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


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RATINGS: 466   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pinball (11897) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2009
clear yellow, small fine white head. slightly sourish and citrussy aroma, corn, macro bitterness. flavor is bitter and a little sweet, a little caramel, ends somewhat sweeter than it tastes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Fullers74 (72) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2009
350ml bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Malty aroma. It will never be a favouritte of mine.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
A Mes rate. Can at home thanks to PV.
Well, I say thanks, it wasn’t that good really. Loads of corn, sweet pukey malt and a little cardboard. Pretty awful in all honesty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4389) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 16, 2009
Bottle, The Cave. Pale yellow colour, white head. Aroma is quite hoppy. Some malts. Taste of sweet malts, some hops. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilkTork (5528) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2009
350ml bottle from Beers of Europe. A rather dry global lager. Some hop in the finish. Drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUN 7, 2009
Uhauah l’ho comprata come "Cubanero Fuerte" (anagrammano il nome, che teneri..) alla COOP di Busalla stamattina, che c’era un’offerta fantastica di molte birre anche migliori, decisamente migliori; però ho voluto provare anche questa, diciamo "al posto del caffè", dopo pranzo... metà è finita nel cesso però credevo peggio, si tratta di una lager con una sua personalità dovuta all’alta percezione alcolica nel sapore nonostante la bassa gradazione. Per questo, credo, ’fuerte’; per il resto robaccia.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
aphalo (94) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2009
Can 330ml. Clear golden colour, thin white head. Basic lager aroma, malt. Taste is slighty darker than expected, sweet finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lithilorn (275) - Covilhã, PORTUGAL - APR 26, 2009
Gold body and white head. Sweet corn a like syrup aroma. Sweet malty flavor with herbs and hops. Watery. Not very bad beer from the caraibe.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - APR 24, 2009
bottle at a random bar in the Kalk Bay are of the Western Cape, South Africa. Looked like any other pale lager. Aroma was dominated by sweet corn. The flavor was also very corney but had a surprising hop kick for a pale lager. Not sure the corn and hops went together that well but it was unique at the very least. Overall: weird, but interesting and pretty refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
flemmingwillum (1184) - Nysted, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2009
Bottle @ Café Værkstedet: Cubanero Fuerte.

Quite surprising for an american/caribian pale lager, and better than much mexican beers or Carib. The aroma is quite sweet, maybe even a bit chocolaty which I find amusing, not especially distinct nor vague. Appearance is as any pale lager, at least I could’t tell if there were a difference in the absent light at Værkstedet. Flavor is again quite sweet for a pale lager (apparently everything you drink in Cuba are sweet), with some hops and a good bite of alcohol - actually it is not special in any way, but it appeals to me.

Maybe what also has an effect is the rich and fat texture, much for than I had expected, but odd enough it only lasts 50 percent of the time before you sink; then it becomes quite watery. All in all an respective pale lager; I would prefer it over well-known brands as Heineken or Carlsberg.

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