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

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BA SCORE
72
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62 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 20.33%
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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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.43/5  rDev +45.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 11:26:57 | More by RonaldTheriot
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sennoma

American Samoa

4.28/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A -- drank from bottle so gave "average" only
S -- clear, clean, crisp, grassy, even slightly grape-y; very refreshing
T -- follows smell, smooth rather than bitter but has a pleasant slight edge of hops
M -- as expected for a pale lager, not very chewy; also light on carbonation

Overall -- delicious! An excellent beer for a hot day or a hot meal.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 01:41:01 | More by sennoma
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +39.3%

07-28-2013 18:35:56 | More by Dapperticus
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g00dness

California

4.15/5  rDev +36.1%
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)

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2010 16:49:34 | More by g00dness
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nekronos

Mexico

4/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not as good as you may think, it is not as supreme as it says. Probably the taste is similar to Pilsener and they are probably the very same beer but with a fermentation period different. The hops taste a little old, do not know why. But the bottle shap is different that the rest or the most of them, and it gave m a little, just a little of problems to carry it all the way.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2005 15:03:01 | More by nekronos
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +31.1%

06-14-2014 21:00:04 | More by redfox405
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FloppyDog

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +19.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2009 02:25:22 | More by FloppyDog
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sumprema pours a crystal clear pale yellow with a thin head. The aroma is sweet and grainy with a slight but not unpleasant bit of sulfur. The flavor is just a bit sweet with a crisp and clean after taste. There is just a bit of bitterness. There is nothing special about this beer, but as far as the style goes I'm not sure you could do it better.

Serving type: can

02-26-2010 03:10:25 | More by ericj551
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jackndan

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev +16.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2002 16:10:42 | More by jackndan
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HalfFull

California

3.53/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2010 02:30:38 | More by HalfFull
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matjack85

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-29-2013 11:36:43 | More by matjack85
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BlesstheHarvest

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

06-29-2012 14:37:24 | More by BlesstheHarvest
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Clydesdale

District of Columbia

3.48/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2009 01:55:45 | More by Clydesdale
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bunbury

Panama

3.45/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

I was told, when i was in El Salvador, that this is the best beer in the country.. . well that depends on who drinks it.
The color. .. is a YES and 3 tumbs up for color, appearance, head. . everything... but
tastes is just awkward, it tastes like white wine, looots of bubbles and when going down road it feels like Coke Soda... is not bad though, is just not that Suprema as the name says.
definetly i can easily drink couple of 24 packs.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2006 04:43:08 | More by bunbury
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2002 22:12:08 | More by Jason
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OStrungT

California

3.38/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 23:30:13 | More by OStrungT
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matty

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow colored beer with an impressive head that leaves lacing all the way down the glass.Aroma is a bit bitter.Taste is corn with a slight tweek of citrus.Overall refreshing and smooth.If you are a macro fan it's worth a try.I personally would purchase again!!

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2009 18:19:53 | More by matty
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2003 02:23:15 | More by NeroFiddled
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.33/5  rDev +9.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 23:00:40 | More by chinchill
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metter98

New York

3.28/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 12:11:43 | More by metter98
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Morris729

Texas

3.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale golden straw color with a foamy white head that fades into a sticky lace. Nose is fresh grains and some notes of lemon grass. Light to medium in body and quite clean and crisp. Taste is mostly sweet grains and malt with only a mild amount of hop bitterness towards the end leaving a dry finish. Pretty decent brew for what it is. Pair this with some chips and spicy salsa.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2003 19:17:33 | More by Morris729
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BRoberts914

Georgia

3.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a fairly pleasing light golden color typical for the style with a surprising amount of carbonation. Not bad. The smell has a citric twang mixed with pale hop overtones. The taste follows suit with the smell. The hops show up well in the aftertaste, with the citric taste of lime present. Grains (rice and corn?) are present also. Mouthfeel is as expected and I could drink several of these on a warm summer night. Not bad overall, one of the better offerings for this style.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2005 01:25:06 | More by BRoberts914
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plaid75

New York

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2007 18:33:26 | More by plaid75
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer tends to impress me with a clean flavored, light bodied character. Opens up with a lemon-zest aroma, backed up with funky notes that hinge on skunkiness and earthiness. The flavors are less deterant, with a focus on fresh lemon grass and orange rinds, a mild malt / grain sweetness balances out the citrus. A mild grassy hop bitterness and flavor dominate late, and tend to cleans the palate. The feel is overcarbonated, which mutes the flavors considerably and lightens a lot into the finish. Certainly a refreshing south-of-the-boarder type brew, but hardly quality drinking.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2007 17:48:57 | More by BEERchitect
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Pardishcreel

California

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pale gold color with a small head that forms, the dissipates a little quicker than average.

Smell: very clean, fruity kinda like a dry white wine rather pleasing.

A stronger pilsner surprising from the look I almost expected water. Not a bad taste if you drink it normally but hold it on the tongue and it quickly becomes rougher. very grainy almost no spices.

Its drinkability is high due to the fact that not to much is going on with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2010 03:35:01 | More by Pardishcreel
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Suprema from Cerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd
72 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.