Brewed by Cervecería Mexicana
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Tecate, Mexico


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Premium Imported Dark Beer Since 1923 Cerveza Mexicali Beer Special Dark Beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pumpmaster (1272) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2008
355 ml bottle purchased at Comercial Mexicana Interlomas, Mexico for $10.60 mex. pesos $1.00US ea. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Pours a muddy brown chocolate brown colour with a thin off white head. Aroma is plain, a little cocoa perhaps. Light chocolatey malts and watery almond in the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
11-Mar-08 (12-oz bottle, Best Before 14-Aug-08: BevMo in La Jolla, CA) Nice malty nose, reminiscent of a dunkel, but with a little sweet caramel, some toasted malt, and a hint of corn. The flavor is somewhat different though, with very toasty malts at the forefront and a bit of light roastiness thrown in for good measure. Only lightly bitter from the roast, but hops doesn’t seem to come into play here. Very little sweetness or caramel flavor, but some corn is apparent, especially in the finish. The beer is light-medium in body, but has a heavy mouthfeel in the finish from the corn. Dark-amber to light-brown in color and perfectly clear. Light-tan head pours to almost half an inch before settling to a thin layer with three minutes, leaving some stringy lacing. Quite honestly, I expected this beer to be a pale lager with food coloring, but it’s far removed from that type of swill. No, it’s not a beer I’d buy or enjoy regularly, but for a dark Mexican lager, it ain’t half bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 11, 2008
Botella. Pours a clear dark brown colour with a short lasting brwnish head. Sweet roastish caramel and maltish aroma. Fair mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet with mildly roasted caramel and malt along with a mild bitterness. Thin sweet brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bembelembe (216) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 13, 2008
Dark wood roasted malty aroma. Caramel, fruity notes. Not too bitter. Little watery. Mid but lively carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
chilangoglobal (105) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 12, 2008
Good taste, but, mmm, there is something missing between sucha strong aroma and bitterness, I miss the link between nose and tongue. Overall, a good example of dark beer, go ahead Mexicali.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2008
12oz bottle: pours dar dark amber red with no head, aroma very minimal of malt, flavor has a decent body for the style has some roasted malt and a typical lager finish. not a great beer but not awful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4437) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2008
Bottle. Brown beer with a strong head. The aroma is mainly malty, and the flavour is slightly dry but mainly warming malts. Overall a fairly plain beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2008
Worlds better than Mexicali light, but then, what isn’t? Tastes of caramel and sugar on top of cleanly carbonated water. Very unoriginal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Modest dark bone colored head atop a clear brown liquid glints burnt orange when held to the light. Caramel, sorghum, corn husks, mild dirt and trace of old dried herb hops. General malty sweetness, with a touch of toasted malt on top. Actually quite clean, compared to the scent. A bit watery and fizzy in feel. Finish has a touch of nuttiness. Linger is lightly bitter with a touch of what seems to be black malt acidity. A palatable light, dark beer. In a way reminds me of the old Blatz Dark, America’s great true light, dark beer.

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