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Regia Extra - Cerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd

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BA SCORE
73
okay

70 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 20.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd visit their website
El Salvador

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TastyTaste on 12-20-2004)
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Reviews by rootbeerman:
Photo of rootbeerman
2.45/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: huge quart bottle, pours straw yellow. Head was about a finger
S: cooked corn and rice, not much else
T: mostly one dimensional cooked corn/greens. Very light almost nonexistent bitterness.
M: similar to lightly carbonated water.
O: its better than some Mexican cousins, but still isn't the best.

rootbeerman, Oct 30, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date to be found.

Appearance: Pale yellow straw with a perfect clarity, the lace shows some retention and sticks well.

Smell: Very clean aroma with a faint corn and mild alcohol in the nose.

Taste & Mouth Feel: Nice crispness with a light body, mild on the malt with a slight rounded husk flavor. Hops are mild to the point of merely balancing. Clean palate with a wet back ground.

Drinkability & Notes: This brew is not half bad, very fresh tasting with no off flavors or aromas.

Jason, Dec 20, 2004
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.88/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another giant 32oz bottle in a unique shape, dark, great for homebrews. Foams up nice, light yellow to straw. Corn syrup aroma.

A decent profile of more heft than expected, but still tastes like a light adjunct beer. No hops. Another hot weather beer. This is a palate cleanser between ipas for me. Just that clean and smooth feel of a corn or rice beer. Added salt/lime halfway down, got better. Not for drinking outside of July or August.

Beerandraiderfan, Jul 17, 2010
Photo of dcbeers
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

dcbeers, May 01, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A bottle, all right, a big, full quart's worth (and 4.6% by the label) - super Stubbie!

This beer pours a clear pale straw colour, with two fingers of foamy, soapy white head, which leaves some fairly solid painted-on lace as it recedes There are some nice continuously-rising bubble streams as well. It smells of musty, dank sweet white grain, and some weedy hops. The taste mild sweet biscuit grain, corn, and some mild, earthy, dusty hops. The carbonation is average, the body moderately weighty, and it finishes a wee bit off-dry, sporting just a tiny bit of skunkiness, but with some crispness in there too.

A nicely even and balanced beer - quite easy to drink, especially when compared to its brethren.

biboergosum, Oct 10, 2009
Photo of augustgarage
3.18/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 32oz stubbie (WTF?) into a pilsner glass.

There is a big bee on the bottle for no apparent reason.

Brilliantly clear pale spring bud liquid with a large half finger of shock white foam which (surprisingly) lasts and lasts. Good lacing, no legs.

Elotes (on a stick!), faint honey (maybe that explains the damn bee on the bottle?), and malt aromatics.

Quite sweet on the palate: malt, band-aids, pupusas, and a very faint herbal note. Adjunct through and through, but not terrible. No bitterness, and no off notes...

Light bodied, active carbonation, smooth, goes well with food...
Rating for style, you could do a lot worse.

augustgarage, Feb 14, 2010
Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -3.8%

dertyd, May 05, 2013
Photo of NeroFiddled
2.73/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Regia Extra pours a crystal-clear, light straw-gold body beneath a creamy head of bright white that holds surprisingly well and leaves some nice thin rings of lace at the outset of the glass.

The nose expresses lots of yeasty sulphur and some corn-like dimetyl sulphide but not much else. There's some mild adjunct-laden maltiness, and a waft of dull hops in the background, but that's it... quite generic.

The flavor is basic as well, delivering a thin, lightly sweet maltiness that's balanced by a solid bitterness. At least the DMS gives it some character, as there's no real graininess to it; and not unlike the aroma, the spicy and herbal hops are relegated to a background role.

The body is medium-light, and it's fizzy in the mouth.

An average beer at best, I think that Regia Extra's refreshing quality is its best aspect. And not unlike a light beer, you could drink a lot of it, but why would you want to? Add to that the excessive lagery sulphur and mild DMS, and you'll probably want to pass it by unless you're actually in El Salvador on a very hot day. Cheers!

NeroFiddled, Mar 31, 2007
Photo of avisong
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

avisong, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of UncleFlip
2.4/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This to me is basically a South American BMC.

In the glass, it's rather light, with a storng head that holds for a while...

The smell is just slightly spicy and airy, with a note of wet towel.

Flavour is rather watery, with the barest hints of banana and coriander.

Mouthfeel is slightly watery and a bit fizzy.

You could drink this for a long time on a hot day. Good lawnmover beer, but not much more.

Be well
-UF

UncleFlip, Oct 03, 2005
Photo of aluskungs
2.58/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Big 32 oz. bottle!

This beer has to be cold. Which it is. The color of the beer is pale straw, real pale. Visible carbonation bubbles whirlpool up towards a creamy cloud of foam which reminds me of a wit or wheat beer.

Not much of a smell. Corn, cane sugar, formaldehyde, come to mind.

The taste is all right. Sweet corn beer that leaves a coat on your tongue and mouth. Refreshing because it's cold and wet but that's it. A sweet sticky beer that sits in your stomach like a lump.

In the beer's defense, it seems like a well made beer with quality ingredients but the balance is way off in my opinion.

I need a dogfish bad...

aluskungs, May 24, 2007
Photo of tone77
3.08/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 32 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head, highly carbonated. Smell is of corn, some sweetness. Taste is crisp, light, some corn and grain. Feels light in the mouth and overall would probably be a refreshing beer to drink in the tropics.

tone77, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev -3.8%

LJWalker, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of scubahood
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date to be found.

