Huari - Cerveceria Boliviana Nacional S.A.
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
1.91/5 rDev -14.3%
Huari is claimed by some Bolivian beer enthusiasts to be the best beer that comes out of the country. Well, how does it stand up?
According to a report there is 80% malt and 20% rice. Okay, I have to say that I wasn't expecting rice to be part of the recipe.
Huari pours a perfect bright golden hue. The billowy foam head of 3/4 inch diminishes to a floating layer atop the liquid, eventually becoming a ring around the top. The bubbles that rise invite thoughts of handsome carbonation.
La cerveca smells of sweet malts with an additive...perhaps fermented rice sugar? I wrestle to discover any hop aroma, and come up empty handed.
Taste follows to exactness what the smell suggests. High amounts of fermented sweet pale malt, with very slight hop presence. A little butter. All the bread crusts that those moms cut off for their kids is in this beer. This beer is very sunny, light, poppy, and somehow not very happy. It leaves your mouth dry and a little clammy.
If this is truly the best beer produced in Bolivia, it's not the end of the world. Head and shoulders above others I've tried. But don't let this one get even a little bit warm. Drink cold and drink now!
01-12-2013 19:30:27 | More by RyanGoodman
2.15/5 rDev -3.6%
A-light yellow color with a small white head which quickly dissipates
S-light yeast aroma and vegetal character
T-minimal malt flavor and bitterness, bland tasting
F-light body with moderate carbonation
O-not much to recommend it, but is drinkable
12-17-2011 22:53:53 | More by MDDMD
3.1/5 rDev +39%
620ml? bottle poured into pint glass 16/8/11
A pale straw yellow with very little bubbles but a soapy head retains well and leaves a fair bit of random lace
S some faint grassy hops and a little cornflake but no skunk like Pacena
T mimics the smell quite well simple but nothing offensive
M crisp and clean served very cold it was refreshing, quite watery and more carbonation then one could see
O pretty average stuff but great for Bolivia
I prefered this to Pacena for sure I´m pretty sure this bottle was fresh and wasn´t stored outside on a street like many of the brews I´ve had in this part of the world.
08-16-2011 15:22:16 | More by wordemupg
2.9/5 rDev +30%
nice gold color, LOTS of carb, tiny bubbles foamy head good retention, looks good, leaves foam on glass
smells of fermented corn and berries, a little spicy too
good hops taste, kind off pilsnery but still a adjunct lager i guess. not too abrasive, semi sweet
not to complex, easy to drink. breif sweetness in after taste then back to bitter. light but not to light good weight for a lager.
id have another.
id give it a low end 3 overall, alot of people say its the best beer in bolivia but pacena makes two that are better the pico del oro and pico del plata
04-07-2011 00:17:36 | More by cervezango
2.53/5 rDev +13.5%
A- Nice clear gold with a little rosy hues, handsome finger of persistent head, not bad looking at all.
S- Sweet, grainy, but weak and not astoudning. A little ethanol in there but not all that appetizing over all. A little chemically and the good smells are cery well clouded by that. Not good.
T- Taste here isn't exceptional. Toasty grains that bring a little bit of breadlikeness. Bitter aftertaste, but not that good. A little wattery, with ethanol taste in the middle.
M- Carbonation is nice, but a thin layer of film is left on the palate.
D- Medium to light bodied and drinkable, but it would be much more so if it just tasted better.
I'm not buying this again. If you're in Bolivia don't get this and judge all bolivian beer by it, get a Pacena!
01-02-2011 22:22:00 | More by cambabeer
1.85/5 rDev -17%
Pours a light yellow with a firm, thick white head.
A gift from a client who went down to Brazil and brought me back my favorite kind of present.
Nose is thin vegetal bitter - almost smells like fresh salted celery or lettuce.
Mouthfeel is medium/thin but with a bit of a creamy mouthfilling quality. Light balance and a bit watery with little character.
Flavors are just simple and watery. Flavors taste like a decent lager to which one has added about 50% water.
Finish is a light green bitter that carries through with the vegetal quality.
This is not undrinkable - this is just very simple and without much going for it.
10-28-2010 06:41:32 | More by GRG1313
United Kingdom (England)
1.43/5 rDev -35.9%
A strange one this. As mentioned in some other reviews the label is it´s best feature (unfortunately I don´t have a picture either). Tasted in a bar in Tupiza, Bolivia.
Pale yellow colour - straw like.
No real aroma, just a faint chemical tang. Not enticing in a beer.
A weak flavourless brew with a metallic aftertaste. Almost tainted like a beer that´s gone off. Thin, almost watery with (thankfully) a short mouthfeel.
06-17-2010 17:47:59 | More by mcbiydw2
2.23/5 rDev 0%
Um...this was not that good.
The appearance was like urine, but just a little better because it was carbonated. Came with a crisp white head that went away faster than your tastebuds after first sip.
The smell was rough, metal even though it came it a glass bottle. Honestly, the best part of this beer was the crazy label, which I will try and help to upload. Overall bad.
The taste was fizzy and corn starchy. Not good. Sorry for writing so many bad and negative things about this brew but really I could not even force it down my throat. I had to drink wine, which was more expensive and in Bolivia, not that much better.
Overall dont drink, maybe collect the neat label but overall just ignore and order some vino, and that really hurts me to say.
05-18-2009 02:31:32 | More by Jmoore50
1.85/5 rDev -17%
Pours a clear pale-yellow hue with good, medium dense foam white head. Slow and dispersed carbonation. Clear and true to style.
Hoppy nose, but fairly weak aroma, and what's more, very simple. Bit of bitterness suggests itself but nothing else. Could use much more.
Yeah, lagery and bitter on the palate with an unpleasant pride of ringworm hops. And yes, I know it's ringwood. Bit I know my ringworm will enjoy this horrible flavour. That doesn't even make sense. Palate is very short, and finish is like soda water. Needs more of everything. Especially pleasant-to-drink-ness. At the moment it's got nothin'.
12-26-2008 03:57:46 | More by laituegonflable
1.23/5 rDev -44.8%
Very pale light yellow, clear and insipid. Almost no head, just a filmy ring. Lots and lots of carbonation, a huge gaseous explosion in the glass. Looks fizzy, insipid and unpleasant.
Almost nothing on the nose - a faint rice-and-corn sweetness, a hint of funky sourness, and not very pleasant. Just thin and sweet.
Nothing on the palate at all. Maybe a vague, thin watery character, overwhelmed by zealous effervescence which irritates the tongue. That's it - a grainy sweetness, and that horrible sharp, bloating carbonation. Terrible, just terrible. No saving characters.
Verging on undrinkable, easily one of the worst beers I've had in the entire world
11-15-2008 02:26:37 | More by lacqueredmouse
1.83/5 rDev -17.9%
Brought this back from La Paz a while ago. It poured with almost no head and no lace. Decently carbonated. Very pale yellow. Almost no aroma. Flavor has some hoppy bitterness to it. It is settling out a bit. Finish is sharply bland. Nothing foul for what that's worth. Could do a lot worse.
04-07-2007 03:03:59 | More by drpimento
Huari from Cerveceria Boliviana Nacional S.A.
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