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Polar Pilsen - Cervecería Polar

Polar PilsenPolar Pilsen

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 2.53
pDev: 23.72%


Brewed by:
Cervecería Polar visit their website
Venezuela

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Polar Pilsen acompaña a los venezolanos desde 1941, con la misma dedicación, constancia y esfuerzo que le pone el venezolano día tras día a todo lo que hace. Cumplimos 70 años acompañando y aportando una esencia que es y seguirá siendo Polar Pilsen, nuestro auténtico sabor.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-08-2002)
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BeerResearcher

Massachusetts

2.73/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

They serve a lot of this stuff on Margarita Island, off the coast of Venezuela. The beer is straw in color and a bit over carbonated. The fizz lasts just a short time, and then the head disappears. There's no body to speak of and the lightly citrusy hops are on the mild side. There's also not much aroma. After a time, you can get accustomed to drinking Polar, it's inexpensive and in the hot daytime sun of the island, it was fairly refreshing. But on cool evenings, thoughts hearty pale ales and flavorful IPAs entered the brain...

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2003 15:39:58 | More by BeerResearcher
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Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +28.5%

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Oidmoe

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

02-23-2014 22:53:31 | More by Oidmoe
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

2.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours a standard clear golden color, topped with a average white head of quick retention.
The aroma is gentle; some malts and grains are present.
The taste starts sweet and grainy, followed by a nicely balanced body, finishing with a sting of bitterness. Pleasant finish, must say.
Otherwise nothing special. Drinkable and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 19:55:25 | More by MarkoNm
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Netherlands

2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

02-01-2014 17:11:13 | More by BJSmit
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Kansas

2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

12-29-2013 05:57:48 | More by jaydoc
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Illinois

2/5  rDev -20.9%

10-20-2013 20:26:59 | More by dexterk1
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California

2/5  rDev -20.9%

05-31-2013 18:28:51 | More by Luiz0930
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Florida

2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-31-2013 05:41:37 | More by beernads
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Netherlands

1.25/5  rDev -50.6%

04-13-2013 19:59:33 | More by Elbrownbag
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3.5/5  rDev +38.3%

12-18-2012 00:38:03 | More by BeerEdPr
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Socramahis

South Carolina

3/5  rDev +18.6%

01-19-2012 18:24:31 | More by Socramahis
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Campodog

Spain

1.5/5  rDev -40.7%

01-18-2012 14:18:08 | More by Campodog
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stcules

Italy

2.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Golden blonde color, clean and limpid. Average foam.
Same smell of a macrolager, nothing worthy.
Maybe a little better taste, with some finishing bitterness.
Not greatly satysfating, but relatively dry, and without traces of adjunts.
Drink it under the sun.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2010 20:19:15 | More by stcules
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janubio

Spain

1.8/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Bottle with a strange measure (237 ml.). Pours a a very pale golden colour, almost no head and it doesn't hold. Smell... well, I guess could spend the whole bottle trying to find one. Light body, almost no carbonation. Palate is about nothing too, water with some malt. Drinkable? Sure, like water. I guess one can drink this in a hot weather, but there's really nothing much to say.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2010 21:16:34 | More by janubio
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maddogruss

New Jersey

1.55/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I got this beer during a recent trip to Aruba.

A: Pours a straw-yellow, almost clear body with a small, white head that pretty much fizzles away immediately; nothing impressive at all.

S: The smell for this beer is missing. Almost odorless, like water, with faint hints of watered down bread and corn smells. Slight sourness.

T: The taste is very similar to the smell. Watered down and mostly bready and corny with sour, yeasty aftertaste. I would say it's most likely the equivalent to the water run-off from the mash after it's done being steeped.

M: Watery and very thin, which pretty much matches the smell and the taste, so nothing really exciting there.

