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Salva Vida - Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd

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BA SCORE
65
poor

57 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 2.6
pDev: 25.38%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd
Honduras

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jackndan on 08-06-2002)
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beerme626

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -61.5%

12-13-2011 20:07:04 | More by beerme626
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drpimento

Wisconsin

1.4/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Ahhh, not so good. Got it at a quick mart type place and grabbed the second one back, but it's still light struck. Get the feel it wouldn't make all that much difference though. Poured with a small fine white head. Color is a clear amber gold. Aroma is up front skunk followed by with some common world beer, corn, pale malt, cereal. Flavor is like aroma. Body is thin and carbonation is sharp. Finish is like flavor. Wonder what beers like this tasted 50 years ago. Can't finish this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2010 02:35:27 | More by drpimento
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -42.3%

01-10-2014 07:57:17 | More by ygtbsm94
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woscar

Guatemala

1.5/5  rDev -42.3%

09-19-2013 17:19:30 | More by woscar
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DaveFL1976

Florida

1.65/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Had this beer on the Isle of Roatan in Honduras. It poured a light straw color with a fluffy white head, but with a couple brownish foreign objects in the head. Not a good start.
The smell was nonexistant save for a mild, corny sweetness.
Taste was vegetables, corn, and maybe a hint of barley. This was one bad beer. I thought it was one of the worst beers I've ever had... then I tried another brand and THAT was the worst beer I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2007 00:06:05 | More by DaveFL1976
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -32.7%

04-11-2012 22:05:50 | More by beerhunter13
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Jredner

Florida

1.78/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle from beer World of Largo

Aroma is herbal and sharp like a pungent cheese, but with mild lemony notes. Orange-ish in color with a slowly diminishing pinky sized white head. Huge honeycomb flavor in the fore. Not much else. That flavor carries all the way through and leaves a lingering raw honey flavor. It’s not really even very thirst quenching which is one saving grace for some S American Lagers.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2006 07:44:05 | More by Jredner
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jackndan

Illinois

1.98/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Salva Vida, from Honduras, in a very nice 12 ounce bottle, with a painted on label, and a lot of hype on the back. The beer itself is a deep golden color, with an unpleasant adjuncty aroma/grain aroma. The taste is very sweet, with a hint of a bite towards the end. Aftertaste is a little hoppy. Blah.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2002 19:38:32 | More by jackndan
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ltdantheman

Georgia

2/5  rDev -23.1%

02-26-2012 17:49:43 | More by ltdantheman
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Noelito76

New York

2/5  rDev -23.1%

10-02-2013 09:37:38 | More by Noelito76
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Xibalba

Illinois

2/5  rDev -23.1%

06-17-2012 21:43:37 | More by Xibalba
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Nattybrah123

Maryland

2/5  rDev -23.1%

08-08-2012 04:03:44 | More by Nattybrah123
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atrocity

Virginia

2/5  rDev -23.1%

07-01-2014 21:49:33 | More by atrocity
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kylehay2004

Florida

2.23/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Like one of the other reviews, mine was poured from a bottle into a plastic cup at Salva Vida as the wife shopped. Typical macro lager smell, taste and body. Perhaps Budweiser packaged in a different bottle. Has the same refreshment qualities however the same taste as well. Smooth, light bread/grain taste but no hop or malt flavor is appreciated. Overall, a beach goers beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 00:14:01 | More by kylehay2004
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BasementBer

Manitoba (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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 the second to least favorite (make sense?!). This one was described to me as the "mans" beer in relation to the "womens" royal export. Looks like they need to work on their demographic as the latter was superior. Or maybe now im embracing a womanhood i didnt know i had.

A: golden yellow color, standard head, standard carbonation.

S: faint bitterness and plenty of rice/adjunct smells with grain.

T: nothing to write home about except it goes well with the heat.

M: Again standard, nothing about the hops stood out on the palate, had a slight thickness in the wash (but thats just by comparison to the other lagers I had).

O: 1916 is when it started, and in 2012 it needed work.

Serving type: can

01-19-2012 22:30:58 | More by BasementBer
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Yesdog

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

06-03-2013 20:33:00 | More by Yesdog
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harpus

Alabama

2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

07-24-2012 20:42:02 | More by harpus
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wrightst

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

In my continuing world tour of beers, I travel metaphorically to lovely, exotic Honduras only to find my self in the industrial district of Milwaukee. Salva Vida has all the right Spanish marketing elements to appeal to me: the name translates as "life saver", a great association with a beer even if it isn't literally true. The beer is pure Miller with its lagered corn flavor. The color is nice and light, and like Miller, it goes down light and easy on a hot summer day after mowing the lawn. Maybe the Honduran ad campaign involves young, barely clad 20-somethings shouting "Gustos Grandes!" and "Menos Relleno!" at each other. So... light, airy, impotent odor, harmless flavor. I added to the grade just for being from Honduras. Viva Honduras, not-so-much to Miller beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2010 04:03:03 | More by wrightst
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duff247

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

02-25-2013 00:52:24 | More by duff247
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Sparky44

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

06-28-2014 03:26:38 | More by Sparky44
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ElCommodoro

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a transparent golden with a small white head and lots and lots of bubbles.
It smells very simply of wet grains with a hint of skunkiness. It was in a clear bottle, so that may be why.
The taste is a bit skunky as well. As a result, this is not a good stand-alone beer. Luckily, I'll be enjoying it with a tamale pie. Hopefully, that'll go good together. It's got that weird starchiness that some foreign adjunct beers tend to have. It's got no other real flavour. Just the mild graininess, starchiness, and some skunk. It's also very high in carbonation. Not a good beer. Not terrible, but not good.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 03:58:40 | More by ElCommodoro
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-07-2014 17:28:45 | More by CurtisD
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Sweffin

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-27-2013 02:50:05 | More by Sweffin
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Beermazter310

Nevada

2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-25-2012 16:37:35 | More by Beermazter310
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animal69

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-27-2012 01:19:18 | More by animal69
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Salva Vida from Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd
65 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.