Presidente - Cervecería Nacional Dominicana

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Reviews: 221
Hads: 634
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 23.19%
Wants: 14
Gots: 88 | 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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Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.44/5  rDev +24.6%
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 (404 characters)

Photo of tbeckett
2.85/5  rDev +3.3%
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. (446 characters)

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
1.58/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured unto a tankard.

Appearance: Transparent clear gold, solid white head is roughly 1/2" off the body.

Smell: Weak hop smell, I don't mean to disrespect the beer but this beer disrespects real beers of the world.

Taste: Dry hops, no yeast presence and feels like carbonated hoppy water.

Mouth: Medium to heavy carbonation but the taste makes the mouth feel weak.

Overall: I have had this beer many times and have it only depending on the situation (I come from a dominican family). I really try my best to respect this beer but in my honest opinion this is nothing more than your basic lager maybe a little more dry. Granted on a hot summer day, and your at the beach in DR believe me the review for this beer is definitely much higher, but unfortunately I am not on that beach every day. Hope you all enjoy but be warned. Salud! (842 characters)

Photo of ccrida
3.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light yellow with a small white head with decent last leaving decent lace.

Smell is cereals, light and clean.

Taste is generic and bland, but not as sweet as the other DR lagers, which is nice. It’s also very clean, almost into seltzer territory.

Mouthfeel is on the dry, crisp side, light bodied.

Drinkability is pretty good, this is a clean beer, light flavored and generic for sure, but gulpable, not to gassy, and a touch stronger then some of the other locals (although the label clearly states 5% ABV, not the 6% listed at the time of this review, although I've submitted the change). (600 characters)

Photo of WillCarrera
2.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a clear, pale yellow, big fluffy white head manages to maintain itself at around a finger, which is already considerably better than most Latin American beers I've seen.

S- Light grains, lots of corn and husk, little else.

T- More light grain, some leafy hops are detectable, a bit of corn and sweetness in the aftertaste.

M- Light bodied, high carbonation, finishes clean and very dry.

O- A decent, cheap brew, pretty much what I expected. (453 characters)

Photo of beerdrinker4life
2.23/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Never have someone you know buy you a round of beers. Never.

After trying some good beers last night, I get one of these handed to me. I was not impressed.

Poured it out into a glass and looked unremarkable. It smelled like Swiss Cheese and wet cardboard. Is that good?

The taste? Well, lets just say it was a struggle. Had a weird sour aftertaste too.

Overall, the mouthfeel was a bit thicker than I was expecting.

One and done for me! A nice gesture, but like I said, never have a stranger buy you a beer! (514 characters)

Photo of olimpia84
2.52/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured the 12oz bottle into a Pilsener glass.

A: clear golden body with some slight weight in it. Small bubble rising up to the top where a three finger spongy bright white head rests. Lacing is pronounced on the non-sipping side of the glass.

S: very faint. Some sugar cane and skunk, that's about it. I couldn't get a good reading on this.

T: slight corn taste, hops are present as well.

M: light body, very drinkable with lots of carbonation.

O: this lager is a good cheap option since it's very drinkable and decent. (525 characters)

Photo of rdub
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed straight from the bottle at Villa Pizza in Manhattan, NYC. Paired with some supreme pizza. Basic pilsner taste with kind of a skunk background (not light struck, just Heineken style). I figured a Czech Pilsner would go well with the pizza. The thin and high carbonation washed down the pepperoni and sausage pretty well. Sure, it's not super delicious but it washed my food down nicely. (395 characters)

Photo of wordemupg
2.64/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle dumped into pint glass

A clear golden yellow with enough bubbles to sustain a thumbs width of soapy head that hangs around for a few minuets leaving random lace well down the glass

S faint grassy hops and sour lemon, not a whole lot going on

T a little dry cereal on top of what I smell with a little corn and skunk

M light and well carbonated but the aftertaste lingers longer then I'd like

O I finished it without issues but I was thirsty and it never had a chance to warm up

the best and worst beer I've ever had from the Dominican Republic if I'm not mistaken (585 characters)

