Magna Special Craft | Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico

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Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by chrisrhoppe on 09-18-2011

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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of kylehay2004
2.1/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Half finger head with poor retention on a Straw yellow body. No lacing. Bitter aroma with corn and pale malts. Flavor is a little musty and tart with light malts. Moderate to high carbonation and heavier side of light body. Overall refreshing but very plain.

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Photo of acurtis
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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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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 rhoadsrage
2.9/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer has a crystal clear deep yellow body with a thin snow white film that fades to a ring and a gentle carbonation of big bubbles.

S- The clean aroma has only a dry grain hint when it is very warm.

T- The clean soft corn note has a hint of sweetness in the finish.

M- The light mouthfeel has a crisp fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- This beer is the big brother to Medalla and it shows with the faintest of sweetness and almost a hint of grain in the nose. This beer is light and empty, but there are no off flavors either.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of jera1350
2.6/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Fatehunter
3.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. Clear, golden color with a finger of head. It looks nice.

It smells like corn, rice and crayolas. Weird.

A nice sharp bitterness at first, mellows out to a sweeter finish. Simple but fairly good.

Crisp and clean texture, moderate carbonation.

A descent adjunct lager.

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Photo of JoeMans
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of waiting4lunch
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of WanderingFool
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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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Photo of hopley
3/5  rDev +2.7%

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 Noelito76
3/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Photo of mikeg67
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 Griphon
2.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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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Photo of msondel
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of sjones5045
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Giantspace
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of cam477
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of KerryCummins1977
3/5  rDev +2.7%

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