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


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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.06   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Also sold as Cubanero Fuerte.
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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thopkins (4) - Shanghai, - JUL 28, 2012
Here one has to appreciate the context...all Cuban beers are well..lousy, but this is the best, and much better than Cristal. My beer of choice (and in Cuba there is very limited choice) when I am back home in Cuba. Context is my balcony facing the Malecon after walking the streets of Havana... and there Bucanero Fuerte, si es fuerte, it comes on strong, clean, straight to the point. I read these reviews...Lemons??? Seriously cuban beers with Lemons???? Just to let you know, if you find yourself in Cuba this is the beer to ask for, and you will be disappointed, but then comes all the rest, so I will save you some time and even bigger disappointements.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Calisky (697) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 13, 2014
Mondial biere couleur dorée, mousse qui disparaît. Nez malté sucré. Gout malt sucré, a peine houblonné, note papier.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
WillemsUrenkel (510) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2014
0,35 l bottle from a local shop. Cubanero label. Clear golden in the glass, mid carbonation, short living white head. Like an old dish sponge on the nose. Starts smooth, little bit citrus. Nothing more. Who is responsible for shipping this lame stuff over the Atlantic? Nobody needs it and certainly not overpriced like this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1304) - SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2014
(Bottle). Aroma and taste of some sweet malt, grass and hops. Dry bitterness in the finish. Easy to drink, and surprisingly balanced in its simplicity, no sour and unpleasant aromas in the taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BreWedge (313) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
355 ml can via P-Money. Pours a clear, light golden yellow with a large (but short-lived), even, white head. Aromas are sweet malts and corn. Tastes are heavily sweet corn/malt, no bitterness present. Light body, sort of syrupy, short grainy finish. Cuban reform must start with beer!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rulymel (136) - SPAIN - JUL 21, 2014
Just another lager without anithing to comment. The same old beer than thousand brands that don’t offer any plus. If you go to Cuba, better a mojito!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Pyrmir (3351) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
330 ml bottle. Golden with white head Aroma of cardboard and malt sugars. Taste is watery, pale malt, some sweetness and cardboard. Meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
wimpyjoe (3871) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Had this as the most prominent alternative to Palma Cristal in and around Cuba back in 2001, but its availability was limited, probably as it was certainly a lesser lager than the aforementioned.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
mkel07 (3381) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
330ml bottle from Stewarts Wine Company. Rating from late 2013. Best thing about this beer is the label.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
imdownthepub (10210) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2014
Bottled, 330ml as Cubanero Fuerte Cerveza at The Hand in Hand, Brighton Kemptown. Yellow gold with fizzed white head. Ok, unashamed ticking here, this is a corn like, grainy beer, sweetish, watery. Unlikely ever to re rate. Poor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CH-303 (1407) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 19, 2014
As Cubanero Fuerte:
Appearance: Clear golden, some white head.
Aroma: Sweet, malt, grains.
Taste: Sweet, grains, malts, slight metal. Nope, but would maybe be acceptable on a Varadero beach.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 350 ml, CHF 3.70
Info: 18/6-2014, 50/300M, BB: 12/10-2014

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