Toña Cerveza | Industrial Cervecera S.A. / Compañía Cervecera De Nicaragua

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2.71/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Industrial Cervecera S.A. / Compañía Cervecera De Nicaragua
Nicaragua
ccn.com.ni

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Imbiber on 02-16-2004

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Ranking:
#46,393
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
246
pDev:
22.88%
Bros Score:
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2
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Photo of ordybill
2.07/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Poured from A 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. the appearance is a clear light yellow. kind of like discolored water with a small white head. The taste is metallic and unlpeasant.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
2.29/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into Spiegelau Lager glass.

L: Suuuper light yellow, like lighter than Bud Light. Thin white head has minimal retention.

S: Grainy, sweet, light grassy hops.

T: Again very grainy with grassy hops. Meh.

F: Light, crisp, lingering grain.

O: Meh.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Compañía Cervecera De Nicaragua, S.A. "Toña Cerveza"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "090218 0916A1" and sampled on 120617
$9.99 six-pack @ One Stop Liquor Outlet, Camden, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's surprisingly clear offering fingerprint-through-the glass clarity in its pale golden body. It's interesting, it's got a little bit of a brass sheen to it, and not too many bubbles can be seen rising up towards its creamy bright white head. The aroma is grainy with a very light, generic hop presence in the background. The flavor follows the aroma with a lightly grainy maltiness that makes me believe there's a good deal of adjunct in play, there'd be more grainy maltiness to it if there weren't. The hops are still limited but lend it a touch of lemon and grass. Bitterness? Hmmm, hard to say, I'd guess around 20 IBUs. It's balanced and it finishes dry and spicy. Hmmm, there's also a touch of yeasty fruitiness, mainly apple, that's nice. Looking back the head has dissipated and there's just a collar left, and there's not much lacing left behind. In the mouth it's light-medium in body but leaning towards the lighter side of things, and although it didn't display much in the way of carbonation it's actually got a nice crispness to it. It pleasantly tingles the tongue. That might be its best attribute. So, overall, what to think of this beer? Well it's one of those beers that sets the guidelines for every other beer in terms of the 1 to 5 scale. It's a little bit above average on a global scale, earning a 3.25 overall mainly due to its clarity and fine-bubbled carbonation. It's a take it or leave it beer for sure but there are no technical flaws and I'm sure it would suffice if you were traveling in Nicaragua and wanted to have one with your steak and chimichurri or nacatamale.

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Photo of krome
2.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Alexrdvz
1.51/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of mrcraft
3.25/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bubseymour
3.82/5  rDev +41%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

compared to macro lagers from other developing countries, i think this is way ahead of the curve. its crisp and easy drinking without hardly any of the adjunct and metallic flavors so many of them have, and just as good, its not watery at all, in fact bringing quite a bit more body to the table than most of these do, without sacrificing capacity for refreshment, it just feels more like a beer, and i dug it with some quality mexican food last night! golden colored in the glass without much head, but the flavor is good. lots of pale malt in here, i dont get the corny sweetness that is common in these, and i can actually taste the lager yeast a little bit, despite the beer being refined and cleaned up to a pretty high degree. good carbonation on it, more than i would have guessed from the appearance, and a light bitterness at the end. its not much different from a lot of others overall, but it seems an improvement in several subtle ways for me, and this is one i would be happy to drink again, especially in the mexican/latin american food context. pretty sure this was my first beer from nicaragua too!

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Photo of Blackop555
2.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours light brownish gold. Foamy, thin, white head that fades immediately.

Smells caramel malts and grain.

Tastes malt and grain, grassy hints and a touch of spice finish is dry with a malty linger. Light body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.09/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jcarriglio
2.73/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of IckyT2012
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jmbranum
4.37/5  rDev +61.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I decided to give this beer another try after a previous sub-par tasting and I am very, very glad I did.

Somehow Toña has become one of the tastiest adjunct lagers I've ever tasted.

A nice balance of toasty malt and hops. Dry start and sweeter finish.

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Photo of informaticsDoc
2.87/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Try-em-all
2.3/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Of all the beers I try, there is always going to be times where you shoot craps. This is one. THis review is short, don't bother with this one. Next, please!

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Photo of hockeypuck
2.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of hman43
2.05/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Look: It porus light golden with a head that quickly disappears.

Smell: It has grainy sweet aromas with some musty elements, and grass.

Taste: It is somewhat grainy sweet with grass, and a bit of musty to it.

Feel: It has a light body with high carbonation that leads to a carbonic bite.

Overall, this is a beer that doesn't have much complexity or flavor, but what is does have is okay.

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Photo of Danmullens1
2.69/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Myotus
2.96/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured at 43°F from a 12oz bottle (bottled on 09Sep16) into a Pilsner glass. Consumed on 23Sep16.
SMELL: This legitimately does not have a smell to it.
3 out of 5
TASTE: An instant balance surprises me as mild flavors of biscuits and spicy hops first roll out on to the palate. Subtle earthy hop flavors and hints of peaches and floral hops quickly trail as the biscuit and spicy hop flavors dwindle to faint levels. The subtlety of the brew closes with flavors of bitter hops and hints of grass and car exhaust while all previous flavors now maintain.
2.75 out of 5
NOTE: I was expecting something dreadful, but instead, I received a simply bad beer. I would not recommend to any craft beer lover unless you just want to scratch a Nicaraguan beer of your list. I would, however, give this to my macro loving friends as this is a much better alternative to a Budweiser or Coors.

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Photo of OoReFLuXoO
3.1/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Griphon
2.72/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Suds
2.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

So, I don't think that I've ever had a beer from Nicaragua. The brew that I have has a different label, but it is clearly the same product. The appearance is a pale yellow, clear, effervescent, with a (frankly) better than expected head. The aroma is of adjuncts...corn, a bit of dms, but also (surprisingly) a hint of malt. The taste is light, slightly sweet, and bland. Light in body and watery finish. Honestly, it is better than I would have expected.

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Photo of Botulizard
2.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Toña Cerveza from Industrial Cervecera S.A. / Compañía Cervecera De Nicaragua
Beer rating: 2.71 out of 5 with 246 ratings