Presidente | Cervecería Nacional Dominicana

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cervecería Nacional Dominicana
Dominican Republic
cnd.com.do

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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#47,040
Reviews:
268
Ratings:
799
pDev:
23.9%
Bros Score:
2.35
 
 
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Ratings: 799 |  Reviews: 268
Reviews by NODAK:
Photo of NODAK
2.6/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Upon opening the bottle, a decent amount of skunk was readily apparent. You could say it was very skunky, worse so than some Dutch beers that are famous for it. Very light in color.

The taste is about what you'd expect from the smell. Very reminicent of the aforementioned Dutch beers. Pretty crisp in the front, somewhat astringent. This fades into well...a skunky taste with some grains faintly appearing in the finish. Aftertaste is of some corn adjuncts on the tongue....a little sweetness showing up. Surprisingly a bit thicker than I'd expect for this beer, as it does coat the tongue after swallowed. Certainly nothing to write home about. If I were to want a beer of this style, I'd look somewhere else.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TheWolf
2.85/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Spent 7 days in Punta Cana. This was the only beer on the resort. When it's 90 with 85% humidity and you're floating in the pool it tastes wonderful. One afternoon, it was rainy and cool and I was able to evaluate in a less influenced setting. Not very good. But it's hard to complain when you're in the tropics.

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Photo of monkist
3.62/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Why do we all need to label all Adjunct Lagers as "poor?" Of course it is not a craft beer or something high class but still it can be something to enjoy at the right place and the right time.
For example, tonight it went really well with chickpea crurry. What I like about adjuncts is that they don't really have any remarkable taste. This one has a slight fruity, apple-like tone with a slight bitterness to it, but still it is okay to drink it, especially with hot food or on a hot summer day.

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Photo of jhartley
2.33/5  rDev -14.3%
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 +9.2%
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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Photo of cam477
2.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of beerhunter13
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of kidrogers
2.2/5  rDev -19.1%
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 -7.7%
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 -8.1%

Photo of CheSoto
4/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of SkiBum22
2.27/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BeerDreadz
2.03/5  rDev -25.4%
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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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.24/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jisom123
1.92/5  rDev -29.4%
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 -17.3%

Photo of Hrgomar
2.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jason
2.35/5  rDev -13.6%
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 +7%
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 -2.6%
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 +20.6%
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 -26.5%

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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
2.26/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Light yellow, with a thin white head. Decent amout of carbonation.

Smell: Light grassy and corn notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of light bitter hops, with sweet corn and earthy/grassy notes.

Overall: Had this in the Dominican Republic when I went there on vacation, similar to Budwieser. It's their national beer, not a horrible brew, just nothing about jumps out other that where its from.

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Photo of ant1
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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