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

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Brewed by:
Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
Mexico
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Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Lemke10 on 08-05-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
210
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
15.6%
 
 
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Reviews: 51 | Ratings: 210
Photo of StArnoldFan
2.04/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

One of the worst hefes iv had in a long time. On vaca in Cancun, picked up a single at Walmart. Consumed at the resort 2 days later. Absolutely nasty nose, overly sweet like candy and not much better on the mouth. No clove or banana like I'm used to tasting. Maybe I'm a Hefe snob cause I get Live Oak Hefe on the regular at home, but this is shit.

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Photo of dukeandduke
2.33/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Chicago 1/4/16 (11.2 oz bottle poured into beer glass). Hazy dark golden pour with generous white head and heavy carbonation fading to mild upon settling. Strong lemon, orange and yeast aroma. Heavy feel and felt stronger than the 5.5% ABV. Taste of lemon and citrus dominates, didn’t like the taste of banana. Many better Hefeweizen options out there.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.38/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

11.2 ounce twist-off bottle - Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Best Before: 080914.

Appearance: Lightly hazed, golden-orange body with a small, very thin, white head barely kept alive by steady streams of soda-like bubbles.

Smell: Somewhat sweet-smelling corn-based cereal with the merest aromatic mention of 'nana and lemon. Ay Dios Mio!!

Taste: Sweet start, with what seems like some corn slide into the recipe for a taste of corn syrup glazed grains. Very faintly bready. Near-dead notes of citrus, banana. No appreciable hop character. Then, it's back to the sugariness until the lightly fizzy finish. An embarrassing effort.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Beloved? Geez, no. Immortal? Well, it will live on in my mind as a truly ghastly hefe until the end of my days.

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Photo of jsoneff
2.52/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Smell of strong canned cat food, deep Amber color with little head and no lacing, not even close to a traditional Belgian or German hefe, odd taste of bad quality yeast, none of the usual flavor except perhaps an off flavor banana note, but it's not correct and overall a really unpleasant beer. It's a shame because the art on the bottle was very appealing and I love wheat beers, fortunately I only bought a single at Ramirez Beverage Warehouse in south LA so I only wasted $1.89. 7/11.2 ounces will be poured down the drain.

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Photo of Flagwanderbrew86
2.54/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Dry, light bodied. Tastes ok, it's lacking head, color, and aroma. Not a lot of yeast character.
It's ok, but better off going for a traditional hefe.

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Photo of CHickman
2.57/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours crystal clear gold amber color with bubbles racing up the beer to a big foamy 2 finger white head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly, leaving OK lacing. The second swirl of the brew kicked up the yeast which looked like crap floating in a toilet after it poured in.

Smells corn like in a macro lager, caramel, grains, light yeast and cardboard; not what I expected since it looked good, this smells like a Bud or Corona with extra yeast in it and was very disappointing.

Tastes like it smells with corn and malt up front like in a macro lager, light caramel, grains, yeast/cardboard, banana and some other fruit; not as bad as the nose, but this lacked that hefeweizen flavor that I was hoping for. Tastes basically like half a Bud or Corona was poured into a glass with a half a Blue Moon. It has some sweetness, but not enough to make it good.

Mouthfeel is light and on the crisp side, with mild fizzy carbonation and a slightly sweet aftertaste that is grainy with clove trailing off and finishes almost dry.

Great looking artwork and cap, it would be easy to drink if it tasted better but this formula needs help or the brew needs better quality hops and yeast added as it's not that good.

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Photo of E-McFarden
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Orange scents with bubblegum, wheat bread, and Belgian yeast. Taste starts off bread like but finishes very wet and inky, almost an under attenuated taste. Okay on the subliminal flavors but not so good on quality

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Photo of Carlton1964
2.77/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Looks like a Hef...smell like a Hef (Kinda), Taste like a Hef kinda, and...well ya guessed it, feels like a Hef. This being said, something is missing. Has that made in a commercial plant taste to it. Seems like not enough put into the fine art of brewing. This is what I'd expect if say...Schlitz made a hef. I can't say this was bad...it was acceptable to drink...just not a highly refined brew you'd go out of your way to find.

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
2.78/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Probably one of the worst Hefeweizens I have ever had. It's sweet, but I don't get much of the banana / clove flavors I associate with German Hefeweizens. There's actually a weird yeast funkiness to this beer, which kind of reminded me of some funky Belgian beers I have had. The one redeeming factor to me is the artwork on the bottles and 6-pack case. I still have 4 beers from the 6-pack. I may drink them, but maybe I'll find alternative culinary uses for them.

