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

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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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3.7
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle shared by alexanderj. A bit clear in appearance for a barleywine. Aroma is slightly aged malt, caramel vanilla and toast. The flavor is the same, subdued hops and nice sweetness.

3.7
Sdaniel90 (1080) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAR 15, 2010
Bottle, 750ml. Pours a heavy, black liquid with a small offwhite head. Aroma is of dry fruits, dark chocolate and coffee. The body is heavy and robust, with a strong alcohol and raisin aftertaste. Best beer made in Mexico.

3.6
ABUSEDGOAT (2756) - 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.

3.6
JuStuka (201) - Edo De Mex, MEXICO - JAN 25, 2009
brownish color and white head. Aroma is caramel, malt, hops, brown sugar. Flavor is caramel, malt, brown sugar, and hops, really good!!!

3.6
hopscotch (11077) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2009
Bottle... Clear copper ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The aroma is chock full of toffee with more subtle, accompanying notes of roasted cashews, ethanol and chocolate. Full-bodied and a touch creamy with moderate carbonation. The flavor lays forth minerally, earthy bitterness, crystal malt, medium sherry and a good dose of ethanol heat. Lengthy, bitter, very warming finish. Thanks go out to bu11zeye for shipping this bottle my way!

3.6
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 15, 2009
Had to buy this. b/c why not? crystal malt bomb w/ an odd but interesting sweetness. caramel. packs some heat. unique but weird. drinkable for me, but i can see this being disliked.

3.6
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2009
750, foiled and capped. Thanks, RiversideAK! What a trip to get to try this one. Crystal clear rubied medium amber. Headless. Laceless. Tangy, doughy, slightly fruity nose. Creamy, slightly stickym fairly flat body. Smoky, caramelly mid-palate. Mild, dark, tobacco-y, leather-y mid-palate. Very complex and approachable, if not much in the way of offering anything new.

3.6
IrishBoy (4198) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 24, 2009
750 ml bottle from Country Club Liquors. Nose of toffee, caramel, and a smoky hint. Clear cherry brown with a very small beige head. Flavor is light with mild bitterness, caramel, and a little alcohol. Not bad for an English style, Mexican barleywine.

3.6
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2009
750ml bottle. shared by miketd at dlday....poured an amber brown with a thin off-white head... caramel malt, dark fruit, and a fair bit of smoke in the nose... smoke and tobacco along with sweet caramel malt flavorwise. almost had some smokey tequila resemblance in some sips. very different and unique spin on a barleywine.

3.6
thebaldwizard (1207) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Bottle sent to me by Rustychiles. Shared at DLD hotel tasting. Brown body with a decent tan head. The nose was lots of caramel malt and an almost maple scent. A bit on the thin side with low carbonation--which is cool with me for this style. The flavor was sweet maple and caramel with a slight hop kick.


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