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Cerveza Aguila - Cervecería De Barranquilla

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BA SCORE
65
poor

104 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 21.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervecería De Barranquilla visit their website
Colombia

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-04-2002)
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Reviews by TheHammer:
Photo of TheHammer
2.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: We got a finger of head that's lasting a while, but it's not lacing, and the body isn't doing it any favors. Not very much carbonation in the body, and it's just a bit too much on the yellow side.

Smell: What smell? The only thing I'm getting is some light corn and touch of skunking, which I didn't expect from a brown bottle.

Taste: A run of the mill adjunct lager. Starts with some sweet corn notes, turns to a bit more barley and a touch of earthy hops and ends with a slight pang of skunk that's just subdued enough to not harm the beer.

Mouthfeel: Lacking in carbonation without question, as it turned watery on me quick. The skunk pang also has a bit of an odd after-effect. Apart from that though, it wasn't too bad.

Drinkability: Glug, glug, glug, hey where's my beer? This stuff went down ridiculously quickly, which I'm fairly sure is the idea. To be fair, I can't really I expected anything but from a beer from Columbia.

Final Thoughts: Well, I can't say I'm surprised as this beer is one of those tropical tourist beers that is designed to rehydrate you during the hot weather. It goes does well enough, and strangely the negative factors seem to conspire to make you want to drink it quicker. Hmm... anyways nothing special, but worthwhile if it was all that was there.

TheHammer, Aug 19, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.23/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine May 2007.

Translation: "Eagle Beer." Their marketing is heavy on eagles and girls in bikinis--"Eagle Girls" in this case. We can't say this too many times: The proof is in the bottle. Imported into the US by Latam Imports, Fort Worth, TX.

Pours with a frenzy of carbonation and a thick, big-bubbled head with decent retention. Perfect clarity with a dusty yellow straw color. Faint aroma of cooked cereal and yellow grits, with an undertone of lemon and flowers. Spot-on crispness, very refreshing from the start. Light-bodied and smooth. Cooked gritty grain comes off as slightly astringent. Watery lemon peel, grain husk and a dull bite of hop bitterness in the middle. A bit more of that astringent character comes in the finish, but fades for the most part, leaving a clean aftertaste.

In comparison to the many pale Lagers that come from south of the border, this one isn't half bad. If they cleaned up the astringency a bit and stepped up the malt half a notch, this would be a really good Lager. An ideal pairing for this beer would be bandeja montañera, which consists of a fried egg, grilled steak, fried pork back, rice, beans, salad and sliced avocado.

BeerAdvocate, Sep 27, 2010
Photo of JohnnyBarman
2.9/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a pale golden colour, a 1/2 inch head that quickly receded to a ring. Scattered visible carbonation. Looks like a lager.

Nose is mild: a bit of sugar, honey, flowers, light hops.

Tastes like a slightly better-than-average south American mass lager. Nothing offensive, but nothing of interest either. Flowers, honey, a lemony finish. A strong cereal taste - almost like regular Cheerios. I can drink it, but that's about it. Could have used a stronger hop presence to counteract the sweet, cereal quality. And by stronger hop presence, I mean ANY hop presence.

Thin bodied, but adequate carbonation.

A resounding "meh", although I can't say I was surprised. Cheap, easy to drink, boring. Your typical tropical-climate thirst quencher.

The only thing this beer did for me was add another country to my all-time list.

JohnnyBarman, Sep 10, 2010
Photo of ADR
2.55/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear medium gold, lots of tiny upcharging bubbles. Head groups in large bubbles, looks like a 1/4 inch cloud. Odd lace, random patches. Antiseptic aroma, slightly medicinal, fleeting. Light bodied and too carbonated. Flavor is vaguely nutty but canvas creeps into the malt and there's a marked fade in profile pretty dang quickly. Nothing other than the vaguest nod to hops at the close, sugar and cardboard define the aftertaste. Slightly more malty than some macros, but nothing of any real note other than another Lager from a South American country.

Source: Liquid Solutions

ADR, Mar 24, 2004
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a strange)
A- The crystal clear body has a light hue of golden color with a strong carbonation of big bubbles and a bubbly snow white head that last for the full beer.
S- This beer has a noble hop green note with a hone malt aroma to follow and a slight sulfur note coming through as the beer warms.
T- This beer has light sweetness to the honey malt hint then a green hop hint that takes on a green apple tartness and a light sweet, sulfury note in the finish. As the beer warms there is a field corn hint that comes through.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with no alcohol heat and a scrubbing bubble fizz note.
D- This beer is light but has a good depth and a nice balance of hops and malt with just enough sweetness to give it a freshness and enough sulfur to dry it out.

rhoadsrage, Dec 02, 2009
Photo of Siddhartharora
3.5/5  rDev +32.6%

Siddhartharora, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of ShawneeIrish
3/5  rDev +13.6%

ShawneeIrish, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of Sammy
2.68/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Another pale lager finding its way into the LCBO. Pours light yellow with a crown of white. Neutral aroma,a bit of horse, a bit of malt. Initial swallow is malty, middling mouthfeel. Very undrinkable, a little minerally. Uninteresting.Carbonation a bit aggressive.

