Cerveza Aguila - Cervecería De Barranquilla

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BA SCORE
64
poor

117 Ratings
THE BROS
74
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 20.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Colombia

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-04-2002

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.2/5  rDev +21.2%
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.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
2.93/5  rDev +11%
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.

Photo of ADR
2.54/5  rDev -3.8%
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

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.

Photo of Sammy
2.7/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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.

Photo of WoodBrew
2.96/5  rDev +12.1%
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!

Photo of tempest
2.24/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

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.

Photo of tone77
3.26/5  rDev +23.5%
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.

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.

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.

Photo of PEBKAC
3.79/5  rDev +43.6%
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. :)

Photo of Amalak
1.84/5  rDev -30.3%
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.

Photo of scottyshades
2.85/5  rDev +8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a horrible beer for the price. Very light bodied, little head with a minuscule lace...The smell is corn, with a few other notes I cannot recall. It is very bitter, dry at the end, and leaves a decent aftertaste. This beer is worth a try I guess, but dont expect anything memorable

Photo of metter98
2.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with delicate lacing covering the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of corn and musty grapes in the nose. The grapes seem to become stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some notes of chemical flavors and hints of white wine.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The chemical flavors in this beer do not make it very pleasing to drink.

Photo of Gusler
3.1/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer after its extraction from the 355ml brown bottle sets in the glass a translucent gold with a petite sized semi-creamy white head that erodes quickly leaving a thin sheet of lace to obscure the glass. Prototypical lager nose, sweet and rich in malt, fresh and clean, start is sweet with a fair malt profile, top is light in its feel. Finish is prickly in its acidity, the hops light but present, quite dry and a drinkable beer.

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
2.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

So you are a ticker, and you see a 6er of this on a shelf in Florida. You think "that probably can't be very good, but shit! I can't pass up the opportunity to tick Colombia!" So you grab the 6er, toss it into your cart, and head to the checkout. You grab a glass as everyone else sips right from the bottle. "Why the glass?" they ask. You try to explain ticking. They don't understand.

The body is pretty standard for an adjunct lager. Not expecting much, I was not disappointed, though the thin and soapy-looking bubbles that form this beer's sorry excuse for head are slightly off-putting. Despite that, the carbonation is lively.

Aroma is of corn adjuncts and some coarse grainy notes, along with a touch of grassy hops. Surprising. This must be multi-hop brewed, too. The flavors are similar, and nothing more really comes through, though the sweet corn adjunct comes through more in front of some coarse grains, almost nullifying any hop character altogether.

The feel is thin and prickly due to the overly high carbonation, regardless of style. Happy to tick, but also happy that the beer pong table was set up only 15 feet away to consume the rest of this.

Photo of BlackHaddock
1.98/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

269cl can bought in Cartagena (Colombia) and opened on 1st Feb 2013 while off the coast of Mexico.

Tasted cheap, which it wasn't: I got stung by a young lad in a dark shed for a bottle of water and this can for $10.00, the little shit. I suppose he and his family needed the money more than me though.

To be fair it looked fine: your usual lager/pilsner golden clear and bright body with a fading head of white.

Sadly it then began to fail: seaweed and metallic in the nose and mouth, dry and boring feel to the whole thing. My Colombian box is now ticked.

Photo of JoeBloe
2.9/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a light straw color with a big fluffy white head - smells like expected, grain alcohol - taste is light grain, maybe i sensed some hops - i guess it's just what it's trying to be - an adjunct lager brewed in columbia 'like the americans drink' - that said, there's really nothing much going on here - goes down like fizz water -
not much to my liking.

Photo of gatorguy
2.45/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this on a trip to Cartagena, Colombia back in November. Review is from notes I took.

A - Pale, straw gold with a small, soap like white head. Left little lacing.

S - Not much to smell, some light corn notes, a little grass.

T - Follows nose, slightly sweet, corn, grainy, thin malt profile. Not too bad, pretty much your standard adjunct.

M - Highly carbonated, easy to drink brew. Didn't leave a bad aftertaste and was quite light.

O - A typical adjunct, slightly above average for the style if anything.

Photo of jwhawkins81
2.76/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma - Kind of skunky and familiar corn adjunct

Appearance - Pale, plae yellow no head and very little carbonation.

Taste - Crisp, refreshing with a dry finish. Pretty much a American macro from Colombia. Mostly sweet at first that gives way to corn adjunct and just a hint of grainy and hop flavors.

Mouthfeel - Thin and could use a little more carbonation.

Drinkability - As drinkable as the next macro pilsner.

Photo of mooseisloose
2.97/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Smell is white grape juice with a touch of earthy hops. Pours to a pale golden yellow. Not much head and gone fast. Taste is semi bitter with most of the malt in the background. Slightly more bitter in the finish than start. Mouthfeel is thin and watery but the carbonation is good. A decent hop flavor is about all this brew has going for it. It is however highly drinkable and does quench thirst. Good for mowing lawns at high altitude in the Andes and for $CP 1,200 ($0.53) a bottle, you don't see me complaining.

Photo of MrIncognito
2.68/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A friend of mine brought me this can from Colombia.

Pours pale yellow. Not impressive. Bubbly.

Taste is OKish. Very light with corn mash. A poor attempt at even Corona I think.

Fun to say I've tried it, but I wouldn't buy it. Thanks to friends who will bring this back from Colombia

Photo of daliandragon
3.08/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I vaguely remember trying this at the Brewtopia festival in Manhattan last month that also happened to be my 30th birthday weekend. Needless to say, I wasn't in any condition to write a beer review then but I did get a Aguila keychain shaped like a soccer ball for my trouble. Saw a single in a Brooklyn deli and decided to give it a more scientific test.
Pours a classic Olympic gold medal color with a thin cap of head and lots of visible carbonation. The nose is only moderate and features a whiff of lemon and also some slightly sour malt.
There is some decent balance to the taste but also hints of corn adjuncts (after all, Miller is pulling the strings here) and a metal tone is detectable as well. The mouthfeel is clean and fresh tasting and I can see this beer as an excellent quencher on a hot day, but it's officially December right now.
Although this is definitely macro swill, it's pretty decent macro swill and i'm a firm believer that macro swill does have it's virtues. Next time I have a bunch of beer neanderthals over for hockey or football, this might be in the fridge.

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Cerveza Aguila from Cervecería De Barranquilla
64 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.