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Photo of The_Mad_Capper
2.83/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The aroma includes honey and crayons with just a touch of grape-like fruitiness. The off-white head is reluctant to form, and the body is cloudy and deep gold. The sweetness in the flavor is only vaguely banana-like; there is a dull tartness backed by some hop bitterness and just a little spiciness. It has a medium body with crispness from the moderate carbonation.

Perfectly drinkable but not very good overall. The aroma is especially unimpressive, while the flavor is sweet but constantly competes with a weird, crayon-like tartness.

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Photo of Billolick
2.99/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle

Pours dull and hazy light tangarine, under a moderate off white head.

Super ripe bananas upon the sniff.

More over ripe bananas all over this. Over the top ripeness, makes this go over to the kinda unpleasant side. Sort of an acrid and off putting bitterness in the finish.

One and done here and thankfully I purchased just this singe bottle

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Photo of biboergosum
2.99/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle, still with the creepy Dio de Los Muertos imagery, and without much information on the beer herein beyond the name.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden amber colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and weakly bubbly ecru head, which leaves some random landfall lace around the glass as it readily subsides.

It smells of mildly acrid yeast, musty banana chips, bready pale and spicy wheat malt, a further strangely sinful (not in the pleasant way) corn grist astringency, faint and duly muddled savoury spice, and perhaps the suggestion of rubber-booted citrus. The taste is more grainy and semi-sweet wheat malt, a tag-a-long sugary corn character, overripe applesauce, pureed bruised bananas, ethereal clove/coriander spice, a certain hole where I was expecting some table pepper, and a bit of dank wet cardboard.

The bubbles are pretty low-key, and hardly even noticeable at times, the body a decent medium weight, and smooth, I suppose, with a growing clamminess as it warms. It finishes on the sweet side, the various perceived malts employed here running the table, as it were.

While not particularly egregious in its flaws, they are indeed there for all (ok, maybe not all) to see, smell, and taste. Way too sugary (at times from dubious sources), and with a yeastiness that seems to come and go at will - control, people! Anyways, closer to the purported base style than the others from this brewing concern that I've yet tried, which is faint praise, I'm afraid.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3/5  rDev -8.3%

No label information. Immortal Beloved is brewed in the style of a German Hefeweizen and available year round in 11.2 oz. 6 packs and on draft.

Served in a pint glass above 46 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pours a frothy sudsy head of a creamy white complexion over a very hazy cinnamon amber body with plentiful relaxed carbonation. Retention is average at best and there is no visible lacing or legs to this beer. The aroma has common hefe notes of bold raw banana and lesser clove with a fairly transparent wheat and pale malt base with a modest sweetness. The flavor bursts with many varying flavors. Firstly, a very mild pale and wheat malt base up front with a peculiar yeast profile, slightly less banana and clove but more Belgian spice and stone fruit with a peculair candied finish. The texture is thin, soft and yeasty, carbonation generates a moderate frothiness for a smooth, lightly zesty mouthfeel. Balance is slightly spicy and yeasty over sweet. Alcohol presence is low. I'm not certain if the best choice was made for the yeast with this beer, as the resulting flavor is confused between a German Hefeweizen and the sugary sweet malt forwardness of a Belgian Dubbel. It's a bit too confused to be enjoyable.

Los Muertos Brewing's
Hefeweizen: Immortal Beloved
3.00/5.00

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.01/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Has a good fruity/banana smell when you open the bottle. Pours a dark and very hazy orange color with little to no head. There is just a hint of carbonation and lacing. The initial taste is a little off when I compare it the other Hefe's I have had. The aftertaste is not much different either. Not really impressed, would probably buy again

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Photo of woodychandler
3.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I forget when and where I discovered this series, but I was immediately struck by the label art. I hope that someone at Los Muertos is reading this and will CANsider putting these beers in CANs as the art would look fantastic in this format.

From the bottle: "Day of the Dead Beer[/]Cerveza De Los Muertos".

This label is a little disturbing. Is the groom trying to give the bride a hickey or is he a closet zombie, taking a bite from her neck? Either way, she seems to be enjoying herself with her head tilted,her right arm thrown back, her eyes closed and a gentle smile playing across her ruby lips. I guess that once you are dead and immortal anything goes. I will report back when my time comes.

