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Monte Carlo - Cervecería Centro Americana, S.A.

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BA SCORE
71
okay

15 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 16.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervecería Centro Americana, S.A. visit their website
Guatemala

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-30-2004)
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Reviews by Pegasus:
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Pegasus

Texas

2.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Clear and very pale straw color with a moderate snow-white head, slight carbonation, and fine glass-coating lace. The appearance is quite typical for the style, if uninspring.

Aroma: A massive wave of skunk asserts itself in the opening. Beaneath this, there is a corn malt sweetness, and some herbal hops.

Taste: Some light malt sweetness, and grassy hops, these gradually fade away to an almost neutral, mildly dry finish, leaving only a metallic bitterness to close out the taste.

Mouth feel: Light and insubstantial, with a slight tingle of carbonation, more body than sparkling water, but only just so.

Drinkability/notes: A unremarkable example of an unremarkable style. I cannot find any justification for purchasing this again, it is too similar in style to American adjunct lagers. Purchased at Grapevine Market in Austin, Texas.

Presentation: Twelve ounce green glass Euro-style longneck.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2004 14:43:40 | More by Pegasus
More User Reviews:
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JuanPa

Guatemala

2.75/5  rDev +3.4%

02-01-2014 14:41:14 | More by JuanPa
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woscar

Guatemala

2.5/5  rDev -6%

09-19-2013 17:01:58 | More by woscar
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mdaschaf

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -6%

04-19-2013 20:52:01 | More by mdaschaf
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matjack85

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +3.4%

01-29-2013 11:38:27 | More by matjack85
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Antonius08

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -6%

01-06-2013 14:59:27 | More by Antonius08
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev +3.4%

09-08-2012 09:07:06 | More by standardcherry
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Xibalba

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +3.4%

06-17-2012 21:40:11 | More by Xibalba
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JEdmund

Kansas

2.1/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance
Clear, light honey yellow; tons of carbonation bubbles; hard-to-pour 1/2" white head

Smell
Mostly stone/salt with some skunkiness

Taste & Mouthfeel
Thin and crisp initially, with overriding saltiness and some skunkiness following suit; twangy aftertaste; thin mouthfeel, though crisp from the carbonation; not much in front or mid-palate, most is in the back end, and it's not very good, so maybe that's a good thing? Absolutely no hint of malt, just grassy/salty/skunky flavor.

Overall
Monte Carlo blends in anonymously with all the other C.A. beers I've had. There's really nothing here to set it apart.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2008 23:03:33 | More by JEdmund
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beeroclock

United Arab Emirates

3.4/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Definitely the best of what I tried in Guatemala.
Poured yellow with slight foam head. Some lacing and carbonation bubbles present. Smell was typical for the type, which a cross from a pilsner/macro. In the taste, I picked up some rice notes and mild hop bitterness...
I kept being told that Gallo was the best, but this beer was actually tasty and I didn't want to steer away from a good thing. This beer went down easy at the pool in Guatemala and also along with a hamburger. It quenches your thirst with a slight bitter taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2007 18:16:40 | More by beeroclock
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BeerBob

Nebraska

3.38/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Monte Carlo pours a pale yellow from a light green 12oz glass bottle. White head goes to about two fingers before collapsing down to a rough ring of foam with islands of rather large bubbles on top of the beer.

Nose is a damp hops bitter, some barley malt, and carbon dioxide. Palate is a smooth sweet barley malt, oddly the bite of carbonation is next, followed by well bettering hops... how did they do that, I wonder.

I expected worse but got more, not a bad beer this Monte Carlo.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2005 00:34:39 | More by BeerBob
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bditty187

Nebraska

2.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer looked sickly in the light green bottle, this is never a good sign. In a pilsner glass the liquid is clear, boring yellow in hue, some animation waltzes to the white head. At the maximum the head was a finger in height, which quickly faded to a fizzy cap. Subsequent lacing was spotty and unorganized. There is little about the appearance that is attractive, horribly average – at best. The nose is, well, skunky. In the mix with the green bottle funk is some husk, sea salt, and just a trace of hops. The nose is airy and there isn’t much potency, thankfully. The more prevalent aromas are not pleasant. I’ve smelled worse, still this is not inviting. The palate is very, very bland. Upfront are some husk, grain, lightstruck hops and a trace of hop-like spice. In the middle the beer turns bland, no taste, watery. The finish is empty. Nothing. Bland. Boring. No flavor, this beer is amazingly flavorless. Where is the malt? Yeah, it’s clean but not as clean as water and it sure the hell isn’t tasty enough to be beer! Seriously, this might be the least flavorsome beer I’ve ever had. Yawn. It is light in body, watery and thin. The carbonation seems big but that is only in comparison to the frail body. Lousy mouthfeel. IMO, this beer is not drinkable because it just isn’t worth drinking. It’s pointless. I purchased one 12-ounce bottle in Omaha for $1.70. There will not be a second purchase.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2004 15:21:19 | More by bditty187
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TPoling

Texas

2.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Like the Cabro Lager, also from Guatamala City, Monte Carlo is pale and fizzy with little to recommend it, especially at the import price.

The watery beer has a flavor profile reminiscent of damp wall board and unlit charcoal. Guzzled directly from a very cold ice chest, it could get the job done of slaking a sweaty thirst. But let this beer warm up even just a bit and you will be sorry.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2004 17:42:13 | More by TPoling
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kbub6f

New York

3.5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

There's one inch of fizzy, foamy white head on top of the pale, pale yellow beer. C'mon, this is almost clear. Small, foamy arcs of lacing. There are some nice nuts in the nose along with some sugar and some grassy hops. A little sponk. Starts nutty fresh, turns fizzy, thinnish, sweet. Then it sours. Finishes citrus fruity, nutty, bitter, astringent. It's not actually that bad: a fairly refreshing, nutty, fruity lager.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2004 15:35:44 | More by kbub6f
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OldFrothingSlosh

Pennsylvania

2.23/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This offering was part of my "beers of the world" 12-pack...I question the validity of the claim that this is one of the world's best beers.

Poured a clear, thin-looking straw color with a bunch of fizz and nothing else. Aromas are skunky sweet, with some grassy undertones. Flavor follows smell with an earthen bitterness that is mixed with a grassy hop snap. Little to no malt prescence. Dry and unpleasant aftertaste. Pass.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2004 01:14:07 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
Monte Carlo from Cervecería Centro Americana, S.A.
71 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.