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Immortal Beloved - Los Muertos Brewing

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78
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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 17.58%


Brewed by:
Los Muertos Brewing visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: metter98 on 09-04-2013)
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kojevergas

Texas

3.18/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with okay label art and twist-off pressure cap acquired at a local cornerstore last week and served into a conical Pinthouse Pizza pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given the brewery. 5.5% ABV per the label.

Served cold - at fridge temp. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a four finger wide head of white colour. A bit thinner than would be ideal. Subpar creaminess and frothiness. Inconsistent spotty lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head slowly recedes. Head retention is good - about 6 minutes.

Body colour is a translucent nontransparent murky copper of average vibrance. No floating yeast particles or sediment is visible. Appears well-carbonated.

Overall, it's a bit disconcerting. A good hefeweizen is always a hazy orange with good vibrance, and this is far from on the mark. It's a pleasant enough appearance in a general sense, but it's far from conventional.

Sm: Fresh wheat, a hint of stale orange peel, flaked wheat, starches, coriander, banana, and a hint of clove. It's not as yeasty as I'd like. It's an interesting aroma for the style and I'm looking forward to trying it. A pleasant if surprisingly dry aroma of average strength.

No alcohol or overt hop character is detectable. If anything I get a bit of hoppy fruitiness.

T: Flaked wheat, banana, clove, faint orange peel, fruity hop character, clean barley. It's surprisingly well balanced and has a nice taste. The starchiness from the aroma is luckily absent here. I like it.

Very cohesive, but not quite gestalt. Has nice complexity and subtlety for a hefeweizen. It's not real intricate or nuanced, however. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

Mf: Too dry and starchy. Also probably too coarse for a hefeweizen. Overcarbonated. Unrefreshing. Medium body. Decent presence on the palate.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh.

Overall, this texture complements the taste decently. It's not the juicy, refreshing, über-drinkable mouthfeel featured in the best hefeweizens, but it'll do.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. It's an enjoyable hefeweizen but isn't without its flaws. I wouldn't buy it again - at least not here in Texas where there's a good market for hefeweizens, but it's not bad for the price point and you could do worse in terms of Mexican hefeweizens.

C

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 22:16:14 | More by kojevergas
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.04/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I forget when and where I discovered this series, but I was immediately struck by the label art. I hope that someone at Los Muertos is reading this and will CANsider putting these beers in CANs as the art would look fantastic in this format.

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

This label is a little disturbing. Is the groom trying to give the bride a hickey or is he a closet zombie, taking a bite from her neck? Either way, she seems to be enjoying herself with her head tilted,her right arm thrown back, her eyes closed and a gentle smile playing across her ruby lips. I guess that once you are dead and immortal anything goes. I will report back when my time comes.

I could see some sediment in the punt of the bottle so I really agitated it before I unscrewed the top. I got two fingers of soapy, tawny head that quickly fell away to a skim. Color was a cloudy yellowish-orange, like fresh-pressed apple cider (SRM = > 13, < 17). Nose smelled like banana bread - very banana-like but with a strong bready malt presence. Hefeweizen remains one of my least favorite styles, but I am trying very hard to give them a chance. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was definitely more banana than bready malt. I dislike banana, either artificially or as a byproduct of the yeast strain. It irks me because I know that a hefeweizen that is fermented under lager conditions will be clove-forward in its esters and I really dig that. This was pretty run-of-the-mill as far as I was concerned. Finish was semi-sweet, not cloying (thank Bob!) and drinkable, but one would be my limit. I am willing to revisit this if they begin to CAN our loving couple.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 17:53:29 | More by woodychandler
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 33 cl bottle into a weizen.

A: Golden hue. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly white head. Settles quickly. Plenty of rising effervescence, and pockets of bubbles cling to the sides of the glass. Some fair lacing mostly retreats back into the body of the brew.

S: Sourdough, yeast, and plenty of lemon citrus.

T: Wheat, with a little bite, some lemon citrus, a bit of butterscotch, and cotton candy.

M: Light, but full bodied. Diacety in the finish.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is pretty decent. Fair head, and some okay lacing. Characteristic nose of doughy and citrusy character. Wheat with a little citrus, but more buttery sweet and candy sweet components. Overall, this is decent quaff.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 05:10:59 | More by bmwats
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.46/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains bananas, wheat, light caramelized malts, some citrus and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some mild sweetness comes in from flavors of bananas, citrus and caramel. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth but a bit watery, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style. It's not a bad beer, but there are definitely several other options in the style that I would choose first.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 21:17:06 | More by TheManiacalOne
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottled stamped BEST BEFORE 050914 served in a snifter.
Pours with almost no head. Lightly hazy even just a tiny bit of sediment left in the bottle.
True enough to style to be easily recognized as a Hefeweizen. Banana, clove and wheat are dominant. A bit thin and sweet, rather astringent, and not as soft as hoped. Otherwise, not bad.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 22:56:50 | More by chinchill
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

And here my initial Los Muertos impressions come to an end. Been a long, pathetic trip, for the most part, so hopes aren't exactly high for the hef. Still, what must be done must be done. This stuff pours a mostly clear brass topped by a finger of short-lived off-white foam. The nose comprises mild wheat, what may or may not be a dash of clove, light almond (the hell?), and a half-twist of vague citrus. The taste generally brings in more of the same, with more distinct citrus (leaning orange here), an addition of banana, and a lack of tat strange almond character. The body is a light medium, with a rather light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a nice enough hef, I suppose, but definitely nothing to get off the couch for. And so ends my trip through these newcomers. Bottom line: I'm nowhere close to impressed. Oh well...

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 06:05:00 | More by TMoney2591
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metter98

New York

3.73/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving only some wispy lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of bananas are present in the nose along with some hints of wheat.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is dominated by flavors of bananas from the yeast and has hints of the underlying wheat. No clove-like spices are detectable.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer might not look like a traditional hefeweizen and lacks the champagne-like effervescence but the smell and taste are true to the style. It's easy to drink and isn't a bad Mexican representation of a Bavarian style.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 00:34:37 | More by metter98
Immortal Beloved from Los Muertos Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.