New Belgium / Cervecería Primus - Mural Agua Fresca
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New Belgium / Cervecería Primus - Mural Agua FrescaNew Belgium / Cervecería Primus - Mural Agua Fresca
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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #576
ABV:
4%
Score:
80
Ranked #43,137
Avg:
3.53 | pDev: 13.88%
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
145
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New Belgium Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
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New Belgium / Cervecería Primus - Mural Agua FrescaNew Belgium / Cervecería Primus - Mural Agua Fresca
Notes: Produced in partnership with Primus Cerveceria (@primuscervecera), a leading Mexican craft brewery based in Mexico City founded by three cousins, Rodolfo, Jaime, and Rebeca. Mural is our joint homage to the classic agua fresca that also pushes the boundaries of what a beer can be. @muralcerveza

In Mexico, the agua fresca is everywhere. They're usually found in street food markets and feature a blend of seasonal fruits. Our cerveza takes inspiration from agua frescas and features hibiscus, agave, watermelon, and lime for a fresh, vibrant sip.

This agua fresca ale features hibiscus, agave, watermelon and lime for a fresh, vibrant sip.
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Reviews: 42 | Ratings: 145
Reviews by tone77:
Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden/pinkish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, tart limes. Taste is of hibiscus, limes, agave, a hint of cinnamon, light tartness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, it's a bit unusual, but a decent beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a collaboration with a mexican brewery called primus, who i have not heard of before, this is an agua fresca inspired ale, brewed with hibiscus and watermelon and agave and lime and maybe some other ingredients that would work with these. its a hazy pink brew with very little head on it but a nice bright glow, clearly colored by the hibiscus. the aroma is interesting, lots of fresh lime zest here, its quenching and interesting to me, a little sweet with the watermelon, but it smells natural enough, robust as it all is together. the flavor starts a bit sweet both from the fruit and the agave. i have not had a ton of agua fresca in my life, so i dont know if agave is usually part of it, but i would think this would be quite a bit more refreshing without that, or at least if it were fermented out. the sweetness is a nice vehicle for the fruit though, lots of watermelon and lime all the way through this and not too much perfume from the hibiscus, thankfully well restrained. more body than i expected too for what it is, and less carbonation than i think this should have, but i like the idea and i like the flavors and how they come together here. nice to see something new and good from new belgium, a really neat collaboration this turned out to be!

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Photo of jexer
4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer wants to be enjoyed on a hot, summer day.

Light, dry lime and watermelon notes that lean more towards a wine or seltzer taste than a beer.

Nevertheless, a very refreshing light beer that is perfect for the summer months.

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Photo of kitekid
3.89/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SSGCujo
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cashbail
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ristaccia
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcbeers
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwc215
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can:

Pours pink with a smell fizzy head. Little lacing.

The smell is of hibiscus and watermelon. Not catching much lime. Subtle touch of agave.

The taste is mainly of hibiscus and watermelon. A bit watery. Abrupt finish.

It has a refreshing quality to it, though it drops off a bit too quickly in the finish.

An interesting brew. Pretty easy to drink. it's like a combo of watermelon and hibiscus tea. Not much of a "beer" character though enough to pass. Overall, a decent, unique brew.

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Photo of Squire
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful rose gold color with small white cap and lacing.

Aroma is more fruit/citrus than anything else. I get light watermelon, lime and something a bit floral.

Taste is completely inoffensive. Again, some light watermelon, lime and something floral like hibiscus even though I cannot say I know exactly what hibiscus tastes like.

Light texture with balancing carbonation.

I believe I would like this more if the ABV was 5-5.5%, just to add more body and oomph. As is it's a light Summer brew much in the style of a Radler but it's so non beer like I believe those who say they don't like beer might like this. Frankly, I could duplicate it with vodka, seltzer water, a slice of watermelon and squirt of lime.

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Photo of rorjets
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of coopdog1000
3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Saylor
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zorro
2.8/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pink beer with a small white colored head. Know its going to be weird when it is pink.

Smells spicy and fruity with a cinnamon and apples scent. Watermelon and Lime are the strongest scents. Smells sweet and it smells a lot like apple butter.

Starts out dry with a strong watermelon taste. Toasted grain taste. Bit of lime flavor after a while. Not real strongly flavored though.

Mouthfeel is extra light.

Overall a weird beer.

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Photo of jkermitj
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of golf4collet
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dmart1223
4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I stand behind this beer and what it's for. It's different, it smells great and more than anything it's REFRESHING.

It looks like the water from a watermelon, plus carbonation and sudsy white head that fades rather fast. You smell the watermelon, but it isn't all there is. Of the flavors listed on the can, I got light strong hibiscus and fresh lime juice right up front, followed by that sweet watermelon. I didn't smell the agave at all, but who needs it?

The flavors don't pop like they would with a stronger beer, but it's damn drinkable. Each sip hits with carbonation and a little bit of tartness with lime and more of that hibiscus. I won't lie, there isn't much in the way of hops, but that's not the point. Instead you get almost a tea-like beer, with hints of all of summer throughout without punching you in the face. It's a beer that would be good on the beach or after a race. In two months (May) it'll be an easy go-to. Well done.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a tap glass.

Pours nearly pink with chill haze; nice head and lacing.

Aromas of lime and watermelon. Floral and grassy aromas as well.

The brew is fruity, but lightly so, on the tip of the tongue, with some harsh grain in midstream that gives way to a fairly crisp, earthy/grassy finish.

The brew is nicely carbonated, light, and very drinkable.

Overall, a refreshing brew. The flavors are a little muddled and off.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreyGooseStout
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheRock7755
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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New Belgium / Cervecería Primus - Mural Agua Fresca from New Belgium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 145 ratings