Bucanero Fuerte | Cerveceria Bucanero S.A.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cerveceria Bucanero S.A.
Cuba
cerveceriabucanero.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Imbiber on 07-16-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
41
Avg:
2.75
pDev:
20.36%
 
 
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7
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of All4thebeer
5/5  rDev +81.8%

Photo of Hrgomar
4.6/5  rDev +67.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jesusfgcadiz
3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

Photo of PorterPro125
3.75/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: 355 ml Can (Bought at Kiki's Club in Varadero, Cuba)

L- Pours a slightly darker yellow than the average AAL. Topped by a 1 finger white head. Good retention.

S- Caramel, light grain, and a good bit of grassy hops.

T- Identical to the smell. Well balanced and quite flavourful compared to the other Cuban brews (Cristal, Presidente, etc).

F- Light but not enough to be watery. Moderate and steady carbonation.

O- A very good AAL that is definitely better than any American/Canadian AAL that I know of. Still an AAL, but definitely more lively and tasteful than the average BMC fizz water.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
3.72/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

350 mL brown bottle, capped.

This lager smelled of bready malt with a mild, but pleasant, sweet aroma. The appearance was clear and golden with white foam that settled quickly. There was no apparent stream of bubbles from the bottom of the glass. The taste was dry and biscuity malt with a fairly decent hoppiness. There was a touch of sweetness. The aroma hops came out in the finish. The mouthfeel was dry and crisp with medium-light body and low carbonation feel. The aftertaste was dominated by bready malt and aromatic hops. Not a bad beer, actually. I was pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of theDuck
3.6/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of roddwolff
3.57/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

In the appearance, is an amber color, with a regular head of foam, have a buccaneer in the logo; the smell is sweet, some notes of Malt; the taste is rich, some essences of sugar and corn; the mouthfeel is bittersweet; the drinkability is ok, tasty with the food or alone. Thanks to my friend Miguel Caifanes I could tasted it.

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Photo of talbotjf99
3.51/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Weizenmensch
3.48/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

350mL bottle had at an international beer night in Japan.

For all the bad reviews, this beer is superior to the one I had immediately before, it, Schloss Eggenberger Hopfenkönig.

Not a complex beer by any standard, but this sample is a fresh, yellow lager without great head retention but a perfectly quaffable brew nonetheless. Hops are very mild but detectable as slightly piquant on the palate (no idea what kind of hops they are though). Slightly astringent, but with a satisfying thirst-quenching bitterness. Nose of cereals, but no adjuncts are immediately obvious.

Basically, a quaffable lager without fruitiness or bitterness, suitable for a hot climate where you don't want anything too rich. Not the best lager I've had, but since I've been living in Japan surrounded by egregious happoushuus, this is not bad at all. I'd go so far as to say I'd buy it if I found it in a store. Which I won't, not in southern Japan anyway!

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Photo of Benny_Efkola
3.42/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bit smoother than cristal. Great beach beer

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Photo of metter98
3.4/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and poured with a finger high white head. A very light of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are moderate aromas of grainy and sweet malts in the nose.
T: The taste is rather malty and has flavors of bready and grainy malts.
M: The beer feels light- to medium- bodied and very smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It has a fuller body compared to other beers in the style.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and has some qualities that make it refreshing.

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Photo of jisraelt
3.31/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
3.28/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear, yellow with a very mild white foam head, no retention. Aroma is mild and malty, no hops. Taste is malty, refreshing, very easy to drink. Has more character than mexican macro lagers.

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Photo of MJ63
3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Imbiber
3.25/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Brought back from Cuba by a friend (thanks Jennifer).

From a brown bottle, which I was quite surprised at. Pale gold, slightly hazy, average head and carbonation. Aroma corny to a degree, nothing much else. Some hop flavour in the taste, which is quite mild. A slight metallic tang in the finish isn't appealing. Carbonation dissipates to quite a low level, so there's not much harsh gas bite which is a bonus.

Not great but there are far worse lagers out there. Drinkable, and quite good for a hot day.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.24/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The better choice in Cuba given that most of the time it Crystal that is the beer offered. Slightly darker and more flavorful than Crystal it hits the spot after a hot day in the sun or a long walk around Havana

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Photo of SeanChouffe
3.23/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber/orange color, transparent, with very light co2. Head dies quickly and leaves a light sticky lace. Aroma is fruity, skunky and metallic. Flavor is sweet with a light hop finish (metallic). Mouthfeel is light bodied and effervescent.
IMHO: Pretty good when it is cold; better than I expected.

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Photo of tesguino
3.22/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A great example of beer from the birthplace of rum, smell aromatic like brolied and crushed hops; taste robust, to malt flower, pure, great body; serve in a pint glass, try with most mexican food, in special seafood (ceviche and lobster) it heightens its flavor; 89% recommended.

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Photo of beertunes
3.19/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to a local brewer for this brew, I get to tick Cuba off the countries list! It's a basic Lager that poured a clean, clear pale yellow color that had a thin cap of white head that had no retention or lace. The aroma was on the sweet side, with a light grain scent.

On the tongue, there was a surprising hop kick on top of the fundamental
"warm country lager" flavor. The body was fairly typical for the style, and managed to finish semi-cleanly. Drinkability was good, I could easily pour a few down while on a beach. Overall, a pretty solid example of the type, even if the type isn't all that special.

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Photo of ugolini78
3.18/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clean optional, more flavour than other island beers. Overall very refreshing.

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Photo of CanadianBacon
3.08/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - pours a clear yellow color a couple shades darker than Cristal, 2 fingers of bubbly head that died down fast.

Aroma - A little bit of corn, some toasted malts not much hop aroma at all.

Taste - This is one of the better AAJ's out of Cuba, first you get a light corn with some toasted malts fallowed by that crispness every lager has.

Feel - Light, watery, Crisp, Clean.

Overall - In cuba your most commonly going to drink Cristal, whcih would be the bud or heinakein of cuba. Thiis beer is more or less the stella artois with some toasty characteristics. At dinner I would have one or 2 of these and partying cristal is the way to go.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of cambabeer
3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- deep gold yellow color with fast off white head and pretty big carbonation... boring.

S-Very sweet and malty. Obvious barley and fruityness with a little hops.

T- Again, sweet with toasted malt. Just a little bitterness, not strong enough. A little burnt and some ethanol. Not too bad but nothing to stand out or make it unique.

M- Medium bodied with big carbonation and a very clean feel.

D- Easy, I'd have another.

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Photo of TwiggyCZ
3/5  rDev +9.1%

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