Port Royal Export - Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd

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Reviews: 39
Hads: 81
rAvg: 2.89
pDev: 18.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd
Honduras

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-23-2003

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Photo of drpimento
1.65/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

port royal export green glass bottlePOured with a light white head and some lace. Color is a clear pale yellow. aroma is a bit skunky + world common corn/rice beer. Flavor is exactly like aroma. Body is like and in context with the above characteristics - in other words, not that great. Finish is like flavor and can serve the purpose of the moment, but in the longer term, best forgotten. Except to remind yourself to try and get something better. (449 characters)

Photo of twiggamortis420
1.68/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

12 oz green bottle pours a very clear yellow color with a decent sized white head. Retention is excellent and the lacing might be the best I've seen on a Central American brew.

Nose is kind of stinky, not unlike a fart. Not green-bottle skunky, but this is more of a sweet, grainy manure smell. Bad, very bad.

Dortmunder? Tastes more like an Adjunct lager to me. I would be shocked if this was all malted barley. Cereal grains are very sweet and not balanced at all by even a mere hint of hops. Mouthfeel approaches cloying, just too sweet. Does not taste as bad as it smells, but bad enough to contemplate drain pourage. (623 characters)

Photo of bonbini26
1.81/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Out of the 3 beers available in the Bay Islands this one was by far the worst. Grainy, corn, taste that was very hard to choke down along with a little skunk flavor. One of these was enough for me, if you have to choose go with Salva Vida for a beer in Honduras (261 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
2.06/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Thanks to angrypirate06 for sharing this beer.

The beer pours macro yellow with a white head. The aroma is corny macro. The flavor is more of the same with corn, rice and some malt sweetness. Just your basic adjunct flavor here. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. (270 characters)

Photo of nick76
2.06/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The aroma is not good but unique for me since its the first beer that has ever smell like personal lubricant. On top of that you have a touch of grass hops but mostly corn like malt. The appearance is pale gold with a nice head that lasts. The flavor is like the aroma, yeah. The palate is thin but ok for the style. Overall its pretty bad and pretty strange. (359 characters)

Photo of PhantomVodoo
2.08/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Very pale yellow with a white head of good volume.
Aroma of grainy pale malts, hops and some off scents.

Taste isn't bad except for a strong off-flavor I beleive to be metallic. Possibly due to the can. Grainy, sweet pale malts with a decent hop balance. Pilsner style per the labeling is definitely a stretch, but the hopping is decent for a pale lager. My neighbor that brought this back from Honduras said it tasted better in the bottle and actually did have decent hopping.

Mouthfeel is probably the beer's strongest point, but that's not saying a whole lot.
Very light, but off-flavors knock down the drinkability.

Overall, a below average beer, but I wouldn't mind trying it in a bottle just to see if there's much difference in the metallic flavor. (769 characters)

Photo of Drew966
2.4/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Port Royal Export pours a pale yellow with a white head from a green twelve ounce bottle. The aroma is grainy. There isn't a lot of flavor, a bit grainy and a bit of sweet malt. Not much to it, not very good, you'd be better off looking elsewhere. i'd pass. (257 characters)

Photo of harsley
2.46/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Recently spent a week in Roatan and drank a lot of the 4 Honduran beers on the island in the hot sun. They were quite refreshing given the weather and suited their purpose perfectly, ie: quenching thirst. I'll review all 4 at once, from what I can remember, so anyone looking to try these when they visit can have an idea of what's in store.

All were drank straight from the bottle.

Barena - This was the worst of the bunch in my opinion. Heavy aroma and flavor of DMS. It's pretty much overpowering and you can't taste anything else. Comes in a clear glass bottle so, although mine wasn't, could be easily light struck. Very clear diluted yellow in color with a bright white head that didn't last at all with each sip. Tried it once and never had it again.

Port Royal - This was possibly the cleanest of all the beers. But that also meant that it had very little flavor to speak of. Very crisp, easy to drink (fast) and thirst quenching...but aside from a little DMS in the after taste had very little going on. Came in a green glass bottle and was very clear.

Imperial - This one came in a brown bottle so that was a nice change. Not so loaded with DMS to turn me away in flavor in aroma. Had a little more body than the first 2 and little more going on in flavor...there may have been a little malt used in there after all.

Salva Vida - This quickly became my go-to beer on the island. It came in a brown bottle and had good head retention everytime the bottle was tipped to sip. Never took it out of the bottle except to drink but it looked very clear in the bottle with a white big carbonation head. Slight DMS in the taste and aroma. It had some mroe going on though...You could actually tell they used hops in the beer (although still not very prevelent) and there was a little malt in there too.

