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Day Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Queen Of The Night - Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.

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BA SCORE
74
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59 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 18.97%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: socon67 on 07-27-2013)
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With the fall season in full bloom, the notions of the dead revisiting the living in spirit, or otherwise, form stirs the curiosity in all of us. The Mexican culture celebrates this emotion like no other. So how do those brewers attach a taste to it? In beer of course!

The deeply colored and bittered beer pours dark amber with garnet hues. Its strong and succulent aroma is nutty, caramelized, and slightly buttery. Red apple fuses with sweetness in taste to suggest peanut brittle, cashew and toffee-coated apple.

Its gently burnt sweetness is of seared caramel, soft nuts, slightly of butterscotch and hints of cocoa and coffee- hedging some brown ale attributes. But garnering a bitter tone late, notes of bitter orange peel, pine and bark all round out the sweetness to finish.

Slight vegetation peaks through the starchy body and offers a sweet grilled corn character while the light alcohol spice builds in and assists the hops in drying. Playful astringency links up with resiny hops for a bitter aftertaste that outlasts the burnt caramel sweetness.

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This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber hue, with a teeming tower of puffy, frothy, and generally evocative of melted marshmallow tan head, which leaves some decent sticky webbed lacing around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells of bready, sort of doughy caramel malt, stale and overripe apples, floral, leafy hops, and a touch of plastic astringency. The taste is more wan drupe fruit-influenced caramel malt, a bit of watery toffee, hints of darker fruit leanings, and leafy, weedy, and floral hops (a certain confusing perfumed character building as it warms).

The carbonation is quite understated in its near invisibility at times, the body medium-light in weight, rather thin, but ultimately smooth, I guess. It finishes off-dry, the waning bready caramel malt starting to develop a sense of isolation and loneliness.

Not the awful, skanky mess that I was anticipating, is about the best thing I can say about this - my suspicions are steeped in disappointment, I can assure you - still, this is but a plain and ineffective version of the style. Neutered hops and sluggish malt just don't cut it north (and north once again) of the border.

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Day Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Queen Of The Night from Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
74 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.