Salva Vida | 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): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jackndan on 08-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
90
Reviews:
39
Avg:
2.74
pDev:
23.36%
 
 
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4
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9
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Photo of PhilHeinricke
2.87/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

I love Honduras. I've been there at least half a dozen times. I've been in the cities, I've been in the aldeas, I've been in the mountains, and I've been to the beach resorts. There is no place I'd rather be. There is no food I'd rather eat. They have a dish there called "baleadas". It's a flour tortilla with scrambled eggs, refried beans, crema and anything else you want to put in there. It's so simple and easy to make yet so good.

I remember one time I went to Telamar resort for a day. It was my sister-in-law's birthday, and we wanted her to have a good time. While we were eating lunch, we saw a group of French tourists, and their table was covered with empty bottles of Salva Vida. I figured, hey, it must be pretty good.

I was wrong.

It's a beautiful color. It's a beautiful golden, golden color just like the Honduran sun. It's light; it looks like just the perfect refreshment to cool you down after sitting on the beach or at poolside. But the taste just doesn't come through. It has no beer-ish taste, and there's a slight hint of a metallic taste. It was a hot day. We had been thrashing around in the pool for hours. I was thirsty. But I didn't get another.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
2.31/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of MtOrion
2.09/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of StArnoldFan
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Gowcheco
2.6/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of IvanJ126
1/5  rDev -63.5%

Photo of David19457
3.3/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of OregonGrown7
2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of LiquidAmber
2.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light golden amber with a one finger white head with good retention and lacing. Standard adjunct aroma of sweet malt, mild grassy hops and corn, a hint of soap. Flavor follows; sweet malt, hints of bread, grassy hops and biscuit, tapers off quickly to a watery light sweet malt finish with an odd, light residual unflavored bitterness. Light bodied, but decent carbonation. A fairly typical adjunct lager, lighter in finish than normal, but as usual, harmless and bland. Wouldn't be too bad on a hot Honduran afternoon, but just ticker fodder for me.

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Photo of atrocity
2/5  rDev -27%

Photo of Sparky44
2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of DuffDaddy
3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of Latarnik
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
2.65/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: golden/straw colored; effervescent; big frothy white head

Smell: citrusy; malty; grassy

Taste: like a slightly hoppy water; very thin throughout; like a megabrew pale lager; not much to talk about here; probably good on a hot day after mowing the lawn, but otherwise, meh.

Mouthfeel: thin and watery

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Photo of ygtbsm94
1.5/5  rDev -45.3%

Photo of Boone757
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Noelito76
2/5  rDev -27%

Photo of woscar
1.5/5  rDev -45.3%

Photo of davegray
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Sweffin
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Yesdog
2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of birchstick
2.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A - pours a pale golden yellow with a pretty nice looking head on it. The head settles and forms what amounts to an above average looking adjunct lager.

N - nose is nothing but aluminum/metal and some off grain flavors. Not too pleasant on the nose.

T - the taste is better than the smell - soft grainy malts with a touch of dry grassy hops (the hops are a reach). Nothing else going on - pretty straightforward adjunct (not that I was expecting anything else).

M - nice carbonation and body

D - overall, it is somewhat refreshing, but would be even more so if there was some more flavor in it. Obviously, when in Honduras there aren't a lot of options, but I think I would take a water over this for the price.

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Salva Vida from Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd
2.74 out of 5 based on 90 ratings.
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