Quilmes | Cervecería y Maltería Quilmes / Grupo Bemberg

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Cervecería y Maltería Quilmes / Grupo Bemberg

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 08-11-2002

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Ratings: 474 |  Reviews: 236
Photo of javiernano
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Danobold
2/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of samie85
2.99/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a ridiculously pale yellow color with a finger and a half of white head.

Bready and some light hints of herbal hops.

Follows the nose with pale, bready malts and a mildly spicy herbal hop presence.

Light-bodied with ample carbonation and a light dry grain note.

Very drinkable, but there's not much to interest me here.

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Photo of BrazilianAussie
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of rudolphjacksonm
2.03/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Yellowy color with a fizzy white head that lasted mere seconds. No lacing. 1.5

S - Ugh. Corn, malt, and some adjunct, musty smells. Almost as if they left some of the ingredients soaked in water for a few weeks, strained the mildew off the top, and then made beer with it. 1.0

T - Despite the off-putting smell and lackluster appearance, the taste isn't too bad. Malty and slightly sweet, bright flavor without the awful metallic, rotted corn flavor you get from other adjuncts (i.e. Coors). Dissolves into a slightly bitter and thin malt taste. 2.5

M - Crisp and highly carbonated. Appropriate for the style and helps to bring some of the flavor out. 3.0

O - Quilmes is a good contender for "most drinkable american adjunct," even though it's Argentinian. Very good for session drinking and definitely more enjoyable than other beers of the same type. 2.0

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Photo of beerhunter13
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of mnixon86
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of hogrider
1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

There is not much to say about this beer except that is one of the worst tasting beers that I have ever had. I can taste the corn and has a grassy after taste it grows skunky by the second....enough said. AVOID

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Photo of Tebuken
1/5  rDev -62.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I think this beverage doesn´t reach the minimum profile to be declared as a beer.It could be defined as something similar to a beer but almost undrinkable.
I really don´t know how industries handle ingredients to get such a horrible thing to drink.
The only way to drink it is pressing your nose while drinking and it must be almost frozen so you can not get its real flavor.

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Photo of Texasfan549
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of kmckinnon87
2/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of FosterJM
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

1042nd Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
11.2 oz

This was a white elephant from my boss at Xmas. Part of a Cost Plus World Market Beers of the World

App- Dark pee yellow with a short lived, off white head that left a kind of gunky film on the glass. Not really cling, but makes it look dirty.

Smell- Corn, some malt, a little damp, some lemon peel. A mis-mash that just kinda is there.

Taste- A bit like the nose, but thicker. Its very malty and light at the same time. Just kinda is there with flavor but not really bad/not really good.

Mouth- More medium/Medium. Residual malts and some dampness. Wasnt a fan of the aftertaste

Drink- Well my boss tried. I dont work with beer drinkers so I got stuck with this one. Wont be coming back to it.

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Photo of Campodog
1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of dstc
2.36/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Crystal clear, pale golden color with a full white head. Head falls to just about nothing leaving the thinnest of lace. Seems typical for this style beer.

Nose is rather typical as well. Plenty of grain and corn but deep down has a malt quality to it.

Tastes like it should. Rather light and refreshing with a corn taste. Deep down it's a bit more complex that you would think but not necessarily in a good way. There's a flavor down there I can't put a finger on. Bit sweet too.

Thin and crisp in the mouth and thirst quenching.

Is what it is and does a decent job of being a SoAmer adjunct lager.

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Photo of tjpietrick
2/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of apollokilo
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of bonbini26
2/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of CrazyDavros
1.68/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours yellow with a small head that quickly fades to nothing.
Nose shows hay, sweet straw, faint funky notes and sweet corn.
Similar flavours: hay, cardboard, cooked vegetables. Pretty bad stuff, very cloying, no bitterness.
Could use lots more carbonation.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of adelong2
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of barnzy78
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Durge
3.08/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a light golden colored, clear lager with a decent white crown and good lacing. The aroma is a crisp metallic wheat, with rice and oats all evident. The flavor brings on a grapey overtone on the grainy theme noted in the aroma, along with an interesting peppery cinnamon flair. It’s medium light bodied with tiny but aggressive carbonation. Fortunately there’s no “metal” in the flavor and it mellows into a decent grain refreshment. This is another beer du jour for a particular cuisine. I guess every country must have one or two Budweiser beers to bring to the respective restaurants of the world. This was my first Argentinean experience and it was fine for having a grainy brew to wash down your meal. If you’re looking for something special, look elsewhere.

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Photo of warnerry
1.83/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A - Pours VERY light, halfway between straw and clear (Cristal, indeed) with one finger of quickly fading white head.

S - Smells somewhat grainy, kind of like white bread, but also unusually sweet. No hops to speak of.

T - Quite sweet up front, in a very distracting way. Then some bread malts come in, but not much after that.

M - Medium with a weird syrupy feel. Definitely not what I expected from a lager.

O - Even for an adjunct lager, this is pretty poor. The sweetness just feels artificial and distracting. None of the other flavor components can overcome this flaw.

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Photo of flyingpig
2.19/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A 970ml bottle, bought at Tesco.

Very light, pale straw. Finger sized white bubbly head that lasts half a minute.

Almost nothing. After a big effort I managed to identify some corn and grain with even fainter grassy, floral hops.

Sweet tasting with lots of corn, some grain and various other adjuncts with some very faint grassy hops. It is incredibly basic and lacking depth or character. Bit of a skunky aftertaste too.

Quite thin & light but not overly, the beer is well carbonated and has a fizzy tang to it when it hits the tongue and it is quite crisp but that is about it really.

Poor showing. It is drinkable but not a beer that I would want to drink again. Up there with some of the worst pale lagers I have drank avoid this one.

Reviewed @ http://abarwithnoname.wordpress.com

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Photo of dansmcd
1.73/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A - Very light yellow amber colour, crystal clear, thin white head leaving the faintest lace rings.

S - Sweet corn, hay, metal.

T - The faintest corn flavour overpowered by water.

M - Thin and watery, light to moderate carbonation. Terrible.

O - Boring, basic, watery adjunct lager. Lacking in everything.

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Quilmes from Cervecería y Maltería Quilmes / Grupo Bemberg
2.64 out of 5 based on 474 ratings.
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