Brewed by Cerveceria Bucanero (InBev)
Style: Pale Lager
Holguín, Cuba


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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Also sold as Cubanero Fuerte.
La Bucanero Fuerte toma su nombre de las viejas leyendas de los piratas del Caribe. Considerando que Bucanero Fuerte es uno de los mayores tesoros escondidos de la cerveza cubana, le sirve esta asociación de ideas. Con el sabor fuerte de una cerveza con masmás cuerpo, la Bucanero Fuerte está elaborada con los ingredientes más frescos y naturales, la malta de calidad superior se mezcla con un toque de la más fina azúcar cubana. Su mayor contenido alcohólico, su color ámbar más profundo y su delicioso y refrescante sabor hacen de la Bucanero Fuerte una notable y 100% original cerveza cubana. Con los años, la Bucanero Fuerte se ha hecho favorita entre los cubanos como la cerveza para beber entre amigos, mientras se juega dominó o se mira un juego de béisbol, convirtiéndose en una cerveza clásica de todos los tiempos. Ingredientes: agua, cebada malteada, azúcar de caña, lúpulo.
Bucanero Fuerte gets its name from old legends of the pirates that roamed the Caribbean Sea. Considering that Bucanero Fuerte is one of the best hidden treasures of Cuban beer, this connection is fitting. Strong and full-flavored, Bucanero Fuerte is made from the most natural and freshest ingredients, with superior malt and is blended with just a touch of Cuba’s finest sugars. Having more alcohol, a deeper amber color, and a refreshing taste makes Bucanero Fuerte a remarkably 100% original Cuban beer. Over the years Bucanero Fuerte has become a favorite amongst Cubans as a beer to drink with friends while playing domino’s or watching a baseball game. It is quickly proving itself to be a timeless classic. Bucanero brings the mystery and passion of Cuba in a golden beer, with a vigourous and robust flavour. Our ancient and secret production process combines the finest selection of hops, water and malt. Ingredients: water, barley malt, brown sugar, hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Koelschtrinker (17738) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 21, 2011
Recht wässrig ist das Bier im ersten Eindruck, besser wird es später auch nicht. Ein leicht getreidiges Aroma meldet sich dann immerhin im Mittelteil, weiterhin wässrig. Leicht malzig wird es im Nachgeschmack, dieses Aroma wird sogar noch etwas kräftiger. Dennoch ist das Bucanero insgesamt recht dünn, auch wenn es mit der Zeit kräftiger wird. Unter der Palme vielleicht, im kühlen Deutschland höchstens Mittelmaß. Test vom 15.11.2006, Gebinde: Dose Noten: 5,7,8,8,6,6 - 6,65

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2011
Can. Clear golden. Maize in the nose and mouth. A stronger version of the same bland lager.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
swiseman (482) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 19, 2011
Pours a pale, straw color with a medium-white head. taste starts off like it intends to be a Corona clone and then fizzles into a typical "water brew". The solid amount of alcohol mixed with some hops (albeit hops with an extremely low IBU rating) keep this one in the game, but just barely.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
txspartan (1030) - Berchem, BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2011
What’s so terribly secret about the production process that culminates in this brew? There are hundreds of poor lagers like this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Can (RBSG)...how could I resist the label someone put on this! GOlden color with small sized white head. Grainy with some lighter sweetness. Thin and watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2011
Shared 35 cl bottle from Høkeren, labeled “Cubanero Fuerte”. Clear sparkling golden with a white head. Malt sweet aroma, floral and estery notes. Sweet, light bitter and light alcoholic flavors. Watery, light to medium body. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 7, 2011
Draft. Thankfully this was the draft beer at the resort I stayed at in Cuba. Not that it was brilliant, but it was the best beer available in the Holguín area. Rather similar to a Canadian macro lager, which isn’t surprising given the Labatt’s connection, which means a deep gold colour and corny maltiness. I think 90% of the hops in Cuba made it into this brew (not that there were that many). Bucanero stood apart from the other local brews, seemingly more catered to Canadian/Commonwealth tastes rather than local preferences, and while it was all over the resorts it was strangely less prevalent in the city.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dfinney23 (2938) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Just another island-style lager. Weak yellow, thin white head, light and refreshing on a hot day but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rosenbergh (10706) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2011
355 ml can. From Cuba. Thanks Jukka!
Clear pale golden colour with small white head. Fruity mild hoppy aroma. Somewhat watered down though. Malt, grain and sugary fruity flavour. Lager with some fruity twist. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2011
Bière de type pale lager de 5.4% d’alcool, peu mousseuse, peu pétillante, bien amer, plus lourde que la Cristal, dégusté au Mélias Las Dunas resto Mi Conuco, bière fabriqué à Holguin, aussi en canette à la chambre.

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