Sammy, Oct 17, 2010
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.03/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A rough pour brings up a frothy head of bright white foam over a crystal-clear straw-gold body that reveals hundreds of tiny bubbles rising steadily upwards. The head drops shortly to a creamy collar and partial, cottony, surface covering; but it does leave some sticky, splotchy and spotty lace. The nose reveals a mild, lightly sweet and delicately grainy maltiness and some nice, floral hops. The body is light and its fine, standard carbonation leaves it crisp in the mouth. The flavor echoes the nose with a well-balanced combination of delicate malt and fair hops backed by a surprisingly noticeable but delicate bitterness. It finishes short and dry. Quite refreshing but somewhat light in overall character.

NeroFiddled, Oct 11, 2003
Photo of Ale
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Ale, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
3/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Como estas...mi amigos! Salutations from Cartagena, Colombia. Aguila....La Cerveza de Colombia! Since 1913! Si, Si, this is a typical cerveza, much like Corona, Sol, Tecate, Brahma, etc. It is pale yellow, with minimal white head that doesn't lace. Smell....none. Taste...like I said, get yourself a corona, etc. The taste does hang on the pallete and you will begin to taste the yeast, like your chewing on bread. The mouthfeel is fine and since the taste doesnt bother me all that much, I could drink the sh&t out of it. Hey its better than the water down here....there are plenty of hot chicks to look at, stop complaining and start fiestaing!

WoodBrew, Mar 02, 2011
Photo of tempest
2.23/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Well there's a little lacing, other than that its a typical pale straw yellow. It smells like a mix of corn and cheap chardonnay and tastes a little sweeter. The flavor is quite low and I'd call this a light lager considering the low alcohol and taste.

I guess this beer goes to show Columbia can make a fizzy lager with the best of them. Kudos to you.

tempest, Sep 24, 2007
Photo of tclipse
3/5  rDev +13.6%

tclipse, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of cliff1066
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

cliff1066, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of JamLand
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

JamLand, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of wilsonbaron
3/5  rDev +13.6%

wilsonbaron, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Reinheitsgebot71
2.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First time I've seen a Columbian beer up these parts so why not give it a try, though, cal me cras but my judgment is pretty much a forgone conclusion.

Pours a clear light honey with a two finger white head. Low retention.

Hints of Green apple and pear mingle with subdued pale malt and grain scents. I detected a scant buttery note. The beer is very effervescent.

Not too much going on in the taste department. Watery grain flavours and pale melt struggle to make an impact on my taste buds. Light hop bitterness provides some excitement. A fairly high carbonation rounds out the drink.

Another bland adjunct lager. Regardless I could see this being quite refreshing on a sweltering Columbian day when you don't want much more then water.

Reinheitsgebot71, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of apasternak
2/5  rDev -24.2%

apasternak, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.25/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a very pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Hardly no carbonation. Smell is of corn and malts. Taste is like the smell, corn with a touch of malts, slightly sweet. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a mediocre offering.

tone77, Jul 28, 2010
Photo of SickGnar
2.53/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Yellow leaning pale, small white head falls fast to a ring, multiple streams of bubbles. The ring stays with a few skim patches, but no lace.

S: General light lager (macro-ish) nose. Some fruity esters, some grain, perhaps some floral & softly herbal hops. Okay strength. About as expected, not bad but a bit bland.

T: Quite macro like. Grain & adjunct in both flavor and sweetness. But not really all that much of any of anything. And that lets a bit of herbal / hay hops show with mild bittering. Basic lawnmower / quencher taste.

M: Under medium body with over-matched yet softly expansive carbonation. Refreshing & a bit crisp from CO2. Some drying way late in the finish.

D: It is funny that they make a light version of it as this original is already so light itself. They appear to sell bunches of it, so . . . I guess it is proof that the mass appeal lawnmower thing works in Colombia too.

SickGnar, May 08, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
1.5/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a super light yellow color lager with a tiny bubbly head with not much retention and no lacing. Aroma of light adjunct is quite bland. Taste is incredibly bland with light ginger ale feel and almost no malt. Body is incredibly thin with almost no body and medium carbonation.

Phyl21ca, Oct 20, 2010
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2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

LJWalker, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of PEBKAC
3.8/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

So I am out of aguardiente. Tamales & chorizos calling, I grab the last trace of my ethnicity in the house, a stray bottle of... this. This "pilsener type beer", as indicated on the label.

It pours gold & glittery. Not quite my prescription, but I can see the way through. Carbonation is very active & a better then expected eggshell colored head develops. It subsides in an instant, but a quarter inch sticks around for the duration.

Rather then take it for granted, before digging in, I actually smell the beer. Caramel, aluminum, cardboard, & salt. The sugar is more obvious then I've experienced in this style. Not totally uniform for a macro, but at least it's different.

The taste basically went unnoticed. There was a touch of aluminum at first, followed by sugar syrup & grain, & then it disappears. No bite, no bitterness. Halfway through, the taste just goes blank. Tap water has more of an aftertaste. Better then the nasty rust residue I've come to expect from the mass market.

Crisp, very well carbonated, & all too clean.

Not worth a quarter of the import price tag, but it goes down easier then water. With a tamale on my plate, everything else is just a distraction. :)

PEBKAC, Oct 19, 2007
Photo of Amalak
1.78/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I had a bottle and it poured a light gold, US Macro style. Little bubbly head that dissipates quickly. Quite bubbly. It has a bitter/citrusy smell to it.

It kind of has a bitter taste like a Pilsner at first. But the taste very quickly wears off (like two seconds). And a minute later there is nothing left on your palette except for a mild sourness.

Amalak, Feb 16, 2009
Photo of TheBMan
3.5/5  rDev +32.6%

TheBMan, Jan 24, 2012
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Cerveza Aguila from Cervecería De Barranquilla
65 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.