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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2318) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Gold foil 750ml. Pours with a tan to caramel colored head over a slightly hazed amber-red body. Aroma of citrus hops, prunes, chocolate, alcohol and sherry. Taste is alcohol, hops, molasses, bitterness, sherry, caramel, cardboard, and slightly smokey with a leather like character. Syrupy mouthfeel and quite warming...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
m4rest88 (388) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Pours with an amber hue with no head. Aroma is of dark fruits. Flavor has a somewhat dry beginning and then transitions into a very sweet ending. Syrupy mouthfeel with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
75 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a fully gone head. Aroma is mild spiced and fruity to slight spiced aroma. Sweet, roasted and wineous flavoured note. Mild wooden and slight roasted note. Smooth and caramelish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Thanks to josh for sharing. Pours a deep amber with a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of dark fruit, toffee, tobacco, sweet malts and earthy. Flavor of the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2009
Hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma was sweet with toasted malt, caramel and hoppy notes. Flavour was sweet with toasted malt, caramel grapefruit and hoppy notes. Finished bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2010
750ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, toasted caramel, light rubber, slight alcohol, slight dark ripe fruit, and some burnt sugar. Poured copper/deep amber/mahogany in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, light dark ripe fruit, smoke, wood, toasted caramel, and some hops. Medium body. Slick, then dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Malt, light dark ripe fruit, wood, light smoke, and toasted caramel finish is lightly dry. Wood and oak flavors really enhance this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (1860) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
From a bottle, likely 2011. Aroma is fairly malty with a ton of caramel, toasted bread and toffee. Medium light honey and faint wet cardboard oxidation. No hop aroma. Medium raisin, sugar plums and prunes. Light alcohol spice. Faint hints of roast and treacle. Pours a cloudy, burnt amber with some brown colorings and a thin, tan head that quickly receded leaving just a hint of bubbles on the edges. Light lacing and sheets of alcohol, not legs. Flavor has a light sweetness with moderate malt character. Moderate caramel and toasted bread with lighter toffee notes. Faint roast and chocolate. Medium bitterness with no hop flavor. Medium light oxidation notes of wet cardboard. Light alcohol spice. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall an interesting Mexican beer, and likely the most flavorful I have had. The oxidation helps round the beer but also detracts with the wet cardboard notes. Lots of nice malt complexity. Very clean beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Tap @ 2007 Strong Ale Fest. Poured a clear amber color with a beige head. The aroma and flavor were sweet and fruity. The finish was odd. Some hops Warming with a semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ysusi (20) - Mexico, MEXICO - JUL 17, 2008
Reddish mahogany with tiny head. Smells like figs, dates and caramel. Very sweet malts but well balanced with some hops. Medium-full bodied. Some alcohol on the back, definitely warming. Sweet finish with a mild bitter fade. Best Mexican. Not a lot to compete with, but the best undoubtedly.

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