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Pilsener 100 (Pilsener Centenario) - Cerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd

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Pilsener 100 (Pilsener Centenario)Pilsener 100 (Pilsener Centenario)

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70
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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 18.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Cerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd visit their website
El Salvador

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 04-22-2008)
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Reviews by Jemonster:
Photo of Jemonster
3.85/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light straw yellow with a cloudy white head when poured quickly.

S: Clean, with corn and fresh barley. Some fresh pine and grass.

T: Corn, minty herbs, and a kind of bell pepper note. Clean with mild sweetness. Light flavored as expected from a pils.

M: Refreshing and light. The minty flavor makes it cooling to the mouth.

O: A pretty good pilsner! Suprised me a little, so it gets a bonus here.

More User Reviews:
Photo of merlin48
2.8/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

El Salvador beer. Sounds Caribbean, so why not. Pours a clear and fizzy yellow body with an average white head. A few spots of lace are left on the glass.

Aroma of lager yeast, vague hops, and some toasted corn.

Light body is fizzy and well carbonated. Rather thin.

Taste is corn syrupy sweetness balanced by a vague hop bitterness. Adjunct sweetness becomes more apparent as it warms.

Not horrible, but one of those light lagers best enjoyed ice cold in the hot sun.

Photo of OStrungT
3.2/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a very pale straw yellow color, with a tiny white head. The head fades very fast, leaving no lace.

This beer has a boiled cabbage aroma. It has a very subtle grainy aroma also. That is mostly it.

This beer tastes much like it smells, with one surprising exception. I can taste a fruity flavor, very subtly. After reading other reviews, I am leaning towards a pear like flavor. Odd, and not too bad.

This beer is a bit too carbonated. It leaves a slight pear like aftertaste.

This beer is probably a decent session beer because of the mild flavor and the low alcohol. It isnt one I would personally choose though.

Overall: This beer was ok, but definately not great. I doubt I will ever have it again.

Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of jerlleutz
2.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I had one of these in a mug at Atlacatl, an excellent Salvadoran restaurant LA. I recommend the eatery, by the way. Anyway, so the beer is generally your standard Salvadoran lager, and I wouldn't be able to pick it out from a crowd, really.

The beer looked standard, good ol' straw color. Nothing particularly eventful there. In fact, it was barely notable. "Hm, OK, cool, a beer!"

Smelled like a standard Latin American lager, brewed in some sort of metal, obviously.

Taste was acceptable, and one of the better ones from this part of the world, I suppose. Nothing came out and gagged me. Clean and acceptable, nothing interesting. Pretty much the same story with mouthfeel. I couldnt distinguish this from a Bud or a Modelo or any of that.

In light of all that, the drinkability is high, probably because there isn't much going on. Not heavy, not offensive, clean and crisp, and would definitely be good in a hot shower.

Great bang for the buck, I'll give it that much!

Photo of tone77
3.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of sweet malts. Taste is crisp, light, some malts, really not much in the way of flavor. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability, great for a hot day. Overall this makes for a mediocre brew.

Photo of beerthulhu
2.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a bright, macro-gold with a thin, sudsy white head that soon dissipated. Visible carbonation was light and uneventful.

S: some faint fresh grains with some faint butter and herb scents.

T: The flavor was nice and spicy from the hops with a bright zing from the start which soon gently faded. The flavor was crisp with some buttery corn and finished with a dried lemon hopping.

M: light with a nice carbonation presence providing a slight tingle on the tongue. There was some light corn on the swallow as well.

D: Ok drinkability, a good summer picnic beer that should please the general masses and a much better substitute then your typical American macro pilsners.

Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of thekanna
3.03/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Typical light yellow color of normal macro lagers with a thin, dissipative white head.

S: Light malts, clean... not much here.

T: Taste is very subtle but unique if you capture it. There's some fruits.. berries, apples, and a bit of citrus that I can detect ... that crop up out of the malty flavor and provide a nice, refreshing zing. Otherwise, slightly sweet and no noticeable hops.

M/D: Smooth and light with medium carbonation. It's a delicate balance like the taste. Finally a South American beer I've had that's able to hold a little bit of its own, without just being a refreshing backdrop for more flavorful latino foods.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.39/5  rDev +53%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pilsener 100 (Centenario) of El Salvador has a rather thin, white head and a clear, bubbly, straw appearance, with little white specks floating about and minimal lacing left behind. The aroma is of pungent, sweet, sugary barley malt and clean water. Taste is of sweet barley malt, a touch of hops in the background, slight sourness, and biscuit. Mouthfeel is mostly light and a bit slick, and Pilsener 100 finishes crisp, clean, semi-dry, refreshing, and exceptionally drinkable. Overall, this is a most excellent beer, and I recommend trying this rarity.

