Presidente - Cervecería Nacional Dominicana

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Ratings: 560
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 2.69
pDev: 24.91%
Wants: 14
Gots: 44 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 05-24-2002)
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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Buddy brought back a bottle of this form the Dominican from a recent trip, 1L bottle into a stange.

Crystal clear gold with a voluminous white head. Heavily carbed evident in the body and the ridiculous head generation. Spotty lacing but rocky and almost 'whipped cream'-like retention. Pretty good looking for an AAL. A bit of corn in the nose, cooked veggies, grainy malts and a bit of metal. Taste has some sweet and vegetal notes, malty, a bit of cereal and again a bit metallic. Plain and mildly sweet in the finish. Blegh overall, not the advertised 'pilsner' but probably something conducive for getting blasted with on a beach in the Caribbean.

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2.9/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

In what will hopefully be the only such reference, the Dominican Republic's beer is as clear and light as the water along its beaches. While not quite as picturesque, it does nonetheless look rather idyllic: shimmering gold, frosted complexion, sea of bubbles - on a hot day this might appear more a godsend than a cooling breeze.

Like a cross-dresser that might pass if not for the bulging adam's apple, Presidente makes a convincing pilsner-type lager except for the sugary, cloying retch of its adjuncts. It's apparent that nature's been tinkered with. Nowhere is this more obvious than in its aroma, which smells like a heavily diluted concoction of rice vinegar and golden table syrup. (I wonder if there's a way I could pour this back in the can?)

Latin American nations share not only a common language, but also a similar manner of brewing lager. These 'cerveza tipo pilsener' are little like the ones you'd find in places such as Germany or the Czech Republic. They are much less malty, with no hop presence whatsoever, stinging carbonation and spotlight a chasing chemical/adjunct sweetness.

But while it's terribly easy to point out the beer's deficiencies, it's not hard to appreciate its strong points, which is to say, essentially, its general appeal and relatively quenching nature. (A beer that's features most resemble water is likely to drink the same - and appeal to just as many people!) Presidente will not turn many people off.

Presidente doesn't get my vote. Not for best beer nor for worst. In fact, I am utterly disinterested in it. This, unless one is in the mood for something fast and mindless, is in my opinion one of the worst things that can be said about any beer. Mind you, however, I am not most drinkers and, more likely than not, others will find that a very positive attribute.

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2.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from the bottle. I had this with dinner at Tacos and Tequila in Raleigh.

The nose is faint from the top of the bottle; some faint grains and mild grassy hops. The taste is smooth, grainy, mildly bitter, and lightly grassy. The mouthfeel is light, crisp, and very drinkable.

This wasn't an awful beer. It was fine with dinner. It didn't offer much in terms of flavor or character. It's unoffensive, but ultimately it can be ignored.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass onboard the cruise ship

I figured a cruise was the perfect time to try beers I'd not had before, so since this boat had a DR flag flying off the back of it I felt I should "rep" the pseudo-terrain that I was living in. It appears as a golden color that you would expect from the style. The aroma had that cooked corn smell typical of lower quality ingredients. The flavor had some flaked corn and cheaper barley taste, but it wasn't all that bad for a drink. The mouthfeel was surprisingly nice and a lot more hearty that I would have assumed. Overall I didn't mind this beer, but I didn't order it again on the boat. I went back to the hard stuff.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottle poured into a pilsener glass

A - yellow color, very clear, pretty active carbonation, very little head and it's a bit soapy looking, sticks to the rim more than I would have thought

S - Grassy and sweet, a bit sugar and fruit, pleasant

T - Sweet, a little tangy, has an earthy taste like an EPL

M - Pretty light and crisp, refreshing

O - Not a bad beer, nothing to rave about, it's basic beer

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2.84/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Can in my room in Punta Cana. From notes.

A - Poured golden, bright, mild carbonation with two fingers of soapy white head and a film of retention with mild lace.

S - Sweet grain with mild noble hop, some cereals.

T - Sweet grain, tiny noble hop note. Simple.

M - Nice gentle carbonation, medium body, clean finish with a touch of sweetness.

O/D - Easy, not bad for the style. Enough flavour to be drinkable. Inoffensive but not interesting.

Presidente from Cervecería Nacional Dominicana
64 out of 100 based on 560 ratings.