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

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Port Royal ExportPort Royal Export

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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 20%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-23-2003)
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Photo of ChrisQ


3.4/5  rDev +21.4%

I have been told that this beer is nothing to write home about. Sitting at a grass and bamboo bar in Honduras, one is told to reach for another brand of drink. I'm sure that is good advice.

When out snorkeling or scuba diving, you'll want to stock your boat with Port Royal for the return trip. This beer blends well with the salty brine that has infiltrated your mouth and sinuses. The salt brings forth the crisp yet nutty characteristics that may be lost on an un-marinated tongue. The rejuvenating characteristics of a cold Port Royal feel great to a body that has been pickling in the briny deep all day.

02-13-2009 04:13:10 | More by ChrisQ
Photo of bonbini26

New Jersey

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
Photo of nick76


2.05/5  rDev -26.8%

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.

12-23-2008 05:35:10 | More by nick76
Photo of Drew966


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
Photo of papat444

Quebec (Canada)

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
Photo of JEdmund


3.48/5  rDev +24.3%

Nearly clear, honey colored, moderate carbonation bubbles, and hearty inch head; head levels to a creamy dollop and leaves loads of lacing; the head on this beer was a big surprise and my favorite characteristic

Nothing extraordinary, but smells within line—yeasty and a little citrussy

Taste & Mouth Feel
Immediate reaction to the texture; it's very creamy; has a nice bitterness and a very clean finish; balanced all the way through; no complaints, which was a big surprise for me!

Tastier than other Central American beers and my favorite so far. It held up better against the other Honduras beers, which weren't bad either (though a bit bland). It's not my favorite style, but it is a good Pilsener and the tastiest Central American beer I've come across.

12-15-2007 23:48:05 | More by JEdmund
Photo of DaveFL1976


2.65/5  rDev -5.4%

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.

01-04-2007 00:08:31 | More by DaveFL1976
Photo of techdiver


3.35/5  rDev +19.6%

Pours a pale yellow with a substantial head that lingers. Leaves wild lacing like I haven't seen before.

Malty nose, nothing special.

Taste is very malty and smooth.

This was sampled in a hotel restaurant in Honduras after having toured the Copan ruins and had little to choose from. Glad to have tried it and found quite acceptable for the middle of Central America.

12-17-2006 16:12:28 | More by techdiver
Photo of PhantomVodoo


2.08/5  rDev -25.7%

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.

04-17-2003 19:57:54 | More by PhantomVodoo
Photo of stoutman


2.63/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

02-23-2003 12:44:12 | More by stoutman
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Port Royal Export from Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd
68 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.