Minerva Colonial | Cervecería Minerva

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cervecería Minerva
Mexico
cerveceriaminerva.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by moonman00 on 05-14-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
30
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.19
pDev:
20.69%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Exeter
3.34/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.27/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

355ml bottle - I remember this one being available around here a long time ago, and me missing out on it. Ah well, patience (and forgetfulness) are a virtue.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with one finger of puffy, weakly foamy, and somewhat bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some decent defrosting windshield pattern lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves.

It smells of semi-sweet, bready and doughy pale malt, buttered white toast, further mixed cereal notes, a hint of lemon juice, and some very tame earthy, musty, and dead floral noble hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, more buttered white bread, a muddled light fruitiness, mild earthy yeast notes, and a still very hard to identify weedy and floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly laid-back in its low-key frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and generally smooth, with a wee airy creaminess arising once things warm up a tad. It finishes on the sweet side, lots of grain, and just a pat of butter remaining.

Overall, this is not a particularly winsome version of the style, as that crisp hop tap on the shoulder one might be expecting never materializes. Kind of pithy, and not really all that difficult to drink, but man, what's the point?

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Photo of KingSlayer
4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luis02
4.66/5  rDev +46.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
3.49/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours very pale, clear and whit a very wide white foam head. Smell is malty, sweet and grainy from pilsner malt., no hop aroma. Taste is malty, grainy like cracker bran, almost no hops and low bitterness. Body is very low and carbonation is extremely high, like champagne. Overall a very carbonated lager I would occasionaly drink.

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Photo of FLima
2.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light golden color with a thin head with short retention.
Aroma with predominant notes of honey, lemon and bread.
Flavor with notes of mild spices, lemon, white grapes, minerals, herbs, spices and Kolsch yeast. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Faithful to style and well done Kolsch, no thrills as usual for style though.

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Photo of LennyOvies
2.77/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

L- Clear yellow body and white head.
S- Fresh malt aroma and a hint of lime.
T- Very fresh malt-citrus flavor.
F- Light, watery.
O- Just a simple refreshing pilsner, nothing special about it.

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Photo of IrvingAld
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of thshinning
4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

Photo of cvillase
4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

Photo of lalovox
5/5  rDev +56.7%

Photo of richard_stanton
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Rafreaky
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of KimenTshom
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of RolandoHH
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of marcotulio
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Kirian
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of EOC
4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

Photo of jazztoloc
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of AdrianMendez
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of abecuellar
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Suigintou92
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of jaimenavarrog
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of xnapshot
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of jlindros
3.31/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Light fizzy ½ finger head fades at a med pace, crysal clear golden light lager color

Nose is more like macro swill, skunked lager, light metallic, a light wheat and pilsner malt, hint toasty. A bit of decent malt that saves it but it seems like it was mistreated.

Taste is a bit better, toasty malt and bready taste kick in at first, plenty of wheat, and a whole grain pasta like taste. Light lager fruits and pilsner malts, just a hint of skunk and metallic taste. Little juicy malt, and faint touch of grassy hop. Finish is a bit more bitter, more grassy hops, dry, semi crisp lager finish, light toasty malt.

Mouth is lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad, but kinda meh. The other two from them were much better, but this still beats almost all the other lager beers from the area.

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Minerva Colonial from Cervecería Minerva
3.19 out of 5 based on 30 ratings.
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