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La Calavera Catrina - Garage Project

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La Calavera Catrina
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Reviews: 2
Hads: 5
Avg: 3.63
pDev: 20.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Garage Project
New Zealand (Aotearoa) | website

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer | 6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: spicelab on 12-06-2013

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 5
Reviews by spicelab:
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3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear and bright golden straw with a robustly forming white head that retreats slowly with the odd fleck of lace. After all that, the bead is subdued.

Nose shows plenty of classic lager graininess with quite prominent watermelon mixing with some ester-like honey sweetness. The rosewater gets easier to identify over the course and blends very well with the watermelon. In all it's an elegant combination.

Taste starts with a rush of rosewater and watermelon before the chilli descends. Although cutting and scratchy, the chilli doesn't completely sweep away the rest of the palate, with the rosewater starting to reassert at the finish.

Very light entry before the chilli texture kicks in. Carbonation seems subdued, but is hard to discern behind the chilli.

Pretty solid idea well executed. Although I'm a chilli fan, I have to acknowledge that I'd prefer this with half or less of the amount used.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of deniserat
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Angerhaus
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADZA
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The one thing about Garage Project is their labels rock and this one pours a clear golden honey hue with a fluffy non lasting three finger head and only a feint rim of lacing yeah it looks so so,the smell is definitely more complex its a blend of honey,the chillies are quite prominent and also your typical lager graininess,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice moderate carbonation and the tastes are honey,rosewater,habernero chillies,a slight hit and I mean slight of watermelon I mean its there but I thought it be more prominent and it finishes with a lingering chillie warmingness and overall it's one of those beers that I enjoyed but certainly not Garage Project's finest brew and at the price not good enough to make me thinking its worth it cheers.

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Photo of GarthT
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

La Calavera Catrina from Garage Project
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.