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Brewed by Cerveceria Centro Americana
Style: Pale Lager
Guatemala City, Guatemala

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RATINGS: 468   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A clear golden lager beer with a characteristic body, fine bitternes and delicate aroma. Because of its full-bodied and balanced flavor it has become the preferred choice for those who enjoy a premium quality beer. This beer is sold in USA as Famosa

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1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2009
pouring a desperately pale yellow, like an old man’s fingernails, famosa exposed bespeaks a closer proximity to tinny tap water than serious brewing. dropping a kernel of corn into it would surely double it’s intensity. if it were architecture, it would be a shack so poorly built that it’s own head would cause it to collapse into splinters. it is aromatic, but not of pleasant things: this beer has that kind-of rubbery smell of well-chewed dog toys, plain lip-balm, lightly composting corn cobs and dank magazine paper. naturally, it’s limited flavor would be entirely arrested by the addition of a lemon wedge, unsqueezed. but one must concede that the drink is certainly wet, and that’s a good thing when consumed under perfect conditions--like after being locked in a cargo container in the mojave desert for nine days. a flavor of white grape and lemon, plus some tinniness derived from the parsimonious use of industrial grade hop-concentrate. oh, and i’m pretty sure that this was barrel aged. no, i don’t mean in an oak barrel-- i mean a gun barrel. thanks to clyde for a fun, if somewhat punishing bottle.


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PMgep (292) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2018
Bottle in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. Faint aroma, light yellow colour. Small hint of gasoline in the taste. Nit good.

1.5
RedSox2004 (2000) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Crystal clear white gold, little head and lace. Smells like corn flakes, tastes like the box in which the corn flakes came. Light body, fizzy on the palate, but a pleasantly crisp clean finish saves the day.

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Porcellini (65) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2017
Una lager normal y corriente, pero que deja un regusto más amargo de lo normal. Más allá de eso, nada que destacar.

1.6
Piepenhenrich (1288) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2017
While travelling in Guatemala and this being one of the few options, having a reasonable Lager, nice and cool, is a great thing to have. On a global perspective, this is no more than a mediocre Lager.

1.3
damzz (528) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2017
Pours a light yellow with a thick white head that quickly dissolves with no lacing. Nose is light cereal. Taste is slight sweet thin malt. with hop bitterness. Body is thin. Land Shark, Corona, Pacifico, even Tecate are better beers. 12 oz can

1.5
HogTownHarry (7086) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JUL 19, 2017
August 8, 2014 - with blankboy, gregclow, jercraigs and mabel. 350ml brown bottle and I think "not in a friggin green bottle" is probably going to be the best thing about this one ... Bright oily incredibly pale gold with a small fizzy diminishing unnaturally bright head. "I’ve smelled this before!" - sugar, weeds and urine - some PVC; generous 3. The taste also sucks, but in a somewhat different fashion; it’s like warm garden hose water filled up a plastic kiddie pool full of pulled insecticide-sprayed weeds which was left in the sun - then a bottle of cheap grain alcohol was dumped in it and the resulting mess was bottled; voila! Blech. Watery, harsh, still, ugly aftertaste. Horrible.

1.2
Emeister84 (2656) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Quart-sized bottle (of Famosa) from Americana Grocery (Vienna, VA). Faint cidery aromas, grainy. Clear, very pale gold, with a mostly lasting white head. A little sweet, light apple, grainy. Light bodied, very watery.

2.5
OnTheTrail (604) - Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Pours pale very clear light straw. Big white head. Aroma is light slightly nutty barley malt. Slightly sweet taste, slightly apple malt, nothing off, barest hint of hops. Mouthfeel a bit too heavy for the style. Not the worst pale lager.

2.4
gripweed57 (2974) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2017
From old tasting notes. Labeled as Famosa Lager. Pale yellow gold color. Large white head. Mild grainy malt aroma. Faint grainy malt flavor hints at lemon peel.light dry finish.

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hauxe (1019) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - APR 19, 2017
Shared with Wombat23, who has a six pack of the stuff to unload. Pours straw colored, the white head immediately disappears. Grassy aroma, light honey notes. Taste is sweet, dry, faint metallic notes. Watery end. Not much going on.


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