CRodriguez (4) - Redmond, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2007 does not count
LIGHT REFRESHING ALE THAT IS EASY TO DRINK, AND IS LIGHT AND FLAVORFUL. BRIGHT STRAW-YELLOW IN COLOR, WITH A LIGHT HEAD. FLAVORS OF MALT, APPLES, SHORTBREAD AND VANILLA.
THIS IS A REAL THIRST QUENCHER
AND PERFECT FOR LIGHTER FOODS
OR WHEN YOU DON’T WANT SOMETHING TOO FILLING.
I don’t agree with any of the negative comments on the beers, I have
tried the beers in the brewery and in Oregon and think that they are the
only truly micro-beers available in the USA. There is nothing industrial
about the beers. The brewery hand-roasts the malt, and everything else
from the water to the hops is completely pure and natural. The beers have also been certified by the “Slow Foods” international group for their quality and pure origin.
Contrucci (17) - CHILE - FEB 15, 2008
330 cc. Nice citric aroma. Crispy and pungent. Very fresh. Not too much foam for its kind. Bought in the brewery deep in the Andes, Argentina. kyzr (1616) - Montana, USA - AUG 31, 2006
Very light in color with big white head. Light hints of apple and alcohol. Very sweet up front with a yeasty aftertaste. Body is very light, with just a tiny dry finish. bhensonb (16133) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Aroma is light tropical fruit with a hint of yeastiness. Unusual. Actually smells a bit like cider. Very pale golden color with no head. Starts a bit like shortbread, something like wet paper is next (not a bad thing, you have to try it). Then tropical fruit comes through a bit. There may be vanilla, and vanilla tends to confuse me. (check the Anderson Solstice brews). Decent mouthfeel. This is dry. Astringent even. The bitterness is delicate. The astringency is unusual for something with this sort of fruit. I think these folks have come up with something unique. We need to expand our palates. notalush (5985) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2009
I bought this beer for a new country rating, and it turns out I already had a rating from Argentina - I really need to stop doing that - anyway, this beer isn’t nearly as terrible as the ratings suggest - the first whiff presents tart, dry, white wine character, but deeper sniffs reveal, surprisingly, nothing at all - weird - fairly creamy mouthfeel - a bit earthy character up front, some crisp herbal bitterness, dry malt qualities - things are a bit muddled and indistinct, and the bitterness hangs around in the finish for a bit too long - not terrible, just boring - when will I stop being suckered in by marketing phrases like "fine aged ale" in fancy-schmancy gold lettering?
DrnkMcDermott (3193) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2011
22 oz. bottle, $5 at HyVee in Iowa July 2010, kept in the fridge since then. First, I want to respect this for being, as the label says, totally sourced from Argentine-grown ingredients. And for being brewed, if you’ll Google Map the location, in a village so far up in the Andes that anyone stepping out back for a smoke is in Chile. That said: Pours a golden color with amber highlights, some particles floating around. Sudsy head. Smell is malty and beery, a touch of fruit ester. There may also be a note of bacterial contamination, but I can’t say for sure. Taste seems pretty square within the Blond Ale style. They’re calling it an Argentine White Ale, but I only get barley malt here. Slight note of wood smoke. Just slightly tart. A bit of dead yeast way in the background. Frankly, I kind of like it. Maybe it’s the luck of a well-sealed bottle kept on a shelf without too much light. Ah, but trying to pour the rest of the beer into the glass brings up a big chunk of sediment. BillKismet (4170) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2009
The description on the bottle enticed me into this one with talk of an Argentinian Belgian Style Ale with vanilla notes and made from ingredients in the Pampas. Good marketing for an otherwise ho-hum blonde ale, albeit one with some interesting tweaks that deviate from the standard. Medium blond appearance with a lathery head. Some apple fruit in the aroma along with malt and corn. Light, sprightly body with sour apple peel notes and nice dryness. Winy and yeasty touches with apple skin dry finish. A blond ale, but with some earthy, saison-like character. thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2010
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of yellow brown colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a semi-hazy with floating particulate yellow white colored body. The mild aroma was floral and malty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of floral coriander hops and malt. An OK brew just nothing special. 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Straw in color, large rocky white head, spotty lacing, mild carbonation.   Looks okay at
least.   Soft grassiness and floral notes on the nose.   Little bit of DMS/Band Aid on first sip.
Otherwise a bit mealy.   Not as bad as other seem to be rating it, but certainly not great.   Loads of straw
or grasiness on the tongue, especially on the finish.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Some fruit skin on
the finish.   A little bit of a metallic twang emerges after the finish.   Honestly, not as bad as everyone
says it is, but certainly not great. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 9, 2007
Bottle, a slight haze to the light gold colour with a large foamy white head. Lots of fruit and yeast in the aroma. Yeast again in the flavour, an earthy palate - especially in the finish.