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Polar Pilsener Type Beer - Cervecería Polar

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 2.77
pDev: 33.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-21-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of BeerResearcher
3.13/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle. Poured into a standard 12oz glass. Porlamar, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela (Home of the World's Worst Drivers)
It pours a pale straw golden color with a fast-fading fizzy white head. Some trailing lace.
A grainy cereal smell rises and remains throughout. Some coppery metallic smell mixes with a whiff of floral hop and wet grass.
The flavor is a bit on the sweet grainy side. Some corn and a light metallic hop tang are actually not that bad.
The mouthfeel is just Ok. There's nothing wrong with it, yet there's not much to it.
I expected the worst and braced myself for a struggle to finish it. Then I had two more. When in Venezuela...

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerDreadz
2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of TimoP
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of misterid
2.26/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

had to try this while in Curacao. it really is the national beer of choice. cheaper than everything else, very bland and generally non-offensive.

nothing special at all about it. taste is sharp, flat corn. it takes a few to get over the taste, settle in and forget you're drinking Polar.

unless you really have to tick this one.. pass and get a Presidente.

Photo of gfsufb
2.75/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried this import brew at Fifty Brews in Orlando, was on special 2 for $5. Overall reminded me of your typical american lager, color was not impressive, smell followed closely behind. Taste was better then expected and drinkability with this is not an issue as you could probably knock 6 without even blinking. I would search this out if I was left with only the standard bud and coors choices

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
2/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of ThinkAgain
2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.82/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Polar Pilsner Type Beer has a medium, white head, some thin lacing, and a very bubbly, clear, yellow appearance. The aroma is very sweet, with mostly barley, but maybe an adjunct showing itself. Taste is of sweet barley malt, some background adjunct (rice?), and there is a light hop bitterness in the distance. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Polar finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and mostly dry. Overall, this is an enjoyable beer, and I think it's worth trying.


Photo of civicm87
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Noelito76
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of ProfessorHomer
1.28/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Overall: God - where to start? This beer is awful, really awful. Apparently Venezula must have a shortage of taste, or malts and hops are being rationed or something. Stay away!

A: bottle is cute. Beer is dead grass yellow, very little carbonation. Very little head, which vanishes almost faster than an eyeblink.

S: Where is the beer? Where's the beer?

T: OMG: this is God-awful! So far in my 35+ years of beer-drinking, this has to be The Worst Beer I have ever had. Worse than Carling Black Label. Or Tuborg Gold. Or Harley Davidson Heavy Beer. To say this has less taste than Rolling Rock Lite is unfair to Budweiser Select 55. Polar Beer has reached a new low: it has "Negative Taste".

M: like carbonated sour metallic water. Gag.

Overall: This is Bad, Really Bad. Wretchingly bad, Please, for God's sake, Stay Away!

Photo of Tumble
2/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.51/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Polar Pilsner from Venezuela, not what I expected - better actually - but not the best pilsner I've had either.

Polar serves up a mostly yellow hued brew with a frothy head that's got good staying power and lacing. I didn't notice much else other than the hops and malts you would expect, and it was way more carbonated for my liking. That said, it had thick, rich feel to it and was very crisp, very smooth. It's the kind of beer you can just guzzle because of how smooth it is. That much surprised me.

Photo of Dovers
2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Socramahis
3/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of schaffer9252
3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of pavpav12
3/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of Limanuljaska
1.75/5  rDev -36.8%

Photo of carteravebrew
2/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of rpilk
5/5  rDev +80.5%

Photo of GarthDanielson
1.99/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Bottle brought back from Aruba, poured in a shaker pint. The beer is a pale, light yellow coloring, with a frothy, light, foamy, white head, and a ton of fast moving carbonation bubbles throughout the body. Aromas of toasted corn, subtle floral notes, and a musty barn character. Flavors are pretty watered down, with a hint of toast and not much else. Wow, this is almost water. The body is smooth, but pretty limp. The aftertaste is musty and a bit stale. The finish is just as stale and limp as the rest of the beer. Meh.

Photo of JimmyMPR
2/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of BEERchitect
2.53/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Seeming the flagship beer of Curacao, this Venezuela brewed lager presents itself in the miniature 8oz bottles and slather the island with its grainy-sweet taste and light tropical body.

Pouring the standard very light straw color, the brilliantly clear beer is even lighter than the fuller bodied all-malt lagers, insinuating adjuncts to lighten the taste and body. A light milky hue seeps into the visual illustration, partially reliant on the airy white head and fizzy champagne-like popping of bubbles.

Grain sweetness merges with pilsner malt for a scent of crackers and creamed corn. Lightly herbal from hops, a note of grass, lemon, and apple emerge. Dough, yeast, and baking bread weaves into the mix and gives an impression of cream ale.

Flavors similarly start off with a grainy-sweet taste of light breads, cream corn, spaghetti starch, and fresh beer mash. A timid hop balance brings about a pleasantly herbal mid palate of grass and spice before shyly balancing with bitterness to conclude the taste. An uprise of sulfur and mineral work to achieve interest in the form of apples, lemons, and crisp acidity.

Creamy yet light, the light fullness of malt and grain enrichen the mouth before a somewhat empty mid palate leaves the beer hanging before a grain derived astringency persists in aftertaste. Finishing lightly grainy, semi-dry, and with a light menthol sensation, the beer is well suited for island refreshment.

Those mini bottles may be very well suited for hot weather, fearing that a larger one would would warm up too quickly. That's just fine because without the refreshment of having a cold beer in hand, the beer offers little beer character to celebrate at warmer (more appropriate) temperatures.

Photo of Elbrownbag
1/5  rDev -63.9%

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Polar Pilsener Type Beer from Cervecería Polar
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