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Magna Special Craft | Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico

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2.92/5
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53 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by chrisrhoppe on 09-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,870
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
53
pDev:
22.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
Gots:
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of BarryMFBurton
2.71/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sgregory
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bluesyasian
2.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Griphon
2.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DrDominator
2/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Cadiazmk78
4.33/5  rDev +48.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Good beer but it's better when it's cold. Once it gets warming, it is difficult to drink.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
2.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not sure I like this any better than the Medalla that they do. Meant to be s bigger fuller bodied premium type, I think it shows its flaws a little more, tinny on th grain and a but sweet, less refreshing for sure, but hearty in a at a craft drinker needs sometimes, so I liked it in the beachy context. A little more color to it, deeper than hello, with a good inch of thick white foam with impressive lacing. Lager yeast all over the place, some extracty residual sugar, and amicably no hope to speak of. It likes fried food, chips, things like that, but doesn't handle delicate foods or spicy ones as good as some of its peers. Cheep buckets are the way to go when you visit Puerto Rico. Much to be desired, but its ranks and slop is almost preferable sndendetsing at times next to something predictable and overly refined like a Heineken or a Stella. Nothing stoping the ambitious consumer from having 15 of them either, so let it rip and forget about the fridge full of heady IPA you have waiting for you back on the mainland. It's not going anywhere...

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3.5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bamberger603
2.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.6/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jmski
3.27/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Reminded me of Heineken. Nothing special.

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Photo of Kale99
3.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

first time trying in Puerto rico and it was pretty smooth

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Photo of Hibernator
2.9/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Magna Special Craft Premium Lager
12 oz green bottle
Best Before: 12SEP15 12 37
Served hotel room style in a baby glass and in the bottle

I'm in Puerto Rico and already enjoyed several Medalla Lights and decided to buy a single of Magna at a nearby convenience store.

Pours a straw yellow with a ton of small carbonation bubbles that race to the top. Whiffs of light skunk and grains.

Flavors of cereal, toasted grains and a touch of light cream. Decent hop snap on the finish. This beer is very reminiscent of an import beer like Heineken or Beck's. Easy to drink in the warm weather, but nothing great here in terms of flavor. Go into it with low expectations and realize this is a thirst quencher in the caribbean.

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1.74/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle. Pours pale straw with white head. Aroma is of fruit soda. Body is light and crisp. Taste is of light hops and sweet malt. Not offensive.

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Photo of Nolo
3.27/5  rDev +12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oline73
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Malone70
2.82/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Great, taste and Flavor with an excelente after taste!

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Photo of MattXT
2/5  rDev -31.5%

Created to compete with the likes of Heinekin, et al, this one certainly hit the mark. Problem is that Heinekin is terrible. I'd much rather go with Medalla Lights or some Presidente from the next island over, if I'm looking to pair with some empanadillas or just hanging on the beaches.

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5/5  rDev +71.2%

Photo of JoeMans
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Forgottensaints
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

This was actually pretty good. Before my wife and I checked into the hotel we went to a supermarket and picked up some snacks and drinks. I was set on buying their other local beer and just making due with that. But when i saw this and the word craft next to it, I was sold. A Puerto Rican craft beer. I was not disappointed it's got the body of a well done lager the taste of one to. Thicker mouth feel when compared to the other beers of PR. I really liked it.

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3/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +37%

Photo of JohnnyForeign
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of JimmyMPR
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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Magna Special Craft from Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico
Beer rating: 2.92 out of 5 with 53 ratings
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