badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 30, 2007
On tap at Pizza Port. Clear golden yellow with no head. Malt and wheat bread aroma. Sweet malty taste with a bready, clean, crisp finish. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 4, 2006
Draught at Pizza Port Carlsbadbeerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 6, 2003
Pale gold color, no head or lacing. The nose is light and spicy with some lime flavors contributed from the lime wedge they added to the edge of the glass. Along with that there’s some light toasty malts and a light adjuncty flavor. Mexican lager? Can’t be mexican if it ain’t skunked! Nice fresh and crisp hoppy edge in the tail and overall an awesome pale lager that I could definitely drink again.
Light gold color. Aroma is neutral. A mild “Mexican Lager”. Not much flavor. Mild malts and hops. Well balanced and smooth. But… It’s OK for a mild flavored beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slight bitter. Ktwse (4875) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
Pours clear golden with low white head. Aroma of light bread and grass, not much else. Taste is a different story, rich sweet honey with light malt bitterness. Light body with average carbonation. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Tap @ Carlsbad: Clear pale yellow. Sweet malt and corn in both the aroma and flavor. Clean on the finish. Drinkable. COuld be very good if you like the style.
FlacoAlto (4182) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2007
Sampled on tap May 2007DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Last impressions first, this is a poor example of a Mexican Lager; at least I was expecting something close to water, with overtones of corn, and perhaps even some authentic skunk. This beer did not come close. Instead I found a nicely hoppy beer that had a solid backdrop of clean, cereal grain, malt character. It did hit the crispness of a Mexican Lager, but the crispness was contributed by a solid hop biting bitterness in the finish that is quite atypical of it’s namesake beers. The body was also not light and watery enought; it was still light, yet had a nice malty fullness that just kisses the palate enough to let the clean malt character linger on a bit. The hop character leans towards grassy herbal notes, but does seem to have a hint of lemon grass to it as well.
All in all a failure from the cloning of a Mexican Lager aspect. Thank goodness though, because instead we have a nice, easy drinking, hot-weather refresher. I would definitely forgo the recommendation for a lime, this beer has enough malt and hop character to stand on its own two feet.
Good lager on tap at Commons Ale House in Santa Monica, light and easy to drink, nice alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2007
On draft at the Carlsbad Pizza Port; very good for the style. Classic pale lager in color and aroma (not much). Flavor was sweet malt and grain/grass/hops. Surprising beer from them. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 26, 2006
On tap at Downtown Johnny Brown’s in SD. Rich gold with a white head. Deceptively thick beer for the color. This tastes very wheaty to me! While this is not outstanding, I find it to be very good for a "mexican" beer. kryon (3549) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2013
Pours yellow with no head
Aromas of Sweet raisins, bread, lager yeast
Taste has sweet raisins, sweet fruits
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