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 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 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 jwc215
3.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours straw yellow with a nice foamy white head that stays, leaving lacing.

The smell sweet grain, slight bread and some non-descript hop balance. A faint wet cardboard is in the abrupt finish.

It's light-bodied and crisp. Not too fizzy.

Rather bland, but a mainly inoffensive brew that I could drink plenty of to quench a thirst, especially on a hot day. (359 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 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 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 tobelerone
3.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Ok, so this beer marked my return to drinking after a long hiatus and I did have many of them in 100+ weather in Honduras. No this is not a craft beer by any stretch, just a decent adjunct lager that, served ice cold, will go down easy, quench your thirst, and make for a lovely sunset on a tropical third world beach. I wouldn't think of ordering one in the states unless I was on a seriously nostalgic kick, and I will rate this one a little higher than it should be simply for its nostalgia value to me.

Good head with lots of lacing on a clear amber beer. Grainy malt, adjunct flavor, not much in the way of hops, low bitterness, tastes like one of the better AAJL's. Not super flavorful, there's a hint of the pilsner like taste you might expect from this style but not too much. Extremely easy drinking. Clean and dry finish sends you back for more gulps.

This one is all about cold moderately alcoholic refreshment on the beach after a long day in the sun. If you're looking for a better beer experience in Honduras try a Pina Colada cuz you probably ain't gonna find it. (1,081 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
3.22/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12oz green bottle into a pint glass. The label expressly says "Pilsner style", so I'm not sure why this is listed as a Dortmunder.

Appearance: medium-light golden hue with a strong effervescence and a finger of frothy white foam with surprisingly good retention. A nice lace is left on the glass as I drink, and more than halfway through there's still a good finger of foam going on -- great!

Smell: quite malty with a little bit of over-sweetness. There's also a nice graininess here providing necessary counterpoint to the extract-like malt character. Very light noble hops are present; overall, though, it's a surprisingly clean and serviceable aroma.

Taste: kind of extract-malty with minimal hops and, again, a hint of graininess. A little bit less inspiring than the aroma. This is still pretty clean, though, even if a bit bland.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and an OK creaminess. Maybe not the best in the world, but not bad at all.

Overall: this beer seems to be pretty strongly underrated in my opinion -- it's definitely no gag-inducing adjunct lager. That said, it's a somewhat bland but serviceable beer; it's not really crisp enough to be a Pilsner nor rich enough to be a Dortmunder, but it's refreshing enough for me. (1,270 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)

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 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 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 RonaldTheriot
3.98/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Port Royal has a very thick, frothy head, which is much like whipped cream- very unusual. Lots of frosty lacing is left behind on the glass. Carbonation is medium to high, and the beer has an overriding bready aroma. Taste is a fine balance of grain and hops, but both are subdued, and it comes across almost as a champagne-style brew, not unlike Miller High Life, but with a lighter body. Mouth-feel is light and watery, and Port Royal finishes crisp and refreshing. I was happy that the green bottle had no associated skunkiness. Overall, this is a very good beer.

RJT (571 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 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 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 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 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 farrago
3.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bone white head of noticeably delicate foam, dimples like it was bubble bath bubbles, crests at close to fingers than dissolves down, thin but persistent streaks of lacing. Pale yellow straw color, clear, not sufficient hue depth to notice much change at the rims, haphazard large bubbles launch upwards with good speed. The nose is simple but clean, sweet cornmeal and cereals, more honey than sugar, apricot pits, white grapes, no bitter residue, marked more by the absence of negatives than presence of positives. In the mouth it's light-bodied and almost evanescent, the carbonated swirl enhances palate presence. Same general appeal as in the nose, grains, cornbread, molasses, light white fruit, creamy enough with a hint of malts, just not a lot of length. Easy to drink and doesn't piss you off, two fairly big compliments for beers of this sort. (854 characters)

Photo of ordybill
3.57/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Columbia, SC.
The beer has a faint grass and malt smell with a hint of the green bottle skunkiness in the backdrop.
The color is a clear light golden color with a small white head.
The flavor is not bad, not great either. A good hot day beer (fits Honduras well)
Overall- not a great beer, in fact I think the label on the bottle is the best part of the beer, but it isn't a bad beer. (454 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 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 Hopfenpeter
3.25/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured this one in my crystal mug, the color being a pale yellow with little white head building, leaving some lacing on the glass.
The smell is fruity, with lemon and grass, maybe some hints if apple.
Tasting the beer those fruity notes rule the front, being replaced by a earthy feel of malt and being finished with a slight dryness.
Medium to light bided lager, that is perfect for very hot climate.
Therefore a good beer for a hot country like Honduras. (457 characters)

Photo of JMad
3.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass...

The beer was a pale straw color with lots of bubbles rising and a thick, white, mattress-like head that grew into a snow cone shape above the rim of my glass and just stayed there. It smells of grassy, lemon hops and adjuncts. The taste is mostly bready malt with some lemon and hay. There some musty flavors and it's pretty macro-ish. It feels pretty light with some stinging carbonation and the finish is very dry. This beer is ok at best. (487 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)

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Port Royal Export from Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd
71 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.