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Presidente | Cervecería Nacional Dominicana

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Brewed by:
Cervecería Nacional Dominicana
Dominican Republic

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lanzada al marcado en 1935, durante más de siete décadas Presidente ha estado unida a la forma particular de sentir y de ser de los dominicanos, asociando las ocasiones de consumo a grandes celebraciones entre amigos y desarrollando una verdadera cultura cervecera en nuestro país.

La exitosa presencia de Presidente en mercados internacionales, unida a su gran aceptación por parte de los turistas que nos visitan, contribuye a la proyección internacional de la calidad de los productos de la República Dominicana y de los recursos y atractivos del país y de su gente.

Added by UncleJimbo on 05-24-2002

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2.36/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

It pours an exhaustively filtered, pure-ice clear lemonade yellow. Two fingers of stark white head plummet to micro-springs. There's really no lacing to speak of.

As for the aroma, even from three feet away comes the pungent skunk, and it mostly masks a trace of peppery hops. There's a thin sweetness, which I assume is malt, and an irksome vegetal corniness.

Upon tasting, a sparse malt sweetness precedes an equally sparse peppery hoppiness. Skunk is not so sparse, however, nor is the proud corn presence. A twitch of yeast and residual grain sweetness lead into a surprisingly crisp and blissfully clean finish. And did I mention the flavor's sparse?

Light bodied, it flows like the liquid from a can of niblets.

Well, it mentions corn grits on the label, so you have to know what to expect. It's thin, watery, and proud of its adjunct. I don't really like it here, and I don't think I'd like it any better at home in the DR. I'm not sure a slice of fruit in the neck of a bottle would save it either. I finished the bottle- please don't ask more of me than that.

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Photo of jhartley
2.33/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Had this on draft at the 2015 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival from the Dominican Republic kiosk.
Golden brown color with a thin head.
Nothing great in the aroma, grains not much else.
Taste is just a dry macro style pilsner, excessive amounts of dry graininess.
Feel is thin, not much left in the aftertaste or that is memorable.
Overall, a pretty terrible beer, but had to try it since we were there and won't have it again since it is just another macro style beer to me that doesn't offer much in aroma or flavor.

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Photo of RoyalT
2.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – Bright yellow in color with some good carbonation but a James Brown head.

Smell – Light, grainy aroma that was thankfully skunkless. I couldn’t pick up the nasty aroma of cheap sugar, either, which was a plus.

Taste – This wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. The grain came across rather nicely, and the presence of what seemed like actual hops helped this one along.

Mouthfeel – The smallish hops at the taste was enough to make this one a little refreshing and even dry. The light carbonation was tight and satisfying.

Drinkability – This is right around the top of my SA beers. It went down easy, was refreshing in the middle of an 80+ degree Florida day, and didn’t have any funky smells or flavors.

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2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of kidrogers
2.2/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Was recently in the Dominican Republic on vacation...our resort had this beer on tap. ONLY this beer on tap. ONLY this beer in bottles. Needless to say for one week I became a lover of vodka. This was not a good beer. Tasted watered down, was always served slightly chilled and a flavor relative to any US mass produced beer. I can't say enough good things about the people and their island except that if this is their national beer a revolution might not be a bad thing!

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Photo of wesbrownyeah
2.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Presidente Cerveza Pilsener beer. Brewed in the Dominican Republic 6% alcohol?+

A- Pours a darker than average American Adjunct Lager yellow hue, that produces a quarter inch of pillowy white head that lingers around for the whole beer.

S- Sweet malted grains and corn come to mind with minimal skunky hops.

T-M- Taste is different than others of its kind in the aspect of the sweet grainy flavors melded into the Mexican type brew i know. Light hop come in barely but has a smooth finish with nothing special in the back end.

D- Very drinkable but a premiem price i'll have to pass.

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Photo of tbryan5
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of CheSoto
4/5  rDev +46.5%

Photo of SkiBum22
2.27/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BeerDreadz
2.03/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22 onz green bottle with no date on the back "not even label"

The appearance is straw color with a white head.

The Smell grains and malt ,some sweetness.

The taste corn and veggies ,very strong there(but also not that bad).

Mouth feels dry after while having this beer, not the most refreshing one, worth a try but not to drink it often

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2.24/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jisom123
1.92/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is basically a Budweiser clone. Maybe +5-10% maltier. One of two basic beers from the Dominican Republic that you can readily find at the "Majestic Resorts" in Punta Cana. The other beer, Brahma is brewed in Brazil.

Glad I brought my own beer.

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Photo of Doomcifer
2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Hrgomar
2.69/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jason
2.35/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz green long neck bottle with no freshness date or info about the beer.

Appearance: Crystal clear pale yellowish straw colour, thin lace that has trouble staying right after the foam subsides.

Smell: Mild cooked veggies and corn grit aroma with an oddly mild herbal hop also.

Taste: Big crispness with a light body, medium to high carbonation. Thin malt flavour, somewhat coarse grassy grain flavour. Hops are minimal in bitterness and virtually nothing in flavour. Cereal grain bite with a clean alcohol that warms in the back. A touch astringent going almost bone dry in the finish.

Notes: Bland yet bothersome, not a very well put together brew. If it was a bit cleaner and had a touch more malt flavour it would not be half bad. I don’t recommend this beer.

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Photo of merlin48
2.91/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Green bottle pours a crystal clear pale yellow body with a medium white head that leaves some spotty lace. Aroma has a hint of adjunct grain and vague hops. At least it's not skunky. Light body is actively carbonated. Tastes like your average American mass produced lager. Slightly sweet grainy malt with a touch of corn or rice, vague hop bitterness to balance. High carbonation is the dominant sensation. Inoffensive, but why bother...

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Photo of Billolick
2.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

was headed to the Blind Tiger for Saison, ended up in the Bronx with the wife in a crap beer joint, Beer heavan to beer hell...oh well...., I could have worse problems...this stuff, was yellow clear and fizzy. no nose, min. head and min lacing. Adjuncts, water and very minor notes/hints of the existence of hops. Lawn mower brew, Domenican macro swill. Saison dreams tonight for me

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Photo of tigg924
3.28/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear, straw yellow in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is sweet corn and grass. Very light bodied and sweet. Not bad at all for the style. I often find that beer in green bottles has some skunkiness to it and this one really does not possess it all. Nothing I would rush out for, but decent.

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Photo of aquazr1
2/5  rDev -26.7%

2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

It was the only beer we had to drink in the d.r. Last year. It remained mediocre under all circumstances. Even in the Caribbean sun.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of jiffymon
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Bamabrew22
3.16/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Quaffed quite a few of these, mostly on tap, at our all-inclusive resort in Puerto Plata.

A: Golden, pale straw in color, with lots of bubbles and thin head retention.

S: Crisp hints of corn and adjuncts. Light malt.

T: Cool and refreshing. Sort of bland, really. Coldness of it on a hot beach made you forget about the blandness. No real hop presence, but a tinge of light maltiness. Champagne-like bubbles throughout.

M: None, really. Light, effervescence quickly dissipates across the tongue.

D: Smooth and easy going down. Great on a hot day. Probably just a tad better than BMCs. I've got great vacation memories associated with this beer, therefore, I'm afraid to try it out of the bottle stateside.

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