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Suprema - Cerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd

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BA SCORE
72
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64 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 20.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd visit their website
El Salvador

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-06-2002)
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Reviews by Dapperticus:
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4.25/5  rDev +40.3%

Dapperticus, Jul 28, 2013
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Photo of Jason
3.43/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz green bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Pale golden hue with a wonderful white lace that leaves several sticky rings as the beer goes down.

Smell: Lemony and grainy ... clean in the nose.

Taste: Light to medium in body, smooth yet the carbonation goes hand and hand to leave a mildly coarse bite. Dryish on the palate with hints of alcohol and lots of grain flavour for the 6-row malt. Hops stay quite assertive throughout giving a tingling sensation all over the mouth. More grain in the finish ... very clean in the end.

Notes: A bit more flavour than "Pilsener" ... a robust pils in comparison to other South American beers. A great match with some breaded & fried flank steak, black beans and rice.

Jason, Apr 06, 2002
Photo of chinchill
3.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml green bottle {"No Returnable"} served in pint glass.

A - Clear; pale gold color with a white head that rather quickly dissipates to a thin partial coat. Does leave lacing, however. Medium/light carbonation.

S - a bit fruity and wine-like

Tastes better than indicated by aroma. Still some white wine resemblance, but both hops and malt in the mix. Nice finish.

M - light, crisp and smooth, but unremarkable.

D - good, east to drink, thirst-quenching beverage.

Serving type: bottle

chinchill, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of OStrungT
3.38/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a pale straw yellow color, with a thin, but fluffy white head. The head fades slowly, leaving a surprisingly decent lace.

This beer smells mildly of grain. A very slight citrusy aroma is also present. That is about it for aroma.

The flavor is quite similar, with the addition of some grassy hop flavor. It is as mild as the other flavors. Not much to it, but not terrible either.

This beer is highly carbonated. It leaves a slight grainy aftertaste.

This beer would make a decent session beer. It is mild, and low in alcohol. I wouldnt want to drink it though since it is almost flavorless.

Overall: Decent beer for what it is. Not great, but not bad either.

OStrungT, May 05, 2009
Photo of LXIXME
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

LXIXME, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.35/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Suprema is your basic Latin-American golden lager with a bit more malt and hop character than an American macro, but less than most European versions offer. It's crystal-clear golden body is capped by a frothy head of bright-white foam that slowly receeds to a wide, creamy collar and lacy surface covering. It leaves some nice lacing at the outset but reduces to just spottiness beyond that. The nose is clean, somewhat grainy, somewhat lemonish, and a touch floral. The body is light and it's very fine, moderate carbonation leaves it gently crisp and then smooth in the mouth. The flavor delivers a well-balanced combination of lightly grainy malt and grassy/floral hops backed by a firm bitterness that ushers in a dry finish. It's refreshing and well-made but somewhat limited in character.

NeroFiddled, Oct 12, 2003
Photo of g00dness
4.15/5  rDev +37%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this one at a Salvadorean restaurant. I picked it out because it was the drink of choice for the rowdy spanish-speaking table actross the room, figuring if they could take down 4 beers each, I'd at least like to try one.

It poured an extremely welcoming semi-clear golden barley color into the glass with a thick creamy head.

Nose was lemony hops with a beery undertone.

Taste was dry and balanced - a great use of the light-bodied hops. The yeast was still a mild (and positive) presense making me think they didn't microfilter it out. A friend of mine was trying to explain to me how that made most american-style lagers taste bad, and I didnt believe him, but now I might have some evidence to back him up.

Mouthfeel was outstandingly good for such a dry beer. Just all smooth and creamy.

Drinkability of this beer when you're having a plate of pupusas is really off the charts. I only gave it a 4.5 because I think it might be less charming away from food.

All in all, I may never try another Salvadorean beer, since this one is so good. (or to my palate - i think my review is going to come in over the mean)

g00dness, Nov 10, 2010
Photo of jackndan
3.55/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer from El Salvador, sold in green, long neck bottle. Deep amber, almost red color. Has a mild skunk aroma that would remind anyone of a Corona. Remarkably crisp, and dry. Very refreshing. My wife points out that it tastes almost like a dry white wine. This would be very good with cuban/mexican meals. I expected to hate this (particularly at $2.99 a six), but I think its a winner.

jackndan, Apr 06, 2002
Photo of HalfFull
3.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from a green 12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium straw in color and offers a thick soapy white head. Strong retention and lacing for a usually slick style.

Interesting blend on the nose. Grainy malts and some sweet light corn mix with notes of a Euro. Pils, and it's not such a bad combo. actually.

