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Otro Mundo Strong Red Ale - Otro Mundo Brewing Company

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79
okay

47 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otro Mundo Brewing Company visit their website
Argentina

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-28-2008)
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5/5  rDev +44.9%

tommy93, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

jaydoc, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of grahamboudreaux
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

grahamboudreaux, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is relatively clear reddish copper in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of fruity yeast are present in the nose along with some hints of caramel malts.
T: The overall taste is quite fruity like the smell but also has some notes of sweetness and hints of caramel malts.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and slightly thin on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite drinkable for the style and completely hides any traces of alcohol. It's quite enjoyable, especially if you like aromas and flavors of fruity yeast.

metter98, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle served in a snifter. Apparent bottling date of Oct. 2011.

Poured red-amber, slightly hazy, with a small and short-lived off-white head. Smells of light, medium and caramel malts with alcohol esters and a good bit of fruitiness. These features also show up in the taste is similar, but with some balancing bitterness, less fruit and a major note of lightly roasted nuts. Lightly sweet. Near medium body is a touch watery; medium-low carbonation; semi-dry finish.

O: Caramel/malt bomb with subtle, but perhaps above average, complexity for a red ale.

chinchill, May 04, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a dark caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, alcohol. Taste is malty, caramel, slightly sweet, a hint of alcohol, some molasses.. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall this is a solid beer.

tone77, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3/5  rDev -13%

Hopheadjeffery, Jan 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13%

cfalovo97, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of Offa
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Copper amber but a bit of an insipid orange - not bright. It has a small off-white head soon thinning to a foamy ring & wisps.

Aroma is a simple but nice, rich raisiny grain & caremelised bread crust, dough, wood.

Taste is slightly meaty raisin & toast, a bit winy, with pleasant grain, caramel-winy character but simple, thin, a bit watery. In the end, it's quite simple, very thin, a bit rough and bland, despite som pleasant elements.

Offa, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

BrazilianAussie, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of Beejay
2.73/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Described on the label as "Red Ale"

A: Amber orange in color with a dense, but fluffy head. Looks nice.

S: Very caramel sweet, cloyingly sweet. Bready with notes of raisin, and brown sugar. Blanketing the entire aroma is a fairly strong booze smell.

T: Booze comes out right away. Bread, caramel, and raison come through as well. Certainly a bold flavor. Some bitterness in the finish, but the booze knocks it out pretty quickly. Some floral notes.

M: The body is a lot thinner than I would like in the style. Medium to medium light in body, carbonation is light, but assertive.

O: Overall it feels a bit rough around the edges. Smoothed out and I think it would be a pretty good beer, but right now the harshness of the alcohol i a bit much for me.

Beejay, May 30, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured into a pint glass:

a nice clean amber pour with a tiny amount of head which quickly disappeared. smells of fruits and nuts up front.. smells like a barleywine honestly. the taste is very boozey up front with a nutty backbone, hints of fruits and toffee. very lightly carbonated, medium bodied, surprisingly smooth for the abv, yet still warms your chest up a bit on the way down.

i picked this up because i'm originally from argentina. i had a quilmes once and it was garbage.. i read up on regia and it seemed like it wouldn't be much different, this one though - it stuck out. it wasn't bad, and it was definitely a lot better than the tasteless quilmes lager i had.

facundoCNB, Mar 31, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

OldTime, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of Hanzo
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Hanzo, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of mralphabet
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass

A: Very nice amber color, pretty clear with a little carbonation showing. Big 2 fingers worth of head that settles to a nice ring with wonderful lacing from start to finish.

S: Very malty, bready with a slightly hoppy aroma. Very Red Ale like.

T: Just like the smell with some added flavors I missed in the smell... Start is very toasted, sweet malt then a nice hint of caramel, and finishes with a light hops.

M: Medium boded with a good amount of carbonation, but smooth finish. Pretty standard for a Red Ale

O: Pretty average Red... All the right notes are hit with this one. Worth looking for.

mralphabet, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of Suds
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Here is a very European red ale. It's a very clear amber color, with an off-white head. The aroma is all malt...with a touch of yeast and alcohol. Slight toast, biscuit...very sweet...almost a honey-like scent. The taste is similar. Lots of malt, balance to the sweet side with serious malt flavor. Not really roasted, but rather toasted and bread-crust. Firm mouthfeel. Again, very European in it's feel.

Suds, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of avalon07
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A malty and slightly hoppy aroma. Nothing particularly special.

