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

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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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
236
Reviews:
132
Avg:
2.71
pDev:
22.88%
 
 
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Ratings: 236 |  Reviews: 132
Photo of LvanB
1/5  rDev -63.1%

Photo of deereless
1.03/5  rDev -62%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A: Appears almost anemic, sickly pale yellow, head quickly dissipated - 1.5, S: Smells like a macro brew, probably some adjuncts - 1.0, T: Ouch, no redeeming qualities of beer and actually some truly undesirable aspects - 1.0, M: Thin - 1.0, O: Easily one of the worst beers I've had since rating beers - 1.0

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Photo of LL_Cool_K
1.25/5  rDev -53.9%

Photo of Imbiber
1.28/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I found this last week in Miami while dashing around in 84F heat and was thirsting for a beer. A Hispanic shop conveniently appeared so I thought 'what the hell', some of these Latino brews are ok...

Wrong on this one. I was going to take notes, but I had nothing to write as it turned out. Very pale in colour, like watered-down pee. Little aroma, no taste. Nothing, except carbonation - no true flavour at all. Just a hint of coarse grainy mouthfeel which was trying to be the flavour. Very watery, in spite of being 4.6%. Well, it briefly quenched my thirst, I'll give it that!

Ok for a hot day if water is in a short supply...

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Photo of mwar
1.34/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Boring and bland, as expected

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Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
1.37/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance- Pours the palest color Ive ever seen a beer, it actually looks like slightly yellowed water, it has almost no color at all. No head and just some carbonation bubbles, ginger ale look alike.

Smell- Much like the appearance, almost no smell here either, very week odor of malt.

Taste- Weak notes of rice malt and a slight hint of alcohol, very watery.

Mouthfeel- An awfully watery beer, not good at all.

Drinkability- A bad beer, no doubt about it.

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Photo of Padron4KM
1.43/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

12 oz bottle, nov 06 date code on neck.

Clear yellow. Fluffy white head, no lacing.

Initial aroma is chemical, akin to Raid ant and roach spray. After that burns off it’s all cooked corn and sugar.

Flavor is of pennies soaked in water.

Awful, I knew I should have only bought a single instead of a 6er. I can barely finish 1 bottle, let alone 6. Drain pour for sure

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Photo of crobinso
1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of Hellpop65
1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of thebigredone
1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of BigGingDrinker
1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of wagenvolks
1.51/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle into a (512) pint glass.

Typically thin macro lager hue: white grape juice in color and completely clear. What did impress me was the immense carbonation level, as torrents of bubbles keep a spittle-colored head from fully receding. The foam is mottled and unattractive, and tries desperately to disappear. Flavor smells like cooked corn, pilsner malt, and skunk. A hint of grassy hops tries to make it through, but this beer will not be remembered for its aromatics.

Yuck. Grainy, mineral sourness. Literally no hop or malt flavor to be found; just a watery mess with a stale, cardboard aftertaste. Mouthfeel is offensively thin, and the carbonation does little to help. Welp, this one's headed for the drain. I can't say I was expecting too much from a Central American macro lager, but at least Costa Rica's and Aruba's big exports (e.g., Imperial, Bavaria Dark) have SOME flavor. Avoid this beer like the plague.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.56/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Clear green bottle: Poured a clear pale yellow color lager with a small pure white bubbly head with not much retention or lacing. Aroma consists of light corn adjunct and bland aftertaste. Not much character to this one other then bland taste and light sweet malt notes. Another tasteless lager for mass consumption.

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Photo of Billolick
1.6/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

12 ouncer, pours very light and clear pissy yellow. Minor white head, zippo lacing, c'mon what was I expecting? And the sweet, corn/rice nose, that screams "adjuncts!" How do you saw "drain pour" in Spanish? Oh man this is some bad stuff, cant even say 'lawn mower" brew for this one. At least I was smart enough to purchase only a single bottle of this swill. Thank god I dont live in Nicaragua.

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Photo of bashiba
1.61/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Poured a very, very, very light yellow with a light fizzy white head.

Smell is light and sweet with some hints of citrus.

Taste has a strong corn syrup quality, very sweet and corny with a bit of light grassy malts.

Mouthfeel is light and thin.

