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Brewed by Cervecería Cucapá
Style: Amber Ale
Mexicali, Mexico

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cucapa Honey is an Ale type beer made with a honey infusion that combines the bitterness of hops with the sweet taste of honey. Throughout its brewing process we use select ingredients and apply international standards that guarantee the highest quality beer production.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (414) - CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
2014 Advent Calendar #9, 330ml, no bottle date or best before. Pours clear pale amber with one finger of loose white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, moderate patchy lacing. (3/5) Nose is muted, grainy pale malt, grassy hops, honey. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Light body, moderate carbonation, slightly sticky and mildly bitter. (3/5) An unremarkable summer pale amber ale, if somewhat sweet. The honey does come through, and doesn’t taste artificial or cloying, eve though the mouthfeel does end up feeling sticky. Not quite sure how it figures into an Advent calendar, but I guess it’s hard to get 24 kinds of dark heavy beer...? That being said, it’s fairly easy-drinking, and the initial impression I had, of adjunct lager character, seems to be incorrect. (12/20)

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
Amber and a bit hazy. Thin head. The aroma has sweet honeyish notes, and a bit of biscuity, grainy character. A reasonably full body for the style, balancing the biscuity pale malt character, a touch of toastiness and a prominent honey note. Decent balance, for a sweet amber it’s not bad at all, and I appreciate how it showcases the honey, but I’m never going to get that excited about a sweet amber ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (4388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
355ml bottle pours a pale golden amber color with a finger and a half of white head that settles quite quickly to reveal some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is grassy and grainy. Taste is a grassy hop bitterness with a grainy malt and light honey sweetness. Light bodied with average carbonation. A decent pale amber ale that was a little more than I was expecting.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kbudd19 (719) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle. Golden colour with a nice finger of white head. Aroma is light fruity esters, and grass. Taste is light bitterness followed by a hint of sweetness, finish falls off a cliff. Very basic, not offensive but not a lot of flavour.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
brainwafer (25) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours up clear and light, little tinge of amber, smell of malt and iron and a tad bit of sweet honey, very crisp average amount of carbonation, taste of roasted malts and oats with a slight honey backbone, slight oily mouthfeel..pretty decent all in all..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This very fruity Honey Ale adds orangey hops and their herbal bitterness to the mix, delivering a dryish, drinkable experience.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the honeyed amber shine.
-Cereals appear within, creating balance.
-This is well made, but also forgettable.
-Floral notes ride the prickly carbonation.

Bottle.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10455) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
A golden amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light honey notes, butterscotch, OK. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with light mineral notes, light honey, OK. Bottle at El Deposito.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cervezadrinker (17) - MEXICO - NOV 3, 2014
bottle. 355 mL, amber a bit cloudy, faint hoppy aroma. has a nice sweet taste but lack body, descent beer with some chips. i like it but would pick a chupacabras instead. could be better coming from cucapá.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ljthiessen (515) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
Golden amber pour, no head. Light honey and corn notes, mostly malty but light. Not horrible, but quite mediocre. Honey is very understated, while corn flavours dominate. Was expecting more.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (5001) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle - Sweet caramel and candy sugars. Clear orange gold with a thin white head. Distinct cardboard and pale malts. Not a beer that travels well.


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