D: Not a very impressive mouthfeel and taste combo and a taste that made this beer more annoying than tolerant. If I see the beer on the ice-cap, I am definitely avoiding it in the future. Next time I go to Aruba, I'm staying on the Balashi train.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2010 16:46:39 | More by maddogruss
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this down in Aruba in an 8oz. bottle. It was golden in color. The smell was about average...not too strong, it does have a very slight hoppy smell. I did not find it to be as flavorful as other pilsners (watery) but I found it to be clean with very little after taste. It actually reminded me of a light beer. It is a beer that is best drank within it's environment, ice cold on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2009 13:14:36 | More by ExtraStout
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jwhawkins81

Ohio

3.13/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma - Corny with a sligh skunk aroma but a decent pilsener aroma too.

Appearance - Clear pale yellow not a ton of carbonation but a decent white head that stuck around.

Taste - Nothing, water. Actually is grew on me with a decent pilsener bite that turned sweet as well the more I drank. Drinkable for the price, but I'm no fan of Chavez in Venezuela.

Notes - A suitable beer but not worth it unless cheap.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2009 00:55:06 | More by jwhawkins81
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rodenbach99

Quebec (Canada)

2.15/5  rDev -15%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Right on the beach of Margarita in the Carribean Sea near the Venezuelian coast. This bottle was transfert by the waiter in a plastic glass. Clear in colour, little white head, no smell, no taste but very refreshing. Thin on the mouth very easy drinking for the hot summer days.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2009 18:49:29 | More by rodenbach99
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ordered a bottle today at lunch at Orinoco Venezuelan restaurant in Brookline Village. Poured into a large juice glass. Bright, crisp, clear yellow body. Lots of carbonation and a large head at first. Some lacing. While it smells a lot like an average macro, the taste is better than I expected it to be. This is a pretty smooth, easy to drink pilsener. I thought it paired well with the food, and I bet it would be refreshing on a warm day in the climate that it originates from. A nice surprise.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2009 23:01:41 | More by morebeergood
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BeerZack

North Carolina

3.1/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

8oz bottle bought in Aruba.

Light golden color, lots of bubbles rushing to surface, but not pushing up any head. Small bright white ring that fades more than sticks.

Smells very familiar, like a slightly skunky Corona or Stella. Mostly just skunked hops and carbonic whiffs, bit of sweet corn-like smell.

Tastes like a cross between a German Pils and a crappy Mexican lager. Light bready malt with crisp hop balance, but with some "extra" sweet and dirty flavors. Not nearly clean enough to be a good pils, but not a bad beer. Tastes like it could have some corn or other adjuncts. Relies on heavy carbonation for the impression of crispness rather than good hop balance.

Pretty drinkable for what it's worth. Disappointing for a Pils, but better than a Corona.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2009 04:42:05 | More by BeerZack
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hoppheadIPA

Virginia

2.33/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on my trip to Curacao. It was awhile ago but I took note and wrote it down. Poured a straw yellow and carbonated much like a macro with similar taste. If you ever go to a the "ABC" islands, my suggestion would be amstel bright. Of course happy hour at the tiki bar served these for $10 a bucket of 6. So I drank alot of these on the beach.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2008 10:00:25 | More by hoppheadIPA
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medic25

Connecticut

2.73/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I had this while on my honeymoon in Aruba. Pale yellow color, with a typical macro smell. Taste was relatively average, minimal hops, some crispness but somewhat of an artificial flavor. Not a very exciting brew, and not the best hot-weather beer choice I found on the island.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2008 05:22:05 | More by medic25
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mooseisloose

Florida

2.7/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Smells like a czech with Saaz hops and the like. Pours to a pale yellow, no head to speak of. Taste is light and fresh, sweet and dry with not much bitterness evident. Sweey mellow finish, however it doesn't seem to difficult to finish mellow when there is not much flavor to speak of throughout. Dissapointed in the taste after the smell. Good thirst quencher but then again so is water. I must rate this beer as a good lawnmower but lacking in flavor. Lots of bark but really no bite. Kind-a like Chavez.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2008 21:02:16 | More by mooseisloose
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Drew966

Florida

3.1/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Polar Pilsener beer pours a pale yellow with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle that features a polar bear label screened on. A mild malty, corn spiked aroma is present. There is a fairly mild corn flavor, not much else. Decent by macro standards.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2008 00:19:40 | More by Drew966
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Polar Pilsen from Cervecería Polar
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