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Indio - Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 19.51%


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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-12-2002)
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Small off white to tannish head just sort of sit at about a quarter inch above a clear and bright copper to bronze colored beer.

Light aroma of lightly roasted caramel malts with a yeasty almost sour edge to it.

Light roasted caramel malts taste without much else coming through with this better than average beer from south of the border.

Almost wet feeling aftertaste without much if any tastes remaining behind with this light bodied beer.

Considering that most Mexican beers like Corona, Tecate, Dos Equis, Sol, etc are pretty not good unless you add lime and maybe beer salt, this beer seems to be above average considering the source. That's still not a recommendation to run out and buy this beer, if you want a decide beer from south of the Rio Grande you should drink Negro Modelo or maybe Dos Equis Amber.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 19:39:54 | More by LXIXME
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jettjon

Florida

2.89/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle with incomprehensible date stamp. Served in a pint glass. Amber color, vigorous pour yields one finger of anemic tan head which quickly fades. Good clarity. Bready nose, doughy, hints of caramel and toasted malts. In the mouth, it's bready with a weak hop character. Water, flat-ish, possibly I got an older bottle but impossible to tell from incomprehensible "date" stamp. Overall: Flat, borderline artifical flavor, fairly drinkable. Was somewhat surprised to discover that this was a Marzen as the label gives no indication. A very low-average representation of style as I received this particular sample.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 23:40:23 | More by jettjon
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Weston19

Illinois

3.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark caramel color with sticky lacing around glass.

S: Has a hoppy, grassy, malty smell to it.

T: Corny, grassy, malty, and has a nutty after taste. Not the most flavorful beer out there but it's not bad if you're looking for something refreshing with some flavor.

M: Light and smooth. Easy drinking.

O: Not bad. It has enough flavor to make it a lawn mower beer but not enough to be memorable. I could definitely have this with some Mexican food.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 07:02:35 | More by Weston19
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Polecat41

Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer really lives up to my expectations - the best lager around! I drank Indio quite a bit when I was working in Monterrey, Mexico. I'm living in the Chicago area now & have just started to see it sold at the Jewel chain stores. This is the 3rd 12-pack I've bought in the past month (current price: $11.99). All my friends & relatives enjoy drinking it. It goes down well alone & with all kinds of food. Na zdrowie & salud to Indio!

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 01:53:52 | More by Polecat41
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elNopalero

Texas

3.76/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I remember drinking this before I got into craft beer, during trips to Mexico. Then it started showing up on shelves in the states and what can I say? Nostalgia aside, I enjoyed it. For a “dark beer” (back in those days everything was “dark” or “light”, right?) it has a malty profile but manages to stay crisp and finish clean. My best comparison would be a less-sweet Dos XX Amber, something I would drink again in the right context even.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 08:08:22 | More by elNopalero
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Pegasus

Texas

3.29/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Clear, deep amber in color with an off-white head, which soon dissipates to a scatytering of foam. Thin fine-beaded lace leaves a small ring on the glass walls.

Aroma: Lightly-toasted malts, biscuit, and some grassy hops dominate the aroma. .

Taste: Opens with lightly toasted malts, followed by a wave of mildly metallic hops. The malt ascends a bit, presenting a mild toasted dark bread flavor. Later in the taste, mildly earthy hops appear. The hops and malt bring the taste to a balanced close.

Mouth feel: A bit thin, with slightly sharp carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Not bad, but certainly not the equal of better German and American Märzen / Oktoberfest. Still, better than many commonly available Mexican beers.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Sourcing: Purchased at CEFCO in Texas in August of 2013 for $8.99/ build-your-own six-pack plus tax.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 02:01:58 | More by Pegasus
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.15/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured a thin layer of head on a clear, caramel colored body.
The aroma is heavy on the malt, lots of caramel and a touch of lemon.
The taste is mild to moderately malt sweet without any complexity though. It taste fine, just not interesting.
The texture is sticky with moderate carbonation.
Not bad, not great.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 04:34:50 | More by Fatehunter
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mjurney

Texas

3.46/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Deep copper color, clear. Lots of fine carbonation rising up. Off-white frothy head.

Aroma:
Very mild aroma. Sweetness, lightly toasted malts.

Taste:
Sweetness, bread crush, toasted, a little caramel. Bitterness is very mild. Finish is crisp, clean and dry. Body is light, crisp, clean, refreshing, dry, well carbonated.

