Prestige | Brasserie Nationale d'Haiti

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67
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102 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Nationale d'Haiti
Haiti
prestigebeer.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-20-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
102
Reviews:
49
Avg:
2.52
pDev:
28.57%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 102 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of BlackrockBrew
1/5  rDev -60.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Drank it at a party with a bunch of Hatians. I feel like my love of beer has been raped.

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Photo of rorjets
1.25/5  rDev -50.4%

Photo of jdhilt
1.36/5  rDev -46%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Pours a four-finger white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving traces of lace. Crystal clear, pale amber color. Skunky nose. Light carbonation and light bodied. Flavor is metallic and hoppy with a bitter finish a truly pitiful beer. Buy it only to add to your list of countries - #74 for me. 12oz bottle $1.70 from Kappy's Fresh Pond Jamaica Plain, MA.

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Photo of StaveHooks
1.37/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

12oz snubby nose bottle served in a pint glass

A - Pours clear and very light straw color. Small white head is gone in an instant.

S - Corn husk, cooked vegetables, herbal notes.

T - Chalky aspirin bitterness right upfront, sweet husky corn flavor, herbal minty flavor, the chalkiness tramples over the light sweet malt.

M - Medium carbonation, light body

Geez!!! Stay away from this unless you just wanna tick it. This one was hard to finish. If I lived in Haiti I wouldn't drink beer.

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Photo of Imbiber
1.47/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

From a bottle lurking in my local beer store. Why am I so damn curious? It will be my downfall.

Hmmm. "World Beer Cup gold medal", eh? So the Holy Grail is made of corn. Ok. That was just the aroma.

Appearance: Clear, very pale, low to medium carbonation.

Taste? Not so bad as the aroma made out. Just very bland and again somewhat corny. Nothing at all to write about, the initial adjunct taste dissipates to nothing.

The finish: Haha, what's that?

Epilogue: Avoid. My drain is going to complain about what I am just going to put down it...

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.5/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a super pale light yellow color lager with a medium size bubbly white head with low retention and no lacing. Aroma of skunk and sweet adjunct is not very enticing. Taste is dominated by some sweet adjunct with not as much skunk notes as I had anticipated. Body is thin with average carbonation. Poor world lager if you ask my opinion.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
1.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of mothman
1.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of Whatup14
1.75/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of anaids
1.75/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of mdfb79
1.85/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From 01/07/12 notes. Thanks to GT on RB for sharing this one. Poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a transparent pale yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of corn, grains, vegetables, skunked, wheat, and bread. Lightly sour, and not very enjoyable.

t - Tastes of sweet corn, vegetables, grains, and sour, skunked notes. Worse than the nose, not good at all.

m - Light body and low to moderate carbonation. Watery feel to it.

o - Overall a pretty bad beer; worse than American made AAL's. Would not suggest seeking out until you're trying to tick Haiti.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
1.85/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a near clear body with only a light yellow tint and topped by a thin, wisp of a white head.

Smell: Faint aroma of watered-down malts and grassy hops. It's hard not to look crestfallen after sniffing this one.

Taste: Bland, weak flavor only a teeny tiny hint of malts and corn sugar. Hops are gone. Dash of mineral water for the finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A cheerless beer experience. I'm ashamed to say it, but I Haiti'd it.

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Photo of merock1402
1.92/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Drank one on vacation in Providencials, Turks & Caicos. Would not order another one.

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Photo of MAUEX_MFA
2/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of jwhawkins81
2/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Aroma - Cheap corn lager, not disgusting just not too appealing. OK not a good aroma at all.

Appearance - Maybe the palest yellow I've ever seen a beer. Just a little carbonation.

Taste - Not much on the taste profile. Pretty much your run of the mill swill lager. Actually less taste than expected. Slightly off bitter aftertaste that stays around way too long.

Mouthfeel - Thin lacking enough carbonation. A surprisingly poor mouthfeel, can this beer do anything right? More carbonation would have been welcome.

Drinkability - Not drinkable. If this was dirty cheap, and I mean dirt cheap, it might be an option.

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Photo of Drew966
2/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Found this one at a gas station in Fort Lauderdale, I've never had Haitian beer before. The bottle is cool, reminiscent of a Red Stripe in shape, with a screened on red and yellow label. Prestige pours a very pale yellow with a white head from a twelve ounce stubby. It smells like corn. Taste isn't exactly what I expected, nor is it terrilby good. Tastes like corn/adjunct macro lager of a poor degree. Not recommended.

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Photo of dbl_delta
2/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

OK: if you happen to find yourself in Haiti, this is the best you're gonna do. Otherwise, avoid this beer unless it's free (and even then, approach with caution).

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Photo of biegaman
2.08/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This brilliantly clear, brightly polished golden nectar looks exactly right for something named "Prestige". If only some of the head would stick around we even could have said it's appropriately crowned. But alas, the lack of foam despite the noticeable presence of bubbles points to the fact this may have less esteem than its title suggests...

There's certainly nothing reputable about this aroma! It's hard to imagine a bouquet more affected (infected?) by the use of additives. Out: fresh bread or cereal grain notes; In: corn syrup and white icing sugar. It's as cloying as no-name brand liquid honey but also has a foul stench to it, like driving by the waste treatment facility on a hot summer day.

If that sounds like hyperbole to you, just wait until it warms up. The difference between fridge and room temperature is like night and day; all kinds of the beer's shameful secrets are revealed once it loses its chill. I'm not sure what are the actual contents of this bottle but I'd bet a pot of 'bouillon' there's more than just four ingredients.

Somewhere there's a little voodoo doll version of me, pins stabbed into the taste buds and liver. OK, so drinking Prestige isn't literally painful, but it really isn't pleasant. The flat, starchy texture and sweet corn flavours of the adjuncts completely overrule any legitimate malt presence and the aftertaste is like wet cardboard. Even a small stubby bottle is un-finishable.

What's the opposite of Prestige? Answer: high quality beer. This Haitian offering drinks like someone put a hex on it. As if the good folks on that island haven't had to go through enough. Maybe in such dire conditions people are simply happy to have any kind of cold, bubbly respite from the world... that's the only excuse for this I can think of.

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Photo of dmorgan310
2.17/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of KACK1533
2.18/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of LJWalker
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of DreamDeath
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a pale yellow color, with a thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of adjuncts, light malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out a little bready with flavors of grain and adjuncts, then there's a light malt sweetness that comes in. The hops presence is decent for the style. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Not very flavorful, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, not one of the better beers that's had out of a style that usually doesn't produce anything too good to begin with. Overall, it's not a beer that I'd want to drink again if I had much of a choice.

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Photo of Pamola
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Soterios
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Prestige from Brasserie Nationale d'Haiti
2.52 out of 5 based on 102 ratings.
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