Regia Extra | Cerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd
El Salvador | website

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TastyTaste on 12-20-2004

BEER STATS
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
84
Avg:
3.08
pDev:
26.95%
 
 
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Reviews: 51 | Ratings: 84
Photo of Commandogeraldo
1.13/5  rDev -63.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Oh my lord. I thought I couldn't find a beer worse than Corona, but I did. Maybe this one got cooked, but I doubt it. Nose was just unpleasant, aromas of straw and skunk, taste the same, appearance was pale pale pale hay color, and there were 32 ounces of this stuff. I endured five sips, even tried putting lime and salt in the thing, but it was still completely intolerable for me. Blech. Glad I got this one for free, because otherwise I would have wanted a refund.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
1.67/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This review is part of Macro Smackdown XX, in which Belize's own, Belikin Beer, will attempt to show Regia Extra who's the king of the Central American jungle. An added bit of interest is that these breweries are only 270 miles apart, giving the contest a 'backyard brawl' sort of vibe. Incidently, my bottle isn't the 32 oz. monster shown above, but is the standard 12 oz.

Fuzzy amber that pales a bit when backlit with sunshine. The head on this beer is a fraction brighter white, lasts longer, looks better on the way down and leaves more lace. I prefer the color and the clarity of its competitor, however.

Regia's nose could use an overhaul. A mild perfume-like quality is overcome by a medicinal smell that reminds me of Bactine (the disinfectant). I guess it would come in handy if I ever cut myself in the El Salvadorian jungle, but it isn't something that I look forward to drinking.

The flavor profile isn't quite as medicinal. That's the good news. The only good news. Extra reminds me of dozens upon dozens of Eastern European lagers. It's neither sweet nor bitter and has a stale grain mixed with plastic flavor that might be due to excessive age. It doesn't taste oxidized, exactly, so it's hard to say. I think it's just lousy beer.

While I'm not impressed with the mouthfeel, it's better (in the grand scheme of things) than the aroma or the flavor. Specifically, it's light with less carbonation than is optimal. Since I didn't really expect much in this department...

It looks like Regia Extra got thumped by Belize's finest. I have a sneaking suspicion that age might have been a factor since my bottle of Belikin Beer was hand-carried back from Belize by a honeymooning friend. Sorry El Salvador. Better luck next time.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
1.95/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Super weak straw yellow pour that makes a head that vanishes quicker than an insecure drunk girl with a guy at last call. Eviscerated. Smell is just that cooked corn and metal can thing.

Taste was super bland, mild and tons of carbonation. Devoid of hops, malt, yeast etc. . .

Only when in Rome type of vibe would I drink this.

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Photo of Onslow
2.12/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

"there's nothing like an unfurnished basement for pure comfort" ... Pretty crispy for a lager, some low sparse lacing .. smells like old corn husks and maybe some sock ... a strange cheaper carta blanca clone ... marble rocks .. run of the mill... be careful with this, it put me over the edge...

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Photo of KFaulkner
2.37/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I was not impressed with this beer.

It never impresses me when random countries come out with another beer that tastes like your typical American Macro. Frankly, I'm surprised this beer has high a rating as it does.

The smell is kind of yeasty with hints of corn and rice. So is the flavor, which is largely bland. It goes down smooth, but not interesting.

Just another foreign macro. Nothing to see here.

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Photo of UncleFlip
2.41/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This to me is basically a South American BMC.

In the glass, it's rather light, with a storng head that holds for a while...

The smell is just slightly spicy and airy, with a note of wet towel.

Flavour is rather watery, with the barest hints of banana and coriander.

Mouthfeel is slightly watery and a bit fizzy.

You could drink this for a long time on a hot day. Good lawnmover beer, but not much more.

Be well
-UF

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Photo of rootbeerman
2.44/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: huge quart bottle, pours straw yellow. Head was about a finger
S: cooked corn and rice, not much else
T: mostly one dimensional cooked corn/greens. Very light almost nonexistent bitterness.
M: similar to lightly carbonated water.
O: its better than some Mexican cousins, but still isn't the best.

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Photo of aluskungs
2.59/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Big 32 oz. bottle!

This beer has to be cold. Which it is. The color of the beer is pale straw, real pale. Visible carbonation bubbles whirlpool up towards a creamy cloud of foam which reminds me of a wit or wheat beer.

Not much of a smell. Corn, cane sugar, formaldehyde, come to mind.

