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Pilsener | Cervezas Nacionales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cervezas Nacionales
Ecuador
cervecerianacional.com.ec

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UnionMade on 09-18-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,140
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
40
pDev:
21.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
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2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Dactrius
2.28/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of AgentMunky
2.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a glass. From notes.
3.5/3.0/2.5/3.5/2.5

White head fades fast. Lots of effervescence very pale yellow.
Sweetish and grainy, but not entirely unpleasant.
One of the many, many generic lagers in the world. It's saddening, but unsurprising. That said, it's not actively BAD. Just, dull. The taste, such as it is, is ephemeral, leaving nothing but an objectionable sweetness.
Not even watery as much as bland. Goes down smooth with a hint of carbonation and touch of dryness
It is what it is. Not recommended, but when in Ecuador...

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Photo of SierraFlight
2.44/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cryptichead
3/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Damian
3.07/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Drank from a bottle at Hotel Quito, Quito, Ecuador
Served in a pint glass

Pale golden yellow and absolutely crystal clear in appearance. Aggressive streams of bubbles ascended to the top of the glass. The liquid was topped by a super dense and frothy, bright white head that lasted for most of the drink. A think blanket of lacing stuck along the bottom third of the glass.

The nose was very faint initially but came out more as the beer warmed. Some grainy, biscuity malts were noticeable. Slightly skunky with a kiss of herbal hops.

The flavor profile was somewhere between an American macro lager and a mediocre pilsener. Grainy with some crackery, pale malts up front. Grassy, Noble hops appeared in the dry and slightly bitter finish. Overall, not very complex but definitely thirst quenching and easy drinking.

The mouthfeel was the one aspect of this beer that really missed the mark however. It was quite thin and over carbonated with a prickly effervescence. I definitely found it distracting.

With "Pilsener" and "Club" as the only two beer options at most bars and restaurants, Ecuador is certifiably a beer wasteland. Regardless, I drank many a bottle of Pilsener over my two-week trip and found it to be quite refreshing.

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3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Drew966
2.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cerveza Pilsener pours a pale golden color with a thick, fluffy, white head from a brown 19.5 ounce bottle. There is a very mild aroma, a bit of adjunct. The taste is definitely toward your typical latin American beer. A bit of corn is most noticeable, it gets a bit grassier as it warms. No worse than Corona, perhaps significantly better. Very light bodied. You could do worse.

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Photo of EMV
2.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is pretty much an average beer in every way. I drank a ton of these while on a 10 day trip to Ecuador/The Galapagos... it cost as much as the bottled water and went down pretty easily with most of the meals we had there. It pours a pale gold with a very thin head/minimal lacing. The smell... nothing to write home about. The taste is light... hints of macro corn and no hops worth mentioning. It gets some sentimentality points for reminding me of an awesome vacation, but really I can't say that this is significantly better than the Victorias or Coronas I downed in Mexico. It probably didn't help that the 'best by' dates had pretty much universally been passed (my fellow travelers laughed at me for checking... proving their beer IQ's). In sum... easily drinkable, as cheap as the water, and a solid vacation/beach/Ecuador adventure beer. Nothing to recommend it beyond that.

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Photo of Mojo
3.58/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My wife brought this back for me. It pours up crystal clear, light blonde in color, with a medium size foamy head. The smell is weak with a hint of corn. The taste is very mild and one dimensional. There is virtually no aftertaste. Overall this is an easy drinker if completely unremarkable.

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Photo of putnam
3.8/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like the smell of this beer. A Heineken-like burst of stinky hops escapes from underneath the bent lid. Once in the echo-chamber giant wine bowl, aromas of toasted masa and butter appear as well.
A creamy, slick texture provides dry, tart, ripe, grain flavors and adequate mineral vertibration. Sweet, peachy fruit -- dunked in honey -- and fermented absolutely dry make's this repeatable. Simple, sun-roasted herbs accompany the fruit. A bit of neutral (not nasty, not benign) sewer stink occurs on the finish. In country I might darn well cozy up to this lager. I'm shocked and amazed. I never should have put this sample off, though, to be honest, a string of bad experiences from south of the border had traumatized my palate.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
3.63/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clearly printed expiration date of 5/12/2006.
I'm rating this as a light lager (from what I could see on the company's website this is 4.2 percent alcohol by volume, and this was submitted to beeradvocate as one) even though I was hoping for a pilsner.. does light pilsner deserve its own category?
Nothing to write home about as a beer but pretty good for a light lager.
Medium bodied for the style... kinda malty, not too hoppy at all.
Has a funny aftertaste/mouthfeel that I recall getting from Amstel Light.
Maybe it's nutrasweet.
Not a craft beer by any stretch of the imagination, not really a pils at all...
but if you dig light beer, this is easily worth a try.

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Photo of abrodsky
3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of janubio
1.26/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

600 ml. collectors bottle, football edtion, broguht from mt friends from a Tripo to Ecuador.. Pale golden colour, thin head with no retention or lace. Smell pure and simply doesn't exist. Light body, in fact it's like water with some gas. Taste? Some grains and nothing more to add. Don't waste your time.

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Photo of beerhunter13
2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mooseisloose
3/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brought some back from Ecuador after having some bombers there. Smells macro like corn. Pours to a very light almost clear yellow. Taste is very dry not much sweetness and only a little bitterness. Not much backbone here but for the style it tastes true. Mouthfeel is good, good carbonation but not too sparkly. Drinkability is good I could drink this all day long. I recommend this beer with barbecued lamb, the dryness tempers the strong meat flavor.

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Photo of CorgiDad
2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Dello
4/5  rDev +34.7%

Photo of MarkoNm
2.23/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Just another pilsener.
Clear and golden color, covered with a sizeable but quickly settling white frothy head.
Malty and grainy aroma is relatively weak.
Light and watery taste, starts sweet, finishes with a small bitterness. No real aftertaste.
Nothing special, but still drinkable.

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Photo of Bockrules
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of wilsonbaron
2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of kjmass
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of lhaqq
3.7/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The old school bottles are cool. Otherwise, pours a light straw yellow with a flimsy head that dissipates quickly.
S: Not much smell there. Mainly dough and grains.
T: Unlike most other light lagers I've had, it doesn't leave much of an unpleasant skunky aftertaste. Pretty watery and grainy overall with a bit of nuttiness reminiscent of maybe a Gruyere cheese at the end.
M: Less carbonation that Club, and for that reason, a bit easier to drink and enjoy.
D: In terms of light lagers, probably one of the better ones I've had. I'd say comparable to a Corona Light.

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Photo of pharmerdoc
2/5  rDev -32.7%

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