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Cerveza Aguila - Cervecería De Barranquilla

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64 Reviews

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Reviews: 64
Hads: 123
Avg: 2.68
pDev: 29.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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Cervecería De Barranquilla visit their website

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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Reviews: 64 | Hads: 123
Photo of stcules
1.15/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Light golden yellow color, almost without bubbles. And almost without foam, also.
The smell is awful. Mais, wet cardboard.
Citric and sweetish,
The taste too. To sweet, and indeed undrinkable.
Nothing more to say, as this brew is gone directly down the drain.

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Photo of AlexLMS
1.18/5  rDev -56%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

First of all, I did not like the presentation. The label is dull and unappealing.

Appearance: very clear with a pale gold color. White Head, moderately low with impaired retention.
Aroma: unpleasant aroma with strong corn notes.
Taste: husky, very adjuncty. I could found neither the barley malt nor the hops.
Mouthfeel: dry, high carbonation, low alcoholic strength (my bottle stated 4.7% instead of 4), light body.
Finish: slightly bitter and very short.

Overall: boring and characterless macro lager. I really did not like and will not recommend this one.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.5/5  rDev -44%
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.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
1.53/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very light yellow color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of pungent adjuncts, grain, lager yeast and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of grain and light lager yeast. Then some mild adjunct and malt sweetness comes in. The hops presence is very faint and there's a distinct lack of balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Not very flavorful, despite being light it does not go down very easily, not too filling, very mild kick, even though this is not a good style there are a lot of other beers in the style I would pick first.

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Photo of Amalak
1.84/5  rDev -31.3%
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.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
1.98/5  rDev -26.1%
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.

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Photo of FLima
2.08/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Light golden color with a head of short retention.
Not pleasant smell of corn and faint notes of floral hops.
Flavor of corn, malt and floral hops. Hints of butter and vanilla. Mild dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with medium carbonation.
Average adjunct lager, a bit more bitter but not really refreshing. It seems they sell more the “Chicas Aguila” than real beer.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.19/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a clear, bright yellow body with a tiny, white head.

Smell: Sweet-smelling corn aroma riddling with skunkiness smelling of unwashed swim suits. Bleh.

Taste: Sweaty, sweet pale malts and corn with a gulp of drainage basin water. Ugh. Quick hint of flowers. There's a skunkiness here that would give even Heineken a run for its money.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A beer that elicits feelings of surprise, worry, and disappointment.

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Photo of tempest
2.24/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

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Photo of MarkoNm
2.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Another lager on the menu.
Pours with a typical clear, golden color, and is topped with a medium white head of short retention. Also, quite bubbly.
There's not much to say about the nose really, since it's pretty weak with only faint grainy hops present.
The taste is similar. Not much there, light and feels watered down. The start is slightly sweet, while the finish does have a minimum amount of bitterness.
Very easy to drink, but not much to the taste really.

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Photo of jwc215
2.31/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into pils glass -

Pours straw yellow with a one-finger head that descends to barely a cover. A little lacing sticks.

The smell is of sweet grainy malt and cereal adjuncts.

The taste is of sweet malt and husk. A touch of sulfur mixed in. Sweetness "balanced" by overwatering. Hops here? Well, if there are they are very bland. A bit soapy. Quite salty. No finish to speak of. A subtle chemical-like aftertaste.

The body is thin - some slickness. A touch of dryness is there, or else I would have had the impression of drinking something akin to tonic water.

Another misuse of the term "pilsener", which the label claims that it is. Whatever - I reviewed it as a macro-lager and it still falls short. Certainly not worth spending import prices on when we have our own swill here.

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Photo of potownbill
2.38/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pale clear yellow, with a pure white head that dissapears very quickly,
Smell: Feed corn grain, not too pleasant
Taste: Grain, somewhat dry, some hops in the background, metallic finish.
Mouthfeel: thin on the tongue, carbonation kicks in at the back of the throat.
Drinkability: One is enough.

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow in color with a light amount of visible carbonation. The beer has a thin (1/8 finger tall) white head that quickly reduces to a patch of very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a very thin ring at the edges of the glass (not quite all the way around the glass). Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of corn adjunct malts and fruity with a slightly chemical smell.

T: There is something off in the taste of this beer, something akin to the chemical flavors that are subtle in non-alcoholic beer but much stronger. I'm not a fan of the taste of this beer. Light amounts of bitterness but it does not linger.

M: Slightly lighter than medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Very light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Not a huge fan of this one, way too much chemical taste and smell for me to enjoy it.

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Photo of gatorguy
2.45/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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Photo of K7M
2.47/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

One of the most popular Beers in Colombia, price varies, I paid as little as 1000 pesos up to 2500 pesos. At a 1000 pesos (.50 cents +/-) is is not a bad Beer, just not something you will have a desire to bring home. I believe that the best description for Aguila is that it is the Colombian version of Budweiser, they also have a light version.

