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Medalla Light - Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico

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BA SCORE
67
poor

128 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 26.52%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-25-2003)
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Franziskaner

Missouri

2.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bight straw colored with lots of carbonation bubbles inside. The white head quickly dissipates almost entirely and only covers about half of the top of the beer. Aroma is of corn and sweaty gym socks. The flavor is primarily corn with a hint of Saaz bittering hops with a somewhat salty aftertaste. Mouth is thin and quaffable. A hot weather beverage.

Serving type: can

06-07-2014 18:16:20 | More by Franziskaner
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parkwood

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

07-21-2014 01:03:24 | More by parkwood
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joeseppy

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

07-14-2014 00:52:42 | More by joeseppy
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Brenden

Ohio

2.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Puerto Rico, huh? Thanks for the sample, Kevin.

Exceptionally bright and clear as well as being exceptionally pale, the white head struggles to hold up and manages not much but some as it extends its greatest effort. What head there is ends up capable of some spotting, too.
Malts are mostly grainy, little substance but some husky must, though it's fairly clean. It's very light, in the end, though the faintest hint of grass comes out. That a note of wet cardboard is restrained is saying something when even a little could completely dominate; with any more character, it would likely be completely unnoticeable.
This is a fairly standard light lager, no adjuncts to speak of but lacking much of anything. There's a little leaf to it, and a slightly astringent, almost medicinal quality builds on the tongue with time. Pale malts do contribute, but little.
Light? Absolutely. It shouldn't, however, feel like soda with nothing to the body whatsoever.

Serving type: can

07-08-2014 13:39:26 | More by Brenden
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JohnnyForeign

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +7.5%

07-04-2014 03:32:29 | More by JohnnyForeign
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Superbar

Texas

1/5  rDev -64.2%

07-03-2014 19:12:54 | More by Superbar
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IvanAgosto


5/5  rDev +79.2%

07-03-2014 07:41:27 | More by IvanAgosto
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paulinabarquero


3.75/5  rDev +34.4%

07-02-2014 18:59:20 | More by paulinabarquero
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beanoboy7

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

06-22-2014 03:09:04 | More by beanoboy7
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NAPO

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

06-21-2014 23:29:50 | More by NAPO
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

2/5  rDev -28.3%

06-16-2014 20:18:09 | More by Canada_Dan
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MedicJTD


2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

06-14-2014 01:10:47 | More by MedicJTD
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SlightlyGrey

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

05-25-2014 14:38:41 | More by SlightlyGrey
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

05-25-2014 01:26:11 | More by PappyVans
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dmorgan310

Panama

2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

05-20-2014 23:35:00 | More by dmorgan310
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tainohawk

New York

5/5  rDev +79.2%

05-05-2014 07:36:37 | More by tainohawk
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Artjsantos

Ohio

3/5  rDev +7.5%

04-29-2014 15:37:38 | More by Artjsantos
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

04-06-2014 20:56:23 | More by acurtis
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KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +43.4%

04-06-2014 04:35:18 | More by KerryCummins1977
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Coopersbeer

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

04-02-2014 23:45:03 | More by Coopersbeer
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BrewClint

Illinois

2.05/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

What can I say that hasn't been said or wasn't expected?
Its Puerto Ricos answer to Watery American brews like Bud Light and Miller Lite which from my experience has no presence in PR. It seems like competition for Coors Light which has a strong presence on the Island. Its watery, doesn't taste like much, and much be consumed ice cold or that nasty stale flavor shines.
It was a bit cheaper than Coors Light at local spots, so you can save a $1 here and there.
Generally around $1/can at liquor stores and $2.50 at bars. If you're curious about local brews, give Magna a try for some more flavor.
The kicker was seeing it priced at $5/pint at the PR Airport. A deal when Imports were in the $7-9 range.
It is what it is...Cheap and drinkable. Much like a Corona in Mexico.

Serving type: can

03-27-2014 14:31:34 | More by BrewClint
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Matt_Felix

New York

2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

03-18-2014 02:14:38 | More by Matt_Felix
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hopley

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -28.3%

03-15-2014 22:55:00 | More by hopley
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ali1987

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

03-15-2014 19:07:35 | More by ali1987
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Brinks

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

03-13-2014 17:23:03 | More by Brinks
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Medalla Light from Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico
67 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.