Port Royal Export | Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-23-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
95
Reviews:
42
Avg:
2.85
pDev:
18.6%
 
 
Wants:
3
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8
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of FriedGold2112
1/5  rDev -64.9%

Photo of drpimento
1.65/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

port royal export green glass bottlePOured with a light white head and some lace. Color is a clear pale yellow. aroma is a bit skunky + world common corn/rice beer. Flavor is exactly like aroma. Body is like and in context with the above characteristics - in other words, not that great. Finish is like flavor and can serve the purpose of the moment, but in the longer term, best forgotten. Except to remind yourself to try and get something better.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
1.68/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

12 oz green bottle pours a very clear yellow color with a decent sized white head. Retention is excellent and the lacing might be the best I've seen on a Central American brew.

Nose is kind of stinky, not unlike a fart. Not green-bottle skunky, but this is more of a sweet, grainy manure smell. Bad, very bad.

Dortmunder? Tastes more like an Adjunct lager to me. I would be shocked if this was all malted barley. Cereal grains are very sweet and not balanced at all by even a mere hint of hops. Mouthfeel approaches cloying, just too sweet. Does not taste as bad as it smells, but bad enough to contemplate drain pourage.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
1.7/5  rDev -40.4%

Photo of bonbini26
1.81/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Out of the 3 beers available in the Bay Islands this one was by far the worst. Grainy, corn, taste that was very hard to choke down along with a little skunk flavor. One of these was enough for me, if you have to choose go with Salva Vida for a beer in Honduras

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Photo of MtOrion
1.99/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of woscar
2/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of Georgiabeer
2/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of Nattybrah123
2/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of Mora2000
2.06/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Thanks to angrypirate06 for sharing this beer.

The beer pours macro yellow with a white head. The aroma is corny macro. The flavor is more of the same with corn, rice and some malt sweetness. Just your basic adjunct flavor here. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of nick76
2.06/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The aroma is not good but unique for me since its the first beer that has ever smell like personal lubricant. On top of that you have a touch of grass hops but mostly corn like malt. The appearance is pale gold with a nice head that lasts. The flavor is like the aroma, yeah. The palate is thin but ok for the style. Overall its pretty bad and pretty strange.

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Photo of PhantomVodoo
2.08/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Very pale yellow with a white head of good volume.
Aroma of grainy pale malts, hops and some off scents.

Taste isn't bad except for a strong off-flavor I beleive to be metallic. Possibly due to the can. Grainy, sweet pale malts with a decent hop balance. Pilsner style per the labeling is definitely a stretch, but the hopping is decent for a pale lager. My neighbor that brought this back from Honduras said it tasted better in the bottle and actually did have decent hopping.

Mouthfeel is probably the beer's strongest point, but that's not saying a whole lot.
Very light, but off-flavors knock down the drinkability.

Overall, a below average beer, but I wouldn't mind trying it in a bottle just to see if there's much difference in the metallic flavor.

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2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of hozersr
2.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of James_Michaud91
2.32/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Drank out of the bottle.
Smell is nearly non existent, no hop aroma, stale grain. No idea how fresh this bottle is to be kinda fair. Taste is plain apple juice, no real grain character, no hop flavor. It's crisp and beer like, goes down easy enough. Serve as cold as the mountains of Honduras if possible.

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Photo of Drew966
2.4/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Port Royal Export pours a pale yellow with a white head from a green twelve ounce bottle. The aroma is grainy. There isn't a lot of flavor, a bit grainy and a bit of sweet malt. Not much to it, not very good, you'd be better off looking elsewhere. i'd pass.

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Photo of harsley
2.46/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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 theboozecruise
2.47/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I decided to check this out after seeing it on the menu at Mellow Mushroom in BR. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass... yellow color, not much head, nothing to get excited about at all.

Smells more like an adjunct to me, but stronger than the really weak ones. Corn, yeasty... not all that appealing.

The taste is more of the same, but a little better than the smell led to believe. Definitely a step up from the pitchers of Bud Light the table had ordered before.

So... in summary, a step up from the big American macros, but nothing worth seeking out.

Edited after drinking again. The old "drinkability" score had to be adjusted now that it's the "overall" score.

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Photo of ltdantheman
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of cliff1066
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Easy drinking lager similar to a Michelob.

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Photo of 10Crumra
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Griphon
2.55/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Sabre311
2.56/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Port Royal Export from Cerveceria Hondurena, S.A. / BevCo Ltd
2.85 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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