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
Ranking:
#44,475
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
57
pDev:
25.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
Trade:
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1/5  rDev -60.6%

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1.13/5  rDev -55.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of JoEBoBpr
1.17/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This beer is not my favorite. It pours a bright pale color with very thick foam. There is not much a malt taste but i can taste a lot of rice in it reminding me of some of the dryer Japanese beers. Still it doesn’t carry the flavor the whole way through there is a lot of metallic tastes as well. Overall in my book it is as bad if not worst than Coors Light.

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Photo of beerjerk
1.22/5  rDev -52%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I found this beer at a gas station mini mart and bought one simply to collect the label. I can safely say that I found something worse that Coors Light or Bud Light.

It came in a clear bottle, through which an unhealthy pale yellow was noticeable. It had a slight, yet sickening sweetness which reminded me of diluted cough medicine.

Nevertheless it earned a spot in my beer label collection as the worst swill I have ever had in my life.

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Photo of woscar
1.25/5  rDev -50.8%

Photo of Nattybrah123
1.5/5  rDev -40.9%

Photo of harsley
1.81/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Recently spent a week in Roatan and drank a lot of the 4 Honduran beers on the island in the hot sun. They were quite refreshing given the weather and suited their purpose perfectly, ie: quenching thirst. I'll review all 4 at once, from what I can remember, so anyone looking to try these when they visit can have an idea of what's in store.

All were drank straight from the bottle.

Barena - This was the worst of the bunch in my opinion. Heavy aroma and flavor of DMS. It's pretty much overpowering and you can't taste anything else. Comes in a clear glass bottle so, although mine wasn't, could be easily light struck. Very clear diluted yellow in color with a bright white head that didn't last at all with each sip. Tried it once and never had it again.

Port Royal - This was possibly the cleanest of all the beers. But that also meant that it had very little flavor to speak of. Very crisp, easy to drink (fast) and thirst quenching...but aside from a little DMS in the after taste had very little going on. Came in a green glass bottle and was very clear.

Imperial - This one came in a brown bottle so that was a nice change. Not so loaded with DMS to turn me away in flavor in aroma. Had a little more body than the first 2 and little more going on in flavor...there may have been a little malt used in there after all.

Salva Vida - This quickly became my go-to beer on the island. It came in a brown bottle and had good head retention everytime the bottle was tipped to sip. Never took it out of the bottle except to drink but it looked very clear in the bottle with a white big carbonation head. Slight DMS in the taste and aroma. It had some mroe going on though...You could actually tell they used hops in the beer (although still not very prevelent) and there was a little malt in there too.

All in all they are 4 similar beers brewed by the same brewery. Not the best beer to drink but they serve the purpose when it's 85 and sunny and you've been at the beach all day and need a thirst quencher while sitting on the porch in the evening. I'd recommend trying them all for yourself but Salva is the winner in my book.

On a side note. I learned that some rich guy went over to Roatan and actually built a brewery. He planned to brew beer for the island, and I believe tried to, but was quickly run out of the business by the big wigs. I guess they went to all the businesses on the island and paid them NOT to sell his beer and continue to sell these 4 as the only local beers on the island. He tried to sell the brewery but was unsuccessful and he now makes soda with the equipment.

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Photo of MtOrion
1.9/5  rDev -25.2%

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2/5  rDev -21.3%

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2/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Cyberkedi
2.06/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Color is a typical straw yellow with a decent and firm, though typical, white head. Crisp, malty aroma has a fruity undertone, typical for this style. Flavor is malty - and rather insipid. Smooth texture has little body or fizz. OK, I had to try it just for something from Honduras.

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Photo of BasementBer
2.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

After a brief trip to Honduras, I picked up all the beer of the country that I could: Barena, Royal Export and Salva Vida. This one was my least favorite.

A: Very clear, a golden yellow with a standard head.

S: Grain, slight hop aroma.

T: Water, with a minimal amount of outstanding flavors. Ingredients listed as: Agua, Malta, Adjuntos, Lupulo. Surpisingly yeast is not in this list, but adjuncts are and there are a whole lot of them judging by my palate.

M: Standard fizzy light lager.

O: as mentioned not very good, as most of the honduran beers I tried were all just refreshments. Too light, too empty.

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Photo of TWStandley
2.09/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of rab53
2.15/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Jodio
2.2/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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2.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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2.26/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 onz. (333ml) clear bottle

Appearance is a pale golden color with a white foamy head,really nice.

Smells like veggies , there's not a lot of aroma in this beer just like hints.

In the taste hops,grains and some malt,some carbonation ,it does'nt leave a bad taste in the mouth .Does'nt feel wattery in the mouth. This beer is good to try ,but not to return.

Not a bad beer for a clear bottle.

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2.3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.34/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ZEB89
2.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mark-Leggett
2.43/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bschmidt_37
2.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Beertrader60657
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of AlexM
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Cerveza Barena from Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd
Beer rating: 2.54 out of 5 with 57 ratings
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