Day Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Death Becomes You
Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.

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American Amber / Red Ale
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3.25 | pDev: 16.92%
Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.37/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a single serve bottle....

Pours a perfectly clear copper/amber with a pleasing tan two-finger head that hangs around fairly well.

The nose delivers strong caramel malts with some grainy yeast presence, along with spicy and hoppy notes.

The adjuncts were hidden on the nose, but they show up on the palate rather strongly. They manifest in a metallic flavor. Toasted malts forward with a fairly strong grainy yeast presence, and little hop to balance it out. Skews rather sweet.

The mouthfeel is a winner though. Very crisp and dry at the finish, relative to the malty backbone.

Overall, a decent beer, but not one I will seek out again.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.62/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with tall, long-lasting, fluffy off-white head. Aroma is of caramel malt, red fruit and herbal hops. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is long and almost dry. Tasty brew.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.47/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Actually, a pleasant surprise.
I Had a few nicely crafted domestic brews in Mexico City in November, but Los Muertos is new to me. (I saw several of their offerings on the shelf in an independent grocery store in Chicago.... and the labels are unsettling.
Seems like their initial market was American beach tourists in PV... so getting a distributor in Illinois is good work (do they know what they've gotten into?)
Anyway... If this Amber were to have more aromatic hops, it might improve its ratings.
I happen to like its malty taste that becomes spritzy in the mouth... but then finishes softer.
Would I have this again ? Yes, but it would have to be from a limited menu. The label is macabre. And beer is life ! Correct?

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Photo of mntlover
3.79/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear copper like light brown one finger tan head falls to a ring with some good lace.

Aroma is malty, toffee, some light nutty combo fruit notes and earthy goodness.

Taste is nice and malty style amber instead of hops. Malty light toffee hints, some nutty hints maybe banana bread like hints. Semi sweet and easy drinking brew.

Mouthfeel is nice and mellow about medium.

Overall a good amber ale, enjoyable enough for me to have it again. As far as I know my first craft brew from Mexico.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.97/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Amber, filtered with almost no carbonation, and topped with 3 fingers of beige tinged head. Chunky lacing left behind.

Malt, chile peppers, caramel, and toffee. Very earthy, a little herbal quality.

Malt, red liquorice, toffee, iron, red tea, slightly floral. Light sweetness to it.

Medium body, medium low carbonation. Slightly tannic quality.

Got at Rimping, CNX. Drank April 10th, 2016. Some solid qualities, true to style.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken yesterday:

Pours a dark, clear, and somewhat dull copper. Foamy tan head of decent retention, film-forming after dissipation, some lacing. Strong olive-like smell before it’s had a chance to off-gas. Still there after that, but not distracting, and mainly just caramel and berry aromas. Concentrated berries. Mostly just toffee to the taste, fairly tart at first but only minimal fruitiness. Toward the finish there is some mild herbal bitterness and peppery retro-olfaction. This goes well with the toffee. Neither dry or cloying finish. Light- to medium-bodied, carbonation consists of first prickles and then watery, sloshy suds.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Deep reddish amber in color, with a bit of haze, surmounted by a large, dense, cream-colored head, which retains quite well. A somewhat thin, but unbroken tide mark adorns the glass wall. Occasional fat bubbles drift lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Caramel malts are bolstered by some earthy hop notes. The aroma is simple, but pleasant.

Taste: Toasted caramel malts and early hops dominate the taste from start to finish. As the taste progresses, the hops assume a tea-like character. This, combined with the earthy qualities, are dominant over the toasted malt. The taste finishes wit moderate bitter and astringent notes.

Mouth feel: Smooth and pleasant, with a little zesty carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A pleasant and drinkable example, its gratifying to see craft brewing take hold in Mexico.

Presentation: Packaged in a 330 ml (11.2 ounce) brown glass long-neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.33/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a half finger of head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is molasses and wet grains.
The taste is malty sweetness, and a sweeter finish.
The texture is medium.
A sweeter amber ale.

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Photo of mjurney
4.19/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep amber color, chill haze. Lots of small bubbles streaming. Thick creamy head.

Caramel, brown sugar, lighty-roasted malts, some earthy hops.

