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

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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 19.88%
Wants: 9
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
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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.

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

macrosmatic, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of Douberd
2.33/5  rDev -28.7%

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.

Douberd, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of RobMor
4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

RobMor, Mar 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

xnapshot, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of shivtim
2.05/5  rDev -37.3%

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.

shivtim, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of iohann
4/5  rDev +22.3%

iohann, Jan 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Joaco, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of zeledonia
2.23/5  rDev -31.8%

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.

zeledonia, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of davidtarantino
2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

davidtarantino, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of FosterJM
3.05/5  rDev -6.7%

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.

FosterJM, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

BankerNes, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +52.9%

CEDAMA, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

For it's price this is great beer, much better than Corona and on par with the more expensive Victoria. With an amber color, tasteful flavor, clean body and darker finish than most Mexican beers (other than Bohemia), Indio is great option when deciding on beers in Mexico. It's quite unfortunate that it is not exported.

santiagojmolina, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of BretSikkink
3.18/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

BretSikkink, Aug 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

Cerveza Indio acquired from Tijuana BC
Poured from bottle into a standard British pint-glass.

Appearance: Color is amber the head is soapy and light in color.

Aroma: Not much of an aroma, smells typical of its style. There is some burnt malts in this one

Mouthfeel: Thin to medium bodied well carbonated.

Taste: Grany corn and malt-like taste. This beer tastes great for its price.

Overall: This, needless to say, is no craft beer so it is nothing to rave about. Nevertheless, this is perhaps the perfect Mexican session beer. It is a good summer beer quite refreshing and inexpensive if you can get it. It is available throughout different regions of Mexico, I am not sure if it has made the states yet though.

ChanChan, Jun 21, 2011
Photo of hopsolutely
3.1/5  rDev -5.2%

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.

hopsolutely, May 14, 2011
Photo of BasementBer
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

This was my favorite beer in mexico. Mostly cause i knew it wasnt going to be corona. I also was a bit naive in enjoying their art labels on the 2010 bottles.

A: Pours a amber to brown color, medium to no head and absolutely no lacing.

S: Grainy, no discernable hop notes. Predominantly sweet malts.

T: Caramel, but light.

M: Fizzy lifting drink. Goes down fast and finishes quickly.

D: This beer has a bit more going on than your typical mexican beach beer, but it does serve a purpose of being refreshing and it is.

BasementBer, Apr 20, 2011
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4.55/5  rDev +39.1%

i too was in monterey on buisiness and never saw this beer before. So i had to try it .. This would be the second best taste to bohemia. Same brewery but a little darker and more caramel taste to it. Less foam but such a good punch packed in this bottle. Well worth the trial if you happen to find this beer somewhere. ive never seen it in the states though !!

atorres600, Dec 24, 2010
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3.38/5  rDev +3.4%

Day 1 of ? in Mexico
Monterrey for work!
Saw this on the menu and never heard of it... so.

A: Pours a nice dark rust color and very little foam, slight laceing.

S: Lights malty smells rise from glass very little hop scent.

T: Carmel and malty.

M: Very little carbonation med to heavy body.

D: Smooth and went well with my Fajitas.

nukem5, May 04, 2010
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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.

akorsak, Jan 22, 2010
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3.7/5  rDev +13.1%

A: Dark brown color with amber hues backlighting, the foamy head look like a dark cloud, good retention, i like the logo;

S: Sweet, malt and toffee;

T: Begin with sweet malt and maple syrup, then roasted malt and toffee again, the sweetness is countered with a few earth hops;

M: Refreshing, well carbonated and medium body, left the mouth caramelized;

D: Tasty to take it with grilled meat, i drink this beer at the famous cabaret of Monterrey known as "el infinito" jeje.

roddwolff, Dec 05, 2009
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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.

jrallen34, Nov 25, 2009
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3.35/5  rDev +2.4%

12 oz. bottle poured into a glass. Purchased a six-pack of this at the small store at our resort in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.

A-Pours a dark copper-brown beer, quite clear. Off-white to light-tan head rose large-bubbled off the pour and dissipated almost instantly to nothing, even with the constant stream of bubbles rising up.

S-A very slight toasty chocolate, on top of a base of graininess.

T-Grainy malt with a bit of something toasty-choco-sweet, similar to the nuances in the aroma. Bitterness is present, though subtle, with something a bit herbal/earthy, very slight. Finishes with a residual tasty sweetness, crisp.

M-Medium-light body, not much to it, but still a little something. Carbonation is medium-high to high, probably just a bit too much, to the point of almost harsh.

D-Quite drinkable. It's got some refreshing aspects to it, while setting itself apart from the bulk of Mexican brews available with its greater depth of malty, spicy flavor.

CHSLBrew, Nov 06, 2009
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3.23/5  rDev -1.2%

Another beer I had at Acapulco

Nice amber color with a very clear head. Looks actually very cool.

Rather soft smell of grain and a bit of caramel sweetness

The taste is a bit on the bland side, with a small amount of malt and grainy sweetness. Not much bitterness to speak of. Absolutely not bad taste, just weak; as if though it needed more punch.

Mild carbonation and slightly watery feel.

This beer redeems with great drinkability. Perfect compliment for hot weathers and heavy foods.

Definitely not a bad beer, it's just bland and wimpy. I keep feeling that it needs more flavor. I recommend it if there's nothing better to drink.

WildMaverick1200, May 30, 2009
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3.08/5  rDev -5.8%

A: Drank this a lot last month while in Oaxaca, but never poured it out of the bottle. So the appearance as best as I can describe is "brown bottle, pretty neat label."

S: Again with it always in the bottle the nose was limited, but there is some maltiness and maybe a bit of fruit.

MF: Pretty thin, but better than most Mexican beers.

T: It's mostly malt with a slight touch of hops bitterness. The finish is like water.

Overall: It's one of the better Mexi beers I've had and you can drank a lot of 'em while on the beach. It's nothing special, but it sure goes down nice after a shot of roadside mezcal!

jkendrick, Apr 15, 2009
Indio from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
75 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.