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Bahia Lager | Cervecería Centro Americana, S.A.

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Bahia LagerBahia Lager

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Cervecería Centro Americana, S.A.

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TinusTime on 01-29-2004

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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 28
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look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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2.36/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev +17.9%

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2.5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
2.5/5  rDev +17.9%

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2/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of DaveMiller
2.25/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jaydoc
1.75/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of harpus
2.25/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.55/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thin head, clear and light straw colored body.
Smell is slightly metallic with a good dose of honey.
Taste is sweet beginning to middle with a metallic/bitter finish.
Crisp and light body. Moderate carbonation.
I could picture myself drinking one or six of these while laying on the beach in the sun. Better than some but...

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Photo of beerpadawan
2/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of crisis44
1/5  rDev -52.8%

Photo of Beermazter310
3/5  rDev +41.5%

Photo of mralphabet
1.12/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12 Oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured kind of aggressive and got a big head that dissipated quickly to nothing but a thin layer. Bud yellow in color with a little lacing.

S: God awful... I thought there was a skunk in my kitchen. Once you get passed the skunk, you get corn husk and grain.... not much else. I really don't want to smell it anymore.... (I might need tomato juice to get the smell out !!)

T: Corn husk, grain and moldy sock maybe.... Nothing really good here. Aftertaste is not any better....

M: Very thin and watered down

D: Is not drinkable a measure of drinkability...

Run away.... very far away. Drain worthy... And I give everything a chance.

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Photo of Gavage
1.24/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Appearance: pours a crystal clear pale yellow color with a 1" fluffy white head. Some lace paints the glass, but only one or two carbonation bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass.

Smell: big sugary sweetness and some grass are easy to detect but is a turnoff.

Taste: very mild malt presence with some grass, buttery tones, and no bitterness. This beer is sugary sweet.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Crisp to start, less crisp and a bit dry late. Buttery aftertaste lasts a while.

Drinkability: this beer is just a turnoff from aroma and taste categories. Part of a mixed beers of the world gift I received. Clear bottle with a cheesey swordfish on the front should warn you to stay away.

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Photo of bort11
1.28/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Imstillthegman sent this as an Ugly for the Good/Bad/Ugly BIF.

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass. Thin white head, no lacing. Color is a clear sunflower yellow. One or two streamers of carbonation rise from the bottom.

Smell is mostly saccharine sweet. No hops, now malt. Just artificial sweetener. Taste has some hints of a high fructose corn syrup with a dash of lime flavoring.

Mouthfeel is lacking the crispness of other more popular cervezas. It is syrupy.

The whole reason I put together the Good/Bad/Ugly BIF is that I believe that every once in a while we should experience an Ugly beer so that we can better appreciate a Good beer. I am appreciating right now.

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Photo of nick76
1.42/5  rDev -33%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I hate to refer to a beer as piss but this beer falls in that category. The aroma is acidic with nothing but corn. The appearance is pale gold with almost no head and white chunks at the bottom. The flavor is weak but what flavor it has is corn and astringent bitterness. The palate is watery. Overall I hate it. I can't even finish it.

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Photo of magictrokini
1.42/5  rDev -33%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Damn you BeerAdvocate for making me come up with 250+ to tell you how bad this beer is. Clear yellow pour with a white head. A barely-there nose of metal and corn, with dirty water. Sweeter than Corona, it requires no lime because the nasty Mexico corn-and-water combo is nearly absent. No aftertaste, very watery.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Packaged in a clear bottle.

A: Poured a traditional macro-gold with a small sudsy head and moderate visible carbonation.

S: a very faint aroma of sour corn and buttery vegetables.

T: starts out sweet with some buttery malting and warm sour vegetables and cornmash. There was a lingering metallic taste as well in the finish.

M: thin and watery.

D: Undrinkable, best part about this beer was watching the other half go down the drain. Avoid at all costs.

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Photo of Blakaeris
2.72/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear pale yellow. Head is slight and doesn't stick around long.

Aroma is very distinct in a bad way with a sharp metallic, musty corn smell.

Taste is better than expected, after the terrible nose. Solid pale malt base with a citrusy aspect. Sweet and grainy.

Mouthfeel is light bodied.

Once you get over the terrible nose, it is drinkable (considering the style). Holds as much, or more flavor as the average macro.

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Photo of chiapete
2.9/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a yellow golden color. Head fades fast. Very light clean taste. A light Cerveza. light after taste, slight grainy finish. Not to watery but still very light.

A good summer time beer, easy to drink. A good way to finish off a hot summer night.

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Photo of Teke0611
1.76/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Revisited... Perhaps the same beer has been on the shelf for a while, because now it was total garbage. But for reference,

Original review:
Gotta say, although some of the others have reviewed this with somewhat 'spectacular' results, overall I feel this beer fits its category just fine (IMHO, a hot weather mexican beer with little actual flavor). It's a mexican-style import (from Guatemala), and is distributed by the same company who distributes Bahia (also from Guatemala). At a recent get-together, I brought this one along with some Corona to see reaction. While I personally don't necessarily care for either one, I was surprised to see the MUCH cheaper Baja take the taste challenge just fine. I picked up this six pack on sale in Greeley for 4.99. Perhaps a bit less skunk-like ending than Corona?

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Photo of matad0r
3.9/5  rDev +84%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked a 6 pk of 12oz bottles while driving thru Richmond, VA. The clerk said it was better than Corona (which is not saying much) so I decided to give a try. Looks like a Corona but it has more flavor and better smell. It had lots of carbonation typical of latin beers but not a bad beer at all with no after taste.

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Photo of Vancer
3.01/5  rDev +42%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The ol' bay lager (Bahia) is not a bad brew, in fact, for a macro it's decent and would make a good lawn mower brew. Sure a heck of a lot cheaper AND better tasting than a Crapona. Didn't even need a lime.

Decent amber yellow pour, not bad!, with a smallish white head. Subtle hints of malt and veggies in the aroma. Then the taste; semi-sweet malt with a honest backbone of hops - not a lot, but balanced out well enough.

The clear bottle sucks a big one, but if in Guat. , I'd go for these - in a pilsner glass, of course.

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Photo of Chaz
2.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 5

Mmmm, skunky, sweet, bubbly, and lightly malty – all of that is readily apparent in the nose, and that’s really all you need to know about this beer. Perfect for those of you who are into this sort of thing, which is to say a light-bodied, lightly-malty pale lager with very low bitterness. Color is a brilliant/clear yellow and carbonation is moderate. Very little bitterness to speak of, and about the only character you’ll find in this beer, whether it’s served ice-cold or slightly warming in the summer sun, is a mild cereal-grain aftertaste. Whoops – I almost forgot about this brew’s light, almost nonexistent mouthfeel, wherein the ample carbonation also adds a sense of “character” to this beer. An extremely easy drinking “beer” especially if flavor is an option that isn’t high on your list of drinking priorities. Bahia belongs to that rare breed of beers where I’ve actually turned down a free bottle when offered one. When down this way, try fruit juice with rum instead!

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