Otro Mundo Strong Red Ale - Otro Mundo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

49 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.03%
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:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 01-28-2008)
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Photo of metter98
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.05/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of oberon
2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

Photo of emerge077
2.83/5  rDev -18.2%
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!

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.33/5  rDev +25.1%
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!

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.6/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

Photo of jwc215
2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.05/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Photo of jdhilt
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a three finger off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a little lace. Clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Malty nose. Flavor is sweet malty with hints of molasses, unusual red. $4.45 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

Photo of chinchill
3.46/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a clear, beautiful dark tangerine-peach with a 2 finger creamy white head. Visible carbonation was soft, almost non-apparent.

S: The nose was very perfumy, with a sweet fruitiness (melons) and caramel apples.

T: The flavor was sweet and very fruity (apples) with some fruitcake and honeydew flavors combining with a sweet caramel malt lacing coating the tongue. Sweet caramel malt, fresh fruit, and a dry lacing disguise the 7.5%abv.very nicely.

M: The mouthful was light and creamy, sliding off the tongue effortlessly on the swallow. Carbonation was very soft, almost non detect in the mouthful.

D: Really nice drink, very fruity with a rich caramel sweetness which may limit multiples but nice in moderation. A decent surprise from argentina.

Photo of Tone
2.83/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

Photo of tone77
3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of avalon07
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
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!

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Suds
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Photo of UncleJimbo
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Metalmonk
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Theoretically a very cool beer: craft-brewed in Argentina in the style of an English red/strong ale, in a bottle/label that even looks English. But is it good?

Pour produces a very white head of modest size and a plethora of bubbles attempting to keep it alive. Color is more copper/pale-orange than red, though this is indeed their "red ale". Hmm.

Aroma is apple, Fruit Stripe gum, pear/peach, sweet candy-ish malt, with that musty biscuit/yeast thing that makes it smell very English indeed.

Flavor-wise this is again on the mark. Any half-experienced beerthusiast would recognize this as an English ale. It's very fruity, carrying a thick apple flavor as the main thread, while other fruits (especially cherry) and syrupy malts balance between sweetness and a more robust breadiness/graininess. The sweetness wins out but is never cloying.

Feels alternately thick and bubbly. With the sweet flavor and the zippy carbonation, it feels a little too much like a soda. I would almost believe it was made with high fructose corn syrup.

Despite minor criticisms, this is interesting, flavorful and refreshing. I wouldn't die if I never had it again, but I'm glad I took the chance.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Photo of Hanzo
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Offa
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Otro Mundo Strong Red Ale from Otro Mundo Brewing Company
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