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

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2002
Golden yellow in color with a white foamy head. Seems like a cross between a crisp and light Corona and a skunky/vegetal Heineken. Well, at least its cheap in price.

   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BillKismet (3989) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2002
This beer has the sparkling lager look, with a well carbonated-solid gold color. Sweet-skunk pilsner smell feintly wafts up the glass. Despite the carbonated appearance, this beer felt relatively flat and flavorless--a bit of pilsner sweetness carries what little flavor exists--just not much taste character in this beer. A smooth lager, but highly forgettable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2002
Lightly hopped, but pretty much flavorless brew. Not a bad budget choice and Id probably pick it up before drinking Moosehead or Corona.

   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 its just me, but this Carona/Pacifico wannabe just doesnt cut it. Only $2.99 at trader joes... ideal for parties.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joet (2595) - 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, its well-balanced and bright. Very nice.

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