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Andes - Cervecería y Maltería Quilmes / Grupo Bemberg

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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Cervecería y Maltería Quilmes / Grupo Bemberg visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: wordemupg on 08-21-2011

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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 3
Reviews by wordemupg:
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2.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

970ml bottle poured into pint glass 21/8/11

A pale straw yellow with just a short lived soapy bone white head that leaves lots of little patches of lace

S sweet grassy corn and some skunk not much else

T a little bubblegum of all things on top of what I smell, not a whole lot going on here but less offensive then the smell

M clean finish, very thin but the right amount bubbles

O I should have grabbed a smaller bottle but for 2 bucks a liter I got what I paid for

It was something to sip on after zip-lining over an Andean river, don't go looking for this one if it finds you odds are it's cheaper then bottled water

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2.64/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottle at La Lucia, Mendoza, Argentina

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down and left patches of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Faint aromas of adjunct malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of rice adjuncts along with hints of corn and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and pairs well with a meal. I thought it was pretty good for the style because it didn't have any "off" flavors.

Serving type: bottle

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3.1/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It would be fitting for Andes to have a mountain-sized head hover over it like a heavy cloud. But it doesn't. It has very little head, if you can even call it that; the suds are tiny and wash up against the glass but cover very little of this shiny yellow lager.

Andes smells like a familiar, conventional German-style lager... with an added packet of Sweet'N Low. It has the requisite, pleasantly soft breadiness and faint biscuity notes, but also a bit more sugar than there should be (at least according to me, though this is the kind of thing likely to appease casual beer drinkers).

The palate, fortunately, isn't subjected to too much sweetness (but it does have a corn-like flavour that I don't care much for). Indeed, whereas traditional German lagers are distinguished by a pure, clean breadiness, this Argentinian rendition is marked by a corn-bread flavour.

The aftertaste is faint and brief - again, just the thing to appease casual beer drinkers. All in all, it's a very approachable beverage. In fact, the only people likely to be put-off by this lager are the craft drinkers and beer geeks out there who know that lagers are capable of being so much more than just "agreeable" (and contain no - as opposed to "little" - adjunct presence).

There's far better beers in Argentina than Andes - and there's far worse beers everywhere. This is an entirely forgettable beer, and that's for better as well as for worse, because so many mass-produced lagers are memorable for all the wrong reasons. Those with high standards need not apply, but thirsty palates will find adequate refuge.

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Andes from Cervecería y Maltería Quilmes / Grupo Bemberg
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.