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Toña Cerveza - Industrial Cervecera S.A. / Compañía Cervecera De Nicaragua

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183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 24.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Industrial Cervecera S.A. / Compañía Cervecera De Nicaragua visit their website
Nicaragua

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Imbiber on 02-16-2004)
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Reviews by HalfFull:
Photo of HalfFull
3.23/5  rDev +19.6%

Poured from a 12 oz. gringo bottle into a pint glass. Pours your standard pale golden in color and offering a light stream of bubbles emanating from the base. Half an inch of foam settles to and maintains a surface cap throughout and leaving some random lacing.

Sweet malts and corn on the nose, typical of Central American breweries and with just a hint of Europe, by way of the Caribbean, in the form of a light noble hop presence.

Taste is smooth and with a bit of a light syrupy finish. Good carbonation yields a decent feel which cleans up by the finish as the carbonation keeps the malt structure from overwhelming the palate.

An easy drinking beer, and yet another tropical brew I think is better dubbed a Euro Pale Lager vs. an American version thereof.

HalfFull, Dec 09, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of beerhunter13
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

beerhunter13, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of tohe9384
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

tohe9384, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of tbryan5
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

tbryan5, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Billolick
1.58/5  rDev -41.5%

12 ouncer, pours very light and clear pissy yellow. Minor white head, zippo lacing, c'mon what was I expecting? And the sweet, corn/rice nose, that screams "adjuncts!" How do you saw "drain pour" in Spanish? Oh man this is some bad stuff, cant even say 'lawn mower" brew for this one. At least I was smart enough to purchase only a single bottle of this swill. Thank god I dont live in Nicaragua.

Billolick, Feb 08, 2007
Photo of Mora2000
2.9/5  rDev +7.4%

Pours clear macro yellow with a minimal white head. The aroma is kind of hard to find, but what is there appears to be corn. The flavor is standard macro, but is actually one of the better adjunct lagers I have had. Still not full of flavor by any means, but this one is definitely drinkable. Thin mouthfeel and medium-high carbonation. I won't seek it out again, but it was a decent beer for the style.

Mora2000, Jan 15, 2010
Photo of LvanB
1/5  rDev -63%

LvanB, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of ADR
2.68/5  rDev -0.7%

Pale, pale, pale yellow, clear, but with a decent 1/2 inch fizzy head with fairly good duration for the style. A few isolated strings for lace. Pale malt aromas, some maize and a touch of a lemony bite. Light mouthfeel, but the carbonation is not excessive, which adds a decent drinkability. Calm and straightforward sweetness, light brown sugar and slight yellow corn, with little hop to notice as distinct. Slight sharpness like old wet Army canvas in the second half of the profile. The last bit takes away from a clean impression somewhat, but not really seriously destroying the overall effect.

ADR, Sep 02, 2006
Photo of ltdantheman
2/5  rDev -25.9%

ltdantheman, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
2.83/5  rDev +4.8%

12oz bottle from Tipsy's Liquor World in Denver. Strong Simpsons' associations are stirring in me there.

This beer pours a clear, very pale, diluted golden straw colour, with two fingers of puffy, but mostly fizzy dirty white head, which leaves damned near nothing in the way of persistent lace as it quickly falls away.

It smells of a gritty, grainy corn and pale malt sweetness, musty, overripe drupe fruit, mild acetone, and leafy, weedy hops. The taste is dusty pale malt, dried corn husks, echoes of apple and pear skins that once were, and earthy, weedy hops. Simple, that's for sure.

The carbonation is quite frothy in its one trick fizzy pony show, the body medium-light in weight, and a mite bit clammy in its sticky smoothness. It finishes mostly dry, the graininess of the mixed malts and plain-ass hops gettin' 'er done, but without much in the way of overt crispness.

An average offering, for this well-below average style. At least the off-flavours are kept to a minimum, all of which just results in a stark, unadorned canvass of grainy water. Damned if you do, damned if you don't, with these national lagers, I suppose.

biboergosum, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of hsus0225
3/5  rDev +11.1%

hsus0225, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Retroman40
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Came across this at my local store so said why not? Who knew that non-descript AAL's were popular in Central America? I thought I was drinking a cross between a Miller High Life with a hint of Heineken.

Poured a typical pale straw color with the smell and taste dominated with adjuncts. The mouth feel is watery and there is no real finish.

Unless you are trying to drink beers from as many counties as possible don't bother with this one.

Retroman40, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA
2.25/5  rDev -16.7%

I have had Tona on several occasions inside and outside of the United States, with Costa Rica being the country I consumed it in the most (it is widely sold in Costa Rica or it was in 2010). It pours relatively pale, is watery, and has little noticeable aroma. In my opinion it does have kind of a bight going down, even though it is only 4.6% ABV, and it has a grainy taste. it is great for sunny and hot when exploring the beach or country.

San Jose/Punta Viejo, Costa Rica August, 2010

ChristopherWIU-UTPA, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev +29.6%

WoodBrew, May 05, 2013
Photo of chiapete
2.7/5  rDev 0%

very light tasting. Not much head after pour into glass. This is one beer my wife liked so I know it has a very weak flavor. The flavor dosnt last long in your mouth. After taste fades very fast. Good beer for someone who isnt a big beer drinker.I guess I was expecting more like a Dos Equis or something similar to that.

