Ed Hardy Premium Beer | Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
Mexico
mexicalibeer.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dsa7783 on 09-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
40
Avg:
1.84
pDev:
31.52%
 
 
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3
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4
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of tone77
3.57/5  rDev +94%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pale golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, some corn. Taste is crisp, malts and slightly sweet. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and is highly drinkable. Overall this is a rather enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Minkybut
3/5  rDev +63%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer had a nice golden color to it like normal beer. The beer poured a fair white head that did not last very long. believe it or not the beer smelled like beer! Just like it. The taste was a little sweet but not too bad. It was an okay beer that I would drink again, but it is nothing spectacular thats for sure.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.75/5  rDev +49.5%

Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev +49.5%

Photo of MTNboy
2.71/5  rDev +47.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It reminds me of malt liquor. It has nice straw colored body with just a slightly off-white head. A thin line of lace appears as the thick head disappears. The aroma is corny and somewhat medicinal. It has an average flavor at best. There are little tones of hops and malt and some fruity esters. The mouthfeel is thin with a small amount of bite.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.68/5  rDev +45.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: A brilliant brass pour produces a seashell white head, initially a finger high, that quickly lapses to a near polished surface within the first minute of pour. A straggling carbonation bubble or two randomly appears out of nowhere and disappears just as quickly. The head dissipates almost immediately leaving not much chance of a lacing, which I suppose is typical per style. Im guessing this is a American adjunct by style so will take that into consideration, but one thing ive learned is that if you have to label your beer as premium, then a yugo has a better chance at being considered a sports car.

S: Dried corn with some leafy green stalks first appear on the nose. The strength is reserved, again typical by style. Held in check at adjunct level.

T: Light mentions of caramel popcorn sweetness come through with hints of honey are detected but still comes off a bit like watered down sweetness with a cheapened caramel grain fix. The palate is light and watery lacking a backbone while there is a fruitiness of honeydew and applesauce on the close with just a touch of hops to balance.

M: Light bodied with a watered down honey slickness and texture void of any effervesce. A still hold and you can almost forget its there.

D: An empty experience im guessing more suited for the local crowd who like their beer weak and watery and on the back of a lawnmower. Was it bad, not repulsively so, but it certainly didn't reach out and make any attempt to show any attempt at craft or quality. Unimpressive, like a caramel sweetened macro beer, which I guess that is what they were shooting for.

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Photo of Reagan1984
2.65/5  rDev +44%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to KiawahIsland for letting me try this beer. He said it was a bit of a goof when he gave it to me. He just wanted me to know it wasn't a part of our beer trade. Pretty funny, I like it.

A finger of foam forms, then immediately settles to a small cap of foam. Bright gold brass color with perfect clarity. There is some carbonation rising to the surface.

Musty, grassy, green vegetal aroma. I believe I smell the sweetness of corn.

After tasting this, I do think that corn is used as an adjunct. Very light sweet flavor that does remind of creamed corn. Not a lot of depth. As I taste the beer the musty aroma continues to get in the way. I think this is a more negative component vs. the flavor. It doesn't taste bad, there just isn't much character at all. But then again, this is marketed to people who value the Ed Hardy brand. I am NOT their target market. Slight mineral finish the more I taste the beer.

Body is light and carbonation is prickly.

It drinks mostly like water and is a beer for the beach or pool. It is what it is.

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Photo of scottyshades
2.62/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No!!! Just when I think the worst is over...
$1.99 at Tiger Qwikmart in Clemson, SC (a lil pricey!! Stone IPA is about the same price!)

A: Pours a 100% transparent straw color that produces a very fizzly and carbonated head that lasts for about 30 seconds and leaves no lacing along the glass. Very standard.

S: Ricey, grainy, wheaty, metallic, and slightly sweet notes. Perhaps corn. As it warms, a slight touch of alcohol is present.

T: Very similar to the nose...not very good at all. Light and plain, watered down and flavorless. Slightly sweet, and corn bready.

MF/D: You know, the mouthfeel is not as bad as I have experienced before. A little fuller (yes apparently it is possible) than the others. Also, the carbonation is less intense, which is a major problem in some of the other adjuncts...But sadly, this is really the only thing going for it.

Overall, not impressed (you won't be either). I am impressed that I managed to drink this whole bottle without throwing a random fist pump or threaten to break a bottle over someones head.

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Photo of Gavage
2.52/5  rDev +37%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Appearance: pours a clear pale yellow color with a wispy head that breaks down immediately.

Smell: only a hint of grass is barely detectable by the nose.

Taste: weak malt profile with some hints of grass, green grapes, and almost no bitterness.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Crisp from start to finish with a clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: this is a beer to avoid. Glad I only picked up a single to try. I did not finish the glass as my tongue wanted some flavor with what I was drinking.

