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Magna Special Craft - Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico

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Magna Special Craft
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BA SCORE
71
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 22.65%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chrisrhoppe on 09-18-2011)
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Reviews by Fatehunter:
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.18/5  rDev +10.8%

Poured into a pint glass. Clear, golden color with a finger of head. It looks nice.

It smells like corn, rice and crayolas. Weird.

A nice sharp bitterness at first, mellows out to a sweeter finish. Simple but fairly good.

Crisp and clean texture, moderate carbonation.

A descent adjunct lager.

05-31-2012 23:01:55 | More by Fatehunter
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

09-29-2013 11:54:00 | More by cam477
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BeerDreadz

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

01-11-2014 01:52:27 | More by BeerDreadz
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev +1%

(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer has a crystal clear deep yellow body with a thin snow white film that fades to a ring and a gentle carbonation of big bubbles.

S- The clean aroma has only a dry grain hint when it is very warm.

T- The clean soft corn note has a hint of sweetness in the finish.

M- The light mouthfeel has a crisp fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- This beer is the big brother to Medalla and it shows with the faintest of sweetness and almost a hint of grain in the nose. This beer is light and empty, but there are no off flavors either.

01-03-2013 21:36:40 | More by rhoadsrage
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-07-2014 23:06:28 | More by acurtis
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sjones5045

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +4.5%

04-21-2013 19:58:49 | More by sjones5045
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Matt_Felix

New York

3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

03-18-2014 02:15:08 | More by Matt_Felix
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Noelito76

New York

3/5  rDev +4.5%

08-06-2013 02:49:03 | More by Noelito76
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

06-16-2014 20:19:14 | More by Canada_Dan
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chrisrhoppe

Puerto Rico

1.43/5  rDev -50.2%

Pours with pathetic fizzy head that dissipates within 30 seconds, absolutely no lacing. The beer is light golden straw colored and has only the occasional bubble or two creeping like a deflated balloon to the stale flaccid top

The smell is of hay, straw a faint touch of malt with an even fainter wiff of earthy musky hops. Smells not much unlike an old molding book.

The taste is not much unlike the smell, straw and musky sour hops. The mouth feel is completely off balance, starts sweet and malty then just ends up sticky and chewy in the back of my tongue, the only way this beer invites you back for another sip with to wash the shit of your tongue, I think I’ll stick to water though.

Not a big surprise here, for bias sake I tried this next to a Santo Viejo and a Prima Pils and the difference punches you in the face. Anyone who was ever enjoyed or brewed a craft beer should take offense to this shameless take on a “premium” beer. It’s time to fight back, the word craft or artisanal needs to stay with real brewers, not allowed to be used by heartless robotic corporate breweries.

09-18-2011 02:17:14 | More by chrisrhoppe
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cam12

Texas

1/5  rDev -65.2%

01-19-2014 01:55:16 | More by cam12
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msondel

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +4.5%

01-02-2014 16:48:55 | More by msondel
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JohnnyForeign

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +4.5%

07-04-2014 03:34:00 | More by JohnnyForeign
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

03-06-2013 01:27:10 | More by WanderingFool
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BrewClint

Illinois

2.71/5  rDev -5.6%

Previous review hit the nail on the head(no pun intended)
This was made to directly compete with Stella Artois, Peroni, & Heineken. All 3 have a very strong presence in Puerto Rico, but carry a pretty high price tag. I didn't spent too much time looking at prices, but a quick look says its about 50% cheaper at local bars and liquor stores because its a local brew. It was about $3 at local bars and $8/6pk at liquor stores.
Its not my style, that's for sure. If you're into the above mentioned 3 Imports, give this a try as a cheaper alternative. That's about as much credit as I can give it.

03-27-2014 14:21:55 | More by BrewClint
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JimmyMPR


2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

07-01-2014 01:10:05 | More by JimmyMPR
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +4.5%

03-18-2012 22:27:20 | More by waiting4lunch
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Brinks

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +30.7%

03-13-2014 17:23:28 | More by Brinks
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BeerEdPr


3/5  rDev +4.5%

12-18-2012 00:09:57 | More by BeerEdPr
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tainohawk

New York

2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

05-05-2014 07:39:04 | More by tainohawk
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KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +4.5%

04-06-2014 04:36:41 | More by KerryCummins1977
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JCJCJC

Puerto Rico

4/5  rDev +39.4%

08-05-2014 21:38:57 | More by JCJCJC
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MrSoto

Puerto Rico

2.48/5  rDev -13.6%

There's not much to be said about this beer. It is designed to compete with Peroni, Stella and Heineken in the premium beer category. It's not designed to compete with craft beers. The name can and is misleading to people who know nothing about craft beers but think they do. Some will surely feel that they are drinking a true craft beer because the name says so. But to be honest it's an ok beer. It's certainly better than other premiums. I had to choose between Magna and Heineken, I'd choose Magna or water.

It had a surprisingly long lasting head, though it still dissipated quickly. The color was bright golden and it had very little carbonation. It had some hint of hops in its aroma, a bit spicy, but really very little. The taste was malty sweet, like "export" soda crackers but sweeter. The aftertaste wasn't really there.

09-21-2011 00:37:28 | More by MrSoto
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LWCardona


4.5/5  rDev +56.8%

08-28-2012 09:52:28 | More by LWCardona
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kylehay2004

Florida

2.1/5  rDev -26.8%

Half finger head with poor retention on a Straw yellow body. No lacing. Bitter aroma with corn and pale malts. Flavor is a little musty and tart with light malts. Moderate to high carbonation and heavier side of light body. Overall refreshing but very plain.

05-01-2012 21:20:08 | More by kylehay2004
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Magna Special Craft from Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico
71 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.