Brewed by FEMSA - Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma (Heineken)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Monterrey/Orizaba, Mexico


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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
A Lager-type beer with an amber hue and a distinctive light caramel-malt taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Sampled again, pretty recently: pours a nice deep clear brown body with a full malted mouthfeel. refreshing, not a whole lot of flavor but decent and holds down a clean finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
btree (14) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2008
A little less malty than Bohemia in my opinion, which makes it more sessionable- but it doesn’t really make that much of a difference. one of the key attractions to this beer is that it is not imported into the US, you have to sample it in Mexico. That said, the lightness of the roast and the decent hops allow it to pair well with mildly flavored dishes like fish tacos, but it is still complex and distinct enough in flavor that you realize you are drinking something that was brewed with good intentions. Definitley my favorite Mexican beer so far, closely follwed by Modelo Especial.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Foxbush (1832) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2008
This was a beer served in Puerta Vallarta at the Palace Vallarta. It was served with Sol also on tap. It had a bit more flavor. It was the best of beers served. beautiful place but not much on beer flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - MAR 29, 2008
Appearance: dark copper to clear mahogany color. Medium, lasting and some dense head with beige color. Aroma: to caramel and semi-toast malts smells. Others aromas like sugar and ripe-peaches. Flavor: some insipid. Light sweet start with caramel and semi-toast grains taste. Some reminiscences of vanilla, peel of red apple and dried-peaches. Slight dryness from toast and some of the herbal-hops. Palate: light body and watery texture. Medium carbonation. Mediocre beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wacohoover (100) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2008
This one of the best Mexican beers. Very refreshing, with a malty, good grain flavor. A little sweet with hints of caramel. I wish it was imported to Texas. I’m not sure why it’s not. Guess they don’t feel they can compete with the mig Mexican exports. But, they really could. It’s good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jastexas (1) - McAllen, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2008 does not count
My favorite of all beers! Great taste, very little after taste. Nice oroma. The only real problem is actually getting this beer. As far as I know its only available in Mexico. If I could only figure out a way to smuggle a keg accross the Rio Grande river!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2008 Considering that a Google search for ¨Mexican Craft Beer¨ yields a dire paucity of results, I was all geared up for a week of Dos Equis and Negra Modelo. Our hotel bar had three varieties on offer: Sol, Bohemia, and Indio. I knew well enough to stay away from Sol; doing little more than flipping a mental coin I went for the Indio and was more than pleasantly surprised. It´s an almost (almost) alelike darkish lager, smooth and caramelly and malty with a hint of something that reminds me ever-so-slightly of Leffe. I think I´ve found a winner for the week.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 9, 2008
This score is based on a warm beer in the Mexican airport. A brown beer with little aroma. The flavor isn’t bad. Mild, it has a nice almost brown ale flavor.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Peluzita (1) - MEXICO - NOV 28, 2007 does not count
Simply my favorite beer !! Just excellent !! I love its flavor and aroma...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GlenVargas (148) - Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2007
I’ve been meaning to rate Indio for a long time now, but I keep getting so drunk on it that I forget. My last encounter was at the after-party for a Juarez quince on 16 de Septiembre, and, true to form, I got drunk and forgot about it until now. Anyways, this is probably one of my favorite beers, and not just for sentimental reasons; Indio is, by far, the tastiest Mexican pale lager. It’s not only more flavorful than Corona-types, but darker, heavier bodied and without the nasty grassy, corn tastes. Unfortunately, I can usually only find Indio in Mexico.

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