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Otro Mundo Strong Red Ale - Otro Mundo Brewing Company

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Reviews: 38
Hads: 52
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 10.56%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Otro Mundo Brewing Company visit their website
Argentina

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-28-2008

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Reviews: 38 | Hads: 52
Photo of richvide0
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is the best beer that can be found on a store-shelf in Argentina. I can only find it at Gallega supermarkets and one restaurant in the pueblo I live in. Even though it may not be the greatest beer in the world, it feel like it to me after having to succumb to Quilmes and all the other crap beer they have here. It got so bad that Quilmes Bock was my go-to beer.

I had read about Otro-Mundo online but didn't see them anywhere. Then one glorious day I saw the strong red ale at the supermarket. Finally, a beer that reminded me of something I would buy at home (Boston).

As far as flavors go, I don't taste raisin, butterscotch, pear, crushed granite, or all the other crazy flavors I've read here . It has a bold flavor, it's kind of sweet, it has a nice coloring and a nice alcohol content. I like to feel the warmth. It's not very hoppy which I actually appreciate as I think I'm starting to distance myself from the mega-hop wagon. It's around $3 U.S/500 ml. bottle here so I always grab everything they have.

I like the serving size although for some reason the bottles aren't returnable here like Quilmes, Brahma and others (And that's a big thing here. If you don't bring a bottle back when buying another bottle cashiers look at you like you're crazy).

Thank you Otro Mundo! (1,298 characters)

Photo of FLima
3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Amber reddish color with a thin head with short retention, but leaving laces.
Fruit aroma with predominant notes of apple juice, cherries, bubblegum and caramels. Hints of guaraná powder and brown sugar.
Likewise fruity and relatively medium hoppy flavor with notes of dank herbal hops that fades later, cherries, anise, yeast, guaraná, molasses, nutty malts, butterscotch, pear, white grapes and raisins. Dry and fruity aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light towards medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7.5% abv is felt, but does not bother.
Sweet fruity beer, not exceptional, but also not bad. Decent complexity, but a bit cloying sweetly. (665 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
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. (791 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.46/5  rDev +1.5%
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. (565 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
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. (254 characters)

Photo of Offa
3.39/5  rDev -0.6%
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. (439 characters)

Photo of Beejay
2.76/5  rDev -19.1%
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. (758 characters)

Photo of facundoCNB
3.32/5  rDev -2.6%
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. (677 characters)

Photo of mralphabet
3.41/5  rDev 0%
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. (627 characters)

Photo of Suds
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
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. (405 characters)

Photo of avalon07
3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
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. (514 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
3.07/5  rDev -10%
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. (1,094 characters)

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
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. (457 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.32/5  rDev +26.7%
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! (1,556 characters)

Photo of jerryjeff
4.17/5  rDev +22.3%
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. (965 characters)

Photo of Avagadro
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
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. (548 characters)

Photo of jsprain1
3.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a somewhat hazy slightly reddish orange. The one and a half finger head has just a touch of color to it. Retention is good. Little lacing.
S- Earthy, a bit caramelly, just a touch of fruityness.
T- Caramel, a faint roasted character to it. Not a bad flavor, but for an English Strong Ale, it's rather nondescript and just nothing above average.
M- Lighter than it should be for the style. Carbonation is lively and pretty spot on though.
D- Not a terrible beer, but there isn't anything particularly exciting about it, and it's just simply a slightly above average beer for me. Would drink again, but I wouldn't buy it again at its current price. (655 characters)

Photo of kjyost
3.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated BB Feb 2011. Christmas gift. Thanks love!

A: Pours an orange-red hue with a nice white head that descends to a small ring. Surprisingly, no lacing.

S: Sweet caramel malt aromas with a light earthy hop aroma. Nice.

T: Nothing special here. Light sweet malt flavours with a cidery aftertaste.

M: Surprisingly thin beer that finishes dry.

