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Cerveza Aguila - Cervecería De Barranquilla

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Reviews: 64
Hads: 123
Avg: 2.68
pDev: 29.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 11-04-2002

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Photo of PEBKAC
3.79/5  rDev +41.4%
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. :)

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Photo of WesWes
3.69/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a buttery pale malt scent with a clean, crisp, and dry lager yeast finish; very nice. The taste is decent. It has a light and enjoyable pale malt flavor with a sweet, yet dry buttery finish. It is a watery brew, but it has excellent flavor for an adjunct lager/pilsner. There are little hops present. The mouthfeel is decent as well. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a damn fine import. I went into this review not expecting much and I was pleasantly surprised; a good drinker.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.5/5  rDev +30.6%
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.

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Photo of putnam
3.45/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A nice, bright, crackery perfume emerges from this unexceptional looking, white/gold colored liquid. On the palate it is delicious, dry and simple, with thoroughly extracted tannin and grain syrup flavors. Certainly industrial-grade, watery lager, like the best from North America, but refreshingly dry and bitter. Austere macro for mature palates and pretty easy to drink.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.37/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pale yellow. Decent head develops then drops quickly to a film.
Smell is hops, malt and some light citrus notes.
Taste is hops mostly with some malt, citrus and vanilla notes.
Medium bodied, medium effervescence that is stronger up front. Hops fades in aftertaste leaving mostly malt behind. Pretty good, I would drink it again, at least.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.3/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 330mL bottle into a pint glass. It's a not-quite Colombian 86 degrees out, but it's as good a context as I'm going to get in Seattle.

Appearance: light golden hue with a strong effervescence and a finger of frothy white foam. Par for the style.

Smell: slightly malty with a little adjunct character and a small dose of noble hops. That said, it is relatively free of those flaws that typify the style. Not as bad as it could be.

Taste: a little malty, a little bit of a corn character, and a little bit of hops. The hops stand out more than I'm used to in the style, and there's actually a decent bitterness. This beer is rather working for me.

Mouthfeel: light body with a big carbonation and a refreshing fizz. Not really creamy, but that's not likely in the style.

Overall: this is a pretty good adjunct lager. For a Latin American megabrew, you could do a whole lot worse. Plus, it's extra drinkable on a hot day.

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Photo of Drew966
3.3/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cerveza Agula pours a pale yellow color with a fluffy white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The aroma displays a sweet maltiness and a touch of grain. There is a very light body and a nicely balanced flavor. Sweet malt and a touch of hops nicely offset each other. Decent for a macro brew and pleasantly not a Corona style beer.

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Photo of tone77
3.26/5  rDev +21.6%
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.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.2/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

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Photo of Lexluthor33
3.2/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Clear and golden with a small head and thin lace.

The aroma of light hops with corn and citrus hints.

The taste starts off mildly bitter then follows with hops and sweet corn. Some mild fruit hints.

The feel was light body,well carbonated with a dry finish and a slight watery finish.

Notes: This was a simple beer,but I thought it was refreshing. I would not object to this at a barbecue any day. Especially if the alternative is Corona and Heineken. It seems that advertising really pays off because at my last barbecue I showed up with a variety of beers and while people drank them and some liked them,we still had to make a run for some Heineken. So a simple beer like this would be welcomed.

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Photo of Viggo
3.18/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from the LCBO.

Pours a very clear straw yellow, touch of golden, frothy medium sized white head forms and slowly fizzes down to a thin ring and layer around the glass, no lacing.

Smell is alright, lightly corny, some sweet malt, a bit of honey and some sugar, light citrus, a touch of floral, a bit grassy with some lemon, touch of tang or sourness, not awful.

Taste is similar, relatively plain, some sweet malt, a touch of corn, a bit of sugar, floral, lightly grassy, a bit of toast and lemons in the finish, very faint skunkiness, a touch watery but not bad.

