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Tempus Reserva Especial - Cerveceria Primus

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Tempus Reserva Especial
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BA SCORE
82
good

14 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 26.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Mexico

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bunbury on 04-23-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BretSikkink:
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3.03/5  rDev -14.2%

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.

BretSikkink, Mar 22, 2012
More User Reviews:
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3.35/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

BeerAdvocate, Jul 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +41.6%

abecuellar, Mar 04, 2013
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3.08/5  rDev -12.7%

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.

EgadBananas, Jun 21, 2011
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1/5  rDev -71.7%

eugeniogp, Oct 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

jaimenavarrog, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

bunbury, Apr 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

DGR, Aug 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +41.6%

Jonathankorenfeld, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

WildMaverick1200, Jul 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15%

Dactrius, Apr 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

readbaron, Dec 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Kirian, Jul 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Lgarciaosuna, Apr 11, 2014
Tempus Reserva Especial from Cerveceria Primus
82 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.