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Pilsener - Cervezas Nacionales

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73
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 22.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Ecuador

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: UnionMade on 09-18-2003)
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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2/5  rDev -32.9%

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2/5  rDev -32.9%

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of MarkoNm
2.2/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Just another pilsener.
Clear and golden color, covered with a sizeable but quickly settling white frothy head.
Malty and grainy aroma is relatively weak.
Light and watery taste, starts sweet, finishes with a small bitterness. No real aftertaste.
Nothing special, but still drinkable.

Photo of CorgiDad
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of tom_ogasawara
1.38/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Had this in Ecuador, it was without a doubt the worst beer I have ever had. Unfortunately, it's just about all there is there, such is life.

Appearance: 2.5 - It looks like bud light, pours like it too.
Smell: 2.25 - Smells like cheap beer and sadness
Taste: 1 - the best way I can describe the taste is if you took a keystone and left it in the sun too long.
Mouthfeel: 1 - Way over carbonated and just unpleasant to drink.
Overall: 1.25 - The worst beer I've ever had.

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of anaranjoc
3.76/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I live in Ecuador, so you might think this is not a fair review, but I will try to be as objective as possible

from the moment you pour it, you can see a fantastic golden body, medium head.
Not too carbonated as the other beers from the same company. If properly cold this could easily be one of the best of its kind. Unfortunately for some reason most places in Ecuador don't serve it that way.
Smell its nice and honestly more better than its flavor.

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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of janubio
1.27/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

600 ml. collectors bottle, football edtion, broguht from mt friends from a Tripo to Ecuador.. Pale golden colour, thin head with no retention or lace. Smell pure and simply doesn't exist. Light body, in fact it's like water with some gas. Taste? Some grains and nothing more to add. Don't waste your time.

Photo of Damian
3.1/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Drank from a bottle at Hotel Quito, Quito, Ecuador
Served in a pint glass

Pale golden yellow and absolutely crystal clear in appearance. Aggressive streams of bubbles ascended to the top of the glass. The liquid was topped by a super dense and frothy, bright white head that lasted for most of the drink. A think blanket of lacing stuck along the bottom third of the glass.

The nose was very faint initially but came out more as the beer warmed. Some grainy, biscuity malts were noticeable. Slightly skunky with a kiss of herbal hops.

The flavor profile was somewhere between an American macro lager and a mediocre pilsener. Grainy with some crackery, pale malts up front. Grassy, Noble hops appeared in the dry and slightly bitter finish. Overall, not very complex but definitely thirst quenching and easy drinking.

The mouthfeel was the one aspect of this beer that really missed the mark however. It was quite thin and over carbonated with a prickly effervescence. I definitely found it distracting.

With "Pilsener" and "Club" as the only two beer options at most bars and restaurants, Ecuador is certifiably a beer wasteland. Regardless, I drank many a bottle of Pilsener over my two-week trip and found it to be quite refreshing.

Photo of EMV
2.88/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is pretty much an average beer in every way. I drank a ton of these while on a 10 day trip to Ecuador/The Galapagos... it cost as much as the bottled water and went down pretty easily with most of the meals we had there. It pours a pale gold with a very thin head/minimal lacing. The smell... nothing to write home about. The taste is light... hints of macro corn and no hops worth mentioning. It gets some sentimentality points for reminding me of an awesome vacation, but really I can't say that this is significantly better than the Victorias or Coronas I downed in Mexico. It probably didn't help that the 'best by' dates had pretty much universally been passed (my fellow travelers laughed at me for checking... proving their beer IQ's). In sum... easily drinkable, as cheap as the water, and a solid vacation/beach/Ecuador adventure beer. Nothing to recommend it beyond that.

Photo of bernardus1212
3.98/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I told my wife I would do this review, so here goes nothin.

Poured from a 750 in to a small glass.

The color is golden yellow with a tint of orange. The head is fizzy and white. It appears as fast as it disappears.

Smells of corn malts and a touch of hops. Nice balance between the 3. Fresh

The taste is good especially when very cold. Lots of carbonantion.

I've had worse in the states (BMC), but this super cold on the beach with a ceviche is dynamite.

Photo of HalenRush
3.73/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a pale straw color, surprisingly clear and a typical head that dissipates quickly.

S - Given its American counterparts, the smell was clean and a little more classic for a pilsner.

T - Surprised here, this beer had a much better handle on the Czech pilsner taste than I was expecting.

M - Tropical region thirst quenching, nothing special.

D - I give it better than average marks for tasting more authentic than American or Canadian pilsners.

I received this bottle from a friend who is from Ecuador. I expected a typical American adjunct taste, but I was quite surprised to discover a much more classic pilsner taste than anything North America Macro Brew has to offer. It reminded me very much of Urquell, but smoother. I could find myself seeking this out on vacation in South America.

Photo of lhaqq
3.7/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The old school bottles are cool. Otherwise, pours a light straw yellow with a flimsy head that dissipates quickly.
S: Not much smell there. Mainly dough and grains.
T: Unlike most other light lagers I've had, it doesn't leave much of an unpleasant skunky aftertaste. Pretty watery and grainy overall with a bit of nuttiness reminiscent of maybe a Gruyere cheese at the end.
M: Less carbonation that Club, and for that reason, a bit easier to drink and enjoy.
D: In terms of light lagers, probably one of the better ones I've had. I'd say comparable to a Corona Light.

Photo of Newsman
3.1/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is one of the few beers you can reliably get in Ecuador, and pretty much the only beer you can get in the Galapagos, where I stayed for a few weeks. That said, there are worse beers you could be stuck with in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Pours cleanly, with a decent head. Crisp clear yellow with typical macro carbonation. Smells like a macro, with typical corn adjuncts but not a lot of funk, thankfully. Taste is on the higher end of your typical macro brew, dry and crisp with a decent bite. Thankfully, the actual carbonation isn't overwhelming like you'd get in a Bud Light or such, so mouthfeel is good.

Overall, very drinkable on a hot day. While I don't expect to be sending off to Ecuador for a case, I would readily choose this over the typical American macros. It paired well with just about everything I ate over there -- mostly rice, seafood and chicken.

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Pilsener from Cervezas Nacionales
73 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.