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Cucapá Clásica - Cucapá Brewing Company

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23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 9.94%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cucapá Brewing Company visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-21-2006

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Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 8
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3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.81/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of three bottles tracked down at a tiny wine market in Cabo San Lucas. A cloudy light peach color with two fingers of whitish foamy head. Aroma is sweet, honeyed cookie-like malts and light perfumed notes that recall vanilla custard and dried tropical fruit leather. A slight grainy astringency is apparent. Palate is similar, low-key sweet malts and fruit: Mellow citrus marmalade, pear, vanilla creme, hay, with a wisp of pine in the dry finish. Medium bodied and quite fizzy. Less sweet and lighter than this brewery's pale ale, as one would expect, less toffee and spice but features some of the same elements. I find this to be quite complex and tasty, with more hop character than many other blondes and handily exceeding my expectations. Retains a pleasing ale character. Refreshing option for a summer session.

Photo of Lgarciaosuna
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of tbeckett
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A friend brought this home from Mexico and shared it. From notes.

A - Poured golden and bright with a two finger fluffy white head. Good lace and a half finger of retention.

S - Grassy, fruit, grain, peach. Fruit punch. Nice.

T - Peach, grass, grain, sweet fruit.

M - Light body, medium bitterness, medium carbonation.

O/D - Decent stuff. Flavourful, but maybe a bit artificial with the fruit punch notes. Bitterness seemed a bit high for the style too. Drinkable, but nothing too awe inspiring.

Photo of Kirian
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of EOC
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Danobold
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of joecalderoni
3.22/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a golden straw color medium clarity, little carbonation which disappeared very quickly. Very sweet fruity aroma with a bit of hops on the nose. Very dry taste but sweet at the same time, slight bitterness! you can tell somehow it was dried out with sugar. Overall not the best example of a blonde ale. Its a bit to bitter

Photo of Domochevsky
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of javiernano
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of xnapshot
2.5/5  rDev -29%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My first from Cucapa.

A: Pours a clear dark golden/blonde color. Small white head that dissipates quickly and leaves behind no lacing. Small amount of carbonation bubbles released.

S: Lightly hopped aroma with a bit of floral and grassy aromas. Some biscuity malt and a light sweetness. There is a very faint funky smell as well, sort of like a skunkiness.

T: Nice sweetness, lightly hopped - on the floral/grass side again. Biscuity/doughy malt base. Slightly dry finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

O: A solid beer from Cucapa, hopefully I can find some more of their offerings while I am in Mexico.

Photo of hopsolutely
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Long live the burgeoning Mexican artisanal / craft brewery culture! Here they offer a flavourful and genuinely pleasant lower alcohol blonde ale.

Beautiful slightly hazy amber colour with reddish undertones. Decent carbonation and satisfying mouthfeel, with a pleasant bitter sensation during the finish. Subtle, but slightly floral aroma with actual hop evidence (and no corn!).

Taste focuses on caramelized malts and fruity hops - light mango, with faint citrus in the finish.

Not as complex, rich or well balanced as their superb APA, but a much lighter ABV ale and a true pleasure to enjoy. Definitely one I'd be proud to offer to anyone looking for "an American blonde ale", or pretty much any style outside of a hop bomb.

Photo of treque
3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: pale blond, with huge amount of carb, generates a rich creamy, dirty white 2 finger head, nice retention, some waste left behind.

S: biscuit aroma, some sweetness and grassy

T: really nice taste, better than expected. there are no sweet notes, a bitter taste is present all sip long, but is not too hard, the aftertaste reminds you to have been eating a nice bread, dry finish

M: this could be a daily beer doesnt matter if its cold, hot or warm, nice pick for all year long

Photo of cervezale
3.27/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden amber color with mimimal head retention and minimal lace for an ale. Aromas of malts, sweet citrus, pineapple, a little roasty. Tastes of mango, pineapple and melon with a nice balance of hops. Good body for a golden ale. Finishes semi-dry and with average bitterness for the style. Nice beer for barbaques.

Photo of fido
4.17/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cucapá Clásica pours a nice honey color, very good foamy head and excellent lacing; Smell is fruty and malty; Taste is malty and sweet, some caramel; Mouthfeel is smooth and bitter; Drinkability is very good, very refreshing.

ABV is 4.50%

This is a good beer.

¡Salud!

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Cucapá Clásica from Cucapá Brewing Company
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