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Brewed by Cervecería Cucapá
Style: Amber Ale
Mexicali, Mexico

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pintbypint (2749) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
355ml brown bottle, 2014 Craft Beer Advent Calendar day 9. Clear and golden in the glass. Small sticky white head with some small lace rings. Nose has some sweet honey notes. Taste has grains and honey and some metallic notes. Plain finish. Not that exciting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MunBro (619) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
CBAC Day 9: There was a smooth honey and malt flavour, nicely balanced there but I got no hop flavours at all, which apparently were supposed to be prevelant. Decent, easy drinking beer but wish it was hoppier.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shorlin (709) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
Aroma is bright, fruity and grassy. Appearance dark gold, ring of head, little lacing. Taste is exactly like a honey ale but with some metallic tast e. I’m not a fan of this one.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oldschool_Mike (126) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a brilliant clear amber colour. Aroma is faint honey. Taste is malty with a little sweetness. Inoffensive beer -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (534) - 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)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13065) - 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 (4489) - 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 (782) - 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 (32) - 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 (8247) - 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.

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