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Rated 2.274 by BeerPals

Brewed by Cervecería Peruanas Backus y Johnston

Lima, Peru

Style:  Pale Lager

5% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 645 Last updated 2 months ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank46532
Overall Percentile0.4
Style Rank1525 of 1605
Style Percentile5
Lowest Score1.0
Highest Score5.0
Average Score2.138
Weighted Score2.274
Standard Deviation0.939

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ALCOHOLIC 220 reviews
rated 1.7 11 years ago

Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

Pretty much exactly what you'd expect from a mass produced south american beer. Not even worth writing a decent review.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 2.7 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Sampled on 8/9/2012. This Pale Lager pours a light yellow gold color from a 330ml bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head that quickly disappears. Aroma is malt and corn with some cereal and perhaps some hops. A medium to light bodied Pale Lager. The malts are cereal and sweet, a touch of corn. The hops are herbal and slightly spicy. Decent carbonation. A touch sweet and the adjuncts are very evident. Besides that, it “is what it is” a mass produce pale lager. Not bad, but not all that great either. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is sweet with a touch of cereal.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 2.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Bottled (from bierzwerg.de). Golden colour with mediumsized white fluffy head. Aroma is sweet malts, probably also some maize, as well as mild fruityness, cardboard and mild grainy notes. Flavour is quite sweet malts, maize, mild notes of cardboard as well. Finishes a bit bittery.

  • ALCOHOLIC 220 reviews
    rated 1.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    Pretty much exactly what you'd expect from a mass produced south american beer. Not even worth writing a decent review.

  • THESTER 141 reviews
    rated 1.7 14 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    This was a a real pale yellow color with thick white head that goes quickly although some lace was left on the glass. no real aroma with touch of sweetness if at all. minumum flavor as well. goes down like water

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 2.5 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    While I've yet to find a pale lager that blows me away, this isn't really that bad. Aroma is corn flakes and some malt. Appearance is medium yellow/gold color, large bubbles and white head that melted rather quickly. Mouthfeel is smooth, light bodied with little harshness. Flavors were a little chlorine (wonder if that's from the water source), slightly sweet and not much else. It will do the job as a lawnmower beer but outside of that it's pretty useless.

  • ARACAUNA 2100 reviews
    rated 2.5 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    It’s really not all that bad. It’s got a bit of corn in the aroma and flavor, but is backed up by a little bit of citrus and tingly hops. Sweet but not cloying (a pale lager would find it hard to find enough body to be cloying). Not a bad little beer, but far from interesting either.

  • STALEYIV 1405 reviews
    rated 1.5 15 years ago

    Aroma: 3 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    I had this beer without high expectations and pretty much knew what to expect. The aroma is very grainy with some sweetness as well as some maltiness with some light skunk as well. The appearance is a very pale yellow with a fuzzy, white head on top that discipates quickly only leaving minor lacing on the glass. The mouthfeel was light and very watery with not much in the way of complexity with only minor malty balance with a palate that was wet-like as well as thin and watery. The flavor is of sweet malt with some corn and grain overtones with an aftertaste that is not very good and very corn-like with a finish that is a bit crisp but not that refreshing and pretty boring. Overall, this beer was not a pleasure to drink at all and I would definitely pass it up if I were you, very boring and bland beer here for sure.

  • EYECHARTBREW 1451 reviews
    rated 1.9 15 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 3

    And on I roll, with yet another beer from "South Of The Equator", with this particular sample hailing from Peru. I've had one other Peruvian beer in the past, and don't remember it being all that bad. But this one, on the other hand, is a much more decidedly unappealing.

    12-oz brown bottle, with a gold-on-white foil wrapping around the neck, and twist-off bottle cap. Label features a rather buxom female sphinix, and is actually the most enjoyable part of this entire beer. :)

    Run-of-the-mill appearence, with only a ring of foam hugging the edge of the glass, and no lace to speak of. Grade A Standard uniform yellow body.

    Indistinct aroma -- doesn't seem to want to make up it's mind, between staying dry and anonymous, and wet and grassy.

    Overally sweet in the mouth, with a rather artificial adjunct-ridden taste to whole affair. In addition, this beer seemed to give me something of the makings of a headache after I sampled about half the glass. Adequate in flavor, but with the synthetic cheapness seeming ingrained in this beer's character, overall drinkability suffers drasticaly.

    Cheap and slighty Malt Liquor-like in the final analysis, and nothing that I can even think about recommending. Even Peru has better beers than this....
    //TB

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 1.6 15 years ago

    Aroma: 3 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    Appearance isn't worth breaking down: swill yellow and swill large bubble head that didn't last. The aroma was hard to pick up but not bad. The flavor was typical of swill type lagers from third world countries. Seemed to have a touch of citrus or something but then left the mouth feeling like a bunch of metal powder was chewed on. This is the most metallic beer I've had to date. Pass on by even if you need a Peru stamp in your beer passport.

  • LANG 245 reviews
    rated 1.2 15 years ago

    Aroma: 3 | Appearance: 2 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 2 | Overall: 2

    The first time I had this I thought very favorably of it. Remembering that, I tried it again here lately. My only guess is, I must've been having a seizure or something when I tried it the first time. Egad, this is rank! Smells bad, tastes watery. Sigh...live and learn.

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