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Cinco Estrellas - Mahou S.A.

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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 21.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mahou S.A.

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: donnebaby on 05-17-2004)
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4.25/5  rDev +49.1%

02-17-2013 08:59:23 | More by Popiart
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4/5  rDev +40.4%

06-28-2014 22:20:20 | More by El_Daga
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4/5  rDev +40.4%

05-14-2012 00:27:19 | More by stevenlukpat
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4/5  rDev +40.4%

06-14-2014 21:35:20 | More by VILJ
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United Kingdom (England)

3.95/5  rDev +38.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2013 10:47:53 | More by Ant777uk
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3.78/5  rDev +32.6%
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.

Serving type: can

11-02-2005 12:54:39 | More by nekronos
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3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

09-06-2012 01:48:36 | More by ninjapilgrim
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3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

08-31-2013 19:53:42 | More by JARCasas
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

06-05-2014 20:14:33 | More by endless1408
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3.58/5  rDev +25.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2011 21:25:17 | More by Acho
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3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

07-22-2014 10:03:00 | More by esloho
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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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2007 20:58:58 | More by NeroFiddled
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3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

08-05-2012 11:57:15 | More by thommo_nk
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3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

02-27-2014 23:02:17 | More by pmelchor
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3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

07-06-2014 16:09:41 | More by Fighterbeet
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3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

07-12-2014 18:26:28 | More by JDrebel
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3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

07-22-2014 08:27:53 | More by LuisGC
Photo of donnebaby

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2004 09:30:19 | More by donnebaby
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New Jersey

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...

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2008 22:14:32 | More by dsa7783
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3.25/5  rDev +14%

07-29-2014 08:38:31 | More by Moncho
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New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a extremely clear, sunset orange with a flat, fizzy, off white head that was filled with macro-bubbles. Visible carbonation was light.

S: very light in strength with a light showing of fresh grains and a touch of dried honey toast.

T: light honey-oranges with a light flowery hopping. There was a light acidic nature to the drink with oranges and sour caramel malting that was found on the finish along with some dried lemon peels.

M: fizzy despite its calm visibility, slick, with a light sour finish off the tongue.

D: Drinkability was slightly less then average, a tad boring and would be hard pressed to drink more then 2 of these at any given time.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2008 22:38:02 | More by beerthulhu
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3.15/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Full yellow color. Poured with about one finger of slightly soapy-looking foam which had decent retention. Left just a little lacing.

Smell: First whiff from just-opened can was slightly sweet, but couldn't characterize it any more than that. In the glass, slight metallic odor.

Taste: A light hoppy bitterness. Very little sweetness. Not much other hops flavors either.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Good level of carbonation. Metallic and hops bitter tastes in the aftertaste. Dry finish.

Overall: Not hideous, but not noteworthy. A fairly typical mass market adjuct lager. The soapiness of the foam after pouring looks strange, but the smell and taste are just unremarkable. On the other hand, quite drinkable. This would be refreshing on a hot day.

Serving type: can

06-13-2011 10:44:43 | More by dbaker61
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United Kingdom (England)

3.09/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

330 bottle, poured into Kasteel chalice. A: Golden colour, clear, small fast disappearing head, small amount of lacing. S: Faint molasses, corn syrup. T: Fairly basic, corn syrup, sugar, very slightly milky. M: Crisp body, well carbonated, went down well. O: Accompanied the salty peanuts well which is just about the best thing I can say, not terrible, could see myself throwing back a few of these on a hot Madrid day.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 15:48:47 | More by jonb5
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3.05/5  rDev +7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another shitty spanish beer for me to review. These days, it seems like there's all too many of 'em. Reviewed May 2008 in Cataluña, Spain.

Pours from the can a pale fizzy looking yellow, medium head with big bubbles and very little retention. no lace to speak of.

A clean pale malt smell, nothing messing around here, but nice, not skunky smelling, seems reasonable.

taste is far from amazing, just a touch of light malt before going into a watery taste which lasts just a moment before being overwhelmed with the bitter hop extract. Finish is a bit sticky and bitter. I'd say I was looking for some more balance here, but neither flavor is good in the first place. all said, there are no off flavors noticeable.

mouthfeel is fairly good, good carbonation, a little thin but not terribly, drinkability is pretty high, pretty refreshing, but pretty sticky and without anything really good going for it I'd switch to about anything else.

Serving type: can

05-15-2008 16:02:24 | More by batty
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Dominican Republic

3/5  rDev +5.3%

01-24-2014 21:06:27 | More by SalvadorFerrer
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Cinco Estrellas from Mahou S.A.
68 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.