Immortal Beloved | Los Muertos Brewing

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Immortal BelovedImmortal Beloved

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Los Muertos Brewing

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Carlton1964
2.77/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Looks like a Hef...smell like a Hef (Kinda), Taste like a Hef kinda, and...well ya guessed it, feels like a Hef. This being said, something is missing. Has that made in a commercial plant taste to it. Seems like not enough put into the fine art of brewing. This is what I'd expect if say...Schlitz made a hef. I can't say this was was acceptable to drink...just not a highly refined brew you'd go out of your way to find.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.85/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly copper-toned amber, darker than table honey and about as clear/opaque, and that’s before pouring in the rest with fine sediment. Now a few shades darker, highly opaque with swirling clouds of yeasty goodness. Off-white to beige head, light, large and fluffy, bot only moderate retention. Film-forming for a brief while, hardly any lace. Strong classic banana notes, but also powerful apple-, and berry-like esters, and then faint clove and even black pepper. JUst a little too cloying. Let’s be honest for a moment. The screw-top lid, the fact that this is not a US craft brewery, let alone a well-known one, their numerous only average offerings, all makes you think this is not a top tier brewery and probably that all of their beers are mediocre, although not bad. However, this Hefeweizen at least, is something to marvel at. About as good as any other I’ve had to date, and in some cases, much better. Tart and sweet banana and bubblegum throughout, and as musty as you’d expect with the amount of yeast that got left in this. Though you can find it still, especially in the finish, and especially near the bottom of the glass, Immortal Beloved is a little weak in the clove department. Nonetheless a solid, flavorful beer. Medium-bodied, milky texture, just the lightest, finest tingles turning to almost creamy, semi-smooth, moderately crisp, a balance of richness and refreshment.

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Photo of OldManMetal
3.57/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Immortal Beloved pours to a very brief-lived medium creamy white head on a very effervescent deep gold body that is somewhere between cloudy and hazy. Lacing is sparse, and immediately beats a quick retreat back into the beer. The nose is moderate in intensity, as suits the style, leading with yeast, then a nice blend of candy-like banana, clove-spice and faint alcohol overtones; there is surprisingly little wheat character to be found. The initial flavor is banana candy with hints of tart citrus; by mid-palate the banana deepens and sweetens, some spicy clove character emerges to back it up and the tartness increases a bit. There's just a bit of yeast character present, and the wheat foundation is mostly obscured by the other flavors. The finish is citrus/estery, showing a tart banana flavor; this plus a bit of yeast bite constitutes the linger, which lasts for a few minutes. The mouthfeel is commensurate with the light-medium body, while the texture is a bit too peppery from the over-expressed carbonation and shows a disappointing lack of creaminess. (11.2 oz screwtop bottle, no code date)

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Photo of dukeandduke
2.33/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Chicago 1/4/16 (11.2 oz bottle poured into beer glass). Hazy dark golden pour with generous white head and heavy carbonation fading to mild upon settling. Strong lemon, orange and yeast aroma. Heavy feel and felt stronger than the 5.5% ABV. Taste of lemon and citrus dominates, didn’t like the taste of banana. Many better Hefeweizen options out there.

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Photo of ordybill
3.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is similar to an American Adjunct Lager with a large white head. Sweet aroma with an overly sweet taste of bananas and some yeast. Not a bad beer, Mexico seems to be developing a craft beer industry also.

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Photo of mjurney
3.4/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark gold color, cloudy. Lots of bubbles streaming. Small head.

Bananas, cloves, some tartness. Sweet bready malts.

Tartness up front, almost sourdough like. Some bananas, cloves and hint of peaches. Sweet bready malts. Finish is semi-dry, just a little chalky. Body is medium, chewy, semi-refreshing, easy drinking.
distinctive taste. Malty, bready, grassy, grainy, just a touch of caramel. Hop bitterness is mild, spicy-floral. Finish is very crisp, clean, a little dry. Body is very crisp and clean, refreshing, semi-dry, well carbonated.

It's a fairly good Hefeweizen.