Colombia is my favorite country in South America, but it can be difficult to find a good Beer. The Aguila Girls are the best thing about Aguila, they are really hot. They produce some really great calenders and posters.

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Photo of TX-Badger
2.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale yellow golden color with white head. Cereal grains and sweet malts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes fairly clean.

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Photo of TerryW
2.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear pale gold, no head, no lace. Some citrusy hops in the nose, alongside corn and malt. Light, thin bodied. Corn taste with a slightly spritzy, bitter finish.

Not much here. Pretty nondescript as a beer goes. It has the virtue of being basically non-offensive in character. Meh.

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Photo of pootz
2.52/5  rDev -6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

330ml bottle.

Very pale yellow, no cap to speak of, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is almost non existent, some wet cardboard smell.

Thin and watery , boiled cereal and maltose tones , counterfeit hoppiness, fast finish.

At least it was clean with no off tastes, just a wimpy extract-adjunct latino welfare brew from some gastronomic backwater where beer is confused as some kind of soft drink. or a chaser for cheap cactus whiskey.

Drinking this is like a trip to Columbia...You try it, You survive unscathed but you won't be back.

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Photo of SickGnar
2.53/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of ADR
2.54/5  rDev -5.2%
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

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Photo of bark
2.56/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The colour is straw yellow (5 EBC), the liquid clear. The finger thick airy head sinks down to a white lid.

The smell is very, very light. Some wet paper, some spices (cardamom?).

The taste is very light. Some sweetness, some paper and pulp. Fragile anonymous bitterness in the background. Light, almost non-existing body. Hints of flour and butter in the aftertaste as well as some sour-bitter chemical notes.

The carbonation is strong. Lots of big short-lived bubbles. The liquid is watery.

Well, it is a tropical adjunct lager. Some off-flavours, but I have had much worse ones.

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Photo of Andreji
2.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

'05 Re-review:

This, ladies and gents, is the colombian equivalent to BMC. sells for as little as USD 0.30. I guess the price explains the straw yellow pour with absolutely no appeal, even a scarce head and just a bit lacing. bare nose full of hops. The taste is the same thing, bitter water, very thin and unamusing, no surprises here. truly a beer for the [blind] masses.

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Photo of schoolboy
2.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I bought a cold can of this from a street vendor in front of the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas in Cartagena for $2. Selling them for that much to Americans has to be a great living for a Columbian, and the vendors are providing an important service. I was happy to support them. There were vendors everywhere we went and they were selling any and every thing.

We did not walk up the Castillo (it is huge) but drinking a quick light beer at 9:00 in the morning standing in front of it on a typically hot day in Columbia was a pleasant experience, even if the beer is a lot like bad American swill (a miller would be a major improvement over this).

The beer has little character, but I would recommend it in the circumstances under which I bought it - it was there, it was cheap, I was on vacation, why not. BTW, I enjoyed drinking it with a new friend who was sharing my cab, Oz, from San Francisco. Cheers, Oz.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.64/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Budweiser pokal.

Pours a pale straw with a quickly dissipating white frothy head that leaves a tiny bit of sudsy head behind. The nose is mossy, lots o' leafy greens, and soil. The taste is mostly carbonated water, with a subtle hint of corn syrup and a vague light bitterness. The body is quite light, with a good amount of carbonation and an unsurprisingly watery texture. Overall, a very mediocre brew, even for an adjuct lager. Come on, Colombia!

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
2.64/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Picked this up last month at Top Hops in New York, having never had this before nor having an American Adjunct Lager in quite some time. I didn't expect much from this, which made this that much more enjoyable when it turned out not to be a drain pour. There was enough body here to make this enjoyable but underneath it all, this turned out to be true to form stylistically.

Of course, this had a golden appearance with a fluffy head that quickly settled down. Just a small ring of lacing that slid down the side of my pint glass after each sip. Lots of cereal and grain with just a hint of Noble hoppiness and hardly any malt to be found. The mouthfeel was soapy, weak, and a bit astringent. Some type of filler could be detected in the back to go with the sour bitterness that lingered in the aftertaste but thankfully, that didn't last long. The carbonation was present enough to scrub any floral notes away, ensuring that this stayed relatively level when it came to the taste and mouthfeel.

Session beer? Look no further, although I couldn't see anyone having more than one bottle in a sitting. Some potato chip-like body and crispness would have added a lot to this but as it was, this called for one tasting and nothing more. Too dry to enjoy in large amounts, the grain didn't quite measure up and a big glass of water was called for once I polished this off. Not the worst example of this style out there but still a bit lacking when all was said and done.

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