Saturday, March 22, 2014

Cerveza Aguila - Colombia - 21/3/2014

The low down: 
Colombia. It's not famous for beer. Apologies for the open bottle, but I got this at the local hipster joint, and apparently the alcoholics of Newtown cannot be trusted to drink the beer on premise.

The first thing I noticed was that there was no high grade cocaine in the beer, and I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

I spent the first 5 minutes while drinking this beer being lectured on the pronunciation of the Spanish word Aguila. Aguila means eagle, and there is an eagle on the bottle! If only it tasted remotely that interesting.

Packaging: 4/10The eagle, or Aguila, is a nice touch, but the yellow hurts my eyes.
Refreshment: 6/10
A good summer beer, easy to drink quickly and does what you need in the potentially devastating jungle heat of Colombia.
Flavour 4/10
Tastes like beer, smells like summer, in both the good and sweaty bodies way.
Alcohol Content: 3/10
4%. Disappointed.
Price: 2/10
$8.50. This was at the Newtown hotel, where a VB costs $6.50. Should have had a VB.
Total: 19/50

Colombia makes a lot of great things. Coffee, scenery, cocaine, but apparently not beer. I've heard that the micro breweries are starting to power up in Colombia, let's hope we get to see some of their produce soon. Drink this with a gourmet burger, you could do worse.