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Cinco Estrellas - Mahou S.A.

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36 Reviews
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Reviews: 36
Hads: 129
Avg: 2.86
pDev: 37.06%
Wants: 4
Gots: 55 | 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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Reviews: 36 | Hads: 129
Photo of batty
3.06/5  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.

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Photo of kenito799
2.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle poured into an icy mug at a small "Mexican-Spanish" restaurant in Bayside, NY.

Pale golden witha creamy white head, actually leaves a fair amount of lace on the glass. The aroma is nothing special, dry malt, no skunk which is a plus.

Taste is fairly clean and crisp, nothing much to distinguish this macrolager from many others, but it doesn't suck. Drinkable, refreshing.

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Photo of Sigmund
2.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. ABV is 5.5%. Crystal clear pale yellow colour, fizzy, moderate head. Moderate grainy aroma, hints of fruit and honey. Fairly clean grainy and fruity flavour, moderate hops. Alcohol is noticeable, but not unpleasant. A drinkable beer, but not remarkable.

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Photo of Drew966
3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mahou pours a golden yellow with a white head from a brown eleven point two ounce bottle. The aroma is maltier than I expected, definitely on the sweet side. Taste is pretty good for the style, much better than I would have anticipated. Grainy, sweet malts are noticeable, maybe even a bit of hops can be tasted. Worth a try, definitely a decent substitute for BMC.

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Photo of AlexLMS
1.8/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: gold yellow color. White head with acceptable size that may not last long (little lace). Very clear.
Aroma: slightly malty with corn notes.
Taste: sweet malt and adjuncty.
Mouthfeel: drying sensation. Moderate carbonation, low-strength and light body.
Finish: bitter (weak) and short aftertaste.

Overall: fresh adjunct lager. The flavor is not unpleasant for a hot day as it can be refreshing. On the other hand nothing special. Common and characterless macro lager. Not my kind of beer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.5/5  rDev +22.4%
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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Photo of mooseisloose
2.88/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a twelver at the local Sedano's where I can find various beers from all different Latin American countries. Not called "cinco estrellas" on the bottle but it does have 5 stars. Maybe this is the import bottling of "cinco estrellas" but they didn't worry about carrying the name except for Mahou. Really corny smelling. Nice head when poured into glass. Taste is mostly bitter with a steady bitter after taste. Right off the bat reminded me of San Miguel from 20 years back. Definitly a macro but the flavor is not too bad. Drinkable cold. I wouldn't want to have to drink it "clima" (room temp.) on a hot day in Spain or Florida.

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Photo of Andreji
2.3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Talk about mediocrity. this was the only drink served on the "Estrella" night train between Barcelona and Madrid. My mate and I, open to tasting something new, started off with one of these in a fairly elaborate tasting.

Fact: this is rubbish. I don't mean just like macro rubbish, this just tastes bad. 5 stars my arse. granted, we pounded down a dozen each, but it was an effort to fall asleep on a smelly night train. even so, this is rubbish beer. next.

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Photo of Globetrotter
2.85/5  rDev -0.3%
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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Photo of nekronos
3.8/5  rDev +32.9%
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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Photo of donnebaby
3.42/5  rDev +19.6%
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.

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Cinco Estrellas from Mahou S.A.
71 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.