Red Pig Mexican Ale - Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
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3.08/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
02-21-2014 18:10:48 | More by Brenden
2.24/5 rDev -29.8%
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.
06-30-2013 15:21:25 | More by Evil_Pidde
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.08/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
04-09-2013 23:07:03 | More by flyingpig
3.75/5 rDev +17.6%
A- Pours a clear coppery color with an expected large quantity of carbonation rising rapidly. The head is impressive, starting out about two fingers thick and it retains very well, settling to a dense layer of cloudy foam. Not as impressive is the lacing, which doesn't cling as much as I first thought it would, but there is a patchwork of small foam clusters sticking to my glass.
S- The aroma isn't very empowering, but what there is, is quite rich actually, with roasted malt and some floral hop present on the finish. It's just a little weak overall....kind of watery smelling.
T- There is more of the same here, with sweet, yet nutty malt qualities noticed. The finish does contain some of the aforementioned floral notes, but this does give way to a more Earthy leafy bitterness. Note....upon drinking this later in the review with some food, the bitter hop finish becomes a lot more distinct, cutting through some powerful herb crusted chicken dish!
M- This has a relatively thin body, but with that comes a refreshingly clean, yet flavorful nature. The carbonation isn't overdone either, giving this a creamier mouthfeel than I initially expected.
O- A respectable ale produced in a region that isn't known for having a great selection of style. It's a much more toned down version of an English Bitter, but is a good attempt at it. I would pick this up again in the future and don't feel this beer would offend the majority of palates.
03-22-2012 01:47:01 | More by ChrisCage
3.08/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
12-25-2011 16:28:40 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.68/5 rDev +15.4%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. About ¾ inches of head. Color was dark amber. Light lacing on the top. There was some slight film on the sides as well, that stayed on throughout, moving uneven at the end.
Malty smell with odors of coffee, caramel and chocolate.
Initial taste was coffee and dark malts. Then followed with some chocolate sweets. Could taste some slight hops in there as well.
Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good drinkability. Smooth with just a slight bitter ending.
I was pleasantly surprised with this beer. I wouldn’t hesitate to have one again if I could find it somewhere.
08-25-2011 04:52:10 | More by BucannonXC5
Red Pig Mexican Ale from Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
75 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.