I could see some sediment in the punt of the bottle so I really agitated it before I unscrewed the top. I got two fingers of soapy, tawny head that quickly fell away to a skim. Color was a cloudy yellowish-orange, like fresh-pressed apple cider (SRM = > 13, < 17). Nose smelled like banana bread - very banana-like but with a strong bready malt presence. Hefeweizen remains one of my least favorite styles, but I am trying very hard to give them a chance. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was definitely more banana than bready malt. I dislike banana, either artificially or as a byproduct of the yeast strain. It irks me because I know that a hefeweizen that is fermented under lager conditions will be clove-forward in its esters and I really dig that. This was pretty run-of-the-mill as far as I was concerned. Finish was semi-sweet, not cloying (thank Bob!) and drinkable, but one would be my limit. I am willing to revisit this if they begin to CAN our loving couple.

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Photo of ordybill
3.06/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is similar to an American Adjunct Lager with a large white head. Sweet aroma with an overly sweet taste of bananas and some yeast. Not a bad beer, Mexico seems to be developing a craft beer industry also.

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Photo of vickersspitfire
3.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance:
Bright golden in color with a hazy body and a fine sediment resting at the bottom of the glass. The carbonation is lively as you pour and slowly settles into a still body of beer. The head is thick, white and porous and quickly thins out into a thin lasso around the glass. Good lacing marks every sip you take.
This beer does become quite dark when the sediments are agitated and even looks better.
Smell:
Lemon, grass and citrus zest fill your nose. A mild malt aroma hits you after a while.
Taste:
The flavors are a bit watered down, but as it warms up, the lemon and citrus zest start coming out. It’s slightly tart overall and sweet as you swallow even in its aftertaste.
Mouthfeel:
Light bodied, smooth.
Overall:
This is an OK beer, not one I would buy again but it as a nice try, it’s very smooth but you have to wait about thirty minutes for the fi=ull flavors to come out.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.16/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty decent hefe. Tonnns of banana ester smell and the taste follows along with some bubblegum at the end. A little much banana for my tastes but still good.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.17/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with okay label art and twist-off pressure cap acquired at a local cornerstore last week and served into a conical Pinthouse Pizza pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given the brewery. 5.5% ABV per the label.

Served cold - at fridge temp. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a four finger wide head of white colour. A bit thinner than would be ideal. Subpar creaminess and frothiness. Inconsistent spotty lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head slowly recedes. Head retention is good - about 6 minutes.

Body colour is a translucent nontransparent murky copper of average vibrance. No floating yeast particles or sediment is visible. Appears well-carbonated.

Overall, it's a bit disconcerting. A good hefeweizen is always a hazy orange with good vibrance, and this is far from on the mark. It's a pleasant enough appearance in a general sense, but it's far from conventional.

Sm: Fresh wheat, a hint of stale orange peel, flaked wheat, starches, coriander, banana, and a hint of clove. It's not as yeasty as I'd like. It's an interesting aroma for the style and I'm looking forward to trying it. A pleasant if surprisingly dry aroma of average strength.

No alcohol or overt hop character is detectable. If anything I get a bit of hoppy fruitiness.

T: Flaked wheat, banana, clove, faint orange peel, fruity hop character, clean barley. It's surprisingly well balanced and has a nice taste. The starchiness from the aroma is luckily absent here. I like it.

Very cohesive, but not quite gestalt. Has nice complexity and subtlety for a hefeweizen. It's not real intricate or nuanced, however. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

Mf: Too dry and starchy. Also probably too coarse for a hefeweizen. Overcarbonated. Unrefreshing. Medium body. Decent presence on the palate.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh.

Overall, this texture complements the taste decently. It's not the juicy, refreshing, über-drinkable mouthfeel featured in the best hefeweizens, but it'll do.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. It's an enjoyable hefeweizen but isn't without its flaws. I wouldn't buy it again - at least not here in Texas where there's a good market for hefeweizens, but it's not bad for the price point and you could do worse in terms of Mexican hefeweizens.

