to endorse this one over any other.
nateswart (6) - - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very drinkable beer but with a slightly weak flavor. Color is beautifully darker than a normal pilsner without making the taste as heavy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, I was surprised to see the low rating on this brew, but I have to admit, I was surprised how good this brew was to me. Nothing stands out, single dimensional brew, but nice flavors.
Insertpunhere (31) - Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
There is a reason this wasn’t imported here for well over one hundred years. This Vienna-style lager, which is an ugly light brown color, is terrible. It tastes like Busch in a can, no BS. Also, the glass they designed is quite top heavy and will fall over if you breathe on it wrong. Another attempt at trying to market a crap beer to unsuspecting drinkers. They call it ultra-premium. Ha!
cheap (4476) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
OK, so I thought this was going to be a pale lager. i tell ya, the difference between pale lager and some other styles is kindah grey. Lots of visible carbonation in this almost pale lager looken brew. First taste is a little dull with slightly more personality than a pale lager. yet its still well behaved. Not too bad up front. As session continues the co2 shines thru, good sizzle on this one. Gets a little more difficult towards the end, hints of medicine tries to appear but don’t. Crisp clean aroma. Can appriciate 4% but it actually comes across more like 5 or more.