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Cinco Estrellas - Mahou S.A.

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68
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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 20.42%
Wants: 2
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mahou S.A.
Spain

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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Photo of djrn2
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of metter98
2.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin bright white head that never completely faded away.
S: There are moderate aromas of adjunct malts in the nose along with notes of grassy hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some hints of grainy malts. A light amount of bitterness is present and this lingers through the finish, helping to make the taste less offensive. Flavors of cooked corn seem to stand out among the adjuncts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It neither feels thin nor watery.
O: This beer goes down easily but isn't very impressive in the smell or taste categories.

Photo of kylehay2004
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

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.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%
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.

Photo of beernads
1.75/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of kojevergas
2.05/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Can acquired in Ibiza, Spain and served into a Guinness pint glass. 5.50% ABV confirmed. Reviewed from notes taken April 2011.

A: Surprising cream in the head for the low price. Decent thickness in the four finger head. Good retention. Body colour is a textbook yellow. Looks like a typical pedestrian macrolager barley shite beer.

Sm: Very light scene of generic clean barley. Very one note.

T: One note: clean barley. No watery quality, thankfully. Simple crap. Built poorly and imbalanced.

Mf: Coarse and wet. Doesn't suit the style. Unrefreshing.

Dr: Hides its ABV fairly well. A garbage beer for getting knackered. Take it for what it is. To its credit, it's priced right where it ought to be.

D

Photo of dmorgan310
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.15/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Boone757
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.88/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Golden pour with a pretty large white head that leaves some lace after it dissipates after a little while.

S: Some sweet malt with citric notes. Could pass for an euro pale lager.

T: Malt (at least some of it is caramell) with some sweetness, but surprisingly there is also some bitter hops as well as floral hops. Citric notes.

M: Short aftertaste, with sweetness and bitterness. The body is light to medium and there is rich carbonation.

D: By far the best and most complex American Adjunct Lager I ever had.

Photo of Haybeerman
2.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Slightly pale gold. White creamy head that dissipated quickly leaving a light lacing throughout

S: Bread and light malts (maybe corn too).

T: Same as smell; I got this wet cracker sort of flavor. Pleasant hop finish.

M: Surprisingly medium in body. Nicely carbonated. Probably its best attribute.

D: Drinkable all right, just nothing special.

Photo of stcules
2.83/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Full yellow color, not a lot of foam, not too compact.
Lager smell, normal, no point. Light, some malt, no hop. Some grain.
In the mouth the grain effect is stronger, with a maltiness that give it a decent body.
Quite scarce aftertaste, not long, some malt and no more.
Served very cold, under the hot Alicante summer, it is drinkable.

Photo of dcmchew
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of CrazyDavros
1.9/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours amber with a small, white, fading head and lacing.
Nose shows hay, faint, plain cereal malt and very soft, spicy hops.
Similar flavours; hay and light sweet vegetal notes. Very little else.
Carbonation is much too high, body is very watery..

Photo of Ciocanelu
2.5/5  rDev -12%

Photo of aztraz
2/5  rDev -29.6%

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

Run of the mill Spanish macro beer. Initially (and still in many circles) the iconic social larger. It´s not as bad as some of its light counterparts elsewhere but pretty forgettable nevertheless.

Presentation: 33 cl aluminum bottle. Promotional design of a Atletico de Madrid soccer team, as part of one their special release series. Perfunctory legal notes including a "contains malted barley" line. Displays best by date (02/04/10) Shows Alc. by Vol. (5,5%) Served in a tulip glass.

A - Deep yellow/golden pour. Good head with fine retention and fair lacing.

S - Faint hoppy notes and a bit of a grainy malt scent.

T - Low key character of malt with light hops. Faint grainy sense, and a tiny bitter range towards its end.

M - Light body with high carbonation holding the brew. Slightly skunky and bitter finish.

D - Not as bad as other light beers or mainstream lagers, rather boring in any case.

Notes: Death by abundance. In any of its many packaging versions it is almost unavoidable in Spain, in Madrid in particular, unless one happens to be in a region where another regional macro wannabe is taking over and offers something of a similar quality, notch up or down. Avoid and drink wine (or water) instead unless there is no other alternative. Again, not dreadful but rather forgettable...

Photo of FLima
2.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

No foam, just a very thin ring. Low-medium carbonation with tiny bubbles. It tates sweet grains with a rather dry feel. Light body.
Though it carries just 5,5% of alcohol content, It shows up entirely in its aroma and taste. At least I did not feel any non-desired metalic taste.

Photo of dsa7783
3.38/5  rDev +19%
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...

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.74/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2014. Acquired as part of a 4-pack from a B&M store.

Poured into a stemmed pilsner glass. A clear golden colour with light carbonation. Forms a decent head of white foam that lasts for a minute or two before dissipating. Some lacing. Aroma of light malt with hints of stewed leaves and a touch of cardboard. Faintly harsh.

Tastes of weak malt with a dry finish. Notes of ultra-light malt, stewed leaves, harsh cardboard and a twinge of solvent. Unpleasant background flavour. Well-attenuated, followed by a crisp bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with decent carbonation and a thin, watery body. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of acrid stewed leaves and woodchips.

Meh - another subpar macrolager. Looks OK, while the aroma and flavour are dull and plagued by subtle off-notes that linger on the palate. Watery body. There's hardly anything to it; faint stewed leaves but that's it. Might be refreshing on a very hot day, though even then I would suspect that you could find something better. Give it a miss.

Photo of thierrynantes
2.5/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Beer bottle (33cl.), tasted in 2004.

Appearance : yellow color, with white foam head (not persistent).
Smell : malty aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : very light but well hopped with a dry finish.
Drinkability : a not impressed beer in the style Adjunct lager.

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Globetrotter
2.88/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up in a supermarket in southern Spain, this 33cl can was red and gold, featuring two lions holding a shield above the name and five stars on a banner below. Only ingredient info claimed a type of malt as an ingredient. Best before 9/20/06, I opened it on 10/27/05, still in Spain.

Pours a clear, slightly dark gold under a 1/2 finger white head that is thin and short-lived. No traces of lace. The nose is classic adjunct malt, heavy on corn but with a hint of metal. The mouth is light and very prickly. The opening reminds of sweet cornbread, followed by a fairly harsh metallic finish. The bitterness lasts a while in the aftertaste, with no malt to smooth the edges. Very standard macro swill.

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Cinco Estrellas from Mahou S.A.
68 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.