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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
aarong (1) - Mexico, MEXICO - APR 28, 2014 does not count
Excelente sabor, cuerpo, apariencia, paladar y conjunto. Todas las Cucapa y las cervezas artesanales mexicanas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Tap @ Liar’s Club. Wasn’t expecting much, but I was very suprised w/ this one. An excellent beer. Reminds me of Old Numbskull. Search out this beer.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 5, 2007
A barley wine from Mexico?? And it’s good? Believe it, it’s true. Totally nailed the style, as the aroma, appearance flavor and palate are all spot on. I expect great things from this brewery.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gerardoluna (193) - MEXICO - MAR 16, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2008 mmmm! mmm! mmmh!!! great beer, trust me, i eat some bread with "ahuacate" a mexican vegetal before try this beer and Booom! an extraordinary flavor round in my mouth [ i leave the veggie and take a chaiser of coffe liquor mmmmm!!!! try it!!] Great flavor, amazin balance in the matl and hop, the view is like a good stout. this beer is called over here Cucapa "Barley Wine" please put the cd of miles davis and cannonbal aderley and turn on the volume with the song called "atumn leaves"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2009 Bottle at The Big Pour in Mesa AZ. Pours a nice brown with a off white head. Aroma is caramel, malt, hops, brown sugar. Flavor is caramel, malt, brown sugar, hops, smooth and a little smoky. Pretty good barleywine and the best beer I’ve ever had out of Mexico. Re-rated from Cask at papago. Much warmer, no carbonation. Supple caramel, brown sugar, subdued hops, very smooth and silky. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2008
CASK at Pap. They have bottles too. This is a beefy beer that takes no crap from your gringo ass. Its Machete in a bottle. Thick with chocolate, nearly burnt caramel, sweet smoke and white pepper. Alcohol balances the sweetness nicely, and the effect is like a brawl in a 200 year old bar with maplewood floors just happened on your tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mralex (7) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2009 does not count
Had 2 bottles at the London Pub in Hermosillo, Mexico on St. Patrick’s Day. Was very surprised and impressed by this barley wine... I was worried that my trip to Mexico on business would be spent trying to imagine that the Negro Modelo actuall had more flavor than it did. The Cucapa poured dark with a little head, and the aroma was strong and malty. Taste was rich and reminded me favorably of comparisons with an Old Guardian. Looking forward to finding more of this back home in LA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (4110) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 2, 2010
Finally got it. NOt as big as I thought, got me really pissed but happy. It was sweet and strong at the same time.

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