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

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BA SCORE
72
okay

64 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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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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Photo of mpenske
1.5/5  rDev -50.5%

mpenske, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of glamphetamine
1.7/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A - A pale, anemic yellow. Standard straw color. Third-of-a-finger head that goes all Judge Crater on us the instant it sees air.

S - Like a dive bar bathroom that was just mopped with Natural Ice.

T - A bit of corn, cheap malt, and just a faint echo of hops. Like, imagine hops had shouted in an empty room just before you walked in. It's like that.

M - Gross. Prickly, bubbly, and fizzy. Very light. Imagine brushing your tongue and rinsing it off with seltzer water. No, wait, you brushed your cheeks, too. That would still feel better than this brew.

D - I could chug this as a session beer after I ran out of good stuff, but I'd burp like hell and probably be upset with myself. It's overpriced, both in terns of money and the energy I spent carrying the sixer to the car. I know this may sound harsh, but this was an immense disappointment. Avoid!

glamphetamine, Mar 06, 2010
Photo of ygtbsm94
1.75/5  rDev -42.2%

ygtbsm94, May 11, 2014
Photo of DogFood11
1.93/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I was not expecting the massive carbonated head that laces incredibly thick all the way down. This is like a champagne ale without the fruitiness.

slightly toasted grain type taste and smell. hop presence is cheap and bitter. slight skunky afertast and "no" its not spoiled this is an adjunct type crooked taste.

I found this to be offensive to the palate but the appearance was awesome....combine the two and we have a ballgame. For now we have a mercy rule. Dogfood 10 Suprema 0.

DogFood11, Oct 08, 2005
Photo of rangerred
1.93/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

11.2oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance is a clear light yellow with the tiniest of fizzy heads. Head is quick to fade but ok lacing.

Smell grainy with corn and cooked cabbage. Not very appealing.

Flavor is corn and the same cooked cabbage that was in the smell. Also some grape flavor. The beer is pretty sweet throughout with a tannic bitterness towards the finish.

Glad I got to try a beer from El Salvador but not something I would pick up again.

rangerred, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of getkrunkhoe
2/5  rDev -34%

getkrunkhoe, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of ssanchezm
2/5  rDev -34%

ssanchezm, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
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 ChainGangGuy
2.35/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

330ml bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Appearance: Decidedly clear body, faint pale golden hue with a decent-looking, airy, white head. Minute lacing on the way down.

Smell: A tad sweetish in the nose, some lackluster graininess, a mice-tear worth of uningratiating acetone, and a small serving of chilled creamed corn.

Taste: Mildly grainy with a sweet pop of light corn syrup. Ultra faint herbaceous hops, near nil bitterness, but, then, a trace of chemically astringency that holds firm until the sweetish, soft finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Sometimes you luck out with a simple and innocuously inoffensive pale lager, but, sometimes it's kinda icky, as is the case with Suprema.

ChainGangGuy, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of beerguy101
2.38/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Light gold color. Medium head. A light bodied lager, Mild hops and malts. Malts are slightly sweet; hops are mild and fairly neutral. Smooth taste. Mild and light flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is neutral and slightly sweet. Not much bad or good to say about this beer. A beer beer. Yup add another counrty to my list.

beerguy101, Sep 26, 2003
Photo of illidurit
2.45/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass. A firm pour produces a light gold body with a dense froth atop. Retention and lacing are well above average for a cheap lager. Aroma is grainy with a touch of lemony tartness and the customary adjunct corn syrup note. Flavor is the same but it's actually worse to taste the lemon/corn syrup/grain profile than to smell it. Almost immediately becomes tiresome and is rather reminiscent of lemon lime soda. Body has a little more heft than the run of the mill adjunct lager. Clean aftertaste, nice level of carbonation.

illidurit, Nov 30, 2008
Photo of fisherman34
2.48/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very pale yellow in colour with the lightest hint of green. Slightly lemony aromas, along with notes of light malt and grassy hops. Well carbonated and thin bodied, the bitterness is quite assertive without being overpowering. There seems to be a chemical flavor note which is somewhat off-puting. At least it doesn't taste like your typical corn-flavored North American macro.

fisherman34, May 20, 2005
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2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Boone757, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of Sixpoint
2.53/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Probably the best thing about this beer was the head retention. It left a decent webbing of white lace around the glass as I drank it.

My sample poured a weak straw color that was transparent. The aroma was basically nonexistent; just a faint whisper of hops in the background.

The taste was pretty much the same. It was dry, bland, and boring. I can see this beer being refreshing if you were working all day long out in the fields, because it's basically carbonated water with some alcohol. It's drinkable, but most definitely lacking in flavor.

Sixpoint, Jul 09, 2005
Photo of Bouleboubier
2.7/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Getting past one of the most horrendous odors I've come across in my travails through the pseudo-pilsners of the world, Suprema tastes and drinks very much like the lot of Latin American light lagers, settling on the lesser end of the spectrum.

The bottle gave a Dec 2010 bottling date, and I could imagine it perhaps being skunked with its green glass - I did, as usual, grab a single from the back of the row, out of direct light. Only, it wasn't quite all skunk that plagued its aroma and flavor. My best guess is that this is brewed with some funky hard water - heavy metals, cruddy lead pipes, and/or some low-quality or staling ingredients.

Basically, it pours with a beautiful, tight, white cottony head, leaving some pretty crystal lace, all atop a crystal clear, sickly yellow-gold hue - fairly standard. But as it's pouring out of the bottle you can smell the acrid stench of chemical/mineral/vegetable sizzling your nose hairs, eyes close to watering. Not as much carries over into the taste, which comes off like watered-down cream corn, lightly musty-funky, with a 1/4 tsp of malty sweetness on the end. I really can't tell if it's hops or ridiculous tannins or what - it feels fairly smooth but pretty fizzy-bitey, bitter, and dry, with a tiny residual film left on the tongue.

Could have been skunked, and I hate to leave it at that, considering its likely better fresh on-tap or mmm from a can. But such experiences like mine here hold weight as well.

Bouleboubier, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of Rayek
2.7/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours into my pilsner glass glass a pale straw color with great clarity and big bubbles. A soapy white cap quickly falls to a broken film. Leaves a fair amount of lace.

There's not a lot going on here. Lightly cooked veggies and not much else. A fizzy super-light body isn't helping. The beer tastes like little more than water mixed with some rice and straw. Bitterness is very, very light and tasteless. Finishes with a metallic flavor and a bit of cooked cabbage.

It's light and flavorless and not much else. A couple of off flavors provided the only interest. This is not a beer worth revisiting.

Rayek, Apr 08, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

LXIXME, Mar 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Noelito76, Oct 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

omnibusfilms, Aug 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

birchstick, May 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
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 Drew966
2.9/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Suprema pours a golden yellow with a white head from a green twelve ounce bottle. The aroma is grainy and mildly sweet. The flavor has some hops in it with a grain backing and on the sweet side. There really isn't any reason to recommend this beer. It's inoffensive in any case.

Drew966, Apr 13, 2008
Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev -1%

LJWalker, Feb 06, 2012
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Suprema from Cerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd
72 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.