Hatuey (Cuba)
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Brewed by Empresa Cerveceria Hatuey Santiago
Style: Pale Lager
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 1.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.84   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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NOT AVAILABLE IN THE USA. The Hatuey brand originated in Cuba and was owned by the Bacardi family. When the Communists nationalized the brewery, the brand essentially split. While the Bacardis own the brand for the global market and produce it under contract, the Cuban government still operates a brewery in Santiago to produce this as a local (peso) beer for the Oriente. Hatuey found in the United States is this beer: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/hatuey-lager-beer-usa/9403/

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1346) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 8, 2013
I was in Santiago de Cuba years ago and at the time drank this beer. It was from dollar shops but still cheap for foreigners. A fairly standard easy drinking lager. Nothing special but a nice beer on a hot day. It didn’t leave much of an impression on me beyond a cool label and the story of Hatuey a rebel indian in Cuba I believe...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
thopkins (4) - Shanghai, CHINA - JUL 28, 2012 does not count
This beer has a very complicated provenance even inside of Cuba, during the early 1990s, for a while this beer was sold on the dollar market, and I give the rating for THAT beer, but it has since returned (late 1990s?) to the Cuban peso market (around 10 Cuban pesos/33centsUS) and that beer, like every Cuban beer in the Cuban peso market is absolute swill. Avoid, avoid, avoid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bov (9077) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2009
I had this beer many years ago at one time when I was only giving ratings to the beers but was too lazy and stupid to write down my thoughts. I will update this as soon as I get my hands on this beer again.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
rcasta (813) - EL SALVADOR - NOV 28, 2008
chico, esta cerveza es la del pueblo, que no ves que es parte de la revolucion. viva el che chico, porque aqui tenemos a fidel

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
rodenbach99 (2968) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2007
canette, bière blonde commerciale sans intérêt aucun, vraiment sans intéret comme la pluspart des bières provenant de pays chauds.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
CapFlu (4370) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2006
(Bottle) Shared at the PNW Christmas 2006 party at Oakes on December 9th. Nice appearance. Hoppy banana/cantaloupe. A very tinny tonic.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2006
This commy offering deserves little speak. Sour in all regards with a tough smelly odor. Ouch, my mouth needs cleaning.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
TimE (2978) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2006
Light amber color. Crappy crab apples, adjunct hell nose. Sour, crab apples, dirty mouth. Hell, fuck, shit. WOW, I am surprised, I am fairly generous.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Amber with a light head and spotty lacing. A beautiful smell of rank pain. Flavor is pure communism. Evil and lifeless.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2006
Dull dark gold colour. Rather rank aroma, like rotting this and that. Pretty terrible. Flat, lifeless cardboard with hints of garbage. Definitely subpar but at 10-15 MN it’s amongst the cheapest beers I’ve had. Zhigulevskoe del sur! (Couldn’t find it in Santiago, but any peso joint in Bayamo will do the trick).

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