Caramel, bread crust, toasted, a bit sugary. Hop bitterness is mild-medium, herbal, leafy, a bit earthy. Finish is semi-dry. Body is medium, smooth, refreshing, highly drinkable.

It's a very good Amber Ale!

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Photo of LennyOvies
3.64/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L- Clear amber body with a very creamy head.
S- Nice toasted malt aroma later turns into sweet malt.
T- Pretty much same as smell, toasted malt aroma later turns into sweet malt.
F- Smooth, a bit watery.
O- Good amber ale, could be much better.

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Photo of JackieKu
3.73/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer reminded me of Samuel Adams Boston Lager, or Vienna lagers. Though its profile may be uncommon for an American amber, I think it's still quite pleasant. Nice malty smell and taste is definitely there.

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Photo of beergoot
3.56/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark, reddish copper body; thick, fluffy, white head. Big grain aroma; somewhat nutty; bread crust; ripe pear. Respectable malty flavor; trace of cinnamon(!?); mellow bitterness. Medium body; semi-dry finish.

A solid amber ale. Nothing exceptional in any category yet overall satisfying. It looks great and has a somewhat graham cracker-like sweet and spicy maltiness although it's rather subdued. Worth exploring...

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.51/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, rich amber producing 2 fingers of frothy, beige, somewhat lasting head that leaves a nice wash of webby lace. Aroma is malty caramel, toast & toffee backed by cocoa & earthy floral hops. Taste is toasted, nutty & sweet caramel malt, hints of vanilla & toffee. Finishes malty with a pepper spice that gives in to the hops to produce a bitter finish & aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with medium carbonation, creamy with a little prickly bite.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.56/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle - maybe more Hallowe'en worthy, but I didn't come across this one until this past week. Upon popping the cap, this POS gushed all over the damned table - always my favourite fucking thing.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium bronzed amber colour, with a measly two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and caked off-white head, which leaves some decent webbed forest branch lace around the glass as it slowly recedes -, Queensrÿche!

It smells of grainy, crackery caramel malt, dead yeast cells, overripe apple and pear, a hint of stale discount store nuts, and muddled piney, grassy, and weedy hops. The taste is semi-sweet bready caramel malt, ephemeral orchard fruit, a wee yeastie and beastie sourness, nut skin (meep!), and a plain earthy, musty, and mildly floral hoppiness.

The bubbles are actual pretty well-behaved after that egregious opening salvo, the body a stoic and acceptable medium weight, and more or less smooth, with a slight metallic yeastiness starting to horn in as it warms. It finishes off-dry, the plain-Jane caramel malt riding things out as if the River Styx were retro cool.

Well, my rancour for whatever the hell caused my desk to now smell like Mexican amber ale, has well dissipated - this ain't half bad, to tell ya the truth. Simple, sure, but no real off-flavours, and easy enough to drink, previous caveats duly noted. Too bad that this is priced at premium import six-pack levels around here - oh, right, that doesn't really matter to the Heineken and Stella crowd.

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Photo of Tone
3.53/5  rDev +8.6%

Pours a clear, amber color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of hops, hint of pine, sweet malt, hint of pale malt, hint of caramel malt, and slight adjunct. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, hint of pine, sweet malt, hint of pale malt, and slight adjunct. Overall, decent appearance, good aroma, but adjunct detracts from the aroma and body.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

No label information. Death Becomes You is brewed in the style of an American Amber Ale. Available year round in 11.2 oz. 6 packs.

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 54 degrees Fahrenheit.

The beer pours a tannish white head over a moderate copper body, very clear with fine sediment and high clarity. Retention is good, lacing is light and patchy. Aromas of caramel grain, biscuit malt and light toffee generate a moderate malt body with a reserved sweetness. The flavor generates slightly more toffee and biscuit with a light earthy graininess to offset the sweetness of the malt profile. The texture is slick, mildly grainy and moderately dry. Carbonation generates a soft crispness for a medium frothy mouthfeel. The body is medium for the style, medium overall. Balance is slightly earthy bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is light, off characters are minimal. Overall it's a fairly enjoyable Amber Ale that avoids coming off as overly sweet, generating a nice amount of balance from the specialty malt. One of this brewery's more enjoyable beers.

