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Presidente Light - Cervecería Nacional Dominicana

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Presidente LightPresidente Light

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BA SCORE
61
poor

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 2.38
pDev: 28.99%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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:
“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.

(Beer added by: Noelito76 on 09-06-2005)
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +59.7%

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.

08-18-2012 19:25:50 | More by TheBrewo
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -16%

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acurtis

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -37%

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Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev +5%

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cjgator3

Florida

2.73/5  rDev +14.7%

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.

08-18-2009 01:48:16 | More by cjgator3
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Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -37%

08-29-2012 16:29:49 | More by chim52chim
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New York

2.5/5  rDev +5%

08-22-2014 05:21:26 | More by Bieniek30
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +57.6%

06-19-2014 20:08:40 | More by TheSamKuehn
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LJWalker

Alabama

3/5  rDev +26.1%

02-01-2012 03:49:26 | More by LJWalker
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

1.25/5  rDev -47.5%

05-08-2013 21:56:30 | More by ThinkAgain
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +78.6%

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.

RJT

06-22-2012 15:54:40 | More by RonaldTheriot
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miguellunarusso

Mississippi

2.75/5  rDev +15.5%

06-16-2014 23:51:57 | More by miguellunarusso
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Noelito76

New York

2.65/5  rDev +11.3%

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.

09-06-2005 15:10:01 | More by Noelito76
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jmccullough108

Missouri

2/5  rDev -16%

07-11-2013 01:43:18 | More by jmccullough108
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grimey68

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -5.5%

09-20-2013 01:06:20 | More by grimey68
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

2.28/5  rDev -4.2%

I had a party and some one left this landmine in my fridge. Who does that?

Light hay color, white head with fairly good retention for a lager. There's even a few drifts of lace! Still pretty pale and ugly. For what it's worth the bottle art is weak too.

Smells like grain and hay. Taste is sugary with a dry cardboard aftertaste. Not that crisp.

Not as bad as I had feared, but in all fairness, I was very afraid.

10-06-2009 22:11:12 | More by donkeyrunner
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DaveHS

California

1.53/5  rDev -35.7%

A-Pours corn yellow with an inch of foamy brilliant white head. Coats the glass with rings of thin, pasty lacing.

S-Whoa. Not good. If you were to eat a large pepperoni pizza, wash it down with a gallon of orange juice and then puke it all up, this is what it would probably smell like. Harsh stomach acid stench, green apple, corn. Borderline offensive.

T/M-Just a whole lot of nothing. Watery macro piss. Fermented corn juice. Light bodied with very low carbonation and almost no discernable flavor profile.

O-Hell no.

07-30-2011 01:00:27 | More by DaveHS
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

1.25/5  rDev -47.5%

09-04-2013 02:54:41 | More by ygtbsm94
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dbaraniak

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -16%

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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +26.1%

11-15-2012 02:41:30 | More by cfalovo97
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SicemWT

Texas

2.75/5  rDev +15.5%

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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

2.63/5  rDev +10.5%

Poured on tap at a mexican restaraunt in Florida. The beer is an extremely bright yellow color that is crystal clear, with a moderate amount of carbonation bubbling. Thin layer of white, foamy film of head that actually retains and clings to the glass as you drink. Slight citrus effervescence to the aroma, with some toasty malt characteristics, as well. Flavor is extremely light cereal flavors and slight citrus tart on the end. Crisp and light in mouth, with a slight roundness most lagers don't have. Almost watery, with no discernable aftertaste, and your typical crisp finish for the style. Goes with anything for food, just like a glass of water...definitely better options out there friends...

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Delaware

2/5  rDev -16%

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Presidente Light from Cervecería Nacional Dominicana
61 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.