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Presidente - Cervecería Nacional Dominicana

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606 Ratings

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Ratings: 606
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 2.69
pDev: 24.16%
Wants: 15
Gots: 76 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervecería Nacional Dominicana visit their website
Dominican Republic

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 05-24-2002

Lanzada al marcado en 1935, durante más de siete décadas Presidente ha estado unida a la forma particular de sentir y de ser de los dominicanos, asociando las ocasiones de consumo a grandes celebraciones entre amigos y desarrollando una verdadera cultura cervecera en nuestro país.

La exitosa presencia de Presidente en mercados internacionales, unida a su gran aceptación por parte de los turistas que nos visitan, contribuye a la proyección internacional de la calidad de los productos de la República Dominicana y de los recursos y atractivos del país y de su gente.
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Ratings: 606 | Reviews: 227
Photo of montesown
2.05/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Don't judge me please - it was free!!

Photo of jpdubb
2.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Great for the beach, even better when it's free at an all inclusive resort

Photo of Boughner33
2.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pretty watery- minimal taste but refreshing if cold and served on A beach

Photo of oline73
2/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Cheap adjunct lager, not my thing

Photo of sholland119
3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not great. Not awful. Ok for an island beer...

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

What a middle of the road beer should be.

Photo of heerboth
4/5  rDev +48.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my favorite industrial lagers. Great with Caribbean food. I compare beers against their own style so this scores high for me.

Photo of zbooks
3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

firmly mediocre and uncrafty but drinkable

Photo of aubsta
3.81/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fairly light, but more interesting than many tropical beers

Photo of jakewatt135
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Better than light. If you don't want rum for a night go with these.

Photo of wsolis09
4.34/5  rDev +61.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's a beer to be enjoyed in hot weather. Not a winter beer

Photo of ASirahSyrah
4.75/5  rDev +76.6%

Admittedly, I'm not all the surprised at the litany of fellow advocates that tore into this beer given the culture of the community; however, I did figure I'd see at least one positive review, especially since it's almost always out of stock at all the local Spec's, Gabriel's, etc., but not so. Anyway... screw it, i'm stickin' with it and you're about to see a fantastic one!

I love Presidente! I'd choose it over Dos Equis, Corona and just about any other mass produced Mexican or Dominican beer. I had it first at port on the island of Saint Maarten during a cruise vacation, so I thought maybe my intoxication affected my perceptions so I tried it again when I got home - still great! Very refreshing, crisp, clean and easy to drink: perfect for hot days and bbq's if you're looking to grab something cheap and in mass.

Photo of Forgottensaints
1/5  rDev -62.8%

Best when served near freezing right out of bottle. This beer is shit. If no better option then this will suffice. But if you have a choice pick anything else. Go corona. DR has corona. Hell go coors light!

2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

It was the only beer we had to drink in the d.r. Last year. It remained mediocre under all circumstances. Even in the Caribbean sun.

Photo of johnnnniee
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Bottle brought back from the DR by Dave, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a clear light golden color with a huge fluffy white head that leaves quite a bit of lace on the sides. Aromas of sweet bready pilsner malt with an hint of sulfur and some faint floral essence. Flavor is a bit on the sweet side with a hint of spice. Light body with a huge amount of carbonation and just shy of watery in the mouth. I've had much worse, but I could see a few of these going down easily on a beach somewhere.

Photo of IvanJ126
4/5  rDev +48.7%

don't see why it has bad reviews Pairs very good with food and its very crisp

Photo of Shikitohno
2.25/5  rDev -16.4%

Generic South American lager. No more or less pleasant than Corona, but certainly not very good.

Photo of Brenden
2.25/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Completely clear, and a very pale yellow color, this seems to be more along the lines of what I've come to expect from the mass-produced international beers of what is arguably the worst style out there, as the fizz that would be a head never actually forms more than a thin layer (which is something) and it ends up looking like tainted seltzer, though a tiny spot or three remains in places.
Vegetal and husky, this goes one direction of two terrible options these sometimes take; at least it's not sickeningly sweet, though it's got that awful "cooked" sort of smell that translates to the taste, though less aggressively. Grains come out more strongly then, building up a sort of astringent nature into the finish. Malts and the vaguest hint of herbal hops flavor try to save it and give it just the slightest boost from the aroma.
Much more on the dry side than many, this one builds up to a sort of chalky finish. That said, it's crispness is consistently strong, and it's not horribly unclean. It avoids stickiness, which is something.

Photo of flagmantho
2.67/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12oz green bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with a moderate effervescence and no haze. Head is a thin finger of frothy white foam. Par for the style.

