Indio - Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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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.
02-02-2012 23:58:28 | More by shivtim
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.
12-26-2011 04:19:18 | More by zeledonia
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
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.
08-28-2011 17:28:52 | More by santiagojmolina
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.
08-26-2011 02:37:08 | More by BretSikkink
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.
06-21-2011 22:36:45 | More by ChanChan
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.
05-14-2011 05:39:08 | More by hopsolutely
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.
04-20-2011 18:26:53 | More by BasementBer
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 !!
12-24-2010 04:13:41 | More by atorres600
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.
05-04-2010 04:00:32 | More by nukem5
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
3.7/5 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.
12-05-2009 20:34:28 | More by roddwolff
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
3.35/5 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.
11-06-2009 17:48:13 | More by CHSLBrew
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.
05-30-2009 01:58:31 | More by WildMaverick1200
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!
04-15-2009 22:10:07 | More by jkendrick
2.85/5 rDev -12.8%
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.
07-09-2008 20:01:18 | More by HalfFull
4.13/5 rDev +26.3%
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!
06-03-2008 00:19:36 | More by pmcadamis
5/5 rDev +52.9%
My personal favourite. Good taste, good aroma, available most anywhere in Mexico, not too light
or too strong, I wish we could get it on the US side of the border, but it's ok, I enjoy going to
Mexico to see family and friends, so it's always
an excuse to bring back a case or two. Hope y'all
have a chance to try it as well when down there!
04-10-2008 06:41:30 | More by marc956
3.25/5 rDev -0.6%
Tulip Inn Ritz, Mexico City.
Considering that a Google search for ¨Mexican Craft Beer¨ yields a dire paucity of results, I was all geared up for a week of Dos Equis and Negra Modelo (which, at the end of the day, is fine). Our hotel bar had three varieties on offer: Sol, Bohemia, and Indio. I knew well enough to stay away from Sol; doing little more than flipping a mental coin I went for the Indio and was more than pleasantly surprised.
It´s an almost (almost) alelike darkish lager, smooth and caramelly and malty with a hint of something that reminds me ever-so-slightly of Leffe. I think I´ve found a winner for the week.
Aviso: It is MUCH better poured into a glass than if left in the bottle (as are most beers, I suppose...)
02-25-2008 15:01:24 | More by drperm
Indio from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
75 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.