Otro Mundo Strong Red Ale | Otro Mundo Brewing Company

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Otro Mundo Strong Red AleOtro Mundo Strong Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Otro Mundo Brewing Company
Argentina
otromundo.com

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 01-28-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
14.2%
 
 
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Photo of CesarLopes
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kamilgracki
3.86/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Expecting another pale lager, pleasantly surprised to find this interesting brew. Tangy, winelike flavor from a hazy copper-orange body. Light taste lingers on the palate. Malty brew is very satisfying...

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Photo of richvide0
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is the best beer that can be found on a store-shelf in Argentina. I can only find it at Gallega supermarkets and one restaurant in the pueblo I live in. Even though it may not be the greatest beer in the world, it feel like it to me after having to succumb to Quilmes and all the other crap beer they have here. It got so bad that Quilmes Bock was my go-to beer.

I had read about Otro-Mundo online but didn't see them anywhere. Then one glorious day I saw the strong red ale at the supermarket. Finally, a beer that reminded me of something I would buy at home (Boston).

As far as flavors go, I don't taste raisin, butterscotch, pear, crushed granite, or all the other crazy flavors I've read here . It has a bold flavor, it's kind of sweet, it has a nice coloring and a nice alcohol content. I like to feel the warmth. It's not very hoppy which I actually appreciate as I think I'm starting to distance myself from the mega-hop wagon. It's around $3 U.S/500 ml. bottle here so I always grab everything they have.

I like the serving size although for some reason the bottles aren't returnable here like Quilmes, Brahma and others (And that's a big thing here. If you don't bring a bottle back when buying another bottle cashiers look at you like you're crazy).

Thank you Otro Mundo!

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Photo of FLima
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Amber reddish color with a thin head with short retention, but leaving laces.
Fruit aroma with predominant notes of apple juice, cherries, bubblegum and caramels. Hints of guaranĂ¡ powder and brown sugar.
Likewise fruity and relatively medium hoppy flavor with notes of dank herbal hops that fades later, cherries, anise, yeast, guaranĂ¡, molasses, nutty malts, butterscotch, pear, white grapes and raisins. Dry and fruity aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light towards medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7.5% abv is felt, but does not bother.
Sweet fruity beer, not exceptional, but also not bad. Decent complexity, but a bit cloying sweetly.

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Photo of Dicers
3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of lehueve
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tommy93
5/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of grahamboudreaux
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of metter98
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is relatively clear reddish copper in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of fruity yeast are present in the nose along with some hints of caramel malts.
T: The overall taste is quite fruity like the smell but also has some notes of sweetness and hints of caramel malts.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and slightly thin on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite drinkable for the style and completely hides any traces of alcohol. It's quite enjoyable, especially if you like aromas and flavors of fruity yeast.

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Photo of chinchill
3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle served in a snifter. Apparent bottling date of Oct. 2011.

Poured red-amber, slightly hazy, with a small and short-lived off-white head. Smells of light, medium and caramel malts with alcohol esters and a good bit of fruitiness. These features also show up in the taste is similar, but with some balancing bitterness, less fruit and a major note of lightly roasted nuts. Lightly sweet. Near medium body is a touch watery; medium-low carbonation; semi-dry finish.

O: Caramel/malt bomb with subtle, but perhaps above average, complexity for a red ale.

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Photo of tone77
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a dark caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, alcohol. Taste is malty, caramel, slightly sweet, a hint of alcohol, some molasses.. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall this is a solid beer.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Offa
3.39/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Copper amber but a bit of an insipid orange - not bright. It has a small off-white head soon thinning to a foamy ring & wisps.

Aroma is a simple but nice, rich raisiny grain & caremelised bread crust, dough, wood.

Taste is slightly meaty raisin & toast, a bit winy, with pleasant grain, caramel-winy character but simple, thin, a bit watery. In the end, it's quite simple, very thin, a bit rough and bland, despite som pleasant elements.

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Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Beejay
2.76/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Described on the label as "Red Ale"

A: Amber orange in color with a dense, but fluffy head. Looks nice.

S: Very caramel sweet, cloyingly sweet. Bready with notes of raisin, and brown sugar. Blanketing the entire aroma is a fairly strong booze smell.

T: Booze comes out right away. Bread, caramel, and raison come through as well. Certainly a bold flavor. Some bitterness in the finish, but the booze knocks it out pretty quickly. Some floral notes.

M: The body is a lot thinner than I would like in the style. Medium to medium light in body, carbonation is light, but assertive.

O: Overall it feels a bit rough around the edges. Smoothed out and I think it would be a pretty good beer, but right now the harshness of the alcohol i a bit much for me.

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured into a pint glass:

a nice clean amber pour with a tiny amount of head which quickly disappeared. smells of fruits and nuts up front.. smells like a barleywine honestly. the taste is very boozey up front with a nutty backbone, hints of fruits and toffee. very lightly carbonated, medium bodied, surprisingly smooth for the abv, yet still warms your chest up a bit on the way down.

i picked this up because i'm originally from argentina. i had a quilmes once and it was garbage.. i read up on regia and it seemed like it wouldn't be much different, this one though - it stuck out. it wasn't bad, and it was definitely a lot better than the tasteless quilmes lager i had.

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Photo of OldTime
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Hanzo
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of mralphabet
3.41/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass

A: Very nice amber color, pretty clear with a little carbonation showing. Big 2 fingers worth of head that settles to a nice ring with wonderful lacing from start to finish.

S: Very malty, bready with a slightly hoppy aroma. Very Red Ale like.

T: Just like the smell with some added flavors I missed in the smell... Start is very toasted, sweet malt then a nice hint of caramel, and finishes with a light hops.

M: Medium boded with a good amount of carbonation, but smooth finish. Pretty standard for a Red Ale

O: Pretty average Red... All the right notes are hit with this one. Worth looking for.

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Photo of Suds
3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Here is a very European red ale. It's a very clear amber color, with an off-white head. The aroma is all malt...with a touch of yeast and alcohol. Slight toast, biscuit...very sweet...almost a honey-like scent. The taste is similar. Lots of malt, balance to the sweet side with serious malt flavor. Not really roasted, but rather toasted and bread-crust. Firm mouthfeel. Again, very European in it's feel.

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