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Brewed by Cervecería Cucapá
Style: Barley Wine
Mexicali, Mexico
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RATINGS: 125   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
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Gold foil 750ml. Pours with a tan to caramel colored head over a slightly hazed amber-red body. Aroma of citrus hops, prunes, chocolate, alcohol and sherry. Taste is alcohol, hops, molasses, bitterness, sherry, caramel, cardboard, and slightly smokey with a leather like character. Syrupy mouthfeel and quite warming...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7772) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2008
Draught. Marks for Appearance are an average, as beer was sampled in weak artificial light after dark. Fusels, raisins, ethanol, candi sugar ans some mushrooms aroma. Sweet taste, bread, and unidimensional, compared to the nose - more’s the pity. Well bodied, lots of alcohol and -burning, dangerously slick (in going down). Surprising beer for MX. And NOT bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2009
750mL bottle at DLD. Poured deep amber with a well-retained cap of tan head. The aroma was warm and very sweet with caramel and souring fruits leading the way. The flavor was sugary and warm with caramel and toffee at the core.. touches of brown sugar graced the edges, along with earthy bitterness and mild oxidation.. solid! Medium-bodied and rather grainy on the palate with low carbonation.. OK feel and flow.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2010
Courtesy of jarspag. Thanks Jared. Pours amber with ruby edges and tan head. The aroma is sweet English style barleywine with caramel covered red apples, prunes and dates as well as some yummy molasses. The taste is smooth and sweet with malts, caramel and some muted yet bitter pine hops. It seems to smell like an English style but tastes like the hoppy American style barleywine. Very nice stuff either way in my book.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Draft. Amber beer with a nice off-white head. Lighter grapefruit/earthy malt aroma. Great balanced flavor with malt/caramel, spice, raisin, and citrus bitterness with slight roast. Lingering caramel and citrus. Fuller bodied. Nice. Slight chocolate tones.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. I think I was told "this is the best beer from Mexico"... and I’d have to agree. It was rather tasty. Phenomenal? No, but solid. Pours a clear still brown with no head. Light isopropyl notes on the nose, but nothing huge. Light caramel follows it up. Medium bodied with nice plum and more caramel and dark fruit. Finishes with a light bitterness. Surprisingly tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2010
courtesy of ibrew2or3. pours dark brown, light tan head. Aroma, caramel and chocolate malts, light hops. Flavors, same with caramel malts, light warming abv, grainy mouthfeel with touch of chocolate and residual dark fruits. Overall mouthfeel adds a nice hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6439) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2009
Sampled at The Big Pour beerfest in Scottsdale AZ, after somehow sneaking/stumbling into the VIP area. My first Mexican barley wine! Deep red-orange colour, rich aromas of sherry, vanilla, cedar, and sweet stewed fruits. Sweet toffee malt flavours, with cherry and raisin fruit, vanilla, and a hint of smoke. I was really happy with this one!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of caramel, chocolate, some raisins, figs. Tastes roasty and layered with some fruity hints, molasses, some peaty hints. Very unusual and enjoyable.


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