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

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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:
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Added by themind on 07-11-2013

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Ratings:
157
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.14
pDev:
18.47%
 
 
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Photo of kylehay2004
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

i have not had a lot of craft from mexico, and if these are the best they have to offer, i may prefer to keep it that way. this does not work as a pale ale, it has very little malt profile at all, and has much more of an esb aroma and flavor than a pale ale. copper colored and showing a half inch of frothy tan head that dies close to immediately. nose of sweet amber malt and ale yeast ive tasted before. a clean tasting beer, with come copper or minerals on the back end and not a ton of residual sugar given the nose, but i am missing the hops that make a pale ale what it is, just slightly bitter, its not enough to make it work. what i do like about this beer, and the others i have had from these guys, is the feel. all their beers are perfectly carbonated and lathery in feel, expansive and coating, while also being refreshing. its a shame the base beers are all so pedestrian. i will no revisit this one anytime soon.

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Photo of djrn2
3.06/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of LXIXME
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

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.

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Photo of woodychandler
2.2/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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 a slightly hazy Coppery-Brown (SRM = > 13, < 17). Nose seemed awfully malty for an APA, kind of a nutty, caramel scent. Hmmm. Mouthfeel was medium. Taste had a metallic tang and a malty sweetness that were just no bueno for the style. Finish was light, semi-sweet and a real swing and a miss overall. I did get some nice sticky lacing, however, and since I really bought it for the label art and it was inexpensive, I guess that I got my money's worth. YMMV.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Second on the trip through the Day of the Dead is the pale ale. It pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose is a slight breeze of mixed greens dripped with a couple drops of honey. The taste brings in more of the same, with a bit more vigor and a touch of dry barley in the background, which then finds its opportunity to take control near the finish. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, another offering that just reeks of phoning it in on a shoddy 1996 Nokia POS. Next up, the porter...

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
1/5  rDev -68.2%

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.

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Photo of tdm168
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of imperialking
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of smakawhat
2.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A bit murky and copper filled amber to rust brown body. Two finger creamy tan head, but barely manages two fingers off the pour. Seems to settle nicely to a simple top. Pretty basic, not even much noticeable carbonation, slightly lifeless but otherwise ok.

Aroma is kind of wet and grainy with some classic touches. Grainy and very light crusty brown bread but drier and more towards flour. Hints of some sweet graham cracker but with a chalky bit of an angle. Some slight fruity notes bouncing between esters and hop, but seems to lean more towards the yeast component, then turns to an almost grapefruit to tropical.

Mouthfeel is just lousy a bit, and there is just not much going on here. Malt depth completely lost on a watery body and flat mineral carbonated like finish. Rocky aftertaste and not much malt flavor going on here at all. Some dry biscuit but very hard to pick out on the palate. Cola like finish a bit on the sweetness as well. Weird finish, and flavor palate, almost like a malt flat soda.

Bizarre and not really working for me here.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of sd123
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of DucksFan16
2.73/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

04/15/2016

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