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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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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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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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emerge077

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2007 22:41:44 | More by emerge077
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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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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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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2010 00:03:04 | More by akorsak
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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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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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Dogbrick

Ohio

3.08/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2002 14:45:44 | More by Dogbrick
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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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jrallen34

Illinois

2.3/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2009 03:15:30 | More by jrallen34
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2006 21:23:49 | More by TurdFurgison
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FosterJM

California

3.05/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

963rd Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
940Ml

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 05:55:56 | More by FosterJM
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srandycarter

California

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2007 04:56:27 | More by srandycarter
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Muddy and brown in color, not much head but a little lacing. Moderately attractive but not overly different from many of the darker Mexican lagers.

Somewhat bready with a faint hint of raisin and an earthiness more of malt than hops, or rather from the yeast. Munich-like but way too clean for Germany. Super faint.

The flavor is quite nondescript. Bready and slightly sweet, malt-driven but fairly light. Grainy finish, ample carbonation pulling any residual sweetness. Body is very light, mouthfeel is almost like water. At 4.5%, shouldn't be noticing any burn, and we definitely don't here.

Drinkable but a little faint unless you're putting in a good session.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 02:37:08 | More by BretSikkink
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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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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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HalfFull

California

2.85/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a glass from a bottle purchased at OXXO for 85 cents. At four bucks a pop in the hotel market for either Corona or Pacifico, I figured I'd walk a couple blocks to pursue additional options. ;) Pours an orange amber with a fizzy tan head. This goes quickly as expected, given the high carbonation.

Fair amount of medium rich malts on the nose in conjunction with notable toasted corn flavors. Tastes of light malts initially though this is soon masked as the carbonation seems to effectively reduce the surface area on the palate. Corn flavors return on the finish. Fairly drinkable but the high carbonation and corny finish detract.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2008 20:01:18 | More by HalfFull
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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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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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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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pmcadamis

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Amber-orange with a nice big two finger head of white foam. A decent amount of lace is left on my plastic beach glass, but I have a feeling that more would be there if it were in a glass-glass. The beer is hazy, and although I had no idea that this was an O-fest style beer, now that I know, this fits the style visually.

S - Sweet carrot cake and cinnamon. Mild autumn leaf hops and thick caramel malts. Smells great out here on the beach (God bless free Wi-Fi and Mexican resorts!)

T - Basically similar to the nose...carrot cake dusted with cinnamon.

M - A bit lighter than many O-Fests, but somehow that's very appropriate for the climate down here in Puerto Vallarta.

D - Perfect. I'm glad I found something down here besides Dos Equis and Tecate....although I'm sure I'll manage to ingest plenty of those below average brews too. This is the true gem of my all inclusive resort!

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2008 00:19:36 | More by pmcadamis
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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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zeledonia

Minnesota

2.23/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Tasted 23 December 2011, reviewed from notes. On a family trip to the Yucatan, and wanting to try some Mexican beers not available in the US. The odd label on this one caught my eye.

Pours a deep amber color, quite a bit darker than I expected. Clear, with minimal head and essentially no lacing. Color might be the highlight of the beer - it's a rich, warm brownish amber color.

Smell is faint lagery hops, but not much else. I can't really detect much of anything in the smell, even after letting it warm up.

Taste is more malty and a bit more potent, but still pretty weak. The bready malt character surprised me. Hard to describe the flavor because there's so little of it, and it fades really fast.

Mouthfeel is actually pretty bad. Has a tiny burst of carbonation early on, that's gone in about a second, leaving it feeling flat, dull, and sad. Maybe worse than water.

Tastes like a bland amber lager. Not terrible, but almost totally flavorless. Definitely not worse than most of the offerings around here, but not much better.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 04:19:18 | More by zeledonia
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beautiful, clear deep amber colour. Decent level of carbonation and fine bubbled head.

However no discernible aroma whatsoever and almost indistinct flavours. Missing the bready maltiness I'd expect in a Maerzen. Despite the colour, also missing the entire spectrum of caramelized flavours as well.

Certainly not the worst beer I've had in Mexico - less "adjunct" than many - but not one I'd purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 05:39:08 | More by hopsolutely
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