The taste is all right. Sweet corn beer that leaves a coat on your tongue and mouth. Refreshing because it's cold and wet but that's it. A sweet sticky beer that sits in your stomach like a lump.

In the beer's defense, it seems like a well made beer with quality ingredients but the balance is way off in my opinion.

I need a dogfish bad...

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Photo of stevoj
2.59/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Another pale cereal lager, another country added to my map. Typical of the lagers from the hotter climates, light and watery, brewed to refresh. Flavor is not bad, just extremely light.

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Photo of aforbes10
2.68/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

this is from a massive bottle i bought in houston. very clear, almost like a de-yeastified wit...but somewhat yellow too i guess.. foamy white river scum head. smells like corn, alcohol. taste is fairly good, actually. smooth, slightly sweet, corny, thin. nothing special, for sure, but drinkable. lets see if i can get through all 32 fl. oz.

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Photo of Drew966
2.7/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Regia Extra pours a pale yellow with a thick white head from a brown thirty two ounce bottle. The aroma is adjunct, corn to be specific. This beer has a very light body, the flavor is mild and primarily sweet malt and adjunct. Not unpleasant, but not worth going out of your way for.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
2.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Regia Extra pours a crystal-clear, light straw-gold body beneath a creamy head of bright white that holds surprisingly well and leaves some nice thin rings of lace at the outset of the glass.

The nose expresses lots of yeasty sulphur and some corn-like dimetyl sulphide but not much else. There's some mild adjunct-laden maltiness, and a waft of dull hops in the background, but that's it... quite generic.

The flavor is basic as well, delivering a thin, lightly sweet maltiness that's balanced by a solid bitterness. At least the DMS gives it some character, as there's no real graininess to it; and not unlike the aroma, the spicy and herbal hops are relegated to a background role.

The body is medium-light, and it's fizzy in the mouth.

An average beer at best, I think that Regia Extra's refreshing quality is its best aspect. And not unlike a light beer, you could drink a lot of it, but why would you want to? Add to that the excessive lagery sulphur and mild DMS, and you'll probably want to pass it by unless you're actually in El Salvador on a very hot day. Cheers!

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Photo of ncstateplaya
2.77/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Whoa (Joey Lawrence-esque) Definitely not what I was expecting. This beer is extremely light, almost waterish clear. I have never seen a beer this light in color...or lacking color. Extremely clear that readily forms a white head when poured. The head dissipates to a clean 1/8" sudsy head. There is a pretty substantial amount of carbonation rising to the surface.

This beer smells musty with very little to offer. I do get a slight hint of some pale malts in the nose, but little else. I will say that it smells "clean".

An off flavor, or should I say an unexpected flavor...almost tropical and citrusy. No I didn't have a slice of lime on the glass. Watery -> not very malty or hoppy for that matter. What am I missing? This beer is very simple and straight forward.

Light bodied and crisp. I thought it was pretty smooth with a noticeable amount of carbonation. I could see where this beer would be refreshing on a hot summer day.

Seems almost BMC, there is no complexity to the beer at all. Very boring but could serve as a great summer sessional as opposed to Corona.

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Photo of elNopalero
2.78/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear gold color with nice foam
It's a clear lager. Eh. Not the worst I’ve had but that’s not saying much.
Proceed at your own risk. You have been warned!

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Photo of dedrinker
2.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I love the bottle. The shape. The size. The beer could be any number of Central American/ Caribbean lagers if you close your eyes, but I just love keeping my eyes open and on this bottle. The taste is macro-premium, the suggested scenarios are front porches, river fishing, Subaru Brats, with harmonicas in trees, rail yard jungle. Once, this beer had a really pleasant (probably the only time it was fresh) flavor - round, soft, a touch of freshly harvested grains with a floral nose, but ever since that golden window of opportunity, it has just tasted like Red Stripe that sat on the shelf too long. But that 32 oz. bottle man. The size. The shape.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another giant 32oz bottle in a unique shape, dark, great for homebrews. Foams up nice, light yellow to straw. Corn syrup aroma.

A decent profile of more heft than expected, but still tastes like a light adjunct beer. No hops. Another hot weather beer. This is a palate cleanser between ipas for me. Just that clean and smooth feel of a corn or rice beer. Added salt/lime halfway down, got better. Not for drinking outside of July or August.

