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Cerveza Aguila - Cervecería De Barranquilla

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Reviews: 64
Hads: 121
Avg: 2.68
pDev: 29.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 18 | 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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Reviews: 64 | Hads: 121
Photo of scottyshades
2.85/5  rDev +6.3%
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

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