Cinco Estrellas - Mahou S.A.
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Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
3/5 rDev +4.9%
250ml served in a tulip glass.
A: Pours a pale yellow color forming a medium aired white head. Medium to low retention and practically no lacings left
S: Sweet in the nose. Sweet grains. Reminds an adjunct lager. Some flowery hops
T: Sweet upfront. Sweet grains, lager yeasts. A bit metallic. Bitter citrus hops in the end. Good bitterness. In overall, a dry taste
M: Light body and medium carbonation. Sweet upfront and quite pleasant hoppy bitter aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. Mild but good hoppy bitterness. Not bad
07-19-2012 18:20:24 | More by eduardolinhalis
3/5 rDev +4.9%
This beer is the slightly more dry version of the Mahou line. I've had this both on-tap version and in can in Madrid. They're pretty similar but the on-tap version is more enjoyable.
A= golden, with a decent foamy white head, fair retention, then fading to lacing.
S= mild scent of malts and hints of hops florals. There's less sweetness apparent in the nose ie one senses that it's a slightly more dry beer.
T= slightly sweet barley malts, modest hops but far more than a typical US macro; slightly dry.
M= slightly dry but not astringent; hints of residual malt and slight hops bitters. An occasional metallic taste.
O= typical Euro style table lager or for casual occasions; this one is a good selection for those who aren't in the mood for a sweeter lager. Definitely much better than typical US macro lager.
07-19-2012 07:14:41 | More by therica
1.9/5 rDev -33.6%
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..
04-18-2012 10:09:08 | More by CrazyDavros
United Kingdom (England)
3.09/5 rDev +8%
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.
11-18-2011 15:48:47 | More by jonb5
2.38/5 rDev -16.8%
Got it from Spain,bottle 0,33l
A-Not bad,white head lasts for about minute,pale color with medium carbonation.
S-Sweet. Adjuncts. Not much else going on here. Certainly not anything in the way of hops.
T/M-Cheap taste,high bitterness and medium carbonation.
O-Low quality lager,nothing special.
08-02-2011 18:01:27 | More by djura
3.15/5 rDev +10.1%
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.
06-13-2011 10:44:43 | More by dbaker61
3.58/5 rDev +25.2%
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.
05-15-2011 21:25:17 | More by Acho
2.25/5 rDev -21.3%
I ordered cerveza for one euro with my room service in madrid and this is what came. Poured slightly cold from a can into a 4oz glass.
Overall impression is that it was not terrible but it was pretty forgettable. More hop bitterness than most beers i've had in this style but no hop aroma or flavor to speak of. Slightly skunky flavor, slightly above average body and below average drinkability. I'll probably have wine instead if given the option.
03-23-2011 02:34:20 | More by JupiterJesus
District of Columbia
3/5 rDev +4.9%
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...
01-21-2010 01:36:08 | More by Daniellobo
2.88/5 rDev +0.7%
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.
10-29-2009 19:57:18 | More by Evil_Pidde
2.83/5 rDev -1%
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.
10-07-2009 18:49:21 | More by stcules
2.5/5 rDev -12.6%
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.
12-01-2008 20:26:45 | More by thierrynantes
3.15/5 rDev +10.1%
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.
08-25-2008 22:38:02 | More by beerthulhu
Cinco Estrellas from Mahou S.A.
69 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.