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


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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2080) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Beautiful red pour. Caramel and orange peel aroma. Flavor is like dry Mexican chocolate. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 20, 2009
Ruby with a thin off white head. Aroma is very sweet, caramel, light alcohol, light smoke. Taste is fairly malty, with a light earthiness, faint smoke, light alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (1994) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Draft at O’Brien’s. Very sweet aromas off this medium brown pour with barely any head. Banana and dark fruit. Flavors were similar with some caramel and vanilla. Nice hoppy finish too. Not bad. By far the best Mexican beer I have ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Pours a deep amber brown with an off white head that lasts a while. Nice aroma of chocolate, brown sugar, roasted malt and a touch of fruit. Great flavor including all of the above, but lacking the sweetness of many barley wines. Good spicy hops on the finish. Nearly thick and creamy on the palate. Really good stuff. Viva la Mexico!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Surprisingly good cerveza. Slighty viscous. Thick murky brown pour no head. Smooth and sweet, a touvh of dark fruit and caramel with a slight bitter balance. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAY 14, 2007
$5 pintat Pizza Port Carlsbad. Green Day (I love that band) playing in the background. Mild fruity aroma. Little head (carbonation setup). Nice lacing, but dies too quickly. Nice deep red amber color. Sweet, sweet with medium alchohol nose and sting. Great beer. Greater with cheese, or with aging to remove the bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Bottle thanks to Odeed. As A Mexican I had to have the best Mexican beer out there. Poured a nice copper color with some thin off-white head. The aroma was full of caramel, dark fruits, alcohol, and a bit of hops. The taste was pretty sweet up front, thick and silky with the dark fruits and some toffee prevailing at first, followed by alcohol, and finishing with subtle hops. The mouthfeel was rather smooth. Nice finish, this was a true treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 6, 2009
reddish/orange body with a small off white head.the aroma is very smokey with some honey and dark fruits.flavor is much of the same.this tastes almost like a smoked porter or something.interesting to say the least.

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