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

BA SCORE
75
okay
39 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
157
Avg:
3.14
pDev:
18.47%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 157
Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber copper with no carbonation and a finger of beige head.

Smells richly of caramel, hard water, a slight citrus like a weak orange candy.

Very caramel forward, biscuit, malt, little english style hops to finish it off.

Medium, biscuity body, medium to low carbonation.

This really is like an English bitter, at least much more in the realm of a British style than the listed APA. Enjoying it as such. Found in Chiang Mai, drank here July 21st, 2016.

 458 characters

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.68/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Acquired this oddity as part of a mixed six pack at the local beer store. I'm not quite sure what to make of this, and not quite sure who actually brews this. Label says brewed and bottle by Cerveceria Mexicana, S. de R.L. de C.V. Tecate. Product of Mexico, is about the only thing that is certain.

Poured into a miniature pint glass with Victorian carriages printed on it.

A - Pours a nice beautiful burnt sienna orange colored body, with three big fluffy fingers of rocky tan head. Looks like a root beer float on top of a nice IPA. Nice sheets of lacing on the way down. Looks great.

S - Smell is of some caramel / bread malts, some tea leaf sweetness, earthy yeast, and some herbal grassy qualities.

T - Taste follows the nose: bready caramel malts, some green apple skin, dirty herbal grass, hint of citrus / lemon, some twiggy earthiness, sweetened tea leaves, hint of white sugar, & some coiny metallics on the finish. Not too bad at all, considering what it is.

M - Feel is crisp and lightly bitter with some herbal hoppiness and dry bready caramel malt on the finish. Some lingering green apple skin, also. Medium bodied with good carbonation, feels a little bit more full than it is.

Overall, I thought it was excellent considering it is a Mexican imported APA. Not too bad at all. Nicely built and flavored, especially for being such a low abv beer. I would definitely have this again, and I look forward to trying more from this brewery, whoever they might be.

Los Muertos Queen Of The Night ---4/5.

 1,580 characters

Photo of leantom
3.63/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was told that this beer was solid and decided to give it a try. Here goes:

A: Best thing about the beer. The color is a dark reddish-brown. The head is quite good, too. I got a massive head straight from the bottle with plenty of lacing. Good protein content.

S: OK, not too special though. Can smell a little bit of American cascade and chinook hops (this is to be expected given the style, APA). However, to my surprise, the beer's smell indicates the presence of caramel and amber malts - i.e., of the lightly-kilned variety.

T: Not bad. Presence of NW hops balanced by a very strong malt backbone. In fact, the malt actually predominates in this beer; it's more like an ESB with American hops. When you drink the beer, you're introduced to a ton of caramel, toffee and brown sugar. The hops coat the back of the palate and linger on after consumption.

M: Not bad, but not good either. Somewhat watery, but the flavor makes up for this deficiency. Lots of carbonation, which is good.

O: Good beer, but nothing to brag about. Would have it again.

 1,053 characters

Photo of tone77
3.62/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

 310 characters

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.55/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Queen of the Night Pale Ale has a thick, cream-colored head, a clear, copper appearance, lots of bubbles, and a good amount of lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of sweet malts, floral hops, and some white bread. Flavor is of caramel, floral and fairly pronounced hops, white bread, white bread crust, and touch of corn. Mouthfeel is light and somewhat watery, and Queen of the Night Pale Ale finishes semi-dry, sweet, bitter, and quite drinkable. Overall, this is good.

RJT

 487 characters

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.52/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium to dark coppery amber with a nice two finger off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of biscuit and faint toasted malt, light grassy hops, slightly vegetal. Flavor follows with biscuit malt, light grassy hops, finishing with slightly astringent grassy hops. Medium bodied. Considering the origins, not a bad pale ale, the beginning is full bodied malt with a proper hopping for a pale ale. The finish is a bit unbalanced, but overall, a drinkable inexpensive pale ale with a decent malt bill. I wouldn't seek this one out, but would be happy to get it again with a meal.

