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Cinco Estrellas - Mahou S.A.

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94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 20.98%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | 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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3/5  rDev +4.9%

cfalovo97, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of LJWalker
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

LJWalker, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
2.05/5  rDev -28.3%

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.


kojevergas, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of Bellonc
2/5  rDev -30.1%

Bellonc, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of Noelito76
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Noelito76, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of FLima
2.9/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

FLima, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of ninjapilgrim
3.75/5  rDev +31.1%

ninjapilgrim, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of thommo_nk
3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

thommo_nk, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

harpus, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of phishinNYC
1/5  rDev -65%

phishinNYC, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of eduardolinhalis
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

eduardolinhalis, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of therica
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.

therica, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of smellgoats
2/5  rDev -30.1%

smellgoats, May 25, 2012
Photo of stevenlukpat
4/5  rDev +39.9%

stevenlukpat, May 14, 2012
Photo of petluo
2/5  rDev -30.1%

petluo, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of CrazyDavros
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..

CrazyDavros, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of aztraz
2/5  rDev -30.1%

aztraz, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of RoryOMoore
3/5  rDev +4.9%

RoryOMoore, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Campodog
3/5  rDev +4.9%

Campodog, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of supermeniscus
3/5  rDev +4.9%

supermeniscus, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of VaterRoss
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

VaterRoss, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of jonb5
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.

jonb5, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of djura
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.

djura, Aug 02, 2011
Photo of dbaker61
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.

dbaker61, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of Acho
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.

Acho, May 15, 2011
Cinco Estrellas from Mahou S.A.
68 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.