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


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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.71   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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   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
Can. Big thanks to JTClockwork for this country tick. Pours clear gold with a white head. Plain grain and corn, faint sweetness, and over carbonated. Lingering weird grainy notes. Not awful, I guess.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bamsen78 (2413) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
Can. Pours clear pale straw with small white head. Clear aroma of yeast, skunk, and hops. Mildly bitter, hoppy flavour, with estery notes and refreshing cirtic touches. Rough afteraste. Perhaps good on a beach in Guatemala but I am not there.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
martin00sr (234) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
Pale yellow, transparent. Small white ring. Weak malty aroma. Sweetish taste, corn. Empty, dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
Can, 5%. Bready aroma, citric. Very pale yellow colour. Small white head. The flavour is fruity, citric, lemony. Seems to have a little estery note, but it does not really bother me. I guess this is refreshing enough in a hot country.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Eructoblaster (2855) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2014
Can - 350ml. Piss-like very light blond body with lively carbonation and and instantly fading white bubbly head. Thin malty/hoppy aroma with herbal hints. Its watery taste carries corny, sweet, and herbal notes. Ends with a short bitter/herbal finish. Good thirst quencher. Thanks Scott for bringing this back from Guatemala.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jtclockwork (7114) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Can as Famosa. Pours pee yellow. White head. Nose and taste of corn, toasted grain, lemon and toasted barley. Light watery body. Not awful.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Foffern (1065) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle. The colour is golden pale straw with a big white head. Aroma of sweet corn, pale malt and hay. Pretty light. Light is also the taste with just some pale malt and citrus. Has a light and slick mouth feel, and a very light bitterness. An okay pale lager with a light aroma.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Theydon_Bois (7002) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle at Fastelavn Smagning 2014 @ J&C’s beer palace, Jutland Saturday Session 2 - 01/03/14. Clear pale yellow with moderate white spotting. Nose is cereals, grain, pale malts, paper. Taste comprises semi aspartamic tones, papery, straw, light citrus, pale malts, corn. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Dogshit - everything you’d expect from a random country tick and less !

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Meilby (6416) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan
Pours clear pale yellow with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, corn and floral. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
back (1220) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Hvidgylden klar skum Citrus malt korn majs Bitter moderat sød lidt Vandede blød @f1

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