Huari
Cerveceria Boliviana Nacional S.A.

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Style:
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #259
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
75
Ranked #50,044
Avg:
2.52 | pDev: 38.49%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
20
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Cerveceria Boliviana Nacional S.A.
 
Bolivia
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  0
Gots
  5
SCORE
75
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Reviews by mcbiydw2:
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mcbiydw2 from England

1.41/5  rDev -44%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A strange one this. As mentioned in some other reviews the label is it´s best feature (unfortunately I don´t have a picture either). Tasted in a bar in Tupiza, Bolivia.

Pale yellow colour - straw like.

No real aroma, just a faint chemical tang. Not enticing in a beer.

A weak flavourless brew with a metallic aftertaste. Almost tainted like a beer that´s gone off. Thin, almost watery with (thankfully) a short mouthfeel.

Not recommended

Jun 17, 2010
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lacqueredmouse from Australia

1.27/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Very pale light yellow, clear and insipid. Almost no head, just a filmy ring. Lots and lots of carbonation, a huge gaseous explosion in the glass. Looks fizzy, insipid and unpleasant.

Almost nothing on the nose - a faint rice-and-corn sweetness, a hint of funky sourness, and not very pleasant. Just thin and sweet.

Nothing on the palate at all. Maybe a vague, thin watery character, overwhelmed by zealous effervescence which irritates the tongue. That's it - a grainy sweetness, and that horrible sharp, bloating carbonation. Terrible, just terrible. No saving characters.

Verging on undrinkable, easily one of the worst beers I've had in the entire world

Nov 15, 2008
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drpimento from Wisconsin

1.8/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Brought this back from La Paz a while ago. It poured with almost no head and no lace. Decently carbonated. Very pale yellow. Almost no aroma. Flavor has some hoppy bitterness to it. It is settling out a bit. Finish is sharply bland. Nothing foul for what that's worth. Could do a lot worse.

Apr 07, 2007
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laituegonflable from Australia

1.89/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clear pale-yellow hue with good, medium dense foam white head. Slow and dispersed carbonation. Clear and true to style.

Hoppy nose, but fairly weak aroma, and what's more, very simple. Bit of bitterness suggests itself but nothing else. Could use much more.

Yeah, lagery and bitter on the palate with an unpleasant pride of ringworm hops. And yes, I know it's ringwood. Bit I know my ringworm will enjoy this horrible flavour. That doesn't even make sense. Palate is very short, and finish is like soda water. Needs more of everything. Especially pleasant-to-drink-ness. At the moment it's got nothin'.

Dec 26, 2008
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Jmoore50 from Nevada

2.16/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Um...this was not that good.

The appearance was like urine, but just a little better because it was carbonated. Came with a crisp white head that went away faster than your tastebuds after first sip.

The smell was rough, metal even though it came it a glass bottle. Honestly, the best part of this beer was the crazy label, which I will try and help to upload. Overall bad.

The taste was fizzy and corn starchy. Not good. Sorry for writing so many bad and negative things about this brew but really I could not even force it down my throat. I had to drink wine, which was more expensive and in Bolivia, not that much better.

Overall dont drink, maybe collect the neat label but overall just ignore and order some vino, and that really hurts me to say.

J

May 18, 2009
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GRG1313 from California

1.89/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours a light yellow with a firm, thick white head.
A gift from a client who went down to Brazil and brought me back my favorite kind of present.

Nose is thin vegetal bitter - almost smells like fresh salted celery or lettuce.

Mouthfeel is medium/thin but with a bit of a creamy mouthfilling quality. Light balance and a bit watery with little character.

Flavors are just simple and watery. Flavors taste like a decent lager to which one has added about 50% water.

Finish is a light green bitter that carries through with the vegetal quality.

This is not undrinkable - this is just very simple and without much going for it.

Oct 28, 2010
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wordemupg from Canada (AB)

3.11/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

620ml? bottle poured into pint glass 16/8/11

A pale straw yellow with very little bubbles but a soapy head retains well and leaves a fair bit of random lace

S some faint grassy hops and a little cornflake but no skunk like Pacena

T mimics the smell quite well simple but nothing offensive

M crisp and clean served very cold it was refreshing, quite watery and more carbonation then one could see

O pretty average stuff but great for Bolivia

I prefered this to Pacena for sure I´m pretty sure this bottle was fresh and wasn´t stored outside on a street like many of the brews I´ve had in this part of the world.

Aug 16, 2011
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cambabeer from New York

2.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Nice clear gold with a little rosy hues, handsome finger of persistent head, not bad looking at all.

S- Sweet, grainy, but weak and not astoudning. A little ethanol in there but not all that appetizing over all. A little chemically and the good smells are cery well clouded by that. Not good.

T- Taste here isn't exceptional. Toasty grains that bring a little bit of breadlikeness. Bitter aftertaste, but not that good. A little wattery, with ethanol taste in the middle.

M- Carbonation is nice, but a thin layer of film is left on the palate.

