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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Photo of USMC_ATLTrader
4/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very drinkable, the flavor is mild, best drunk very cold and slushy.

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Photo of Onenote81
2.85/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
2.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of aprabhu
2.8/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.32/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: clear golden with a finger of white head.
S: off putting aroma
T: luckily the taste is toned down and lacks much flavor.
F: easy drinking, smooth.
O: drink it cold and in the sun for best results

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Photo of bwood06
3.37/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

My wife and I visited a small, little Cuban eatery for dinner while in Orlando for a half marathon and this beer was on the menu. I decided to go with an import rather than going with the domestic lagers so I chose this one.

This beer pours a light, clear straw color that is lightly carbonation with a light frothy head that is white in color and dissipates to a ghostly lacing. 3.5/5 The aroma is typical of the adjunct lager style with corn, rice and light white bread coming through all at the same time and being backed up by a light butteriness as well as grass. This is a malt forward aroma but not enough to swallow up the hops. 3.25/5 The flavor profile has a nice maltiness to it and is finished off with grassy and herbal hops plus a hint of green apple. A bit of rice comes through as well as the beer warms. It is slightly sweet with a bitterness that is light (lingers very shortly), and just cuts into the sweetness a bit. 3.5/5 This is a very light bodied beer that has light carbonation and is somewhat prickly with a light drying that does not linger. 3.25/5 This is a decent adjunct lager that is easy drinking and sits well with food. This is probably one of the more flavorful adjuncts that I have had. 3.25/5

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Photo of DrainBamage
4.33/5  rDev +59.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly dark yellow color with a nice lace of head. You can smell the adjunct here but it's maltier and sweeter than most adjuncts. Just like the smell, it's adjunct is here, but it's malty and sweeter. There is also as a nice flavor here and a slight bitterness on the back of the tongue. I don't understand the low ratings for this beer, this is probably the best adjunct lager I've ever had. Drinking this while on vacation in South Carolina. Too bad I've never found this back in Michigan.

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.15/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving Type: 16 oz. Draught

L- Pours a pale yellow topped by a 1/2 finger white fluffy head. Surprising good retention and lots of lacing.

S- Pale malts, sweet corn, and a distinct skunkiness. Much too sweet for my liking.

T- Identical to the aroma, save for the skunkiness, that turns into a slight grassiness.

F- Fairly watery and high carbonation.

O- Other than the surprising appearance and head, there isn't really any distinction between Presidente and the subpar American cheapie lager.

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

Photo of nater919
3.17/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Coorsy
3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gatornation
3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drinking this and several other lagers while in St Marteen, this was my least favorite even thou i was in the mood for adjuncts , this one was slightly skunky with a grassy herbal and stale malt finish, give me an Amstel Bright all day long ..skip this one.

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Photo of Mr_Rocca
2.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of WickedBeer
3.26/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of williamv0123
2.73/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of bigbellysailor
4.1/5  rDev +50.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had my first Presidente in the Dominican Republic. I was there on business and we stumbled into a nightclub and I was served the large bottle...covered in a layer of ice. was so good and refreshing. Been drinking them every since. I'd choose Presidente over Corona, Modelo and just about any other mass produced Mexican or Dominican beer. Very refreshing, crisp, clean and easy to drink: perfect for hot days and cookouts if you're looking to grab something smooth and refreshing. Good Beer despite what some of the beer snobs in this community say...LOL

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Photo of Iski100
2.76/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bigred89
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AvvocatoCovelli
1.41/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of RentonThurston
3.43/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was honestly surprised as hell by this, considering I got it as a cheap addition for myself while grabbing my dad's daily case of Heineken (eugh) for him. Expectations were about as low as possible-- cheap Latin American macro lager, AND in a green bottle? And yet, perhaps *because* of said expectations, I ended up really liking it. The head was persistent, dense, and rocky, and even left some rather nice lacing, it poured a nice golden colour rather than the sickly pale, almost off-white I see with shit-tier lagers, and the taste! Certainly an adjunct for sure, but you can actually taste a lot of proper malty goodness with a background of earthy hops...makes me wonder what ingredients they use, but macros are never transparent like that. >> But still, this was a quite pleasant surprise, and I must thank the kind older fellow who lives above me for suggesting it.

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Photo of AfricanPete14
4.29/5  rDev +57.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

This beer had a nice gold color with a fizzy head. It had a powerful smell of malt and corn. The taste was very delicious and it tasted like corn, earthy hops with an aftertaste of malt. It went down amazingly smooth with a great level of carbonation. This was a surprisingly good beer.

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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 digitalflood
2.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of flyingpig
2.67/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

355ml bottle in Santa Clara, Cuba (1 CUC):
This one was an decent enough beer for what it was & since I was expecting a lot worse, this one proved to be fairly enjoyable & a pleasant first beer from the Dominican Republic for me. It was definitely a basic offering with fairly standard flavours coming through but it was also clean, quite crisp & refreshing in the heat, going down as easily as you can expect from a lager. There was some corn & basic adjuncts making up most of the taste but the hints of citrus & the earthy malts weren't too bad meaning it's probably not one I'd go for in the UK but it went down a treat in the Caribbean.

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Photo of Arajaee
3.59/5  rDev +32%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Presidente from Cervecería Nacional Dominicana
Beer rating: 2.72 out of 5 with 787 ratings