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Photo of E-McFarden
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Orange scents with bubblegum, wheat bread, and Belgian yeast. Taste starts off bread like but finishes very wet and inky, almost an under attenuated taste. Okay on the subliminal flavors but not so good on quality

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Photo of vickersspitfire
3.09/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bright golden in color with a hazy body and a fine sediment resting at the bottom of the glass. The carbonation is lively as you pour and slowly settles into a still body of beer. The head is thick, white and porous and quickly thins out into a thin lasso around the glass. Good lacing marks every sip you take.
This beer does become quite dark when the sediments are agitated and even looks better.
Lemon, grass and citrus zest fill your nose. A mild malt aroma hits you after a while.
The flavors are a bit watered down, but as it warms up, the lemon and citrus zest start coming out. It’s slightly tart overall and sweet as you swallow even in its aftertaste.
Light bodied, smooth.
This is an OK beer, not one I would buy again but it as a nice try, it’s very smooth but you have to wait about thirty minutes for the fi=ull flavors to come out.

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Photo of jps0869
3.79/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice little wheat with characteristic notes of clove and banana on the nose and palate. Decent mouthfeel and pleasant ABV. Drank from a 12oz bottle as part of a mystery pack from HEB in Austin, TX.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3/5  rDev -7.4%

No label information. Immortal Beloved is brewed in the style of a German Hefeweizen and available year round in 11.2 oz. 6 packs and on draft.

Served in a pint glass above 46 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pours a frothy sudsy head of a creamy white complexion over a very hazy cinnamon amber body with plentiful relaxed carbonation. Retention is average at best and there is no visible lacing or legs to this beer. The aroma has common hefe notes of bold raw banana and lesser clove with a fairly transparent wheat and pale malt base with a modest sweetness. The flavor bursts with many varying flavors. Firstly, a very mild pale and wheat malt base up front with a peculiar yeast profile, slightly less banana and clove but more Belgian spice and stone fruit with a peculair candied finish. The texture is thin, soft and yeasty, carbonation generates a moderate frothiness for a smooth, lightly zesty mouthfeel. Balance is slightly spicy and yeasty over sweet. Alcohol presence is low. I'm not certain if the best choice was made for the yeast with this beer, as the resulting flavor is confused between a German Hefeweizen and the sugary sweet malt forwardness of a Belgian Dubbel. It's a bit too confused to be enjoyable.

Los Muertos Brewing's
Hefeweizen: Immortal Beloved

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Photo of u2carew
3.35/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a big head that settles quickly to a thin lacing on top. Hazy, straw colored body.
S) Clove. Banana. Yeasty
T) Light, wheat taste, a bit on the thin side. Lingering dry, graininess in the finish.
M) Crisp. Light body. Dry.
O) Looks good, smells good, but lacks some hefeweizen characteristics like the chewy, wheaty body. Drinks more like a golden ale.

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Photo of delta490
3.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured a slightly hazy color somewhere between the intersection of gold and amber. It's not orange, not the color of hay. It had about a half-finger of fizzy white head that quickly burned off and left almost no lacing. Some visible carbonation and oddly large bubbles. The aroma isn't terrible, some light hints of orange, spices, wheat, and banana all show up at one point or another. But it's pretty mild throughout. The taste is even more subdued than the aroma. It has those elements but they taste muted and watered down. The mouthfeel is equally watery. Not terrible, but not a great hefeweizen, either.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.17/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with okay label art and twist-off pressure cap acquired at a local cornerstore last week and served into a conical Pinthouse Pizza pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given the brewery. 5.5% ABV per the label.

Served cold - at fridge temp. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a four finger wide head of white colour. A bit thinner than would be ideal. Subpar creaminess and frothiness. Inconsistent spotty lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head slowly recedes. Head retention is good - about 6 minutes.

Body colour is a translucent nontransparent murky copper of average vibrance. No floating yeast particles or sediment is visible. Appears well-carbonated.

Overall, it's a bit disconcerting. A good hefeweizen is always a hazy orange with good vibrance, and this is far from on the mark. It's a pleasant enough appearance in a general sense, but it's far from conventional.

Sm: Fresh wheat, a hint of stale orange peel, flaked wheat, starches, coriander, banana, and a hint of clove. It's not as yeasty as I'd like. It's an interesting aroma for the style and I'm looking forward to trying it. A pleasant if surprisingly dry aroma of average strength.

No alcohol or overt hop character is detectable. If anything I get a bit of hoppy fruitiness.

T: Flaked wheat, banana, clove, faint orange peel, fruity hop character, clean barley. It's surprisingly well balanced and has a nice taste. The starchiness from the aroma is luckily absent here. I like it.

Very cohesive, but not quite gestalt. Has nice complexity and subtlety for a hefeweizen. It's not real intricate or nuanced, however. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

Mf: Too dry and starchy. Also probably too coarse for a hefeweizen. Overcarbonated. Unrefreshing. Medium body. Decent presence on the palate.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh.

