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Cubanero Fuerte - Cerveceria Bucanero S.A.

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BA SCORE
72
okay

16 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 21.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Suds on 01-19-2008)
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Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

1.6/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A 350ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2012, so it's a little out of date. Picked up cheap from a local off-licence. There's a pirate on the label, and the ingredient list mentions the use of sugar.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A bright golden colour with good carbonation and some odd floating sediment. Forms a small head of white foam that lasts for a minute or so before dissipating. Aroma of cooked wet grain, stewed veg, corn, skunkiness and solvent. Mildly sweet and highly disgusting.

Tastes of acrid stewed grain, overcooked veggies and skunky hops. An astringent solventy twang in the background, like some sort of industrial cleaner. Mouthfeel is thin and watery, with tingly carbonation and a solventy 'heat' on the tongue. Aftertaste of bitter veg/leaves.

Simply vile. Possibly the worst beer I've tried to date - so horrid I'm not even sure it's beer. This really has no redeeming characteristics; both taste and aroma are foul. It's hard to know whether it was always this bad or if age has corrupted it further. I'm going to drain-pour the rest. If you see it do not be tempted - avoid like the plague!

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 22:40:34 | More by jazzyjeff13
More User Reviews:
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pipp

Spain

3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

07-13-2014 18:25:07 | More by pipp
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

2.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear golden color. There are about two fingers of white froth head that immediately disappears.
The aroma is mild but pleasant. Some basic malts and grains are picked up.
The taste is light, not really watery. Starts sweet, continues with nicely balanced body, high carbonation, and finishes with a slight bittery feel.
Refreshing and easy to drink. Decent.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 08:34:12 | More by MarkoNm
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BJSmit

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

02-22-2014 17:05:38 | More by BJSmit
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3/5  rDev +9.5%

02-01-2014 18:20:47 | More by Evil_Pidde
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fede_glodo

Argentina

4/5  rDev +46%

06-20-2013 16:19:13 | More by fede_glodo
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jonb5

United Kingdom (England)

3.44/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

350ml bottle, poured into Kasteel goblet.

A: Golden, clear, small fading head, not much lacing.

S: lemon, lime, wheat. More hoppy than expected.

T: On the sweet side, faint citrus, slight sugary finish. The ajuncts were present but didn't over power the beer.

M: Crisp, light bodied, initially well carbonated but faded slightly.

O: Pretty decent for an Ajunct Lager, could see myself drinking a few on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 10:36:48 | More by jonb5
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jazztoloc

Mexico

2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

05-04-2013 02:05:29 | More by jazztoloc
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Foulon


2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

01-04-2013 21:01:46 | More by Foulon
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +9.5%

11-11-2012 00:47:43 | More by cfalovo97
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.17/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Brown 350ml bottle, best before 1st Feb 2012, drank and reviewed July 2011: poured into a Duvel glass.

Looked fine, deep golden yellow with a thick snowy white head on top.

The only smells i could find were of grains and a nasty metalic hint.

The beer was initially refreshing and dry, but there was something wrong from the start also, it had that terrible metalic feel some cheap lagers have. The blend of hops and malts seemed to produce a nothing taste apart from that tinny flavour I picked up straight away and I really struggled to finish the bottle off.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 16:19:48 | More by BlackHaddock
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stcules

Italy

2.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Blonde golden color, clean. A white, average foam.
In the smell some metallic hop, and a quite heavy maltiness. Cooked cereals.
Same notes in the taste, with a bit of hop in the back, to balance.
Same note again in the aftertaste, nothing more.
In the end, a banal macro lager.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 14:09:10 | More by stcules
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FreshHawk

Illinois

2.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Clear gold color, a touch less clear than many other beers of the style. Decent sized white, foamy, bubbly head that disappears pretty fast leaving no lace. Pretty typical appearance for the style.

S - A bit thin with sweet malt and a bit of a corn/grain/husk aroma as well. A slight hint of bready malt as well. Nothing all that special about the aroma.

T - Light on taste especially at the beginning of the sip. Some light malt and corn taste provides the base. Mid sip this gets a bit stronger with a bit of breadiness. Also some floral hops come out. Toward the finish the hops are a bit stronger and there is a slight tang to the grain taste. Overall it is fairly sweet, but there is a slight bitterness and tang to it.

M - Light body with a healthy amount of carbonation. A little spritzy and refreshing but a little drying on the finish.

D - Decently drinkable beer. Not too different from others in the style. It has a sweetness and a grainy, malty taste. Not really interesting, but it goes down fairly easy.

Notes: Nothing all that special about this beer. Sweet malt and adjunct make up most of the taste. An ok amount of hops for the style, but they are overshadowed.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2010 01:30:25 | More by FreshHawk
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janubio

Spain

2.2/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330 ml. bottle, labeled "Cubanero Fuerte". Average deep golden colour, small head that doesn't hold and no lacing. Boring smell of herbs, with some sweetness from malts and chemical soap.
Watery flavor, taste of hops and herbs. Just like a typical boring mass market beer that looks like they were all the same. I wonder what makes them label this beer as "strong".

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2008 15:52:29 | More by janubio
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atis

Finland

2.48/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is quite average - golden colour with not particularly deep head. Aroma is not too pleasant - a bit sweet and malty. Taste is better, as it has nice level bitterness, but on the negative side - it is too sugary with weak and sweet aftertaste.

Overall, it is too sweet for me, would not drink again.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2008 10:47:48 | More by atis
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Suds

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown bottled with a stylized pirate on the label, this beer pours a deep gold color with a shallow head. The label indicates malted barley, water, hops, yeast, and sugar cane as ingredients. The aroma presents a moderately sweet and syurpy quality, and an old, oxidized hop smell that's not at all pleasant. The taste, however is slightly better than expected. Only moderate sweetness, despite the aroma. The beer is a bit sugary, but balanced with hops. The taste is a little thin, though, and not really rounded or developed. Small malt flavor, and only flirtatious hop bitterness leave the taste a little wanting. Medium in body. The finish is a little sweet, with an agreeable bitterness. All in all, a bit below average, but not really undrinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2008 16:10:54 | More by Suds
Cubanero Fuerte from Cerveceria Bucanero S.A.
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