Tijuana Güera - Consorcio Cervecero De Baja California ( La Taberna TJ )
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2.84/5 rDev -11.8%
Clean, light malt peachy smell aroma. Gold color with dusty notes and a decent white head that went quickly away. Starts with a light malt sweetness that is almost immediately balanced by hop. The finish is lightly bitter. Arguably a light pilsener. An okay effort that bests the mass-produced mexican crap.
12-24-2013 01:01:20 | More by stoutman
3.13/5 rDev -2.8%
12 oz. bottle,
A: Pours a deeper gold with a much fuller white head than the Light. Good retention, some lace.
S: Pils type malt, honey and lemon, light hops.
T: Fairly fruity for a pale lager. Notes of orange and honey, lemon hops. Light malt flavour.
M: Light-bodied, fizzy, prickly carbonation.
O: A solid pale lager, I was something with a little more hops and balance.
10-10-2011 03:43:23 | More by Halcyondays
2.35/5 rDev -27%
355ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.
A - Pours with just under a finger of slightly off-white head. Translucent pale yellow in color.
S - Sweet malt and adjunct grain, with something weird that I can't quite identify in the background; but I think it might be beans.
T - Light malt and hops upfront with a really metallic finish. Not exactly a desirable flavor profile off the start. I don't particularly care for the flavor here, but it brings more character to the table than a lot of other lagers I've tried.
M - Surprisingly low carbonation with a medium body to it.
D - After a few other reviewers said they had conflicting ABV listings I decided to check my bottle, only to find that it doesn't state the ABV anywhere on it. The strong metallic aftertaste is also quite unenjoyable. Altogether, this doesn't make for a very good brew.
08-15-2011 21:02:11 | More by Converge
3.18/5 rDev -1.2%
Thanks to Jacob for another rare lager tick from what I can assume is some incarnation of a dollar store.
A: The pour is a clear straw color with a fizzy white head that dies away quickly.
S: Not a horribly offensive aroma, but not necessarily a good one, either. Pretty watery with some mild grain/malt notes to it and a bit of skunk. This is supposed to be a 100% malt beer, but I can't help but smell corn.
T: Pretty much the same story with the flavor. Watered down for the most part with a bit of grain/malt flavor. Some grassy hops, mild skunk, and an overall pretty bland flavor.
M: Certainly light bodied with a medium level of carbonation.
O: I was expecting worse, but this turned out to be okay. I won't say it was good, or that I'd want to drink it again, but it wasn't offensive.
07-16-2011 16:04:35 | More by womencantsail
3.1/5 rDev -3.7%
355ml bottle, weirdly conflicting ABV listings - the back label adds a 3.5% count to the mix.
This beer pours a mildly hazy pale golden colour, with a damned skinny single finger of fizzy white head, which bails in an instant, leaving a few low streaks of lace in its stead. It smells of breakfast cereal grain - toasted corn and Shreddies, along with a bit of weedy, earthy hops. The taste is doughy, cornbread malt, kind of astringently metallic, and somewhat bitter dead flower essence hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, a little edgy, but generally smooth. It finishes off-dry, the grainy sweetness getting a strong noogie from the flinty, mineral-esque bio-mass hops.
While clearly the best Mexican lager that I've ever come across, the label claim of being "Craft Beer" may be more indicative of size, rather than outright quality - the metallic off-flavours see to that.
06-29-2011 01:54:49 | More by biboergosum
3.5/5 rDev +8.7%
Although a lager would never be my first choice (unless in a Bier Garten with a Mass glass), delighted to have found a "real" one in Mexico instead of the typical adjunct horror. Barley is king!
Pale golden lager with continuous carbonation and minimal white head. Sweet barley (!) aroma, with a crisp grainy taste. The finish is sweeter than I'd choose, although I'm pretty certain there were bittering hops in the kettle - they offer a subtle backbone.
Not the best or most flavourful lager I've ever tasted, but refreshing and certainly miles ahead of any other lagers I've found in Mexico. My best wishes for this microbrewery's success in this still unbelievably macro-centric country!
05-28-2011 01:58:08 | More by hopsolutely
3.18/5 rDev -1.2%
I just discovered that a trip to TJ won’t be necessary to sample this brewery, since Hi-Time was selling a three pack taster of this Tijuanan brewery. Here’s my first encounter, so on to the beer:
A touch of haze sits in the body of this washed out, lemon peel colored body. Some carbonation bubbles rise to the top. Head formation is a half inch thick and white, retention of it is solid, kicks up some pretty lacing. The nose knows not to expect a whole lot, and that’s precisely what it gets. It has a “plain” aroma, not offensive nor exciting. A little bit of pale malt and a kiss of pineapple are what I get.
Taste is not great nor bad either. Like the nose, it is “plain”. Decent amounts of grassy and floral notes keep it from being bland. Clean in the overall scheme of things and in the aftertaste. Easy to drink and appetizing enough to have at least a few bottles.
Not the most exciting beer to come out of Mexico, but still a decent choice. In a way, it’s like a Mexican version of Longboard Lager.
05-18-2011 04:56:36 | More by DoubleJ
2.63/5 rDev -18.3%
Found two different abv's listed. 4.8% and 3.5%. Calories @104. Split the difference on abv? Lol
Very clear, very pale yellow. Bright white head, slight wisps of lacing
Sweet grain malts, slight hint of corn tortillas, and a slight metallic note
Must agree with others that the hops are much more pronounced here than what is evident in the aroma. Malts tend to be metallic in nature before trending to a watery sweetness. Hops are quite grassy/dandelion like. Finishes quite bitter and dry. Annoying metallic taste clings like a barnacle well after a swig
Light bodied with lively carbonation.