D- Medium to light bodied and drinkable, but it would be much more so if it just tasted better.

I'm not buying this again. If you're in Bolivia don't get this and judge all bolivian beer by it, get a Pacena!

Jan 02, 2011
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cervezango from Wisconsin

2.95/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

nice gold color, LOTS of carb, tiny bubbles foamy head good retention, looks good, leaves foam on glass

smells of fermented corn and berries, a little spicy too

good hops taste, kind off pilsnery but still a adjunct lager i guess. not too abrasive, semi sweet

not to complex, easy to drink. breif sweetness in after taste then back to bitter. light but not to light good weight for a lager.

nearly satisfying.

id have another.

id give it a low end 3 overall, alot of people say its the best beer in bolivia but pacena makes two that are better the pico del oro and pico del plata

Apr 07, 2011
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MDDMD from Pennsylvania

2.18/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A-light yellow color with a small white head which quickly dissipates

S-light yeast aroma and vegetal character

T-minimal malt flavor and bitterness, bland tasting

F-light body with moderate carbonation

O-not much to recommend it, but is drinkable

Dec 17, 2011
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BJasny from Texas

3.5/5  rDev +38.9%

Jan 21, 2013
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RyanGoodman from Bolivia

1.96/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Huari is claimed by some Bolivian beer enthusiasts to be the best beer that comes out of the country. Well, how does it stand up?

According to a report there is 80% malt and 20% rice. Okay, I have to say that I wasn't expecting rice to be part of the recipe.

Huari pours a perfect bright golden hue. The billowy foam head of 3/4 inch diminishes to a floating layer atop the liquid, eventually becoming a ring around the top. The bubbles that rise invite thoughts of handsome carbonation.

La cerveca smells of sweet malts with an additive...perhaps fermented rice sugar? I wrestle to discover any hop aroma, and come up empty handed.

Taste follows to exactness what the smell suggests. High amounts of fermented sweet pale malt, with very slight hop presence. A little butter. All the bread crusts that those moms cut off for their kids is in this beer. This beer is very sunny, light, poppy, and somehow not very happy. It leaves your mouth dry and a little clammy.

Excellent carbonation.

If this is truly the best beer produced in Bolivia, it's not the end of the world. Head and shoulders above others I've tried. But don't let this one get even a little bit warm. Drink cold and drink now!

Jan 12, 2013
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sd123 from Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Jul 24, 2013
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FLima from Brazil

2.02/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Light yellow color with a thin fluffy head with medium retention.
Aroma with notes of sulfur, lemon drops and grain sweetness.
Flavor with notes of grain sweetness, metallic, cabbage and generic and tired hops. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Watery body with good carbonation.
Bad and boring Adjunct Lager sold as premium in Bolivia. Low malt intake and generic tired hops.

Feb 18, 2019
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Beric from Massachusetts

2.92/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Serving: Bottle into pint
Served: 14 Jan 2015

Appearance: Pours a sickly pale yellow with a foamy head that almost immediately collapses on itself.

Smell: Skunky and sweet.

Taste: Almost tasteless- some cloying sweetness and a pinch of typical 'beer' in there but not much else. Nearly water.

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery.

Overall: If not for being a gift, I would not have drank this beer.

Jan 19, 2015
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EstebanH from Florida

4.07/5  rDev +61.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If you're in Bolivia, this is the good stuff. Better than Ducal and Paceña but not too fancy either. Rica

Jan 09, 2019
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Freddy_1309

5/5  rDev +98.4%

Dec 14, 2014
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Libeertarian from Montana

2.73/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From notes taken 08/04/16:

Mostly clear straw gold, but with consistent haze giving it a more amber tone. Looks effervescent, with large bubbles clinging to glass from top to bottom, more clustered at the top below the head, and a light, fine, foamy head, white of medium retention. Strong honey aroma in bottle, seemed an off-quality at first. Still smells honey-forward in glass, but grains more evident. And the same on the taste. Mostly honey, little grain, even less hops to speak of, bready finish, an almost salty aftertaste. Definitely different from your average Adjunct Lager, but not so different you wouldn’t say it’s one. Good flavor, exactly what its supposed to be, but way too sweet for me. Medium-body, not quite syrupy. Abundant carbonation, thankfully creamy, sudsy, and spritzy, instead of outright effervescent.

Oct 20, 2016
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54V4G3 from Belgium

2.19/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

May 11, 2016
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Lisalisa1994 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +78.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

People who put this beer a low score obviously have never tried it. This is considered the most tastiest beer in Bolivia along its conpetition Pacena beer.
I tasted both in Bolivia. Huari beer taste really nice. Smooth and fresh and not strong. I bought a bottle with me and maybe i will put it soon on ebay to sell so someone can try this rare popular beer.
Huari beer is considered fancy beer because you will see resturants selling more huari for there expensive meat dishes.

Oct 25, 2017
Huari from Cerveceria Boliviana Nacional S.A.
Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 20 ratings