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Rio Claro Premium Lager

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: 2.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joet (2520) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 20, 2001
Very pale and clear with fat sticky foam. Lightly hopped with an easy body. Relative to other Latin American beers, itís well-balanced and bright. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Puss Gutt99 (206) - Oldtown, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2001
tried this at an Ethiopian resturant in Tampa, went well with the cuisine

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2002
Attractive light gold color gives hint of its countenance: light, unpretentious refreshment. Aroma is slightly sweet--but fortunately on the light side. Head a little sudsy and dissipated rapidly. Flavor was light, but relatively well-balanced between hops and slight malt presence. Carbonation moderate, less a factor than in many tropical lagers. Finish is fairly clean but with slight sweetness. This is a decent patio beer, made more attractive with its more-than-reasonable price. For the dollar, beats the hell out of Corona and Pacifico.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Clear light orange, golden wheat color. Highly effervescent with a big foamy white head. Aroma of sweet corn. Taste of sweet additives. Not that bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2002
Maybe itís just me, but this Carona/Pacifico wannabe just doesnít cut it. Only $2.99 at trader joes... ideal for parties.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Reid (2281) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2006
Nice packageing plain and simple Blue, white and gold label. 12 oz bottle. Usual cheap lager yellow colour with next to zero head, some insipid lace. Aroma is very grassy and some skunk, I dunno though its not as bad as many I have had. Taste is bitter , with weak malts and some sweetness at the end. Actually not that bad on the palate, it does for some reason appear to have some heft and seems less watery than many in this category. Overall not a good beer at all, but compared to other Latin American cheap lagers its not bad. I could drink this at a party if I had to.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Onslow (1373) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Six pack from Gilís market in Cooper township, MI. Typical light lager look. Faint aroma. Thin taste with a bit of malt and slight astringent finish. Inoffensive, nothing bad, maybe a spark of character here and there but not much. Might be nice on a hot summer afternoon and Iíd take it over many North American macro brews.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
bhensonb (13862) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 27, 2007
My bottle produced by Ceveceria Centro American, S.A., Guatemala. Grassy aroma; not too bad. Pale gold with a subtstantial white head. Starts with a carbonation bite, followed by corny malt. A bit sweet. There is some bitter at the finish, but not quite enough to balance the sweetness. Slight herby aftertaste. Not really all that clean a finish. Better than Bud.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Not sure what the difference is between this and Nautica Especial. It even had a similar packaging color. But the beer is pretty much identical, except for a few % points of alcohol. Body is straw yellow, 2" fluffy head and crystal clear. Aroma is slightly grassy and some skunk character. Flavor has some undefined sweetness to it and not much else. Body is watery and light. Didnít expect much from the beer, and didnít get much from it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Barreras (1527) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Pours a clear yellow orange color. Tastes very metallic throughout, especially n the aftertaste. A very light tasting beer with nothing special about it. I bought a six pack because it was on sale, I wonít do that again.

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