Cerveza Barena | Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd
Honduras

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MTNboy on 07-17-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
19
Avg:
2.62
pDev:
24.43%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
For Trade:
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2.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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2.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Act25
3.1/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Trip to Utila - Honduras - stayed at Utopia - a must snorkel / dive all inclusive - the best ever!
They secured some Jamaican made Export Guinness 7.5% for us, and we made black & Tans that were both refreshing and lighter with lagers like Barena 4.6%.

Of the 4 Hondura adjuncts, Barena rated best for me. Super light, crisp, sweet, dry finish.

A: Pours a crystal clear light golden yellow in body with huge amounts of visible carbonation with a 1.5 finger tall bright white meringue head that lasts and laces - very sudsy. Significant amounts of lacing are observed all the way down. It's a 4 for looks.

S: Light sweet malts - lighter lemony, grassy hops.

T: Follows smell but more ample. it's sweet, light, brassy, but fresh and dry finishing due to grassy hops.

M: Soda like body. ie heavier due to corn sweetness and heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

O: Much better than any American mass adjunct brands. It's great beer for the beach and swimming.

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3/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.15/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.25/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.54/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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2.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.09/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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2.46/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev +14.5%

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2/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of flagmantho
3.45/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz clear bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with no haze and a strong effervescence. Head is a finger of pillowy white foam with decent retention. Actually not bad for the style.

Smell: sweet and malty with relatively low adjunct character. There also appears to be an element of noble hops present; for the style, I can't complain too much. I'm also quite impressed with the lack of skunkiness, especially coming from a clear bottle.

Taste: a bit too sweet, with a little graininess. That said, it's relatively free of off-flavors and even demonstrates a little bit of hops. I'm quite pleasantly surprised.

Mouthfeel: light body with a big fizziness and a large but ephemeral creaminess. Good.

Overall: this might be the best-tasting, most refreshing mass-produced adjunct lager I've ever had. What's with all the hate?! It's drinkable as hell. If I could find this stuff around consistently, it would be my #1 tailgating beer.

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Cerveza Barena from Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd
2.62 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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