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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2009
750ml, $9.49, from the Davis Co-Op. Pours a deep ruby amber with a medium-sized yellow-tan head. Looks absolutely stunning, perfect for the style, even better than my beloved Old Stock dare I say. Aroma is pretty straightforward; dark malts, honey, brown sugar, unprocessed barley. Pleasant aroma, simply. Ooh, a definte malt bomb flavor-wise, slightly sweet, good hop counterpoint which waited until the last minute to present itself. Pretty smoky flavor too (only slightly meaty is the smokiness), grassy finish. Alcohol is present but relatively subtle. Gooey body, sticky finish no less. Easily the best Mexican beer I or anyone else have ever had. Which isn’t saying much, of course, but it’s really nice to see a decent beer coming from Mexico at this point in history nevertheless. A very nice example of the style. Overall, very good to excellent.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2244) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2382) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2009
750ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a dark amber color with a small head that rapidly dissipates and leaves no lacing. The aroma is sweet with caramel and dark fruits. The taste is overtly malty with caramel, black cherries, dates and licorice. There is a touch of hot alcohol, but nothing that is too distracting. The mouthfeel is full and malty. The finish is medium in duration with lingering anise. Overall: The first Mexican concoction that I have had that stands its own with the craft beer best. I very much enjoyed this tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2009
750 ml bottle - a mexican treat from cartman himself; i thought he hated everything foreign? let’s see here....clear brown with thin white head...check....brown sugar, thin texture, apples and spice...pretty solid all around

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1971) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9348) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertjm (853) - Albany, California, USA - APR 12, 2012
Not much carbonation when popping the cap. Pours a light tan three fingered head. Murky brown umber body. Sweet aroma. Wonderfully malty sweetness with an alcoholic backbone. Reminds me a lot of that British barley wine with the devil on the label, whose name is escaping me right now. Bit of warming in the throat. Probably the best Mexican beer I’ve ever had!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
thanks to Sparky for sending this my way! .. . Shared with Jose while watching the Euro’s (Netherlands V Portugal) .. . pours a deep sherry brown .. mild head, tiny spots of lacing .. . deep fruit, brandy, and sweet earth .. . soild mouth feel and long finish .. . very nice beer, stoked i got the opportunity to try this .. .
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