All in all they are 4 similar beers brewed by the same brewery. Not the best beer to drink but they serve the purpose when it's 85 and sunny and you've been at the beach all day and need a thirst quencher while sitting on the porch in the evening. I'd recommend trying them all for yourself but Salva is the winner in my book.

On a side note. I learned that some rich guy went over to Roatan and actually built a brewery. He planned to brew beer for the island, and I believe tried to, but was quickly run out of the business by the big wigs. I guess they went to all the businesses on the island and paid them NOT to sell his beer and continue to sell these 4 as the only local beers on the island. He tried to sell the brewery but was unsuccessful and he now makes soda with the equipment. (2,602 characters)

Photo of theboozecruise
2.47/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I decided to check this out after seeing it on the menu at Mellow Mushroom in BR. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass... yellow color, not much head, nothing to get excited about at all.

Smells more like an adjunct to me, but stronger than the really weak ones. Corn, yeasty... not all that appealing.

The taste is more of the same, but a little better than the smell led to believe. Definitely a step up from the pitchers of Bud Light the table had ordered before.

So... in summary, a step up from the big American macros, but nothing worth seeking out.

Edited after drinking again. The old "drinkability" score had to be adjusted now that it's the "overall" score. (680 characters)

Photo of DaveFL1976
2.62/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I tried 4 beers on my day in Honduras, and this was probably the best one. It actually tasted like a beer and not a corny vegetable soup! Not much hops, not much aroma, but a decent smooth barleyish taste that was a welsome change from my other experiences. Having said that, it was nothing special. Don't take a trip to Honduras just for the beer. (348 characters)

Photo of stoutman
2.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It is actually very malty when compared to other beers from this region. Very smooth. Quite possibly what Coors could taste like if better ingredients were used in the brewing process. Very light and easy drinking. Second bottle: I take back the good things that I said before. Obvious quality problems. (303 characters)

Photo of liamt07
2.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Bottle shared by solidfunk (RB), 12oz green bottle into a tulip. RARE HONDURAS TICK.

Clear pale yellow, white head with good retention and lacing. Nose is doughy, crackery, spicey hops and a bit of urine. Taste is doughy, grainy, old fruit, socks and some malt sweetness. Low carbonation, light palate and mild bitterness. Not at all tasty, pass. (347 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
2.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Devil's Backbone willibecher.

(Go ahead, make fun of the spelling above...I deserve it for not knowing how to spell the name of my glass properly...and being too lazy to look it up.)
Finally, an import from Central America that isn't an American Adjunct Lager. ...At least not officially. This thing pours like a lighter version of the store-brand vegetable oil in my kitchen. Come on, Honduras, don't do this to me, the ol' Bait 'n' Switch. Dirty pool, Honduras. The nose better eat its spinach, 'cause it's pretty damn weak right now: only some vague corn syrup and rice notes waft through the thick haze that is the air. The taste comes pretty close to approximating this, but with less sweetness than would normally be expected. The rice fights its way through from the back of the bus. Damn bullies... Once again, I would recommend this brew eat its spinach, or anything for that matter, as the body is so very thin, finishing with an unsurprisingly dry effect. Honestly, I'm not sure how they get away with calling this thing a 'Munder. For that style, this is piss-poor. As an AAL, though, it's par for the course--though anybody can shoot par at that crappy old putt-putt down the road. You know the one. (1,225 characters)

Photo of philipquarles
2.69/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. Pours clear yellow/green with a surprisingly ample, fizzy white head. Smells of typical macro lager adjuncts, though with a slightly malty kick to it that makes it a bit more pleasant on the nose. Very similar taste--like any other nasty adjunct lager, but somewhat more substantial. Light body. As bad as this is, it's quantifiably better than BMC stuff, at the least. (382 characters)

Photo of HalfFull
2.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 355 ml. green can and poured into a cylindrical glass. Pours a deep clear straw with 3/4 of an inch of fluffy white head. Offers decent retention and lacing throughout the glass.

Notable adjuncts and sweetness on the nose. Creamed corn in a sense, not atypical for the latitude and rather neutral in that sense.

A bit bready and coarse in flavor yet has a lingering sweetness that is a touch off. Reminds me of corn syrup in a sense. Decent body and a slightly chewy texture tries to rebound from the oddness in flavor but doesn't quite pull it off. Offers a creamy simple finish.

