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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: Centenario
Date: November 30, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Tasting, Strong Ale Fest
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with lots of fruity character
Body: creamy body
Flavor: hot dark caramel malt flavor, warming alcohol, lots of sweetness, nice fruity character
Overall: a couple of years will be very nice on the beer

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

Name: Barley Wine
Date: April 24, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: muddy brown, wispy beige head, drippy bits of lace
Aroma: light caramel malt aroma, dry with just a hint of fruity sweetness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, earthyness keeps it pretty dry, long bitter finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2008
On cask at Papago. While I agree with the last sentence of ajms review, I disagree with his high marks. This brew pours awfully dark for a barleywine and the sweetness isnt balanced. The char and breadcrust are nice, but this gringo thinks the caramel and maple syrup are just too dominant .

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3324) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle shared by notalush. Pours a lovely reddish amber. Weak aroma of caramel, maple syrup, and toast. The flavor seems a bit masked by alcohol to me with caramel, brown sugar, toast and some smokiness also present, but not enough to overcome the alcohol flavor. The sugary sweetness and the alcohol compete and never really unify. I realize that most people have rated this beer much higher; I guess it just wasn’t my thing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Bottle: Thanks FlacoAlto! Pours an amber color with good clarity and a tan ring of head. Decent aroma- some standard Barley Wine notes of caramelized amber malt, mild dark fruit- as well as toasted coconut and a touch of toffee. Slick and warming feel. The flavor is less developed than the aroma- has what a Barley Wine should, but it’s simple and a bit off- Upfront there’s a caramel and dark fruit note, yet it precedes a cheap bittering hop character on the back which is inky, metallic and astringent. Homogeneous peppery ethanol is apparent as well. Low quality hops and apparent fusels makes this one tough to drink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2009
Courtesy ChzMan. Amber/brown/ruby, minimal carbonation. Malt forward, fruity, sweet, lightly bitter on the finish. Subtle vegetal notes. Full body, balanced carbonation. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2009
Thanks be to the Cheeseman. Strong malt. Deep amber color. Nice roast in the flavor. Nice finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10124) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottled. Dark amber colorued. Unclear. Small off white head. Aroma of sweetness and spice. Light fruits. Flavour is a bit harsh. Fruits, sweetness and alcohol with a tad spice. Meidum bodied. Alcoholdense fruity end.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle at RBWG Grand Tasting 2011. Pours clear orange/tawny, thin pale tan head, no lacing. Nose is sweet marmalade and toffee, florals, orange blossom. Flavours of oranges, toffee, brandy, booze. This was fine enough, above-average for a Mexican brew, certainly!

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   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy orange red coloured with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and alcohol with notes of vanilla. Sweet flavour of caramel, liquorice, dried fruits, alcohol and hops. Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.


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