Immortal Beloved Hefeweizen - Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
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2.38/5 rDev -26.5%
11.2 ounce twist-off bottle - Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Best Before: 080914.
Appearance: Lightly hazed, golden-orange body with a small, very thin, white head barely kept alive by steady streams of soda-like bubbles.
Smell: Somewhat sweet-smelling corn-based cereal with the merest aromatic mention of 'nana and lemon. Ay Dios Mio!!
Taste: Sweet start, with what seems like some corn slide into the recipe for a taste of corn syrup glazed grains. Very faintly bready. Near-dead notes of citrus, banana. No appreciable hop character. Then, it's back to the sugariness until the lightly fizzy finish. An embarrassing effort.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: Beloved? Geez, no. Immortal? Well, it will live on in my mind as a truly ghastly hefe until the end of my days.
02-16-2014 15:59:49 | More by ChainGangGuy
2.99/5 rDev -7.7%
330ml bottle, still with the creepy Dio de Los Muertos imagery, and without much information on the beer herein beyond the name.
This beer pours a hazy, medium golden amber colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and weakly bubbly ecru head, which leaves some random landfall lace around the glass as it readily subsides.
It smells of mildly acrid yeast, musty banana chips, bready pale and spicy wheat malt, a further strangely sinful (not in the pleasant way) corn grist astringency, faint and duly muddled savoury spice, and perhaps the suggestion of rubber-booted citrus. The taste is more grainy and semi-sweet wheat malt, a tag-a-long sugary corn character, overripe applesauce, pureed bruised bananas, ethereal clove/coriander spice, a certain hole where I was expecting some corollary table pepper, and a bit of dank wet cardboard.
The bubbles are pretty low-key, and hardly even noticeable at times, the body a decent medium weight, and smooth, I suppose, with a growing clamminess as it warms. It finishes on the sweet side, the various perceived malts employed here running the table, as it were.
While not particularly egregious in its flaws, they are indeed there for all (ok, maybe not all) to see, smell, and taste. Way too sugary (at times from dubious sources), and with a yeastiness that seems to come and go at will - control, people! Anyways, closer to the purported base style than the others from this brewing concern that I've yet tried, which is faint praise, I'm afraid.
08-29-2014 02:49:43 | More by biboergosum
2.95/5 rDev -9%
12 ounce bottle
Pours dull and hazy light tangarine, under a moderate off white head.
Super ripe bananas upon the sniff.
More over ripe bananas all over this. Over the top ripeness, makes this go over to the kinda unpleasant side. Sort of an acrid and off putting bitterness in the finish.
One and done here and thankfully I purchased just this singe bottle
02-14-2014 04:00:29 | More by Billolick
3.4/5 rDev +4.9%
A: Pours a cloudy golden apricot in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some peach + golden yellow + burnt orange highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of overripe bananas with moderate aromas of lemon citrus and moderate aromas of clove. There is a light note of wheat underneath.
T: Upfront there is the lightest hint of wheat but that is quickly overtaken by moderate to strong flavors of overripe and slightly bruised bananas (you know the ones that are just about to turn and only be good for making banana bread). There are some light to moderate flavors of lemon citrus and moderate to strong flavors of clove.
M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Kind of creamy.
O: This one is pretty easy to drink but might be a touch too sweet with the overripe/bruised banana flavors and aromas. Refreshing and certainly sessionable.
11-10-2013 03:35:45 | More by dbrauneis
3.28/5 rDev +1.2%
Like all good Hefeweizens, the last couple of ounces of Immortal Beloved came out the bottle thick as mud; oddly enough they did not, however, manage to muddy the lightly coppered golden complexion. Where does all this brightness come from - holding it to the light practically requires sunglasses - and where's all the head? This don't look like no Hefe, man!
The beer smells like rotting lemons and badly bruised bananas and other tropical fruits - before shipping from Mexico, did they mix up the loading docks? Most of these festering fruity esters can directly be traced back to the yeast, though there's a particularly 'rancid' quality to this strain that is actually a little off-putting.
There's definitely some relevant flavours present but because the beer lacks the style's trademark creamy, full mouthfeel, it just doesn't taste right. In lacking the soft, sweet, wholesome breadiness of wheat, the malt bill tastes more like corn, linking thoughts to any of Mexico's many ubiquitous mass lagers.
And since the banana and spice are so subtle, it's a hard connection to overcome. While clove isn't entirely absent, it is faint enough to neglect; it impacts the overall beer no more than I do the score in the football game by yelling at the TV. And as for fruit, banana ear medicine is conjured a few times - not a bad taste, but not exactly ideal for a hot-weather quencher.
One word I remember from two years of university Spanish is "jefe". Well hermano, this 'Hefe' is certainly not boss. There is mucho mass to Mexican beer than Corona but this offering, like the others I've tried from Cervecera Mexicana, wouldn't have you believe that. I think next time I see one of these beautifully illustrated bottles on the shelf I'll have to say 'no, gracias'.
