Salva Vida
Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd

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Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #183
Ranked #29,815
2.7 | pDev: 25.56%
Feb 07, 2022
Aug 06, 2002
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2.73 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia on Feb 07, 2022
1.26 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Jan 19, 2022
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3.02/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

12oz can (coded HDN0261) poured into 16oz tulip. Poured a clean, clear, bright light gold color with over an inch of white head that had good retention and light-moderate lacing.

The aroma was sweet, grain and corn mostly, and had very light floral hops.

Similar on the tongue, just sweeter.

The body was a bit fuller than the light of the style, was smooth, a bit sticky and had a sweet finish that lingered a bit.

Drinkability was OK, fairly typical for the style, but you're not left craving another.

Overall, a fairly average light lager. Worth grabbing for the tick.

Dec 23, 2021
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2.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5
by daliandragon from Maryland

Picked up a sixer of this at the beer and wine class on 355 today because it was different and I hadn't seen it before. A lot of sweet graininess up front but it mellows a bit and has a bit of balance in the aftertaste and a clean finish. Just another overpriced central American adjunct, although you could do worse.

Aug 18, 2021
3.89 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Dec 08, 2020
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4.64/5  rDev +71.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Jjax2277 from California

Love the crisp, light taste

Nov 18, 2020
3.27 by generallee from Virginia on Aug 21, 2020
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3.38/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the can, it pours a clear yellow golden color with a nice white head. In the nose, it has a grainy scent. In the mouth, a light grainy flavor. A perfect beer for after a bit of hard work in this hot weather!

Jul 26, 2020
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1.75/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
by elnachooo from Spain

Cerveza ligera, de carbonatación media y con un dedo de espuma de poca retención. Aromas débiles a maíz. En boca es acuosa y ligeramente amarga. Simple y plana.

Nov 30, 2019
2.57 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey on Sep 29, 2019
3.46 by HermitDan from New Jersey on Mar 01, 2019
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3.61/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Mclusal from Colombia

A48, A49

Sep 08, 2018
2.71 by ahommell from Mississippi on Jan 09, 2018
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3.11/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

i have never seen this in the states before now, i think this is my first beer from honduras! very exciting! its another global macro lager, nothing really groundbreaking or distinctive about it, but it is better than many of its peers, especially in latin america, and it works great with seafood, for whatever thats worth. golden and as light as they get, this looks like carbonated and clarified chicken broth or something, insanely light, as carbonated as they get, and actually holding some head, which is not always the case with these. not much aroma to it, but that can be a good thing with an adjunct lager, no metallics, no stale character, no chemical, its basic but its not messed up and its not gross. the same is true with the flavor, and while i dont get much grain or hops, i also dont get any of the usual off flavors in the style. i get just a light cereal profile towards the end, flash of bitterness which must be hop derived but has almost no flavor, and a crisp and brilliant lagered finish, refreshing and crushable, with a light honey note to it, off dry. it worked great with spicy peel and eat shrimp, and pretty well with a catfish poboy. this beer stands above many of its peers for me...

Nov 10, 2017
3.25 by paulish from New York on Jul 30, 2017
2.5 by Nace4 from Virginia on Jul 20, 2017
3.7 by Bear1964 from Nebraska on Jun 25, 2017
2.75 by tpauer from New Hampshire on Mar 06, 2017
2.96 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland on Jan 22, 2017
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3.42/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by ordybill from Georgia

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass at the Taco Mac in Atlanta, GA. The appearance is a straw color with a small white head. The aroma is all grain. The taste was very metallic but the presence of grain was very heavy also. An average beer.

Oct 19, 2016
2.5 by TroyE219 from Pennsylvania on Jul 22, 2016
2.34 by Griphon from Florida on Jun 26, 2016
2.62 by SamuelD3 from Honduras on Jun 24, 2016
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2.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by Tone from Missouri

Pours a clear, straw color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong adjunct, pale malt, sugar, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of an American Adjunct Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a distinct dryness. Tastes of strong adjunct, sugar, hint of hop, hint of metallic, and hint of pale malt. Overall, and average adjunct.

