Cerveza Aguila - Cervecería De Barranquilla
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2.8/5 rDev +5.7%
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.
05-17-2009 19:58:47 | More by jwhawkins81
2.88/5 rDev +8.7%
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.
04-03-2009 18:28:57 | More by JoeBloe
District of Columbia
2.7/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
03-12-2009 03:32:46 | More by Clydesdale
1.78/5 rDev -32.8%
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.
02-16-2009 08:19:56 | More by Amalak
2.48/5 rDev -6.4%
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.
02-15-2009 01:53:11 | More by K7M
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
2.98/5 rDev +12.5%
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.
01-01-2009 18:35:32 | More by mooseisloose
2.4/5 rDev -9.4%
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.
12-26-2008 22:46:35 | More by potownbill
3/5 rDev +13.2%
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...
07-08-2008 22:15:04 | More by dsa7783
2.17/5 rDev -18.1%
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.
03-09-2008 21:59:55 | More by ChainGangGuy
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
2.68/5 rDev +1.1%
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
02-01-2008 21:18:21 | More by MrIncognito
2.88/5 rDev +8.7%
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
10-23-2007 21:15:20 | More by scottyshades
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
2.23/5 rDev -15.8%
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.
09-24-2007 00:24:15 | More by tempest
1.18/5 rDev -55.5%
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.
06-21-2007 11:56:33 | More by AlexLMS
1.13/5 rDev -57.4%
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.
04-09-2007 08:46:26 | More by stcules
2.28/5 rDev -14%
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.
03-01-2007 02:06:54 | More by jwc215
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
3.68/5 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
3.1/5 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
3.45/5 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
2.55/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
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03-24-2004 16:04:59 | More by ADR
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
3/5 rDev +13.2%
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.
07-10-2003 20:59:44 | More by Running4beer
Cerveza Aguila from Cervecería De Barranquilla
64 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.