Photo of Sammy
2.69/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Cheezy smell, not skunked just poor quality. Pale lager, with big bubbles. Malt story, with a bit of an acidic bite. Vegetable, corn, sugar, watery. Lacey. Aggressive carbonation. Minimalist drinkability.Stephan's bottle from his recent trip. Probably better than tap water there. (280 characters)

Photo of celticfutblclub
2.13/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle straight from the source poured hard into a pint glass

comes out a weak straw color thats more clear than yellow. big foamy head that sticks well and recedes rescues this a little bit. grain, corn husk, alcohol and a bit of pepper make up an uninviting nose. taste is bread malts corn husk and grain and a very mild hop bite in the end. lots of carbonation to this light bodied brew. so there it is its not much to it. (432 characters)

Photo of beerprovedwright
2.8/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Moderate dense three finger head of white bubbles, with very clingy broken lace. Color is a 3 on the SRM beer color chart, with lots of micro bubble action. Smell is of wet corn, rice, and a little malt. Taste is light flavors of roasted corn, wheat, rice, and a little grapefruit. Mouthfeel has a good feel from the carbonation, but a little watery overall. Very refreshing finish. Not a beer that I would go out of my way to buy, but not one I would not buy if it was on the shelf in front of me. Refreshing, and good enough flavor. (534 characters)

Photo of jeranbrews
3.28/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poors a glassy highly filtered clear brown/yellow. Foamy kitchen sponge density head the color of cumulonimbus clouds. A nice shoreline of fine crystal head along the meniscus .

S - Mostly simple sugars. Hard to tell if it's rice or cane sugar. Either would be geographically appropriate. Hop profile is timid. One could imagine faint echos of curries and other spices, but alas it's probably just imagination. Fortunately no off-flavors or smells.

T - Not unpleasant. Totally fine for a simple lager. Nothing to write home about but if I was at a party or on a boat and the ice chest was full of these I wouldn't instinctively jerk my hand back like I would with a case of "Natty-Ice" or "The Beast".

M - Some fizzyness lingering from the head. Enough maltyness in the middle. Doesn't have that hollow taste that lots of adjuncts do.

D - This beer is above my expectations. I realize that's not the highest praise but this is a good emulation of simple traditional German lagers like some of the smoother Viennas etc. This is widely available in New York supermarkets. And I will have to rate it higher than some of it's Mexican competitors. *cough Corona cough cough* (1,178 characters)

Photo of Brittmb29
3.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

on-tap at a mexican restuarant in Tallahassee, FL

Ordered this because I had never tried one and like my draft beer, this was the most 'different' draft they had.

A- golden yellow, transparent with a dense head ~1/3'', served in a mug (24oz). head dissipates somewhat but remains all the way through and laces down the mug, something i was not expecting at all with a caribbean "pilsner".

S- faint smell, light hops, malt, grain nothing striking.

T- Crisp and balanced taste, grains and hops slight corny taste. similar to a PBR, which is in the same style.

M- light body lots of carbonation so it stays even while the beer warms, keeps it drinkable.

D- Nothing special for its style but as far as a common american lager/pilsner draft this was solid, not too filling for the alcohol. I would definitely order this again on draft since its more common in south florida. (877 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
1.2/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

First had: bottle at some Cuban restaurant in Manhattan

It was the only alternative to Corona, and ended up being a slightly better selection. Slightly.

Poured a clear straw color...uhoh, I see where this is going...carbonation, and a thin fizzy head that fizzled out to nothing. Mostly grains and staleness in the aroma. Weak taste of grains, corn, metallic hops. Bitter and very unflavorful, very light, and not very drinkable at all, unless bland and unimaginative and adjunct is your thing. (496 characters)

Photo of mizzouguy
2.35/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

What can you say about this one. It was widely available in the caribbean and for the most part cheaper than water, which is the. Flavor I get most from it. Pretty much the BMC of the Caribbean. I wouldn't seek this beer out but it was ok to drink when it was free on a hot boat ride. (284 characters)

Photo of jisom123
1.92/5  rDev -30.4%
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. (249 characters)

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.86/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Really pleased I saw this bottle as I searched the shelves in the Ambrosetti beershop in Berlin, looking for something completely different. I've drank this beer on tap and in bottle form in it's homeland well before joining this website, and as I am trying to drink around the world, I leapt at the chance of bringing this home with me to review at leasure.

