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Tempus Reserva Especial - Cerveceria Primus

Tempus Reserva Especial
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12 Ratings

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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 27.81%

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Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: bunbury on 04-23-2011)
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3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #59 (December 2011):

LOOK: Lively honey amber, creamy head

SMELL: Malty, sugar, caramel, soft herbal, gum

TASTE: Creamy, sweet, bready, toasty, notes of toffee, honey, maple and dates, hay, dry gummy finish

A Scottish-inspired ale from Mexico. Fairly tasty with a burst of complex sweetness up front. But unfortunately, it’s short-lived, as the beer dries up very quickly and is very light on the palate. We’d like to see a bit more malt backbone and linger. Regardless, an OK brew with decent drinkability coming from what many call a craft beer wasteland.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 17:40:50 | More by BeerAdvocate
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3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber orange color with some red highlights. Creamy foam cap with great stick and respectable lacing. Pretty good look, although I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting. Aromas of pale grain, toffee, and something…red.

The flavor is not as strong as I was hoping for out of Special Reserve (not sure what this would be reserved for) but it's got a decent body, on the light side, with high carbonation. Buttery notes throughout the middle, finishes with a pinprick of herbs amid a toffee background. Peppery alcohol notes linger on the tongue.

Light but decent, give it a shot if you're in Mexican Macro territory and this is available - pretty much my go-to advice for Tempus in general.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 01:58:19 | More by BretSikkink
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3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to luisfransico for this!

Pours a maple/dark amber color, with a light colored head, maybe a finger, but it didn't stick around for too long. Fruity esters, and a rich maltiness are the predominant aromas. Slightly fruit taste, along with more rich malts again in the taste. Not bad, but far from dynamic. Feels a bit thin and slightly stingy carbonation wise, but drinkability is not bad. In the end, there's nothing bad about it, but there's nothing that really stands out either, so it's just an average Scottish Ale. That said though, it's exciting to see where Mexican craft beer is headed.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 01:55:36 | More by EgadBananas
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12oz bottle; label has a "Craft Beer" stamp in the middle so I decided to give it a try.
I've had amazing experiences with Scottish Ale, this one was quite different, it seems to be more like a strong Amber Ale..

It has a maple color, light body and low carbonation.
Has a dry fruity after taste with almost no head when serving.

Label also has a Extra Premium statement on the side, and comparing this to other mexican brands for sure this is one.

Enjoy this one with a seafood dish.

Overall Im not impressed about this beer but focusing on the mexican market Ill say this is a great beer to enjoy if your are at Mexico D.F.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2011 19:27:22 | More by bunbury
Tempus Reserva Especial from Cerveceria Primus
82 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.