Overall:
It's a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 06:45:04 | More by mjurney
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vickersspitfire

Texas

3.54/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out a dark copper color with hues of amber and is filled with mild carbonation and topped off with a white head roughly one finger thick and thins out into a small ring of lacing. Wheat, mild hops and light grass aromas come through. It’s crisp and light bodied, sweet overall with just a hint of bitterness. The malts are present, not much hops- some fruits do come through, not a bad tasting beer. It is rather dry, very smooth and goes down well, I have to admit this is much better than I was expecting!

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 02:56:54 | More by vickersspitfire
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.56/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

4.1% ABV: 1.2 Litre bottle drank off the coast of Mexico in my Cunard Stateroom on 31 Jan 2013.

I really enjoyed this: it had a good amber body and was clean and clear looking, a thin off-white head sat on top of each pour.

Maltier than I expected and overall a fine (for such a cheap brew) beer. Refreshing and tasty (the malts giving it some flavour and sweetness, the hops giving some bite).

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 13:09:40 | More by BlackHaddock
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.04/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Props to my father-in-law for bringing this brew back from a recent trip.

A - Pours a dark copper colour, finger of head wit little retention or lacing.

S - Nose is mild, dominated by sweet corn, brown sugar and light caramel.

T - There is a surprising amount of flavour given the style and brewery, burnt sugar and caramel, hints of smokey notes, and leafy greens.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.

O - A tasty brew that's easy drinking, though doesn't boast a flavour profile that will blow you away. An easy drinking brew that has more flavour than the other more popular brews from the country, and will pair well with the daunting heat.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 02:25:10 | More by andrenaline
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.3/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and bread. Taste is much the same with a slightly sweet fruity flavor on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is a nice surprise coming out of this brewery, but not too exciting by itself.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 03:37:19 | More by UCLABrewN84
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.55/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Indio has a medium-to-thick, cream-colored head and a clear, somewhat bubbly, copper appearance. Practically no lacing is left on the glass. The aroma is faint, but one can pick up sweet brown bread. Taste is of brown bread, sugar, and corn husk. Bitterness is at a minimum. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Indio finishes mostly dry and crisp. Overall, this is pretty dull. I suppose it’s worth checking out, though.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 15:23:45 | More by RonaldTheriot
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DamianX13

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is exactly what it wants to be(actually, I have no idea if it is, but it is exactly what i want it to be). It is nice and refreshing while still holding a good amount of flavor. Caramel and biscuit and a good amount of carbonation. Best Mexican beer I've had. Love this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 04:01:56 | More by DamianX13
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flagmantho

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16oz can into a glass goblet. Indio seems to be everywhere in Mexico.

Appearance: rich amber hue with a haze-free body and a moderate effervescence. Head was thin and dissipated quickly; sad, because the color is so spot-on.

Smell: light malty aroma with a hint of caramel sweetness and a dash of biscuity character. Since I'm not a big fan of biscuit, the light hint here gives it an Oktoberfest quality without pushing it over the edge. Decent!

Taste: like the aroma, it's quite light, although there's a nicely balanced character between sweetness and a drier, biscuity quality. It's actually not too bad.

Mouthfeel: light body with a big, if evanescent, carbonation. I like it, though I'd like it better with a little more body.

Overall: a highly drinkable and largely without-flaw beer. Not as robust as most Oktoberfests, but it's decent right down the line.

Serving type: can

10-29-2012 22:53:41 | More by flagmantho
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Halcyondays

California

2.25/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a nice medium amber, with a small white head. Poor head retention, no lace. The nice colour is all this has going for it.

S: Sweet Munich style malt, caramel, classic nose for the style.

T: Very grainy, light flavour. Mild malt and carbon dioxide. Quite disappointed given the promise of the nose.

M: Light-bodied, very fizzy odd carbonation. Seltzer like for sure.

O: I was intrigued by a new Mexican beer, in a Fest style no less. This reminds me a lot of Victoria, a lovely classic nose gives me hope then the flavour and mouthfeel stink for the most part. No real off-flavours, I can finish the bottle, just wish there was more than basically a light lager here. Frankly, I'd prefer a Corona over this, the carbonation in this beer is just weird.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 04:43:15 | More by Halcyondays
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Dig that new label, padre-o. This stuff pours a clear bronze-copper topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises dry wheat (some of it sorta funky), corn, light grass, and light biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, with the biscuit coming through a tad toasted. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally smooth and fluid feel. Overall, a fairly boring little beer, but still one of the most enjoyable offerings from south of the Rio Grande.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 16:51:43 | More by TMoney2591
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

2.93/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

355ml bottle poured into pint glass 30/8/12

A clear dark copper with very little for bubbles, foam or lace, looks pretty still, just a very thin film that´s gone in seconds