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Photo of plaid75
2.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale straw hue with a one finger foamy head. Decent retention and lacing.

The smell was a bit metallic with hints of corn.

The taste was a bit metallic as well but good overall. The grain overtones were evident, but the beer was decently balanced.

The mouthfeel was thin and carbonated.

The drinkability was average. Nothing more in this department than your average macro.

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Photo of daliandragon
2.94/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked this single up in the fridge case at Ronkonkama Beverage. It's unhearalded, packaged ugly, and affiliated with SAB Miller, but the price was definitely right. No born on or drink by date but thats probably okay.
Plain straw color, typical "minute" head and generally boring looking. The nose is predictablly loaded with adjuncts but also has some freshness and some citrus notes to salvage it.
Taste is light and thin as expected, and more than a little watery in mouthfeel. There is some malt flavor and generally a clean, fresh, taste but this is unexceptional stuff. For the price this was worth it (seventy nine copper Lincoln portraits) but I likely won't be indulging again.

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Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I purchased a bottle of Regia Extra fo $2.69 USD in El Monte, California/USA.

Look: Regia Extra had a low amount of foam.
Smell: Regia Extra has an aroma of corn.
Taste: Regia Extra has a mellow flavour of corn and malt.
Feel: Regia Extra has average amounts of carbonation at first, but loses carbonation within minutes.
Overall: Regia Extra is a beer for people who seek a mild flavour of both corn and malt.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.03/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Oh no you didn't. Uh yeah sure why not. This is one giant ass bottle here at 32 fl. ounces. Looks like a grenade. Hey call it an intro to the temporary neighborhood and a hello to El Salvador! Onward and poured into a shaker pint glass. Hey it's either this or Bud Chelada...

A very shocking white, I mean just big bright white head is produced with some clumpyness but it dissolves in clumps pretty quickly. Body is a pale straw color looking like a simple beer. Very tiny spotted lacing. Part of the edges look like green hues also. THe drink though manages to keep a good solid white puck throughout. Ok not bad here...

Smell. A very small grain, but not much going on. It was stronger off the pour, but really seems to have disappeared. Clean wet, kind of boring, but nothing offensive.

First taste is at first not much of anything, then it becomes slightly sweet. Sweet grainy (corn?) tasting, almost syrupy. The brew does have some body to it I must admit which kind of shocked me. This isn't a weak wet mess. However, there isn't really much going on here besides it.

Overall this isn't much to write home about, or even much to say. So I'll just stop writing and leave it at that.

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Photo of Hibernator
3.07/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Regia Extra
32 oz brown bottle
Served mainly out of the bottle, but also used a 8 oz juice glass for appearance

* Superbowl Sunday - XL *

The bottle of this beer is a wild. A unique shaped brown 32 oz bottle. This is one of those beers that you don't see every day.

Pours a light yellow. Not much of a head to describe. A thin white lace decorates the top of the beer.

Rather bland nose. Some whiffs of grains and corn.

Very light and crisp mouthfeel. Adjunct flavors like corn and rice with a touch of honey sweetness. Tight, pressured carbonation. A pretty straightforward brew. Easy to drink and refreshing.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, vegetables, and some grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with a very grainy aftertaste. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer that is drinkable but very mild in both the aroma and taste.

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Photo of tone77
3.09/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 32 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head, highly carbonated. Smell is of corn, some sweetness. Taste is crisp, light, some corn and grain. Feels light in the mouth and overall would probably be a refreshing beer to drink in the tropics.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.15/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Out of a big ol’ 32 oz bottle this beer was a clear, golden color with a towering three-finger head that was short lived. Spots of lacing but nothing more. The aroma was of pale malt, a little adjunct grains and a hints of hops. The flavors were pretty good for an adjunct beer. I tasted dry biscuity malt, rice and corn adjuncts, something like saltine crackers but almost no hops. The mouthfeel was foamy, the body light and the carbonation medium/high. Nothing special by itself, but special within its category of otherwise awful beers.

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Photo of pezfiend
3.2/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A - Golden wheat color, decent 1/2" head, drops to nice lacing around the sides

S - Sweet toasted bread, some cheap boozy smell

T - Light sweet biscuit flavor, relatively malty, nearly no hops

M - watery

D - Not too bad considering it came in a 32oz bottle for 3 bucks from the bad part of town. Very surprising, good for a session beer shared with a few buddies

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Regia Extra from Cerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd
73 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.
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