Presidente - Cervecería Nacional Dominicana

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BA SCORE
64
poor

627 Ratings
THE BROS
57
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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 2.69
pDev: 24.16%
Wants: 15
Gots: 86 | 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: 627 | Reviews: 235
Photo of drtth
2.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a clear bright golden color with a 1/2” white head that recedes fairly quickly but persists as a thin layer on the surface with a reasonably nice ring around the glass. Sipping leaves small patches and a few legs. of lacing.

The aroma is lightly malty and faintly hoppy with some grainy character.

The flavors are light, mostly from the malt and grain but with a touch of hop floating around back there. There seems to be a hint of corn.

The mouthfeel is light bodied with a refreshingly crisp feel from the lightly prickly carbonation. The finish is medium long and ends in some dry light bitterness.

Overall this is a respectable beer for the style with well balanced flavor that would be refreshing on a hot summer’s day. Its not one I expect to be drinking again, but I can understand why some might enjoy it and I might not choose it over something else, I certainly would not turn it down on a hot summer day.

Photo of Sabre311
2.03/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pretty watery not much to be desired by this beer. It is a really skunky smelling beer.

Photo of Fargrow
4.44/5  rDev +65.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My sister brought a CAN of this back from her honeymoon for me. I was extremely surprised at how good this was! I suspect this beer would have much better ratings if everyone had tried it from a can instead of a green bottle.

Really a fantastic pilsener. Not too sweet and not too dry. I would honestly drink this often if I could. I bet it would taste perfect on the beach in Punta Cana.

Photo of barnzy78
2.99/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can. I just drank a ton of these while on vacation in Punta Cana, RD, but every pour wasn't worth the hassle of thinking about a review so I brought a couple of cans home
A - pale golden and clear with a fluffy white head
S - not a whole lot of aroma: pale grain, faint spicy grassy hops, corn and/or another adjunct grain perhaps
T - light and refreshing, cereal grain, pale malt, spicy and grassy hops; very typical flavors for a pale adjunct lager
M - very thin body, a bit tangy with a mildly spicy but clean finish. It goes down smooth and is easy to drink a few in a short time under the hot sun
O - nothing special here, but this beer will hold a special place with me considering my wife and I had such a fabulous time in the Dominican Republic.

Photo of beerrat
4.28/5  rDev +59.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Just beer not bad not great does have ahint of a different taste then most Caribbean beers.

Photo of Jorgenavarro19822
1.9/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I used to like this beer before I knew about good beer. Too watery.

Photo of mdfb79
2.41/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Just got back from a week in Punta Cana in hte DR and drank a ton of these, both on tap at some 12 oz. bottles.

Pours a piss colored clear pale yellow color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Corn, grains, bread, dough, wheat. Taste is not great. Medium body and low to moderate carbonation.

Overall not good...some were skunked, some were fine but all very bleh and not very good. Could choke a few down a day but didn't drink a lot beer since it was not very good.

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!

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
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.

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Presidente from Cervecería Nacional Dominicana
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