Presidente Light | Cervecería Nacional Dominicana

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Presidente LightPresidente Light

Brewed by:
Cervecería Nacional Dominicana
Dominican Republic

Style: American Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Noelito76 on 09-06-2005

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Reviews by flagmantho:
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2.18/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from 12oz green bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium-light golden hue with no haze and a very strong effervescence. Head pours a finger of frothy white foam which quickly dissipates. 'Sok.

Smell: wet grain, adjuncts, and bad memories. Not actively disgusting, but still quite a turn-off.

Taste: a lot like the aroma. At first, there's little flavor at all; then, however, the wet grain and bad-beeriness just take over. Blech.

Mouthfeel: light body with enough carbonation to remain interesting. Not special, though.

Overall: this beer holds little interest for me. It reminds me of drinking bad beers in college or while tailgating. That said, it's not actively horrible -- just not a great beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of beerhunter13
2/5  rDev -20%

Photo of mvrht
3.52/5  rDev +40.8%
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.

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Photo of Yani
3.32/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
1.5/5  rDev -40%

Photo of chuckgietzen
2.31/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Griffith
2.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of cjgator3
2.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

A- Green 12oz bottle poured into pint glass. Pours a pale golden yellow color with a thin fizzy white head.

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.

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Photo of kyle_goochstink
2.19/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of chim52chim
1.5/5  rDev -40%

Photo of Bieniek30
2.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of CaptainFleeker
3.75/5  rDev +50%

Photo of VeganUndead
2.32/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev +20%

Photo of ThinkAgain
1.25/5  rDev -50%

Photo of NorseKaiser
2.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.22/5  rDev +68.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presidente Light has a medium, fluffy, white head, some lacing, and a clear, somewhat bubbly, golden appearance. The aroma is faint, but one can detect, with deep inhalations, sweet barley malt and a touch of avocado. The flavor is light, of course, but sweet bread and a shade of hop bitterness shows up. The mouthfeel is light and watery, and Presidente Light finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, mostly dry, and imminently drinkable. If there is such a thing as a perfect light beer, this could be it.


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Photo of miguellunarusso
2.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of ob_carr
2.6/5  rDev +4%

Photo of Noelito76
2.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A had a few of them from a bottle during my vacation in DR just to try it out, since I've never seen the light version in the states.

It's simply a watery version of Presidente. Light yellow in color. Not very much carbonation or aroma. Taste is typical for a light beer with no presence of hops and mouthfeel is, well, watery as I said. Drinkability is poor because you just don't feel like you've had a beer (even at adjunct standards) after you drink one of these.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
2.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle pours a clear yellow with a large cap of pillowy white head. Retention and lace, like Presidente heavy, are both fantastic for an adjunct lager.

Nose smells like a bag of Corn Nuts with some sulfurous lager yeast and some weird lemon-juice aroma.

Taste is extremely light on the malt, cereal grains at best. That odd, lemony sourness is still there. Certainly not a lot of flavor for any flaws to hide behind. Its not very good, stick with the standard Presidente while you are relaxing in Punta Cana.

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Photo of jmccullough108
2/5  rDev -20%

Photo of warpedrevolution
2.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ruzzal
2.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of headlessparrot
2/5  rDev -20%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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Presidente Light from Cervecería Nacional Dominicana
Beer rating: 2.5 out of 5 with 124 ratings