Atlas Lager | Cervecería Nacional, S.A.

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Cervecería Nacional, S.A.

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 02-24-2002

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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by dogfooddog:
Photo of dogfooddog
2.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served very cold from can, poured into glass. Minimal head, smells sort of bread-like in the malty nose. This beer is the flagship product of cerveceria nacional in Panama.

Taste carries both hop and malt notes, served very cold it is a very refreshing product. I am not getting a lot of corny notes from this can though I have found them before in this beer.

Aftertaste is unremarkable, mildly bitter and not too long.

This is a very refreshing product, and anecdotally I have often found it actualy tastes better drunk straight from the bottle. As with other beers here, it suffers from batch variation and risk of damage from heat and/or sunlight, especially bottles.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Hrgomar
3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PhillyStyle
2.85/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On 5/12 while in Panama City, Panama (airport):

The beer appeared to be light pale yellow in color with a big white head that dissipated quickly with some noticeable carbonation streaming to the top. 2.5

The beer had a light aroma, grainy. Upon appearance, it was pretty much the aroma that I expected.

The taste was better than expected, light grainy, not much else, but I think that it had more flavor than most of the style.

The beer had a light feel and was extremely drinkable, probably could have put down a couple if I had the time and this beer is really suited for the hot days and nights in Panama. 3 and 3

Overall, between Atlas, Balboa, Panama and Soberana, this beer is probably the third best, but worth trying.

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Photo of ZorPrime
2.06/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

National Beer of Panama. Color is pale yellow, clear and high carbonation. Head is timid and frothy white. This is all typical adjunct smell. Nothing inviting. Little floral notes in the nose. The only good thing. Lets take a sip. Awful. It taste something but nothing good. Refreshing anyway, but wouldn't drink more than one. Yes, I could drink this in a hot summer day instead of water but this is not a beer to search for... mediocre at best.

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

Photo of Patric65
3.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ericjubeck
2.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of bostonryan
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Hahahahaha, who the heck would drink a Panamanian beer anywhere else except Panama? Wow, woofed down mucho cervesa on a recent trip to Panama, all brands, Panama, Balboa, Atlas and Soberana and "came up" asking for more. They are all damn good and worth a try when in Panama. If you are expecting Sam Adams or the like you will really be disappointed. If you are looking for "sun in a bottle" and mucho refresco, pop the cap or pull the tab, you are in for excitement.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +9.1%

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


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Photo of woscar
1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of WillCarrera
2.85/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a pale yellow color, foamy white head that dissipates quickly.

S- Light, grainy malts, lots of corn/adjuncts. Not much else at all.

T- More light grains, corn, sweet overall, falls pretty much in line with the other Panamanian beers.

M- Light bodied, lots of carbonation, crisp and clean finish.

O- An easy drinking hot weather beer, the adjuncts on this one are under control, and like most Panamanian beers it's actually pretty decent, in the flavor department it probably comes in a bit behind Panama and Balboa. Worth a shot if you're ever in the area.

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Photo of flexabull
2.03/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tried this last week in Bocas Del Toro, Panama.

Beer has a very light appearance, clear and a faint straw gold color.

Noticed very little aromas, nothing bad, but really nothing standing out at all. Maybe a slight yeasty bread like quality... but it's faint.

Taste is very bland, and I notice a lot of adjuncts, mostly a corn like quality. Beer does have a bit of a crisp dry quality that is it's only saving grace.

Mouthfeel is watered down.

No thanks, I had one, and that was plenty.

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Photo of Jotora
2.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Redrover
3.05/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I will say this about Atlas, their marketing is everywhere in Panama. At least a third of the bars were painted in Atlas blue with the Atlas log plastered everywhere.

Poured into a glass, the beer is light gold with a nose of grass and grains.

The taste is slightly sweet and a bit grainy. Some sight floral notes and corn. It reminds me a bit of a High Life with all that corn. Hops are on the label but are pretty much MIA from the beer.

The mouth is crisp with good carbonation. It is easy to pair with the local cuisine. All-in-All, a kind of standard hot weather lager.

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Photo of Lovely85
3/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of robcal12
3.98/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The locals call it "At last" for it is the beer everyone drinks at the end of a day's work. Great for drinking in Panama, or a similarly warm place. Goes down easy. Really relaxing. But I repeat, it's only worth drinking in a how environment or you'll notice how light it is.

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Photo of stoutman
2.88/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good beer for hot summer days. Good appearance, color and taste. Nose is odd, similar to old hudopohl beer. This panamanian lager is far better than the mass produced thirst quencher called budwieser.

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Photo of Fargrow
3.5/5  rDev +27.3%

Photo of Anderbrau_IPA
2.8/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Most popular beer in the country.
it has a yellow, corn color, see-through-glass appearance
within the tastes you can feel the aditives and its barley hops

Low av%

mouthfeel: in the is more like water with some color and beer smell, is so light in taste, that this is why everybody buys it in pack's of 24.

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Photo of OldTime
2/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of nekronos
3.65/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the nemesis of Panama beer. They are all found everywhere. But the corny flavors does not help much with this. I think it is a little discuting. But anyway, the colour was bright yellow, and the smell was a little like water. A little foam, just to remind you it is a beer what you are drinking.

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Photo of schoolboy
2.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is the last review of crappy beer I drank on my recent two week trip to South American and the Caribbean. There was one good beer in there (Ironshore Bock in the Cayman Islands), but this one was another loser, as expected.

But it was not a bummer to drink. I had it in the street in front of a little shop in the old city section of Panama City, Panama. It was cheap - way less than a dollar, and when you are on a cruise, anything under $4 is a deal. It is hot in Panama, but really it was not that hot a day, but the beer was very refreshing.

It had no character, though. Typical American style crap. I wonder if they will ever figure out that tourists would love some good beer. Maybe the natives need to want it first, they are probably the primary consumers of this.

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Atlas Lager from Cervecería Nacional, S.A.
Beer rating: 2.75 out of 5 with 37 ratings