Hatuey Cuban Style Ale - Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.

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Hatuey Cuban Style AleHatuey Cuban Style Ale

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27 Ratings

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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 2.83
pDev: 27.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 12-04-2011

No notes at this time.
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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 7
Reviews by BeerAdvocate:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
1.74/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #60 (Jan 2012):

LOOK: Sparkling gold

SMELL: Rough grain, herbal, chemical, caramel, nougat

TASTE: Smooth, muted hop bitterness, grainy, chemical, dry, overripe apple, husky grain, bitter, yeast

Industrial comes to mind; bitter and hardly drinkable. Why is there a need for sulfites? This beer is just a hodgepodge of odd or off flavors. We can't imagine what Hatuey tasted like back in 1927 when the brand was originally brewed. Bacardi U.S.A. should stay out of the beer business.

More User Reviews:
Photo of metter98
2.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is clear deep yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pale malts are present in the nose along with bits of sweetness.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of lake malts along with notes of sweetness and hints of apples and bitterness.
M: It feels a bits shy of being medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has some unusual smoothness for the style, reminding me a little like an American Pale Lager. It is easy to drink, but nothing really stands out as being interesting in the smell or taste.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of tikk
1.67/5  rDev -41%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Looks like a cloudy IPA. Smells off like stall soured malts, slight hops in the background. Tastes awful stale hops, some sort of chemical and leaves a dry lingering taste on the tongue. Avoid at all costs

Photo of mikeg67
2.36/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle at Cuban restaurant, NYC. Pours deep golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy, white head. Aroma is of sweet, juicy malt, apples. Body is medium and smooth. Herbal hops are present on the palate as well as sweet malt, somewhat salty. Finish is long and dry. It was worth to try once.

Photo of hogrider
2.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

First time I tried this beer I was impressed; it pours to a yellow ochre and forms a half inch head that quickly dissipates, the scent of hops and some citrus hits my nose; somewhat bitter and little carbonation is detected as I had my first mouthful. I goes down easy and it is refreshing; this is a beer I’d had at a summer time picnic or after gardening in a hot summer’s day…and remember folks to support your local brewery DRINK BEER!

Photo of delgotit99
3.75/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is not that bad

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured chilled in short lager glass

A: dark orange, good head (2 finger), good carbonation, decent lacing
S: light, a bit tinny overtones to a malt-based aroma
T: honey; nice light touch of dark-roasted barley (doesn't come through in the color); bitter; a bit off-balance; not enough malt?

A decent ber.

Hatuey Cuban Style Ale from Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.
71 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.