Insurgente Brown - Cerveceria Insurgente
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Reviews by BretSikkink:
3.55/5 rDev -11.7%
Quite a dark brown, initial pour is super-foamy (as was the other Insurgente beer I had - a witbier that is not on BA but I did not take notes to review. It's not very good). A cap of a solid inch lasts all the way down. Very lacy with good legs. A spectacular brown ale appearance in general.
Light aromas of toasted barley with a sweet caramel edge and a surprisingly hoppy note as well. Slightly roasted as well, goes nicely with the dark look.
Flavor is even more hoppy than the nose and completely uncharacteristic for a Mexican beer. Earthy hops with a note of pine; "darker" hop flavors. Backed up by an insistent coffee flavor - this is an interesting way to make brown; I suppose that green hops and black espresso make brown ale! Caramel malt is back there as well, but surprisingly heavy on the bitter notes. I love it, but your mileage may vary.
Body is right about medium, maybe a little light with that load of hops and astringent roasted notes. Good aftertaste and very long lasting on the tongue. This is basically a really unusual brown ale, English in a certain sense but hoppy enough for the West Coast palate - and really strange for a Mexican brewery. Got this bomber at the Beer Box Condesa in DF, and if you live in the City and love some hops, you'll need to try this one as well.
10-21-2012 02:53:35 | More by BretSikkink
More User Reviews:
3.86/5 rDev -4%
A - Deep brown hue, with a thick bone-colored head that has good retention and nice lacing. All in all a very good look for a brown ale.
S - Smell is very light, but matches the style: toasted barley, caramel, malt, a bit of coffee and, as some other have noted with surprise, a hoppy note's in there as well.
T - Matches the smell, but it's much stronger. The hops come out to the front as you drink it, but of course the predominant taste is the malt and the roasted flavors.
M - Medium, with appropiate carbonation and a crisp finish. Good aftertaste.
O - It's a good beer, both in general terms and for its style, but I admit I'm more of a hops guy than part of the roasted flavors crowd, so this isn't my favorite.
11-07-2013 06:17:16 | More by RolandoHH
4.25/5 rDev +5.7%
Purchased a 22oz bomber for $5. from the Beer Box in Tijuana and poured it into a pint glass.
A: Pours a deep mahogany unfiltered hue with a one inch tan head that sticks around for a few sips, leaving a ring of foamy bubbles around the edge for the entires glass, tons of lacing from start to finish.
S: Smell is light - bready, toasted grains, carmel malt, espresso, with a bit of mellow earthy hop to round it out.
T: Similar to the nose but flavors are bold - the hop is also much more in the mix - mossy and chlorophilic, with fresh cut grain, big time roasted coffee that is balanced damn near perfect with the sweet carmel malt. Super tasty!
M: Medium bodied, carbonated well for the style, finish is crisp and clean with a nice lingering bitterness from good amount of hops used in this one.
Real good job with this one fellas - damn tasty English style brown with a noticeable nod to the West Coast preference of flavor with all that wonderful hoppiness.
02-20-2012 18:20:48 | More by DeanMoriarty
Insurgente Brown from Cerveceria Insurgente
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