Green 355ml bottle, best before 17 Sep 2011, poured into two 'veltins Pilsner' glasses on 28 April 2011.

Huge snowy white heads on both beers, the body being a mid-range pilsner gold, bright and clear.

There was a grainy smell, with slight hop undertones.

The beer is dry, refreshing and almost tasteless, a sunny, hot day drink. What a pity it was cold and dark outside when I tasted it for this review!

This isn't a sharp, tangy pilsner, almost mellow in it's mouthfeel. OK, but not a lager/pilsner I'd stock a regular basis. (891 characters)

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
2.83/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Huge thanks to steve (akbeerfiend) for schlepping this diamond in the spitoon back from la republica dominicana.

The appearance is ideal for an american adjunct lager. brilliantly clear blonde color with ample carbonation.

Nose smells exactly like it should for the style. Just like a fraternity carpet. ample corn and adjuncts, with little else aside from futuristic super processed yeast strains.

taste....yep. straight up high school hooker lager. corn. rice. tropical STDs. its all there.

mouthfeel is pretty much what the style calls for. A specific gravity of 0.005 with ample carbonation.

overall, its a classic dook lager. Typical drunk ass slammable lager brew. No worse than the american eqiuvalents, but probably significantly cheaper, and produced in better conditions than the third world ghettos of st. louis. (828 characters)

Photo of EagleTalon
2.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured on tap at MIA. Thin white head, some lacing. Color is clear straw-gold. Aroma is sweet and corny. Flavor is a typical blend of sweet malt, corn adjunct and noble bittering hops. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Overall a good Caribbean refresher. (255 characters)

Photo of giblet
2.7/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

drew a draft after i had a luke warm bottle. the draft was much better and that made it to average at best. we were in the hot sun of the dominican so this draft beer served cold hit the spot. another of the many bbq or lawnmowing beers. quenches the thirst on a hot day but not too much to brag about. small head, very little lace, quenching bitter taste but not too strong.


suckem up and movem out!

giblet (419 characters)

Photo of csiewert
2.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed on special at Sergio's in Miami, FL. This beer poured into a chilled mug, which means way too much head was produced and took a while to be able to drink. The beer is a clear pale golden color. The aroma is slightly skunky with some grassy hop notes, but not very strong or well balanced. The taste is crisp and grassy, with a little skunky note as well. the mouthfeel is overcarbonated, but finishes very clean with no lingering harsh flavors. Goes well with a salad, but overall nothing I would ever choose to get again. (530 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
2.08/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Since there was nothing else left to try on the menu I picked up one of these. It's a drinkable lager but it's just nothing special. If you've had one Adjunct Lager then you've probably had this one too. The beer is yellow without much of any head. The smell is bitter and the flavor is grassy and bitter. Not much else to really say about it. (343 characters)

Photo of jbm5
2.96/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap in Punta Cana on vaca with the wife:

A: light straw color with small amount of head and minimal lace

S: lightly sweet and crisp

T: crisp and clean with lightly sweet taste and small amount of bitter hop at the end

M: thin with little lasting pop

O: this is a great beer if you are on a resort sitting on the beach with a novel trying to avoid getting too sunburned. Certainly not a beer I would buy in the states given the probable mark up (I've never seen it in the states), but for my money much better than corona, pacifico, etc, then again I don't ever buy those here either. Overall, I say a good beer for the style. (638 characters)

Photo of wesbrownyeah
2.51/5  rDev -9.1%
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. (587 characters)

Presidente from Cervecería Nacional Dominicana
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