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Brewed by Cervecería Cucapá
Style: Amber Ale
Mexicali, Mexico

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RATINGS: 90   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Beer pour with a good head, good retention, and a standard lace job. The color is a deep golden amber. The aroma is very effective in making it’s point. This thing wreaks of honey and I mean REAL honey and a tad bit of spice. Medium nectar weight with good carbonation. Loads of honey twisted into a chunky malt backbone. A little spice comes out and then a superb bittering component kicks in balancing it all out on the finish. I really didn’t want to drink this whole 12oz bottle but it really is the best honey beer I’ve ever had. Needless to say I drank it. Great job on this one. I drank this at 55F.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gerardoluna (194) - MEXICO - SEP 10, 2008
[Eyes]Brillant deep yellow ambar color, nice whiteamber head. [Nouse] malt in deep, floral and caramel [Mouth] fresh, good body, gentile dry and bitter. Excelent to drink before dinner, don’t forget smeeeeellll itttt each taste...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chilangoglobal (105) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 5, 2008
Great taste and aroma mix together to create an enjoyable sensation in the mouth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
184601 (206) - Mexicali, MEXICO - APR 6, 2008
Wow, great beer.This ones good for dinner, the aroma its very floral hoppy,of course honey, some citrics too.Pours a a good-proportioned head, that fades slowly but quite doesnt dissapears, the body its cloudy golden yellow,the flavor has a very different kind of honey, not that sweet,very well balanced with the malts, the palate isnt sticky not even oily, overall if you can get it,Oh Boy!! go and ge it!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19187) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2013
Draught at Fiebre de Malta, Mexico City. Clear deep golden, small head. Mild citrus and bread up front. Mid sweet with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Bread, lychee and floral citrus in a laid back mix. Mid bitter finish. Tasty, laid back and thoroughly well made.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Pours a very clear orange amber with a small white head. The aroma is swewt with plenty of honey and a nice caramelly malt. The hops dont quite balance the sweetness but are very effident somw fruity esters are there giving it an almost english ale character The flavor is veey nice and smooth with a good hop bitterness and flavor. The malt seems to play the background but plays it well the honey flavor seems to be lost in the flavor the fruity esters are there also. Overall this is a nice drinking beer that seems to resemble an English ale to me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaimenavarrog (74) - MEXICO - NOV 18, 2011
Color dorado rojizo, no tan brillante, sin mucho aroma, espuma que duro poco, sabor agradable equilibrado no tan amarga, buena opcion.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drunkalunkus (3) - tijuana, MEXICO - NOV 1, 2007 does not count
It has an excellent flavor, the honey aftertaste its quite good, its a bit light but compared to many mexican "aguapiñas" beers it’s delicious!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Another pleasant surprise from Cucapa, I’ve had the others and liked them, and this is no exception. Deep amber color and aromas of raw honey and caramel malts and hops. First taste that hits the tongue is the hops, then the raw honeycombs, then a caramelly maltiness, very nice altogether. This is the first honey beer that actually smells and tastes of honey, but not processed honey, the real deal, like they took a behive and dumped it in the mash, this is definately a well made beer. I’d like to try it with honey BBQ chicken or ribs next time. On it’s own, it’s a full meal. Give this one a try! Added note: for anyone not smelling or tasting honey in this, I recommend getting a jar of raw honeycomb honey, smell and then taste it.. cause it’s in the beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (2410) - Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2013
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly cloudy orange amber color with a 1 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, honey, apple, pear, toast, toffee, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Ok aromas with solid balance of malt and fruity notes; with decent strength. Taste of caramel, honey, bread, toast, toffee, floral, grass, apple, pear, light pepper, and toasted earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, honey, bread, toast, toffee, floral, apple, pear, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice and pleasant balance of malt and fruity flavors; with solid robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish, as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very solid session amber ale. Solid robustness and balance of malt, hop, and fruity flavors; and very smooth to drink. An enjoyable offering.


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