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Polar Pilsen - Cervecería Polar

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BA SCORE
66
poor

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 30.45%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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4/5  rDev +50.4%

Photo of eb003
3.85/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this down in Aruba. I found the appearance to be golden in color. The smell was about average...not too strong, it does have a hoppy smell. I actually thought the taste was rather good. I found it to be clean with very little after taste. The mouthfeel is also good, crisp. The drinkability on this is high for me, because I could sit and drink it all day.

I did not find it to be as flavorful as most pilsners. It actually reminded me of certain american light beers (but a twee-bit more flavorful than light beer). All said, though. I think this beer is pretty doggone good.

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3.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of morebeergood
3.33/5  rDev +25.2%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev +22.2%

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3.24/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Andreji
3.23/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Here we go again with em lagers. Pours a pale golden tone, with a medium bright white head and a lot of carbonation. The smell, intense, gives off much of the hops and a slight maltyness.

The taste, and what gives it an edge over other lagers, is That it is dry but flavourful, with much of the maltyness prior to a nice bitterness, and a nice feel to the carbonation throughout. This all favours an 'aux cayes' (OK) mouthfeel, not a bad beer at all.

Photo of jwhawkins81
3.13/5  rDev +17.7%
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.

Photo of BeerZack
3.1/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

Photo of Drew966
3.1/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

Photo of ExtraStout
3/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

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3/5  rDev +12.8%

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3/5  rDev +12.8%

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3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of WanderingFool
2.95/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

My sister brought me a couple of small 10 oz cans of Polar back from Columbia. The beer is a very clear light yellow color. A foamy white head fades very fast to a ring around the beer and that soon disappears. There is little to no aroma, but what I could detect smelled flowery and almost honey like. The beer is very drinkable and goes down quickly. Carbonation is slow and the flavor begins with a sweet light malt and corn taste. Some hoppy bitterness finishes off the sip and leaves a mild bitter flavor behind.

I was pleased to find this beer did not have any chemical flavors found in many low quality brews. I also thought the flavor had many similarites to honey mead.

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2.75/5  rDev +3.4%

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2.75/5  rDev +3.4%

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2.75/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of medic25
2.73/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Photo of BeerResearcher
2.73/5  rDev +2.6%
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...

Photo of mooseisloose
2.7/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Photo of MarkoNm
2.65/5  rDev -0.4%
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.

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Polar Pilsen from Cervecería Polar
66 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.