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Brewed by Cervecería Nacionál Dominicana (AB-Inbev)
Style: Pale Lager
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.93   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Presidente is a Dominican icon of quality and pride. This leading product of great tradition has maintained a vigorous presence in the local market for almost seventy years and has kept a strong linkage with freshness, entertainment and young adults. Presidente is a Pilsner type beer made from top quality raw materials that definitely makes it the best beer, the real taste.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Orangy yellow color with a thin head. Sweet nose and taste, but not very exciting. Too freakin' bad I have a case of this stuff now.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2003
Pale golden. Small white head. Grainy, industrial nose. Sweet, grainy and thin...Drinkable, but I probably wont touch it again.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
JoeyT (8) - New York, USA - JUL 24, 2003 does not count
Decent drinkable beer. Small head, dissipates quickly. Clear, amber. Light taste, slight skunky aftertaste. I remember it tasting MUCH better on tap in the Dominican Republic (I was there twice). Perhaps it was fresher there.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2003
22 oz. bottle: pours a pretty nice straw color with a nice head with some tight bubles. . . But the aroma takes your breath away - it is that bad: stale wet metallic hay. . . Flavour is slightly sour with, strange bit of orange flavour, light hops and straw, none of which are appealing to me at all. . .

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Not the best beer I've ever had. The aroma started very skunky, but turned to an odd sort of corn/barley combo that did little for me. The finish was sort of bitter. The flavor was dominated by the corn. A touch hopppy. Decently refreshing, but overall, it's not that good.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Mild skunk hop aroma.Better than average head.Crisp dry flavor with strong carbonation.Slight soapy aftertaste.I'm impressed that the label list corn grits as an ingredient.Is this beer really 6%.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Light golden with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of crystal malt and saaz hops. Smooth grainy flavor with some corn and a dry crisp finish. Light and refreshing, but your typical standard lager.

1.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2003
When I asked, the bar tender said it tasted like Heineken. I don't like Heineken but even Heineken is better than this beer. He must have been confused by the green bottle. Although, I would drink this beer over Heineken for the pure fact that I am anti yuppi.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2005 Crystal clear, bright, somewhat light yellow/golden color, good foaming white head that remains longer than expected. This is one of those beers where you don’t know if the skunk aroma you get is accident or just a natural by-product. At any rate, no awards for aroma, which is dry and includes a faint odor of a cigarette ashtray or the smell of the clothes of a two-pack-a-day smoker. It is crisp, with fewer off-putting adjunct flavors that one might expect. This remarkable achievement of Dominican Republic brewing must have been made possible by the dilution of the beer, because the beer finishes very quickly with a lasting sense that this is carbonated water and a dash of "essence of beer #62b" flavor additive. In sum, this beer achieves some of what you expect of a warm-climate beer--crisp, palatable, not overly offensive--but is deeply flawed and worthy of drinking only if there are no better alternatives or you’re seeking to try a beer from the Dominican Republic, as I was until tonight.... //Re-rated October 2005: skunky sweet, drier flavor, not too complex, plain yellow, goes flat quickly...all told, a 1.5 (3-3-3-2-6)

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jazz88 (2564) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 20, 2003
Bottle. Golden color with a foamy white head. A strong floral and skunk aroma. Dry, crisp and a skunk finish.


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