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Brewed by Cerveceria Austral S.A. (CCU)
Style: Fruit Beer
Punta Arenas, Chile
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Calafate fruit is a gift from the southern gods to the patagonian people. Thanks to that fruit, their long walking journeys never stopped, just like the production of this unique beer. (Translation from Spanish by Panzerfaust)


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mazfln (116) - Florianópolis, BRAZIL - JAN 31, 2008
A very original beer. The berry aroma is very noticeable, but not intrusive. Taste is a little sweet, but a little tart also. The berry flavour gives this beer a very unique touch. I liked it, even if I woudn’t drink more than one or 2 bottles at a sitting.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2007
Bottle, a clear dark amber with a pillowy off white head. A light earthy aroma. Rich and alcoholic on the palate. Malt flavours dominate, both caramal and woody. Quite pleasant to drink slowly.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2007
Bottle, thanks Cristián and David! This may well be a standard ale with berries in it, but it works very well. The sourness and astringency of the fruit dominates the taste (yet isn’t cloying or artificial), but that’s a good thing as the malt/hop combo isn’t that interesting. Overall surprisingly tasty and complex.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KingGambrinus (117) - Santiago, CHILE - AUG 1, 2007
(Bottle, supermarket) Color was orange/copper, yellowish head. Aroma of banana, calafate and berries. The bittersweet feeling is great. A really well made beer.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
paganunca (14) - CHILE - MAY 24, 2007
Muy buena cerveza, de aroma agradable, amargor dulce y fiel reflejo de la tierra de donde proviene. Muy bien balanceada para mi gusto.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
almosi (282) - Viña del Mar, CHILE - MAR 10, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2007 (in bottle, supermarket in Chile). Had the bottle in front of my, and I reminded my infancy in “Magallanes”, and I must confess that was difficult a impartial being and to center in the beer. A color has brilliant copper, with sparks of orange and red. Frothy head and with some gray surpluses. The aroma is very fruit-bearing, and something of citrus fruits. The candy and the bitterness are present in balance. The caulker is combined in measured joust. This wild berry of the south of the world, even when it is mature, has a slightly bitter end. This is a great contribution for the beer, that nevertheless, lacks of a bit malt. The body is rather light, of a thin texture and with the just carbonization. A great contribution of Austral Brewery and an unusual beer in Chile.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19185) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2006
Bottled. Clear brownish amber with fairly rich head. Interesting aroma of tangerine candy. Sweetish with clean mouthfeel and medium body. Dominated by black currant winegums. Fairly low bitterness. Good, unsual beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Selk (7) - Santiago, CHILE - DEC 5, 2006 does not count
Es una muy buena cerveza una de las mejores chilenas, gran sabor, aroma, un cuerpo muy bien logrado, y ese gusto amaroy dulce que queda en el paladar, tiene toda mi aprobación y muchas gaans de que mi paladar saboree ese sabro sauve,ala vez amargo que tiene, además de ver un color que no todas als cervza puedn lograr

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilith (242) - Santiago, CHILE - SEP 30, 2006
Nice amber color, orangish off-white head. Clear with no bubbles. Very sweet berries aroma. Flavor is sweet, with a distinctive berry taste, resembling a scented tea; bitter end. Light bodied, smoothly carbonated.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzerfaust (561) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - AUG 3, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2006 Pours a clear and brilliant sparkling orange/copper color. Head is off-white big and frothy and diminishes slowly leaving a small lacing. Aroma is fruity with strong notes of berries like Calafate, Blueberries, raspberries and a citrusy complement of orange. In english Calafate is known as the Magellan Barberry. Weak malty character and faint hops. The fruit is in total control. Flavor is fruity sweet with a moderate tartness from the Calafate fruit. Fresh and with a clear berrie character, free of sugar and cheap adjuncts. Interesting. Body is medium with a thick consistence. Carbonation is fair, but the finish is a little watery. Nice fruity/yeasty albeit short aftertaste. This could be very good with a more malty/bigger body. Nice effort by Austral.


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