Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Medalla Light | Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Medalla LightMedalla Light
BA SCORE
2.81/5
Poor
212 Ratings
Medalla LightMedalla Light
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 212 |  Reviews: 70
Photo of malfunxion
2.5/5  rDev -11%

Photo of rubene_diaz
3.64/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of mpippitt
3.24/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of nmann08
2.25/5  rDev -19.9%

From a small bottle, pours crystal clear, very bright. It reminds of semi-hydrated urine.

The flavor is all canned corn. Lots of grains, but musty like a basement. The flavor isn't much better, thin, watery. Besides the corn, there isn't really much going on.

Always fun to try lagers from around the world...

 315 characters

Photo of jbmalta
2.48/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Neenie13
3.76/5  rDev +33.8%

Photo of 1Sundown2C
3/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of JCJCJC
3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of ejsanchez
2.5/5  rDev -11%

Photo of parkwood
3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of joeseppy
3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of Brenden
2.8/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Puerto Rico, huh? Thanks for the sample, Kevin.

Exceptionally bright and clear as well as being exceptionally pale, the white head struggles to hold up and manages not much but some as it extends its greatest effort. What head there is ends up capable of some spotting, too.
Malts are mostly grainy, little substance but some husky must, though it's fairly clean. It's very light, in the end, though the faintest hint of grass comes out. That a note of wet cardboard is restrained is saying something when even a little could completely dominate; with any more character, it would likely be completely unnoticeable.
This is a fairly standard light lager, no adjuncts to speak of but lacking much of anything. There's a little leaf to it, and a slightly astringent, almost medicinal quality builds on the tongue with time. Pale malts do contribute, but little.
Light? Absolutely. It shouldn't, however, feel like soda with nothing to the body whatsoever.

 954 characters

Photo of JohnnyForeign
3/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Superbar
1/5  rDev -64.4%

Photo of IvanAgosto
5/5  rDev +77.9%

Photo of paulinabarquero
3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

Photo of beanoboy7
2.5/5  rDev -11%

Photo of NAPO
3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of Canada_Dan
2/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of MedicJTD
2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Franziskaner
2.39/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bight straw colored with lots of carbonation bubbles inside. The white head quickly dissipates almost entirely and only covers about half of the top of the beer. Aroma is of corn and sweaty gym socks. The flavor is primarily corn with a hint of Saaz bittering hops with a somewhat salty aftertaste. Mouth is thin and quaffable. A hot weather beverage.

 351 characters

Photo of SlightlyGrey
2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of PappyVans
2.5/5  rDev -11%

Photo of dmorgan310
2.5/5  rDev -11%

Photo of tainohawk
5/5  rDev +77.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

medalla light beer is cool.

27 characters

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.