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

Famosa (Gallo)Famosa (Gallo)

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175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 2.24
pDev: 26.34%


Brewed by:
Cervecería Centro Americana, S.A. visit their website
Guatemala

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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DoubleJ

California

2.1/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Having bad experiances with beer from Belize and El Salvador, I turn to its neighbor Guatemala to see if I can find a brew that tastes alright. Granted the Central American region brews beer for consumers in warm climates, I consumed my sample outside in 100 degree heat. On to the beer:

This is a very pale clear yellow in color which is partly redeemed by good carbaonation action in the body and a nice soapy head. There isn't much in the smell except for cooked rice and a pinch of sweetness. Bland taste throughout the beer, tastes like they used rice as the main ingredient in this one. Astringent. The rough edges of the beer abruptly ended each sip too soon with its nagging "bad" bitterness.

This beer is at best a 'beat the heat" brew. Yeah it was kinda refreshing in the heat, but so is water coming from the garden hose. I didn't even finish all 12 ounces in the heat, which tells you all you need to know about how much I enjoyed this.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2007 23:12:45 | More by DoubleJ
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ChristopherWIU-UTPA

Texas

2.03/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I have had this beer on several different occasions, with most recent in San Salvador of December 13. To me this beer taste is similar to Miller Lite, but has stronger and better taste. It pours light pale yellow/straw, with a petite head, and has sparkly appearance because of carbonation and heat of the country I was in. It leaves the mouth dry, unquenched, but it does have a unique hint of citrus. It is also light filling and can put back many in one sitting.

This is sold under the name Famosa in the United States and I have procured this from Binny's Beverage Depot in Chicago (IL), Holiday Liquor in Edinburg (TX), various locations in Guatemala and El Salvador.

Guatemala March 2013 and El Salvador December 2013.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 01:58:24 | More by ChristopherWIU-UTPA
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Oidmoe

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev +11.6%

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California

2.5/5  rDev +11.6%

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New York

1.38/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 ounce bottle

Pours super light golden, clear next to no head, no film, collar or lace.

Perhaps a trace of corn on the nose.

Super light and lacking any and all tasty

What can be said...one of the worst beers I've ever sampled

A waste of some probably decent water

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 01:57:35 | More by Billolick
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Guatemala

2/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.25/5  rDev +0.4%

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2/5  rDev -10.7%

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2/5  rDev -10.7%

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2/5  rDev -10.7%

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2/5  rDev -10.7%

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2/5  rDev -10.7%

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Famosa (Gallo) from Cervecería Centro Americana, S.A.
56 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.