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

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BA SCORE
65
poor

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 2.6
pDev: 25%
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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bonbini26

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Out of the 3 beers (imperial & port royal) i had during my trip to the Bay Islands, this beer was the best, which isn't saying much. This beer had a decent body & drinkability considering. If anything i would say it compares to Budweiser. Overall if this was the last beer on an island (which it was) i would drink it.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2009 18:57:53 | More by bonbini26
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

3.6/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From my limited notes a few years ago on a volunteering trip to Honduras. Went through many of these beers when we visited the big city of San Pedro Sula after a week of hard labor and certainly satisfied most of us.

Pours a clear yellow color with a large white head, some lacing.

Smell is a typical lager aroma but with some earthy/grassy notes.

Taste is a bit light, seems more of a light beer, crisp taste with a decent malt backbone and some bitterness to balance out.

I suppose being without a drop of beer for a week in the hot sun while doing manual labor will make any beer taste amazing, but the notes are what they are at the time and I certainly can't argue how easily this beer went down.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2008 00:58:08 | More by deltatauhobbit
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JISurfer

South Carolina

2.73/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked this one up at a local mexican grocery store. They also had a few others I had never tried before, but this one was one of the few singles. Overall it was just you average central american brew. Light straw color with light white head. Smell of corn, slight alcohol, and some hops. It actually started out kind of skunky, but mellowed out the longer it was out of the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2008 03:17:08 | More by JISurfer
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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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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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Cwrw

Alberta (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is the first brew I have tried from Honduras. While not expecting much from the nondescript can, I was actually surprised to find it had some quality to it. First off, the bright white head was very attractive and sumptuous, and quite creamy, leaving a delicious-looking bulge at the top of the glass like a finely poured hefe. It stayed nicely, with an ice-cream velvety look, leaving thick lacing. Beer colour is very light, almost bordering on a light green. Crystal clear and sparkling. I had to give appearance a 4 simply for the head, which really surprised me for its consistency. The smell is fresh, not terribly exciting, but it still smells better than so many North American beers in the same category. Other than some decent maltiness and a touch of dusty hops, the aroma is average, but better by far than so many other regular lagers. Taste is pretty much all watery malt, some caramel and roasted bread flavours, little dryness, and even less body. There is actually very little aftertaste at all. Mostly a sweetish feel to the palate. While not complex, it is quite unoffensive, and very quenching. The mouthfeel is extremely light and fleeting, and quite watery, which is probably intentional. A notable characteristic is the very low level of carbonation for a canned lager--compared to my own local similar products, this feels like water in the mouth simply because of the relatively nonexistent carbonation. The lack of pop-fizz carbonation was actually quite a nice change. This renders it very drinkable though--after all, I imagine drinking this in the warmer climes of Honduras would make it taste better; I do not think it was marketed for a sub-zero Alberta day in March. Indeed, for sheer quaffability, this has to rate highly--it goes down like water. Conclusion: seeing as this was transported from Honduras to the states by a friend and then brought to me, probably over a course of 5 months, I was really surprised at its quality. Judged by itself Salva Vida is nothing extraordinary, but in its category, and being from a country not noted for craft brewing, this is a decent find--wish I had a six-pack for the summer.

Serving type: can

03-31-2005 03:19:10 | More by Cwrw
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tavernjef

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I really like the painted label, the etched glass look is a favorite to have in my collection. Color is pale yellow gold, with a small refined head that faded within the first few sips. Smell is mostly sweet malt and grain, slightly biscuity. Taste is malty sweet with a dull grain and lends to a small hop edge in the end. Feel is watery and dull, medium to light bodied with just a bit of bite in the finish. Very drinkable when cold, but lost the hop edge as it warmed.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2003 16:30:28 | More by tavernjef
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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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Salva Vida from Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd
65 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.