 637 characters

Photo of Brenden
3.48/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

 624 characters

Photo of zdk9
3.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours darker than I expected- a walnut brown . Finger of head and some weak dotted lacing-. Hazy too.

S- malty- so some malt syrup. A bit if earthy hops.

T- More flavor than I expected. Lots of malt. Caramel. Earthy and slightly piney hops. Kinda fresh and dank at the same time which is wierd.

M- pretty easy drinking. Better cold- there's some oxudationy flavor that comes out as it warms.

O- not bad. Maybe the best Mexican beer I've had.

 448 characters

Photo of WoodBrew
3.44/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

 459 characters

Photo of metter98
3.43/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is crystal clear dark amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high beige head that quickly died down, leaving delicate lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of caramel and toasted malts are present in the nose; the smell becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is mostly dominated by the malts and has flavors of toasted and caramel malts (along with associated bits of sweetness) and hints of citrusy and earthy yeast and herbal hops, the latter of which contributes a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This APA isn't bad compared to other beers from Mexico, but seems like it could use a little more hops to help balance off the malts.

 894 characters

Photo of supervike
3.43/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Gorgeous copper color and a nice frothy head. Slight smell of malt. Full flavor with a zestiness to it and hints of grain. The finish is a touch bitter. Not too much carbonation. I also really enjoy the colorful naming and bottle with this. It's a good tasting ale with a conversation starter name and idea. Good stuff.

 328 characters

Photo of barczar
3.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lots of caramel malt character in both aroma and flavor, with little hops aside from light bittering. It's a touch metallic, which I've found to be characteristic of their beers.

 178 characters

Photo of Spikester
3.4/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

 703 characters

Photo of biboergosum
3.35/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

 1,294 characters

Photo of Libeertarian
3.32/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From notes taken 03/02/16:

A moderately clear darker shade of copper with creamy tan colored head, fluffy and rocky with great retention. Alright lacing. Caramel, dates, toast, tea, and resin on the nose. Not as sweet on the palate as nose led me to expect, very toasty, caramelization sans much sugar, hops are resinous, leafy, herbal, and close to being spicy, with pepper from both/either hops and/or alcohol. Essentially, a dry, watered down Amber Ale. Light in body and watery, slick, sloshy, and softly effervescent.

 523 characters

Photo of Tone
3.31/5  rDev +5.4%

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, hint of pale malt, and a hint of adjunct. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of slight adjunct, strong pale malt, hint of sweet malt, and slight hops. Overall, good appearance and feel, but weak aroma, body, and blend.

 426 characters

Photo of StoutHunter
3.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a bottle of Los Muertos Brewing's Queen Of The Night a couple weeks ago for $1.75 at Boyne Country Provisions. I'm still not too familiar with this brewery, but I thought their Porter was pretty solid, so lets see how their Pale Ale goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks nice, it isn't as cool looking as the Porter's label, but it s still pretty eye catching. It poured a nice fairly clear amber color that took on more of copper color when held to the light with two and a half fingers worth of creamy off white head that died to a thin ring that stayed till the end and left lots of nice rings of lacing. This is a very good looking Pale Ale, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by some grainy, bready, light toasted, sweet and caramel malt aromas with some doughy yeast in the background. Up next comes the hops which impart an earthy, slightly soapy, and citrus hop aromas with some citrus rind aroma sticking out the most. The aroma wasn't bad and it seemed fairly true to style.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the style and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by a grainy, bready, and caramel malt like aroma with some doughy yeast showing up in the background with some bread crust flavors seeming to sticking out the most. Up next comes the hops which impart a nice earthy and citrus hop flavor with citrus rind seeming to stick out the most. On the finish there's a lower amount of bitterness with a grainy, and citrus rind like aftertaste. This was a nice tasting Pale Ale that had pretty good balance.

M- Smooth, clean, not so crisp, on the light side of being medium bodied with a slightly lighter amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was ok, but I wish it was a little more crisp with a little more carbonation.