Los Muertos Brewing's
Death Becomes You Amber Ale

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.9/5  rDev +20%

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light to medium coppery amber with a one finger off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of biscuit and caramel malt, grassy and mildly piney hops, a hint of nuts. Medium bodied with good carbonation. This series of beers has been better than mass produced beers, but not quite up to craft standards, usually adequate renitions of the style, but not too exciting. This one, however, was quite nicely done, a classic amber (approaching a red) ale profile with a very nice malt base supporting good hop flavors. Maybe I got a great batch, and I'm bucking the trend here thinking this was a very nicely done amber/red ale and one I'd buy again in a heartbeat. I'm pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.63/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I had picked up four of the six beers in this series during a Veterans Day beer run to State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD and during my trip to Norfolk, VA last weekend, I stopped in at Total Wine & More and scored to other two. I LOVE the label art, I gotta say!

I used an aggro pour to get a pseudo-cascade going, which formed two fingers of fluffy, rocky, tawny head with nice retention. Color was Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a pleasant caramel sweetness. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste was slightly bitter, unexpected, given the nose, but not unpleasant. Finish was semi-dry, more bitter than sweet, but not a bad iteration of the style. I remember in the early days of microbrewing, the Amber Ale was a staple and this was highly reminiscent of that period.

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Photo of u2carew
3.73/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz twist-off longneck
A) Pours with a finger thick head then settles quickly leaving a sticky lacing at the edge of the glass. Clear, amber colored body.
S) Roasty, caramel aroma. Slight bready, yeasty notes.
T) Toasty malts. Mellow caramel. Nutty. Bready. Subtle hops in the finish linger a lingering malty sweetness.
M) Medium body. Slightly dry.
O) A decent amber / red. Dry sweetness is appropriate for the style.

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Photo of Minkybut
1.5/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer looked promising as it was a nice light amber color. The beer poured a nice tan head. HOWEVER, the beer absolutely stunk and my wife and I agreed that it smelled like stinkin feet. The beer also had an awful sour taste to it. The beer was just plain yuk. I will never ever buy again for sure.

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Photo of delta490
3.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a deep clear amber, capped with a thick pillowy ivory head. The aroma is lightly malty but it has certain rich malt characteristic I'd look for in an amber. The taste is okay, with a corn sweetness that also occurred in their blonde ale, although it's much less noticeable and off-putting. The body is a little thin (somewhat watery). All in all, it's not bad, but it's not spectacular, either.

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Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, a touch of caramel. Taste is malty, some hops are present, a bit of caramel, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Samp01
2.74/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

330ml bottle. Pours a dark rusty hued amber with a large beige head, good lacing. Aroma and taste is caramel malt, grains, light yeast, mild fruity notes. Palate is a medium body with moderate carbonation. Finish is caramel malt, grains, some yeast and , moderate hops bitterness with a mild nutty flavor. Aroma and flavor seems to improve as it warms up, but need a bit more backbone. Overall an ok brew to try, not too bad.

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Photo of Billolick
3.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle

Pours clear, darker hued amber. Khaki head that stays. Leaves some larger bubble blobs as well.

Just a hint of some sweet malts on the nose.

Malty brew. Hoppy finish. With a few seemingly off notes. Bleh, not enjoying this one...looks like a drain pour about to happen.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
2.83/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

the worst of the three beers from los muertos i drank today. under the twist top with a really cool skull on it, pours a very clear copper color, and ironically taste like salty pennies, like pennies that have been held in sweaty hands for a long time in line for the gumball machine or something, just tangy and metallic. the smell is a little better, but weirdly grainy without the toasted elements or the richness. some sweetness though, mostly in the finish, but the mineral vibe of this is off putting. not quite a drain pour, but not real good. i would still take this over a corona or a tecate, but its a let down to say the least. this might be coming to the state more widely soon, and may get some draw at mexican places and stuff, which has a robust scene in denver, so im not writing it all the way off, but its sloppy. good feel though, they all are bigger and foamy and bubbly and nice, but the flavor just isnt there.

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Day Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Death Becomes You from Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 144 ratings