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Brewed by Cervecería Cucapá
Style: Barley Wine
Mexicali, Mexico
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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Cucapá Barleywine
This English style barleywine has a dark reddish mahogany color. A rich, thick entry leads to a very sweet molasses and chocolate covered citrus flavors. Finishes with a mild, bittering hop fade.

Es una cerveza tipo Ale. elaborada artesanalmente,única en todo el país. De color obscuro y cuerpo completo, posee una combinación de lúpulo noble al inicio con un sabor de dulce malta al final. Cucapá BW seguramente será su cerveza navideña preferida. Disfrute con su familia y amigos el placer de compartir esta edición limitada de 450 botellas.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31106) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
75 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a fully gone head. Aroma is mild spiced and fruity to slight spiced aroma. Sweet, roasted and wineous flavoured note. Mild wooden and slight roasted note. Smooth and caramelish finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a tan head. The aroma is very sweet with strong notes of malt and fruit as well as some alcohol. The flavor is very sweet with over ripe fruits, alcohol, that burns the tongue, caramel, and some malt, leading to an alcoholic burning finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottled. Dark amber colorued. Unclear. Small off white head. Aroma of sweetness and spice. Light fruits. Flavour is a bit harsh. Fruits, sweetness and alcohol with a tad spice. Meidum bodied. Alcoholdense fruity end.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14386) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
Hazy dark amber color; small creamy head. A lot of caramel, with medium sweetness; it’s somewhere between a strong Amber Ale, a Doppelbock and a Strong American Ale; alcoholic; powerful but without directions. Pleasant but confusing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Slightly hazy deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel and overripe fruit - vague whiff of smoke also. Solid body, caramel and overripe fruits with a fairly solid bitterness. 220909

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Picked up while at Perry’s in Livermore. I wasn’t nearly as enthralled about this beer as I was hoping I would be. Pretty rare to find a Mexican barleywine. And while it was pretty nice, it just wasn’t top shelf good.

The beer pours out a medium amber color with a 1/2" creamy off-white head. Medium carbonation with large bubbles floating to the top and the body was clear.

Aroma is toffee, light caramel...mostly sweet but tons of toffee and a good bit of alcohol show up. Flavor is pretty one dimensional with the toffee angle going pretty strong. I thought I was tasting some light caramel notes, but it just kept reverting back to the same toffee routine. Medium alcohol also shows up on the palate. Good, and thankfully I had my brother to and sister-in-law to share the 750ml bottle with, because I know that after a pint of this, I would be looking for something else.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2009
Bottle: Poured a medium amber color ale with a small bubbly head with minimal retention and not much lacing. Aroma of sweet malt is not overly complex. Taste is dominated by sweet malt with light dry fruit notes with a toffee-like finish. Body is about average with low carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Lacking complexity and not something I would wish to have very often.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2009
750ml Bottle from South Bay Drugs. Pours a lightly hazed deep copper color with a one finger thick beige head that left some spotty lacing. Nice nose of caramel, toffee, some faint herbal hops. Flavor was full of roasted toffee, caramel, and plenty of sweet malts. Brew finished medium in body with a light hop bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7131) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a wispy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of sweet, rich dark caramel malts, brown sugar and light fruity complexity. Starts with good fullness and malty sweetness well-balanced with some fruit notes and a touch of doughy yeast. Finishes smooth with a touch of bitterness. A true to style and enjoyable English barleywine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (5939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2009
750 ml bottle brought back from Arizona thanks to Eric. Pours a dark brown color with a large beige head. A very sweet malty nose; lots of caramel, rich dry malts. The taste is similarly dominated by a huge malt and caramel presence; somewhat dry and very tasty. Not too much hops, more English than American for sure. A nice sweet flavor with a good mouthfeel.


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