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Day Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Queen Of The Night | Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.

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3.1/5
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158 Ratings
Day Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Queen Of The NightDay Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Queen Of The Night
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by themind on 07-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,115
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
158
pDev:
18.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
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Reviews by HalfFull:
Photo of HalfFull
2.71/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330 ml. bottle poured into a pint glass. Contract brewed? at Cerveceria Mexicana in Tecate under the Dia de los muertos/Day of the Dead line of Mexican craft beers. Pours quite clear and light copper in color, topped by a half inch of creamy off white foam and shows decent retention.

Aroma of light hops and some ruddy caramel. Not much as for depth,

Flavor follows the aroma with caramel and some chalky grain. Taste seems a bit old though no date code to be found for verification. Touch of citrus on a relatively brief finish.

Not bad but marginal in approach and light in delivery from all aspects.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A well balanced session ale. I'm noticing that all the beers in this "Day of the Dead" series look and taste eerily similar.

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Photo of chinchill
3.28/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle, undated, served in a lager glass.

Pours a fine looking dark amber color with very good clarity and a generous bone-colored head that leaves plenty of soapy lacing on the glass. It looks like an amber ale rather than an APA, and the aroma seems to be that of a moderately more-hoppy-than-usual amber. The flavor opens with caramel and light malts, with herbal hops coming out in the finish and aftertaste.

Medium bodied with medium carbonation; smooth until the slightly astringent finish.

Overall: a fine looking Mexican amber with a slightly ramped up hop component.

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Photo of LXIXME
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of dcbeers
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Brenden
3.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This "Queen" is a bright amber-copper brew, pretty clear, with a reasonably well developed near-white head that manages some decent structure as well as stick.
In both flavor and aroma, there's a fair depth and reasonable complexity under a pretty even balance of malt and hops. Appropriately, hops do come out just ahead, though it's certainly not as hop-heavy as many out there. In this one, A mix of citrus, leaf and grass is set in contrast to toast, caramel and a hint of toffee.
The carbonation is firm, crispness as well but a little on the spritzy side with only a little structure to add smoothness, though it does.

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Photo of alotofcoffee
3.52/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.35/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle. As per usual, the beers of 'Worldwide Beverage Imports' have some confusion as to their points of origin.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber hue, with a teeming tower of puffy, frothy, and generally evocative of melted marshmallow tan head, which leaves some decent sticky webbed lacing around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells of bready, sort of doughy caramel malt, stale and overripe apples, floral, leafy hops, and a touch of plastic astringency. The taste is more wan drupe fruit-influenced caramel malt, a bit of watery toffee, hints of darker fruit leanings, and leafy, weedy, and floral hops (a certain confusing perfumed character building as it warms).

The carbonation is quite understated in its near invisibility at times, the body medium-light in weight, rather thin, but ultimately smooth, I guess. It finishes off-dry, the waning bready caramel malt starting to develop a sense of isolation and loneliness.

Not the awful, skanky mess that I was anticipating, is about the best thing I can say about this - my suspicions are steeped in disappointment, I can assure you - still, this is but a plain and ineffective version of the style. Neutered hops and sluggish malt just don't cut it north (and north once again) of the border.

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Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.38/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BamfBacon
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of tdm168
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of ward2600
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of socon67
2.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A - Light amber color with a fizzy foam head. Not much lacing

S - Light grain, sweet malts, and some skunkyness.

T - Sweet malt flavor and then a bit of adjuncts. Pretty bland.

M - Light feel, minimal carbonation. Has a slight aftertaste.

O - I'll pass on this one. Don't be fooled by pretty labels.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.44/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The Queen of the Night is a nice MPA....Mexican Pale Ale....perhaps a new style??? The beer pours a clear amber with thin slightly off white head that is leaving a lace. The scent (I have congestion so forgive me) contains some fresh hops but nothing out of control. The taste is a nice even balanced beer....there is enough sweet malt to balance the bittering hops. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it s solid sessionable beer.

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Photo of Vanz
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a finger of head on a clear dark straw body.
The aroma is danky citrus and grain.
The taste is bland: mildest bitterness and a touch of malt.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
It's tasteless.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
1/5  rDev -67.7%

Photo of ConradKenney
1/5  rDev -67.7%

Photo of wellsnb
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of sonofliberty2
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KYGunner
3.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This beers a bit thin in appearance and certainly presents it in feel but the color is rich. The nose is a bit stale but malty with tea leaves, barley, malt and light nuttiness.

The flavor is rather complex for a low gravity beer. I didn't get much hop profile but it certainly presents a wide array of malt character: Roasted pecan, raisin, barley, grain, touch of caramel, mint, tea leaf.

Pleasant surprise in flavor though the prickly thin feel is detracting.

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Photo of tone77
3.62/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a auburn color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit of malts. Taste is full of caramel malts, a touch of hops, some sweetness, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, not what I would really expect from this style, but an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Elicoleman
1/5  rDev -67.7%

Photo of mikeburd1128
2/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of Spikester
3.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Some confusion over which location to review this beer. Looks the same as the bottle shown for the Porta Viarta (sp) location.
Anyway pours a stellar clear medium amber with two fingers of cream colored head. Good amount of dense lacing until the head recedes about the halfway point.
Smell is clean malty but pretty mild.
Taste is big euro hop flavors with a good amount of bready malt backing.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin like a lager and carbonation is higher than needed. Nice mildly dry bitter finish. The hops remind me of most euro pilsner type. Anyway it is a surprisingly tasty Pale Ale from a Mexican brewer. (Tecate?) Would not make my top 50 list of APAs but it is a fairly low abv 4.8% listed.

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