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Cinco Estrellas - Mahou S.A.

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85 Ratings
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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.
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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phishinNYC

Florida

1/5  rDev -64.9%

07-23-2012 12:56:47 | More by phishinNYC
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 18:20:24 | More by eduardolinhalis
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therica

Maryland

3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

07-19-2012 07:14:41 | More by therica
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smellgoats


2/5  rDev -29.8%

05-25-2012 18:50:40 | More by smellgoats
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stevenlukpat


4/5  rDev +40.4%

05-14-2012 00:27:19 | More by stevenlukpat
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petluo

Finland

2/5  rDev -29.8%

04-25-2012 12:52:59 | More by petluo
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CrazyDavros

Australia

1.9/5  rDev -33.3%
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..

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 10:09:08 | More by CrazyDavros
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aztraz

Sweden

2/5  rDev -29.8%

04-10-2012 09:10:20 | More by aztraz
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +5.3%

02-27-2012 08:46:16 | More by RoryOMoore
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Campodog

Spain

3/5  rDev +5.3%

01-18-2012 14:44:30 | More by Campodog
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supermeniscus

Netherlands

3/5  rDev +5.3%

12-28-2011 23:01:06 | More by supermeniscus
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VaterRoss

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

12-14-2011 05:02:04 | More by VaterRoss
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jonb5

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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djura

Serbia

2.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 18:01:27 | More by djura
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dbaker61

Ohio

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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Acho

Spain

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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JupiterJesus

California

2.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: can

03-23-2011 02:34:20 | More by JupiterJesus
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev +5.3%
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...

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2010 01:36:08 | More by Daniellobo
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

2.88/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2009 19:57:18 | More by Evil_Pidde
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stcules

Italy

2.83/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2009 18:49:21 | More by stcules
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thierrynantes

France

2.5/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2008 20:26:45 | More by thierrynantes
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beerthulhu

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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dsa7783

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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Haybeerman

Colorado

2.68/5  rDev -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.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2008 00:04:54 | More by Haybeerman
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batty

Massachusetts

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
Cinco Estrellas from Mahou S.A.
68 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.