S caramels, some bread crust but has a slightly off smell, not quite skunked but on its way, some damp cardboard

T tastes slightly better then it smells, more caramel malt and less cardboard, slightly nutty

M has some body too it and more bubbles then I could see in the glass, not bad in this department

O other then a sub par smell this ones drinkable, nothing special but much better then all the yellow Mexipiss I´ve had lately

pretty average but that puts it above average for this part of the world.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 17:11:07 | More by wordemupg
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pkalix

California

3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

all previous reviews are dead on. better than the 'typical' mexican brew, but still a light version of what the rest of the world refers to as BEER. color is nice, but no head, no trace of head and sits in the glass like a commercial wine. a little tastier than the 'yellow' stuff you normally find in the supermarket but still not something i would spend money on to bring home a full pack of six (as i expect they are normally sold). not bad and would be a great addition to a lazy picnic or bbq with friends or in-laws you dont particularly care for.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 01:07:21 | More by pkalix
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Indio pours to a light copper color with some gold hues on the edges. The nose on this beer includes a little roasted malt, graininess, and grassiness. Foam is moderate to low, and doesn’t hold itself together for very long.

Indio offers flavors like carmal and toffee malt, light roast, crisp toasted malt, a touch of breadiness, and some light herbal hops. There is a slight bite in the finish, but it is short lived and the taste returns quickly to that of sweet malts.

Indio is a thin- bodied brew. It has some of the characteristics of a good beer, but the thinness will spoil the experience for some. Still, it is better than most other Mexican brew and it has enough positive qualities to make it worth trying. It is a good introductory craft beer and a good option when you want to serve something better than the standard, everyday beer but also don’t want to offend anyone.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 19:47:20 | More by BryanCarey
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.33/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

25 floz. bottle. Lager glass. (From my notes: Bought at “Mexican Week” in a mall. Enjoyed at home). Brownish amber color. Chill haze. Off-white, large bubbled, froth creates a two finger crown. Not much retention. Caramel malt, sweet malt, slightly hoppy aromas. Flavor as expected from aromas: sweet maltiness & moderate toasted touch. Herbal & earthy hops provide subtle bitterness. Medium to light body. Medium to high carbonation. Fizzy & watery. Refreshing & drinkable. Nice pairing in Summer with Mexican food.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 03:32:28 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First reviewing a saved brew from my trip, then adding my notes of this same beer.

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is amber, suprisingly good head, light tan in color.

Smell is mild caramel malt, but thin, with grainy undertones.

Taste is thin, light caramel malts, lighter malt backbone with just thing graininess.

Mouthfeel is solid for a lager, slight caramel sweetness what would probably be a too crisp beer, that said a touch too carbonated.

Overall, just a thin caramel lager that looks very good; some solid malt flavors and backbone are just lacking

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 02:41:39 | More by mvanaskie13
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Zorro

California

3.2/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear dark amber to light brown colored beer with a small tan colored head.

Smell is sweet and malty with a grassy hop aroma. Toasted grain and nut with a little toffee. There is a caramel aroma to this.

Starts out dry and yeasty. Toasted grain with a medium grassy hop flavor. Little bit of bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall certainly easy to drink but the flavor doesn't deliver what the smell promises.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 00:22:37 | More by Zorro
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Douberd

Netherlands

2.33/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle of 355 ml, ABV 4.1% , reviewed live.
On a google search some days ago for mexican beers to try while at the Yucatan peninsula I came onto one saying that Indio is really for the low class, Indio blooded. Racist, I know. Colour is really impressive, dark amber, and there I was, thinking it would be just another immitation of Corona like beers. No head whatsoever though and no lacing.
I was expecting some caramel on the aroma, based on the colour and yes it's there, only not so obvious as with other beers of the kind. But with a swirl of the glass it is traceable, you have to try a bit hard though to distinguish it.
Untill now a positive impression, on the taste front though, not much to report. Pleasantly drinkable but it's as you drink water, seriously, it is tasteless.
Watery also on the palate and very light carbonation.
Overall, if they can add some more taste I can see it turning into a serious challenger for other mexican beers out there.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 23:12:50 | More by Douberd
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shivtim

Georgia

2.05/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Picked up a bottle in Mexico City.
Really odd 1970's space future pyramid lego. Like a Disney ride logo in Tomorrowland.

Amber-ish clear color, no head.
Nose is grainy malt. Maybe some slight hops.

Taste is metallic malts, again a tiny hint of hops. Tastes mostly like a macro lager. Not much there.

Pass.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 23:58:28 | More by shivtim
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