Cinco Estrellas - Mahou S.A.
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3.38/5 rDev +18.2%
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...
08-09-2008 22:14:32 | More by dsa7783
2.68/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
07-27-2008 00:04:54 | More by Haybeerman
3.05/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
05-15-2008 16:02:24 | More by batty
2.78/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
03-20-2008 02:14:41 | More by kenito799
2.6/5 rDev -9.1%
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.
08-07-2007 13:59:06 | More by Sigmund
3/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
07-12-2007 04:31:29 | More by Drew966
1.78/5 rDev -37.8%
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.
06-25-2007 09:29:50 | More by AlexLMS
3.5/5 rDev +22.4%
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.
06-06-2007 20:58:58 | More by NeroFiddled
2.9/5 rDev +1.4%
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.
06-03-2007 03:54:56 | More by mooseisloose
2.28/5 rDev -20.3%
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.
01-16-2006 03:49:44 | More by Andreji
2.88/5 rDev +0.7%
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.
11-02-2005 19:02:08 | More by Globetrotter
3.78/5 rDev +32.2%
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.
11-02-2005 12:54:39 | More by nekronos
3.43/5 rDev +19.9%
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.
05-17-2004 09:30:19 | More by donnebaby
Cinco Estrellas from Mahou S.A.
69 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.