Noted as a crisp and refreshing premium Pilsner on can. (646 characters)

Photo of birchstick
2.87/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow with a frothy head. Nose is grainy, cereal malts without much hop presence. Taste starts off with sweeter malts, which turn more to a softer cereal malts; not much else complexity on the palate. Mouth is full and has nice carbonation. Overall, kind of what I expected - light, crisp, and refreshing. (320 characters)

Photo of Sammy
2.94/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A yellow beer from another country that was not bad. Neutral smell. Some bitterness which makes it reasonably drinkable. Middling mouthfeel. Corn and sugar but not too oppressive.
Thanks Josh for doing a fairly fresh bottle. I could do this at the end of a hot day. (265 characters)

Photo of tempest
2.94/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'd call this a completely decent beach beer. There was a fair share of DMS and the aroma reminds me of corn casserole. The flavor is a basic, but fairly clean, crisp bready malt character that drops the mild spiced corn aroma. Yes, the label says "Export" but this just tastes like your basic pale Euro lager with a hint of fruit that most American lagers lack. (362 characters)

Photo of ChrisCage
2.99/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Well this one has the same basic coloration as its' sister brews....that being of light grassy/grainy color, and it is super clear. The head is actually quite nice, starting out rather thick and cloud like, before settling into a thick egg white like film over the beer. The lacing is nice too, actually having thick clumps of foam that cling to the side of my glass. As expected, there is aggressive carbonation rising to the top, suggesting a fizzy lager!

S- The aromas are fairly clean here, and suggest adjuncts, which isn't a surprise. There is some malt sweetness, but it is muted. Boiled corn and/or rice are noticed as well, and there is no hop bitterness to smell.

T- The flavor of this one is stronger than its' sister beers, that having a flavor of sweetness, but it seems to be more of a maltodextrin type sweet....not the richer malt I was hoping for. There is more of the corn noted....more like sweet tinned corn so that doesn't go well for me. The finish has a cloying sweetness that lingers....there is really no hop bitterness to be noted here.

M- Medium-ish body, but that, I feel, is due to the added adjunct and/or sweetener to the mix. The carbonation isn't quite as bristly as I thought it would be and is actually quite pleasant....actually has a creamy quality about it!

O- Out of all 4 of this brewerys' products, this one is probably the best in terms of flavor, fullness, aroma, and most definitely looks. Still not one of the better beers out there, it serves it's purpose and if I had to drink this one again, I wouldn't complain...I probably woundn't seek this one out again though, unless on vacation in the Honduras! Average at best, I've definitely had worse! (1,700 characters)

Photo of armock
3.03/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

S - Is mostly just sweet grainy malt

T - Like the smell its very sweet and pretty gainy tasting

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

D - Overall this really isn't a bad beer sure its not really exciting but its a good easy to drink lager that I could drink a few of in a sitting hey its worth a shot (398 characters)

Photo of schmidtn
3.03/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nice light golden color. Clear. A thin white head remained for only a short time.

Nice lacing remained.

A light malt smell, some earth, not much in the hops area.

Seeing “Pilsner Style” raised my hopes for some noble smells.

A refreshing taste. Light Lager. Similar to other regional brews. Malty rather than hoppy.

Carbonation was at a nice level. (361 characters)

Photo of papat444
3.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this from my parents when they went on a cruise of the islands down south.

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

Appearance: IMO, strongest point of the beer. Pours a pale, clear yellow with incessant carbonation. Fairly large head that looks like fluffy clouds.

Smell: Very faint grassy aroma.

Taste: Cereal-like character but not much else, taste fades very fast.

Mouthfeel: Slightly better than taste, light-bodied, a bit watery, maybe some fruit (papaya?).

Drinkability: Drinks fairly easy but there's not much going for it. Taste is kind of weak.

Overall: When a beer's appearance is it's strongest point, not a good sign. But it's more drinkable than some other down-south brews. (686 characters)

Photo of BasementBer
3.08/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 favorite. Also this was described to me as "womens" beer. Laughable.

A: Standard light stuff, carbonated, pearl white head.

S: Standard slight hop with much grain character.

T: This is where it got a little different, green grapes or fermenting pear. No bitterness to speak of, but more of a white wine flavor than i was expecting.

M: Had a soapy soft quality on the palate. Possibly the use of champagne yeast? Dunno.

O: This was the best of the three I tried because it had something unique about it. (646 characters)

Photo of boudreaux
3.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: pours sunshine yellow; almost 2 fingers of rocky foam.

S: earthy aroma; hints of fruit (apple, pear)?

T: following the aroma, a hint of fruity flavor; also, some bready, grainy notes

M: light and crisp when cold; weak and watery when warm

D: amazingly easy to drink; could toss them back all day (303 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a green 12 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, malts. Taste is crisp, malts, grains, a bit on the sweet side, very easy drinking. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a decent beer. (239 characters)

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