Global Brands Ltd.

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Global Brands Ltd.
England, United Kingdom
American Lager
Ranked #313
Ranked #27,890
2.16 | pDev: 33.33%
Jan 28, 2024
Jul 07, 2013
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Reviewed by BrisLoganite from Australia

3.5/5  rDev +62%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Not bad, just glad Dan Murphy's are selling a beer like this. Almost impossible to get Salitos or Desperados in Brisbane. This was sold in 4.6% ABV not 5.5%
Jan 28, 2024
Rated: 1.09 by davidd1699

Aug 23, 2023
Rated: 2.61 by bmaggot from Lithuania

Aug 07, 2016
Rated: 2.21 by Robertas from Lithuania

Jul 25, 2016
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Reviewed by mfnmbvp from Illinois

2.86/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
11.15 fl oz bottle, BBE FEB 2013. I'm not scared. Found a single bottle of this on the floor at the local bottle shop. Got it for 99 cents. 'Cerveza Especial'. 'Product of the UK' - not what you'd expect to read on what appears to be a Mexican style lager. Label lists a 6.00% abv.

Poured into a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale mini snifter.

A - Pours a standard dark golden body; the same as it appears through the clear glass bottle. Conjures hardly anything for a head, merely a quarter inch of white froth that falls to a thin ring quickly. Appears aptly carbonated, but has no real head. Some thin sticky scattered random lacing when given a nice swirl.

S - Aroma is where this one loses me. It's not typical of a lager or a malt liquor or a light beer for that matter. Has a bit of faint dusty bready malt sweetness, with some vague notions of citrus fruit / citrus peel, probably lime or lemon.

T - Taste is extremely sweet & syrupy, with a hint of lemon-lime tartness that is actually quite nice. Definitely over the top sweetness dominates this one, with the citrus flavors coming in second. It's not awful, but it's certainly not complex stuff.

M - Feel is smooth & sweet. Easy-drinking; definitely doesn't feel like 6.00% abv. Needs better carbonation.

Overall, this was probably an old as hell bottle, so I will do my best to try this one again fresh. Until then, we'll just call it interesting.

Amigos -----3/5.
Apr 17, 2016
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

1.93/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
330ml bottle from Local Express, Kings Cross, London:
This one was a really terrible beer, by no means the worst I've tried but to be honest I wasn't expecting much else from it & it probably wasn't even quite as bad as I feared going in. Obviously it'll not be one I'll pick up again given it was far too sweet, thin & off-putting but I guess it could have been a lot worse.
Jun 24, 2015
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Rated by kofukasho from Japan

3.34/5  rDev +54.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
I expected this to be another sub-Corona clone, but was pleasantly surprised by the citrus taste and the overall drinkability.
Mar 17, 2015
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Rated by DanielCole from Finland

1.55/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5
Refreshing but dull, too overwhelming citrus flavour ruins this beer.
Feb 27, 2015
Rated: 1.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Nov 09, 2014
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

2.49/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Poured from a clear bottle into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates to light patchiness, no lacing. Aroma is immediately noticeable on opening the bottle and pouring, a strong fruity and agave (tequila), citrus smell, malt is subdued. Flavor is watery tequila, lime, Sprite citrus, sweet. Light bodied. Apparently an import to compete with the light fruit beers and drinks, this does not taste much like beer. A faint hint of malt, but really tastes almost exactly like a left over tequila and Sprite drink from last night with melted ice cubes. Not familiar with this style, but it's not for me.
Aug 30, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by onlymurderers from Illinois

Jul 26, 2014
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Reviewed by jazzyjeff13 from England

2.52/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
A 500ml clear glass bottle with a BB of Sept 2014. Acquired a while back from a supermarket. Described as a tequila flavoured beer allegedly created in honour of the Aztec god Huehuecoyotl. Inspiring...

Poured into a straight pint glass. A clear golden colour with good carbonation. Forms a smallish head of white foam that lasts for a moment before dissipating. Aroma of sweet artificial fruits and sugar with vague hints of lime, weak malt and a whisper of stewed leaves. Decidedly subpar.

Tastes like an artificial fruit cocktail with a sweet finish. Notes of lime, juicyfruits, sugar/sweetener, faint malt, weak stewed leaves and a harsh quality in the background. Little bitterness to speak of, but a touch of acrid cardboard upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with prickly carbonation and a thin, watery body. Mildly astringent, followed by an aftertaste of lime cocktail, sweetener and harsh stewed leaves.

Blech - not much of a beer. Looks pretty normal, however the aroma and flavour possess a cloying sweetness and fake fruit notes that jar the senses. Insipid body. A fairly unpleasant experience, at least for anyone with functioning tastebuds. One to avoid.
Jul 22, 2014
Rated: 3 by endless1408 from England

Jul 06, 2014
Rated: 1 by Sam-VW from England

Jun 04, 2014
Rated: 2.25 by dcmchew from Romania

Mar 23, 2014
Rated: 2 by tbone64 from Minnesota

Mar 08, 2014
Rated: 1 by BlackBeerDown from Arkansas

Nov 12, 2013
Rated: 2 by jaydoc from Kansas

Oct 20, 2013
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

1.69/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75
Found this bottle in Manhattan, KS. I thought it was a typical Mexican lager, but closer inspection revealed it to be from the UK. Further inspection of the ingredients led me to the discovery that they put sugar, flavor and citric acid in it. All of those ingredients make it taste like a corona that has already had a lime added to it. Or possible like a Miller Chill. It's fizzy and works okay with tacos but it was just not my thing.
Jul 07, 2013