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

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Day Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Immortal BelovedDay Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Immortal Beloved
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Brewed by:
Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
Mexico
mexicalibeer.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Lemke10 on 08-05-2013

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50
Ratings:
207
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
15.9%
 
 
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Photo of TheSwiggsScenario
4.15/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It looks better in the bottle than out of it, since the head disappears too quickly.

Smell of banana bread and the spices commonly associated with Heferweizen. Aspiration reveals a relatively substantial burnt note.

Loved the taste - really well balanced and goes down easily. All the usual bananas and cloves with little sourness, leaving a smooth and excellent beer. Highly recommended.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.99/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Immortal Beloved Hefeweizen has a medium, off-white head, a very hazy, opaque, orange appearance, lots of tight little bubble streams, and a decent lacing left behind. The aroma is very strongly of banana, and I was smelling that even before I brought my nose to the glass. The smells are of banana, white wheat bread, a bit of coriander, as the beer warms, and even a touch of lemon. Flavor is of banana, white wheat bread, bread crust, faint coriander, tap water (not unusual for wheat beer), lemon or citrus juice, sugar, and dough. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and cottony, and Immortal Beloved Hefeweizen finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and quaff-able. Overall, this is excellent, and I strongly recommend it!

RJT

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Photo of JaimeLondon
3.87/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mexican hefeweizen that surprised me, maybe because it doen's taste exactly like a wheat beer.
It pours an opaque orange body and a small foam in the glass.
Smell and taste notes ranges from wheat and cloves (typical from hefeweizen) to hops and berries! There is a slightly alcoholic note as well, and I can feel some notes from brazilian guaraná fruit. Really nice!
Feel is ok, body, carbonation and bitterness level are not surprising at all. Feels nice though.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.85/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly copper-toned amber, darker than table honey and about as clear/opaque, and that’s before pouring in the rest with fine sediment. Now a few shades darker, highly opaque with swirling clouds of yeasty goodness. Off-white to beige head, light, large and fluffy, bot only moderate retention. Film-forming for a brief while, hardly any lace. Strong classic banana notes, but also powerful apple-, and berry-like esters, and then faint clove and even black pepper. JUst a little too cloying. Let’s be honest for a moment. The screw-top lid, the fact that this is not a US craft brewery, let alone a well-known one, their numerous only average offerings, all makes you think this is not a top tier brewery and probably that all of their beers are mediocre, although not bad. However, this Hefeweizen at least, is something to marvel at. About as good as any other I’ve had to date, and in some cases, much better. Tart and sweet banana and bubblegum throughout, and as musty as you’d expect with the amount of yeast that got left in this. Though you can find it still, especially in the finish, and especially near the bottom of the glass, Immortal Beloved is a little weak in the clove department. Nonetheless a solid, flavorful beer. Medium-bodied, milky texture, just the lightest, finest tingles turning to almost creamy, semi-smooth, moderately crisp, a balance of richness and refreshment.

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Photo of jps0869
3.79/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice little wheat with characteristic notes of clove and banana on the nose and palate. Decent mouthfeel and pleasant ABV. Drank from a 12oz bottle as part of a mystery pack from HEB in Austin, TX.

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Photo of metter98
3.72/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving only some wispy lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of bananas are present in the nose along with some hints of wheat.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is dominated by flavors of bananas from the yeast and has hints of the underlying wheat. No clove-like spices are detectable.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer might not look like a traditional hefeweizen and lacks the champagne-like effervescence but the smell and taste are true to the style. It's easy to drink and isn't a bad Mexican representation of a Bavarian style.

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Photo of Lemke10
3.72/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got a sample bottle from our distributor at work. This pours a cloudy golden color with a slight off-white head. There is a pretty strong aroma of wheat, citrus, and coriander. The taste is creamy and full of citrus. Finishes with a little spice. Very similar tasting to Buffalo Bills Orange Blossom Cream Ale, which is more main-stream than this. It’s nice to finally see some decent Mexican craft beers in the U.S. market.

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Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell has some banana and wheat elements to it. Taste is banana, spice, some wheat, refreshing and disappearing quick. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.65/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sampling right now on 2/28/15. Comes in a 11.2 ounce (330ml) bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a pilsner glass.

