New Belgium / Cervecería Primus - Mural Aqua Fresca | New Belgium Brewing

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3.6/5
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34 Ratings
New Belgium / Cervecería Primus - Mural Aqua FrescaNew Belgium / Cervecería Primus - Mural Aqua Fresca
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Two breweries, two countries, one goal: To brew a revolutionary new beer style in the spirit of international collaboration. Meet Mural Agua Fresca Ale, an innovative new concept in craft beer that merges the tradition of Mexico’s refreshing agua fresca drinks with the ingenuity and craftsmanship of two breweries: New Belgium and Mexico City’s premiere craft brewery, Cervecería Primus. And it all started with a trip to Tijuana.

This agua fresca ale features hibiscus, agave, watermelon and lime for a fresh, vibrant sip. Settling of sediment may occur as Mural is unfiltered in the agua fresca tradition.

Added by StonedTrippin on 03-29-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
34
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
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0
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8
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of LXIXME
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
2.97/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, pinkish color with a small, thin head of white foam. It smelled of watermelon, lime and floral notes. Too much watermelon flavor. Very sweet.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SB2017
3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

No head, but a rich, roasty color for a beer so light. The smell is too complex for me to pin down, though its warm and soda-like. The taste is also complex, with juicy mild fruit notes and a comforting herbal flavor. Never had a beer like it! Gotta give the brewing team props for unbridled ambition and creativity resulting in a completely unique and enjoyable--though not mind blowing--drink.

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Photo of dukeufo
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a New Belgium globe glass.

Look: Ruby watermelon rust. No head.

Aroma: Hibiscus and cucumber.

Taste: A little tart but otherwise melon, cucumber, and lime.

Mouthfeel: Light and watery.

Overall: Not one for the stout lovers ....

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mynie
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery Billed as a light fruit ale, which sounded nice.

The pour is pink and clear with minimal fizz. The aroma is herbal, with firm nodes of hibiscus and just a bit of lemon. The flavor is much more lively, with a clear grainbill and some nice citrus fruit to compliment the herbal spice.

Crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of RochefortChris
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of robotic_being
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of depechemode1983
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours out pink. The head is slightly pink as well. Head retention is almost non existent and no lacing at all.

Smell is very light. It has a nice grain backbone with hints of lemon and hibiscus. I'm not getting the watermelon or agave at all. A little disappointed.

The taste is tart. Lemon come through with the hibiscus. This time around there is a watermelon flavor in the background. Still no agave.

Mouthfeel is refreshing. i could knock back a few of these.

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Photo of Keith27614
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mural 12oz bottle poured into duvel tulip. ENJOY BY: 02SEP18 printed on bottom right corner of label.

Appearance - Deeply hazy peach body with many large floaters. There seems to be considerable sediment. Small white head with very little lacing. Might actually be best to leave sediment in bottle. 3.75

Smell - Mild and corny with hint of light fruitiness in the background. A little timid, but more fresh than boring. 3.5

Taste - I can taste that lime right away. Maybe even some salt unless that's mental conditioning. A litte cardboard and spice in the finish. Some very light watermelon freshnes in the body. 4

Mouthfeel - Very easy to drink but not too fast. 4

Overall - Definitely a sipping beer. Would go good with food and company for a bit of variety. 4

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Photo of beerfam205
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrcraft
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andyman22
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elicoleman
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It smells just like water and nothing else which is pretty weird even though ''agua'' is in the title, you would still expect more of a smell to come through. Otherwise it's a fine beer.

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Photo of chinchill
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle in a pint glass.
Fruity and sour aroma. The flavor is mildly tart and fairly complex with a solid light grain base highlighted by hibiscus, lime, melon and some unidentified elements.
Medium-light carbonation and body.

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Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 34 ratings