Santiago (Reserva Especial)
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Brewed by Cerveceria La Constancia (SABMiller)
Style: Pale Lager
San Salvador, El Salvador


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 1.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Grumbo (1507) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle bought and drunk in LA. Corn coloured pale lager, with a small white head. Mild grassy aroma. Weak, light body, thin feel, rather too fizzy.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Mjollnir (398) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2011
355mL bottle. Pours clear pale straw with a thin head that disappears quickly. Faint malty and skunked aroma with some fresh cut grass. So little flavour that the carbonic acid is detectable, slight malty sweetness, almost no bitterness. Light bodied and watery, average carbonation, very short finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - APR 13, 2008
12oz bottle: pours golden brown with quick dissipating white head, aroma slightly skunky, flavor very light and also skunky, tastes almost like corona

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2008
I honestly think they are offering this to try and win over all those Corona drinkers. It is a buck cheaper per sixer than Corona. Santiago Cerveza De Oro pours a light golden/yellow color. Some head but that fizzles down pretty quickly and just faint traces of lacing. A grainy, grassy almost borderline skunk aroma (clear bottles). Flavor is more of the same (although not skunked) but there really isnít much flavor in there to begin with. An okay summer beer I suppose and Iíd drink one if given one but it is very weak. I didnít try it with a lime.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - NOV 11, 2007
typical lager, pale, yellow, fizzy with little taste, will do on a hot summer day though

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
ghawener (1567) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAR 18, 2007
Bottle: A good alternate choice for Corona lovers. With lemon and fresh seafood a good choice on a hot day. This export is not available in El Salvador, not sure where they sell this.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JAN 6, 2007
This had no aroma to mention.Small head.Color clear straw.It tasted about as good as a common Corona.Nothing interesting in taste.Whereís the lime??Needs lime for taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mjg74 (3029) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Bottle from Big Lots. Pours a medium to light golden color. Sweet grainy aroma with just a hint of malt. Very much like beer flavored mineral water. So light as to not be offensive, but just very watered down. Not the worst El Salvadoran brew Iíve tried, just the most watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a clear golden color with a fair amount of alabaster bubbles around the edges and some nice lacing. Aroma is faintly of flowers, grass, yeast, light malts, and lemon. Taste is basically the same, except very watery texture. Undetectable hops bitterness. Eh.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Bottle: Pours a clear light yellow, although there are a few little chunks floating at the bottom of the bottle. Aroma is of stale cardboard and some light fruits, watery texture, flavor is pretty nonexistent. Not good in any way.

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