Cerveza Aguila | Cervecería De Barranquilla

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Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 11-04-2002

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3.25/5  rDev +22.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -43.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of bark
2.56/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The colour is straw yellow (5 EBC), the liquid clear. The finger thick airy head sinks down to a white lid.

The smell is very, very light. Some wet paper, some spices (cardamom?).

The taste is very light. Some sweetness, some paper and pulp. Fragile anonymous bitterness in the background. Light, almost non-existing body. Hints of flour and butter in the aftertaste as well as some sour-bitter chemical notes.

The carbonation is strong. Lots of big short-lived bubbles. The liquid is watery.

Well, it is a tropical adjunct lager. Some off-flavours, but I have had much worse ones.

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2/5  rDev -24.5%

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3/5  rDev +13.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +32.1%

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2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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2/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of metter98
2.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with delicate lacing covering the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of corn and musty grapes in the nose. The grapes seem to become stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some notes of chemical flavors and hints of white wine.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The chemical flavors in this beer do not make it very pleasing to drink.

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2.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow in color with a light amount of visible carbonation. The beer has a thin (1/8 finger tall) white head that quickly reduces to a patch of very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a very thin ring at the edges of the glass (not quite all the way around the glass). Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of corn adjunct malts and fruity with a slightly chemical smell.

T: There is something off in the taste of this beer, something akin to the chemical flavors that are subtle in non-alcoholic beer but much stronger. I'm not a fan of the taste of this beer. Light amounts of bitterness but it does not linger.

M: Slightly lighter than medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Very light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Not a huge fan of this one, way too much chemical taste and smell for me to enjoy it.

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2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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2.53/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Yellow leaning pale, small white head falls fast to a ring, multiple streams of bubbles. The ring stays with a few skim patches, but no lace.

S: General light lager (macro-ish) nose. Some fruity esters, some grain, perhaps some floral & softly herbal hops. Okay strength. About as expected, not bad but a bit bland.

T: Quite macro like. Grain & adjunct in both flavor and sweetness. But not really all that much of any of anything. And that lets a bit of herbal / hay hops show with mild bittering. Basic lawnmower / quencher taste.

M: Under medium body with over-matched yet softly expansive carbonation. Refreshing & a bit crisp from CO2. Some drying way late in the finish.

D: It is funny that they make a light version of it as this original is already so light itself. They appear to sell bunches of it, so . . . I guess it is proof that the mass appeal lawnmower thing works in Colombia too.

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2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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1/5  rDev -62.3%

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2/5  rDev -24.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +32.1%

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2.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this on a trip to Cartagena, Colombia back in November. Review is from notes I took.

A - Pale, straw gold with a small, soap like white head. Left little lacing.

S - Not much to smell, some light corn notes, a little grass.

T - Follows nose, slightly sweet, corn, grainy, thin malt profile. Not too bad, pretty much your standard adjunct.

M - Highly carbonated, easy to drink brew. Didn't leave a bad aftertaste and was quite light.

O - A typical adjunct, slightly above average for the style if anything.

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3/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
2.69/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

So you are a ticker, and you see a 6er of this on a shelf in Florida. You think "that probably can't be very good, but shit! I can't pass up the opportunity to tick Colombia!" So you grab the 6er, toss it into your cart, and head to the checkout. You grab a glass as everyone else sips right from the bottle. "Why the glass?" they ask. You try to explain ticking. They don't understand.

The body is pretty standard for an adjunct lager. Not expecting much, I was not disappointed, though the thin and soapy-looking bubbles that form this beer's sorry excuse for head are slightly off-putting. Despite that, the carbonation is lively.

Aroma is of corn adjuncts and some coarse grainy notes, along with a touch of grassy hops. Surprising. This must be multi-hop brewed, too. The flavors are similar, and nothing more really comes through, though the sweet corn adjunct comes through more in front of some coarse grains, almost nullifying any hop character altogether.

The feel is thin and prickly due to the overly high carbonation, regardless of style. Happy to tick, but also happy that the beer pong table was set up only 15 feet away to consume the rest of this.

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2.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: We got a finger of head that's lasting a while, but it's not lacing, and the body isn't doing it any favors. Not very much carbonation in the body, and it's just a bit too much on the yellow side.

Smell: What smell? The only thing I'm getting is some light corn and touch of skunking, which I didn't expect from a brown bottle.

Taste: A run of the mill adjunct lager. Starts with some sweet corn notes, turns to a bit more barley and a touch of earthy hops and ends with a slight pang of skunk that's just subdued enough to not harm the beer.

Mouthfeel: Lacking in carbonation without question, as it turned watery on me quick. The skunk pang also has a bit of an odd after-effect. Apart from that though, it wasn't too bad.

Drinkability: Glug, glug, glug, hey where's my beer? This stuff went down ridiculously quickly, which I'm fairly sure is the idea. To be fair, I can't really I expected anything but from a beer from Columbia.

Final Thoughts: Well, I can't say I'm surprised as this beer is one of those tropical tourist beers that is designed to rehydrate you during the hot weather. It goes does well enough, and strangely the negative factors seem to conspire to make you want to drink it quicker. Hmm... anyways nothing special, but worthwhile if it was all that was there.

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Cerveza Aguila from Cervecería De Barranquilla
Beer rating: 2.65 out of 5 with 147 ratings