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Death Rides A Pale Horse - Los Muertos Brewing

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 15.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Los Muertos Brewing visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ZEB89 on 08-13-2013)
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Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -7.1%

djrn2, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.45/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has some hints of amber hues along with faint bits of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that rapidly dissipated, leaving only a few bubbles on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Faint aromas of biscuit malts are present in the nose along with notes of grain and weak amounts of fruity yeast.
T: The taste has flavors of biscuit and pale malts along with hints of fruity yeast. There are faint amounts of noticeable bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and seems to have just enough underlying hops to prevent this from being too malty.

metter98, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

kjkinsey, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

ygtbsm94, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

kylehay2004, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.86/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

11.2 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Best Before: 100414. Jiminy Cricket, what a shelf-life!A

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark golden body with fizzy carbonation that doesn't really scare up much of a head.

Smell: Morningtime cereal, unappealing grains, a bit of corn -- culminating in a scent reminiscent of Corn Pops.

Taste: Cereal notes, sweet and with a bit of graininess. Handful of dehydrated corn kernels. Thankfully, it's not quite sugary. Twangy papery vibe. A little pop of herbal hops. Drying, grainy, though with a last little drop of corn syrup on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus, soda-like carbonation.

Overall: The marketing and bottle cap were the only real highlights of this beer experience.

ChainGangGuy, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.16/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Part four of my initial encounter with this brewery. The first three have been pretty sad meetings, but hope, for whatever reason, remains. The blonde pours a clear straw-brass topped by a finger of relatively short-lived off-white foam. The nose comprises cornmeal, light flowers, and a pinch of vague grain. The taste holds notes of dried honey, very light sweet biscuit, mild grass, and plenty of flowers. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, though nothing special, this isn't really a bad blonde ale. Sure, it's on the blander side, but that's kinda what the style is known for nowadays, for better or worse. I( could actually see drinking more of this, though it would be far from my first choice. Its only remaining cohort, the hefeweizen, comes next...

TMoney2591, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.34/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

probably the best of the three los muertos beers ive had, still far from the best craft blondes out there, but a league better than the other mexican swill. fuller bodied looking bright yellow color to this, with a soap suds head an inch high. a very sweet nose, with some metallics as well, grainy and smooth, simple. the flavor is also a little metallic, but i like the full body on a blonde. it gives the beer a year round functionality that most dont have. the flavor though is quite sweet, like it needs more time to clean up, and the ale yeast gives a stale cracker flavor to the middle of this. not bad at all though, and the best ive had from these guys. their artwork is fabulous, but the beer inside their bottles still needs a little work if it wants to compete in the craft market here.

StonedTrippin, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

MarkyMOD, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of XmnwildX12
1.75/5  rDev -45.8%

XmnwildX12, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
4.03/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I forget where I first heard of this series, but as soon as I saw the label art, I was hooked! I spent over half of my naval career in California and one friend's wife had a collection of Dia de los Muertos figurines that was simply astounding. I amassed a small collection during many trips to TJ, but they have become lost. I would like a Dia de los Muertos tattoo to add to my collection.

From the bottle: "Day of the Dead Beer[/]Cerveza De Los Muertos".

Ah, the dead honey honey on the label with her braided blonde pigtails does something for me. Cowgirl and Reverse Cowgirl are my favorite positions as I am lazy and don't want to do all of the work. No complaints thus far. C'mon, baby, mount up and let's ride!

It's a twist-off cap!?! Aw, baby, I thought of you as more than just a twist! She seems to like it rough, so I grabbed her by the bottom and turned her upside down to see what would happen. I got a massive three-plus fingers of dense, rocky, eggshell-white head with great retention for my troubles, that's what. Wow, you talk about a Blonde, she was it! A gorgeous sunshine-yellow (SRM = 5) with button brightness. She was really cold and told me to enjoy her quickly as she does not like to get hot as the results are neither pleasant nor pretty. Aye aye, doll face. She had a grassy, Noble hops quality on the nose along with a biscuit maltiness and I was anticipating having some fun with her. The taste was more honey-like than I expected and I was really reminded more of a German Pils, which is not a bad thing, IMHO. Mouthfeel was silky smooth and I found myself really plowing into her. Her resultant grin was disconcerting, to say the least, but I chucked her under the chin and gazed into her deep-blue eyes. The finish left us both finished and she wandered off in search of a pale horse to ride as I contemplated the semi-sweet beauty of which I had just partaken. I found it quite pleasant and I would recommend putting it in a CAN, especially with the fantastic label art.

woodychandler, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.34/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle from World Market, dated BB 7 May 2014, so presumably plenty fresh. Served in a lager glass.

Pours light golden-amber color with excellent clarity and a proportionate off-white head that leaves plenty of soapy lacing on the glass.
Aroma: light APA.
The flavor opens with caramel and light malts, with herbal hops coming out in the finish and aftertaste.

Medium-light bodied with medium, coarse carbonation.

Overall: a fine looking Mexican blonde with a slightly ramped up hop/malt ratio.

chinchill, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 330mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a light haze, strong effervescence and two fingers of pillowy ivory foam. I really don't know what more you can ask of a blonde ale.

Smell: very light aroma with a little sweetness, a little grain, and no hops. No complexity here, but no big flaws either.

Taste: malt is quite sweet; there is corn flavor here, but it's not over the top. Again, hops and complexity are nonexistent. You could do a lot worse for a blonde ale, though.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good carbonation and a pretty satisfying creaminess.

Overall: not much going on here, but it is highly drinkable. I can imagine quaffing 8 or 10 of these in the Mexican sun.

flagmantho, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Boone757, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of ZEB89
3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appeared golden, almost straw colored. There was one finger of a crisp, white head. Slightly cloudy, but pretty much clear. Smelled strongly of malts. Had hints of citrus and biscuit smells Tasted of citrus and malt. Very light and simple for a blonde ale. Had a good amount of carbonation and was relatively sharp to the palate. Overall an average blonde ale, bottle art and cap were keepers though.

ZEB89, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of enelson
3/5  rDev -7.1%

enelson, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.71/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Death Rides a Pale Horse Blonde Ale has a thin, white head, a clear, deep golden, bubbly appearance, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, candy-like malt, a slight caramel, and a background "beer" aroma. Taste is of sweet, candied malt, caramel, butter glaze, and a pleasant, low-profile bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Death Rides a Pale Horse Blonde Ale finishes dry, refreshing, and easy drinking. Overall, this is a nice one.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of Zach136
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Zach136, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of richkrull
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

richkrull, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of ummswimmin
3/5  rDev -7.1%

ummswimmin, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of khargro2
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

khargro2, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Kerrie
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Kerrie, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of LJWalker
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

LJWalker, May 15, 2014
Photo of Kunstman
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Kunstman, May 02, 2014
Photo of JoeMans
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

JoeMans, Apr 27, 2014
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Death Rides A Pale Horse from Los Muertos Brewing
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