D: Very drinkable for a such a large beer and the style. A surprise I would consider again. (445 characters)

Photo of Minkybut
2.7/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a nasty cloudy color kinda rust colored. I guess you could say. The beer tasted more like like some kind of juice. It was very sweet also. I poured it down the drain after several hits. I will not buy again. (270 characters)

Photo of Tone
2.8/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a cloudy, dark maize color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of grain, cider-like aroma, slight metallic, hint of honey, and a hint of wheat. Barely fits the style of a English Strong Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of grain, cider-like flavor, hint of honey, and slight sweet malt. Overall, poor appearance, and lacking in aroma and body. (429 characters)

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is rich, malty and yeasty with just a hint of caramel. It pours a clear dark coppery amber, almost mahogany, with a minimal head. Flavor is malty and fruity with caramel and spicy hints, and just a little honey-like sweetness. Texture is smooth and just a little tingly. OK, give the folks in Argentina a decent chance, and they will produce a truly great beer! (367 characters)

Photo of CJfromPhilly
3.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the 16.9 oz bottle (which appears to have some floaties inside. yeast? I don't see anything on the label indicating bottle-conditioning) a hazy, apple juice colored copper with a 1 1/2 finger head that disappears almost instantly. Makes quite a lot of fizzing noise on the pour, but once it settles there are a quite a few bubbles rising in the glass. Aroma is a nice mix of malt, caramel, and apples. 1st sip is a dry apple cider-ish note followed by some apple and caramel sweetness in the middle and on the swallow...with maybe a touch of honey thrown in. Mouthfeel is light, but not watery, with a slight sparkle on the tongue from the carbonation. Drinkability is quite high...I could easily see myself going through these one after another on a football Sunday. The alcohol is so well hidden, it appears to be almost non-existent. Overall, this is a very nice brew! I've never seen or heard of this before, but i'll make sure to pick up more of this on future beer runs! (987 characters)

Photo of CampusCrew
4.1/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer in under rated. keep in mind that this is a craft beer from argentina. It's not overly hopped, it's a properly made english red ale.

appearance: pours amber orange verus red. nice head and rentention.

smell: nice caramel smell as expected. no hop detection.

taste: low bitterness, but a nice malty, and caramel dominate, subtle sweet, some apple flavor, nice and hefty beer.

mouthfeel: medium body

drinkability: well done craft beer from an area of the world that we dont see much. Good to see they are getting into the craft kick too. Nice beer and well crafted. Surprised thi sis only a B-, but it's not hoppy and only hoppy beers get rated good here. (668 characters)

Photo of emerge077
2.82/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This bottle has no freshness date, the label just says "Red Ale" and 7.5%. "CRAFT BREWED" in all caps.

Pours with a thin cap of tan foam that quickly fades to nothing, leaving it looking like a reddish tea or cider. Sort of a dull murky copper. Sweet caramel aroma, apple cider, musty at first, sort of resembles an English ale.

Overly sweet, buttery toffee, caramel, honey, cloying fruity apple juicebox. Fairly one dimensional as the carbonation just seems to ebb away, leaving it lifeless. This is pretty ho-hum, glad it was a freebie. Thanks Sebastian! (560 characters)

Photo of philosobeer
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'll be honest, I bought this beer because it was a craft beer (I assume) from Argentina. I've heard they have a fantastic craft brew scene that all of us in the north continent never see. I'd like to see it actually in Argentina some day, but I sat down with some Jorge Luis Borges (I assume he would approve of the 'other worldly' name) and drank:

Appearance - Couldn't really get a head on the pour. It's an amber, hazy, and yes, slightly reddish beer.

Smell - The first thing I smell is malt sugar. Always smells a little candied, doesn't it? Grainy, a slight note of hops, I think herbal.

Taste - Sugars are the first thing I get. Funny thing about South American craft beers I've tasted (this and two others, though I have no idea what they were besides not this) is that they taste more english than US styled, except slightly more sweet. I imagine Martin Fierro and a band of outlaws ad get a very small hop taste just for the dryness to balance it out. Not bad, Argentina. Also there is a noticeable ester taste, especially in the finish; I get fruit like pear and apple.

Mouthfeel - A little thick and slick, nice tingling carbonation. The gravity feels a little high and viscous, but still ok.

Drinkability - Good for as high ABV as it is. Not much more I can say with the slightly slick characteristics I get.

Would I drink this again? Yeah, definitely. Would I buy it again? Not anytime soon at this price. (1,426 characters)

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Otro Mundo Strong Red Ale from Otro Mundo Brewing Company
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