Casta Triguera (Wheat Ale) | Especialidades Cerveceras S.A. de C.V.

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Casta Triguera (Wheat Ale)Casta Triguera (Wheat Ale)

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Especialidades Cerveceras S.A. de C.V.

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.56%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 05-18-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of wl0307
2.53/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

5.5%abv. BB SEP 06, served lightly chilled in a 300ml weizen glass.

A: dark straw to pale golden hue, coming with a white foamy head dissipating slowly; the carbonation is lively but not overdone.
S: an exotic sweet aroma of sugar-cane juice and "Marmite" upfront, backed by a sour-sweet prune and yeast-drink like overtone as in some witbier, plus an underlying grainy note of wheat(?, I suppose). The sweetness is a bit overpowering. As I haven't tried this style, I presume the nose is alright?
T: very fizzy mouthfeel upfront, gradually a semi-sweet, wheat-ish and corn-ish grainy flavour prevails, leaving a faintly sour-sweet fruitiness at the back and a watery finish. No bitterness, no yeastiness, no complexity...
M&D: the loosely-formed carbonation just falls apart on the tongue; very light-bodied, which doesn't help the weak flavour at all... I can't understand this beer, if it's not past its prime. It's too watery and off-balance to me. I only wish other "wheat ales" would taste better, otherwise there's no need to "invent" this style.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is my first Mexican beer, apart from the tasteless Corona, which can hardly be called beer. I must say I was not disappointed, this can compete with any American or Belgian wheat ale anytime!

It pours a murky orange, yellow color with a thin head.
Smell of fresh green apples, wheat off course and tart. A good beer for sniffing!
Taste was fresh with the obvious grainy, wheat taste, some nutmeg or something spicy and citrus. Aftertaste was dry and fruity. No herbs added.
I detected a slight oxidation of the beer, so when the beer would have been fresher it would make a nice summer beer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.12/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Interesting label. Interesting beer. Toasty malts and a restrained yeast character give this a unique character.

It pours a clear, very dark straw - almost tan - color. The frothy white head holds fairly well, then drops to a thin (but full) surface covering that leaves tiny spots of lace about the glass.

The nose is malty with notes of wheat and lightly toasty bread, as well as some candy, yeasty spice, and a hint of orange; and the flavor follows almost exactly. It finishes dry and refreshing with a delicate smear of citrus on the tongue. That, coupled with its light body and delicately zesty carbonation leave it remarkably refreshing, almost like a glass of cold water with a twist of lemon. Interesting!

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Photo of GClarkage
4.05/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

01/07/06- Purchased at Sun Devil Liquors in Mesa, AZ.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with no freshness info. Poured into a chalice type glass.

Appearance- Darker yellow almost amber colored pour. Small, yet creamy white head. Maybe 1/4 inch. Medium lacing.

Smell- Fruity, maybe orange or tangerine. Spices as well. Yeasty, as supposed to be.

Taste- Orange flavoring, maybe a touch of lemon peel. Peppery and other spices as well. Nice malty base.

Mouthfeel- Medium carbonation. Mild hop bitterness.

Drinkability- Damn quaffable. Was thirsy and this was the perfect choice to go to. Crisp and tasty. Wishing I bought more than a bottle to try.

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Photo of tesguino
3.22/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

little better in my preferences over franziskaner heffe weisse; similar in taste, like dissolvent; green leaves, flower of hops; balanced, round affluent flavor, little body, something sweet and soft; to paladar watered down. serve in a goblet or pilsner glass; try with mexican christmas food; 88% recommended.

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Photo of Zorro
3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a near clear amber colored ale, disappointing head formation.

Smell is sweet and nutty with a faint sniff of what I can only describe as rum possibly caramel sugar syrup in the alcohol vapor. I double check the rum scent and nail it, the scent of butter rum lifesavers candy. I can't separate out any wheat malt scent the other scents are masking it.

Taste is sweet with that Butter rum lifesavers flavor. Caramelized malt flavor is strong and fairly complex and shifts on the tongue. After a while the flavor becomes popcorn ball sweet buttery and corny. Interesting, not a typical wheat beer of any type it is unique.

Mouthfeel is light for a wheat beer.

Drinkability is OK. Something of a weird beer here I don't know that I would really buy this again over a good German style wheat beer.

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Photo of nekronos
4.15/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I used to like this the best of the brewery, but I started to find more wheat beers, and this is still being good, but I think the brewery needs to upgrade this one, although, it can be its house mark, do not ge tme wrong. The smell is characteristic and the mouthfeel is very different from any other beer in the country, Nice.

