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


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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
A Lager-type beer with an amber hue and a distinctive light caramel-malt taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2013
This neat label (for a Mexican beer) really drew my attention when it first hit my grocery store’s shelf. And the fact that it’s offered in brown bottles is also alluring (for a Mexican beer). It pours a dark amber color with a short-lived white head and light carbonation. Lacing? None to speak of. The aroma is of every other Mexican lager known to man, but with a slight burn caramel character. It smells thin, light, and... well, of an amber lager. It’s light-bodied in the mouth, as a lager of this caliber should be, I suppose, but has a slightly malty mouth feel, decorated well with more of that burnt caramel flavor that was in the aroma. It feels a little weird in the mouth, though, and takes a turn for thew worse (pleasantry-wise, that is) the moment that you swallow. The thin, almost spicy, burnt caramel bitterness quickly evacuates from the mouth, leaving a strange sensation under the tongue. The rest of the experience, as the beer finishes, is mostly a slight caramel bitterness - and that’s it. Overall, it seems a little unbalanced, but still better than your average Mexican bear.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Pours a very pretty amber color. Aroma is primarily sweetness and not much else. The first sip is mostly sweet but that fades into wateryness. As it warmed I got a bit of an apple taste as well. But any flavor that does appear tends to disappear as quickly. Better than Corona but just not much other than water going on.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mzaar (2412) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2013
Ljusbrun öl, vitt bubbligt skum som håller sig länge. Maltsötma, vanilj, citrus i doften. Ljust bröd, smörkola, röda bär och fruktighet i smaken. Lite för tunn för ett högre betyg.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13209) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle from Hi-Time. Pours ruddy dark amber with a very transient head. Moderate malty aroma. Little hop noticeable. Med + body. Flavor is malty in a lightly roasty way. Could pass for Oktoberfest. It’s not exactly dry, and it’s moderately bitter. Could do for a session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 20/20
sundanceweb7 (1) - San Antonio, USA - JAN 29, 2013 does not count
Clear brown-amber with a slight red tint pour. Aromas of Brown bread and corn husks. Very drinkable malty flavor. One of my favorite Mexican beers. Is now available out side of Northern Mexico.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (7194) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a small frothy white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is caramel malt and raisin. Thin mouthfeel with a rich malt and caramel with metallic finish. A decent American dark lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear light brown with a ruby hue. Aroma of caramel and something slightly sour. Maybe a little corn. Taste is light sweet. Corn and cotton candy with a hint of caramel and some green apple. Light bodied with a thin texture. Soft carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. Nothing to seek out but I’ll enjoy this one. Much better than your typical Mexican pale lagers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crajun (1121) - , Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle from buddy at work. I had never heard of this. Not much aroma just malt. Taste was a hair off with high carbonation. Not bad but not good either

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
burg326 (5042) - Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Drank from the 12 ounce bottle on the Mexican beach, aromas of cereal, corn husk, light bread, and grass. Flavors are the same, light body, breadness in the aftertaste, refreshing on the hot beach.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ronaldtheriot (1630) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Indio has a medium-to-thick, cream-colored head and a clear, somewhat bubbly, copper appearance. Practically no lacing is left on the glass. The aroma is faint, but one can pick up sweet brown bread. Taste is of brown bread, sugar, and corn husk. Bitterness is at a minimum. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Indio finishes mostly dry and crisp. Overall, this is pretty dull. I suppose it’s worth checking out, though. RJT

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