Pretty standard Macro swill, a little bit cornier and sweeter than the average American version, I can't believe this is worth importing.

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Photo of sprucetip
1.64/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

i usually drank this from the bottle, but a couple of times it was poured into a glass. On the occassions that it was poured, it was clear, pale yelllow, the kind of color that scares me in a beer. But it had a decent head, some retention, lots of lacing and very active, continuous carbonation. So it scores highest on appearance despite the color. SMELL is almost non-existent, but partly because this one must be consumed at close to freezing to be drinkable. What smell there is grainy adjuncty. TASTE is not much better, but again is best camoflauged by being icy cold. When it starts to warm even a little, I am reminded why I don´t drink macro lagers (given an option). FEELS pretty thin and watery, because it is. To it´s credit it does finish fairly crisp. Again, it helps if it is very cold. DRINKS like an icy cold drink on a hot day should. But I find it satisfying in such a situation more like a cold glass of water, lemonade or soda would be, not like a beer.

Central America really is a desert waste land so far as beer is concerned. I don´t ordinarily rate (never have) macro lagers, but since this is my only style option, I figured it would be appropriate to let folks know what they are in for before visiting this beautiful country. The other main beer, Victoria, is hardly distinguishable from this one.

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Photo of stormstarter28
1.65/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a light yellow, with very little head and almost no head retention. Wow, that's some carbonation if I've ever seen it. Tastes watery, with a little lemon kick. Very little flavor, mostly just carbonation leaving a sickening bubbly feeling in my mouth. Wait a second...I think somebody put a watered down Sprite in my Tona bottle!

Avoid at all costs.

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Photo of TheDeuce
1.68/5  rDev -38%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I poured this out into the glass very pale and exceedingly thin head, taste is grainy and more ,like a Miller Lite than a Dos Equis. Nothing of note in the taste, it goes down without a bit of flavor. As someone who has been to Central America I understand why lighter pale beer is popular down there, it can definitely be as refreshing on a hot day as a soda pop. Still, in terms of being a good beer, this doesn't come anywhere close.

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Photo of jeranbrews
1.72/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A - Large bubbles. Big foamy aal style head. Some continued carbonation. No lacing. Color very pale and clear.

S- corn. Aluminum. Just a hint of wet dog.

T - very generic plain adjunct lager.

M - bit of fizzy harshness. I imagine the little scrub brush bubble cartoons from that popular toilet cleaner commercial running around my mouth.

D - this beer needs to be paired with spicy food and served ice cold to mask the tastes. If I had to choose between drinking this and getting disintary from Nicaraguan tap water I'd still choose this beer but I'd hesitate.

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Photo of Blakaeris
1.73/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours very light pale yellow, with a thick soapy white head that leaves moderate lacing.

Aroma is sweet and syrupy. The lightest hint of hops.

Taste is sweet, with an unusual off flavor mustiness. Finish is dominated by the cardboard like mustiness.

Mouthfeel is light and thin.

Even BMC is better than this. The off flavor in the taste is very distracting. Worse than Corona.

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Photo of FriedGold2112
1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
1.8/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of Drew966
1.8/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tona Cerveza pours a golden yellow color with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. It smells primarily like adjunct. The taste is fairly harsh, it's all adjunct with no redeeming value. This beer is particularly bad even for a Latin American lager. Avoid.

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Photo of theboozecruise
1.9/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a brown bottle into a pint glass... clear golden color, well carbonated, thin white head that dissipated quickly. Not impressive at all.

Smells... like a budweiser. Not very good at all. Maybe a little sweeter, but still that's the first thought into my head.

The taste is more of the same except not even as strong as the smell... like watered down beer. It's drinkable, sure, but not in a good way, and there's nothing that makes me want another.

Really, not a good beer at all, avoid this one if possible.

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Photo of kmeves
1.96/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a lght pale golden with a small white film head. Aroma is lightly sweet malt and fruit. Flavor is a bit doughy, saome grain and metallic. Finishes abruptly and metallic. Light bodied, very thin mouthfeel. This one was a mistake, I should have known better.

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Toña Cerveza from Industrial Cervecera S.A. / Compañía Cervecera De Nicaragua
2.71 out of 5 based on 236 ratings.
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