FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Pours with a dark brown body that shows brilliantly clear, deep ruby highlights when held up to the window. The head is initially three fingers thick and is a light brown tinged, tan color. As the head falls back into the beer it leaves a touch of lacing on the sides of my glass. Rich, sweet, concentrated malt notes great my scent receptors as I take my first draught of the aroma. Caramelized sugars and toffee notes yield to toasted malt notes that remind me of richly browned fresh from the oven bread crust. This beer has a nice hearty aroma, that makes me anticipate a rich chewy flavor while still being light and quaffable.NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2006
The taste is only lightly sweet up front, it becomes a touch more sweet towards the middle and this lingers on into the finish. The sweetness is rich and complex, quite focused on caramelized malt sugars and Mallard products. The beer finishes with a touch of toasted, almost roasted, character that helps to balance the rich sweeter malt notes. A light herbal hop spiciness rides throughout the flavor profile; it is light enough that it just provides a backdrop to the focused malt notes. It also finishes with a touch of hop bitterness, again just enough to let you know it is there. This beer remains light and quaffable on the palate, yet at the same time is chewy and richly malty.
I am really enjoying this beer right now, it really has nailed the quaffability & richness of a good Munich Dunkel. This is a beer I can see buying more of.
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Courtesy of FlacoAlto. Aroma is dry, mellow chocolate accented malt. Slightly bready with some faint camael notes and an even fainter sugar/fruit sweetness. Body is a dark amber and the head is a thumb thick and bubly. Said head also fades quickly. some chocolate/caramel malt notes, mild roast notes. Leaves some nutty/toasty flavors in the finish. Light and crisp feel in the mouth and very quaffable. thedindaniel (6) - Chula Vista, California, USA - OCT 12, 2006 does not count
Tried it on tap at a brew festival and i have to say that it was one of the more refreshing beers on a warm day. had a rich, sweet, malty flavor and is definitely a surprisingly good, different mexican beer. Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2007
After its release from the 12 ounce bottle the beer sets quietly in the glass a unclouded brown with touches of ruby at the edges, the head is a frothy light tan and the size customary, as it erodes, the lace forms a fine blanket to cover the glass. Nose has a bit of caramel, sweet malt and the standard lager crispness. Start has a sweet malt presence, with the top light to medium in feel. Finish has a determined acidity; the hops unremarkable, dry and somewhat sweet aftertaste lingers long, overall a passable beer and one that I find refreshing. gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Found this bottled in an import multi-pack at World Market in St. Charles, Illinois. Clear, dark brown pour with a nice, thick tan head, mild chocolate and nuts in the nose, smoky, chocolatey coffee taste with a caramel, malty finish. Probably the best Mexican beer I’ve ever had.
rubbishystuff (2521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2015 As part of a variety pack at World Market. This is quite unexpectedly good. Very nice. Wish this was available as many places as Corona. Serving: Bottle jaimenavarrog (74) - MEXICO - JAN 7, 2012
Cuerpo medio, sabor agradable pero le falta mas sabor, una buena opcion para empezar a cambiar a oscuras. bhensonb (15081) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Deep aroma of malt with chocolate. Deep ruby mahogany color with a head that came and quickly went. Starts darkly sweet, a bit of chocolate arrives, and it finishes with minimal bitter. I could imagine a bit of darkish fruit. Mouthfeel a bit light. Really quite nice. Has some Porter chacteristic. naivepegasus (382) - USA - JAN 3, 2009
Pours a dark ruby with a creamy, light beige head. Strong roasted malt notes in the odor. The taste starts off of light caramel and ends with a slight burnt toast aftertaste. An interesting beer, definitely better than I expected. clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Picked this up not having seen "craft" beer from Mexico before. It’s a traditional Mexican Vienna. (which should probably be its own distinct style)
Nose is malty, flavor profile is sweet and malty, with caramel and even some very subtle dark fruit hints. A bit one-dimensional, but very drinkable. Welcome to craft brewing, Mexico!