Brewed by Cervecería Cucapá
Style: Barley Wine
Mexicali, Mexico
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2009
750ml, $9.49, from the Davis Co-Op. Pours a deep ruby amber with a medium-sized yellow-tan head. Looks absolutely stunning, perfect for the style, even better than my beloved Old Stock dare I say. Aroma is pretty straightforward; dark malts, honey, brown sugar, unprocessed barley. Pleasant aroma, simply. Ooh, a definte malt bomb flavor-wise, slightly sweet, good hop counterpoint which waited until the last minute to present itself. Pretty smoky flavor too (only slightly meaty is the smokiness), grassy finish. Alcohol is present but relatively subtle. Gooey body, sticky finish no less. Easily the best Mexican beer I or anyone else have ever had. Which isn’t saying much, of course, but it’s really nice to see a decent beer coming from Mexico at this point in history nevertheless. A very nice example of the style. Overall, very good to excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 15, 2009
Had to buy this. b/c why not? crystal malt bomb w/ an odd but interesting sweetness. caramel. packs some heat. unique but weird. drinkable for me, but i can see this being disliked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (589) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAR 15, 2010
Bottle, 750ml. Pours a heavy, black liquid with a small offwhite head. Aroma is of dry fruits, dark chocolate and coffee. The body is heavy and robust, with a strong alcohol and raisin aftertaste. Best beer made in Mexico.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
doublebock (535) - California, USA - APR 9, 2011
Cloudy orange brown color with little to no head. Big malty aroma with some oak, caramel and port. Rich and sweet malty flavor with toffee, molasses and dark fruits. Could have used some more carbonation. Felicidades to this Mexican brewery for creating a bar that’s up there with its neighbor’s in terms of a tasty and solid barleywine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Had from 750 ml bottle from Hi Time Wines. Pours ruby brown with no head and very slight carbonation. Lacing is good. Aromas of sugar, fruits, raisin, toffee, malts, and caramel. Taste is similar, very sweet, overpowering sugars and fruits. Heavy alcohol flavor with lots of malts and toffee. Finishes sweet. Not my favorite style, but I have had better barley wines. An ambitious beer from Mexico though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
m4rest88 (388) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Pours with an amber hue with no head. Aroma is of dark fruits. Flavor has a somewhat dry beginning and then transitions into a very sweet ending. Syrupy mouthfeel with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - OCT 27, 2006
On tap at the TjBeer Fest. Honey copper pour with a small but retaining head. This is officialy my favorite mexican beer... too bad its not for mass market yet. Roberto Gonzalez (Cucapa brewmaster) told me it had won medals at the Beer championships and without any reserch i believe him. The aroma is of flowery hops and sweet malts with a slight twinge of caramel. The flavor is more like a very malty dopplebock with a nice warming without alcohol or ether taste. Now the palate is what i think got this beer its medals... silky, smooth, velvety, with soft carbonation and a full body. Very high marks... i hope they bottle this soon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Medium reddish brown pour. Aromas of caramel malt and meyer lemon. Flavor has sweet malt, subtle floral hops, and candied lemon. It is a bit thin on the palate, and could be more refined overall. Not a bad offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
184601 (206) - Mexicali, MEXICO - AUG 22, 2007
I actually purchased it at a liquor store in Mexicali in July 07 one of the few remaining bottles in existence mine was the last at that store because the original 450- bottle limited production to celebrate the Centenary of the city of Mexicali in March 03 .is in exctintion Tough i heard it is on Tap at the Liars Club in San Diego, so americans dont waste that oportunity Pours an orange outstanding top, dark brown body;hoppy,toasted malt, with little carbonation, sour at first sweet at end, GREAT the best Mexican beer that i ever had

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JuStuka (201) - Edo De Mex, MEXICO - JAN 25, 2009
brownish color and white head. Aroma is caramel, malt, hops, brown sugar. Flavor is caramel, malt, brown sugar, and hops, really good!!!

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