Desperados Verde
Heineken Nederland B.V.

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1.99 | pDev: 20.6%
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Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.53/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml can from a Monoprix supermarket:

Off-puttingly artificial - though the mint seems legit. Generic malt sweetness, mint leaf, artificial lime, stale malts.

Unrefreshing, medium-bodied (when it should be light-bodied), smooth, and wet.

Eh, it's a pretty unremarkable shlock beer. Absolutely mediocre, but not terrible.

Low C- (2.53) / BELOW AVERAGE

Mar 30, 2016
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jazzyjeff13 from England

1.75/5  rDev -12.1%

A 330ml clear glass bottle with a BB of Feb 2015. Acquired recently from a bargain store. The label mentions lime, mint and tequila - presumably this 'beer' is supposed to resemble a mojito.

A: Poured into a stemmed pilsner glass. A crystal-clear pale gold colour with light carbonation. Forms a decent head of white foam that hangs around for a minute or two before disappearing.

S: Aroma of mint with hints of lime, sugar/sweetener, faint malt and a twinge of stewed leaves. Decidedly minty.

T: Tastes of sweet mint and lime. There's a hint of weak malt in the background, along with subtle stewed leaves/veggies. Sugary in character, with a faintly harsh finish.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and a thin, watery body. Slightly astringent; dries the palate. Aftertaste of sweetener, mint and lime, followed by an acrid quality in the background.

O: A vile artificial concoction - possibly worse than the original Desperados. It's very minty; in fact the aromatic resemblance to a real mojito is striking. Looks like a regular macro lager, however the aroma and flavour are seriously sweet and minty with lime to balance. Little 'beer' character to speak of. Watery body. Some mild off-notes in the background (probably the sweetener). Ideal if you hate beer, otherwise I'd recommend giving it a wide berth.

Sep 16, 2014
Desperados Verde from Heineken Nederland B.V.
Beer rating: 1.99 out of 5 with 6 ratings