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Minerva Colonial - Cervecería Minerva

Minerva ColonialMinerva Colonial

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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 15.58%

Brewed by:
Cervecería Minerva visit their website

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: moonman00 on 05-14-2008)
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Photo of jlindros


3.33/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Light fizzy ½ finger head fades at a med pace, crysal clear golden light lager color

Nose is more like macro swill, skunked lager, light metallic, a light wheat and pilsner malt, hint toasty. A bit of decent malt that saves it but it seems like it was mistreated.

Taste is a bit better, toasty malt and bready taste kick in at first, plenty of wheat, and a whole grain pasta like taste. Light lager fruits and pilsner malts, just a hint of skunk and metallic taste. Little juicy malt, and faint touch of grassy hop. Finish is a bit more bitter, more grassy hops, dry, semi crisp lager finish, light toasty malt.

Mouth is lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad, but kinda meh. The other two from them were much better, but this still beats almost all the other lager beers from the area.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 20:28:21 | More by jlindros
Photo of hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A much more complex and enjoyable taste profile than the lagers offered by the macros. I'm not traditionally a lager fan, so perhaps I'm biased, but I found the malty, bready sweetness quite refreshing. Surprisingly representative of the style and my first Mexican koelsch!

I have a full respect for anyone who is able to manage a business based on the 1516 Rheinheitsgebot, especially in this southern environment where corn seems to be the (inexpensive) principle ingredient of their competitors.

I wish Minerva full success!

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 02:53:31 | More by hopsolutely
Photo of mdaschaf


2.5/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Grabbed this at a supermarket instead of the usual Mexican offerings

A: Pours a golden color with a small head that dissipates to nothing. No lacing to speak of. Reminds me of apple juice.

S: Some malts and wheat, but not much going on here.

T: A faint citrus component and some malt, but overall plain and boring.

M/D: Thin to medium bodied with little carbonation. Not good and won't buy it again. Would rather drink some of the Mexican macros than this.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 02:00:40 | More by mdaschaf
Photo of roddwolff


3.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Dull yellow color, ephemeral head and some sediments at the bottom;

S: Sweet malt, toffee and cherries;

T: Toffee with a finish citric;

M: Fizzy, sweet bitterness and medium body;

D: There are some mexican macro beers better than this craft beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2010 20:36:16 | More by roddwolff
Photo of tesguino


2.6/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A bad imitation of a kolsch beer style;

is poor in general, rare style in my country, its taste has reminiscences of a kraeusened style.

Good for a sunny day.

drink from the bottle, good for "Aguafrìa cheeses" a region from the metro of my city, famous for its cheeses.

40% recommended

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2008 21:26:22 | More by tesguino
Photo of moonman00


3.83/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another beer from Guadalajara's Minerva Micro. It is said to be inspired by Kölsch style.

This is a yellowish beer with fair head when poured in a glass.

Smell is good, from strong malts and a little fruit.

Taste is very nice, some caramel along with citric.

A very refreshing beer for those hot summer nights.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2008 03:17:35 | More by moonman00
Minerva Colonial from Cervecería Minerva
77 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.