Rialto - Cerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd
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Reviews by Bfarr:
1.8/5 rDev -30.5%
A yellow, clear beer with a white foamy head with porr retention and no lacing. Malty sweet aroma and a very familiar taste of nothing but sweetness with the slightest touch of hops. Very high carbonation.
Well, if you're a Coors light drinker and decide to be a little saucy and buy somethin imported then here's your beer. It tastes exactly the same, like a soda if it were made with malts instead of HFCS.
08-25-2010 22:57:16 | More by Bfarr
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2.88/5 rDev +11.2%
12oz clear bottle with a painted label. Pours into my glass an extremely light pale yellow with a small head of soda pop-like carbonation. Not exactly appealing in the glass. Color is lighter than most domestic light beers. Aroma is strong skunk/brickweed before I even get the glass to my nose. Underneath is a sweet cereal grain / cooked vegetal aroma. Light citrus is in there as well...just a bit too skunky overall.
First sip brings a shallow sweet cereal grain maltiness along with some light citric tones. There's a bit of herbal hops in there as well along with some skunkiness, but much less than I expected from the aroma. Finishes clean with no real aftertaste. A quenching standard lager from El Salvador.
Mouthfeel has plentiful carbonation and is somewhat creamy, it actually has a nice body to it as well. Drinkability would be good on a hot day if this was your thing. Ends up being nice and refreshing. Not something I'd seek out to drink personally, but it's good for what it is. Pick up a single at Trader Joe's and try it for yourself.
04-11-2006 02:25:20 | More by orbitalr0x
2.78/5 rDev +7.3%
(Served in an American pint glass)
Trader Jo's clams this is exclusively at TJs
A- This beer pours a straw yellow crystal clear body that has a slow carbonation. The head is a thin white film that turns to small isolated clouds floating on top.
S- This beer has a light pale malt aroma with a faint hint of noble hops. There is a slight sweetness to the malt aroma.
T- This beer has a big carbonic acid flavor that covers over the pale malt flavor and cuts right to the light hop bitterness. No a big flavorful beer but very smooth and nothing offensive. The finish is a good sulfur crisp flavor.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a fizz in the texture. No alcohol warmth or astringency.
D- This beer is light and smooth with nothing really exciting. It has good crisp malt and soft lager qualities. Just not very interesting or dynamic.
02-28-2006 03:09:37 | More by rhoadsrage
2.68/5 rDev +3.5%
Surprise. This really isn't that bad a beer...as Macro American Lagers go. It reminds me a lot of Corona but seems to have a bit more of a chemical or metalic aftertaste to it than the Corona Extras do.
Aroma is slightly sweet hops...
Lots of carbonation gives the tongue a nice tingling which is good because you couldn't rely on the ABV content to do that with this beer.
Taste is bright...light....watery hops. Definately improved upon with the addition of a wedge of lime. Covers the metalic edge this beer has. The off taste may be from sunlight exposure through their clear bottles.
03-14-2006 05:20:06 | More by IntriqKen
3.03/5 rDev +17%
From a 12 oz. single bottle at Trader Joe's, this brew pours a light to medium straw in color and offers a rather robust and lingering head of white foam. Settles in the end to a light cap.
Offers a neutral smell with no distractions, though a bit steely perhaps. OK, I sense a bit of rice in the hood.
Taste follows and offers just a hint of sweetness. Neither corn nor rice, just a light barley malt flavor. Slightly sweet on the finish.
Overall a decent and inconspicuous lager, offering some noble hops and surely a bit of controversy. But then controversy is my friend....
09-04-2009 04:55:47 | More by HalfFull
3/5 rDev +15.8%
Poured from a clear glass bottle with a painted on white black and blue label.
Pours a clear light gold color with lively carbonation.
Smell is heavy grains and a grassy hop smell. No skunking present.
Taste is a little sweet with lots of grain flavor, similar to a German Lager. Hops are understated. No off flavors.
Mouthfeel is good.
Drinkable, nothing great or bad about this brew. A simple competent Lager.
03-13-2004 02:48:40 | More by Zorro
2.2/5 rDev -15.1%
Goes well with Mexican food if you're trying to kill the spicy flavor with an unpleasant tasting beverage!
