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Presidente | Cervecería Nacional Dominicana

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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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Ratings: 773 |  Reviews: 263
Photo of Sammy
2.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Cheezy smell, not skunked just poor quality. Pale lager, with big bubbles. Malt story, with a bit of an acidic bite. Vegetable, corn, sugar, watery. Lacey. Aggressive carbonation. Minimalist drinkability.Stephan's bottle from his recent trip. Probably better than tap water there.

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Photo of kylehay2004
2.18/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Thin head and no lacing on a clear straw yellow body. Aroma is mostly pale malt and sweet corn. Flavor is more of the same with sweet corn, little malt and no bitterness. Light body and high carbonation. I stand by my belief that most of these adjunct lagers are just regular Budweiser in a different bottle.

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Photo of acurtis
1.5/5  rDev -44.9%

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

The ratings here are way low, in its class, it's infinitely better than its peers. I borderline loved this next to a host of crappy cheap beers from Puerto Rico and it's neighbors, it's head and shoulders better. Maybe it's fresher than samples I had, but it crushes. No metal, no mineral, no stale, no corny sweetness, no amateurishness, it's drinkable and good for what it is, and sets the bar high for other dominican beers that have to follow it. Slight haze from the bottom of the bottle, but it's not overly refined, and although the head is short lived, it rises high on the initial pour and looks more like beer than yellow water, so I support it fully. Malt and hops are both perceptible to nose and tongue, which alone puts it ahead of its mates. Mild toasted notes and grassy florals, summery, with real body and brisk carbonation. Th only thing better than its relative position on he island lager hierarchy is its price. 2 bucks a bomber is tough to beat. I have the light version in the fridge ready to rock, but I wish I had got two of these instead. Underrated, especially in context...

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Photo of spycow
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Knapp85
2.08/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Since there was nothing else left to try on the menu I picked up one of these. It's a drinkable lager but it's just nothing special. If you've had one Adjunct Lager then you've probably had this one too. The beer is yellow without much of any head. The smell is bitter and the flavor is grassy and bitter. Not much else to really say about it.

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Photo of metter98
2.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that has good retention properties and hardly died down, leaving some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are very faint aromas of corn and grain in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but the flavors are a bit stronger, but still rather weak. There is a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) and a bit clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and could be refreshing on a hot summer day but it doesn’t really offer much in the terms of taste.

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Photo of BEERchitect
2.71/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Though not a good beer, the balance is correct and with a few flaws, but none that kill the beer. Would be easily mistaken for a Coors if not for the light striken quality that eminates from the bottle. Pours a medium straw color with a white fizzy head that disipated quickly. Too highly carbonated. Smells lightly malty after the skunk aroma. A noticable grain scent, but no corn or vegetable aromas. Flavor is light of pilsner grains and perhaps cereal grains. Malt flavor gives way for a light bittering and alcohol flavor the prevails into the finish. Lightly dry and fizzy to the mouth. Though not distinguished, its a fair beer per style.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.11/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

"Pilsener." Green glass bottle purchased at a crappy Brooklyn bodega.

Stale, dry, off, cardboardy, skunked. Too sweet. A bit of pilsner malt is the highlight here, but it's in rough shape overall.

Pretty dreadful stuff.

D (2.11) / AVOID

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Photo of emerge077
2.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Random corner bodega score, and boy is this thing heavy. The bottle weighs as much as a champagne magnum for some reason.
Swigged from the bottle, but it looked to be a clear gold color, with occasional crests of white foam.

Corn, saltine crackers, adjunct laden. Thankfully clean and not too weird. Fairly crisp and not sweet at all. Dry and bland, vague noble hop character, seltzer water mouthfeel. However simple, it manages to be pretty quenching. Not something i'd grab again but it gets the job done while passing the time.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.08/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of oline73
2/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Cheap adjunct lager, not my thing

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.38/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Draft: Poured a pale yellow color ale with a light pure white foamy head with limited retention and light lacing. Aroma is completely dominated by adjunct notes with residual sugar notes. Taste is a gross mess of adjunct and residual sugar notes. Body is light with OK carbonation. Not only bland but mostly dominated by gross adjunct notes.

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Photo of zeff80
2.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at Saba Rock in the British Virgin Islands. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured out a clear golden yellow color. Highly carbonated with a small, short-lived white head. No lace.

S - It smelled of corn, grains and some subtle floral notes.

T - Taste is mostly grains, corn and some light caramel malt. Also, a very subtle hop bitterness. Otherwise, it is pretty sweet tasting.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a pretty good brew for the style. One of the better options at some locales in the BVI.

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Photo of Boone757
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.28/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Clear. Golden in color with a bright white head that thins but holds surprisingly well. Even fresh from a case just delivered to the distributor, it's lightly skunked. Damned green bottles! The remainder of the aroma is lightly malty. The body is light with a very fine and effervescent carbonation giving it a zesty mouthfeel. The flavor is well balanced, starting with a clean, sweet malt and finishing with some very light hop flavor and drying bitterness. Surprisingly well made. With the exception of the skunkiness in the aroma, this beer could stand side by side with some of the best made American macro-lagers. Refreshing and enjoyable.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.09/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear light golden yellow in color with significant amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall fizzy white head that reduces and condenses to a thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer. Significant lacing is observed.

S: There are light to moderate aromas of pale malts, grain, corn, and grassy hops. The smell is slightly on the sweet side.

T: The beer had a pleasant flavor of pale malts, bready malts, and just a hint of grassy hops giving the beer a subtle amount of bitterness. As you got further into the beer, the sweetness of the adjunct malts started to show up (not overpowering or cloying in the sweetness but rather a light sweetness) from the grain and corn.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: This is a very easy to drink and quite sessionable beer that matched very well with the spicy Latin American food that I had. I could easily have a couple of these beers and they were quite refreshing on a warm late spring evening.

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

Another one from St martin.

This one was everywhere, but that didn't help. Quite macro like, some built in skunk, watery but a decent pilsner malt wasn't too bad. A little old grassy hop thing, bitter minerals and almost sulfry note.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.09/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of pungent light malts, grain and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts with the typical adjunct sweetness, but it isn't as strong as most in the style. There are also bready flavors of grain and barley. The hops presence is very mild. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Not very tasty, goes down easily enough, not too filling, decent kick for the style and a good representation of style, I've certainly had much worse but this still isn't a beer that I would want to drink again if I had other choices.

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Photo of smithj4
2.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Rifugium
1.2/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

First had: bottle at some Cuban restaurant in Manhattan

It was the only alternative to Corona, and ended up being a slightly better selection. Slightly.

Poured a clear straw color...uhoh, I see where this is going...carbonation, and a thin fizzy head that fizzled out to nothing. Mostly grains and staleness in the aroma. Weak taste of grains, corn, metallic hops. Bitter and very unflavorful, very light, and not very drinkable at all, unless bland and unimaginative and adjunct is your thing.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
2.65/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of paulish
3.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Gkruszewski
1.99/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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