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Medalla Light - Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico

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Medalla LightMedalla Light

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138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 26.16%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

cam477, Sep 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

pjkelley82, Sep 07, 2013
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2/5  rDev -28.3%

rx-beer, Sep 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

Chaosfiend, Sep 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

AstaVictoria, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

RKKP2232, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of Cylinsier
2.86/5  rDev +2.5%

10 oz can, the standard size in PR.

Pours light clear straw gold, soda pop white head.

Smells of corn and light sweet barley malt.

Tastes exactly the same but with the slightest hop bite.

Light watery body with poppy carbonation.

Actually not terrible, better than bud or coors lite by miles. If ice cold, pairs great with local cuisine like mofongo.

Cylinsier, Aug 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

SeanBond, Jul 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

doremite, Jul 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

DaveOB, Jun 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

M_C_Hampton, Jun 02, 2013
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2/5  rDev -28.3%

beernads, May 24, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

ajtorres311, May 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

jrohrbacher, Apr 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

sjones5045, Apr 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

flexabull, Apr 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

WanderingFool, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Sammy
2.95/5  rDev +5.7%

Had a can from Puerto Rico, thanks Josh. Light pale adjunct lager. Drinkable, but also very comparable to seltzer in taste. Pretty bland and also not as bad as I thought. I could drink this in 100 degree heat if I did not have filtered and bottled water.

Sammy, Mar 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

msondel, Mar 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

JackMcAwesome, Feb 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

jiffymon, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
2.9/5  rDev +3.9%

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a straw yellow body with a loose meringue of snow white head that boils away before the first sip leaving only a thin ring of big bubbles. There is a strong carbonation of big bubbles popping of the base of the glass.

S- The aroma is very clean with only a hint of mineral water really noticed.

T- The soft dry corn note leads to a carbonic acid note in the finish. There is a slight chalk note that comes through when the beer opens and a hint of tartness in the finish aswell.

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

O- This beer is light with almost no flavor. No hops or malt at all but it is also perfectly clean. No sulfur or off-flavors. Just fizzy water.

rhoadsrage, Jan 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

BeerEdPr, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of HalfFull
2.63/5  rDev -5.7%

275 ml. golden can poured into a glass, showing a light straw with a bit of a haze. Thin cap doesn't linger.

Aroma is thin as per the style. Notable corn and cereal grains going on. Quite minimal.

Flavor is quite dry with a short almost cottony finish. Offers a hint of grain on the feel but is otherwise a bit astringent. Overall the 'dry' nature of this beer was a bit of a surprise, tasting a bit like a light version of an ice beer. But alas, the Cruise Ship awaits..

HalfFull, Nov 11, 2012
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2/5  rDev -28.3%

This is the signature puertorican beer. It is made in Mayaguez, and most of the Medalla fans are obviously in that area. College students love it because it is cheap. The color is golden yellow, almost no head when poured into a glass. It smells of grains, pretty unappealing if you ask me. The taste is too carbonated and leaves the hard palate with a dry/uncomfortable feeling. Overall it is a good beer if you like light beers, don't hesitate to give it a try.

freditoj, Sep 30, 2012
Medalla Light from Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico
67 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.