Pilsener | Cerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd
El Salvador
laconstancia.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 09-06-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
92
Reviews:
43
Avg:
2.88
pDev:
20.49%
 
 
Wants:
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8
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 43
Reviews by canadianbarman:
Photo of canadianbarman
2.78/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

--regular 35 ml bottle with no freshness date found (there was not even an abv on the label)
--very light, clear color
--not much head and similar lacing
--average smell in all aspects

This was not the best beer of this style that I have tasted. It might make a good session beer or an alright deck on a hot day beer but their are better beers out there that create this same affect.

Thx

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown with the front label depicting the ace of hearts. No freshness date.

Appearance: Crystal clear pale straw ... very light in colour. Big bubbles slowly rise to the top to form an even white lace.

Smell: Grain and faint cooked corn with a mild herbal hop in the back.

Taste: Light bodied and smooth with a slightly slick mouth feel that seem to be associated with the (DMS) faint cooked corn flavour. Carbonation is spot on for style lending a little to the crisp bite. Handful of malt and grain make way to the taste-buds as well as an evening hop bitterness which comes quickly. More grain in the after taste as well as light tingle from the hops as they faded.

Notes: A very drinkable product, perfect for a lawn mower beer or even to pair up with a five alarm chili for lunch.

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
2.6/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours an extremely pale and clear light yellow. Very fizzy, yet there is some head that tries to lace the glass. Aromas remind me of Heineken or Corona...rather skunky. Flavor is different...with a sweetness that is unexpected. There is some crisp bitterness that is evident as well. Finish is dry, with a long-lasting bitterness. Drinkable, but barely. A hot summer day mixed with cutting grass would do wonders for this beer.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.66/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Looks like water with some thin see through straw yellow to it, no head. Aroma was corn on the cob boiled.

Taste, not much in there. Really, kind of like mineral water as if from Calistoga. No hops, more corn, no malt roasting, just water. This stuff must be like .03 a barrel to make as long as corn prices don't spike. The fact they charge $7 a 6 pack is a rip off.

I've had some shitty generic sodas better than this crap.

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Photo of ADR
2.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very pale and very effervescent, I have no idea if they use adjunct grains but there's a corn-like sweetness in there that counteracts the crispness. Its not obnoxious as in some US megabrews, but this beer is not for me.

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Photo of Golden2wenty1
2.42/5  rDev -16%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Part of a "Beers of the World" sampler received for my birthday a few months back.

Pours the palest of pale, pale straw "yellow" with a few fingers of snow white foam on top. Fizzy seltzer water comes to mind. What nose you can find has a hint of lemon, adjunct and mustiness. Tastes like your typical light lager, though much cleaner. Musty, husky adjunct malt, a lemony/peppery "hop" note and that's about it. Again, very light and fizzy in the mouthfeel. Drinkable by the boatload, very light and refreshing, though at the cost of appearance smell and taste. I'm sure it would go over well in the hot El Salvadorian sun, but this is one fizzy bland beer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
2.98/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, light-straw-gold body topped by a frothy bright white head. The head holds shortly before it dissipates, leaving only a thin creamy collar and minor surface covering. Tiny bubbles rise quickly to the surface. The aroma is of a lightly sulphury, lightly sweet (enhanced by dimethyl sulphate/cooked corn) and somewhat husky maltiness with no recognizable hops present. The body is thin with a fine carbonation that's lightly zesty in the mouth. The flavor is balanced towards malt sweetness but there's an obvious heavy use of adjunct which keeps the flavor thin and far from becoming cloying. A fair amount of DMS gives it a fuller character. It finishes semi-dry with a lingering sweet note. A very basic lager with limited character. Refreshing, but not interesting... even flawed.

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Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA
2.98/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I have had this El Salvadoran Beer on two different occasions, once in the United States (a six pack) and a plethora of times in El Salvador. It pours clear yellow, no carbonation sparkle, and has a light to medium head, which is thin in texture (no frothy). Being a pale lager, it has a malty taste and hints of sweetness, it does not leave the mouth dry. It has very little aroma and leaves a sharp after taste. It is to drink and its 4.6% alcohol content makes it easy to consume, though it is somewhat filling.

You are able to procure this in McAllen, Texas at Feldman's market.

San Salvador, El Salvador December 2014

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Photo of cliff1066
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of ordybill
3.85/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear light golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is almost all grain. The taste is is a nice sweet grain flavor. A very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of hophugger
3.02/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JamLand
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Padron4KM
2.21/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle with no freshness date. Served in a pilsner glass.
Pours clear golden yellow with a macro white head.
Smells like canned corn and wet straw.
acidic flavor, a little lemony, slight bitter finish. Not a bad macro. I could see myself ordering this in a Nu-Mex style resturaunt if it was available.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.3/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bottle and draft: Poured a golden color lager with a medium size white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light adjunct notes with light sweet notes also noticeable. Taste is also dominated by light adjunct notes with light sweet notes. Body is light with medium carbonation. Not as gross as expected but nothing to write home about either.

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Photo of dcotom
2.99/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kulrak
3.16/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a golden straw color with a little bit of white fluffy head that fades away pretty quickly and doesn't lace the glass. There's also some big bubbles in there too, bigger than I'm used to seeing. Smells of yeast and a tiny bit of hops, with an overtone of metal, but that's pretty much normal for beer from a can. Taste is sweet and a little citrusy, with some coppery bitterness on the back end. Mouthfeel is very heavy with some harsh carbonation at the front. All in all, it's a very drinkable beer. Nothing overtly bad about it, nothing incredibly great about it either. Definitely one of the better latin american beers I've had.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.28/5  rDev +48.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pilsener has a thick, white head, a very clear, bubbly (etched glass), straw appearance, with minimal lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet grain and a touch of sourness. Taste is of sugary sweetness, grain, a kiss of hops, and clean water. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Pilsener finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and tasty. Overall, this is another good one, and I rate it excellent.

RJT

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
2.44/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A gift from a friend who been to El Salvador. 330ml bottle, 4.4 Abv. Pours a yellow colour with very small white head. Aromas of corn & grain. Tastes of corn, grain, hint of apple and not much else. Mild carbonation. Aftertaste is a very light bitterness. Overall I'm not surprised as my friend had warned me that it's drunk very cold in country & not to expect to much.

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Photo of IronDjinn
1.46/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Poured from a 355 ml brown bottle. Clear but quite limpid and pale in appearance, right from the start it looks like it's going to be a watered down beer. Thin flash of head on the pour, but no retention. The nose is sour at first, some grain can be detected, but amidst a swirl of adjuncts that claw for dominance within the aroma. The flavour is weak, and what is actually there is unappealing at best. Some grains, but mostly cooked veggies on the palate. Sour adjuncts on the finish and aftertaste. The mouthfeel is flaccid, except for some bite from the carbonation that does nothing to enhance the experience. A lager to be avoided, keep an eye out for the ace of hearts motif on the label and choose to fold.

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Photo of plaid75
3.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a medium straw hue with a finger and a half foamy white head. There was good retention and good sticky lacing.

The smel featured a light grainy malt with some cooked corn.

The taste featured a light grain hiding a subtle sweet corn. Some hop spicing and a good doughy finish. A metallic element as well.

The mouthfeel was light and a bit slick.

Overall a decent lager and one of the better from Latin America.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
2.68/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pale gold with loose white foam. Almost nothing to taste or smell. Lots of zip but kind of watery. Very lite Pilsner. Ok.

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Photo of ericjubeck
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Pegasus
3.65/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very pale straw color with a large white head, massive streams of carbonation, irregular broken lace. Sweet malt, slight cooked corn and mild hop aroma, all quite understated. Taste begins with sweet malt, cooked corn, soft carbonation, finishes with a little spiky hop bitterness. Pleasing for its utter simplicity, this is a beer that is great simply because it is so easy to drink.

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Photo of Zorro
3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow almost golden beer with a respectable white head.

Smell is light malts and grain with a decent herbal hoppiness. Not real complex but not off smelling either.

Taste is some malt and some grain flavor and a faint hint of lemony acid. Hops mostly go missing but there is some herbal bitterness to this. Not real complex but it is better than a Budweiser.

Very light mouthfeel probably meant to be that way.

Quite drinkable if you accept it for what it is. Light flavored brew that probably is just the thing to refresh you after the El Salvadorian heat cooks you for a while. Not a bad lawnmower type beer that really is more of a good light beer.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3/5  rDev +4.2%

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