Presidente Light
Cervecería Nacional Dominicana

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Cervecería Nacional Dominicana
Dominican Republic
Light Lager
Ranked #109
Ranked #30,111
2.57 | pDev: 26.07%
May 21, 2023
Sep 06, 2005
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Rated: 3 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

May 21, 2023
Rated: 2.6 by arini10 from Oregon

Apr 05, 2022
Rated: 3.27 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jan 03, 2022
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Rated by e911mann

2.32/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Not bad if you are sitting on the beach
May 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.16/5  rDev +23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance - The beer pours a clear straw color with a small head of white foam. The head fades fast, leaving a tiny bit of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell - The aroma is strongest of a caramel smell mixed with a touch of bread and hay. There is a tiny bit of grain and bay on there as well.
Taste - The taste begins with a sweet corn syrup and caramel taste with a little bit of bread and cracker. Toward the end of the taste, some light herb and hay come to the tongue.
Mouthfeel - The body of the brew is light with a carbonation level that is average. For the style the feel is good and makes for an easy drinker.
Overall - Nothing great, but it is an easy drinking beach beer.
Apr 14, 2021
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I would like to point out that it is against site policy to call out other raters in a negative fashion. By the same token, I would like to give my eternal thanks to my local, in-person trader, @tone77 for his massive recent drop-off that included this beer! I was astounded by how much beer he brought for me & shamed by the fact that mine was merely a paltry offering. 8=( I must atone to @tone77 !

From the Bottle (his drop-off, his call): "Presidente Light Pilsener Style Beer".

As I was prising the cap off of the Bottle for an eventual Pop!, I noticed a number of carbonation bubbles beginning to appear. Good! I like a well-carbonated beer. My follow-up slow, gentle C-Line pour still resulted in the formation of two-plus fingers of foamy. soapy, rocky, bone-white head with very good retention. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity, just deep enough to entice The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Croesus & Midas to drop in for a taste. Nose had a pronounced cereal-like graininess, but not much in the way of either hops or unwanted adjuncts. Hmm. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, on the big side for a Lager. The taste was sweet, mildly of perhaps (?) corn, but the fact that it was nearly unidentifiable was a bonus. It was a little too sweet & malty for my taste, but certainly well within specs for this style. I was rather impressed that it came across so well, coming from a green glass (!) bottle. Finish was semi-sweet, bordering on semi-dry. Again. more sweet than I would have liked, but not bad overall. As far as a steady diet of it might be concerned, I could see tiring of it fairly quickly. YMMV.
Dec 07, 2020
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.39/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a green 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of light grains. Taste is malts, grains, highly refreshing. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall I found it to be more flavorful and enjoyable than many in this style.
Jul 12, 2020
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Rated by SlickNickens from New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
6.5, yo soy dominicano
Jun 27, 2020
Rated: 3.71 by LXMRTN from New Hampshire

Sep 23, 2019
Rated: 2.87 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Sep 14, 2019
Rated: 3 by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

Aug 22, 2019
Rated: 2.23 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Mar 28, 2019
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Reviewed by PhilHeinricke from Virginia

3.69/5  rDev +43.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I was at an all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic. The only beer they had was El Presidente and El Presidente Light. And because it was all-inclusive, there was no charge for the beers. And the beers were everywhere. Every room had a mini-fridge stocked with sodas, water and El Presidente. There was a bar everywhere. Every pool had a bar. There were three bars on the beach. Every restaurant had a bar. The main building had three different bars. When we checked it there was a bar right there at the check in, and at every bar the only beer they had was El Presidente and El Presidente Light.

And I was loving it. One day I had ten beers before lunch. I was drinking so much beer that I decided to switch to El Presidente Light because it has a lower alcohol rate and it was easier on the G.I. system. This will always be among my favs.
Feb 14, 2019
Rated: 3.32 by Yani from Dominican Republic

Jan 16, 2019
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

3/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
From a green bottle it pours a clear light yellow color. Smell and taste had notes of floral lemon grass with corn,rice and malts. Mouth feel crisp but watered down,ice cold on the beach this one is ok.
Jan 07, 2019
Rated: 5 by jguzman718 from New York

Nov 24, 2018
Rated: 2.5 by CreightonSM from New York

Nov 16, 2018
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Rated by Mclusal from Colombia

3/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Oct 07, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Aj21 from Florida

Sep 16, 2018
Rated: 3 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 23, 2018
Rated: 2.5 by ruzzal from Texas

May 12, 2018
Rated: 2.34 by HopBelT from Belgium

Apr 20, 2018
Rated: 2.5 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Feb 27, 2018
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Reviewed by mvrht from Indiana

3.52/5  rDev +37%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Would like to point out Act25, twage04, StonedTrippin and a few others rated this on how it should be rated: it's a Caribbean light lager made in the Dominican Republic, so how does it hold up against other Caribbean light lagers? Like Red Stripe Light, Carib Light, Star Lite, etc.

Hey, not bad. It *does* have to be served ice-cold. Carbonation is impressive (and my $2.99 6-pack was flecked with dust and OOD)!

Presidente Light 12oz bottle, poured into new glass, had a neutral nose, light lace, fluffy on the tongue, an erstwhile but fleeting impression of melon and lemon, and a barely sweet-dank finish (as compared to the barely bitter-apple-pepper finish of a continental lager Light, like Heineken Light). When viewed appropriately versus other Caribbean Lights, it is more than passable (would probably pair well with anything from jerk chicken to ceviche), and represents a top value point if cruising or bar-hopping.
Feb 23, 2018
Rated: 2.5 by dwarren1969 from Tennessee

Aug 27, 2017
Rated: 1.48 by Mark_Robinson from Rhode Island

Jul 23, 2017
Rated: 2.25 by warpedrevolution from Illinois

Jul 11, 2017
Rated: 2.5 by aprabhu from Kentucky

Jun 06, 2017
Rated: 2.22 by nater919 from New York

Apr 16, 2017
Rated: 3 by Coorsy from Massachusetts

Apr 11, 2017
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

3.14/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
A 3.25 as expected with more lace shards.
S 3 as expected. Watery
T 3.25 better than expected. Lemony. Cleansing scrubbing. No corn starchiness.
F. 3.25 clean good finish dry. Tingly.
O best of carribean

S- The aroma is pretty light and faint with some grainy malt along with a touch of hay and a hint of hops.

T- The taste is very light bodied with some pale malts and a clean finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, Presidente Light is a decent light beer but nothing I have any interest in purchasing again.
Feb 26, 2017
Rated: 3.32 by malfunxion from New York

Feb 09, 2017
Rated: 1.8 by Jlabs from New York

Nov 08, 2016
Rated: 2.85 by Lukass from Ohio

Nov 06, 2016
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Reviewed by twage04 from North Carolina

2.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Had on tap at a resort in the Dominican Republic. A light yellow with slightly higher than average carbonation. Malt and hop flavor or aroma is far harder to detect than in normal Presidente. Tastes more like the normal garden variety light macro adjunct lager. I had once and made sure to get normal Presidente from thereafter.
Sep 28, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Aug 06, 2016
Rated: 2.86 by RBorsato from Virginia

Jul 06, 2016
Rated: 2.6 by Griphon from Florida

Jul 05, 2016
Rated: 2.7 by target88 from Kentucky

Apr 24, 2016
Presidente Light from Cervecería Nacional Dominicana
Beer rating: 63 out of 100 with 138 ratings