Overall I thought this was decent beer and I thought it was a slightly above average example of an American Pale Ale, it was fairly true to style and it had some nice balance with neither malts or hops being too overpowering. This beer had decent drinkability, it was smooth and clean, but the taste didn't do the best job at holding my attention, I could drink one or two but after that I would probably get bored with it. What I liked the most about this beer was the balance and appearance, I thought they were both pretty good. What I liked the least about this beer was the mouthfeel, I feel like it could have used a little more carbonation. I don't think I would buy this again, i think it's solid, but it's not the type of beer I would seek out. I would recommend this to people starting to get into craft beer since it's not that bitter, but I don't think it would impress any hardcore American Pale Ale fans. All in all this wasn't a bad American Pale Ale, but nothing really stuck out about and I didn't think it was that memorable. So far the Porter is my favorite beer from this brewery. This was a decent attempt at a Pale Ale, but I think it could handle a little more bitterness, with a little tweaking this could be a pretty solid American Pale Ale, better luck next time guys.

 3,220 characters

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.29/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light reddish brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, some citrus and a touch of pale hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty malt character followed by some sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. The hops presence is on the weak side for the style but brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

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

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s not one of the better beers in the style but it’s not too bad.

 780 characters

Photo of chinchill
3.28/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

 586 characters

Photo of KYGunner
3.26/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

 464 characters

Photo of James_Michaud91
3.26/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours quite dark for a relatively low ABV Pale Ale. I was expecting a bit of a mess to be honest based on the pour. I was kind of pleasantly surprised though upon trying it. The nose doesn't provide much to write home about with minimal hop character, but the beer itself tastes alright. It is pretty easy to drink and unoffensive. It does suffer from being a bit thin in body despite its malty look, and it certainly is not providing anything profoundly delicious but it is a serviceable option for unoffensive, yet uninspired beer.

 543 characters

Photo of BEERchitect
3.2/5  rDev +1.9%

With the fall season in full bloom, the notions of the dead revisiting the living in spirit, or otherwise, form stirs the curiosity in all of us. The Mexican culture celebrates this emotion like no other. So how do those brewers attach a taste to it? In beer of course!

The deeply colored and bittered beer pours dark amber with garnet hues. Its strong and succulent aroma is nutty, caramelized, and slightly buttery. Red apple fuses with sweetness in taste to suggest peanut brittle, cashew and toffee-coated apple.

Its gently burnt sweetness is of seared caramel, soft nuts, slightly of butterscotch and hints of cocoa and coffee- hedging some brown ale attributes. But garnering a bitter tone late, notes of bitter orange peel, pine and bark all round out the sweetness to finish.

Slight vegetation peaks through the starchy body and offers a sweet grilled corn character while the light alcohol spice builds in and assists the hops in drying. Playful astringency links up with resiny hops for a bitter aftertaste that outlasts the burnt caramel sweetness.

 1,062 characters

Photo of delta490
3.12/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out a deep copper with a big creamy almost-white head. Head retention is great aided by steady carbonation. The aroma is very mild, almost not there. It has very light pine hops notes with light bready malt. The taste is just OK, it's got a weird adjunct corn flavor (a recurring theme) and slight metallic tang on the finish. It has a fizzy body that's a little light on the palate. Hoped for more based on the appearance but it's not to be.

 449 characters

Photo of jzlyo
3.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Aroma is candy/fruit and mild notes of citrus and earthy malts. The flavor is citrus, fruit, corn, malts and a mildly bitter/tangy finish. Not bad, could have done better without the corn.

 188 characters

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.04/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

LOOK: The 12 oz bottle pours a copper color. White head forms and left rings of lacing. Has a chill haze.

SMELL: Floral and some hop pellets in the aroma. Some light caramel malt is on the back end.

TASTE: Caramel, grains, and a leafy, mildly bitter hop. The beer drinks easy enough, and there's enough hops to ke

FEEL: Light and a bit watery, but well carbonated enough and refreshing.

OVERALL: An interesting pale ale from Mexico.

 437 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Day Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Queen Of The Night from Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
3.14 out of 5 based on 157 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe