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Cinco Estrellas | Mahou S.A.

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2.86/5
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167 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mahou S.A.
Spain

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by donnebaby on 05-17-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,558
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
167
pDev:
18.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
76
Trade:
0
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Photo of kylehay2004
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.96/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

You get to the point sometimes with these country specific macro adjunct type lagers where they all taste do similar. Cool to have this random Spanish beer, but it's just nothing special. Perhaps better than others because it lacks and corn sweetness, skunks oxidation, or metallic off flavor a that tend to characterize these across the bord. This has a solid malt flavor and more body than a lot of them, pale looking, but with a slight toasted element happening that gives it a little up front depth. Average to weak hop profile, fresh enough, but just barely ripping it up, not much flavor coming from them. It's also one of those beers that just has to be ice cold to have any value. It gets messy and tastes sweet and off as it warms up. Cold though, it was a solid companion to some shrimp ceviche and later to grilled beef. It likes island type flavors and isn't so flavorless as to be lost on food right away. In the context of global beer like coors and bud, this is always
preferable, but with some craft available don't bother with Mahou.

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Photo of djrn2
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of metter98
2.63/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin bright white head that never completely faded away.
S: There are moderate aromas of adjunct malts in the nose along with notes of grassy hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some hints of grainy malts. A light amount of bitterness is present and this lingers through the finish, helping to make the taste less offensive. Flavors of cooked corn seem to stand out among the adjuncts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It neither feels thin nor watery.
O: This beer goes down easily but isn't very impressive in the smell or taste categories.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.06/5  rDev -28%
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.

D

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Photo of Boone757
3/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.5/5  rDev +22.4%
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 Ciocanelu
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of dcmchew
3.1/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of vfgccp
2.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WoodBrew
2.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TMoney2591
3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Randomly came upon this on my local's mix-a-six rack and felt I had to try it. I mean, it's a new Spanish brew, why not? It pours a clear brass topped by a finger or so of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mild sweet biscuit, light sweet flowers, a touch of minerals, and a bit of corn for good measure. The taste brings in more of the same, basically a corn bread manifested as a beer. Surprisingly, though, it works well here. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a nice Euro lager, one I found to be surprisingly drinkable and enjoyable despite its plain-ness and seeming lack of ambition. I'd have it again were I in the mood for something in this style.

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Photo of 22Blue
2.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tone77
3.64/5  rDev +27.3%
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 beernads
1.75/5  rDev -38.8%

Photo of stevoj
2.79/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Five stars? hardly. Not quite even three. Typical euro cereal grain lager, kind of tasty, bready. not too much hops, but still a little crisp. Thirst quenching at best.

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Photo of sd123
3.3/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of outoffocus
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Haybeerman
2.68/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Slightly pale gold. White creamy head that dissipated quickly leaving a light lacing throughout

S: Bread and light malts (maybe corn too).

T: Same as smell; I got this wet cracker sort of flavor. Pleasant hop finish.

M: Surprisingly medium in body. Nicely carbonated. Probably its best attribute.

D: Drinkable all right, just nothing special.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Golden pour with a pretty large white head that leaves some lace after it dissipates after a little while.

S: Some sweet malt with citric notes. Could pass for an euro pale lager.

T: Malt (at least some of it is caramell) with some sweetness, but surprisingly there is also some bitter hops as well as floral hops. Citric notes.

M: Short aftertaste, with sweetness and bitterness. The body is light to medium and there is rich carbonation.

D: By far the best and most complex American Adjunct Lager I ever had.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.13/5  rDev +9.4%
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 harpus
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of ovaltine
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Cinco Estrellas from Mahou S.A.
Beer rating: 2.86 out of 5 with 167 ratings
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