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Minerva Imperial Tequila Ale

Brewed by Cerveceria Minerva
Style: American Strong Ale
Zapopan, Mexico
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Matured in Reserva los GonzŠlez Tequila Oak Barrels.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10635) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle (Zmogsala, Vilnius) (6:3+:6+:3:13+=3.1+++)
Pleasant sweet bready malts. Orange, tiny head. Woody, maybe a bit cactussy, but very sweet. However, itís not sticky. In fact, itís a little watery. No sign of 7% at all. Tastes a bit old and oxidised, but I quite like that. Easily the best beeríve had thatís had a Tequila reference in it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1481) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
Wow this beer is surprisingly good! This is what you get when you take a good base for beer and age it in one of the best hard liquors out there. Pours a deep amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of caramel, wood, oak, tequila and a soft alcohol burn. Taste is caramel thatís a little burnt but not harsh, wood, oak, light well balanced tequila, light smoke and a smooth balanced bitterness on the finish. Finish is semi dry which finishes this beer off nicely... Pleasant surprise!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Giochaurand (168) - FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle 660ml. Fridge cold. Pours a big soft head. Nice sweet hoppy smell, also honey. Soft palate, fruits, a hint of hops and a somewhat alcoholic taste where tequila might be the thing that is doing it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5408) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Amber/orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Medium aroma of sweet guava and a tequila note. Sweet brown sugar, oak, and a slight warmness. Medium body with good carbonation. ok beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gusanoide (1) - Springfield, MEXICO - JUL 21, 2014 does not count
Great beer, you get what you pay, the only thing Iíd suggest is to include more info about the aging.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (789) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
Aroma of malts, not much else. Doesnít taste like tequila or the barrels. Too bland for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4846) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
660ml Bottle on 23rd March 2014 in a bar inside the cruise ship terminal area of Puerto Vallarta, came with a little leaflet and two beautiful glasses, kind of stemmed bulbous bottomed flutes . Poured a semi-cloudy orange tinted amber with a beige head that hung around on both glasses. Iím no expert on Tequila or Mexican beers but this seemed different, smooth and mellow compared to anything else Iíve ever had from this country. Bordering on sweet yet with enough character to prevent it being sickly. One of the best (non Los Muertos) Mexican beers Iíve had so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle at Valdez. Clear light brown, white foamy head. Aroma was malty caramel with woody and some dark fruit notes. Medium body, soft mouthfeel, dominated by the caramel malt backbone. Hints of both the wood and some hoppy citrus notes. Boozy, although I didnít detect the tequila specifically. I was interested in trying a unique style. It turned out to be a little disappointing on the uniqueness, but otherwise a pleasant balanced beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (706) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2013
Visual: It certainly sounds intriguing, but sadly there isnít any more detailed info on the label (aging time, etc.). Pours light beer bottle brown with virtually no head, thin ringed retention, and almost no activity. Nose: Strong (6)-malted caramel, brown sugar. Attack: fizzy-creamy, airy Mid-palate: (3)-sweetness, (MAIN) malt, barley, (HINT) agave, chrysanthemum Finish: soft hoppy (5)-bitterness, traces of roasted piŮa, finishing yeasty/off-dry. Summary: Itís kind of like a drier Innis & Gunn, but with slightly less depth and roundness. Still decent though not something that wowíd me. (Note: all numbers above are on a 10-point scale, with 1 being weak and 10 being the strongest)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleksander9 (742) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2014 Nice clear copper with carbonation head. Aroma is tequilla, vanilla, caramel and some floral notes. Nice round mouth feel. Aftertaste is oak, tequilla and floral hops. Overall: Very good, easy drinking and interesting!

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