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Brewed by Cervecería Cucapá
Style: Barley Wine
Mexicali, Mexico
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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Mucha gente peleó por esta preciada posesión. El "Green Card" por muchos años fue lo que muchos anhelaban obtener. Es por eso que pensamos que sería apropiado nombrar a nuestra más premiada cerveza de esta manera. Elaborada con 10% de alcohol con una senasión vicsosa y lúpulo que equilibra su enorme cuerpo, es esta una cerveza compleja que cambiará tu vida.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Scrapersnbeer (1486) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Upon pour the drinker will be punched in the nose by caramel, prunes and varnish. Not quite opaque, and almost blood red. Way to sweet, makes my woman’s reisling taste like Punk IPA. Too further this theme, it is syrupy thick and sticky. Reminds me of that terrible Lithuanian Triple Bock I once had. (If you tried it, you’ll remember.) Naming a Mexican import Green Card is not a good idea, and it doesn’t get better from there. Imported by Elite Brands, Kalamazoo. I say deport it - to the ocean floor.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
umich03jm (2007) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Poured in a snifter. Pours a dark amber color, pretty opaque, and very little head. Aroma smells like caramel syrup, smells like it will be very sweet. Very little hops can be detected. Taste is extremely sweet and only slightly bitter. All caramel malt and slightly darker malts. Where are the hops? Finish is fairly smooth, alcohol is fairly well hidden. Just not much going on here. Disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6932) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle, thanks to Ken. It pours clear amber, with a thin beige head. The nose is pretty sweet, maple syrup, honey, cake and spice. The taste is tinned fruit (peach and nectarine), toffee, sweet apple and warming alcohol. Full body, fine carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Pretty smooth actually.Decent. Definitely the best Mexican beer I’ve had to date.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2012
22oz. Murky brown, ultra thin barley wine. Not that malty and sureasfuck not hopped well. Has alcohol. $2 & still blah.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4647) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle at CBC’s 1st Birthday Party. Thanks to Paul (I think!) for bringing this. The pour is deep amber with no head whatsoever. The nose is cherries and spiced xmas cake, marzipan and cheese. The taste is toffee, cherry and nutmeg spiciness. Some fermented brown bread. The body’s full, carbonation is soft. Overall, pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15128) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
30th June 2012
Bottle shared at Craft. Clear amber beer, good pale tan head. Smooth palate with a little fine carbonation. Smooth sweet malts. Sweet toffee and cream. Trace of orange and dried fruits. A little aniseed in the finish. Pretty straight down the line barleywine but I quite liked the sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13793) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
Bottle at Craft Beer Co. clear deep amber lasting beige. Yep sweet aroma. Sweet in mouth. Mostly brown sugar. Fine

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10717) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear reddish brown color with a moderate frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark fruit and small caramel malt aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a complex unbalanced beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3978) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 29, 2011
22oz bottle in a shaker. Pours amber/ruby with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel and cereal malts, some light hops, a little bit of spice, and hints of alcohol. Flavor the same, with a lot of malts. Smooth texture. A pretty good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8491) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear reddish brown. Light off white lacing. Nose/taste of candi sugar, apple skin, toffee, caramel, honey, dark fruits and bread soaked in alcohol. Finishes sweet with little to no alcohol burn. Body is on the lighter side for the ABV but not by much. Sticky sweet honey and caramel mouth feel. Overall, a very drinkable barleywine.


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