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Clásica Blonde Ale | Cucapá Brewing Company

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Clásica Blonde AleClásica Blonde Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cucapá Brewing Company
Mexico
cucapa.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-21-2006

BEER STATS
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
30
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
15.64%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 30
Reviews by cervezale:
Photo of cervezale
3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden amber color with mimimal head retention and minimal lace for an ale. Aromas of malts, sweet citrus, pineapple, a little roasty. Tastes of mango, pineapple and melon with a nice balance of hops. Good body for a golden ale. Finishes semi-dry and with average bitterness for the style. Nice beer for barbaques.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My first from Cucapa.

A: Pours a clear dark golden/blonde color. Small white head that dissipates quickly and leaves behind no lacing. Small amount of carbonation bubbles released.

S: Lightly hopped aroma with a bit of floral and grassy aromas. Some biscuity malt and a light sweetness. There is a very faint funky smell as well, sort of like a skunkiness.

T: Nice sweetness, lightly hopped - on the floral/grass side again. Biscuity/doughy malt base. Slightly dry finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

O: A solid beer from Cucapa, hopefully I can find some more of their offerings while I am in Mexico.

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Photo of joecalderoni
3.22/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a golden straw color medium clarity, little carbonation which disappeared very quickly. Very sweet fruity aroma with a bit of hops on the nose. Very dry taste but sweet at the same time, slight bitterness! you can tell somehow it was dried out with sugar. Overall not the best example of a blonde ale. Its a bit to bitter

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Photo of emerge077
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated 17JUL16.
Brassy golden tone, flurry of carbonation and a thin layer of foam that recedes to a broken skim.
Spotty lace, some random arcs around the edges of the glass.

Aroma is bland, vaguely herbal with sweet oxidized malt.
Taste is bready with a mild earthiness and vague bitterness in the aftertaste.
Light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Overall ok, would have liked to try a fresher bottle.

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Photo of davidtarantino
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of javiernano
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of ystazi
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rggggr
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Domochevsky
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of closisinthehouse
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of LennyOvies
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L- Yellow body and small white head, lacks some carbonation.
S- Fresh malt aroma.
T- Fresh malt all throughout.
F- Light, watery, fresh.
O- Simple beer, refreshing. Nothing else.

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Photo of treque
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: pale blond, with huge amount of carb, generates a rich creamy, dirty white 2 finger head, nice retention, some waste left behind.

S: biscuit aroma, some sweetness and grassy

T: really nice taste, better than expected. there are no sweet notes, a bitter taste is present all sip long, but is not too hard, the aftertaste reminds you to have been eating a nice bread, dry finish

M: this could be a daily beer doesnt matter if its cold, hot or warm, nice pick for all year long

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Photo of KingSlayer
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaimenavarrog
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Danobold
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of vr6corrado
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of EOC
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of hopsolutely
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Long live the burgeoning Mexican artisanal / craft brewery culture! Here they offer a flavourful and genuinely pleasant lower alcohol blonde ale.

Beautiful slightly hazy amber colour with reddish undertones. Decent carbonation and satisfying mouthfeel, with a pleasant bitter sensation during the finish. Subtle, but slightly floral aroma with actual hop evidence (and no corn!).

Taste focuses on caramelized malts and fruity hops - light mango, with faint citrus in the finish.

Not as complex, rich or well balanced as their superb APA, but a much lighter ABV ale and a true pleasure to enjoy. Definitely one I'd be proud to offer to anyone looking for "an American blonde ale", or pretty much any style outside of a hop bomb.

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of bylerteck
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A friend brought this home from Mexico and shared it. From notes.

A - Poured golden and bright with a two finger fluffy white head. Good lace and a half finger of retention.

S - Grassy, fruit, grain, peach. Fruit punch. Nice.

T - Peach, grass, grain, sweet fruit.

M - Light body, medium bitterness, medium carbonation.

O/D - Decent stuff. Flavourful, but maybe a bit artificial with the fruit punch notes. Bitterness seemed a bit high for the style too. Drinkable, but nothing too awe inspiring.

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Photo of lehueve
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of FLima
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Deep golden color with a thin head with short retention, but leaving good laces.
Light aroma with notes of bread malt, honey and a subtle citrusy.
Citrusy flavor with notes of fresh oranges, grass, some tea bags, drops of lime and "mango biche". Dry and bitter aftertaste with a nice duration.
Light towards medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Golden Ale very well executed, I cannot complain about anything here. Refreshing and assertive, also balanced but still with a decent amount of insisting hops.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Soft, soft, soft, really soft.
This soft looking blonde has a flowery soft aroma that gets picked-up on the palate as mostly malty sweet... with just enough citric flavors to give some sassy to the soft. But, the mouth and aftertaste is unusually smooth and light... so let's call it... really, really soft.

Clasica is reviewed in the "1001 Beers To Drink Before You Die" and deserves to be listed. Its success in this century shows how Mexican craft-brewers can compete with their country's brewing oligopoly based, not on brawn, but brains and appealing to our better senses.

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Photo of xnapshot
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of Zazzi82
2.82/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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Clásica Blonde Ale from Cucapá Brewing Company
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