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Red Pig Mexican Ale - Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.

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Red Pig Mexican AleRed Pig Mexican Ale

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BA SCORE
75
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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 18.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: matty on 04-22-2008)
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Photo of morfius85
1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

morfius85, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of Hellpop65
2/5  rDev -37.3%

Hellpop65, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.03/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a very nice golden amber colour with a pretty decent head of white foam, which leaves some good lacing. Minimal carbonation, but it looks a very decent ale.

A light corny sweetness on the nose, unfortunately quite unpleasant. Lots of grain notes, but the corn sweetness takes over leaving it very generic. no hops, no complexity. Very dull indeed.

Very similar on the palate. The corn sweetness is pronounced, although there is a light coppery bitterness on the very back. Mostly, it's sickly and corny - full of adjuncts and, unnaturally for beer, very sweet. Mouthfeel is particularly thin - it just adds to the weak, unpleasant characters of the beer overall.

This is very thin, and not very pleasant. Compared to the other Mexican beers I've tried, it is a notch above, but that's not saying much. It only happens to be drinkable by default.

lacqueredmouse, Jun 21, 2009
Photo of aforbes10
2.17/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle bought at Union Jack's in Glenside, PA. Pours very clear and reddish brown, with a fleeting head that;s gone in minutes. Smells sweetly of caramel and dandelions, some ethanol, some unfermented malt. Taste is oddly bitter and overly sweet, with some phantom bitterness hanging around. vague hop grassiness, though swamped by the sweet malt. Poorly carbonated. Not really all that good. Also, id call this an american amber.

aforbes10, Sep 05, 2008
Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.24/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: The pour is clear copper with a small compact off-white head. Decent lacings.

S: Lots of dark roasted malts, sweet. Kind of tart - like that tart you get in a Doppelbock. Flowery.

T: Very sweet, candy-like. Almost no malty sweetness, only sugar. Kind of harsh bitterness. Artificial.

M: Long bitter aftertaste. Sticky medium body and rich carbonation.

O: Well, this was a very artificial beer with extra sugar.

Evil_Pidde, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of WGO
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

WGO, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of khargro2
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

khargro2, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of rarbring
2.58/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The beer is clear light amber, a slightly off-white head that recedes slowly but leaves little lacing.

The smell is mostly sweet malts, candid sugar, sweet shortbread, molasses. A hint of yeast.

The taste is also rather sweet, but also a distinct but maybe uneven bitterness. A spicy note.

Medium carbonation, a dry feeling. Rather warming.

Can't really pinpoint it, but both sweet and bitter in an unbalanced way.

rarbring, Mar 23, 2010
Photo of leinie13
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

leinie13, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of oso
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

oso, May 20, 2013
Photo of hopdog
2.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle.

Poured a deeper amberish-orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, some citrus, and a little biscuity. Tastes of caramel and some citrus. Also has an overall graininess to it. Body was on the thinner side as were the tastes.

hopdog, Jan 07, 2009
Photo of MasterSki
2.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Kristina for this one - apparently I'm the disposal unit for beers her store rejects. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - Quick-dissolving white foam that settles to a thin collar and haze on top, with some spotty lace. Dark golden transparent body. I don't think this is a "brown ale".

S - Cloying, rotten fruits, toasted grains, butter. Not good - reminds me more of an adjunct lager - but not downright terrible either.

T - Taste is pretty bland actually. There's some pilsner malt and cereal grains, and a bit of toffee and biscuit. It's a little too sweet, but not awful as an amber lager.

M - Carbonation is medium and surprisingly pleasant. Sticky medium-light body, and mouth-coating saccharine residuals.

D - Pretty mediocre. I'd avoid this, unless you were in Mexico and couldn't find anything better out there. It's just too sweet to be enjoyable and doesn't have much going on flavor-wise beyond that.

MasterSki, Apr 17, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
2.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Pours not quite a brown, but more a clear rusted copper with a trickle of a white sudsy head that leaves a nice halo of head behind. The nose is faint, composed of toffee, caramel, and wheat. The taste waters down the aforementioned elements and adds a blunt hint of bland spice, leaving a strange, generally objectionable flavor. The body is decidedly moderate, with a good amount of carbonation and a very dry finish. Overall, the dryness of the finish and the objectionable taste drive the drinkability down from just above average do a ways below the par bar.

TMoney2591, Mar 13, 2010
Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev -6%

LJWalker, Feb 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6%

jaydoc, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Lovely85
3/5  rDev -6%

Lovely85, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of jaimenavarrog
3/5  rDev -6%

jaimenavarrog, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -6%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
Photo of nickfl
3/5  rDev -6%

nickfl, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of BJSmit
3/5  rDev -6%

BJSmit, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of KidRagnarok
3/5  rDev -6%

KidRagnarok, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Lgarciaosuna
3/5  rDev -6%

Lgarciaosuna, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.08/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I wouldn't expect "Red Pig" to be a brown ale; it doesn't look like it either. The company doesn't describe it or ever label it as a Brown ale of any kind, though, and it's listed as an amber elsewhere. That makes more sense, as this beer is exactly the bright, deep red copper the brewery advertises it to be. The head is between average and good in every way: height, retention and strength of lacing.
I wouldn't say it displays the "pleasant high bitterness" I've seen described by more mainstream sources, but it does have a bit of a floral nose to even out the pale and caramel malts that give off a mix of toast and sweetness. On the tongue, it falls a little flat, though it drops a bit of ash found in the edge of a dry, herbal note found in the aroma. It's an interesting take on any style for sure.
The feel doesn't have the depth or even the medium-bodied heft it needs to stand out, just an even modicum of crisp and smooth that just keeps it moving.

Brenden, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.08/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a clear copper color with a frothy white head. The head dissipates to a film eventually with sticky lacing. The beer smells uneventful, maybe faint malts. The beer also tastes uninspired with not a lot coming through except a bitter hop presence and maybe faint caramel and toffee. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a dry hop finish.

Overall, for a Mexican beer, this is fairly easy drinking, but at best it's an average red ale.

JuicesFlowing, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of flyingpig
3.08/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

330ml bottle from Lupe Pinto, Glasgow (£1.49):
Clear, light brown with a thin, foamy white head on top that is about a quarter centimetre tall and stays consistent.

Sweet malts and a light, sweet floral aroma with some caramel on top. Not very strong and quite basic but not a bad smell either.

Hop filled aroma with some floral notes and a touch of caramel from the nose, this is followed by some toasted biscuits and very light, sweet fruit flavours.

Thin and light smelling beer but an easy one to drink, there is a sweet, dry finish and carbonation is medium throughout.

Not a bad beer really, just not a great one either or all that exciting. There is a nice caramel aroma and this is present in the taste but other than that the beer is just a little bland and doesn't have enough going for it to make you want to try it again.

flyingpig, Apr 10, 2013
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Red Pig Mexican Ale from Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
75 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.