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

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.98   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Imported Central American light lager


1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 13, 2009
wow, a whole lot of nothing .. . cheap corn is the main actor .. . damn bland .. . wow, super drain pour .. yellow, low foam .. . Good for bums without tongues... .

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2009
This is basically Arriba’s big brother. Though considering Arriba’s utter lethargy and cheapness, that’s not saying much, understand. This has a decent lager flavor, but that might be due wholly to the fact that it exceeds 5% alcohol. Ultimately, this is a watery lager for the masses, and has no value in terms of beer connoisseurship. Overall, fair minus.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cavie (3842) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Not bad. Decent and fairly refreshing with a poor finish. I’m surprised more people haven’t rated this.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2009
12oz Bottle: Pours clear gold with no head to speak of...odd. Aroma is very faint: Sweet malt and corn. Flavor has sweet malt and a bit of citrus. Lime maybe? Hard to tell, but citrus it is. Watery, bland...the usual for these beers.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Nice head, very carbonated has a very light straw color. Has a decent malt aroma. Pale malt flavor almost soda like. Very clean and drinkable. Somewhat bland and boring. Break out the tacos.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
illidurit (2172) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Poured into a pint glass. A firm pour produces a light gold body with a dense froth atop. Retention and lacing are well above average for a cheap lager. Aroma is grainy with a touch of lemony tartness and the customary adjunct corn syrup note. Flavor is the same but it’s actually worse to taste the lemon/corn syrup/grain profile than to smell it. Almost immediately becomes tiresome and is rather reminiscent of lemon lime soda. Body has a little more heft than the run of the mill adjunct lager. Clean aftertaste, nice level of carbonation.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2008
I’m always on the lookout for new country ratings so I had to go ahead and pick one of these up just to claim El Salvador. This is a super pale yellow pour with very little head. A little harsh, and a little metallic. Skunky. Not good.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2008
(Sample at September 12, 2008 Beer Club Meeting) First thing I hear from the club members (before I even have a chance to sample this) is "smells like feet". No, that’s not going to affect my rating at all. This one is even more clear than the other Latin American lagers I’ve sampled. Nice head, though. Kudos on that. It has a grainy aroma. In a strange way, I’m kinda drawn to this and I’m not sure why.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2008
Sweet pale malt with a low hop profile, slightly skunky. Not bad but not worth the premium price.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2008
(12oz bottle) Medium white head atop lightly hazed pale straw body. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, light grain. Taste is medium sweet, corn, some grain, no bitterness. Light body.


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