Cinco Estrellas | Mahou S.A.

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Brewed by:
Mahou S.A.
Spain

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by donnebaby on 05-17-2004

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Reviews:
39
Ratings:
141
Avg:
2.87
pDev:
35.54%
 
 
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Reviews by kojevergas:
Photo of kojevergas
2.06/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Can acquired in Ibiza, Spain and served into a Guinness pint glass. 5.50% ABV confirmed. Reviewed from notes taken April 2011.

A: Surprising cream in the head for the low price. Decent thickness in the four finger head. Good retention. Body colour is a textbook yellow. Looks like a typical pedestrian macrolager barley shite beer.

Sm: Very light scene of generic clean barley. Very one note.

T: One note: clean barley. No watery quality, thankfully. Simple crap. Built poorly and imbalanced.

Mf: Coarse and wet. Doesn't suit the style. Unrefreshing.

Dr: Hides its ABV fairly well. A garbage beer for getting knackered. Take it for what it is. To its credit, it's priced right where it ought to be.

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Photo of ninjapilgrim
3.75/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of JupiterJesus
2.28/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I ordered cerveza for one euro with my room service in madrid and this is what came. Poured slightly cold from a can into a 4oz glass.

Overall impression is that it was not terrible but it was pretty forgettable. More hop bitterness than most beers i've had in this style but no hop aroma or flavor to speak of. Slightly skunky flavor, slightly above average body and below average drinkability. I'll probably have wine instead if given the option.

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Photo of stephenlee
2.98/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.77/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2014. Acquired as part of a 4-pack from a B&M store.

Poured into a stemmed pilsner glass. A clear golden colour with light carbonation. Forms a decent head of white foam that lasts for a minute or two before dissipating. Some lacing. Aroma of light malt with hints of stewed leaves and a touch of cardboard. Faintly harsh.

Tastes of weak malt with a dry finish. Notes of ultra-light malt, stewed leaves, harsh cardboard and a twinge of solvent. Unpleasant background flavour. Well-attenuated, followed by a crisp bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with decent carbonation and a thin, watery body. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of acrid stewed leaves and woodchips.

Meh - another subpar macrolager. Looks OK, while the aroma and flavour are dull and plagued by subtle off-notes that linger on the palate. Watery body. There's hardly anything to it; faint stewed leaves but that's it. Might be refreshing on a very hot day, though even then I would suspect that you could find something better. Give it a miss.

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Photo of doremite
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of tux_alin
3.2/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cvdl42
2.28/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of esloho
3.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mahou pours a clear, deep golden body beneath an average-sized head of creamy white. The head retention is good, and it leaves rings and patches of tiny spotted lace at the outset of the glass. Streams of tiny bubbles can be seen rising steadily. The nose combines grassy hops, gently sweet and grainy malts, a bit of corn, and yeasty fruitiness; and is simply an extension of the flavor held within. It's very lightly bitter, and leans towards maltiness with a cereal-like character to it. The grassy and subtly spicy hops help to balance it, but it still finishes a touch sweet. The malt lingers, but eventually gives way to some spicy hops as it fades. It's more interesting and satisfying than a standard American macro or Euro lager, but it's not particularly well done.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of PatrickCairns
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Iaido
3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of aztraz
2/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of kenito799
2.8/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle poured into an icy mug at a small "Mexican-Spanish" restaurant in Bayside, NY.

Pale golden witha creamy white head, actually leaves a fair amount of lace on the glass. The aroma is nothing special, dry malt, no skunk which is a plus.

Taste is fairly clean and crisp, nothing much to distinguish this macrolager from many others, but it doesn't suck. Drinkable, refreshing.

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Photo of Ant777uk
2.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

During around a week in Madrid, this was probably the best beer I discovered. I am not really a fan of lager in general, though this has a unique taste that really complements Madrid. It is quite bitter and hoppy, with covert lemon and floral undertones, and all of its elements combine to form an overall flavour that is really different to the lagers of Holland, Germany, Czech and England.

The colour has a depth to it that is inviting in the glass. In the mouth, it's froth really gives you an experience. And the smell is as good as any lager I have had.

Beers always taste better when they are brewed locally, though I also had a Mahou in England, and the flavour was still there.

Compared with the green Mahou, this one seems a bit more bitter and the green in some ways a more complex flavor...

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Photo of bwood06
3.09/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - clear golden in color with foamy white head that disappear quickly. highly carbonated. 3.5/5

S - cereal, white bread, and yeasty. herbal hops. 3.25/5

T - yeasty and herbal hops. not much else. somewhat metallic. 3/5

M - simple and refreshing. very light. scrubbing bubbles sensation. 3/5

O - best enjoyed on a hot day or with food. okay beer but probably will not revisit. 3/5

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Photo of Acforster2
3.21/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of apasternak
2/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Boring. Will not try again

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Photo of tone77
3.64/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell has lots of grains, some malts. Taste is crisp, malts, grains, hints of lemon, highly refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good example of this style.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.13/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a extremely clear, sunset orange with a flat, fizzy, off white head that was filled with macro-bubbles. Visible carbonation was light.

S: very light in strength with a light showing of fresh grains and a touch of dried honey toast.

T: light honey-oranges with a light flowery hopping. There was a light acidic nature to the drink with oranges and sour caramel malting that was found on the finish along with some dried lemon peels.

M: fizzy despite its calm visibility, slick, with a light sour finish off the tongue.

D: Drinkability was slightly less then average, a tad boring and would be hard pressed to drink more then 2 of these at any given time.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
1.9/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours amber with a small, white, fading head and lacing.
Nose shows hay, faint, plain cereal malt and very soft, spicy hops.
Similar flavours; hay and light sweet vegetal notes. Very little else.
Carbonation is much too high, body is very watery..

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Photo of shamrok
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of SalvadorFerrer
3/5  rDev +4.5%

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