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

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Reviews: 125
Hads: 207
Avg: 2.7
pDev: 23.7%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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Industrial Cervecera S.A. / Compañía Cervecera De Nicaragua visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Imbiber on 02-16-2004

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Reviews by HalfFull:
Photo of HalfFull
3.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of beerhunter13
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of tohe9384
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of tbryan5
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of bulldogg915
3.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of Billolick
1.6/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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.

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Photo of Mora2000
2.88/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of LvanB
1/5  rDev -63%

Photo of ADR
2.68/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of chinchill
2.74/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz brown bottle with a twist cap.

Pours with a light golden color and a fizzy head that soon reduces to a minimal partial top coat.

Aroma: as expected for style - mild; mostly biscuits and spicy/herbal Euro hops.

Flavor: a bit better than expected given the aroma; on par for style - mild; biscuits and lightly spicy hops with a touch of corn. Thankfully, only the slightest hint of skunking.

Feel: carbonation is a touch lower than usual but no harm in this. Light body.

O: not bad as a refreshing light beer. Worked well with Mexican food.

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Photo of ltdantheman
2/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of nhirsch04
2.44/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of biboergosum
2.8/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of hsus0225
3/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

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Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA
2.24/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

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

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev +29.6%

Photo of BayouMafia
3.13/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of grahuba
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of chiapete
2.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Imbiber
1.28/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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...

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Photo of bashiba
1.61/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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.

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Photo of mrgrandefromage
2.77/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of wilfonzo
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev +11.1%

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