Formerly brewed at Especialidades Cerveceras (FEMSA)
Style: American Pale Ale
Apodaca Nuevo Leon, Mexico


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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A medium bodied, copper colored Mexican pale ale with an excellent balance of flavors and tastes, more inclined towards the English variety than its American counterpart. Casta Bruna is brewed with four different pale and roasted malts, which provide its exquisite malty character and East Kent Goldings hop, responsible for its well balanced flavor.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
bobjbkln (8) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Tried it at a Mexican restaurant. $2 more than the regular tasteless Mexican beers and not any better than Dos Equis, Negro Modelo, etc. It's called a pale ale, I couldn't taste the hops. Very thin tasting.

philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Casta Bruna Pale Ale--2002 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Clear rich thin copper amber color. Light head. Mild lace. Malty lightly roasted floral hop front. Sweet thick rich smooth body. NW doughy toasted caramel earthy malty flavor. Balanced clean malt hop end. Sampled 11/30/2002.

JuStuka (201) - Edo De Mex, MEXICO - SEP 1, 2008
Dark golden amber colour, the flavour is very malty with weak notes of dark fruits, candy sugar and sweetness

johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2008
Poured flat.Tasted a bit like cardboard and was boring to drink. Althought it isdescribed as a pale ale struck me it was more like a brown ale. Poor.

AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
12 oz. bottle pours a clear copper color with a slight white head. Has a yeasty, grainy, honey sweet smell. Light to medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Has a nice fruity malt flavor with a subtle hop bite to finish. Very smooth and easy drinking. A good English style Pale Ale. Sept 2004

bozoNZ (784) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 22, 2007
Bottle @ Mexican cafe. Reddish copper. Malt driven with toffee notes. Ok but perhaps hasn’t travelled well

reakt (951) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 bottle from the rake. I wouldn’t have normally given this a go with the rake’s selection freshly updated, but Richard insisted I try it as a freebie - who am I to argue? I was totally surprised by this one. Richard was giving me a full-on drunken lecture on the quality of American pale ales and as my nose steadily crinkled up more and more, I could see that I’d hit a nerve. He’s never been much of a "beer-bully", but I’m glad he pushed me into having this one. Clear red-amber with almost no head. From the aroma alone, I’d have guessed this was a framboise - very strong smell of raspberries with hints of sweet cherry and other dark fruits. Taste of malts, dark fruits and cane sugar. Finish is sugary with a taste of boiled berries. Syrupy body. Overall, the beer is far too sweet.

Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 2, 2007
Reddish brown, nice head. The aroma is very malty with hints of plum, and I would never have guessed, that this is a pale ale. the flavour is very malty with weak notes of dark fruits, candy sugar and sweetness. The finish has a light citrussy sourness. I would like some character and complexity in this too malty and sweet beer..

cgarvieuk (26387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2007
Light brown in colour, with a strong malt aroma, very fruity and malty with slight syrupness

TheDog (587) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2007
Bottle. Dark golden amber colour with thin head. Aroma and taste of apples, malts and caramel. Some sweet flavours and citric apples. From Frits P Århus beer and wine shop. 280207.

dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2007
Pours an amber with a small white head. Aroma of tequila (?) and fruit. Sweet caramel flavour with a malty feel. (Bottle)

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