Obscura American Brown Ale | Cucapá Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cucapá Brewing Company
Mexico
cucapa.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by fido on 04-08-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
140
Reviews:
88
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
13.99%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 140 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of rsquared59
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
2.39/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of HabaJohn
2.96/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mumbled
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of rggggr
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FLima
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Brown color with a thin beige head with decent retention.
Mild aroma with notes of nuts and milky chocolate.
Flavor with notes of chocolate, raisin, mild cinnamon, some cocoa, hints of citrusy hops, pear juice, spicy yeast and cola. Mildly dry aftertaste with a low bitterness and some residual toasted note.
Light to medium body with proper carbonation.
This is actually an English Brown Ale with mild American hops. Thus expectations adjusted, this is refreshing, tasty, easy to drink and very well crafted. It could be less sweet and better balanced by hops, though.

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Photo of LennyOvies
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L- Clear brown body and a beautiful creamy head.
S- Toasted malt with a sweet-dry hint.
T- Toasted/sweet alternating flavor with some added bitterness.
F- Smooth and crisp.
O- My favorite beer from Cucapa, not the best ever but really good.

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Photo of ordybill
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has an aroma of malt and cocoa, not to bad.
Appearance- This beer pours a reddish-brown with a large off-white head.
Taste- Has a sweet caramel malt flavor, a tad to sweet for me
Palate- A medium bodied and moderately carbonated
Overall- First beer from this brewer, pretty good. I will definitely try other offerings from Cucapa.

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Photo of Angie_bree
4.8/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

It's really good Mexican beer! It isn't so much bitter but taste great, I think it's good pair for snacks, seafood, meat, etc

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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Brilliant chestnut, ½” off-white head, dissipates to a film, good lacing Smell: Malty sweetness, dried fruit, faint chocolate.
Taste: rich malt, traces of dark dried fruit, a little chocolate sweetness throughout, not a lot of hops.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, medium to medium full body, dry finish.
Overall: Drinkable but somewhat on the sweet side.

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Photo of ystazi
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.76/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle found in a small wine market, Cabo San Lucas. A reddish root beer brown with three fingers of fluffy beige head. Pleasantly sweet aroma that evokes rum-soaked raisins, slightly soured molasses, cinnamon, and ripe pears ... Tons of sweet malts with subtle yeast character. Thick, sweet, and moderately fruity with low-grade carbonation. Much diacetyl character like its pale ale stablemate, ample rum raisin flavor with added chocolate syrup, pear, and cherry notes. Features the same unique cinnamon-like spice element. Finish is where any hops are first ascertained, slightly herbal and nutty in a way that recalls peanut butter. Enjoyable under the circumstances. In my view the balance is out of whack, overly sweet and in need of a few roasted notes or some added hop character. Great full and smooth mouthfeel though. Coats the palate. This brewery has morphed in my mind since trying their American IPA, which was solidly executed but safe. Their other brews have a peculiar sweet brown spice character than I can appreciate.

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Photo of chinchill
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle of "American Brown Ale" enjoyed at La Internacional Cerveceria in Cozumel, MEX.

Pours with a good sized and very durable head. The aroma is lightly sweet and spicy.

This is a nice brown ale with fairly good balance overall and very good bitter-sweet balance. Unlike some recent American Browns, this ale is markedly more malty than hoppy. The flavor is good but not great and features dark brown bread with a hint of hops.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Jeff8ham
4/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Dactrius
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Tivlavrie
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Lgarciaosuna
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of rogerdandy
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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Obscura American Brown Ale from Cucapá Brewing Company
3.43 out of 5 based on 140 ratings.
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