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Garage Project La Calavera Catrina

Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
La Catrina is as blonde as Day of the Dead is dark, but she’s no lightweight. The base beer is a blonde lager with a cheeky, even ironic addition of maize. Maize is an ingredient you’d normally associate with much blander lager offerings, but here it is fired up with a generous addition of organic Habanero chillis, giving Calevera a far more assertive chilli heat than the smoky chipotle of her brother. To this blonde chilli base went an addition of rose water and watermelon. The result is a complex and surprising beer we think can stand proudly beside the Day of the Dead. Cheeky, ironic, complex and firey – what more could you want in the Lady of Death? We hope you’ll give her a warm welcome.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (4419) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2016
30.07.2016, 0,33l can @ local tasting:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is mild floral, weeds, flowers, yeast, grass, hay, almonds, paper, hints of warming chili. Taste is slightly sweet grassy, weeds, flowers, grain, minerals, paper, yeast, grass, mild chilies. Medium bitterness, floral mouthfeel, nice warming chili touch. Fair enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6596) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2016
How: Can.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Habanero, rose water, melon.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Mostly habanero, some rose watery tones shines through, some fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
olsvammel (5816) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
Can from Systembolaget. Fruity smell with a herbal aroma, apples and also some chili in the background. The taste is completely dominated by chili heat. A heat that lasts a long time. More like drinking chili-water then beer with chili.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mzaar (2752) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2016
Burk från SB. Dimmigt orange med ett medelstort vitt skum. Dofter av malt, apelsin och örter. Två ingredienser i smaken sticker ut och är nästintill helt dominerande: Chilli och rosvatten. Det är ingen höjdarkombination. Först domnar tungan, sen kommer blomvattnet och om man tar sig tid att hämta andan så känner man att själva grundölet är en tråkig och och fattig historia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
knasputte78 (545) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
Ljus med ett vitt skum. Grunden vanlig lager och så börjar det också. Sedan tar chilin över helt och bedövar alla smaklökar, inte min typ av öl ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
craftbeersweden (559) - SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2016
In a white can with a nice graphic art on it - Garage Project La Calavera Catrina from Garage Project.
ABV: 6.9 % - Best before September 18, 2016.

Slight hazy, yellow liquid with a almost three finger high, off-white head.
Strings of small bubbles raising to the top - It looks tasty!

Nose: Citrus is dominant, pepper, chilli, malt, a bit of a metallic tone, grain and honey.
Taste: Oups! Definitely habernero chili here! A burning feeling in the mouth and especially in the throat after swallowing the beer. I get malt, watermelon, rose water an lemon before the chili kicks in and dominate. After that I can’t feel anything...
Mouth: Medium body and carbonation. Heat from the chili.

Sorry - I keep talking about the chili BUT it totally takes over the beer.

I kind of love/hates this! I love the freshness from the watermelon and rose water AND I LOVE habanero chili but... I hate the fact that I’m burning up from drinking beer...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
TEJA (2368) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2016
Can from systembolaget Sweden. Lasting off white head. Cloudy golden color. Mild malty aroma. Very intense chilly taste /burn. The chilly totally dominate all other taste. Not enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cool_Bond (2293) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2016
Fruity aroma. The taste is fruity but also much chilli. Good bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Insane strong beer.. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alkolas510 (1175) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2016
Pilsnerfärgad med stort vit skum. Lite oklar med doft av lite malt och humle. Smakar massor med chili! Läpparna domnar bort. Lite för mycket chili som bränner

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (1791) - SWEDEN - APR 23, 2016
Can. Golden body with a medium white head. Aromas of maize, watermelon and floral notes. Tastes like a lager with added watermelon but with a growing chili flavor. Nice heat without getting out of hand imo.

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