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Photo of Albinoh
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear Yellow, white head, little lacing. Simple aroma, grain and malt. Active carbonation. Taste is ok, there is a lot of grain in here, with some malt sweetness coming behind, sometimes the grain flavor is too much. Medium/light body, i preferr my beer a little more creamy. In some sips this beer will taste like a common lager.

I put morena and dorada over triguera.

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Photo of WesWes
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a dry, yet fruity wheat malt and yeast scent. It has a light sweetness as well as a low hop aroma. The taste is decent also. It has a rich malty flavor, unlike the usual, light wheat beers. This definately has some Munich malts in there or something. It goes down smooth and finishes malty with some fruitiness and lemon zest. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a pretty good brew. It like the aroma and taste. It's different, but in a good way.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased as a single at Villa Spirits Shoppe, Storrs, CT.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" eggshell head over the clear light golden brew. Head settles about half, with nice lacing. Aroma is wheat and some light fruitiness, with a hoppiness hiding in there as well. Taste follows the nose, although perhaps a bit muted on all fronts. Mouthfeel is pretty thin seeming, even for the style, but its hard to knock the drinkability, which make it particularly thirst-quenching. Not a bad brew here.

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Photo of Pepeton
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another brew from my home town.
I aknowledge that I might be biased from this one and only microbrewery in my part of the world.

Pours a golden brew, with a nice white and short living head. Little if any lacing.

Smell is just an ale, with some ripe tropical fruit in there.

Taste is tart, somehow citric, but good.

Mouthfeel is refreshing with a dry aftertaste.

I buy this one as often as I can get it. Especially for my wife.

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Photo of merlin48
2.71/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This Casta just didn't come through at all. Pour was a clear, actively carbonated, bright orange body with a small, offwhite head that quickly faded and left behind minimal lace. Aroma was muted, with a faint note of wheat and hops. Almost like a macro. Mouthfeel was light to medium bodied, with moderate carbonation. Taste was similar to a macro, with mild hopping and slight sweetness. Wheat was underwhelming. Overall, this was much similar to a macro. Very undistinguished. Drinkable if you're very thirsty.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a two-finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Clear (unusual for a wheat) amber color. Light bodied. Nose is a slight cider. Medium carbonation. Starts sweet and crisp finishes smooth with little aftertaste. Good summer ale. $1.45 for a 12oz bottle from Vintage Cellar Blacksburg, VA.

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Photo of putnam
3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Malt extract nose -- intensely, makes the intriguing spicy aromatics servant to images of Whoppers (TM). On the palate it is sour and brown-flavored. It reminds me of a malt syrup-laden Goudenband 2002: only blonde. I sense there are some sincere, craft instincts at work here. PH or something is a little wacky -- not sure if it is too high or low. Slick, bleach-like texture and candy aromas frame a healthy outcropping of dried apricots, cracked, raw nuts and rotton, sweet lemons.

Sure wish I could taste this "close to the source."

From a bottle in MI it takes some getting used to, I'm sure.

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Photo of ManekiNeko
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle served chilled in a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear golden yellow topped by a huge and creamy white head. Went away to a small layer of foam and left small networks and fingers of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Very fruity esters of oranges and other citrus fruits, but predominantly orange. Light pineapple and peach aromas.

Taste: Vaguely tart and sour malts, rather sweet. Very fruity wtih oranges, peaches and apricots splashing about.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, and rather refreshing overall. Palate cleansing to boot.

Drinkability: Not a typical American Wheat Ale. It's more fruity and certainly doesn't need a lemon. Worth a try just to give some love to a Mexican brewery that isn't making fizzy yellow tripe.

Other: the bottle art is way cool.

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Photo of Brent
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I try not to get too hung up on whether a beer exactly fits a style, but it is a useful reference to how well the brewer pulled off whatever it was they tried to achieve. Here, it was hard to tell exactly what Casta was aiming for. Initally, this wheat was very muted and soft, like a Hoegaarden in the Belgian-style. Then a touch of fruity yeast crept in, calling to mind a more German hefeweizen style. This faded away toward the finish, and crisped up a bit, in what I think of as the "American wheat" style. Nicely crafted, for what it was, but it never could settle on a uniform personality. Not as rich as a wit, not as full as a hefe, and not as crisp as a pale wheat. In sum, it was okay.