C

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Photo of delta490
3.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured a slightly hazy color somewhere between the intersection of gold and amber. It's not orange, not the color of hay. It had about a half-finger of fizzy white head that quickly burned off and left almost no lacing. Some visible carbonation and oddly large bubbles. The aroma isn't terrible, some light hints of orange, spices, wheat, and banana all show up at one point or another. But it's pretty mild throughout. The taste is even more subdued than the aroma. It has those elements but they taste muted and watered down. The mouthfeel is equally watery. Not terrible, but not a great hefeweizen, either.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.19/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

And here my initial Los Muertos impressions come to an end. Been a long, pathetic trip, for the most part, so hopes aren't exactly high for the hef. Still, what must be done must be done. This stuff pours a mostly clear brass topped by a finger of short-lived off-white foam. The nose comprises mild wheat, what may or may not be a dash of clove, light almond (the hell?), and a half-twist of vague citrus. The taste generally brings in more of the same, with more distinct citrus (leaning orange here), an addition of banana, and a lack of tat strange almond character. The body is a light medium, with a rather light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a nice enough hef, I suppose, but definitely nothing to get off the couch for. And so ends my trip through these newcomers. Bottom line: I'm nowhere close to impressed. Oh well...

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Photo of chinchill
3.26/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottled stamped BEST BEFORE 050914 served in a snifter.
Pours with almost no head. Lightly hazy even just a tiny bit of sediment left in the bottle.
True enough to style to be easily recognized as a Hefeweizen. Banana, clove and wheat are dominant. A bit thin and sweet, rather astringent, and not as soft as hoped. Otherwise, not bad.

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Photo of bmwats
3.26/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 33 cl bottle into a weizen.

A: Golden hue. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly white head. Settles quickly. Plenty of rising effervescence, and pockets of bubbles cling to the sides of the glass. Some fair lacing mostly retreats back into the body of the brew.

S: Sourdough, yeast, and plenty of lemon citrus.

T: Wheat, with a little bite, some lemon citrus, a bit of butterscotch, and cotton candy.

M: Light, but full bodied. Diacety in the finish.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is pretty decent. Fair head, and some okay lacing. Characteristic nose of doughy and citrusy character. Wheat with a little citrus, but more buttery sweet and candy sweet components. Overall, this is decent quaff.

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Photo of biegaman
3.29/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Like all good Hefeweizens, the last couple of ounces of Immortal Beloved came out the bottle thick as mud; oddly enough they did not, however, manage to muddy the lightly coppered golden complexion. Where does all this brightness come from - holding it to the light practically requires sunglasses - and where's all the head? This don't look like no Hefe, man!

The beer smells like rotting lemons and badly bruised bananas and other tropical fruits - before shipping from Mexico, did they mix up the loading docks? Most of these festering fruity esters can directly be traced back to the yeast, though there's a particularly 'rancid' quality to this strain that is actually a little off-putting.

There's definitely some relevant flavours present but because the beer lacks the style's trademark creamy, full mouthfeel, it just doesn't taste right. In lacking the soft, sweet, wholesome breadiness of wheat, the malt bill tastes more like corn, linking thoughts to any of Mexico's many ubiquitous mass lagers.

And since the banana and spice are so subtle, it's a hard connection to overcome. While clove isn't entirely absent, it is faint enough to neglect; it impacts the overall beer no more than I do the score in the football game by yelling at the TV. And as for fruit, banana ear medicine is conjured a few times - not a bad taste, but not exactly ideal for a hot-weather quencher.

One word I remember from two years of university Spanish is "jefe". Well hermano, this 'Hefe' is certainly not boss. There is mucho mass to Mexican beer than Corona but this offering, like the others I've tried from Cervecera Mexicana, wouldn't have you believe that. I think next time I see one of these beautifully illustrated bottles on the shelf I'll have to say 'no, gracias'.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.3/5  rDev +0.9%

(3.20) A: Pumpkin orange , good clarity, random release of macro-effervesce bubbles. Spongy off white head with a skim covering is quick to dissipate leaving no legs on the vessel or lasting impression.

(3.25) S: Yeasty orange and banana on the nose, moderate awareness, not much else to go on.

( 3.30) T: Flavor follows the nose, yeasty banana and orange taste. Light tangy tartness, lemon wedge with a hint of sweet honey wheat and honey flowers. Cloying in the front, it provides a soft peppery fade with some fruit and bubblegum yeastiness in the middle of the palate. The finish finds a soft dry yeasty touch of dried cheese.

(3.25) M: Lively mouthful with lots of carbonation, but not neccessarily crisp. Buttery texture good fullness.

(3.30) O: Overall a bit sweet at times. Honestly this would be an entry level hefeweizen by american standards, maybe gaining some respect considering this comes from the land of corona and mass produced macro-lager style beer. A good try considering the locale area to introduce a new style with a bit more daring flavor.

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