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
Reviews by beerthulhu:
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of Dmann
1.06/5  rDev -50%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A simply nasty beer. This shit tasted like rotten Corona! It poured a clear straw color with a very small head that produced small ammounts of lace. The smell was that of a skunks fart and the taste was not much better. Rotten skunk flavor mixed with malt sweetness is about all you get this with this shit. Nasty stuff!

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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 NeroFiddled
2.88/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I see that there are several Bahia Lagers listed here on BeerAdvocate. This one is from Guatemala. It pours a crystal-clear deep-golden body beneath an average-sized head of bright-white foam. The head retention is fair, and it leaves only minor lacing about the glass. The nose expresses a basic, straw-like/grainy maltiness and some grassy and skunky hops. It's light-medium in body and smooth with a moderate carbonation level. The flavor is exactly as the nose suggests it will be, and perhaps the most exciting thing here is the skunked hop flavor. There's obviously a good bit of adjunct in use here, 30% or more, and it's probably high fructose corn syrup. Which is OK if that's the kind of beer you want to make, and obviously, it is. A low-key bitterness balances it at around 12 IBU's, and it's clean. Basic "island" lager. Refreshing but unexciting. I think I said something about another beer like this regarding a ship lost at sea for days in the hot sun, without food or water and surrounded by man-eating sharks.... well, this would be quite welcome at that point too ;)

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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 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 jaydoc
1.75/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
2.5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Pegasus
2.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Clear pale straw color with a large snow-white head, which quickly collapses to a thin layer. The lacing is quite thick, coating the glass walls rather well. The carbonation is moderate.

Aroma: Quite skunky, due to the clear glass bottle. Aside from that, strong corn and cooked vegetable notes and little or no hop aroma.

Taste: Begins with a rather sweet corn malt note, followed by some washed out lemon hops; finishes dry with a mild, lingering metallic flavor.

Mouth feel: Lots of sharp carbonation, the body is fuller than the appearance would suggest.

Drinkability/notes: Seemingly this is a Corona wannabee, not a good thing. A particularly unspectacular example of the style.

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Photo of Reidrover
1.34/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Ok spotted at el cheapo canned goods outlet..$2.99 a sixer..bought just a single.
Clear screen printed bottle.
Actually not the worst Latin American beer I have ever seen, its darker yellow than many with a bubbly white head.
The aroma however is wretched, burnt plastic and fermeted grass.
taste is just as wretched..watery with some yukky astringent tastes.
Not good on the palate.
A very bad beer..never again.

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Photo of probert
2.5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of jdhilt
2.31/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a four finger white head that fades quickly leaving minimum lace. Chrystal clear amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Sweet malty nose. Starts sweet/hoppy, finish is sweet and clean. $1.70 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of Griphon
2.03/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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 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 Beermazter310
3/5  rDev +41.5%

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 BEERchitect
2.58/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nearly as pedestrian as you get. A very typical grain flavor with varying adjunct flavors. A mildly astringent, grain-husk feel behind a fizzy carbonation. Bright yellow and a fleeting stark white head. Thins considerably into the finish. Light hints of apples in the end. Would be clean if not for the graininess.

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Photo of zeff80
2.4/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours out a straw-yellow color with a small white head. No lacing at all.

S - It smelled of corn and a little skunk (probably due to the clear bottle).

T - It tasted most of corn and grains. Nothing really grabbed me.

M - It was crisp and very light-bodied.

D - It is okay, but nothing special. At least now I can say I've had a beer from Guatemala.

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Photo of tgbljb
2.68/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a very pale yellow color with moderate white puffy head. Smell is on the sweet, but not fruity. Taste is way to sweet for my liking, and it only gets worse as the beer warms. Finishes with more over-sweetness, and the refreshing veeling at the beginning becomes less so with the not-as-cold beer at the end. Is this suppossed to be generic Corona?

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Photo of beerpadawan
2/5  rDev -5.7%

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 harpus
2.25/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of wrightst
2.5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Latarnik
2/5  rDev -5.7%

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