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Medalla Light | Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico

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212 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-25-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,301
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
212
pDev:
25.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
76
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 212 |  Reviews: 70
Photo of hockeypuck
2.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.43/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Rating this for the style. This is not one of the best beers out there but for a light lager I think its one of the best I have had. Decent body, Good flavor with no after taste. Easy to drink a few of these.

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Photo of Gotti311
3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ordybill
3.75/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a bright yellow gold color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is AAL, corn and some hops. The taste matches the nose with some citrus added. Not a bad beer for session work.

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Photo of sgregory
3.25/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of clake
3.06/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dasotelo50
1.61/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Griphon
2.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Shy5
2/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of hoosier222002
2.41/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BMFR1811
3.06/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

So my review is going to probably be way higher than everyone else...I don't see how you can knock the color or
Clarity with a 2 or below; it looks like a light lager should. Taste, smell, and feel are all what you would expect from a light lager. The only thing I would knock is very little head retention. This is a crushable easy drinking light lager that is cheap and available everywhere in Puerto Rico

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3.53/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyliff
2.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

10oz can consumed at the pool bar at the Caribe Hilton

Pours a pale yellow color with a fizzy white head. Smells of cereal grains and not much else, luckily no metallic aroma as with most of this style. Taste is cereal grains, corn & wet cardboard. Mouthfeel is light and fizzy with high drinkability. Overall, this one is tolerable, but one can was enough for me. It doesn't have that metallic flavor that you typically expect from this style, but everything else is your typical adjunct light lager.

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Photo of DrDominator
2/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Cadiazmk78
4.59/5  rDev +63.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 22Blue
2.92/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.88/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

If you drink beer in Puerto Rico, you will almost certainly end up drinking this one at some point. This one is everywhere, and we'll certainly not the only beer made here, it's hands down the most popular. Not much different from other large scale light lagers of the world, but it does have a few nice features that out it a little higher up the hierarchy for me. For one, it has no chemical or metallic flavors at all, it appears to actually be brewed, and its freshness and cleanness here are nice. It also has just the faintest citrus flavor in it, doubtful from hops, but it breaks up the monotony of the watery cereal malts just enough to keep it interesting, like a pinch of lime in other island brews. Carbonation is on point with this one, and with the low abv, it's easy to crush them down in the hot sun and intense humidity of Puerto Rico. It needs to be ice cold to even be worth having, but after a few days of being here, I have sort of grown used to this, and even find myself frothing for it at times...

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Photo of sholland119
3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A perfectly ok lager, at least avaerage by the standards of most island lagers you find in this part of the world. Crisp, clean, drinkable, if a little dull. I was happy to drink a couple by the pool.

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Photo of ChivoPepe
2.41/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Phoodcritic
2.78/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bamberger603
1.66/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of bjm2133
2.95/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mtrich08
2.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jera1350
2.54/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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Medalla Light from Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico
Beer rating: 2.81 out of 5 with 212 ratings
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