Calavera Sanctum Weizen | Microcerveceria Gourmet Calavera

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Microcerveceria Gourmet Calavera

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BretSikkink on 04-03-2012

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of FLima
3.08/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer made to celebrate the spring equinox.
It poured virtually just foam at first that insisted to stay forever with a volcano effect in the bottle as well. This Weizenbock is not the usual dark version, it has a hazy amber orange color.
Relatively mild aroma with notes of white bread, flowers, oranges and yeast.
Flavor with notes of overripe oranges, bread, a bit of white pepper and ginger, very distant bubblegum, chalk yeast, something herbal that should be the Hoja Santa and lime. Medium dry aftertaste with a bitterness that feels lower than its 21 IBUs.
Bordering medium body with slightly effervescent carbonation. Alcohol of 7.5% is well disguised.
I was expecting more complexity and depth of flavors usually seem in the darker versions. This also felt a bit tired, although it is over 4 months to expiration.
The Hoja Santa is as mild as you can feel in a Mexican tamale.

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Photo of Tone
3.27/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy maize color. 3/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, hint of alcohol, fruit, hint of bacterial funk, and a hint of hop. Does not seem to fit the style of a Weizenbock. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of strong earthiness, slight sweet malt, slight alcohol, slight wheat, past ripe fruit, and a hint of hop. Overall, good appearance and aroma, but the blend and body are much worse and the beer is too carbonated.

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Photo of TonyLaTuba
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Lgarciaosuna
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of KimenTshom
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of jaimenavarrog
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of KingSlayer
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Danobold
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of karait95
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: well done, looking is as a hefeweizen should be with some little details, pale yellow color with a little orange touch, head is not as big as could but it is present in the color and with the texture expected - withe and small bubbles, carbonation is medium.

S: Spicy herbal beer, I can sense something like mint or anise also the flavor includes some citrus and the base is as should wheat.

T: Flavor is good, wheat is the main ingredient but also citrus maybe some orange but certainty some herbs, its flavor is definitely. spicy

M: alcohol can be felt as it is a little high, even that it is not complicated for drinking, not sweet not bitter very balanced and the ending is not bad.

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3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at El Depósito last week. Pours very milky yellow-orange with a weak whitish head. No lacing, but the haze is good enough to earn above average marks. The nose is strong and clearly indicates the weizen nature: herbal Perle hops backed by a solid weissbier yeast strain.

This is solid on the palate with only minor flaws. Citric lemon notes and a strong herbal hop provide a bitter backdrop for the faint sweetness of esters and bubblegum. Finishes citric but in the middle it is all ester. Almost a little too far with the bubblegum note, but they're not afraid to try. A little light, but decent body, middle of the pack in terms of overall package - which is solid praise for a microbrew out of México.

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Calavera Sanctum Weizen from Microcerveceria Gourmet Calavera
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 11 ratings