This 'Hefeweizen' (wheat) style brew pours a honey-orange in color with no head at all. Pretty much the same is said for the lacing as well. the aroma is of some cloves, bananas and bubble gum which is the same for many 'Hefe's" out on the market today. A good amount of sediment is seen at the bottom of the bottle after the pour. The taste follows the nose with some corn-sweet grains also. Actually very easy to drink with no harsh or bitter aftertaste. One of the better Mexican brews and a decent job for a hefeweizen-style brew. Lighter-to medium bodied with hardly any carbonation which looks for this brew. Overall, isn't that bad.

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Photo of icehawk
3.64/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle 

 Appearance: Cloudy orange/amber with foamy white head 

 Aroma: Banana, yeast, orange, earthy/dusty 

 Taste: Light fruit, very fresh bananas, orange... slightly sweet 

 Palate: Medium/Light body, slight carbonation, spicy mouthfeel 

 Overall: Nice flavor, not too yeasty. Pleasant surprise

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.64/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at a Mexican restaurant in Denver, the name of which I cannot remember. Pours hazy yellow as expected with a fluffy white head. Aroma of clove and banana, sweet wheaty malts, honey, maybe some pear. Flavor follows as expected with nice banana and clove notes, honey sweetness, and a relatively clean finish. Body is light with medium plus carbonation. Very easy drinking. Not bad.

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Photo of OldManMetal
3.57/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Immortal Beloved pours to a very brief-lived medium creamy white head on a very effervescent deep gold body that is somewhere between cloudy and hazy. Lacing is sparse, and immediately beats a quick retreat back into the beer. The nose is moderate in intensity, as suits the style, leading with yeast, then a nice blend of candy-like banana, clove-spice and faint alcohol overtones; there is surprisingly little wheat character to be found. The initial flavor is banana candy with hints of tart citrus; by mid-palate the banana deepens and sweetens, some spicy clove character emerges to back it up and the tartness increases a bit. There's just a bit of yeast character present, and the wheat foundation is mostly obscured by the other flavors. The finish is citrus/estery, showing a tart banana flavor; this plus a bit of yeast bite constitutes the linger, which lasts for a few minutes. The mouthfeel is commensurate with the light-medium body, while the texture is a bit too peppery from the over-expressed carbonation and shows a disappointing lack of creaminess. (11.2 oz screwtop bottle, no code date)

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.56/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well, I might be being to direct with this brief yet honest review . . . But, a hefe brewed in Mexico ? It's pretty much what I expected. Honestly not terrible but definitely one and done for me. Aromas are banana and typical for the style. Feel is slightly crisp . . . Just a bit below average mouthfeel. Flavors are slightly fruity with berries, banana and classic wheat. Overall, the guys at my local shop are always talking this brewery up but I knew I wasn't buying for a reason.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy amber peach juice with streams of bubbles rising from specific locations on the bottom of the glass. Topped with 3 fingers of fluffy white head.

Peach juice, bubblegum, coriander, new plastic.

Hefty sweetness, apple sauce, caramel notes, bubblegum and coriander.

Moderate but chewy body, medium to low carbonation for the style.

Got at Tops in Chiang Mai, drank same day (July 4th, 2016). Exceeded my expectations, but I can understand why others are giving low ratings. Its a beautiful beer with pleasant qualities and 'pretty' label, but a little syrupy for the style. If I think of it as a Belgian pale ale or even a saison, the beer pleases me more.

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Photo of zeledonia
3.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at the Beer Box in Playa del Carmen. Tasted 25 December 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours a medium-dark, late summer wheat yellow. Half a finger of white head, okay retention and lacing. For a hefe, oddly dark and not so nice on the eyes.

Smell is super yeast. A little bit of wheat, a little bit of spice. It's a buoyant yeast smell, kinda like banana, or the essence of banana-like fruits.

Taste is a mellow spice, like cloves, round and warm with no zip. Again, pretty darn yeasty with only a small amount of wheat.

Feel is a little on the flat side, feels kinda rounded and expansive. Could use some more carbonation.

A passable hefeweizen. I probably wouldn't pick it over the stellar ones I can get in my area of the midwest, but it's not bad.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.54/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a hazy medium caramel amber with a thin white head. Aroma of wheat, light citrus and banana. Flavor is sweet fruit emphasizing banana flavors, clove with light wheat, finishing with light clove and slight hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied with active carbonation. All the hefeweizen flavors are here, but almost opposite of a well balanced beer in that style. The spicing and fruit flavors are dominant with the wheat taking a far back seat. Some of the estery banana flavor seems almost artificial. An adequate, but unbalanced attempt at a hefeweizen. With the traditional classics in this style so readily available and inexpensive, it seems odd to even try to produce a modest example. It went well with lunch, but not a repeat beer.

