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


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RATINGS: 425   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.06/5   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 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chinchill (3354) - South Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2015
350ml bottle from Cozumel, MEXICO. My first, but probably not my last Cuban beer, given the opening of US-Cuba relations. Excellent clarity in the copper-amber body. Weak head despite ample visible carbonation, including some remarkably large bubbles. Flavor: OK, but made from "the finest selection of hops, water and malt"? ... perhaps they mean "the finest {economical] selection of hops, water and malt" available in Cuba. In any case, flavor blends earthy hops with stale bread and seems to have some corn or other adjuncts.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mansquito (4474) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Drinks of the World, Bern: I just couldn’t resist, as an American, to get a bottle from Cuba. I knew it would be rubbish, and it was not very good, but I couldn’t resist. Pours gold with white head. Aroma is grainy and skunky. Taste is light and sweet. Slight alcohol at the end, somehow. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
FunkyF (635) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2015
Flaska från Kuba. Ljust gul med vitt skum. Endast malt i doften. Besk men i övrigt vattnig

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
larsniclas (6247) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2015
Canned from a colleague Pale golden, brief head. Cereal corn-aroma. Very sweet, artificial flavour; sugary. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
StueyD (1542) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle from Beers of Europe as Cubanero Fuerte. A mid amber orange coloured beer with a frothy but weak white head. A very light aroma, some biscuity malt and weak fruity hop. Dry mouthfeel. The taste follows on from the aroma, some malt elements, biscuity, bready and a touch of spice, then a mild fruity hop bitterness. The finish continues the hoppiness into a weak end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lillmuffin (118) - Haugesund, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2015
Can bought in Cuba several times. Golden lager color with little carbon. Smells like metal, alcohol and a little hops. Taste light sweet. My favourite beer in my class-trip to cuba.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2015
15/II/15 - 33cl can @ home - BB: 23/I/15 (2015-227) Thanks to Erwin and Johan for the can!

Clear dark blond beer, big fizzy aery white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: bit sweet, sugary, some corn flakes, fruity touch, bit of banana. Aftertaste: bit grassy, corn flakes, sugary, some banana, metallic, little hoppy. Drinkable, but boring stuff as suspected. Hey, another Cuban tick! :p

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
roldano (56) - - MAR 2, 2015
Espuma efímera que se disipa enseguida, color dorado brillante y transparante, no tiene apenas aroma en nariz, sabor suave y bastante gasificada, regusto corto

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Alengrin (3686) - BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2015
Cuba’s national standard lager, tasted as Cubanero Fuerte. Creamy, crackling, quite thick but quickly diminishing, snow white head leaving a fair amount of lacing, colour clear ’old gold’ with good fizz. Sweetish aroma, already a bit oxidized, bready malts, popcorn, minerals, iron, sourish touch and a chalky sweetishness reminding me a bit of aspartame; hops are nowhere to be seen. Sweetish, grainy onset with a hint of bready sweet malts, sourish grains again, clear corn presence, medium carbonation for this style; minerally and metallic body, hint of biscuit, with a mild, leafy and somewhat herbal hop bitterishness still showing up in the finish, drying a bit. Another bland pale lager indeed, but not as bad as expected. Still, it cannot convince me of associating Cuba with anything else than rhum and good cigars when it comes to the ’worldly’ pleasures.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
willisread (1299) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle from Mitsuya’s in Asagaya. Drank out of the bottle. Hint of pepper lodged between grain. Medium body. Crisp finish. Terribly boring...

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