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Photo of mickeymac
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a tall, thin 12 oz bottle, it's bright gold with a fairly thick white head. The smell is citric, with a bit of candy-like sweetness in the background. Unfortunately, the sweetness comes to forefront in the taste, and little else backs it up. It's almost soda-like in its sweetness. With the combination of relatively high price and many others of the same style that are better, I probably won't revisit this one.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy pale straw beer with low but persistant head. Complex fruity aroma with wheat and sweet malt. The fruit aroma that comes to mind is pineapple. The flavor is crisp, with a fruity (again pineapple), slightly sweet begining which leads to a light, but not too dry finish. The body is not quite medium, more of a medium light and the beer is effervescent on the palate. Also in the finish is an ever so slight sour note that is quite refreshing. Oddly enough after a few seconds you can feel an alcohol warmth from the beer.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: One of two fancy looking 12 fluid ounce brown bottles that grabbed my attention at the beer store, the other was the Golden Ale. The bottle is tall with a long thin neck, and has a raised shoulder which is embossed with the Brewery’s logo (a shield of sorts). The neck label list the beer as Triguera, the main label, which has a painting from Sergio Hernández (who is described as a contemporary painter, but the picture is anything but!?!?) has the words Casta Wheat Ale. No freshness date or strength listed. The bottle is very distinctive and looks very appealing – so it does its job. Well presented and it looks pretty cool.

Appearance: Pours with a lovely white head. Plenty of initial carbonation and streamers in the golden body that is quite lucid. The head eventually breaks to a thin ¼” collar covering when left undisturbed.

Nose: Sweet malts with some warm toasted malts. Light hints of citric fruitiness

Taste: Starts with a sweet malt entrance. Fruity middle that has a slight sharp-sour taste; like that experienced from the thick Zest when biting into an Orange. Some toasted malts in the middle, still fruity with a hint of orange in the back end - but quite dry in the finish nevertheless. Clean lines.

Mouthfeel: Pretty average, the fruity feel on the tongue and the solid carbonation helps the beer achieve a clear 3.5 here.

Drinkability: Different, Refreshing, and a nice surprise to be honest. The only draw-back for me was the sweet beginning, beyond that the drink was very enjoyable.

Overall: A little bit too sweet at the beginning for me to be a true session, but refreshing and a nice offering nevertheless. You can’t help but to draw the obvious conclusion here - given the choice between a Corona and this, well, it’s no contest. I don’t need a lime for this beer to be appealing.

Not that bad actually on reflection and well worth a try.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.92/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Strong pleasant fruity aroma, a hint of syrup/ cough-drop to it. My nose detects a faint grainy/ wheaty aroma as well. Gold color with a light haziness. This is a light refreshing beer which is very fruity (a house characteristic apparently). There is a definite Belgian character to this wheat beer. Slightly tart with a low bitterness and a sweet finish. I must say this is probably the best wheat beer out of Central America (though probably the only one as well). I was expecting more of a bland American style wheat and was nicely rewarded by one with Belgian leanings.

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Photo of beerguy101
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Medium gold color. Medium head. Aroma is malty, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied American wheat. Malts are mild, fruity and sweet. Nice banana and clove flavor. Also a touch of grapefruit and orange flavor as well. Nice decent wheat ale. Light and refreshing. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.

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Photo of jcalabre
2.63/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: This is a dark yellow, filtered wheat beer w/ a quickly diminishing white head.
Flavor: It has a slight taste of hops & malt, with some sting to the roof of your mouth.
Aroma: I couldn't detect any.
Overall: This would make a decent lawnmower beer. Nothing special here

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Photo of inebrius
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear harvest gold under a hearty white cap. Nose of tropical fruits packed in straw then left out in the sun. A draught has honey malt and earth humping your buds to finish mildly spicy, but clean and with much taste. Powerful, refreshing, a joy to drain. Taken fresh, mere kilometers from the source, which may have made all the difference. Que qualidad!

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: bright golden color, with a big, bubbling pure white head.
Aroma: soft and sweet, floral & honeyed, quite pretty, though no citrus stands out, which I always look for in this style.
Tasty texture, neat little hop drop, but very mellow. Lacks the tongue-play I like in a hefe weizen, though this certainly seems sans hefe, if I may mix my languages. I liken mein weizens mit hefe, danke!
Body is light, taste is delicious, with a pleasant sweetness riding throughout.
Despite my reservations, vis a vis the filtration, this was fine for what it is, tasty, simple, easy drinking. If this flowed as freely as Corona does, here and South of the border, there'd be happier tastebuds all around.
thanks to kbub6f, again.

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Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 34 ratings