Mayabe Calidad Extra | Cerveceria Bucanero S.A.

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Mayabe Calidad ExtraMayabe Calidad Extra

Brewed by:
Cerveceria Bucanero S.A.

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-03-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by ThinkAgain:
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2.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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Photo of Hrgomar
3.34/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.5/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Can: Served ice cold on a boat just off the beach in Varadero. Beautiful surrounding, nice sunshine and good music. What more could I ask for… well a better beer then this for a start. Bland lager with some fizzyness and a watery finish. Taste like a bland macro lager and is easily forgettable.

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Photo of lou91
3.2/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gift from my buddy Bill from Italy. The label was different than the one picuted. I was having a mexican style shrimp cocktail and wanted a pilsner and this was all I had in the fridge. Poured a bit darker than most macro lagers with some pleasant malt and slight hop bitterness. Slight skunkiness but the brown bottle may have helped hold this off. Anyone can guess what it tastes like and it was a cut above most but it serves its purpose. Can't wait to taste this at the source one day.

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Photo of Cblackmar
1/5  rDev -58.5%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +24.5%

Photo of jdhilt
1.53/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This was a required purchase in Florence, Italy, bottle collectors can understand that - Cuban beer is not imported to this country as far as I know. Fortunately it was only €1.55, about $1.50. Very weak, insipid, lacking any real flavor, worse than the majors here, similar to a Corona. Serious U.S. beer drinkers are not missing anything.

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Photo of YumaLaowai
3.75/5  rDev +55.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Although a Cuban will tell you different. I like the Mayabe. Its lighter than a Cristal but its also a few pesos cheaper. It definitely will get you drunk fast on a hot cuban night.

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Photo of abcdefghijkyle
2.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DrJay
2.21/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

355 mL can was generously provided by a friend that vacationed in Cuba. Very light, pale yellow, really not much colour at all, very bright clarity, and looks quite fizzy. One inch coarse head quickly reduces to a thin lace (which eventually disappeared). Slightly sour aroma, some DMS, but otherwise there's not much here. Flavour is primarily a light sweetness, very clean, and again not much to speak of. A bit of hop spiciness appears if you let it warm up a little. Dry finish with no flavour in the finish. Very light body with a high, coarse carbonation. Overall, very clean and non-offensive, unless you like your beer to have flavour. Not something that I'd go looking for unless the drinking water is questionable.

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Photo of mjacquard
2.12/5  rDev -12%

Photo of biegaman
2.21/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

355ml grey can, alcohol by volume listed at 4%. The can reads 'Mayabe Cerveza Clara' and assures me it is 'una cerveza cubana autentica'... glad to hear it. I'm quite sure this is a different beer than that I'm reviewing it under, the 'Mayabe Calidad Extra' (also brewed by Bucanero), but I'll leave it as is. Other than the alcohol and different can I can't find enough to justify a new entry.
Pours a very light colour, straw yellow with almost lime like tints of green to the light. Bits of head, most of which fades. An adjunct filled aroma - far from favourable but only on par with the style. Carbonation fine, drinkability average. Taste is mostly filled with corn starch like adjuncts. This is exactly what I would expect from a Cuban lager. And there is nothing wrong with that.
Thanks CXChrisman for scoring me this one from Cuba!

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Photo of rodenbach99
2.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

bouteille brune de 330ml.

cadeau de passage à cuba

bière blonde très claire, la mousse blanche est mince et disparait rapidement, le nez est très léger, la bouche est rafraichissante, légère, facile à boire, le parfait étanche-soif par temps chaud. on voudrait mettre une lime pour lui donner de la saveur (sic)

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Photo of TerryW
2.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Well, I suppose if there was a category or style called Beach Beer, this would be one of those.

Its the kind of thing you drink when you're sitting on the beach baking your brains out in the sun. Just enough flavour, fizz, and armoma to distinguish it from the local water (which might be suspect, so you don't want to be drinking that). And because you're enjoying your dose of paradise out there by the surf, it doesn't really matter that it doesn't taste or smell much like a proper beer. Low alcohol lightweight stuff, so you can pound 'em away one after another to no effect.

Completely unremarkable, but not offensive in any way. Its only about where you are when you're drinking this. Not to be consumed in the vicinity of real beer.

Thanks to Dave J. for bringing this back for me to try.

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Photo of allergictomacros
3.1/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear straw with a fairly decent head with some staying power.

S- Lager-y? Some grain some leafy hops. A touch beany? Never had a beany beer before....

T - Slight tartness and lemon starts this one off. Finishes with a decent hoppiness. Otherwise, flavour is lacking. Not bad for a macro.

M - Light and fizzy, but not overly so.

D - Drinkable, and refreshing. (Which is good, in Cuba)

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Photo of fisherman34
2.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Can. I sampled this one at a ranch near Matanzas, Cuba. Very light gold in colour with lots of carbonation. Faint aromas of malt and bubble gum. Slight mineral flavor, along with a touch of malt. Little to no hop contribution. Light and clean finishing. Not horrible for a light beer, but then again, its still a light beer.

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Photo of boszormeny
2.75/5  rDev +14.1%

Mayabe Calidad Extra from Cerveceria Bucanero S.A.
Beer rating: 2.41 out of 5 with 17 ratings