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Otro Mundo Strong Red Ale - Otro Mundo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
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47 Ratings
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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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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.6/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dull golden brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, fruit, honey, some alcohol and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste is sweet with flavors of caramel, honey and fruit followed by a mild hops presence. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and there's a mild sting of alcohol and not much balance. The after taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Not very tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, not the best representation of style, this beer seems like a maltier and stronger version of their Golden Ale and overall just isn't very good.

TheManiacalOne, Sep 15, 2009
Photo of Minkybut
2.68/5  rDev -22.3%
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.

Minkybut, Dec 02, 2010
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 OldTime
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

OldTime, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of nick76
2.78/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The aroma is sweet like malt syrup and herbal hops. The appearance is amber gold with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma. Its like cereal with maple syrup on it. The palate is average for the style. This has to be one of those beers that could use some help because I get the feeling it has potential.

nick76, Jan 18, 2009
Photo of emerge077
2.83/5  rDev -18%
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!

emerge077, Sep 22, 2010
Photo of Tone
2.83/5  rDev -18%
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.

Tone, Nov 15, 2010
Photo of oberon
2.95/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Something new I am pretty sure I had any Argentininan wares before last night,this big red al poured into a standard pint glass a lighter copper color more than red with a very thin wispy head.Light aromas a bit of toasty grain and caramel not much hop presence here just light malt aromas.A near watery mouthfeel kinda killed this beer not giving any chance of big malty flavors to come thru,mildy sweet with caramel notes as well as some firm toasty notes but its quite blazee.I tried it wont go back to it and likely wont try the gold.

oberon, Mar 30, 2008
Photo of jwc215
2.95/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to jcwattsrugger for bringing this back from his trip to South America.

Pours brownish orange with a thin white lasting head.

The smell is of caramel and rock candy. Some roasty notes. There is something mixed in the aroma that reminds me of cheap scotch.

The taste is of caramel and candy sweetness - grainy malt - a bit boozy. The image of cheap scotch continues. Buttery diacetyl is there, but mild enough. There is a vague sour fruitiness as it progresses. Sweet, caramelish finish.

The feel is thinnish with mild carbonation.

Imbalanced - too sweet for me.

jwc215, Apr 06, 2008
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3/5  rDev -13%

Hopheadjeffery, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -13%

cfalovo97, Nov 15, 2012
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 ybnorml
3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A clean pale orange beer. Has a small fizzy off white head. The aroma starts with a vanilla character that slides into a caramel note with a hint of spice in the background. There is a very watery mouthfeel that masks the flavors. What could be a vanilla caramel note is quickly washed away leaving only a candy like sweetness. Supposed to be 7.5% by vol. but the wateriness seems to hide even that.

ybnorml, Feb 14, 2008
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blazing bonfire orange with hints of maraschino cherry red that may be nothing more than an overactive imagination based on the name. A sponge-like orangish ecru crown persists nicely and lays down a bit of sea foam lace.

The nose bears no resemblance to a Strong Red Ale or an English strong ale. It's slightly caramel malty and has an earthy mustiness that should be... let's go with... interesting on the palate. I'm still somewhat curious about how this Argentinian brew will taste, but expectations just took a nose dive.

This Otro Mundo Brewing Company offering is okay, but that's as far as it goes. It tastes like a run-of-the-mill malty red with a slight boost in ABV. It doesn't taste old, but with no date on the label, how would one know?

Specific flavors include caramel-iced cookies, apples, a nonspecific ale yeast fruitiness and a splash of iced tea. No appreciate alcohol in the nose or on the palate is a minor positive, though 7.5% isn't that hard to bury. In the end, this is relatively lackluster beer that was not worth the purchase price (which is lost in the mists of time).

The body/mouthfeel isn't bad with respect to size and smoothness, but it could use more carbonation. Each mouthful just sort of lays there before slipping quietly away. Nope, no excitement here either.

Given the small number of reviews, it looks like Otro Mundo Strong Red Ale isn't available to most of you. Either that or you passed it by for more interesting looking ale. Either way, you aren't missing much.

BuckeyeNation, Sep 05, 2010
Photo of jsprain1
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

jsprain1, Mar 09, 2011
Photo of philosobeer
3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

philosobeer, Sep 14, 2010
Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

jaydoc, Dec 28, 2013
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
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 BeerAdvocate
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue III:

A "craft brewed" English Strong Ale from Argentina, good to see an adventuresome brewer. Beautiful tight, tiny-bubbled head that leaves a trail of rings on the glass. Mild hazing in the dusty copper color. The aroma is of green apple, husk dust and buttery toffee. Deep smoothness in a creamy medium to full body. There is some sweetness on the tongue to begin with, but the malt character more or less lands dry. Green apple, apple skin, touch of buttery diacetyl and a kiss of biscuity, husky malt flavor. Hops come in with a citric bitterness and finish with a woody herbal flavor. Quick fume of alcohol on the breath, clean esters for the most part. Dry in the end.

A decent brew, pretty drinkable for 7.5 percent ABV. It's balanced with lots of ale flavors to stumble upon.

BeerAdvocate, Nov 24, 2009
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 kjyost
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

kjyost, Dec 30, 2010
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 kegger22
3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Otro Mundo Strong Red Ale was an amber color with a one finger beige head that faded to a collar.

The thing that hit me right off the bat about the aroma was the sweet nectar-like floral scent. Just too darned sweet for me, like sniffing a bottle of cheap perfume.

The taste was also dominated by sweet, but not to it's complete detriment. In addition to the candy cane sugar, there was a buttery flavor and a nutty after taste. A hop presence was not detected.

Mundo Red had a mouth feel that was medium bodied and oily, with little carbonation.

Drinkability was good with no real turn-offs but the smell, and that was tolerable.

Not a bad beer. It stands up pretty well with the other English strong ales I've tried, but I probably won't be looking for it again.

kegger22, May 16, 2010
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
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Otro Mundo Strong Red Ale from Otro Mundo Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.