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Presidente - Cervecería Nacional Dominicana

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587 Ratings

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Ratings: 587
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 2.69
pDev: 24.54%
Wants: 15
Gots: 63 | 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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Reviews by TheBrewo:
Photo of TheBrewo
2.51/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

We pour a brew of light straw. It produces a pillowy head of white foam, standing two fingers high. Thick lacing appears around the glass as it departs. Due to the pale coloring, and the lack of sediment, there is complete transparency to the drink. Carbonation looks to be active. The aroma is a smattering of adjuncty grain. There is a slight bittering of barley detectable, and a hint of lime, but the nose is otherwise filled with chalky maltiness. As we sip adjunct malts and corn crash up front. This is bitter, with no other exclusive flavors popping through. The middle becomes less bitter, with a wash of more grain. The finish is more of the same, with a curious plastic bite coming through towards the base of the tongue. The tip of the tongue, at the finish, shows a flash of untraceable sweetness, that otherwise disappears among the adjuncts. The aftertaste breathes with little flavor, as a faded version of the beer's central tasting theme. The body is light and the carbonation is quite high. The mouth is bombarded with carbonation, giving the illusion of a creaminess to each sip, but there is no coating otherwise. The mouth is left wet and slightly puckered. The feel is towards watery. The abv is actually on the high end for the style, and the beer drinks with the simplicity of any adjunct lager.

Overall, what we found most enjoyable about his brew was the look. For the quality of the beer, and the price, there was a surprisingly robust head atop the beer. While the coloring was mute, and the tastes bland, this was one nice thing about a beer that fits comfortably around the same level as its competitors. This would be the type of beer you would expect to cost a buck at the ballgame.

More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
2.97/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – Bright yellow in color with some good carbonation but a James Brown head.

Smell – Light, grainy aroma that was thankfully skunkless. I couldn’t pick up the nasty aroma of cheap sugar, either, which was a plus.

Taste – This wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. The grain came across rather nicely, and the presence of what seemed like actual hops helped this one along.

Mouthfeel – The smallish hops at the taste was enough to make this one a little refreshing and even dry. The light carbonation was tight and satisfying.

Drinkability – This is right around the top of my SA beers. It went down easy, was refreshing in the middle of an 80+ degree Florida day, and didn’t have any funky smells or flavors.

Photo of cam477
2.25/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of beerhunter13
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of kidrogers
2.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Was recently in the Dominican Republic on vacation...our resort had this beer on tap. ONLY this beer on tap. ONLY this beer in bottles. Needless to say for one week I became a lover of vodka. This was not a good beer. Tasted watered down, was always served slightly chilled and a flavor relative to any US mass produced beer. I can't say enough good things about the people and their island except that if this is their national beer a revolution might not be a bad thing!

Photo of wesbrownyeah
2.51/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Presidente Cerveza Pilsener beer. Brewed in the Dominican Republic 6% alcohol?+

A- Pours a darker than average American Adjunct Lager yellow hue, that produces a quarter inch of pillowy white head that lingers around for the whole beer.

S- Sweet malted grains and corn come to mind with minimal skunky hops.

T-M- Taste is different than others of its kind in the aspect of the sweet grainy flavors melded into the Mexican type brew i know. Light hop come in barely but has a smooth finish with nothing special in the back end.

D- Very drinkable but a premiem price i'll have to pass.

Photo of tbryan5
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of CheSoto
4/5  rDev +48.7%

Photo of SkiBum22
2.27/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BeerDreadz
2.03/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22 onz green bottle with no date on the back "not even label"

The appearance is straw color with a white head.

The Smell grains and malt ,some sweetness.

The taste corn and veggies ,very strong there(but also not that bad).

Mouth feels dry after while having this beer, not the most refreshing one, worth a try but not to drink it often

Photo of jisom123
1.92/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is basically a Budweiser clone. Maybe +5-10% maltier. One of two basic beers from the Dominican Republic that you can readily find at the "Majestic Resorts" in Punta Cana. The other beer, Brahma is brewed in Brazil.

