Red Pig Mexican Ale | Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.

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Red Pig Mexican AleRed Pig Mexican Ale

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Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by matty on 04-22-2008

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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of morfius85
1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

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2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.04/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a very nice golden amber colour with a pretty decent head of white foam, which leaves some good lacing. Minimal carbonation, but it looks a very decent ale.

A light corny sweetness on the nose, unfortunately quite unpleasant. Lots of grain notes, but the corn sweetness takes over leaving it very generic. no hops, no complexity. Very dull indeed.

Very similar on the palate. The corn sweetness is pronounced, although there is a light coppery bitterness on the very back. Mostly, it's sickly and corny - full of adjuncts and, unnaturally for beer, very sweet. Mouthfeel is particularly thin - it just adds to the weak, unpleasant characters of the beer overall.

This is very thin, and not very pleasant. Compared to the other Mexican beers I've tried, it is a notch above, but that's not saying much. It only happens to be drinkable by default.

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Photo of aforbes10
2.2/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle bought at Union Jack's in Glenside, PA. Pours very clear and reddish brown, with a fleeting head that;s gone in minutes. Smells sweetly of caramel and dandelions, some ethanol, some unfermented malt. Taste is oddly bitter and overly sweet, with some phantom bitterness hanging around. vague hop grassiness, though swamped by the sweet malt. Poorly carbonated. Not really all that good. Also, id call this an american amber.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
2.31/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.75

This beer tastes very bad, this was one of my few drain pours. ThereĀ“s almost nothing right with this one, maybe only the color, it pours very light brown, almost copper, taste and aroma are very off.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.31/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: The pour is clear copper with a small compact off-white head. Decent lacings.

S: Lots of dark roasted malts, sweet. Kind of tart - like that tart you get in a Doppelbock. Flowery.

T: Very sweet, candy-like. Almost no malty sweetness, only sugar. Kind of harsh bitterness. Artificial.

M: Long bitter aftertaste. Sticky medium body and rich carbonation.

O: Well, this was a very artificial beer with extra sugar.

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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of rarbring
2.58/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The beer is clear light amber, a slightly off-white head that recedes slowly but leaves little lacing.

The smell is mostly sweet malts, candid sugar, sweet shortbread, molasses. A hint of yeast.

The taste is also rather sweet, but also a distinct but maybe uneven bitterness. A spicy note.

Medium carbonation, a dry feeling. Rather warming.

Can't really pinpoint it, but both sweet and bitter in an unbalanced way.

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Photo of leinie13
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of boszormeny
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MasterSki
2.89/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Kristina for this one - apparently I'm the disposal unit for beers her store rejects. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - Quick-dissolving white foam that settles to a thin collar and haze on top, with some spotty lace. Dark golden transparent body. I don't think this is a "brown ale".

S - Cloying, rotten fruits, toasted grains, butter. Not good - reminds me more of an adjunct lager - but not downright terrible either.

T - Taste is pretty bland actually. There's some pilsner malt and cereal grains, and a bit of toffee and biscuit. It's a little too sweet, but not awful as an amber lager.

M - Carbonation is medium and surprisingly pleasant. Sticky medium-light body, and mouth-coating saccharine residuals.

D - Pretty mediocre. I'd avoid this, unless you were in Mexico and couldn't find anything better out there. It's just too sweet to be enjoyable and doesn't have much going on flavor-wise beyond that.

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Photo of hopdog
2.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle.

Poured a deeper amberish-orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, some citrus, and a little biscuity. Tastes of caramel and some citrus. Also has an overall graininess to it. Body was on the thinner side as were the tastes.

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Photo of EOC
2.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of TMoney2591
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Pours not quite a brown, but more a clear rusted copper with a trickle of a white sudsy head that leaves a nice halo of head behind. The nose is faint, composed of toffee, caramel, and wheat. The taste waters down the aforementioned elements and adds a blunt hint of bland spice, leaving a strange, generally objectionable flavor. The body is decidedly moderate, with a good amount of carbonation and a very dry finish. Overall, the dryness of the finish and the objectionable taste drive the drinkability down from just above average do a ways below the par bar.

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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Red Pig Mexican Ale from Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
3.19 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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