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Pilsener 100 (Pilsener Centenario) | Cerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd

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Pilsener 100 (Pilsener Centenario)Pilsener 100 (Pilsener Centenario)

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

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bitterbill on 04-22-2008

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
1.89/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into a Duvel snifter. No date.

Appearance - A vigorous pour delivers a one finger white head with good lacing and decent to low retention. Clear pale gold body with some visible floaters.

Smell - Wet dog. Cardboard. Hidden alcohol underneath it all. Stale sweetness.

Taste - Stale. Tobacco. Dry cardboard. One of the driest pilsners I've had (though BA describes it as a Light Lager).

Mouthfeel - Mild astringency. Light bodied, but the head offers some frothiness. Dry.

Overall Drinkability - Not bad but almost getting to be. This is definitely a beer that requires either an acquired or preferred taste. I don't imagine the average beer advocate would enjoy this one.

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Photo of VABA
2/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of OldTime
2/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of DexterP236
2/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.1/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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

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

S: The aroma is of light malts, adjuncts, some lager yeast and a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste mostly consists of a watery adjunct and malt sweetness. There's almost no hops presence and not much balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Watery, not very crisp and not very smooth, very light body, medium carbonation, at least the finish is clean.

D: Not flavorful at all, goes down easily and is not too filling since there isn't much of anything to this beer, very mild kick, not a good representation of style, even considering some of the bad beers that are in this style, this beer does not rank too highly.

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Photo of DrJay
2.22/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Crystal clear and bright yellow in colour topped by a thin skim of fine, white bubbles. A thick collar left a bit of sticky lace on the glass. Sweet, malty aroma, cereal grains, slightly bready/yeasty, with perhaps a hint of hops. Thin flavour. Very low bitterness left musty malt sweetness unbalanced. It had a slightly spicy edge towards the end, but the flavour disappeared in the finish leaving it tasting watery. Light bodied with moderate carbonation, fairly dry. Inoffensive, but quite bland.

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Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Beer_lover89
2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of dwarren1969
2.25/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of getkrunkhoe
2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of mralphabet
2.38/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured a straw yellow with a good fingers worth of head that dissipated very quickly, leaving no lacing. Had lots of visible carbonation from start to finish.

S: Lots of grain and a little corny.

T: I'm getting the corniness right up front with a very light spicy hops that disappears very quickly. The finish has a little lemon zing in it.

M: Light crisp with good carbonation. Fits the mex style.

D: If you like Mex Light beers it is right up you alley, just not my style.... Really not getting any Pilsener here at all.

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Photo of Drew966
2.46/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pilsener 100 (Pilsener Centenario) pours a very pale yellow with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The aroma is grainy. The flavor is grainy with a touch of malt. This is a very light beer, it's pretty inoffensive, but I'm not sure why I would buy this over, say a Bud light.

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Photo of WesWes
2.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours a pale gold color with a 1/2" white head that quickly fades to spotty lacing. The aroma is average. It has a weak, pilsner malt scent along with a dry lager yeast aroma. It's light with Mexican lager yeast aroma; very dry. The taste is average as well. It has a thin and watery pilsner mlat flavor that's easily quaffable, but lacking in any malt or hop character. The mouthfeel is average also. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a very basic beer. There's really not much to it. It's loaded with adjuncts and lacking taste.

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Photo of MoreThanWine
2.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Yep, I bought it because it's from a far away place - El Salvador - from which I'd never had a drink. Poured a massive 3" white soap suds head which faded quickly and exhausted most of the effervescence from the body. Typical clear straw yellow lager color. Smells very mildly of corn. Very mild slightly sweet corn water taste. It's like a slightly weaker version of a mainstream BMC.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.66/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Budweiser pokal.

Pours a clear, very light and pale straw, a watered down champaigne with a hell of a lot less carbonation. The head starts off all white and fluffy, a cozy cloud, but quickly fades into obscurity, lacing fairly well. The smell is quite funky, and not in a Bootsy Collins way. Rice, wheat, and a vague smell of burning (can't really explain that one...) finish off the pretty weak nose. The taste is an improvement, but not much of one, as rice and bleached wheat dominate (not unlike a bowl of stale, slightly toasted Rice Chex), with little else happening. The body is--get this one--very light, very much on the watery side, with only a slight amount of carbonation. Based on this, the drinkability is fairly high, but the desire to drink it does not live equal the ability to do so.

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Photo of flagmantho
2.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a Pilsner glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with a crystal-clear body and tons of apparent effervescence. Head is one thick finger of pillow white foam. It's not what I'd call outstanding, but it's pretty decent for a light lager.

Smell: light, malty aroma without the sour grain smell I usually associate with this type of beer. There's not much to it, but it is entirely inoffensive.

Taste: once again, the flavor is not too bad, but it is rather weak and not entirely well-composed. There's a very light malt flavor without any real hop character, and, while the graininess isn't sour, there is a touch of that wet-grain flavor which isn't delicious. Not awful, but not really recommended either.

Mouthfeel: not too bad, actually. There's not a lot of body here, but it is carbonated enough to give a nice, tingly fizz. Halfway decent.

