Review: Port Royal Export (Honduras)

Review: Port Royal Export (Honduras) by Cody La Bière
While searching for beers from Honduras, I realized that there were not many beers to choose from to begin with. After a quick search, I've learned that the best beer from Honduras was Port Royal Export by Cervecerìa Hondureña, which is owned by SABMiller.

Port Royal Export is a lager style, like any beer in hot tropical regions. I've been hoarding this for a while, but it was time to finally open it up.

Appearance: Pours clear and golden yellow, like straw hay. Very white foam that's leaving lots of residue on my glassware. Well there's a bit of a grain husk IN the beer, what in the world? you can see it in the picture near the top of the glass. That's a first.

Aroma: Slight skunk, malty, straw and a hint of fruit/bubblegum. This is your average tropical pale lager. A beer to quench the thirst at 40C, not for something to enjoy.

Taste: This is your standard Caribbean/Central American lager - taste of hay, malt, and a bit of sweetness. This beer isn't as malty as Medalla Light but seems to be lighter than Medalla light. A bit of corn, bit of grains, tastes like any lager you'd expect for Central America. Not appetizing.

Overall Thoughts: I found it weird that there was a grain husk IN the beer, that's a first for me. Bad filtration? Not the worst Caribbean or Central American Lager, but if you're going to travel down south for an all inclusive resort, stick to the hard alcohol as the beer is piss tasting. Bit malty, grainy, corny, just your average import lager. The beer very much is a "premium beer", blech. 4.8% ABV, 355mL

From the can: Port Royal has been honored with the "Monde Selection" Symbol of International Quality Brussels 1991, 2007, 2008, 2009 Grand Gold Medal and 2010 International High Quality Trophy.

By rigid adherence in brewing methods too often neglected, in these times, we present here a beer in the traditional high pilsner style of my native Bavaria.

Brewed in Puerto Cortés, San Pedro Sula, Honduras by Cervecería Hondureña

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