Paceña | Cerveceria Boliviana Nacional S.A.

BA SCORE
76
okay
78 Ratings
PaceñaPaceña
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cerveceria Boliviana Nacional S.A.
Bolivia
cbn.bo

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by NeroFiddled on 11-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
78
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.1
pDev:
24.52%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of HyphenatedAmerican
3.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smakawhat
4.02/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Supper bright, crystal clear and dark bodied bright shiny brass gold color, with light amounts of pinhead bubbles. Head creation is a nice frothy and sudsy three fingers, managing a bit of soapy cling and lacing. Very nice looking lager.

Very clean nose. Stays away from corny sweetness, or excessive sugars and off flavors and gets into faint hits of white bread.

Nicely easy drinking palate. Mild sweetness with faint touches of bread in the mid palate, and more of a honey like flavor. Clean but with less crispness, almost a bit of German like density of malt nearly as well. Peppery feeling carbonation also adds a nice texture and fun to the palate, and stays away from obnoxious gas as well.

Quite a surprising AAL, that's got a mix of mild sweetness, and just simple clean flavor.

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Photo of swampsuds
4.04/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 54V4G3
2.72/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of adolfotcar
3.66/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was really surprised by this beer.
I did a Blind Taste Test, and at the end it was better then Heineken (ok, I know that Heineken isn't anything great, but that was the test).
For a cheap beer it pays the money!

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Photo of stevoj
2.43/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from Maruhn. Poured with a thick, foamy head. Smell is slightly sour/citrusy. Taste is weak, mouthfeel is watery. My guess is some adjunct grains are used in this....

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Photo of Barracudas
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of spycow
2.64/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MisledTitan
3.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wobbly
4.1/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best examples of this style I have had. Impressed with the Bros' ranking. I wonder how many of the folks that rated it poorly have actually had it.

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.61/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beric
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Serving: Bottle into pint
Served: 12 Jan 2015

Brought direct from Bolivia.

Appearance: Pours a pale yellow with a weird, almost greenish tint. The beer pours with a foamy white head that quickly collapses into nothing. Little to no lacing.

Smell: Smells skunky and sweet; your average AAL.

Taste: A bit of a surprise considering where the rest of this beer was going. The taste is really incredibly smooth- it's sweet and 'beery' and paired excellent with my spicy dinner.

Mouthfeel: Watery with medium carbonation.

Overall: A decent AAL and one that drinks way easier than the overcarbonated US versions. I loved the toned-back carbonation that really allowed the sweet corniness to come through. Refreshing, but nothing special.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.17/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
2.6/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of nmoeschler
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Schweitzer21
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Hunter0507
5/5  rDev +61.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have to say that I love beer, and that I had all types of beers from different parts of the world and I truly love this Bolivian beer Pacena.

Wow it sums it up!!!!

Best beer ever. I wish I could find it here in California. They have it in Europe and it parts of the east coast. hard to find it here.

Love Pacena. One day I would like to visit Bolivia and get me some beer there.

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Photo of FLima
1.06/5  rDev -65.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Elegant bottle, let's see its interior beauty. Yellow golden color with a thin head with low retention.
It has a bad Adjunct Lager aroma even at cold temperature, notes of corn, booze and sweet bread.
Refreshing flavor of sweet corn and malt, a bit of spices, oxidized apple, diacetyl and light herbal hops.
Light body with good carbonation.
A mass adjunct lager below average given more noticeable defects. Not awful while near freezing temperatures and if you like the style.

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Photo of MarkoNm
2.15/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Pours a glass full of gold content with a small (just about a finger) white head that quickly settles to only a small lacing.
The aroma is gentle. There is some malt and also some grains. Also some sour aroma is noticeable.
The taste is slightly sweet at first but the body is completely bland with no real finish. Lacks some bitterness and is slightly watery.
Drinkable, but not much to the taste.

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Photo of Marc_Nation
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Boone757
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of BeerOps
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of mfuentesh
4/5  rDev +29%

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Paceña from Cerveceria Boliviana Nacional S.A.
3.1 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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