Overall, this texture complements the taste decently. It's not the juicy, refreshing, über-drinkable mouthfeel featured in the best hefeweizens, but it'll do.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. It's an enjoyable hefeweizen but isn't without its flaws. I wouldn't buy it again - at least not here in Texas where there's a good market for hefeweizens, but it's not bad for the price point and you could do worse in terms of Mexican hefeweizens.


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Photo of woodychandler
3.05/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I forget when and where I discovered this series, but I was immediately struck by the label art. I hope that someone at Los Muertos is reading this and will CANsider putting these beers in CANs as the art would look fantastic in this format.

From the bottle: "Day of the Dead Beer[/]Cerveza De Los Muertos".

This label is a little disturbing. Is the groom trying to give the bride a hickey or is he a closet zombie, taking a bite from her neck? Either way, she seems to be enjoying herself with her head tilted,her right arm thrown back, her eyes closed and a gentle smile playing across her ruby lips. I guess that once you are dead and immortal anything goes. I will report back when my time comes.

I could see some sediment in the punt of the bottle so I really agitated it before I unscrewed the top. I got two fingers of soapy, tawny head that quickly fell away to a skim. Color was a cloudy yellowish-orange, like fresh-pressed apple cider (SRM = > 13, < 17). Nose smelled like banana bread - very banana-like but with a strong bready malt presence. Hefeweizen remains one of my least favorite styles, but I am trying very hard to give them a chance. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was definitely more banana than bready malt. I dislike banana, either artificially or as a byproduct of the yeast strain. It irks me because I know that a hefeweizen that is fermented under lager conditions will be clove-forward in its esters and I really dig that. This was pretty run-of-the-mill as far as I was concerned. Finish was semi-sweet, not cloying (thank Bob!) and drinkable, but one would be my limit. I am willing to revisit this if they begin to CAN our loving couple.

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Photo of bmwats
3.26/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 33 cl bottle into a weizen.

A: Golden hue. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly white head. Settles quickly. Plenty of rising effervescence, and pockets of bubbles cling to the sides of the glass. Some fair lacing mostly retreats back into the body of the brew.

S: Sourdough, yeast, and plenty of lemon citrus.

T: Wheat, with a little bite, some lemon citrus, a bit of butterscotch, and cotton candy.

M: Light, but full bodied. Diacety in the finish.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is pretty decent. Fair head, and some okay lacing. Characteristic nose of doughy and citrusy character. Wheat with a little citrus, but more buttery sweet and candy sweet components. Overall, this is decent quaff.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.46/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains bananas, wheat, light caramelized malts, some citrus and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some mild sweetness comes in from flavors of bananas, citrus and caramel. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth but a bit watery, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style. It's not a bad beer, but there are definitely several other options in the style that I would choose first.

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Photo of chinchill
3.26/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottled stamped BEST BEFORE 050914 served in a snifter.
Pours with almost no head. Lightly hazy even just a tiny bit of sediment left in the bottle.
True enough to style to be easily recognized as a Hefeweizen. Banana, clove and wheat are dominant. A bit thin and sweet, rather astringent, and not as soft as hoped. Otherwise, not bad.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.19/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

And here my initial Los Muertos impressions come to an end. Been a long, pathetic trip, for the most part, so hopes aren't exactly high for the hef. Still, what must be done must be done. This stuff pours a mostly clear brass topped by a finger of short-lived off-white foam. The nose comprises mild wheat, what may or may not be a dash of clove, light almond (the hell?), and a half-twist of vague citrus. The taste generally brings in more of the same, with more distinct citrus (leaning orange here), an addition of banana, and a lack of tat strange almond character. The body is a light medium, with a rather light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a nice enough hef, I suppose, but definitely nothing to get off the couch for. And so ends my trip through these newcomers. Bottom line: I'm nowhere close to impressed. Oh well...

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Photo of metter98
3.72/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving only some wispy lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of bananas are present in the nose along with some hints of wheat.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is dominated by flavors of bananas from the yeast and has hints of the underlying wheat. No clove-like spices are detectable.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer might not look like a traditional hefeweizen and lacks the champagne-like effervescence but the smell and taste are true to the style. It's easy to drink and isn't a bad Mexican representation of a Bavarian style.

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Immortal Beloved from Los Muertos Brewing
3.24 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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