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Cerveza Barena - Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 2.59
pDev: 28.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MTNboy on 07-17-2007)
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev +15.8%

08-15-2014 04:23:04 | More by David19457
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +25.5%

08-03-2014 00:00:00 | More by sergioaandino
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3/5  rDev +15.8%

06-22-2014 01:54:16 | More by wrightst
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2/5  rDev -22.8%

06-16-2014 17:35:02 | More by DuffDaddy
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-27-2014 02:00:30 | More by Latarnik
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3/5  rDev +15.8%

03-09-2014 16:07:27 | More by dren74
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3.45/5  rDev +33.2%

Poured from 12oz clear bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with no haze and a strong effervescence. Head is a finger of pillowy white foam with decent retention. Actually not bad for the style.

Smell: sweet and malty with relatively low adjunct character. There also appears to be an element of noble hops present; for the style, I can't complain too much. I'm also quite impressed with the lack of skunkiness, especially coming from a clear bottle.

Taste: a bit too sweet, with a little graininess. That said, it's relatively free of off-flavors and even demonstrates a little bit of hops. I'm quite pleasantly surprised.

Mouthfeel: light body with a big fizziness and a large but ephemeral creaminess. Good.

Overall: this might be the best-tasting, most refreshing mass-produced adjunct lager I've ever had. What's with all the hate?! It's drinkable as hell. If I could find this stuff around consistently, it would be my #1 tailgating beer.

02-04-2014 23:46:34 | More by flagmantho
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New York

3.25/5  rDev +25.5%

10-02-2013 09:10:39 | More by Noelito76
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1.25/5  rDev -51.7%

09-19-2013 17:20:28 | More by woscar
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4/5  rDev +54.4%

05-09-2013 15:24:46 | More by cm1313
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2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-09-2012 01:51:50 | More by OregonGrown7
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2.05/5  rDev -20.8%

Color is a typical straw yellow with a decent and firm, though typical, white head. Crisp, malty aroma has a fruity undertone, typical for this style. Flavor is malty - and rather insipid. Smooth texture has little body or fizz. OK, I had to try it just for something from Honduras.

10-12-2012 02:53:02 | More by Cyberkedi
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3/5  rDev +15.8%

09-24-2012 01:45:37 | More by OldTime
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1.5/5  rDev -42.1%

08-08-2012 04:07:49 | More by Nattybrah123
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New York

2.65/5  rDev +2.3%

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of sweet adjunct malts—corn and rice seem to stand out in particular.
T: The overall taste is a bit sweet and has notes of corn and rice from the adjunct malts. There are some slight hints of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied and not too watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite good for an adjunct lager and doesn’t need a lime added to it to make the taste more palatable—the bit of sweetness is what makes it taste better. This could be a refreshing beer in a tropical environment.

07-13-2012 01:17:23 | More by metter98
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North Carolina

2.65/5  rDev +2.3%

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and just a hint of particles in suspension (I'm guessing this is yeast). The beer has a finger tall bright white head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a couple of small thick dense patches and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of sweet adjunct malts - mostly corn and rice adjunct aromas. Very light smell of grassy hops.

T: Very similar in taste to the smell but a little stronger. There is a moderate presence of corn and rice adjunct malts with a fair amount of sweetness. Very little bitterness from the light amounts grassy hops.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp yet thin and watery.

O: This beer is very easy to drink and significantly better than comparable American BMC brands. This beer is sessionable and would be a great beer for sitting on the beach and drinking.

07-09-2012 22:07:27 | More by dbrauneis
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3.25/5  rDev +25.5%

07-03-2012 01:15:44 | More by Beermazter310
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2.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-17-2012 21:44:19 | More by Xibalba
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1/5  rDev -61.4%

05-02-2012 03:21:13 | More by FriedGold2112
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2.5/5  rDev -3.5%

03-05-2012 02:27:04 | More by Beertrader60657
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Manitoba (Canada)

2.03/5  rDev -21.6%

After a brief trip to Honduras, I picked up all the beer of the country that I could: Barena, Royal Export and Salva Vida. This one was my least favorite.

A: Very clear, a golden yellow with a standard head.

S: Grain, slight hop aroma.

T: Water, with a minimal amount of outstanding flavors. Ingredients listed as: Agua, Malta, Adjuntos, Lupulo. Surpisingly yeast is not in this list, but adjuncts are and there are a whole lot of them judging by my palate.

M: Standard fizzy light lager.

O: as mentioned not very good, as most of the honduran beers I tried were all just refreshments. Too light, too empty.

01-19-2012 22:18:57 | More by BasementBer
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Alberta (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev +1.5%

Picked this one up while walking along the beach in Roatan, Honduras....1st Canadian Review....yeah!

A- Pours a typically neutral dry grassy color, and it is super clear. There is plenty of big 'ol bubbly carbonation in this one, and it aggressively rises to the top of the liquid. The head is actually impressive, starting off about a full finger thick, and slowly settles to about a half finger of dense meringue like foam! The lacing on the other hand, isn't so good, as any soapy foam quickly recedes back into the beer. Overall this looks better than most AAL's.

S- Doesn't have much of an aroma, but what there is, is mild whiffs of malt, and dry raw grains. There is also just the tiniest hint of hop bitterness. Other than this, it is made up of corn and/or rice adjuncts....

T- This virtually has no flavor....really! Now I remember why it was so good on the hot beach! It really tastes like a light lager, with slightly heavier flavors of malt, grain and corn water. Nothing of note on the finish in terms of bitterness....just bland overall

M- Thin, crisp and full of scrubbing carbonation, this is yet another great beer to enjoy during hot weather. It isn't offensive on the palate, it just doesn't remind me of anything in particular.

O- This is very highly drinkable, only because it is such a light tasting beer. I would rank this above the likes of Coors/Bud Light but not by much. Great beer for the beach but not much else....would drink again if in the Honduras, as there isn't much else for selection but wouldn't get this if I saw it on the shelves.

01-18-2012 04:16:30 | More by ChrisCage
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3.1/5  rDev +19.7%

The beer pours a light golden, straw color with a half inch of white foamy head. There is a medium lacing left down the glass as the beer is consumed. The aroma is grain and corn, a very slight bit of green apple and a touch of lager "funk". The taste follows the aroma quite closely, the mouthfeel is creamy smooth, yet crisp and refreshing on the finish. The taste here is mediocre, but it has a great mouthfeel for the category of an adjunct lager.

04-22-2011 03:02:33 | More by cpolking
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New York

3.03/5  rDev +17%

A - Poured a golden color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of sweet grainy malt with some corn

T - Like the smell sweet malt upfront with a corny finish

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - Not a bad beer fits the style pretty its an average lager that pretty easy drinking a good no frills beer

11-19-2010 04:42:35 | More by armock
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3.85/5  rDev +48.6%

Barena has a thick, white head and a clear, golden-yellow appearance, with high carbonation. Lots of lacing is evident down the glass as one drinks. Aroma is very much of bread, which I suppose is due to the barley. I was unable to detect any other smells. The taste is good and bready, with a slight hop spice at the back end. The adjunct did not come through, so they did a nice job of covering it up. Mouth-feel is medium, and Barena finishes crisp and wetter than American lagers. I was happy that my sample, poured from a clear glass bottle, was not skunked. This is a good beer, I think.


10-29-2010 21:52:08 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Cerveza Barena from Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd
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