Mouthfeel is very light bodied with low to medium carbonation. Refreshing, nothing special but a half decent light lager

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Photo of woodychandler
3.13/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I have to give my peeps at The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop big ups, madd props and much love, yo! I do not know how they happened to begin carrying this beer, but when I asked them to break a sixer so that I could buy a single, they readily did so. I love just browsing in there and I have yet to leave empty handed.

From the bottle [translated]: "The Beer of Columbia"; "Famous Since 1913".

Let's face it, a 330-ml. bottle of 4% beer is not going to be very harmful to my health, as the rest of the label warned. It featured one of the tightest screw-top caps that I have encountered in a while, so it took me a combination of levering almost to a Pop! before I could get it to twist. Wow!

I gave it a really aggro pour since it was not going to overfill the glass and I wound up with two fingers of dense, bone-white head with moderate retention as a result. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity and my chums, Midas, Mammon and Croesus showed up for some gelt. Perhaps I have been away from them for so long that I have lost touch, but the nose did not smell all that bad for an AAL. Yes, there was a touch of corn silage, but it did not seem as pronounced as in many other iterations of the style. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste was pleasant, slightly sweet, definitely a lager, but I was not getting the heavy corn flavor that I often notice from this flawed style. The finish had an odd tobacco/nicotine flavor, like stale cigarette butts were in the bottom of the bottle. Uh oh! No, false alarm, but what an odd, astringent aftertaste. Finish was semi-sweet. I bought this as a novelty and I got my money's worth, but I really wouldn't buy more than a single or two.

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Photo of Gusler
3.1/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.08/5  rDev +14.9%
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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Photo of jmdrpi
3.05/5  rDev +13.8%

330 ml bottle, date code of 112314. Best by 11/23/14? who knows?

pours a bright clear yellow color. mild grainy aroma. clean mild malt taste as well. slightly sweet. thin body, high carbonation. drinks easy.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.03/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.01/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Single bottle just purchased from Total Wine and More in West Orange...
Pours a clear, clean, lucid, see-through, bright-golden hue with a decent-sized foamy and frothy head that deposited a substantial amount of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Faint aroma replete with the typical macro essences of corn, grains, and yeast...
Light-bodied, clean, crisp, refreshing taste with not too much flavor, yet certainly ideal for a hot, Summer day...
Light-bodied, loose mouthfeel with an okay level of drinkability given the flaccid ABV...
Not bad...

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Photo of TheDeuce
3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


Appearance-pale golden color, really fizzy, nothing else.

Smell- some mild hop smell, other than that just grain and alcohol.

Taste/Mouthfeel-light and crisp, decent taste, light mouthfeel, ok stuff.

Drinkability-easy drinking like most of the beers in this category.

Overall-ok beer for the style nothing too great but it went down fine.

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Photo of Running4beer
2.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another macro beer from Colombia with not much to it. Pours out a golden carbonated brew with a medium head. Nice crisp mouthfeel and finish. Hoppy smell with some wheat and a bit of malt. Taste is also pretty much the same as the aroma hoppy bitterness with a touch of malt not much though. Also one of those beers you want to grab a hold of on one of the hot colombian nights. I'd choose this over a corona or bud any day.


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Photo of mooseisloose
2.97/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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Photo of allergictomacros
2.97/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Clear straw with barely any head.

S - Nose is typical macro, but with a bit of a grassy and metallic touch.

T - Kinda lemony take on a macro lager. Light overall flavour really brings out the bitterness in the finish. A bit of acid up front as well.

M - Light body and hard carbonation.

D - OK drinker. Nothing really interesting to say about this one.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.96/5  rDev +10.4%
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!

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
2.93/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of great7dividers
2.92/5  rDev +9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The aroma and appearance of this lager leave much to be desired. Pale yellow in color, little to no thin, white head. It has some faint grain and bready smells, but nothing truly distinct or amazing.

The texture is crisp and light. It has a rather bitter flavor with a biscuity overtone. Its suprisingly refreshing and goes down quite easy. But again, nothing incredible here. Pretty much a middle of the road lager. Goes pretty well with just about any style of Latin American food.

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Photo of JoeBloe
2.9/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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