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

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219 Ratings
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 19.82%
Wants: 11
Gots: 38 | 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:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-12-2002

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Photo of Fatehunter
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.

Photo of zonker17
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of jgunther71
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of matjack85
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
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

Photo of Pegasus
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.

Photo of BretSikkink
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.

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of macrosmatic
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of elNopalero
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.

Photo of djaeon
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of tbryan5
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of FreshHawk
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of HalfFull
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.

Photo of avisong
2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of Chucker17
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of brandon911
3.14/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of pkalix
3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

all previous reviews are dead on. better than the 'typical' mexican brew, but still a light version of what the rest of the world refers to as BEER. color is nice, but no head, no trace of head and sits in the glass like a commercial wine. a little tastier than the 'yellow' stuff you normally find in the supermarket but still not something i would spend money on to bring home a full pack of six (as i expect they are normally sold). not bad and would be a great addition to a lazy picnic or bbq with friends or in-laws you dont particularly care for.

Photo of zeledonia
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.

Photo of pmcadamis
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!

Photo of JMBSH
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of bbadger
2/5  rDev -39%

Photo of Danobold
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
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.

Indio from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
76 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.