Glad I brought my own beer.

Photo of Doomcifer
2.25/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Jason
2.35/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz green long neck bottle with no freshness date or info about the beer.

Appearance: Crystal clear pale yellowish straw colour, thin lace that has trouble staying right after the foam subsides.

Smell: Mild cooked veggies and corn grit aroma with an oddly mild herbal hop also.

Taste: Big crispness with a light body, medium to high carbonation. Thin malt flavour, somewhat coarse grassy grain flavour. Hops are minimal in bitterness and virtually nothing in flavour. Cereal grain bite with a clean alcohol that warms in the back. A touch astringent going almost bone dry in the finish.

Notes: Bland yet bothersome, not a very well put together brew. If it was a bit cleaner and had a touch more malt flavour it would not be half bad. I don’t recommend this beer.

Photo of merlin48
2.91/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Green bottle pours a crystal clear pale yellow body with a medium white head that leaves some spotty lace. Aroma has a hint of adjunct grain and vague hops. At least it's not skunky. Light body is actively carbonated. Tastes like your average American mass produced lager. Slightly sweet grainy malt with a touch of corn or rice, vague hop bitterness to balance. High carbonation is the dominant sensation. Inoffensive, but why bother...

Photo of Billolick
2.65/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

was headed to the Blind Tiger for Saison, ended up in the Bronx with the wife in a crap beer joint, Beer heavan to beer hell...oh well...., I could have worse problems...this stuff, was yellow clear and fizzy. no nose, min. head and min lacing. Adjuncts, water and very minor notes/hints of the existence of hops. Lawn mower brew, Domenican macro swill. Saison dreams tonight for me

Photo of aquazr1
2/5  rDev -25.7%

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 Cavanaghty
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ant1
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of jiffymon
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Bamabrew22
3.16/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Quaffed quite a few of these, mostly on tap, at our all-inclusive resort in Puerto Plata.

A: Golden, pale straw in color, with lots of bubbles and thin head retention.

S: Crisp hints of corn and adjuncts. Light malt.

T: Cool and refreshing. Sort of bland, really. Coldness of it on a hot beach made you forget about the blandness. No real hop presence, but a tinge of light maltiness. Champagne-like bubbles throughout.

M: None, really. Light, effervescence quickly dissipates across the tongue.

D: Smooth and easy going down. Great on a hot day. Probably just a tad better than BMCs. I've got great vacation memories associated with this beer, therefore, I'm afraid to try it out of the bottle stateside.

Photo of misterid
3.6/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

have had these on several different occassions in different locales. each time i walk away thinking "that's actually much better than i expected".

can't say i found a better option in either Puerto Rico or Curacao during my time there. this isn't going to rock your face off but it's also not going to make you cringe when you drink it.

very smooth, crisp, a quality sweetness to it that far surpasses it's union american equivalent.

i'd drink these regularly if available where i live.

my beer of choice when vacationing in the caribbean without a doubt.

Photo of doremite
2.25/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of rwilde
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.48/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appears a light golden tone with a vibrant white head that leaves a nice evenly laced ring of foam. The aroma is a mild hop aroma with sweet lemongrass tones along with the corn and rice adjuncts to make this beer at a cheaper price. Well, I did pick up a sixer at around 2.50 at Chicken Charlie's in Little Washington, PA so it was a deal no matter what the beer is like. Sweet refreshingly crisp perfect for a Caribbean island. This beer was a staple during my trip to Key West, FL where it was a common ground to find in any local grrocery store. Corona doesn't even stand up to this beer so if you see it at a reasonable price pick it up. Light body with high carbonation that tickles the tongue. On a a hot day this would be perfect for chilling in the sun.

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Presidente from Cervecería Nacional Dominicana
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