11-03-2013 05:30:43 | More by biegaman
3.54/5 rDev +9.3%
Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a hazy medium caramel amber with a thin white head. Aroma of wheat, light citrus and banana. Flavor is sweet fruit emphasizing banana flavors, clove with light wheat, finishing with light clove and slight hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied with active carbonation. All the hefeweizen flavors are here, but almost opposite of a well balanced beer in that style. The spicing and fruit flavors are dominant with the wheat taking a far back seat. Some of the estery banana flavor seems almost artificial. An adequate, but unbalanced attempt at a hefeweizen. With the traditional classics in this style so readily available and inexpensive, it seems odd to even try to produce a modest example. It went well with lunch, but not a repeat beer.
03-23-2014 20:07:39 | More by LiquidAmber
3.69/5 rDev +13.9%
Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell has some banana and wheat elements to it. Taste is banana, spice, some wheat, refreshing and disappearing quick. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.
12-19-2013 09:06:45 | More by tone77
3.38/5 rDev +4.3%
Darker than most and lacking the certain depth and softness that marks the style, this beer by contrast is a moderately hazed burnished gold-copper. The head, tinted yellow, is spritzy and falls apart but does leave rings at the edges that drop spotting on the glass.
Clove is prominent on the nose with less accessible notes of overripe banana and dusty earth. It's light and more spicy than anything. While not particularly aromatic or flavorful, and a little heavy-handed for the style, it's very apparent that no adjuncts are used (claims I've heard that seem to evidence bias) and that Belgian yeast was used.
The feel is interesting and seems to be an oxymoron in itself in that it's effervescent while being more medium- than light-bodied. Still, it's a bit too thick without the depth or the rolling softness that marks mastery of the style. It has a crisp bite, which seems to be the focus.
02-18-2014 17:37:26 | More by Brenden
3.65/5 rDev +12.7%
Bottle at a Mexican restaurant in Denver, the name of which I cannot remember. Pours hazy yellow as expected with a fluffy white head. Aroma of clove and banana, sweet wheaty malts, honey, maybe some pear. Flavor follows as expected with nice banana and clove notes, honey sweetness, and a relatively clean finish. Body is light with medium plus carbonation. Very easy drinking. Not bad.
07-04-2014 00:15:16 | More by BMMillsy
3.99/5 rDev +23.1%
Immortal Beloved Hefeweizen has a medium, off-white head, a very hazy, opaque, orange appearance, lots of tight little bubble streams, and a decent lacing left behind. The aroma is very strongly of banana, and I was smelling that even before I brought my nose to the glass. The smells are of banana, white wheat bread, a bit of coriander, as the beer warms, and even a touch of lemon. Flavor is of banana, white wheat bread, bread crust, faint coriander, tap water (not unusual for wheat beer), lemon or citrus juice, sugar, and dough. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and cottony, and Immortal Beloved Hefeweizen finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and quaff-able. Overall, this is excellent, and I strongly recommend it!
11-07-2013 21:32:43 | More by RonaldTheriot
2.58/5 rDev -20.4%
Pours crystal clear gold amber color with bubbles racing up the beer to a big foamy 2 finger white head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly, leaving OK lacing. The second swirl of the brew kicked up the yeast which looked like crap floating in a toilet after it poured in.
Smells corn like in a macro lager, caramel, grains, light yeast and cardboard; not what I expected since it looked good, this smells like a Bud or Corona with extra yeast in it and was very disappointing.
Tastes like it smells with corn and malt up front like in a macro lager, light caramel, grains, yeast/cardboard, banana and some other fruit; not as bad as the nose, but this lacked that hefeweizen flavor that I was hoping for. Tastes basically like half a Bud or Corona was poured into a glass with a half a Blue Moon. It has some sweetness, but not enough to make it good.
Mouthfeel is light and on the crisp side, with mild fizzy carbonation and a slightly sweet aftertaste that is grainy with clove trailing off and finishes almost dry.
Great looking artwork and cap, it would be easy to drink if it tasted better but this formula needs help or the brew needs better quality hops and yeast added as it's not that good.
03-30-2014 02:25:59 | More by CHickman
3.54/5 rDev +9.3%
Picked up at the Beer Box in Playa del Carmen. Tasted 25 December 2013, reviewed from notes.
Pours a medium-dark, late summer wheat yellow. Half a finger of white head, okay retention and lacing. For a hefe, oddly dark and not so nice on the eyes.
Smell is super yeast. A little bit of wheat, a little bit of spice. It's a buoyant yeast smell, kinda like banana, or the essence of banana-like fruits.
Taste is a mellow spice, like cloves, round and warm with no zip. Again, pretty darn yeasty with only a small amount of wheat.
Feel is a little on the flat side, feels kinda rounded and expansive. Could use some more carbonation.
A passable hefeweizen. I probably wouldn't pick it over the stellar ones I can get in my area of the midwest, but it's not bad.
01-13-2014 02:28:56 | More by zeledonia
Immortal Beloved Hefeweizen from Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
76 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.