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Cerveza Aguila - Cervecería De Barranquilla

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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 20.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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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Ratings: 112 | Reviews: 67
Photo of biegaman
2.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Aguila is a nearly colourless straw yellow that, frankly, seems a little pale for even a light lager and would probably look more apropos if it belonged in the realm of white wines. The frothy head which should distinguish it as beer is negligible (it itself is hardly distinguishable, nothing but a thin collar no more prominent than that of a cheap sparkling wine).

I don't particularly mind those Latin American lagers that smell like not much of anything good (as oppose to those that smell like plenty of something bad, usually corn syrup). Aguila's aroma - if we can call it that - is neutral enough to be considered agreeable. While a trace of adjunct use is suspected, I don't anticipate anything too abominable.

Indeed, there is nothing at all appalling about Aguila but, by the same token, there is nothing we can legitimately call appealing either. The taste consists of little more than a faint graininess and smidgen of sweetness, both accented by a tinge of corn flavour. The whole thing weighs about as much as helium and offers the palate little to appreciate.

Which is probably why it's so popular in a country of such hot climate. I have always maintained that flavourful beers are infinitely more refreshing than tasteless ones, but I've never denied that, in the right moment, the watery, flavorless ones can be fit to quench. Apparently that's how 43 million Colombians feel too - this is the country's best seller.

Beer may be the universal drink but it doesn't mean the same thing to everyone everywhere; obviously Colombians have a different relationship with the beverage than the people of, say, Belgium or Oregon. While this kind of watery, characterless lager may be preferred in their beer culture, it doesn't garner much worth or affection from the one I subscribe to.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
2.93/5  rDev +10.6%
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 pootz
2.52/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Photo of TerryW
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Photo of chickencoop
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I really dont mind this style of beer, we all drink them when we travel, at least i do, so....this was not very good in my opinion. First off, it could be an age thing, bottles pull date was over a year ago, and i know they can last longer but this had some signs of age. typical golden, no head pour, typical corny, sweet smell. But where this stands out, or doesn't is the lack of any taste and almost syrupy sweet mouthfeel and non-fizz metal finish. Don't get me wrong, if i'm in Columbia, i'm drinking these all day, but at home in the US, i'm moving down the import section to something else.

Photo of tone77
3.26/5  rDev +23%
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 PorterLambic
3.37/5  rDev +27.2%
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.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.64/5  rDev -0.4%
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!

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.5/5  rDev +32.1%
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 abstractpablo
2.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This would be my preference as far as Colombian beers go. This is an adjunct lager, and therefore pretty straightforward.

For me, this lager distinguishes itself with a slight citrus note and general smoothness that is pleasant when sitting on the beach.

Photo of Lexluthor33
3.2/5  rDev +20.8%
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.

Photo of jwhawkins81
2.76/5  rDev +4.2%
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 JoeBloe
2.9/5  rDev +9.4%
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 Clydesdale
2.71/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a pale, clear yellow with some carbonation bubbles apparent. A tall, foamy and fluffy white head springs up with acceptable retention and some decent lacing for the style.

S: Some thin, grainy malt. A vague, white grape/champagne/seltzery scent. And...nothing else. Quite bland.

T: Very, very thin graininess up front. A touch of herbal flavors that, I suppose, must be from hops. I have to search to pick up any club soda flavors.

M: Light bodied, crisp, and dry. Basic.

D: This is one of the blandest, most lifeless lagers I've tasted. That said, it doesn't taste bad. It just tastes like club soda with a splash of beer.

Photo of Amalak
1.84/5  rDev -30.6%
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 K7M
2.47/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Photo of TheDeuce
3/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Photo of mooseisloose
2.97/5  rDev +12.1%
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 potownbill
2.38/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Photo of dsa7783
3.01/5  rDev +13.6%
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...

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.19/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

Photo of Drew966
3.3/5  rDev +24.5%
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.

Photo of MrIncognito
2.68/5  rDev +1.1%
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 scottyshades
2.85/5  rDev +7.5%
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 PEBKAC
3.79/5  rDev +43%
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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Cerveza Aguila from Cervecería De Barranquilla
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