Magna Special Craft - Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico

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Magna Special Craft
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71
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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 24.57%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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:
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(Beer added by: chrisrhoppe on 09-18-2011)
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2.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(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.

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +53.6%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.18/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of kylehay2004
2.1/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of MrSoto
2.48/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of chrisrhoppe
1.43/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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.

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Magna Special Craft from Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico
71 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.