Flavor is smooth and moderate in body. Not too sweet, yet finishes with a clean lightly sweet lemongrass flavor. Richer and fuller in body in the first two thirds of the palate, in fact quite pilsner like up front. Moderate feel overall and good drinkability given that the beer offers enough texture to balance the adjunts.

HalfFull, Feb 02, 2010
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2.13/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a super yellow color lager with a nice pure white foamy head with minimal retention and not much lacing. Aroma of light adjunct notes is quite bland overall. Taste is also quite bland with some light adjunct notes and very little else to report. Body is light with good carbonation. Very bland offering overall but kind of does the job under the (very) hot Salvador sun.

Phyl21ca, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev -1%

LJWalker, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of matjack85
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

matjack85, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.43/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Suprema has a thin-to-medium, white head and a clear, bubbly, yellow-golden appearance, with considerable, stratified lacing left down the glass. The aroma is sweet, lemony, and one gets a bit of malt and stinging hops as well. The flavor is rich, lemony, malty, slightly hoppy, and it even has an odd, cream ale olive oil aspect to it. The mouthfeel is light to medium, and Suprema finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and supremely drinkable. This made for a very nice 6 am breakfast beer. Overall, I loved it!

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.28/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a very slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of musty grapes in the nose—similar to what you would smell next to a wild grape vine in the late summer.
T: Like the smell, the taste has light flavors of musty grapes and hints of malts. A very slight amount of bitterness is noticeable.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite good compared to other beers in the style. I definitely found the grape flavors to be quite interesting.

metter98, Jul 21, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Noelito76, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of plaid75
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a medium straw hue with a one and a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing,

The smell featured a light grainy malt with a touch of lemony hops.

The taste consisted of a sweet and musty grain with some flowery hop. A bit of green apple appeared toward the finish.

The mouthfeel was light and relatively clean.

Overall a decent Latin American beer. Certainly better than most.

plaid75, Aug 11, 2007
Photo of Clydesdale
3.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: A clear yellow-gold with some large carbonation bubbles. A fairly large, fluffy white head with nice retention and some solid lacing.

S: Light graininess. Some slight lemon/citric tang, along with a faint grassy hop aroma.

T: Again, some light grain malt. A nice lemony twang that provides a bit of character. Hops are grassy and herbal, providing light bitterness.

M: Lightish body, with subdued carbonation. I'd prefer it were a little more active in terms of carbonation, as it would give this beer a more refreshing nature.

D: This tastes pretty good, although it's a bit too flat and dull on the palate to be considered anything better than pretty good. More than I was expecting, to be sure.

Clydesdale, Mar 08, 2009
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1.75/5  rDev -42.2%

ygtbsm94, May 11, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear pale golden yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a thin (1/8 finger tall) bright white head that quickly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate amounts of musty malts aromas along with some adjunct malt grains/corns and slightly fruity.

T: The beer is slightly sweet with some adjunct malt notes of grain and corn. Additionally there is some light bitterness from light bodied hops and a light amount of yeast.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: I thought this was a pretty good beer for the style - I enjoyed it and I think that I could probably could have a couple of these. Easy to drink and enjoyable, could be sessionable.

dbrauneis, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of FloppyDog
3.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a light straw yellow with a 1 inch head of white foam. Surprisingly good head retention for the style.

Aroma is of light malt, faint earthy hops, and a bit of faint DMS, but not nearly as much as I was expecting.

Taste is surprisingly sweet, slightly like apple juice, but in a good way. This is surprisingly different from most adjunct lagers, and I like that about it.

Mouth feel is prickly from the carbonation. Very light-bodied and drinkable.

Overall, one of the best mass-produced adjunct lagers I've tasted.

FloppyDog, Sep 22, 2009
Photo of jdhilt
2.8/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a two-finger white head fades quickly leaving a good lace. Light amber color. Nose has very faint hops. Light bodied, medium carbonation. Starts and finishes slightly hoppy. Good lawn mower beer - not beefy enough when there is snow on the ground. $1.50 for a 12oz bottle.

jdhilt, Mar 18, 2004
Photo of Gavage
3.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a crystal clear light yellow color with a one finger head that breaks apart immediately.

Smell: light malt, grass, and hint of bitterness is detectable.

Taste: slightly grainy malt presence with grass, hint of lemon zest, and a mild bitterness. Well balanced but mild in flavor.

Mouthfeel: light-medium in body. Crisp throughout. Clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: for the style this one is not half bad. Very easy to quaff and mildly refreshing. Worth a try.

Gavage, Dec 24, 2009
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3/5  rDev -1%

nmann08, Oct 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

BlesstheHarvest, Jun 29, 2012
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Suprema from Cerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd
72 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.