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Cinco Estrellas - Mahou S.A.

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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 20%
Wants: 2
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mahou S.A.
Spain

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: donnebaby on 05-17-2004

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4.25/5  rDev +49.1%

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4/5  rDev +40.4%

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4/5  rDev +40.4%

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4/5  rDev +40.4%

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3.97/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

During around a week in Madrid, this was probably the best beer I discovered. I am not really a fan of lager in general, though this has a unique taste that really complements Madrid. It is quite bitter and hoppy, with covert lemon and floral undertones, and all of its elements combine to form an overall flavour that is really different to the lagers of Holland, Germany, Czech and England.

The colour has a depth to it that is inviting in the glass. In the mouth, it's froth really gives you an experience. And the smell is as good as any lager I have had.

Beers always taste better when they are brewed locally, though I also had a Mahou in England, and the flavour was still there.

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3.8/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good, not bad lager, but a little tiring, after all, Spanish like lager beers, and this is the beer for them, as in LAtin America. It is better to try it in Madrid and in tap, believe me. IN can is not the sme feeling of refreshness, and of cours,e in a hot day.

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3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.56/5  rDev +24.9%

Photo of Acho
3.54/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A beer, that correctly poured, has a good head and some lacing. No proper smell, but the taste is OK, malty and hoppy. The mouthfeel is awesome if it is chilled down, exceptional if it is a warm day. Anyway I would not consider this an Adjunct, but more of a European Pale Lager.

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3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mahou pours a clear, deep golden body beneath an average-sized head of creamy white. The head retention is good, and it leaves rings and patches of tiny spotted lace at the outset of the glass. Streams of tiny bubbles can be seen rising steadily. The nose combines grassy hops, gently sweet and grainy malts, a bit of corn, and yeasty fruitiness; and is simply an extension of the flavor held within. It's very lightly bitter, and leans towards maltiness with a cereal-like character to it. The grassy and subtly spicy hops help to balance it, but it still finishes a touch sweet. The malt lingers, but eventually gives way to some spicy hops as it fades. It's more interesting and satisfying than a standard American macro or Euro lager, but it's not particularly well done.

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3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

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3.42/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Gold-colored body with steady, creamy head, slow in dissipating and leaving sticky lacing behind. The smell is light fruity malts with a doughy texture.

In the mouth, this lager has a medium-bodied, creamy feel that I found enjoyable to drink. Bready malt flavor dominates, with notes of lemon-lime. Firm hop finish makes this beer a solid, drinkable lager in my book. Would go well with food or snacks.

Photo of dsa7783
3.38/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Single, 11.2 oz bottle just purchased from Total Wine and More in River Edge...
Pours a dark-gold hue with an impressive foamy head that exibited adequate staying power before slowly receding and leaving behind a thin film of lacing...
Corny, grainy aroma with mild hints of caramel detectable in the nose...
Crisp, clean, flavorful taste, surprisingly good for a Macro...
Average mouthfeel along with an equally average level of drinkability... A step-above the normal Macro, but still nothing above and beyond...

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3.3/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev +14%

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Randomly came upon this on my local's mix-a-six rack and felt I had to try it. I mean, it's a new Spanish brew, why not? It pours a clear brass topped by a finger or so of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mild sweet biscuit, light sweet flowers, a touch of minerals, and a bit of corn for good measure. The taste brings in more of the same, basically a corn bread manifested as a beer. Surprisingly, though, it works well here. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a nice Euro lager, one I found to be surprisingly drinkable and enjoyable despite its plain-ness and seeming lack of ambition. I'd have it again were I in the mood for something in this style.

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Cinco Estrellas from Mahou S.A.
68 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.