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Bucanero Fuerte - Cerveceria Bucanero S.A.

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67
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 20.15%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cerveceria Bucanero S.A. visit their website
Cuba

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Imbiber on 07-16-2004)
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Photo of All4thebeer
5/5  rDev +83.2%

All4thebeer, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of jesusfgcadiz
3.75/5  rDev +37.4%

jesusfgcadiz, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of UncleJimbo
3.7/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

350 mL brown bottle, capped.

This lager smelled of bready malt with a mild, but pleasant, sweet aroma. The appearance was clear and golden with white foam that settled quickly. There was no apparent stream of bubbles from the bottom of the glass. The taste was dry and biscuity malt with a fairly decent hoppiness. There was a touch of sweetness. The aroma hops came out in the finish. The mouthfeel was dry and crisp with medium-light body and low carbonation feel. The aftertaste was dominated by bready malt and aromatic hops. Not a bad beer, actually. I was pleasantly surprised.

UncleJimbo, Jul 08, 2007
Photo of roddwolff
3.6/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

In the appearance, is an amber color, with a regular head of foam, have a buccaneer in the logo; the smell is sweet, some notes of Malt; the taste is rich, some essences of sugar and corn; the mouthfeel is bittersweet; the drinkability is ok, tasty with the food or alone. Thanks to my friend Miguel Caifanes I could tasted it.

roddwolff, Mar 29, 2009
Photo of Weizenmensch
3.5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

350mL bottle had at an international beer night in Japan.

For all the bad reviews, this beer is superior to the one I had immediately before, it, Schloss Eggenberger Hopfenkönig.

Not a complex beer by any standard, but this sample is a fresh, yellow lager without great head retention but a perfectly quaffable brew nonetheless. Hops are very mild but detectable as slightly piquant on the palate (no idea what kind of hops they are though). Slightly astringent, but with a satisfying thirst-quenching bitterness. Nose of cereals, but no adjuncts are immediately obvious.

Basically, a quaffable lager without fruitiness or bitterness, suitable for a hot climate where you don't want anything too rich. Not the best lager I've had, but since I've been living in Japan surrounded by egregious happoushuus, this is not bad at all. I'd go so far as to say I'd buy it if I found it in a store. Which I won't, not in southern Japan anyway!

Weizenmensch, Jun 27, 2009
Photo of metter98
3.43/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and poured with a finger high white head. A very light of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are moderate aromas of grainy and sweet malts in the nose.
T: The taste is rather malty and has flavors of bready and grainy malts.
M: The beer feels light- to medium- bodied and very smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It has a fuller body compared to other beers in the style.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and has some qualities that make it refreshing.

metter98, Dec 09, 2010
Photo of Imbiber
3.28/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Brought back from Cuba by a friend (thanks Jennifer).

From a brown bottle, which I was quite surprised at. Pale gold, slightly hazy, average head and carbonation. Aroma corny to a degree, nothing much else. Some hop flavour in the taste, which is quite mild. A slight metallic tang in the finish isn't appealing. Carbonation dissipates to quite a low level, so there's not much harsh gas bite which is a bonus.

Not great but there are far worse lagers out there. Drinkable, and quite good for a hot day.

Imbiber, Jul 16, 2004
Photo of MJ63
3.25/5  rDev +19%

MJ63, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of SeanChouffe
3.23/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber/orange color, transparent, with very light co2. Head dies quickly and leaves a light sticky lace. Aroma is fruity, skunky and metallic. Flavor is sweet with a light hop finish (metallic). Mouthfeel is light bodied and effervescent.
IMHO: Pretty good when it is cold; better than I expected.

SeanChouffe, Aug 13, 2004
Photo of tesguino
3.2/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A great example of beer from the birthplace of rum, smell aromatic like brolied and crushed hops; taste robust, to malt flower, pure, great body; serve in a pint glass, try with most mexican food, in special seafood (ceviche and lobster) it heightens its flavor; 89% recommended.

tesguino, Oct 21, 2005
Photo of elricorico
3.08/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A medium golden colour, very clear. Had a finger of off-white head, but that faded to a thin cap and ring around the glass.

