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

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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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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1.7
   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 manís fingernails, famosa exposed bespeaks a closer proximity to tinny tap water than serious brewing. dropping a kernel of corn into it would surely double itís intensity. if it were architecture, it would be a shack so poorly built that itís 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, itís 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 thatís 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 iím pretty sure that this was barrel aged. no, i donít mean in an oak barrel-- i mean a gun barrel. thanks to clyde for a fun, if somewhat punishing bottle.


2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jow (3382) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thorongil2 (2259) - , 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

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
trapped (2143) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (4552) - 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.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
andrepintado (2679) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle thanks to CH-303, thanks a lot man! Clear light gold. Thin white head. Body is thin to medium. Aroma is dms, malt, corn, water.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
dlihcsnatas (609) - Texas, USA - APR 26, 2016
Looked and tasted like a cheap lager. Was expecting it to not be anything great and it wasnít. Not sure where the sulfite came in to it but it was noted on the CAN that it was in there.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidobutai (629) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Weak clear yellow off-putting color. Gunk on top. Malty flavor and tangy, could be worse.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mike5326 (1607) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Light clear golden color, medium white head. Light syrup aroma. Light body with a light corn syrup flavor and a light finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Luvystypotables (1613) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
An unpleasant sweaty yeast aroma, pours a clear gold color with a short lasting white head. A bitter funky grassy taste. Weak body and a lasting unpleasant wet hay finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerRenter76 (728) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Originally rated on 8/1/08.Clear golden yellow with a frothy white head. Not much aroma, tastes of a little corn and hay. A little lacing was left on my glass, overall its what you would expect, a bland, unexciting third world beer


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