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Candelaria Classic - Bogota Beer Company

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BA SCORE
84
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Colombia

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Andreji on 06-30-2003

This is our most refreshing beer. Blonde and smooth, sort of English ale, with 5% alcohol. Classic English pub beer. With more flavor than the traditional blondes.
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by SickGnar:
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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Rich yellow, clear, lots of fair size bubbles rising in streams to a small bright white head that falls fast. Skim retains nicely & leaves a good bit of lacing.

S: Quite nice & inviting fresh milled malted barley with a grainy and sort of honey-like sweetness, some light crystal/caramel, & a touch of biscuit. Hint of hops way in the background. Ghost hint of esters if you hunt for them.

T: Very fresh base malty taste. Rounded out by some biscuit, a touch of a honey-like sweetness, and a hint of dry cracker. Hops are leafy & grassy, and just a pinch herbal when they first push through in the middle. Initially somewhat restrained bitterness. Through the end & finish they grow notably more bitter, more herbal, & even gain a woody hint. Whisper of light fruitiness floating around the edges.

M: Just barely medium body with balanced & matched carbonation. Refreshing with a very straight-ahead & "classic" feel. Nicely hop drying in the finish with just enough umph to encourage another drink.

D: Nice transition of aromas & flavors. Very balanced & highly drinkable. I'd call it a summer bitter (or a quite bitter, very pale mild). Too hoppy for a cream ale. And blonde is more a US style, and this is rather British. Mostly though, I want another one – highly sessionable.

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Picked up as part of a sixer that included Monserrate Roja and Candalaria Classica along with a BBC imperial pint. This brew is listed here on BA as a cream ale but the bottle actually says it is a blonde kolsch, never-the-less, let's give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a very grape like kolsch smell. Pours into a SAPP to a very white, nearly pinot grigio color with a bright white two finger head. Taste is very dry and unoffending. Spot on for the style. This is a great lighter beer to accompany seafood or to be imbibed in the heat.

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great beer. Pours a pale and intense golden colour completely translucid and with a little head that lasts very shortly. The smell is strongly citrusy and also reflects much of the hops present. The taste, very refresing, first off gives a slight carbonation mouthfeel and the beer, with perhaps a mild predominance of the hops, shows a range from the alcohol to the malt and some fruityness. It may well be very drinkable, it's a good beer undoubtedly.

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Pale yellow color with a thin head with a low retention.
Light aroma of malt, vanilla and floral notes.
Flavor is more interesting, though it is a Kolsch, so don’t expect something bold. Taste of fresh pale malt and notes of white wine with gaz and herbs. A bit citrusy going on. Mildly dry aftertaste with low bitterness.
Light body with a good carbonation and small bubbles.
Faithful to style, light and refreshing.

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Candelaria Classic from Bogota Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.