Red Pig Mexican Ale - Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
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3.48/5 rDev +9.1%
Brownish red ale with a quickly fading head.Aroma is caramel and toffee.Taste is caramel,chocolate and coffee.A decent fresh ale that doesn't dissapoint.It is smooth enough that you can drink 5 or 6 at a sitting.I would recommend to at least give it a try!!
04-22-2008 04:55:16 | More by matty
3.25/5 rDev +1.9%
Single from New Beer maybe a month ago. Less then $2 I think. Shelf was pretty stacked, so it couldn't of been too ripe.
Rinsed Ommegang Anniversary glass. Some broiled ribs in my belly to set the mood.
Pours a dark filtered copper with tons of activity. Flimsy off-tan/white head.
Smell is breakfast cereal grains, newspaper, & eager toffee.
Taste is charred. Some burnt caramel, a touch of coffee, a bit of tea, more then enough metallic & earthy bitters. Unexpectedly bitter. Bark-y even. Grain comes through a bit easier towards the finish. Thinking there's some oxidation in here isn't being overly assumptive. Overly toasted malt with a good bite. Tastes like a hoppy red or Vienna. Not a brown.
Feel is a touch sharp. Excellent carbonation. Some weight on the body as expected.
The hops are too steel-y, but otherwise, a nicely bitter beer.
07-16-2009 01:18:52 | More by PEBKAC
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
4.72/5 rDev +48%
My review # 100. Look: Deep copper color, thin layer of foam; Smell: Malt with nutty and toffee scents; Taste: Complex, a mixture of malt with roasted toffee and coffee with citric hops, producing tamarind flavor; Mouthfeel: Refreshing, medium bitterness with a bittersweet end, high carbonation and medium body; Drinkability: Excellent taste, mouthfeel and easy to drink, a very good choice for my 100 review.
01-18-2010 00:31:34 | More by roddwolff
3.18/5 rDev -0.3%
A: An opaque amber color with moderate carbonation, a head with pale color but with a defined layer that remains all the time.
S: A faint toasted aroma with some sweetness not very complex.
T: Same toasted feeling and sweetness with some hops in the back.
M: Refreshing sensation with a balanced bittersweet that turns a little more bitter that sweet at the end.
08-06-2010 03:14:42 | More by karait95
3.63/5 rDev +13.8%
Pours dark copper with big white head. Pretty good looking stuff actually. Smell - not bad either - malts, hops, some caramel on the back. Taste - yeast, hops, malts, some spices. Very simple beer, but still pretty good, refreshing, light and drinkable.
01-17-2009 02:17:19 | More by Voonder
3.75/5 rDev +17.6%
Yes, this is one of the better mexican beers I have had. Pours a good red color, and tastes very good. Iwould be willing to put it up there with Negra Modelo or Bohemia as one of my top mexican beers. I have never been horribly dissapointed with mexican beers, and this one was a very good find. Bravo.
03-16-2009 02:29:18 | More by skeetermoses
3.7/5 rDev +16%
MOre than descent. This is orbably the only MExican ale remining in the country which is not an attempt of a clon. I liked it a lot and probably the name "MExican Red ale" goes too far but the conception is good. Everybody liked even thy are not used to the taste.
11-17-2008 18:50:08 | More by nekronos
3.85/5 rDev +20.7%
Suprise! As part of my goal to drink the worlds best and the worlds worst, I picked up this one expecting it to fall into the latter category. This "disappointed" me. It was very good.
Appearance: The beer is an amber orange, with a 2" white head that disappears quickly, but leaves some significant lacing.
Smell: Biscuity Malt, with some caramel.
Taste: some grain, caramel malt,
Mouthfeel: Limited carbonation, somewhat slick.
Drinkability: I think I'll buy another!
02-22-2009 23:02:02 | More by potownbill
3.1/5 rDev -2.8%
This beer is a nice tryout.
It has a strong dark red color, and a nice aroma of hops and malts.
Taste is very good, roasted malts like the aroma. Mouthfeel is perhaps a little watery at the end.
Nice for sunny days, it is very refreshing, definetly a session beer, very godd drinkability.
10-15-2008 18:13:18 | More by moonman00
4/5 rDev +25.4%
Well, I guess I'm weird or something, but I really like this one. As the bottle says, it's a "mexican ale" so comparing it to american amber/brown ales is apples and oranges. My dad brought me back some Mexican microbrews (can you believe theres such a thing?) and this beer has a lot of the characteristics I've noticed in them, but a lot better. Thinner body and sweet caramel flavors. It's like negra modelo, but better!
P.S. The cucapa barleywine is overrated, very cloying.
10-08-2010 20:20:56 | More by ericduran
4/5 rDev +25.4%
Served in a mug... the color was exceptional but the great foam didn't last that much. Flavor was greatand it felt pretty smooth. Smell was exceptional too (some roasted toffee and caramel).
The bottle comes properly labeled and overall I felt it was a very well done beer.
I recommend it.
08-26-2008 23:50:28 | More by tacubaya
4.13/5 rDev +29.5%
This one is worth a try.
Very nice hazy brown-red appearance come through the pint glass while a very piney herbal smell emanates from the quickly receding head.
Flavor: coffe herbal mix that shows a very nice alcohol while at last it leaves a fruity end.
Medium body with good drinkability.
I will come back to this one.
02-05-2011 23:38:31 | More by poporolo
Red Pig Mexican Ale from Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
75 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.