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Photo of jucifer1818
3.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This one just came out in my area (as well as almost all of the breweries main line), and I had to give it a shot. After all, Mexican craft beer. I have been curious about that stuff for some time now.

so I picked up two bottles to give emmn a try.

a: Its color is proper for the style, but its weak head retention does seriously count against it. its part of the soul of a hefe-wisen
Granted it makes it a LOT easier to pour, but I count against it for this
2.5/5

s: Banana, clove, light spice, and some fruity smells (I'm thinking nutty apricot to an extent). Not bad, but its not blowing me away
3.5/5

t: did I mention that I had this one after work? this is a beer best enjoyed after work...Its very drinkable. Refreshing and VERY banana forward, its very much to my liking.
Its hard to keep the glass last with a taste like this.

M: odd. this one does not bite as hard as other hefe's, but I like that. I never much like the carbiantion bit from most hefe's. Lower carb than other hefe's,but still plenty carbonated to be enjoyed.
4/5

Overall, Iam not dissapointed by this one. Are their better hefe's? yea, sadly so. but this ones drinkability and refreshing nature really makes it a good choice to shake things up
Well worth it for a 6 pack, and as a good example of a good beer from mexico.
3.5/5

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Photo of jzlyo
3.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is yeast, lemons, bananas and sweet bubble gum. The flavor is lemons, light bananas, bubble gum and a mix of wheat and sweetness in the finish. A little more sweet than most hefes but it was decent hefe all around.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.46/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

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

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some mild sweetness comes in from flavors of bananas, citrus and caramel. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth but a bit watery, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style. It's not a bad beer, but there are definitely several other options in the style that I would choose first.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.42/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is cloves, banana and grain.
The taste is sweet, mild bitter note, kind of fruity too.
The texture is softer.
It's fine enough.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.42/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy golden apricot in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some peach + golden yellow + burnt orange highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of overripe bananas with moderate aromas of lemon citrus and moderate aromas of clove. There is a light note of wheat underneath.

T: Upfront there is the lightest hint of wheat but that is quickly overtaken by moderate to strong flavors of overripe and slightly bruised bananas (you know the ones that are just about to turn and only be good for making banana bread). There are some light to moderate flavors of lemon citrus and moderate to strong flavors of clove.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Kind of creamy.

O: This one is pretty easy to drink but might be a touch too sweet with the overripe/bruised banana flavors and aromas. Refreshing and certainly sessionable.

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Photo of mjurney
3.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance:
Dark gold color, cloudy. Lots of bubbles streaming. Small head.

Aroma:
Bananas, cloves, some tartness. Sweet bready malts.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Tartness up front, almost sourdough like. Some bananas, cloves and hint of peaches. Sweet bready malts. Finish is semi-dry, just a little chalky. Body is medium, chewy, semi-refreshing, easy drinking.
distinctive taste. Malty, bready, grassy, grainy, just a touch of caramel. Hop bitterness is mild, spicy-floral. Finish is very crisp, clean, a little dry. Body is very crisp and clean, refreshing, semi-dry, well carbonated.

Overall:
It's a fairly good Hefeweizen.

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Photo of Brenden
3.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Darker than most and lacking the certain depth and softness that marks the style, this beer by contrast is a moderately hazed burnished gold-copper. The head, tinted yellow, is spritzy and falls apart but does leave rings at the edges that drop spotting on the glass.
Clove is prominent on the nose with less accessible notes of overripe banana and dusty earth. It's light and more spicy than anything. While not particularly aromatic or flavorful, and a little heavy-handed for the style, it's very apparent that no adjuncts are used (claims I've heard that seem to evidence bias) and that Belgian yeast was used.
The feel is interesting and seems to be an oxymoron in itself in that it's effervescent while being more medium- than light-bodied. Still, it's a bit too thick without the depth or the rolling softness that marks mastery of the style. It has a crisp bite, which seems to be the focus.

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Photo of u2carew
3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a big head that settles quickly to a thin lacing on top. Hazy, straw colored body.
S) Clove. Banana. Yeasty
T) Light, wheat taste, a bit on the thin side. Lingering dry, graininess in the finish.
M) Crisp. Light body. Dry.
O) Looks good, smells good, but lacks some hefeweizen characteristics like the chewy, wheaty body. Drinks more like a golden ale.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
3.32/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

This is more like a cristal weizen, not hazy not "hefe" at all. Taste is ok but not great. Day of the dead beers are mild and commercial but not bad examples of the styles.

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