Cerveza Aguila - Cervecería De Barranquilla
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3.8/5 rDev +43.4%
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. :)
10-19-2007 02:41:47 | More by PEBKAC
3.68/5 rDev +38.9%
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.
10-01-2004 22:23:47 | More by WesWes
3.5/5 rDev +32.1%
(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.
12-02-2009 22:51:55 | More by rhoadsrage
3.45/5 rDev +30.2%
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.
07-12-2004 00:44:11 | More by putnam
3.38/5 rDev +27.5%
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.
04-22-2010 01:21:21 | More by PorterLambic
3.33/5 rDev +25.7%
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.
02-24-2008 00:30:45 | More by Drew966
3.3/5 rDev +24.5%
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.
07-01-2014 23:04:41 | More by flagmantho
3.25/5 rDev +22.6%
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.
07-28-2010 13:46:42 | More by tone77
3.23/5 rDev +21.9%
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.
09-27-2010 18:13:52 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.2/5 rDev +20.8%
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.
05-24-2009 18:56:32 | More by Lexluthor33
3.18/5 rDev +20%
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
09-27-2010 21:25:58 | More by Viggo
3.1/5 rDev +17%
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.
09-14-2004 19:58:06 | More by Gusler
3.05/5 rDev +15.1%
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.
12-01-2005 07:42:21 | More by daliandragon
3.03/5 rDev +14.3%
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.
10-11-2003 15:25:05 | More by NeroFiddled
3.03/5 rDev +14.3%
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.
02-08-2009 20:04:07 | More by TheDeuce
3/5 rDev +13.2%
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!
03-02-2011 23:54:41 | More by WoodBrew
Cerveza Aguila from Cervecería De Barranquilla
64 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.