Smell: adjunct-y malt aroma, but too light to be truly offensive.

Taste: a bit of plasticy flavor and a little bit of corn pops on this otherwise lightly flavored brew. Not the best adjunct lager out there, and not the worst.

Mouthfeel: light body with a decent carbonation which is refreshingly fizzy.

Overall: eh. I wouldn't seek this beer out again, unless I found myself in the DR and wanted a local quaff on the beach.

Photo of a0lbudman
3.06/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-very clear golden color that has a small white head that faded fast and leaves some lace
S-malt and sweet corn aroma
T-very smooth malt taste with a low hop aftertaste and a good malt flavor
M- light body and medium carbonation
O-this was a Okay, was smooth and refreshing

Photo of jonb5
3.27/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle.

A: Pale colour, small head, retained a layer of foam on top, had
surprising amount of lacing.

S: Minimal euro lager like aroma, some hay.

T: Fairly sweet, slight grain and diacetyl.

M: Slightly heavy body for style, minimal carbonation.

O: OK for a hot day in the Dominican Republic, nothing offensive about

Photo of ThePaintedGrey
2.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into pilsener glass.

A: Pours a transparent straw yellow with a fizzy white head that dissipates rather quickly. There is a bubbly cap that retains for a good while, with a few strands of lace left behind. An astronomical amount of bubbles rising to the surface hints that this brew might be a bit overly carbonated... However, this looks substantially more pleasant than most BMC products here.

S: This is where I'm getting worried. Lots of corn and cooked grains. Light hint of malts and a weird hop aroma that I'm not sure if I'm happy to detect or worried about how off it smells.

T: Flavor is a bit on the clean side, inoffensive side, which certainly puts it a notch ahead of BMC. Lots of lightly toasted cereal grain flavors with just a tad hint of malt sweetness in the finish. A dab of hop bitterness lingers on the tongue after the swallow. As the beer approaches room temperature, a bit of a metallic boozy flavor can be detected above the malts in the finish. Not overly offensive, but definitely worth noting that this beer should be consumed fairly chilled.

M: Lots of crispness and a quite effervescent carbonation, but isn't overly carbonated like I feared. A solid body that dwells just below the medium range, but substantially heavier than light lagers. Goes down surprisingly easy.

O: I'm not a fan of pilseners nor lagers/adjunct lagers, but I have to say that I'm honestly impressed by this. I hold Dominican cuisine near and dear to my heart, so when I saw a Dominican brewed beer in the cooler, I had to pick it up to see what it was all about. While it's very much along the lines of a BMC offering, Presidente offers more flavor, a lot more character in the mouth, and serves as a refreshing beverage alongside some summer food. Will definitely be keeping this in mind for my next family BBQ.

Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA
1.96/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I had this Dominican Republic beer while visiting Zurich, Switzerland and Florence, Italy, which have large Dominican populations. It pours light yellow, over-carbonated, and the head dissipates rapidly with no trace. It has a light malt taste, with traces rice, citric, dish water, and grasses. It has a sweet aftertaste, with very little edge going down. It is not filling and you can easily through a six pack back.

Switzerland & Italy May-June 2013

Photo of Botulizard
3.25/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a dimpled mug.

A: Crisp and golden with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Appears to be heavily carbonated, with lots of bubbles rising from the bottom and stuck to the sides of the glass. Looks exactly how I'd expect a tropical lager to look, if not a bit darker.

S: Sort of weak grain with slightly fruity notes. Very small hint of skunking, nothing too offensive.

T: Much like the smell, watery and grainy with slight fruit and even slighter skunk. It's not bad, but it's not really impressive. Not too different from other tropical lagers.

M: Thin with lots of carbonation, true to the style.

O: This is a beer that's very much like other tropical lagers I've had. It's not my favorite, but it's not repulsive, either. It's just kind of there. I've rated it relatively highly because it is, in my opinion and experience, exactly what I expected from a lager exported from a tropical country. It gets lots of points for being true to the style, but loses points subjectively, because as true to style as it is, it's not a style that I'm in love with by any means. Beats the hell out of Corona, though.

Photo of SanWrencho
3.63/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Well balanced and refreshing, a good example of the adjunct style. The hops are non aromatic but provide the expected refreshing bitterness that lets you quench your thirst. Pleasant yeasty nose combined with a light mouthfeel and a very clean finish make this an excellent choice for warm weather chillin. At $12 for a 12 pack it's really worth checking out, if we ever get through the winter :)

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Presidente from Cervecería Nacional Dominicana
64 out of 100 based on 606 ratings.