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Presidente Light - Cervecería Nacional Dominicana

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Presidente LightPresidente Light

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21 Reviews
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Reviews: 21
Hads: 91
Avg: 2.61
pDev: 51.72%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervecería Nacional Dominicana visit their website
Dominican Republic

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Noelito76 on 09-06-2005

“La suave con carácter”, Presidente Light es la primera cerveza light elaborada en República Dominicana. Esta propuesta, con un menor contenido de alcohol y un sabor suave que preserva la herencia de calidad de Presidente, está dirigida a un público con carácter y personalidad que disfruta de un producto suave pero que busca el verdadero sabor a cerveza. Prueba de ello es la aceptación que goza entre los consumidores dominicanos desde su salida al mercado en febrero de 2005.
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Reviews: 21 | Hads: 91
Reviews by TheBrewo:
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3.76/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We pop the tab and pour a pale golden brew sporting a one and a half finger head of massive white bubbles. This shows great retention, leaving chunks of patterned lacing around the glass as it slowly recedes. Carbonation appears robust, and there is a chill haze to the beer, but no sediment. The nose is adjuncty and chalky, yet juicy with fresh grass and lemon sourness. There is an odd plastic phenol character, which deepens any bitterness from the flour and corn from the grain. Our first impression is that the flavoring is light as expected, but not overwhelming in one direction or the other. As we sip, water, the palest malts, and light caramel sweetness start things off. As adjuncty as the nose was we are really surprised to see such a genuinely malty, more refined flavoring. The middle peaks and we actually do get a glimpse of that floury, adjuncty grain, but it is hidden within water, mineral, and baker’s yeast. The finish is more of the same, with supreme dilution of flavoring. The aftertastes breathes of water, mineral, yeast, coin, and general citric bitterness. The body is lighter, and the carbonation is even. Each sip has decent slurp and pop, while the mouth is left astringently dried, with a slick dryness down the palate and tongue. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks nicely.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was that while it was so light, it was able to maintain a nice flavoring for most of it. It is a surprisingly drinkable beer, given the track record of the brewery it comes from. For the style it was certainly above par in all departments, with the exception of aroma, which retained an overly adjuncty quality, and made the beer less inviting from the start.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of beerhunter13
2/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of acurtis
1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of chuckgietzen
2.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Griffith
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of cjgator3
2.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

A- Green 12oz bottle poured into pint glass. Pours a pale golden yellow color with a thin fizzy white head.

S- The aroma is pretty light and faint with some grainy malt along with a touch of hay and a hint of hops.

T- The taste is very light bodied with some pale malts and a clean finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, Presidente Light is a decent light beer but nothing I have any interest in purchasing again.

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Photo of chim52chim
1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of Bieniek30
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of TheSamKuehn
3.75/5  rDev +43.7%

Photo of VeganUndead
2.32/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of ThinkAgain
1.25/5  rDev -52.1%

Photo of NorseKaiser
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.22/5  rDev +61.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presidente Light has a medium, fluffy, white head, some lacing, and a clear, somewhat bubbly, golden appearance. The aroma is faint, but one can detect, with deep inhalations, sweet barley malt and a touch of avocado. The flavor is light, of course, but sweet bread and a shade of hop bitterness shows up. The mouthfeel is light and watery, and Presidente Light finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, mostly dry, and imminently drinkable. If there is such a thing as a perfect light beer, this could be it.


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Photo of miguellunarusso
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of ob_carr
2.6/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of Noelito76
2.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A had a few of them from a bottle during my vacation in DR just to try it out, since I've never seen the light version in the states.

It's simply a watery version of Presidente. Light yellow in color. Not very much carbonation or aroma. Taste is typical for a light beer with no presence of hops and mouthfeel is, well, watery as I said. Drinkability is poor because you just don't feel like you've had a beer (even at adjunct standards) after you drink one of these.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
2.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle pours a clear yellow with a large cap of pillowy white head. Retention and lace, like Presidente heavy, are both fantastic for an adjunct lager.

Nose smells like a bag of Corn Nuts with some sulfurous lager yeast and some weird lemon-juice aroma.

Taste is extremely light on the malt, cereal grains at best. That odd, lemony sourness is still there. Certainly not a lot of flavor for any flaws to hide behind. Its not very good, stick with the standard Presidente while you are relaxing in Punta Cana.

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Photo of jmccullough108
2/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of headlessparrot
2/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of ovaltine
2.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mdlb44
2/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of rillo23
3.24/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of bundy462
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of grimey68
2.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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Presidente Light from Cervecería Nacional Dominicana
69 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.