Port Royal Export - Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd
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2.95/5 rDev +5.4%
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.
01-27-2013 03:40:54 | More by Sammy
2.68/5 rDev -4.3%
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.
05-04-2010 02:57:07 | More by TMoney2591
2.05/5 rDev -26.8%
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.
02-06-2010 00:42:49 | More by Mora2000
3.2/5 rDev +14.3%
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.
09-10-2009 21:02:16 | More by jwc215
2.95/5 rDev +5.4%
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.
01-14-2011 04:43:03 | More by tempest
2.65/5 rDev -5.4%
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.
02-07-2013 15:35:21 | More by liamt07
3.35/5 rDev +19.6%
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.
10-04-2011 15:07:10 | More by tobelerone
3.2/5 rDev +14.3%
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.
09-04-2013 21:01:59 | More by flagmantho
1.7/5 rDev -39.3%
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.
09-04-2010 00:14:12 | More by twiggamortis420
1.63/5 rDev -41.8%
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.
05-30-2010 06:48:05 | More by drpimento
2.85/5 rDev +1.8%
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.
04-25-2013 22:59:49 | More by birchstick
3.03/5 rDev +8.2%
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
10-28-2010 21:16:55 | More by armock
4/5 rDev +42.9%
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.
10-17-2010 16:03:32 | More by RonaldTheriot
1.78/5 rDev -36.4%
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
02-02-2009 19:00:01 | More by bonbini26
2.83/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
09-01-2009 05:29:03 | More by HalfFull
2.42/5 rDev -13.6%
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.
10-27-2008 00:39:20 | More by Drew966
3.05/5 rDev +8.9%
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.
01-11-2008 23:24:26 | More by papat444
Port Royal Export from Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd
68 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.