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Photo of Kunstman
2.5/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.38/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ed Hardy Premium Beer has a thick, white head and a clear, golden appearance, with moderate carbonation. Aroma is of gummy, rancid grain, and the taste is also of the same turned whatever. There is no discernible hop character with this stuff. Mouth-feel is watery, cloying, stinging, and uncomfortable. Ed Hardy Beer finishes dry and difficult. I did not like this. It's bad. Stay away!

UPDATE: The next day I drank another one straight from the bottle, and it wasn't as bad. This improves my final score a little bit.

RJT

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Photo of PicoPapa
2.32/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. Saw a single of this for sale and just had to try it. Pours a clear straw color with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Decent lacing. Aroma is of corn, skunk, and grain. Taste is lacking. It's real thin and tastes like watery corn and grain. Odd aftertaste. Not very good at all but I've had worse.

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Photo of jwc215
2.24/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear golden yellow with a thin creamy white head that leaves some lacing.

The smell is of buttered corn and husk.

The taste is of corn, husk a touch of soap. Sweet with little balance.

The feel is thin/watery with a bit of late fizz.

This is swill. Not totally undrinkable only because it is so mild. A gimmicky beer with nothing to it. I guess if you want the cool label, having one is tolerable.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.03/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light malts, adjuncts and a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of adjuncts and grain followed by a light malt sweetness. The hops presence is very faint like most beers in the style. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Not flavorful, not too filling since there isn't much to it, mild kick, even within such a poor style there are several other beers that I would choose first.

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Photo of LJWalker
2/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Chinaskifan1
2/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of taylocd
2/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of k7sw
2/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of armock
2/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Poured a clear golden color with a thin white head that fades quickly to a ring

S - There really isn't much of a smell some grainy malt

T - Wow this is bad has a sweet malt taste and ass flavor

M - This beer has a light body with medium carbonation to it

D - This really isn't a good beer I kinda like some Mexican beers so I thought this might not be so bad but I was wrong stay a way

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Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
2/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of meich75
2/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of woodychandler
1.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

TheManiacalOne sent me a whole buncha CANs to help move The CANQuest (TM) that much closer to the # 500 milestone.

As a heavily tattooed (seventeen and counting) retired US Navy sailor, I CAN get behind the use of some of Ed Hardy's flash, in this case a tiger akin to the one on my right forearm, in marketing.

The Crack & Glug came off without a hitch and resulted in just better than a finger of rocky, bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a deep lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. More fizzy yellow beer as part of this ongoing madness. Nose was fairly standard, mostly corn with some lager sweetness underlying the adjuncts. Mouthfeel was watery and the taste was simply bland and unobtrusive. Finish was likewise bland and boring. It was not bad in terms of its flavor, it simply lacked anything to latch onto. Wow, what a ho-hum yawner. Completely unworthy of Mr. Hardy's name and I am sure he would not have approved.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
1.94/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

12oz can poured into a clear plastic cup. No discernible date.

Appearance - Clear straw body. One finger white head. Decent stick and retention.

Smell - Slight corny musk. Mild. Some sweetness.

Taste - Metallic. Musky. Smooth overall but pretty bad.

Mouthfeel - Light. Watery. Some carbonation, but the metallic astringency really kills it.

Overall Drinkability - Wow. This may be my first and only actual drain pour.

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Photo of track1646
1.93/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer was given to me as a sample from a distributor who just brought in this product line. Simply put this beer is insulting.

appearance - It is a light yellow color...very uninspiring

smell - It smells very similar to Miller Lite. Very similar to the smell of straw or corn

taste - much like the smell but with an added metallic taste..not a drain pour, but just a general lack of any substantial taste

mouthfeel - Surprisingly not terrible! From the look of the beer i was expecting complete water, but what I got was something north of water...almost Budweiser like.

Drinkability - It drinks like any other very light beer..you could chug lots of them. I wouldn't want to drink many of them but if I was faced with this "premium beer" or any other light domestic offering...i would have to chug away (maybe i would become cooler)

My main problem with this beer is the lack of effort. I'm not sure how you market $100+ T-shirts and follow it up with a meager swill beer. At the very minimum they could have hired a good brewer (not Tecate) and atleast tried to produce a quality beer.

Simply put it shows how little they think of their consumers and how much they actually care for the brand of Ed Hardly.

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Photo of Pencible
1.9/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: This poured a clear pale straw color with some white head.
S: It smelled like sweet corn and bready malt and sour lager yeast, with a bit of lemon zest.
T: It tasted like dirty bready malt and sweet corn and sour lager yeast haphazardly blended with lemon zest and a bit of copper. The aftertaste was bland and dirty.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Pretty weak body, but not surprising.
D: This was very similar to Death or Light Lager...and Bud Light. I suppose it was slightly less terrible than either of those, but not by much. This was still a worthless beer with no redeeming quality that I could discern. Aside from the designer label art, this beer was very poorly made and should be avoided.

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Ed Hardy Premium Beer from Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
1.84 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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