Appearance: Yellow straw. A bit foamy but an awkward pour from the 32 oz bottle.

Smell: Malty and sweet.

Taste & Mouth Feel: Very light but not watery like this style can be from time to time. Tasted a bit unhopped but close to balanced.

Drinkability & Notes: It started out a bit disapointing but rounded out nicely through entire glass. Probably won't try again but it was a nice reminder of the beers I had on my honeymoon in Costa Rica.

scubahood, Apr 28, 2008
Photo of smakawhat
3.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Oh no you didn't. Uh yeah sure why not. This is one giant ass bottle here at 32 fl. ounces. Looks like a grenade. Hey call it an intro to the temporary neighborhood and a hello to El Salvador! Onward and poured into a shaker pint glass. Hey it's either this or Bud Chelada...

A very shocking white, I mean just big bright white head is produced with some clumpyness but it dissolves in clumps pretty quickly. Body is a pale straw color looking like a simple beer. Very tiny spotted lacing. Part of the edges look like green hues also. THe drink though manages to keep a good solid white puck throughout. Ok not bad here...

Smell. A very small grain, but not much going on. It was stronger off the pour, but really seems to have disappeared. Clean wet, kind of boring, but nothing offensive.

First taste is at first not much of anything, then it becomes slightly sweet. Sweet grainy (corn?) tasting, almost syrupy. The brew does have some body to it I must admit which kind of shocked me. This isn't a weak wet mess. However, there isn't really much going on here besides it.

Overall this isn't much to write home about, or even much to say. So I'll just stop writing and leave it at that.

smakawhat, Jun 22, 2011
Photo of CEDAMA
4.25/5  rDev +36.2%

CEDAMA, May 23, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.22/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Regia Extra has a medium, white head, a decent amount of lacing, a clear, yellow appearance, and some tiny particles floating about. The aroma is of sweet bread and a hop zing. Taste is of lightly-toasted barley malt, sweetness, cracker, grass, and it is balanced with a nice hop bite. Moutfeel is light to medium, and Regia Extra finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and mostly dry. This is a delicious beer.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of Big_Dave
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Big_Dave, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Gusler
3.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer after its release from the 12-ounce brown bottle sets in the glass a crystalline gold with a magnificent white creamy crown, the residual lace forms a tight seal upon the glass. Nose is the standard fresh and crisp sweet malt, with the start being a bit sweet and the grain profile adequate, top is light to moderate in feel. Finish is pleasantly acidic and the hops delectable in their spiciness, dry aftertaste, a nice drinking beer.

Gusler, Aug 20, 2005
Photo of Noelito76
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Noelito76, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.55/5  rDev +13.8%

32 oz bottle pours a clear yellow with a small cap of white head. Moderate retention.

Nose is grainy malt and a faint whiff of grassy hops. Pretty decent for an AAL, and the malt has a nice fresh crush smell to it.

Taste definitely has some corn-esque flavors along with the mild grain notes and the hops make only a mild impression on the finish, but this is a pretty decent little adjunct lager. Easy to drink and goes down clean. I like it.

twiggamortis420, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of plaid75
2.88/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale straw hue with a one finger foamy head. Decent retention and lacing.

The smell was a bit metallic with hints of corn.

The taste was a bit metallic as well but good overall. The grain overtones were evident, but the beer was decently balanced.

The mouthfeel was thin and carbonated.

The drinkability was average. Nothing more in this department than your average macro.

plaid75, May 09, 2006
Photo of Zorro
4.1/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 32 Oz bottle I found at M & R Liquors in Carpintera CA.

Pours a very clear pale yellow that is expected for the style.

Smell is very clean and grainy with fairly good malt scent. Crackers and grass are in here too; the hops appear as a herbal scent. There is a detectable amount of corn in the scent.

Taste is more dry than sweet. Nice flavorful hops of the noble type give this a very pleasant herbal taste. The hopping never becomes bitter this is actually like a European Macro Lager, except this one is good! Light malt flavor balances well with the restrained bitterness level. Malt to the taste appears to be mostly crystal but I know there has to be some corn in a beer from Central America. There is a flavor here of caramel and something else possibly toasted wheat.

Mouthfeel is light, this is a Macro Lager after all it is really supposed to be like that.

Drinkability is super! I have drunk a lot of the Budweiser equivalents from other countries and mostly they are disappointing, this one is not. I can't STOP drinking this stuff! I expected another mediocre beer but this stuff is good! I paid $3 for the bottle and it was damned well worth it! I fully recommend everyone try this brew!

Zorro, Jul 26, 2005
Photo of bubseymour
4/5  rDev +28.2%

bubseymour, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of daliandragon
2.93/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked this single up in the fridge case at Ronkonkama Beverage. It's unhearalded, packaged ugly, and affiliated with SAB Miller, but the price was definitely right. No born on or drink by date but thats probably okay.
Plain straw color, typical "minute" head and generally boring looking. The nose is predictablly loaded with adjuncts but also has some freshness and some citrus notes to salvage it.
Taste is light and thin as expected, and more than a little watery in mouthfeel. There is some malt flavor and generally a clean, fresh, taste but this is unexceptional stuff. For the price this was worth it (seventy nine copper Lincoln portraits) but I likely won't be indulging again.

daliandragon, Dec 30, 2005
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Regia Extra from Cerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd
73 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.