A - Probably the best part of this one. Pale yellow body with a strong white foamy head.
S - Light corn scent. Not completely off-putting, but close.
T - Corn extract malt. Other than that, it's a very unimposing taste. I guess you could say it's smooth cuz of that.
M - Very light.
D - Doesn't taste very good, but since the flavor is fairly light I was able to get this 12oz bottle down without throwing any of it away.
06-17-2007 19:36:58 | More by JayTheFinn
2.88/5 rDev +11.2%
This is by no means a bad beer but it isn't one that I'd opt for if other choices are there. Out of the bottle, it has a light yellow color and this color, the name, and the smell all reminded me of many Latin American beers. Lime is definitely benificial to this brew.
It is a smooth tasting beer, a bit fruity and light. Not much body or bite. If you want to put away a lot of them, it would be easy. At least it is more enjoyable than some other light beers that have even less body.
I wouldn't choose to have too many. Not much satisfaction for all those trips to the bathroom that would be inevitable.
07-14-2004 19:22:25 | More by misterscooter
1.65/5 rDev -36.3%
12 oz. glass bottle- color of Bright clear gold, with white head - nose of rice , citrus , bubble gum , with slight hopps taste of yellow corn , skunk , citrus , bubble gum, and slight hopps - body crisp , fizzy , and light aftertaste of skunk and citrus
12-28-2006 05:42:24 | More by stephendr
2.98/5 rDev +15.1%
This was my masochistic purchase at Trader Joe's. A light lager from the makers of Cantina. What's wrong with me?
This isn't so hideous after all.
Appearance: The pour is straw colored with a wimpy white head.
Smell: The nose is grassy and grainy with a hint of adjunct and surprisingly no skunking.
Taste: Grains, faint grassy hop flavor, and just the slightest, barely offensive, note of adjuncts.
Mouthfeel: It's not as thin as I would've expected and there's good carbonation.
Drinkability: This is a quaffable alternative to Corona and company, but I wouldn't get another bottle for myself, let alone an entire six-pack.
11-10-2006 05:52:16 | More by goschool
1.3/5 rDev -49.8%
I picked up this beer at TJ's about a year ago but I forgot how awful it was until my friend brought a six pack over.
Appearance, pale and yellow in color, very little head when poured.
Smell --metallic sweet and skunky.
Taste-- watery, shallow and repulsive, even adding lime to this one didnt do to much.
Mouthfeel- Thin and fizzy
Drinkability-- I wouldnt consider this beer drinkable, It goes down okay at first but as you get to the second half it becomes unbearable. I put one down and felt sick for the rest of the night and regret not pouring it out.
08-13-2007 23:08:38 | More by eigervue
2.55/5 rDev -1.5%
A- Pours a translucent yellow color. White fizzy head that is far from impressive follows. If I didn't know better i would say it was ginger ale.
S- Smell is sweet, slightly malty with a metallic twang. Reminds me of a corona.
T- Shallow, big brewery feel. No distinct flavors pop out, tastes watery.
M- Mouthfeel is thin and fizzy.
D- This beer lacks flavor and is not interesting whatsoever but with that said, this would be an easy session beer for a hot day.
07-28-2007 04:16:19 | More by Lothore
3.05/5 rDev +17.8%
A six-pack of South of the Border (way south - as in El Salvador) lager for less than $4 at Trader Joe's? How good could this possibly be?
Pours a very clear light yellow with thin, short lived bubbly head. Little or no lacing. Smells like a macro lager - a bit of grass, no off scents, no skunkiness.
Mouthfeel is watery and thin. Taste starts a bit sweet - high levels of seltzery carbonation give way to to slightest hop bitterness which fades quickly and finishes dry, with a slightly metallic, but not offensive, aftertaste. Flavor really is enhanced (at least made more interesting) by a wedge of lime.
With a lime, nearly indistinguishable from Corona Extra. Very drinkable and refreshing. Would go great with spicy comfort food.
Surprisingly, not a bad beer. This is certainly no high class complex ale, but it knows what it wants to be and does it well. Clean and refreshing with no off flavors. Quite a bargain, too!
By the way...Corona always gives me a raging headache, but I felt great after downing a few of these.
10-24-2006 04:27:07 | More by mghotbi
Rialto from Cerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd
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