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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Big Bottle. Sweet molasas, some carmalized malted candy and roasted grains.. Dark red body with thin head. Sweet caramel and barley grain malt flavor at first. Then sugary sweet mild citrus with some cohoclate and more barley and caramel. Filling brew good night cap.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2009
smells slightly aged and sherry-like, with a sweet molasses background, some charred sugar, and a smidgen of hops. THe color was a nice glowing chestnut, but the head was so too thin and revealing. Very smokey and charred-sugar like flavors..balancing hop character...I like the smokey rustic nature of this though the mouthfeel is too wet and I wish it was thicker and/or creamier. Other than mouthfeel, I think the flavors are nicely unique...It hides the alcohol rather well, though you can certainly feel the warmth in your belly.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle thanks by ucusty. Thanks, David! Deep clear amber pour with light yellow head. Sweet but astringent aroma; a bit boozy. Slightly peaty and smoky. This seemed like an imperial Scotch ale in a lot of respects. Lots more malt than hop presence. Disappointing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Pours with a deep red body with little head and no lacing. It’s sweet and malty with an underlying hop note and a touch of roast. Full bodied, warming and tingly on the tongue from the carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2323) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Draft at Toronado. Darker amber, almost no head. Aroma is very fruity, some sherry notes, some caramel as well. Medium to full body, quite sweet. Possibly the best Mexican beer I’ve had.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2009
thanks to Beerlando for this one! Rich caramel malts on the nose, molasses and toffee with hints of citrus. Pours a reddish amber with a thin white head. Rich malts, creamy mouthfeel, caramel malts, toffee, light molasses, with hints dates, citrusy hops in the finish. Probably the best beer i’ve had from mexico!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2011
sampled during the 2011 RBWG weekendthanks to Craig for this, probably the strongest Mexican beer I’ll ever have. Pours ruby brown with a medium off white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, candied sugar and nuts. Flavor is caramel all the way, not overly sweet, there is some fig/apricot fruityness as well but it’s a big malty beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
On tap at Draft Magazine’s Big Pour in Mesa. Pours a clear amber with a cream colored head. Nose is caramel malt, hops, smoky malt and coffee. Taste is pretty much the same with a bitter coffee and hop finish. Lighter mouth feel. Comes off more like a scotch ale, but good regardless.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2124) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: I never even noticed this until it was pointed out to me by my friend but it sounded real good and like a real treat. The aroma is caramel based malt with a whiff of alcohol. Appearance is a dark mahogany color with a puffy small head which dies in a matter of seconds after the pour. Flavors are rich with sweetness and a bit of bitterness. Tastes range from a thick caramel you would put on a green apple to English style ale with cigar tobacco.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle sampled at DLD. Poured a brown red with a tan head. Fruity nose, red fruit, sweet malts and fruity hops. Cherries and red fruit flavors, lots of caramel malt with a light bitterness. Decent beer, especially for coming from across the border.


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