Drinkability: the more I drink of this, the less impressed I am with the flavor. This beer is okay overall, but the flavor is just bland. For all that, though, it is inoffensive and somewhat refreshing. I just wouldn't want to have a second bottle.

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Photo of dsa7783
2.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Single twelve ounce bottle just purchased from The Palisade Liquor Store in Jersey City...
This is a classic example of a crisp, refreshing light lager... Light on alcohol, light on taste, light on aroma and overall flavor, yet still a thirst-quencher in its own right...
Very mild, almost nonexistent aroma...
Taste was replete with a slight citrus zest, lemons, corn, and grains...
As mentioned before, this is a very downable brew due to the low ABV and lack of cloying flavors, however I would not recommend this as a great tasting, flavorful brew at all...

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Photo of morebeergood
2.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I found out a bit too late that liquor stores in Worcester MA close at 10:00 PM. We wanted to pick up some beer, and the only store that we could find open was a shady Latino package store in a not-so-nice section of downtown. Anyway, we stopped in and needless to say Budweiser was high end here. I picked up a six pack of Centenario for $7 as a joke. Poured into a pint glass. Bright yellow color, very large white head, mucho carbonation. Smelled a bit skunky, or like most macro lagers from Central America. Taste was no pleasure either, kinda flat and metallic. Served super cold, it was easy enough to drink fast, but I wasn't really enjoying it. Eh, it was more of a novelty to drink this than anything else. Probably should have bought Bud. Not.

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Photo of Clydesdale
2.74/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a bright, crystal-clear pale gold color. The tall, foamy white head has decent retention. Some soapy lacing forms an irregular but persistent pattern on the glass.

S: Very clean. Lightly sweet and grainy, with definite corn syrupy qualities. A nondescript herbal hoppiness is also present. Perhaps a faint lemony character as well.

T: Faint grainy/husky maltiness up front. Slightly doughy. Thorough notes of corn, although thankfully not overly sweet. A mild flash of herbal/perfumy hops fades very quickly.

M: Light bodied, obviously. Watery, with medium carbonation. A standard clean, lagery finish.

D: Considering it's not actually a pilsner, this is a pretty decent light lager. It has a little bit of flavor, but overall is a very clean, seltzery beer.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Part of a Beers of the World pack from Cost Plus World Market.

Pours a clear light yellow with a 1 inch fizzy head that fades to a film. Foamy rings of lace stick to the sides of the glass on the drink down. Smell is pretty subdued but I do get some grain aromas but that is pretty much it. Taste is of grains and some corn flakes. A light fruity flavor is apparent too. An average level of carbonation makes for a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average lager and my first beer from El Salvador. I am not too sure that this is a light beer as listed however.

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Photo of jerlleutz
2.77/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I had one of these in a mug at Atlacatl, an excellent Salvadoran restaurant LA. I recommend the eatery, by the way. Anyway, so the beer is generally your standard Salvadoran lager, and I wouldn't be able to pick it out from a crowd, really.

The beer looked standard, good ol' straw color. Nothing particularly eventful there. In fact, it was barely notable. "Hm, OK, cool, a beer!"

Smelled like a standard Latin American lager, brewed in some sort of metal, obviously.

Taste was acceptable, and one of the better ones from this part of the world, I suppose. Nothing came out and gagged me. Clean and acceptable, nothing interesting. Pretty much the same story with mouthfeel. I couldnt distinguish this from a Bud or a Modelo or any of that.

In light of all that, the drinkability is high, probably because there isn't much going on. Not heavy, not offensive, clean and crisp, and would definitely be good in a hot shower.

Great bang for the buck, I'll give it that much!

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours out a brilliant, yellow body with a tall, white head.

Smell: Vaguely sweetish nose of standard cereal grains with the merest hint of floral hop notes.

Taste: Very light pale malts teamed up with some hearty corn and a dash of sweet corn syrup. In comes a big sip of water. Very mild floral hops with only a faint bitterness. Continually thins out as you race towards to clean, albeit empty finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation. Fairly watery mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Dull but refreshing, tolerable but entirely forgettable. Probably far better suited to drinking along the beaches of La Libertad.

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Photo of potownbill
2.8/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this as part of a gift pack from Half Time in Poughkeepsie NY.
Appearance: Pale clear yellow. 1 inch white head which dissipated quickly.
Smell: Faint sweet grain.
Taste: Sweet grain. Not much flavor.
Mouthfeel: Some carbonation. Smooth
Drinkability: Easy to drink. Nothing offensive, but not too much flavor.

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Photo of woodychandler
2.8/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Many thanks to my local trading partner, tone77, for bringing by a whole buncha bottles to help me keep my bottles aligned with my CANs.

El Salvadoran beer, eh? This may add another country to my stats. Here goes!

My aggro pour resulted in a finger of bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a deeper shade of yellow than I expected from this style, plus it evidenced NE-quality clarity. Nose had a corn-like adjunct quality, making me dubious about the style listing on this one. It was more of an AAL than a Light Lager. Mouthfeel was thin with a honey-like lager sweetness on the tongue. It actually tasted better than it smelled, but it still wasn't much. Finish was kind of bland and watery. It was not a bad beer, more simply ho-hum.

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