Over all I would say slighty below an average beer. I just started drinking Cervezas but I have had others with more overall taste and flavor.

chiapete, Feb 04, 2008
Photo of Imbiber
1.25/5  rDev -53.7%

I found this last week in Miami while dashing around in 84F heat and was thirsting for a beer. A Hispanic shop conveniently appeared so I thought 'what the hell', some of these Latino brews are ok...

Wrong on this one. I was going to take notes, but I had nothing to write as it turned out. Very pale in colour, like watered-down pee. Little aroma, no taste. Nothing, except carbonation - no true flavour at all. Just a hint of coarse grainy mouthfeel which was trying to be the flavour. Very watery, in spite of being 4.6%. Well, it briefly quenched my thirst, I'll give it that!

Ok for a hot day if water is in a short supply...

Imbiber, Feb 16, 2004
Photo of bashiba
1.58/5  rDev -41.5%

Poured a very, very, very light yellow with a light fizzy white head.

Smell is light and sweet with some hints of citrus.

Taste has a strong corn syrup quality, very sweet and corny with a bit of light grassy malts.

Mouthfeel is light and thin.

Pretty standard Macro swill, a little bit cornier and sweeter than the average American version, I can't believe this is worth importing.

bashiba, Mar 11, 2007
Photo of mrgrandefromage
2.8/5  rDev +3.7%

As mentioned ad naseum, this may be the palest beer ever. Light aroma, slightly hopped. Slightly sweet. Surprisingly I can actually taste hops. I also get an unusual after taste...remember those really old taffies your grandma would have on the mantle, and how they had a sort of musty after taste from being so old? Sort of like that, but very slight. Anyway, it's 10 trillion times better than Corana which isn't saying much, but it's something. Good with pozole and menudo.

mrgrandefromage, Jun 08, 2005
Photo of wilfonzo
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

wilfonzo, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of shbobdb
3.1/5  rDev +14.8%

I got this baby as a special at Alabama Liquors in downtown Indianapolis. At $0.75/bottle, how bad can be it?

Well, it isn't that bad, really. I popped the cap and drank it from the bottle (personally, I think the proper glassware for the American macro-lager style is the bottle it comes in) and I gotta say it tastes nice. Very light, with a pleasant prickly carbonation. It has a very strong fruit-loops taste and smell, which is a pleasant change from the nasty, adjuncty mess I was expecting.

A top tier beer this ain't, but for the style (and the price) I've got no complaints.

shbobdb, Jun 27, 2007
Photo of EagleTalon
3.2/5  rDev +18.5%

For what it is--a Central American thirst quenching light lager, it excels. Pours to a thin, white head that fades and ample carbonation. Color is light straw, similar to Budweiser. Aroma is sweet and corny as you'd expect. Flavor is very light, watery, adjuncty and very easy to quaff. Finishes clean with little aftertaste. True to style with no major flaws. I could drink this stuff ice-cold all day in the hot summer. Why? Because it is a refreshing water beverage and not much of a beer...as it should be!

EagleTalon, Dec 25, 2004
Photo of Eaglefan344
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Eaglefan344, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev +32.6%

Poured from a brown bottle into a weizen glass. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild and slightly sweet. Taste is crisp and refreshing. Feels light in the mouth and is very drinkable. This is a good hot weather beer and overall not a bad choice.

tone77, Jun 23, 2009
Photo of puboflyons
3.3/5  rDev +22.2%

A friend of mine brought this back to me after a trip to her homeland. Taken from the 12 fl. oz. can marked 080809-1509C1. Sampled on March 14, 2009.

A - The pour is pale yellow with a quick burst of bubbly white head that fizzles in short order. No lacing to speak of.

S - The malts are the leading aroma followed by something a little grainy. It was better than I expected.

T & M - The mouthfeel was not quite watered down but not heavy either. The flavor had a strong sweet malt element to it.

I did not think it was too bad.

puboflyons, Mar 14, 2009
Photo of beerthulhu
3.35/5  rDev +24.1%

A: Clean macro-yellow with a strong visible carbonation presence. The head is off white with a gloss to it, 2 fingers high it stood dominant for a good length of time. A good amount of lace adheres to the glass walls with a modest full band. Don’t know what people expect visually out of this style, but came off pretty good as can be expected from my stand point.

S: The aroma was faint of dried maize, grainy, and modest in strength. Comes in at average expectations.

T: The flavor was sweet and grainy, fairly clean with no off flavors. A decent grain base for an American adjunct. A bit of maize comes on the swallow. Simple, low hopped and again pretty much what you would expect per style.

M: Would of liked to see a bit more sharpness and crispness here, light on the tongue but comes with a fairly clean exit which is always good.

O: As far as American adjuncts go, setting personal preference aside, this is clean, very easy to consume and would trump any BMC in my book. Will it make you go wow, again no, but did show some flashes of grainy sweetness and cleanness to make it above par. If I was a fan of this style this would be a good candidate for multiples. Very cleanly brewed helps.

beerthulhu, Nov 15, 2011
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Toña Cerveza from Industrial Cervecera S.A. / Compañía Cervecera De Nicaragua
65 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.