Bacata Blanca | Bogota Beer Company

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Bacata BlancaBacata Blanca

Brewed by:
Bogota Beer Company

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Andreji on 06-13-2010

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Stevem68
3.32/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very pale straw yellow color. Aroma is light mats. Flavor is lightly malty with a hint of coriander. Has a decent body but overall its pretty light with not a ton of flavor.

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Photo of Corson
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VitorDamasceno
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mooseisloose
3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another offering from the good local microbrewery, owned by a gringo, let's give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a very biscuity nilla wafer waft with a hint of grape. Pours into a chalice to a cloudy pale straw color with a bright white creamy two finger head that laces as it slowly recedes. On the taste this brew has a deep grape flavor followed with a bready slightly sour orange middle and a fade to a clean finish with no aftertaste. I think this would be a great spicy food beer or would pair well with a ceviche (spicy) or sushi with loads of wasabi. Tasty and unique.

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Photo of SaranacinTexas
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Luiz0930
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of FLima
3.32/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pale hazy yellow color with lot of fluffy head with good retention.
Light aroma of Belgian yeast and pineapple.
Refreshing citric flavor, orange-lemon like, with notes of yeast and pineapple. Decent beer. I liked it but not even close to Hoegaarden and alike. Less spicy, complex and even refreshing.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of SickGnar
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy / cloudy pastel yellow. Small white head that falls super fast. A few streams of bubbles. A ring stays, but not rally any lacing action is noticed.

S: Coriander more than orange/citrus peel. Not very strong though. Light hint of grainy malt in the background. Pleasant enough.

T: Again – balanced to coriander, but much more rich and robust. Nice mix that is predominately herbal with some citrus & a bit of peppery spice. Backbone wheat & grainy malts. Towards the end the herbal hops shine free from the coriander and linger on in the finish. Just a ghostly hint of pucker.

M: Medium / light with firm yet softly textured carbonation. Flash of sugars up front, but it is rather attenuated with a strong herbal drying finish.

D: Glorious simplicity. Not as complex as some, but it hits a few key notes with a very deft touch and good balance. Very solid, if a bit basic (great depth though to what is there), super approachable and drinkable. The firm herbal coriander & edge of a pucker lend a slightly rustic impression.

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Photo of Andreji
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So i went back to the BBC a week later asking if they still had the Palenqera lulo. No -they said- but we have the bacata blanca.

So this is certainly a hyperdynamic brewery in the better sense of the word. not a few days go by and you can get a sense of something new they're trying. fantastic. i find myself having a renewed love for my local micro.

I presumed initially this would be a witbier (blanca=white=wit) but i found myself having a hard time classifying it as it was brought to me. in the end, american pale wheat seems more adequate.

Poured in a duvel tulip (the first time around, second pour was in a BBC tulip), more orange seeming than golden pale. nice white shiny head. pour definetly more akin to an SN wheat than a Hoegaarden.

Smell also inclines to the drier, less citric wheat feel of the american kinds rather than the wheat. not too strengthy but is there and is certainly pleasant. maybe a bit mouldy at times, even forging some hefe feel there.

Taste is good and refreshing. soft, dry wheat and malts blend with a modest hoppy finish, which rather than cutting and contrasting is enhancing of the feel. body is medium, not too heavy and rather well carbonated and inviting. and has a seemingly well concealed booze because, as i pleasantly sipped through 3 of these, i progressively became more talkative. very subtle, but not bad at all.

A good beer, i'll stick to classics (see: chia weiss) but this beer is a worthy tap by what i consider is still the best brewery in this country.

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Bacata Blanca from Bogota Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 11 ratings