Indio - Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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3.3/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
01-25-2013 03:37:19 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.03/5 rDev -7.3%
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.
10-08-2012 16:51:43 | More by TMoney2591
3.68/5 rDev +12.5%
Brought back from Mexico by a friend.
Nice light auburn coloration, it pours with a decent amount of foam. Faint lace rings the glass. Mild aroma of grainy sweetness. Not offensive, however not enticing.
Flavor is primarily malt with a slight hop finish. It has a buttery sort of mouthfeel, with a grainy aftertaste. Body is light yet still malty, good if you want to have several. It's pretty agreeable overall, probably best with a meal.
05-24-2007 22:41:44 | More by emerge077
2.25/5 rDev -31.2%
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.
10-16-2012 04:43:15 | More by Halcyondays
United Kingdom (England)
3.56/5 rDev +8.9%
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).
04-09-2013 13:09:40 | More by BlackHaddock
3.63/5 rDev +11%
A 12 oz bottle purchased at the Nueva Vallarta Wal-Mart.
A: The oktoberfestbier is a ruddy brown color, resembling Negra Modela only at first. As the pour settles, a lighter little lighter but no less opaque. A sizeable head, nearly three fingers, left scant lace behind.
S: Damn! This one actually smells like an oktoberfest. The sweet maltiness is strong, very bready with a pronounced fullness. Hops are also noticeable, one of the first times here, but only in limited quantities.
T: Firm and malty. Those three words accurately describe Indio. Darker malts, full and bready, have just a hint of residual sweetness. Otherwise, they are remarkably dry. Hops, earthy and mild, provide just enough of a kick. The malty flavors last long, emphasizing the grains. It's no German märzen but it definitely passes the sniff test.
M: The full grains are a tad abrasive in each sip, however the ample carbonation provides redress. A nice darker beer that isn't too heavy.
D: I've had two glasses and wouldn't mind a third. A nice change of pace in a land seemingly dominated by light lagers.
01-22-2010 00:03:04 | More by akorsak
3.2/5 rDev -2.1%
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.
06-30-2012 00:22:37 | More by Zorro
3.06/5 rDev -6.4%
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.
12-22-2013 19:39:54 | More by LXIXME
3/5 rDev -8.3%
I had this last night at dinner in Reynosa Mexico. I didn't know it was a marzen until I saw it just now on BA, but I guess that description fits this beer ok.
I poured the beer into a frosted mug. The beer had a burnt copper color with a thick off-white foam. Pretty transparent with no floaties.
The aroma was not too strong, just a little malty. Really there was only a mild hop bitterness in the after-taste also. Not as flavorful as I'd prefer.
Not something I'd go for too often, but not bad when the alternative is Bud, Coors, Corona, etc.
06-15-2006 21:23:49 | More by TurdFurgison
2.93/5 rDev -10.4%
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.
08-31-2012 17:11:07 | More by wordemupg
2.3/5 rDev -29.7%
I drank this from the bottle into a pint glass in Puerto Vallarta.
The pours red brown like any marzen, pretty clear with light tan head.
The aroma is very malty.
The tasty is way to sweet, too much spice and just an total unpleasant taste.
I would not drink this again.
11-25-2009 03:15:30 | More by jrallen34
3.5/5 rDev +7%
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.
10-29-2012 22:53:41 | More by flagmantho
3.08/5 rDev -5.8%
I got this at the airport in Acapulco. Pretty red/gold color with a thin head that didn't stick around too long. Light malty and fruity aroma. The flavor was a little surprising, as I tasted some fruit (particularly raspberry) when I had been expecting more of a malty, Vienna-style drink. It was not too far on the fruit beer side though and I didn't find it too bad at all. A little thinner than I normally like but a decent summer beer and a great alternative to the Corona/Modelo crowd if you can find one in Mexico.
11-12-2002 14:45:44 | More by Dogbrick
3.05/5 rDev -6.7%
963rd Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
No bottle date
Purchased at a small shop in Ensenda, MX on 11/26/11
App- Rich light brown with some amber. Looks a bit like a watered down soda with all the head and bubbles gone. The head was only about 1/2 in thick and a bit creme in color. Only a couple dots of cling.
Smell- Really there isnt a lot going on the aromatics. Really lacking but slightly dectecable was a bit of doughy malts with a bit of plum in the nose.
Taste- I think this really is the right classification for this beer. Not a mexican lager either light or dark but very much close to a marzen with the bready malts and a bit of spice. Very watery. A bit better than most mexican offerings but not something you need to seek outs. The taste reminds me much like the color of being too watery and underflavored.
Mouth- A bit of medium body with hints of watery lightness and a medium carbonation level. Leaves a malty plum flavor behind. Not bad.
Drink- Well its a Mexican beer brewed to a style of German decent. What could go wrong. I think this needed more bold flavors and to bump the ABV beyond 4.5% If say closer to 6.5 or 7% flavors could be pushed and the wateriness would be gone. Even if I go back to mexico, probably wont have this one again.
12-02-2011 05:55:56 | More by FosterJM
3.15/5 rDev -3.7%
A - MAN, lookin' good! Deep amber with beautiful white head. I thought I found the Mexi grail.
S - Ok, smell not deep and straw and light, maybe a little Corona "ish" but still deeper and more interesting than I thought.
T - This one gives you a nice malt up front, not much but water in the end. A little sour towards the end too. Torn on this beer in general.
M - Nice full mouth, good carbonation, hits all the sensors. Watery and sour in the end, tho.
D - Smuggled this up from Mexico. Nice one for tamales, but not what I would usually drink. I have heard of the Beer Factory in Mexico, I looked all over for their products. I could not find any.
If you know of these, please beer mail.
10-24-2007 04:56:27 | More by srandycarter
3.04/5 rDev -7%
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.
03-29-2013 02:25:10 | More by andrenaline
3.29/5 rDev +0.6%
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.
10-02-2013 02:01:58 | More by Pegasus
Indio from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
75 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.