May 14, 2016
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3.2/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25
by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

12oz. bottle served in a willibecker. Pours a translucent yellow with a loose, half inch, bright white head the slowly recedes into a soapy slick. Nose is dull but adjuncts are definitely detectable, as well as a faint metallic quality. Taste consistent with nose - lots of corn and more adjuncts. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively carbonation shy of crisp - perfect body for a hot summer day. Overall - not bad for the style; however, there are better adjunct lagers out there.

May 06, 2016
2.48 by joshkouri from England on May 04, 2016
2.63 by JordanlikesAles from Georgia on May 01, 2016
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2.85/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by Act25 from New Jersey

Your first one, ice cold, at the beach, feels a bit like a Red Stripe. But it's down hill from there.
All the same - perhaps ties w port royal for best honduran beer. They're all adjunct watery grain beers.

Appearance: a pale yellow color with a lot of effervescence. Head pours a finger of white foam that actually delivers some lace.

Smell: Typical adjunct, grassy and grain. Cereals and faint.

Taste: Starts off the best of the Honduran beers, with a malty flavor that offers grass, lemon and a bit of hoppy cleansing in the finish

F: Very light body with a lots of carbonation. Dry enough, scrubbing finish.

O: Lawn-mower, beach beer.

Mar 27, 2016
3.81 by cashcaliman from Oklahoma on Feb 28, 2016
2.2 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Jan 17, 2016
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2.3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
by MacMalt from New Jersey

Poured from can into pint glass. It pours a pale golden-yellow with a thin, milk-white head and minimal lacing. There is little discernible smell: a little grass, some grain, and a whiff of citrus. It may be that it was poured from a can but it has a rather funky, and unpleasant, taste. It's like a weak light beer with a metallic taste. It is very light and watery with moderate carbonation. Although the ABV is low, I cannot imagine drinking enough of this for it to matter. I want to be fair but I don't find any redeeming quality in this lager. Perhaps if served fresh and on draught it would be better.

Jan 09, 2016
3 by 10Crumra from Texas on Jan 01, 2016
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2.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25
by LAp from Ohio

Ultimately, it's difficult to separate this beer from the memories that accompany it. This was the sole beer on the backpackers' island of Utila where I learned to scuba dive, and chilling with the dive buddies on a pier overlooking the beach after a long day on the reef is a recipe for overstating the merits of a thoroughly mediocre beer.

Oct 25, 2015
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1.57/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5
by GarrettB from Colorado

October 30th, 2013 - It's a pity that I can't attach photos to my reviews, because what we have here is a half-empty bottle of Salva Vida, and in the background is a Honduran scuba diving site. There's a wooden pier leading out to a open air structure where divers train tourists like us not to drown in shallow water. And after we succeed, there's a small bar waiting for your, serving up Salva Vida. Is it a good beer? No. But here at West End Dovers, and after a morning in the ocean, the sweet and heavy palate of this lager tastes good against the accumulated sea water on my lips.

Aug 29, 2015
2.44 by AlexM from California on Jul 06, 2015
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4.4/5  rDev +63%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by hiubeer_griffin from Honduras

GOOD the best of Honduras

Jun 02, 2015
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2.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by Wowcoolman from California

Poured into a frosteg mug- hard to see through the ice. Very metallic tasting, which overpowers the crispness associated with lagers. Maybe not the "life saver" the beer purports to be.

Apr 26, 2015
3.02 by TWStandley from Massachusetts on Mar 09, 2015
2.2 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Feb 06, 2015
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2.68/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by SirBrandonofMaltANDHops from Georgia

Similar to the port royal but cleaner.

Jan 31, 2015
Salva Vida from Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd
Beer rating: 66 out of 100 with 107 ratings