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Otro Mundo Strong Red Ale - Otro Mundo Brewing Company

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Otro Mundo Strong Red AleOtro Mundo Strong Red Ale

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Reviews: 38
Hads: 52
Avg: 3.45
pDev: 14.49%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otro Mundo Brewing Company visit their website

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 BuckeyeNation
3.06/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

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Photo of kegger22
3.41/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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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.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.62/5  rDev -24.1%
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.

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Photo of sophisticated
3.66/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I found this for 1.99 for a pint bottle. It seemed to be on clearance and I have never had a beer from Argentina, so why not.

I was overall very pleased. It poured a clear bright amber with 3 or so fingers of fluffy head and decent retention. It smelled and tasted malty, heavy on the maple/caramel, and light fruits (apples and pears). It was medium and slightly creamy feeling. Good drinkability with 7.5% ABV, but a little too sweet. Still I was pleasantly surprised by this decent beverage.

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Photo of nick76
2.82/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

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Photo of sliverX
3.82/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

poored a cider like brown with a thick white head that dissipated to nothing in a few minutes
smells apple like with a mostly alcohol bite
tastes very sweet almost candy like, apple present along with some malts
slightly thin feeling in the mouth
With the sweetness and not heavy feeling after drinking, this beer goes down way to easily for being 7.5% abv

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Photo of jdhilt
3.82/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

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Photo of Metalmonk
3.57/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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Photo of jwc215
2.96/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

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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.

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Photo of ybnorml
3.07/5  rDev -11%
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.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Otro Mundo Strong Red Ale from Otro Mundo Brewing Company
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