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Rio Claro Premium Lager

 (RETIRED)
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6
47
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Formerly brewed at Cerveceria Centro Americana
Style: Pale Lager
Guatemala City, Guatemala

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 1.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.1   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Available at Fine Retail Stores. This Gold Medal winning formula makes Rio Claro the perfect compliment to good friends, good food and good fun! Rio Claro exhibits powerful shelf presence with impactful "Brand" packaging and provides an excellent alternative to other Mexican style beers.

Before 2006 it had 3.9% and was brewed by Constancia in El Salvador


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dave420 (55) - O.C, California, USA - MAY 28, 2005
I must have gotten a bad bottle, because this beer was extremely HARSH. Tasted a little like Corona, but a lot more skunkier and a lot less smoother. Im guessing this was because I bought it at Trader Joeís, where it was in six pack form and exposed to light all of its shelf life. It was only tolerable when i dropped a lime in the bottle. Otherwise i wouldnt of been able to finish it.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
brocker (99) - Salina, Utah, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Very light beer. Stinks like skunk and grass. Tastes like a skunked version of High Life Light. Iíve yet to find a decent beer from Central or South America.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Saarlander (1685) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2004
My wife picked this up at Trader joes as a single, she always finds me new beers! This was skunky when I opened it, little flavor, little to like, a bad beer. I realized that Iíve now had two Salvadoran beers, both bad.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
mjg74 (2459) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Skunk-O-Rama. Smell watery and skunky. Tastes grainy and skunky with a little hint of metal. Lousy brew.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Braudog (5495) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Medium yellow with the standar American head. Fruity aroma. Crisp and stark with little falvor to speak of. Previous "like Schlitz" review was spot-on.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Got at Trader Joe's. This is easy to sum up. A Corona wannabe all the way down to the clear bottle. Toss in a lime and watch football. It did its job. Hats off to Trader Joe's, they also had Stone IPA and Stone Ruination.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Bottle, poured clear and very pale yellow with a foamy white head that diminished quickly. Flavor and aroma were both as light as the color. Not a good beer, but it did serve as a thirst quencher while working in the yard. Hey, what did I expect - it's from El Salvador. I bought it to add another country to my ratings.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Diego (79) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2002
A new low. Sort of tastes like Schlitz. I knew it would be light when I bought it at Trader Joes but I really didnít find much flavor in it whatsoever. Cheap beer but you get what you pay for.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 26, 2002
Clear light golden color.Had an up front bitter dry flavor that quickly thins out.Slightly bitter,dry aftertaste.Actaully it was better than I expected.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2002
Light golden color, so pale it looks like youíre pouring water. Head was at least big and foamy. Typically skunk-ish nose. Flavor is better than expected, as it has some hops and the maltiness gives a slightly refreshing sweetness.


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