The only smell I can really pick up is a mild corn sweetness. Does not bode well....

A mildly sweet corn taste from front to back in this one. Very very faint hint of spicy hops in the very end. It isn't offensive in any way, I'll admit to being pleasantly surprised.

This one is a little fuller in mouthfeel than other lagers from hot countries. Still light and somewhat fizzy, but better than many I've had.

My choice so far, if I was in Cuba.

elricorico, Jan 09, 2007
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3/5  rDev +9.9%

cfalovo97, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of cambabeer
3/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- deep gold yellow color with fast off white head and pretty big carbonation... boring.

S-Very sweet and malty. Obvious barley and fruityness with a little hops.

T- Again, sweet with toasted malt. Just a little bitterness, not strong enough. A little burnt and some ethanol. Not too bad but nothing to stand out or make it unique.

M- Medium bodied with big carbonation and a very clean feel.

D- Easy, I'd have another.

cambabeer, May 11, 2011
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3/5  rDev +9.9%

TwiggyCZ, Feb 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev +9.9%

BillRoth, Dec 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.9%

dmorgan310, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of jeranbrews
2.83/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - low less than one finger of loose fizzy head. Clings to the side like bubbles of fish breath. Pale amber color sammon apple vinegar. Fizzy but without head.

S - vague sweet sour apple cigar vinegar. Bits of brown sugar. But mostly adjunt malts. Presumably cane sugar unclear. Label lists ingredients as barley malt and hop.

T - weak maltyness sweet bland. Smooth enough no off flavors. Also no hop or yeast.

M - fizzy soda like light bodied. Fine for a lager

D - Very proletariat but much better than I expected. Very simple too simple sadly. A fine beer for the masses but never going to win an award.

jeranbrews, Nov 11, 2010
Photo of biegaman
2.8/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

On-tap in Varadero, Cuba.

Sweet yellow corn - how appropriate - with outstanding transparency. Bucanero Fuerte appears irreproachably clean although that is, it should be said, very typical for adjunct lagers. Honestly, I'd say the condensation occurring on the glass is about the only thing making this look the least bit desirable. It seems to have fewer bubbles than most, which is curious given its head scales pretty high up the glass.

I don't consider this to smell like high-fructose corn syrup, I consider it to smell like ultra sky-high fructose corn syrup. It is sweet like soda pop, showing every bit as much glucose and fructose (but no signs of malt or hops). To many - it troubles me too much to admit 'most' - this may smell like nothing at all (perhaps because glucose-fructose has pervaded so much of our food) but to me it simply smells bad.

The taste and texture both strongly resemble corn syrup as well (if you haven't clued in by now, the "adjunct" in "adjunct lagers" generally stands for corn). An untrained palate might detect no taste at all where as a trained one should detect nothing but the taste of corn syrup. The texture is sticky sweet, stale and starchy. About average for the style, just be sure its temperature is close to 0 before starting to drink it.

Cuba has lots of culture; its beer does not. As popular as beer is with Cubans (it and rum really being their only options) none of the offerings proportionately represent the culture of the island. The beers are bland, without character or story - quite unlike the people. Actually, it is funny to think that for all their differences - ideology, language, history - Cuba's national beers taste just like the American ones.

biegaman, Jul 09, 2009
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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

cam477, Sep 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Tarks, Nov 13, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

ThinkAgain, Apr 11, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

WillAndSarah, Jan 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

papat444, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of karait95
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale yellow translucent color with a small head almost white color.

S: Vague barley aroma some cereal bread smell.

T: Malty taste with a little sweetness and little hop bitterness.

M: Refreshing tasting but really light body with almost no ending.

karait95, Aug 09, 2010
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Bucanero Fuerte from Cerveceria Bucanero S.A.
67 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.