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

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 19.57%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | 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:
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.18/5  rDev -2.8%
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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ChanChan

California

4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 22:36:45 | More by ChanChan
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
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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BasementBer

Manitoba (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2011 18:26:53 | More by BasementBer
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atorres600

California

4.55/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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 !!

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 04:13:41 | More by atorres600
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nukem5

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2010 04:00:32 | More by nukem5
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +11%
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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roddwolff

Mexico

3.7/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2009 20:34:28 | More by roddwolff
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jrallen34

Illinois

2.3/5  rDev -29.7%
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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CHSLBrew

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2009 17:48:13 | More by CHSLBrew
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WildMaverick1200

Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2009 01:58:31 | More by WildMaverick1200
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jkendrick

Colorado

3.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2009 22:10:07 | More by jkendrick
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HalfFull

California

2.85/5  rDev -12.8%
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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pmcadamis

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +26.3%
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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marc956

Texas

5/5  rDev +52.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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!

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2008 06:41:30 | More by marc956
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drperm

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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...)

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2008 15:01:24 | More by drperm
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srandycarter

California

3.15/5  rDev -3.7%
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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emerge077

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +12.5%
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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jeortizrubi

Mexico

3.78/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Es cerveza antes se llamaba cuauhtemoc, pero todo el mundo que la compraba decia dame una del indio, entonces el nombre fue cambiado a indio, su envase es ambar, su sabor es bueno sin ser lo mejor del mundo pero es una cerveza que te puedes tomar varias si que el sabor te canse. la etiqueta que usa es de papel.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2007 16:44:31 | More by jeortizrubi
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BeachRez

California

3.85/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at Mi Casa in dt Cabo San Lucas. I had never heard of it before, and didn't see it at any other places, so not sure how much distribution around the area.
Good taste. Had a little bite initially, but faded pretty quick. Not a a full tasting beer, but a solid session beer. Perfect to folllow tequila shots. Didn't get a chance to check out the color, they kept forgetting a mug, and by the third bottle, I just didn't care.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2007 20:57:54 | More by BeachRez
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moonman00

Mexico

3.28/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The rumors said this beer is made of the leftovers of the other beers that Cervecería Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma has. It is of course false, in fact it is one of the best selling beers of this brewer.

It is an every day beer(weekend) we drink it on parties and family meetings.

Pours a nice reddish-brown, with almost no head.

It smells very malty, and at the taste is bitter. It has a good drinkability, goes well with Mexican food.

Always get this beer with Cochinita Pibil, goes well with spicy plates.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2007 17:53:09 | More by moonman00
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3/5  rDev -8.3%
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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brewapprentice

Italy

1.85/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Indio is a regular beer, it is very nice to drink in a hot day at a beach, yet it is not a very good beer to drink outside thirst quenching.
It has a very watery mouthfeel and I would even dare to say that it lacks flavour.
The smell is very faint and it has a pretty high carbonation.
In my opinion it lacks bitterness or hop aroma.
I would choose negra modelo over Indio any day.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2006 03:08:25 | More by brewapprentice
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fido

Mexico

3.98/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this beer is surrounded by many misconceptions in my city; A common myth surrounding Indio is that is comes from the bottom of brewery tanks when they are cleaned, This is not the case.

I drink Indio often because is very easy to get and is a good beer.

Pours clear reddish-amber color, is darker than normal mexican lagers. Aroma is malty and fruity, taste is clean and crisp. Mouthfeel is Smooth and low carbonation. Easy drinking beer for those hot summer days.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2006 04:13:54 | More by fido
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tesguino

Mexico

4.05/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A beer from my country originally called "cerveza cuauhtemoc" and his logo includes an aztec indian "cuauhtemoc" in 3/4 view, people went recognizing it with the alias of INDIO, then the brewery choose to put the name of indio to this beer; sold commonly in my city, this beer is drink in the most of weddings, familiar celebrations, its dark amber color and its hops and bitterness smell and flavor, make this beer one of the most prefered beers on my country; good for mexican food; 100% recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2005 19:42:45 | More by tesguino
Indio from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
75 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.