T: Tasted of malt, caramel, and light hops up front. Pretty watery in the finish. Not necessarily a bad flavor, but it's too frontloaded with all its ingredients.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not a terrible beer, but certainly a forgettable one.

avalon07, Dec 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +44.9%

thespk2011, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of UncleJimbo
4/5  rDev +15.9%

UncleJimbo, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of DoubleJ
3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

From the land of tango, it's Otro Mundo Red Ale. I was very surprised to see this at Total Wine, and at a decent price ($5.49 for a 500 ml bottle). On to the beer:

Earth red in color with a semi-creamy head with passable retention and little lace that sticks around. There's a ton of butterscotch in the nose, it exlopes on you like dynamite. Gala apple and a small whiff of booze are among the subtle aromas to the dominant one.

Otro Mundo Red took a page out of the ESB style and multiplied that page tenfold. The ESB's calling card is often a mild diacetyl/butterscotch note, and what we have here is a VERY intense amount of butterscotch. There isn't much in complexity, only a little bit of light esters, otherwise this is a one trick pony. For the first half of the bottle, it worked just fine. But then the buttersctoch becomes nausiating. It's moderately carbonated with a medium and somewhat boozy body.

Too one dimensional for me, and even though I can appreaciate diacetyl, the intensity became overwhelming. It was a fun ride the first 8 ounces, but then I was ready to move on.

DoubleJ, Jun 22, 2011
Photo of MoreThanWine
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 1.5" off-white head which disappeared pretty quickly. Looks like a clear glass of tea with just the faintest hint of red, so I'm not sure what makes this a red ale. Smell has malt and caramel. Taste is some of the same but milder and with a little sweetness. The mouthfeel is one of the finer attributes of this because it feels kind of like a lighter-weight tripel. Good beer just not a great beer. Still, it's fun to try something from Argentina.

MoreThanWine, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.33/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Otro Mundo Red Ale
Coded: VEN.OCT.11 005:15:07
$5.99/16.9 oz @ Total Wine & More, Claymont, DE

Appearance: Clear deep-amber body beneath an inch thick head of creamy bone-white froth. The head retention is good and the lacing is average.

Smell: Quite fruity, but also grassy, mineral-like (crushed granite), and just slightly metallic. It reminds me a little bit of the yeastiness of Whitbread. Fairly complex yeastiness. Piquant, yet pleasant and welcoming.

Taste: The flavor softens the mineral/metallic character found in the nose with a soft layer of doughy malt that's braced by its own darkish-caramel edge. It even suggests burnt sugar. The grassy hops suggested by the nose are still present, but it's really the yeasty fruitiness that commandeers the ship with notes of pear, berries, sweet grape, and apple. Yes, this is a beer driven by the yeast!!! - an ingredient that's been overshadowed lately by brewers who focus more on heavily handed hopping and/or darker and richer, more complex malt bills. It finishes fairly lingering with residual notes of fruit and mineral in a wash of bitterness and grassy hop notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Fine-bubbled moderate carbonation.

Overall: Although beers like this used to be commonplace, they're now becoming fairly rare. Outside of Briton I'm not sure you'll find anything quite like this. And this is from Argentina? How weird? But OK, I love it!!! It's loaded with flavor and character, and despite the slightly elevated alcohol you could easily have more than one. Well worth seeking out!

NeroFiddled, Jun 06, 2011
Photo of jerryjeff
4.15/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma
Nice fruity phenolic character with some banana, possibly hints of toffee

Mouthfeel
Medium to low carbonation, right about where I like, a bit of body here and some residual bitterness and maybe a slight warming but abv is well hidden here to me

Appearance
Light red mahogany, can be easily seen through in an imerial pint glass. Poured to only slight head 1/4" or so and quickly dissipated.

Taste
Slight maltiness to start with some almost fruity like sweetness, but not much. Some bitterness on the finish on the sides of the mouth with a bit of warming.

Drinkability
Rather, even with 7.5% abv this seems to drink very easily.

Overall
I really like this even though I wasn't necessarily expecting to. Alcohol is well hidden in the flavor making this a deceptive beer, I'll likely buy again if I'm where it's available.

I agree with CampusCrew below, I was expecting a bit higher review for this beer when I wrote it up before visiting the site.

jerryjeff, May 05, 2011
Photo of Avagadro
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Unlike the name suggests, this brew pours a hazy brownish-red. Lacing is impressive, but head retention could really use some attention.

S: Caramel, honey, and cider are present in the bouquet.

T: Taste is assertive, with heavy emphasis on the malt; caramel, sweet malt, and a touch of cider compose the flavor. It is quite tasty overall, but a touch sweet.

M: Medium body, and good effervescence.

O: A solid brew overall, but it is bordering on cloying. Nonetheless, the caramel and honey are delicious, and the brew is definitely pleasant.

Avagadro, Apr 03, 2011
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Otro Mundo Strong Red Ale from Otro Mundo Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.