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Brewed by Cerveceria Hondureña (SABMiller)
Style: Pale Lager
San Pedro Sula, Honduras

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.86   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barena, la Cerveza fácil de tomar, dorada y transparente, elaborada con malta importada. Disfrútela en cualquier momento, ideal para jóvenes extrovertidos, modernos, actuales. Es ideal para calmar la sed.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1332) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Barena has a thick, white head and a very clear golden-yellow appearance, with high carbonation. Lots of lacing is present down the glass. Aroma is very much of bread, which I suppose is due to the barley; I was unable to pick up any other smells. The taste is a good, bread flavor, and the adjunct does not come through, so they’ve done a nice job of covering it up. There is a slight hop spice at the back end. Mouth-feel is medium, and Barena finishes crisp and wetter than American lagers. I liked it, and I was happy that the sample, poured from a clear glass bottle, was not skunked. RJT

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
noyritus (3) - MONTENEGRO - OCT 2, 2009 does not count
I thought this beer would have much higher rankings. Everytime I have this beer in Honduras(that must make a difference) i think SAB is crazy for not bringing it to the USA because I think it would be colossal. SAB bought out the original Honduran brewer. It’s like a smoother Corona, light. It’s the yuppie choice, even non bear drinkers love this one. Nothing quite like one of these on the beach while your listening to the islanders sunnin listening to the beats of Marley. Not a worry in the world. Recently available in a can, this is the highest priced Honduran national beer, the can version that just came out is only 10 ounces instead of 12 I noticed. I must say this deserves higher rankings, Cerveza Imperial is ranked higher than Barena ? Are you kidding me? Something is wrong here - as Imperial is horrible. Myself i’m more of a man’s man when it comes to beer(dark beer), but I recognize that this light beer is enjoyed by everyone who I’ve ever seen try it in Honduras, especially the non typical beer folks - i must admit I enjoy it also and I’ve had many a beer from all over. Originally this beer was named Bahia but had to change names over infringement issues apparently. Similiar to Sol, a more watery Corona perhaps but i’m still going to give a good ranking. Seriously I’ve never met one who didn’t enjoy this beer and that’s saying something.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4072) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Honey nose. Clear amber, medium head. Pronounced honey flavor with hard candy accents. Clean finish. No transitions, but good flavor, sweet but not cloying.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Thanks Judes, bought in Honduras and given to me after she wigged out .. . deep yellow .. . great foam head, amazing amazing lacing- in the top 10 best lacing of any beer i have had! .. . hay, sand, and mild dried grass .. . light mouth, a spot of alcohol as i gulped the last 4-5 ounces .. . pretty good lager i suppose, it looked awesome, thats for sure! .. . . . who left the milk out!?! yuk.. yuk.. yuk yuk!!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
The beer pours from the bottle into my Moonlight glass producing a finger’s worth of white head. The beer is a crystal clear, pale golden color. The aroma has a soft, mild malt character, sweet corn, and a subtle grassiness. The nose is quite unoffensive, bland, and pallid.

Mildly sweet up front, there is a surprisingly soft carbonation. Significant corn flavor and there is little, if any, bitterness. There is also a slight waxy quality to the flavor, a bit of soap, as well as grass. Very light grain character, what is there is somewhat nice.

This is pretty much what I expect from a pale lager. It is easy to drink, refreshing, and light on a hot Honduran day. But, it is still just a run of the mill pale lager and is suitable for any situation that calls for such a beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 17, 2009
Not much to do with this beer, is not disgusting but it’s just another "ice" beer which can be fun for some but it’s just water for others.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1551) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2011 Bouteille 355 ml. Cannette 296 ml. Assis dans un resto de Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Bière très pâle, arôme de mais. Limpide mais maudit qu’elle était bonne !! Non mais correct sans plus. Seboit bien.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
decaturstevo (5206) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Pale yellow pour with watery with head. Aroma of sweet corn. Flavor mirrors aroma with a very light bitter. Just not much. I’ll have to say I think it was fresh no skunk just not much flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
burg326 (3867) - Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Drank from the bottle during the honeymoon, aroams of light stale hops, light cereal, and some light earth. Flavors are the same as aromas. Decent pale ale, wouldn’t go out of my way to find it, but nice on the hot beach.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (1747) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Sadly, this is not as enjoyable as I would have hoped. Very plain, scentless, flavorless. Tastes like spicy water. I suppose if I was relaxing on a warm Honduran beach this would be fantastico. Alas! it is winter in North America.


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