Still laughing at the rear label stating this is 'Mexican Craft Beer'. I guess it's safer than drinking the water.
05-07-2011 18:42:03 | More by Shadman
4.03/5 rDev +25.2%
A: Yellow, transparent and low carbonation. Clean white head, not much, around half an inch, leaving a very thin lace. Very much like other lagers from Mexico.
S: You can detect the wheat and malt in there. Sweet aroma.
T: First sip and BOOM! Bread all over the place! A sensation I really enjoyed. The taste of dough leaves place to a sweet malt taste and wheat. After that, a faint hoppy taste that vanishes and leaves more wheat and a faint honey-like sweetness.
M: Really pleasant, I could easily have another couple of these. The carbonation is a little too high for me, but not unpleasant at all, the aftertaste is really good, tasty and rich.
Overall, better than any other lager you can get in Mexico. You may feel this beer is not so special if you're in the US or another part of the world, but believe me, living here in Mexico is not easy for someone who wants something different in a beer. I've been drinking almost exclusively ales for the past 6 months, and I was pleased to find such a tasty beer (and also brewed in my own city!) here in Tijuana.
04-11-2011 01:09:04 | More by Pexkool
3.5/5 rDev +8.7%
A: very pale color, completely traslucent, with huge amount of carbonatation, which generates a richy white head, neves dissapears at all, looks like there is too much water, very light body i am suspecting
S: there is a tiny barley notes but also adjunct, the smeel is not so deep
T: Well I was expecting so less flavour, there is a great bread taste thats last for a while, literally is like if you are eating a just baked bread, takin into consideration the style is a great taste, i would say neutral you find some sweet and bitter but perfectly balanced
M: a very light bodied beer as expected, but you don get the crisp on tongue.
02-18-2011 00:58:33 | More by treque
3/5 rDev -6.8%
355ml bottle poured into pint glass jan23 2011
A clear straw yellow that has some dust sized particles and a couple bubbles with the occasional massive popping up from the bottom, not much for head and zero lace
S some sweet grains and some faint hops, not a bad smell but rather faint
T again pretty basic not much more then what I smell
M thin but enough bubbles to give it some life
D not far from water, nothing offensive but not much going on
hey at least I finished it without issues unlike many lagers from Mexico
01-24-2011 05:47:59 | More by wordemupg
3.23/5 rDev +0.3%
A: Clear pale yellow color with medium carbonation inside, translucent body with a head with good retention to the glass, compact bubble with almost withe color.
S: Nice smell for a Pale lager, you can feel the malt really clear and intense.
T: Barley flavor combined with the bitterness of hops.
M: Bitter sensation almost since the beginning, it gets the higher level at the end where you sense a dry bitter finish.
08-07-2010 19:37:27 | More by karait95
2.88/5 rDev -10.6%
12oz bottle poured into a super new Sam Adams glass, no freshness date.
A: Pours a clear dark straw light copper amber with a quarter inch head after even a vigourous pour from the bottle. Good amount of carbonation bubbling up from the bottom of the glass, head goes away rather quick and leaves little lacing.
S: Preety decent amount of sweet malt if just a tad bit corny, just a bit better than an american macro lager.
T/MF: Big green apple flavor greets the tongue on the first sip but at least it covers the corn taste that brings up the rear on this beer, the finish is a lot cornier and tastes of various other cooked veggies with hints of fruity hoppiness but really the only fruit taste this beer relies on is the large apple opening that does not want to go away, though the carbonation is lively it does not make this beer taste any better than it actually is.
D: Better or at least the most different tasting Mexican lager I have ever tried with the exception of Negra Modelo, but really this taste and smell is nothing new, nothing hard to drink but nothing that exciting.
03-20-2008 08:12:58 | More by bluemoonswoon
3/5 rDev -6.8%
The beer spews forth from the 12 ounce bottle a clear straw color with a frothy white head that might make two fingers, as it disappears, the lace forms a thin veil upon the glass. Nose is the quintessential lagers, crisp with a nice malt sweetness, start the archytypal lager sweet malt with the top light to medium. Finish has the standardized acidity, with the hops unexceptional, quite dry aftertaste, not a drain pour, by any means, just the customary all malt lager, and that isnt all bad
10-23-2007 19:36:14 | More by Gusler
3.5/5 rDev +8.7%
On tap at San Diego County Fair.
Taste is of roasted malts, with a decent sweetness. A little bit of caramel is present as well. Light body, as expected.
This is altogether not bad at all for the style, and makes for an easy to drink beer. Nothing special, nothing that I'll really remember - but definitely better than the BMCs of the world.
Recommended for the style.
07-25-2007 07:03:28 | More by rallison
3.63/5 rDev +12.7%
Colored amber-yellow, tiny suspended sediment throughout, transparent, foam cap holds, foam drapes glass when drank.
Malt smells light and sweet, balanced and fresh smelling.
Slight tartness at first leads to a smooth light malt that continues to the finish, unsweet malt throughout. Fresh grains and malt.
Carbonated smoothness come out when drank. As with taste, slight twang at the beginning to becomes and ends smooth, aftertaste of satisfying maltiness, but again not overpowering at all.
Well done, pleasantly surprised, I need to find this and buy some more.
12-30-2006 04:59:48 | More by ChiSox05
4.1/5 rDev +27.3%
This beer poured a clear straw color with a nice head. It had a hoppy, sweet smell. The taste is clean and crisp and slightly salty. The mouthfeel is thin. This is one of those that is drinkable very cold on a hot day. I highly recomend drinking this lager beer. It is very hoppy in taste and thats what sooths my thirst.
10-15-2006 22:14:25 | More by RIGOSO
Tijuana Güera from Consorcio Cervecero De Baja California ( La Taberna TJ )
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