RJT

Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of Stoffel
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Beer_lover89
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of roddwolff
3.43/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The first beer i taste from El Salvador, poured a in bayern-pilsner glass. Look: Pale yellow color, headless, fair amount of bubbles and poor lacing; Smell: Dry malt and corn, probably because of its high carbonation but conveys freshness; Taste: Sweet corn and strong character to pale malts, hops and floral background; Mouthfeel: Dry with medium bitterness, very light body and high carbonation and very light body; Drinkability: Good, very light but without becoming a light beer.

Photo of bubseymour
4/5  rDev +39.4%

Photo of daliandragon
3.4/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got this today for the Super Bowl, not exactly sure why alhough it was pretty cheap. Pours exactly the way you'd expect it to: cleay, yellow, and headless. Nose is a light sweet malt and a touch of bitterness. Uncomplex but not offensive at all.

Light and pleasant with a bubbly texture and thin body, even for the style. Sweet but not overdone. What flavor exists is actually ok. This is a beer for people who don't like beer but it flows down like water.

Photo of dsa7783
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Single twelve ounce bottle just purchased from The Palisade Liquor Store in Jersey City...
This is a classic example of a crisp, refreshing light lager... Light on alcohol, light on taste, light on aroma and overall flavor, yet still a thirst-quencher in its own right...
Very mild, almost nonexistent aroma...
Taste was replete with a slight citrus zest, lemons, corn, and grains...
As mentioned before, this is a very downable brew due to the low ABV and lack of cloying flavors, however I would not recommend this as a great tasting, flavorful brew at all...

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.08/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light malts, adjuncts, some lager yeast and a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste mostly consists of a watery adjunct and malt sweetness. There's almost no hops presence and not much balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Watery, not very crisp and not very smooth, very light body, medium carbonation, at least the finish is clean.

D: Not flavorful at all, goes down easily and is not too filling since there isn't much of anything to this beer, very mild kick, not a good representation of style, even considering some of the bad beers that are in this style, this beer does not rank too highly.

Photo of Clydesdale
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a bright, crystal-clear pale gold color. The tall, foamy white head has decent retention. Some soapy lacing forms an irregular but persistent pattern on the glass.

S: Very clean. Lightly sweet and grainy, with definite corn syrupy qualities. A nondescript herbal hoppiness is also present. Perhaps a faint lemony character as well.

T: Faint grainy/husky maltiness up front. Slightly doughy. Thorough notes of corn, although thankfully not overly sweet. A mild flash of herbal/perfumy hops fades very quickly.

M: Light bodied, obviously. Watery, with medium carbonation. A standard clean, lagery finish.

D: Considering it's not actually a pilsner, this is a pretty decent light lager. It has a little bit of flavor, but overall is a very clean, seltzery beer.

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of potownbill
2.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this as part of a gift pack from Half Time in Poughkeepsie NY.
Appearance: Pale clear yellow. 1 inch white head which dissipated quickly.
Smell: Faint sweet grain.
Taste: Sweet grain. Not much flavor.
Mouthfeel: Some carbonation. Smooth
Drinkability: Easy to drink. Nothing offensive, but not too much flavor.

Photo of woodychandler
2.8/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Many thanks to my local trading partner, tone77, for bringing by a whole buncha bottles to help me keep my bottles aligned with my CANs.

El Salvadoran beer, eh? This may add another country to my stats. Here goes!

My aggro pour resulted in a finger of bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a deeper shade of yellow than I expected from this style, plus it evidenced NE-quality clarity. Nose had a corn-like adjunct quality, making me dubious about the style listing on this one. It was more of an AAL than a Light Lager. Mouthfeel was thin with a honey-like lager sweetness on the tongue. It actually tasted better than it smelled, but it still wasn't much. Finish was kind of bland and watery. It was not a bad beer, more simply ho-hum.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Budweiser pokal.

Pours a clear, very light and pale straw, a watered down champaigne with a hell of a lot less carbonation. The head starts off all white and fluffy, a cozy cloud, but quickly fades into obscurity, lacing fairly well. The smell is quite funky, and not in a Bootsy Collins way. Rice, wheat, and a vague smell of burning (can't really explain that one...) finish off the pretty weak nose. The taste is an improvement, but not much of one, as rice and bleached wheat dominate (not unlike a bowl of stale, slightly toasted Rice Chex), with little else happening. The body is--get this one--very light, very much on the watery side, with only a slight amount of carbonation. Based on this, the drinkability is fairly high, but the desire to drink it does not live equal the ability to do so.

Photo of mralphabet
2.4/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured a straw yellow with a good fingers worth of head that dissipated very quickly, leaving no lacing. Had lots of visible carbonation from start to finish.

S: Lots of grain and a little corny.

T: I'm getting the corniness right up front with a very light spicy hops that disappears very quickly. The finish has a little lemon zing in it.

M: Light crisp with good carbonation. Fits the mex style.

D: If you like Mex Light beers it is right up you alley, just not my style.... Really not getting any Pilsener here at all.

Photo of jesus808
3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

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Pilsener 100 (Pilsener Centenario) from Cerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd
70 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.