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Famosa (Gallo) - Cervecería Centro Americana, S.A.

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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 2.28
pDev: 25.88%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervecería Centro Americana, S.A. visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is known as Gallo outside the US.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-05-2002)
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2.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Nattybrah123, Saturday at 03:53 AM
Photo of johnnnniee
2.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Bottle from colonial Spirits labeled Famosa.
Pours a crystal clear deep straw/light golden color with a huge frothy tightly bubbled head that lasts forever. Aromas of skunk at opening faded quickly. Light ashy mineral aromas with faint sweet malt and hints of apple and hops. The flavor is non descript fruity sweet with a hint of caramel. Little to no hop flavor or bitterness. Nothing horribly objectionable, but nothing exciting either. If I were baking in the Guatemala sun an ice cold Famosa just might do the trick.

johnnnniee, Saturday at 03:41 AM
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2.75/5  rDev +20.6%

taospowder, Nov 16, 2014
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2.32/5  rDev +1.8%

WholeLottaTricks, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of simplejj81
2.25/5  rDev -1.3%

When in central America, this is the best of the macro beers that are typically available. That's not saying much, but i have had some dreadful beer out of clear glass bottles in Honduras, and in comparison this is totally fine! Easy to drink but relatively tasteless.

simplejj81, Oct 24, 2014
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2.4/5  rDev +5.3%

Bogdawg, Oct 19, 2014
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2.2/5  rDev -3.5%

Yankeejw, Oct 12, 2014
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2.76/5  rDev +21.1%

Lukebell15, Sep 28, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +9.6%

hophugger, Sep 27, 2014
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2.16/5  rDev -5.3%

anthony-martinez, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Samp01
1.76/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Poured a pale yellow with a medium white head. Aroma and taste of grains and cereal, corn and light fruity notes. A light body with moderate carbonation, a bit watery. Finish the same as taste with a bit of a bitter grain ending. Best served cold and drink fast, as it warmed up aroma and taste begin to deteriorate. There are a lot of good brews out there, this is not one of them.

Samp01, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +75.4%

LOVE this beer, but for pretty much sentimental reasons. Back in the mid 90s, when the civil war was still on in Guatemala, that little nation somehow became the darling of the backpacker and hippy-expatriate set. Some friends and I bummed around the country for three weeks. This was the only beer I saw the whole time there. Honestly, it's not great tasting, but it easy to drink, and reminds me of an awesome adventure, some great friends, and a fantastically beautiful country full of wonderful people.

So I score it higher than its taste merits, but for me, the Gallo is about more than just its flavor.

EHopkinsi, Sep 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +20.6%

probert, Sep 05, 2014
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2/5  rDev -12.3%

getkrunkhoe, Aug 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +9.6%

kpowledge, Aug 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev +31.6%

SteveJeremy, Aug 21, 2014
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2/5  rDev -12.3%

TX-Badger, Aug 17, 2014
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2.56/5  rDev +12.3%

Poured from a can into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light straw amber with a half finger white head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, adjuncts, hints of sulfer and a mild tartness. Flavor is sweet malt with somewhat rough grainy character, like biting into a wheat grain; not unpleasant, but unrefined. Finishes with light grassy hops and some residual unrefined graininess. Light bodied with good carbonation. Although American adjunt lager is not a style I seek out, they usually are so mild and bland that it's hard for me to fault them for being exactly what they are designed to be, a pleasant lowest common denominator. The seem fairly uniform around the world. This one is particularly rough around the edges, with more graininess and undefined light bitterness that does not seem like it's attributable to hop flavors. I had no problems finishing this can with lunch, but I would hope there is something better in Guatemala to turn to. Adequate, but unfinished. I'm glad I got this in a can; the reported skunkiness from the bottled version would have not helped this beer at all.

LiquidAmber, Aug 17, 2014
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2/5  rDev -12.3%

Johnct, Aug 07, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +9.6%

VictorR, Aug 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev +31.6%

jheezee, Jul 31, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -23.2%

XmnwildX12, Jul 20, 2014
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1/5  rDev -56.1%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -1.3%

Eman17, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +64.5%

lenbert, Jul 05, 2014
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Famosa (Gallo) from Cervecería Centro Americana, S.A.
57 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.