Brewed by Cerveceria Centro Americana
Style: Pale Lager
Guatemala City, Guatemala


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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A clear golden lager beer with a characteristic body, fine bitternes and delicate aroma. Because of its full-bodied and balanced flavor it has become the preferred choice for those who enjoy a premium quality beer. This beer is sold in USA as Famosa

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2009
pouring a desperately pale yellow, like an old man’s fingernails, famosa exposed bespeaks a closer proximity to tinny tap water than serious brewing. dropping a kernel of corn into it would surely double it’s intensity. if it were architecture, it would be a shack so poorly built that it’s own head would cause it to collapse into splinters. it is aromatic, but not of pleasant things: this beer has that kind-of rubbery smell of well-chewed dog toys, plain lip-balm, lightly composting corn cobs and dank magazine paper. naturally, it’s limited flavor would be entirely arrested by the addition of a lemon wedge, unsqueezed. but one must concede that the drink is certainly wet, and that’s a good thing when consumed under perfect conditions--like after being locked in a cargo container in the mojave desert for nine days. a flavor of white grape and lemon, plus some tinniness derived from the parsimonious use of industrial grade hop-concentrate. oh, and i’m pretty sure that this was barrel aged. no, i don’t mean in an oak barrel-- i mean a gun barrel. thanks to clyde for a fun, if somewhat punishing bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homer321 (4274) - Melboring, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Can thanks to Andrew. Thanks for the Guatamala tick! Pours a light straw, crystal clear with a small white head. Nose of light malt and corn. Taste is pretty bland, really clean while cold. Shows a light straw flavor in the finish and a touch of acidity. Pretty boring but not as flawed as I was expecting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Martinus (4498) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2016
Pale golden colour, white head. Aroma of malts. Quite sweet flavour, malts, light bitter notes. Malty finish, somewhat sweet.
(from 33cL bottle @ RBBSG ’16, Klaas’ place, Evergem. As Famosa Lager. Thanks for sharing, tderoeck!!)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Zlotta (2171) - Hagen, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2016
Sampled from 0.33 l bottle as ’Famosa’ at RBBSG 2016 in Evergem. Clear, golden yellow with a white head. Sweetish, malty and minimally grassy aroma of sweet malts, grains and some straw. Sweetish, malty and a little grassy taste of sweet malts, grains and some straw, followed by a short, slightly bitter and a little grassy finish. Thin body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very bland!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
77ships (8104) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2016
Thx! you for sharing. 355 ml. bottled sampled @ RBBSG V as “Famose”. Very pale citrus golden. Nose is vegetable with corn, vegetable,… Taste is vegetable, corn, starch, bouillon, sweet, con, starch,… Body is thin & watery,… Right about what you would expect from a Guatemalan lager I suppose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (14108) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2016
Sampled [as Famosa lager] @ Ratebeer Belgian Summer Gathering 2016. Clear pale yellow pale golden color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, cardboard, lightly bitter, lightly hayish. Low to average body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kraddel (6189) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2016
Pours clear blonde, no head. Smell is maltsyrups. Taste is sweet, metallic, industrial and maltsyrup.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jow (3453) - New York, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Tiny little bottle big thanks to sledutah for this nice little bonus. Dull golden coloration small fizzy head. Nose is wet blanket with corn. Tastes of corn, grains, wet pile of hay, touch of lemon, and sweet malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thorongil2 (2360) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2016 (bottle) clear yellow colour with a medium tall white head, aroma of noble hops, biscuit, bland, balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish; uninteresting but not offensive; better than expected actually, on par with other Latin American macros

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
trapped (2249) - New York, TURKEY - AUG 2, 2016
Bottle. Clear pale yellow with large foamy whitish head, faint malt aroma, medium carbonation, faintly sour malt taste, thin body, abrupt finish. A generic lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (4700) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2016
From a bottle. Pours clear pale gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like pale malts, grassy, sweet dough, faint citrus, and some corn. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like pale malts, grassy, citrus, dough, and some corn.

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