Quisqueya Extra
Cervecería Vegana S.A.

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American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #304
Ranked #47,188
2.43 | pDev: 27.57%
Cervecería Vegana S.A.
Dominican Republic
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Notes: Quisqueya Extra es una cerveza tipo pilsener lanzada a mediado de los setenta. Para su elaboración se utilizan selectos y finos ingredientes que hacen que su sabor y aroma sean únicos.

La excelente calidad de este producto hace que sea preferida por los consumidores al momento de su elección.
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 25
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1.43/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Even on a snowy, overcast day Quisqueya can conjure up a little bit of that Dominican sunshine (though this is likely just my wishful imagination as, admittedly, it looks identical to just about every other pale lager in the world). Still, that golden complexion is bright and brilliantly clear, suggesting that a refreshing, hot weather beer awaits...

The aroma, on the other hand, suggests that what's in the glass is closer to some kind of byproduct of industrial manufacturing. It smells like an unwanted, unexpected chemical fall-out from some sick, cursed experiment. It's incredibly unnerving. Only with swirling is anything remotely edible detected: sweet, golden corn syrup.

Following from that bouquet I would have thought there was nowhere for the flavour to go but up. Sadly I was wrong - things are exactly as bad as is painted in the smell. The taste is no easier to take in as it saturates the palate in a mountain of white sugar and an Olympic-sized pool of corn syrup. Is there any grain at all in this? I'd actually pay money not to have to drink it.

Rummaging through a dumpster I'm not sure I could find anything that would be more difficult and offensive to ingest. Can it really be that bad? Yea, pretty much. It's on a level parallel to spoiled milk and triggers a similar gag reflux. If it weren’t for the terrible aftertaste that lingers so long I'd be tempted to think it was all just a bad dream.

Quisqueya is so awful you'd think it was brewed by Rafael Trujillo - second only to him, this is probably the worst thing Dominicans have had to endure. It is perhaps the only beer where its ingredients (whatever they may be) are probably more harmful to your brain and general well-being than its alcohol content. It's bad enough that I think a human rights tribunal needs to step in - a consumer's watchdog group at the very least.

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Photo of janubio
2.65/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle, pours a light golden colour with a big head, it holds long enough and you can see bubbles coming to the top for a while. Smells of grain, fruit and actually a bit of vanilla! Watery body, mouth is more grain and fruts, with a metallic dry finish. Nothing special on int, refreshing and one sure could have another in a hot weather if it wasn't for the metallic thing.

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Photo of hopdog
2.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to weeare138 for bringing this gem over.

Poured a medium and clear yellow color with a small sized white head. Aromas of corn and grains. Tastes of the same. As blah as this was, there wasn't anything really offensive about it!

Notes from: 8/13/08

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Photo of weeare138
2.85/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My mom brought this back for me from a trip to the Dominican Republic.
Appears a transparent, straw toned gold with a white cap that leaves a good bit of lacing around the sides of the glass.
Smell is of cracked grain, ripe fruit, and vanilla with a hint of flaked maize in the aroma.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a bit of vanilla coming through on top of the maize.
Mouthfeel is light bodied, sugary, vanilla hitting the palate...actually wasn't as bad as I expected.

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Photo of BigBry
3.03/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The only beer I had from our recent trip to the Dominican Republic that wasn't a Presidente. Brown bottle, thankfully, so no skunking here.
Yellow straw color, short white head - as expected from a macro-type beer. Smell of some malt with some vegetation or corn, actuallt had some hop aroma. Slaightly malty taste and not overwelmed by adjucts, and as mentioned no hint of skunkiness. Light, yet clean and dry finish. A cold one tasted great on a hot day, I would probably search this one again out next time.

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Photo of jwc215
1.68/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is listed incorrectly here as a Pale Ale -- no way! This is an American macro - states Pilsener on label.

Pours straw yellow with quite a bit of carbonated bubbles rising to the top in a champagne-like sort of way. The thin head soon becomes a thin patch that vanishes after awhile.

The smell is of sweet corn/cereal. Bland, but not completely inoffensive for the style.

The taste is of sweet corn - this is adjunct filled with not a trace of hops. Wasn't expecting much but even in style this is bad. Wet cardboard interferes to an annoying degree. A bit soapy to boot.

It's thin/fizzy/seltzery.

This is pretty awful. Alka-seltzer-like.
Had this in the DR (while there attending my brother's wedding). Forget about it. Have the Bohemia, or even the Presidente. And have some rum drinks for a change of pace, but avoid this disaster of a macro.

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Photo of plaid75
3.45/5  rDev +42%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a light medium straw hue with a one finger white foamy head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light malt aroma with a slight corn adjunct character. Decent flowery hop aroma.

The taste was dominated by a light biscuity flavor. Happily there was not much trace of the adjuncts in the flavor. Mild hop bitterness balanced out the light taste. Finished dry.

The mouthfeel was light and clean. Good carbonation.

Overall, very drinkable. One of the better Latin-American beers I have had.

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Photo of Brent
3/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of those beers that falls into the "surprisingly not bad" category. Light, clean malt with a reasonable bit of hops, less grain and adjunct than one would expect - on par with the average Mexican lager. Well suited to hot weather patio quaffing.

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Photo of Billolick
2.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The label says this one is a "PIlsener type beer", best before dating notched onto the side of the label. Pours extremely light and clear, with a white head, that leaves a load of sticky and puffy lacing. Nose is solely of corn/rice. Minimal taste, very slight dry finish. Lawn mower suds at best.

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Photo of Sammy
2.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Another lager from a new country that I can have a sip or two and no more. Some malt sweetness and dryness. Not much flavour. Thin mouthfeel. Could they make a better beer and serve it on tap there? Not putting this country on my vacation list.Their cigars are better and I really don't smoke.Radekfest #3

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Quisqueya Extra from Cervecería Vegana S.A.
Beer rating: 65 out of 100 with 25 ratings