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Cucapá Obscura - Cucapá Brewing Company

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79
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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cucapá Brewing Company visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: fido on 04-08-2007)
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

03-11-2014 23:21:48 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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Lgarciaosuna

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

04-11-2014 18:25:56 | More by Lgarciaosuna
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

01-23-2014 02:34:15 | More by DamageCase76
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stoutman

Michigan

3.19/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Almost no head and no retention to what little there is. Clear and mahogany colored. Aroma is brown sugar and roasted nuts with some oranges. Well hopped that is not noted in the aroma. Peat smoke and bakers chocolate flavors. This could be a sweet lager with the addition of the chocolate. That chocolate is bitter and dry. A bit grainy and thin but still a decent ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 00:33:55 | More by stoutman
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

12-11-2013 06:12:04 | More by Erik-P
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.5%

12-07-2013 20:36:14 | More by Derek
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +16.6%

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Yanka

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +16.6%

12-04-2013 18:48:23 | More by Yanka
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JeanDuteau

Alberta (Canada)

3.19/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Day 3 beer of the 2013 Craft Beer Advent Calendar (one beer a day for all of Advent!)

A nice mid-to-dark brown colour with a reasonable head that dissipates quickly leaving only a bit of a lace. It smells of caramel with a hint of citrus. The taste gives you more of the caramel but the bitterness of the hops comes through as well. It had a slightly oily taste which was not pleasant at first but since it did not linger, I did not take a lot off my mark for it. It had a decent hit in the mouth.

I would not seek this out again, but I would not turn it away if served it.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 05:32:51 | More by JeanDuteau
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle, day 3 of the 2013 Craft Beer Advent Calendar. 4.8% ABV on this one, with a newer (than the one on here, at least) label, depicting, I think, some native Mexican art.

This beer pours a clear, fairly dark red-brick amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, cushioned, and bubbly tan head, which leaves some decent gnarled tree growth lace around the glass as things slowly drop away.

It smells of gritty, crackery caramel malt, oily bar-top nuts, weak bittersweet cocoa, a bit of cold coffee, dark sugar reduction, and a plain earthy, mineral-like dryness. The taste is bready caramel malt, Toffifay candies, a bit of sweetened black tea, and more very soft earthy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is quite understated, and barely noticeable for the most part, the body an adequate medium weight, and generally smooth, with a small stab at a nutty creaminess. It finishes on the sweet side, the caramel, toffee, chocolate, and nuttiness all carrying on.

One of the better beers that I've had from this Baja Californian brewer, if a little unbalanced towards the sweet side, but there's no lack of overall flavour here. More of a dessert accompaniment, I would imagine, perhaps a nutty brownie or the like (and not just 'cause I have some of that left over from lunch!)

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 05:06:05 | More by biboergosum
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

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British Columbia (Canada)

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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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lehueve

Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2%

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jaimenavarrog

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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Kirian

Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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Sark

Montana

3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- pours with a huge 4 finger explosive head, tan in color, the brew itself is a red-brown

Smell- slightly roasted malts, chocolate and toffee sweetness mixed with a bit note of butterscotch, slight hop

Taste- sweet chocolate up front, roasted malt, little cidery on the finish with a low hop bitterness

Mouthfeel- watery feel, medium body with a fast fade

Overall- a better Mexican beer I've had, but a bit too sweet without a balance

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 13:57:09 | More by Sark
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Cucapá Obscura from Cucapá Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.