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:
239
Reviews:
134
Avg:
2.72
pDev:
22.79%
 
 
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2
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22
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Ratings: 239 |  Reviews: 134
Photo of Karibourgeois
2.65/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tigg924
3.09/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear, straw yellow, with moderate carbonation. Taste is straw, honey, and light cracker. Tasty and refreshing, slightly above average adjunct lager. Nothing fancy, but just what I needed tonight.

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Photo of Raime
3.8/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Better than your American average and this ain't no Corona. No long review, but an epitome of the style. Try it!

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Photo of Eman17
3.01/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of akopczyk
2.03/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of OregonGrown7
2.48/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marvicsin
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.94/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RMentair
2.65/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JoshFrantz
2.31/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Thin & light. Exactly what was expected when ordered. On its own, Tona is far from impressive. When you're getting lit up by habaneros and llajwa on your steak. It plays its part well in keeping the fire at bay. If I see it on the list at future latin joints, sure. But this isn't going on the dolly the next time I'm at the distributor.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.26/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I didn't feel like this one was as bad as most people make it. Sure it's not top quality but when enjoyed in hot weather and with the right kind of food it's actually really good. Decent flavor and aroma and a nice head to appease the eyes. Not bad at all in my opinion.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light golden, crystal clear body with a quarter inch of white head. Grain, adjuncts, corn, cereal grains. Similar flavor. Moderate sweetness with a syrupy finish. Below average.

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Photo of biegaman
2.63/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Toña has a very light complexion, predictable for a hot-climate lager. It's definitely more yellow than gold, but does at least have some colour. Same story for the head - retention is pour just as you'd expect from an adjunct lager but there is some. Still, the bubbles make it look refreshing regardless.

The aroma, on the other hand, is enough to make one hesitant to drink it no matter how thirsty they might be. It has a spoiled, sweet, and smelly scent that's far too reminiscent of creamed corn for my comfort. Some things taste different from how they smell but I'm not optimistic here...

If industry cutting corners had a flavour this would be it. Skimming costs by diluting a beer with cheaper fermentables like corn or rice or simply inferior grain in general has very real consequences that aren't hard to notice - where's that wholesome, malty lager flavour? And why does this taste like corn syrup?

This thin lager is anything but 'clean' and far from 'quenching'. Without the help of acidity or hops, it's difficult for anything this light-bodied to be either refreshing or satiating. In all seriousness, a cold glass of water leaves more of an impression than this (not to mention there's no unpleasant aftertaste).

If I had anything positive to say about Toña I'd have done so already. Without the scenery, people, or cuisine of Nicaragua to accompany it, I find zero appeal here. Hopefully the craft beer revolution makes its way to Central America and turns people off insipid, poorly produced brands like this one.

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Photo of deadliest
2.7/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mschantz
2.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Typical adjunct lager served ice cold in an effort to mask the shitty taste. While I loved visiting Nicaragua it is a beer wasteland. My recommendation - BYOCB

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Photo of DaveMiller
2.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of walterk
2.38/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BayouMafia
3.13/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of nhirsch04
2.44/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mwar
1.34/5  rDev -50.7%
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 yancot
3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Amp
2.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of chinchill
2.74/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz brown bottle with a twist cap.

Pours with a light golden color and a fizzy head that soon reduces to a minimal partial top coat.

Aroma: as expected for style - mild; mostly biscuits and spicy/herbal Euro hops.

Flavor: a bit better than expected given the aroma; on par for style - mild; biscuits and lightly spicy hops with a touch of corn. Thankfully, only the slightest hint of skunking.

Feel: carbonation is a touch lower than usual but no harm in this. Light body.

O: not bad as a refreshing light beer. Worked well with Mexican food.

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Toña Cerveza from Industrial Cervecera S.A. / Compañía Cervecera De Nicaragua
2.72 out of 5 based on 239 ratings.
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