Bucanero Fuerte | Cerveceria Bucanero S.A.

Bucanero FuerteBucanero Fuerte
BA SCORE
2.8/5
87 Ratings
Bucanero FuerteBucanero Fuerte
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Imbiber on 07-16-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,668
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
87
pDev:
19.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Photo of Griphon
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PorterPro125
3.75/5  rDev +33.9%
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 BeerBeast
2.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AleSan
1.52/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of hunterjames
3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of flyingpig
2.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

355ml Can in Santa Clara, Cuba (1 CUC):
A definite basic lager but an enjoyable one for what it was; I was expecting this one to be a lot worse than it proved to be prior to opening it. The beer was light & semi-sweet with some basic corn & vegetable adjuncts coming through alongside a light bitterness & touches of hay. It was inoffensive & very easy to drink, particularly while sitting in the Cuban sun; a welcome first Cuban beer & one that I ended up going back to several times over the course of my two weeks in the country.

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Photo of Socialiste
3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of talbotjf99
3.51/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
2.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of ugolini78
3.18/5  rDev +13.6%
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 Whatup14
2.77/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of canucklehead
3.24/5  rDev +15.7%
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 beertunes
3.19/5  rDev +13.9%
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 CanadianBacon
3.08/5  rDev +10%
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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2.82/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
3.28/5  rDev +17.1%
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 Pmicdee
3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hrgomar
4.6/5  rDev +64.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fortyfield
3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Benny_Efkola
3.42/5  rDev +22.1%
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 stevoj
2.29/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Aroma is a little musty and taste is immediately tangy/biting. No head to speak of, but ample carbonation. Mouthfeel is right but aftertaste is slightly spicy. Something seems a bit off here...

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Photo of theDuck
3.6/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jisraelt
3.31/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bf_89
2.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of FLima
2.6/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I remember having this in Cuba a long time ago, but I have no sensorial memory, indicating it might be forgettable...
Golden color with a big fluffy head with short retention.
Aroma with notes of malt sweetness, syrup and mild grassy hops. Better than most Adjuncts Lagers.
Flavor with notes of grainy malt sweetness, grassy and spicy hops, a bit of syrup and some oxidation. Dry aftertaste with a medium easily perceived bitterness.
Light to watery body with good carbonation. Not sure why they say Fuerte for just 5.4% abv, I guess it is a local relative basis.
Considering the style, this is not bad as some says. Hops were easily perceived and I guess the adjunct is just a hint of sugar to boost alcohol a bit; I would just point some oxidation. I would still prioritize the mojitos and having this to rest from them.

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