Brewsday Tuesday: Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo is from Guatemala, was on clearance, and shipped in a skunk-inducing green bottle. What could go wrong?
Name: Monte Carlo
Brewed by: Cervecceria Centro Americana, S.A. – Guatemala
Style/ABV: American Adjunct Lager / 5.2%
Appearance: Pours with a pale fizzy yellow with a one finger white head that disappears quickly.
Smell: Burnt tires/asphalt up front with some grasses and a very mild corn sweetness in the background. Very unappealing.
Taste: Opens up with a punch of skunkiness which slowly mellows out into adjunct corn sweetness and finishes with some bitterness that lingers. Reminds me of drinking a Heineken only worse.
Mouthfeel: Light and thin.
Overall: Found this at the local Winn Dixie. As soon as I picked up the six pack my brain screamed “put it back!” I should have listened, but instead I decided to sacrifice my taste buds for America. It was horrible. I had one in a bottle, and then one in a pint glass. The one I had to smell made for a far worse drinking experience. Avoid this beer.
Final Grade: F