Brewed by Cervecería Cucapá
Style: Barley Wine
Mexicali, Mexico
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Cucapá Barleywine
This English style barleywine has a dark reddish mahogany color. A rich, thick entry leads to a very sweet molasses and chocolate covered citrus flavors. Finishes with a mild, bittering hop fade.

Es una cerveza tipo Ale. elaborada artesanalmente,única en todo el país. De color obscuro y cuerpo completo, posee una combinación de lúpulo noble al inicio con un sabor de dulce malta al final. Cucapá BW seguramente será su cerveza navideña preferida. Disfrute con su familia y amigos el placer de compartir esta edición limitada de 450 botellas.

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ABUSEDGOAT (2966) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Draft at Toronado. Darker amber, almost no head. Aroma is very fruity, some sherry notes, some caramel as well. Medium to full body, quite sweet. Possibly the best Mexican beer I’ve had.

goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Tap @ 2007 Strong Ale Fest. Poured a clear amber color with a beige head. The aroma and flavor were sweet and fruity. The finish was odd. Some hops Warming with a semi-dry finish.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: Centenario
Date: November 30, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Tasting, Strong Ale Fest
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with lots of fruity character
Body: creamy body
Flavor: hot dark caramel malt flavor, warming alcohol, lots of sweetness, nice fruity character
Overall: a couple of years will be very nice on the beer

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

Name: Barley Wine
Date: April 24, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: muddy brown, wispy beige head, drippy bits of lace
Aroma: light caramel malt aroma, dry with just a hint of fruity sweetness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, earthyness keeps it pretty dry, long bitter finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

184601 (206) - Mexicali, MEXICO - AUG 22, 2007
I actually purchased it at a liquor store in Mexicali in July 07 one of the few remaining bottles in existence mine was the last at that store because the original 450- bottle limited production to celebrate the Centenary of the city of Mexicali in March 03 .is in exctintion Tough i heard it is on Tap at the Liars Club in San Diego, so americans dont waste that oportunity Pours an orange outstanding top, dark brown body;hoppy,toasted malt, with little carbonation, sour at first sweet at end, GREAT the best Mexican beer that i ever had

cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2007
#900 On tap @ the Liars’ Club - This was the first of many beers I had at the Liars’ Club. The beer was probably the most pleasant suprise of all my visits. Pours a clear dark copper color with a thin off white head. Faint lacing. Aroma is sweet toasted malt and floral hops. Flavor is a nice mix of toasted malt and hops. Medium body. Very smooth. Alcohol is nicely hidden. I’d be willing to bet some money that this is the best beer brewed in Mexico. "Buena Materia."

Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Pours with a deep red body with little head and no lacing. It’s sweet and malty with an underlying hop note and a touch of roast. Full bodied, warming and tingly on the tongue from the carbonation.

hapjydeuce (1007) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 30, 2007
On tap at Liar’s Club, dark mohogany color with no head, but lots of carbonation. Sweet aroma of molasses and dark malts. Flavor was nothing spectacular, a pretty standard barleywine with some caramel and good hop bite. Palate was weak, no lingering and not that chewy. Enjoyable, but I prefer Stone Old Guardian or a Behemoth to this.

beerpadawan (4) - Venusville, California, USA - MAY 29, 2007 does not count
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2007 The first thing that will grab you is the nose. It has a bright toffee/caramel aroma. A friend described it as "almost like a Heath bar." There is a good, off-white head on the first pour of the pitcher, which settled to an even coating. However, the next pour settled quicklly with no coating. It is a sweet beer that went reminded me of an old ale such as Thomas Hardy’s, only with a lighter mouthfeel. It went extremely well with Pizza Port’s Coffee/Chocoloate Chip Ice cream.

nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAY 28, 2007
On tap at PP C-Bad.Pretty deep amber red with next to no head. Aroma of sweet malt . Very slippery on the palate with a little spice and hop along with the sugary malt. Not a lot of bitterness. Very nice to drink with a good finish. Bueno senor!

wetherel (1905) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAY 14, 2007
$5 pintat Pizza Port Carlsbad. Green Day (I love that band) playing in the background. Mild fruity aroma. Little head (carbonation setup). Nice lacing, but dies too quickly. Nice deep red amber color. Sweet, sweet with medium alchohol nose and sting. Great beer. Greater with cheese, or with aging to remove the bite.

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