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La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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From:
La Cumbre Brewing Co.
 
New Mexico, United States
Style:
American Lager
Ranked #80
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,942
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 13.1%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
54
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 18, 2022
Added:
Jul 17, 2012
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  10
SCORE
85
Very Good
BEERBEER
Notes: Looks like beer . . . Smells like beer . . . Tastes like beer . . . it’s BEER. Our aptly named lager is light in body but substantial enough in flavor to let you know that yes . . . You are drinking beer. Yeah BEER!
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Rated: 3.97 by Tiernan from Texas

Oct 18, 2022
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A clear gold color with a small white head and a bit of lace.
Aroma of corn, sweet malt, and grassy/floral hops.
Taste follows the nose.
Crisp finish. Very welcome after walking the dogs on a hot day that's getting hotter.
May 28, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Had on tap. Clear golden body with a huge eggshell white head and lacing. Corn, cereal malt, faint yeast and grassy hops in both the smell and taste, indeed this is beer. Crisp, good carb level, malt forward, smooth and appropriately thin. Goes down easy in the New Mexican sun without any bloating.
May 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A chill haze clears up to pale straw yellow with a short white head settling to a dense blanket with a curled ridge that retains well.

Crisp, clean and lightly herbal, corny malt also abuts a touch of heart of romaine.

Nearly reaching pilsner heights without being so definitive, it's definitely not your Coors or Bud Lite clone, as it's not nearly as watery and flavorless.
Aug 03, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Apr 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.33 by rangerred from Tennessee

Apr 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3.73 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Apr 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.05 by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico

Jan 15, 2020
 
Rated: 3.66 by MJSFS from Florida

Nov 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Beer_Right_Back from Arizona

2.93/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
This simple and unassuming lager with a hint of lime surprised us with its crushability. It would be a perfect choice to include on your next river or beach trip.
Jun 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.47 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by Sara24 from Colorado

Jan 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.34 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jan 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Dec 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Dec 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Dec 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.2 by gmale9000 from New York

Dec 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.06 by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

Oct 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by schopenhauerale from Arizona

Oct 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.69 by TossKing7 from California

Sep 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Sep 01, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by riceshoes from Utah

Aug 19, 2018
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Reviewed by BucannonXC5 from California

4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Clear 15.25-oz. pilsner
From: Trader Joe’s in ABQ Uptown (Albuquerque), N.M.
Price: $2.38
Purchased: May 4, 2018
Consumed: May 6 2018
Reviewed as: American Pale Lager
Misc.: Canned on April 17, 2018 at 9:43 a.m. MT; Best by July 16, 2018

Picked this up on a recent work trip to Albuquerque. Probably spent way too much money at a Trader Joe’s and at Jubilation Wine & Spirits. I always like a good lager and La Cumbre seems to always make good beer. Can description read, “Looks like beer . . . Smells like beer . . . Tastes like beer . . . it’s BEER. Our aptly named lager is light in body but substantial enough in flavor to let you know that yes . . . You are drinking beer. Yeah BEER!” Lame description, but let’s go.

Poured a very light clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of rocky white head. Lots of fast moving bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass, kind of looking like a snow globe. World-class spiderweb foamy lacing. World-class retention. (Sight - 4.75)

Smelled corn, pilsner malt, Noble hops (Saaz mainly), Shredded Wheat cereal, grass, hay and hints of honey. Not much more from the can. (Smell - 4.00)

Taste kind of followed the nose. Got more metallic than I would want initially. Also pilsner malt, Noble hops (Saaz mainly), grass, hay, peppery spice, corn, Shredded Wheat, white bread and grain. (Taste - 4.00)

Light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 4.25)

This was just an outstanding beer for the style. Lovely. (Overall - 4.00)

4.07 | 91 | A-
May 28, 2018
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours an almost clear goldenstraw with a fluffy head that fades; splashy lacing abounds

Smell: Bready, with a hint of graham; slightly grassy

Taste: Bready flavors forward and throughout, with a hint of graham sweetness; moderate grassy tones, through the middle, with a slightly sweet finish

Mouthfeel: Light body with light to medium body; not as crisp as I would like for the style

Overall: A decent flavor profile and a nice beer for the summer

Thanks, M_chav, for the opportunity
May 25, 2018
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Rated by sunsjammer from Arizona

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz'er canned, 1/29/18 and best by 4/29/19 , from Craft Beer Hop Stop
Apr 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.52 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Mar 29, 2018
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Reviewed by joedvegas from Nevada

3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Gold and slightly hazy in color with a thin white head. Inviting aromas of nectarine, orange-peel and pineapple on the nose. Subtle hints of citrus on the front palate with a bready, malty finish. Very smooth. Light to medium feel with a palate coating finish. Overall a smooth beer that lacks the hoppy punch of an IPA.
Mar 19, 2018
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

2.94/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Haha--good one. Yeah, it's beer. Small pour, would like to try side-by-side with Coors. Could crush.
Mar 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

Dec 11, 2017
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Reviewed by andrewh995 from Arizona

4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear gold (there’s a green hue when light shines through) and a white head. Smells of malt and bread. Tastes of breast malt, very light hops, and yeast. Medium very dry body with medium-high carbonation. Overall one of the best pale lagers I’ve had.
Nov 21, 2017
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Reviewed by arizcards from North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Picked up a 16 oz can for $2.99 from King's Beer and Wine in midtown Phoenix on 10-21-17. Canned on 10-10-17 and best by 1-8-18. La Cumbre is officially in Phoenix-yeah!

Beer poured a very clear pale gold with a decent white head. The clarity is stunning!

Nose was adjunct lager malts and a slight hint of euro hop family.

Taste was pilsner and pale malts with a light hallertau hop finish.

Feel was light bodied with a very clean finish.

Overall a nice clean pilsner that kind of lacked that hop bite i enjoy with this style of beer. Definitely a beer that you could get a craft beer neophyte to drink!
Nov 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

Nov 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.62 by cgrunin from Texas

Oct 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.78 by Jentex from Texas

Oct 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Oct 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.85 by VaTechPhilly from New York

Oct 07, 2017
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Reviewed by Buck89 from Tennessee

3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Pilsner glass. Light straw color and crystal-clear. A small white head with below-average head retention but some foam hung around. Grainy, crackery malt aroma with some muted floral and earthy notes. No diacetyl. Crisp and clean tasting with good bitterness that isn't over the top. Nice balance between the malt and the hops here. Very enjoyable.
Sep 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.21 by raspy22 from Arizona

Sep 19, 2017
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very clear, light gold colored body; plenty of carbonation; one-finger thick fluffy, white head; nice lacing down the glass. Light cereal grain aroma; bread crust. Light, bready flavor with a subtle hop bitterness. Medium body; crisp; mostly dry finish.

A refreshing, delicately balanced pilsner-styled beer.
Sep 14, 2017
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 oz. Can
CO 06/29/17
BB 09/27/17

Poured into a Squatters true pint glass a pretty nice clean/clear golden pale yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, some hops, kinda citrusy. The taste is pretty nice, malty, hoppy, citrusy, nice little sweetness. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a very tasty brew. True to style. Nice thirst quencher. Great with pizza.
Sep 14, 2017
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Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 77 ratings