Indio | Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

IndioIndio
BA SCORE
18.1%
Liked This Beer
3.24 w/ 282 ratings
IndioIndio
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Mexico
cuamoc.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 11-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,598
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
282
Liked:
51
Avg:
3.24/5
pDev:
18.83%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
94
Trade:
0
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3.32/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Beautiful copper color, light tan head. There's some caramel notes on the nose, but it's pretty light, and that carries through to the taste.

This reminds me of a cross between a Marzen and a Vienna-style lager. This isn't bad, but it could've been more.

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2.15/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Copper color with a thin head with short retention.
Aroma with predominant notes of corn based beer; you have to struggle to get any caramel here.
Flavor with notes of corn and malt sweetness, faint caramel and distant floral hops. Medium dry aftertaste with a low bitterness.
Watery body with excessive carbonation.
This felt as a regular Adjunct Lager with some drops of caramel. Also to be forgotten.

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.58/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.81/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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

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3.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle:

Pours dark copper with a thin head with decent retention. Trailing lace sticks.

The taste is of toasted grain and nuts.

The taste is of toasted grain, restrained caramel, nuts. Slight earthiness balances some of the sweetness without adding bitterness. Slightly metallic. Sweet-leaning. Thin.

Rather thin, but crisp.

Not a bad brew. Better than the typical Mexican macro brew. More of a Vienna Lager than an O-fest. Easy enough to drink.

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3.07/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

While Mexico's large brewers are so inter-married (owned) that they rarely show craft, this is a decent take on the style... just thin.

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2.96/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

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3.89/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.94/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Indio surprised me by pouring out of the can, not the conventional near colourless yellow, but instead a reasonably handsome amber-brown displaying all kinds of flashy auburn and chestnut highlights. You'd assume it gets that colour from specialty malts and hence will have a richer, toastier aroma. Alas, it evidently didn't get it from the grain...

The brewery advertises this as "authentically Mexican" because it uses "indigenous" ingredients like corn. It's absolutely true that maize was the most important food of native Mexican societies and also at the center of their cultural and economic livelihoods but in the modern context... common! That sounds to me like the punchline to a beer geek joke.

You know which other mass-produced beers use corn? ALL OF THEM! If this is the criteria on which we're judging integrity then Corona, Tecate and Sol have the market cornered. Funny that those beers - which totally reek of corn syrup and are cloyingly sweet - deny any use of it whereas Indio proudly boasts of it even though, frankly, the adjunct really isn't that noticeable.

That said, this is decidedly a Mexican amber lager - not a German one. Naturally, it has a shallow, watery, sweet malt extract taste (and nothing that convincingly resembles crunchy bread crusts or toasted nuts). Mind you, what little extra bit of flavour is afforded makes it a bit more quaffable than the truly wretched yellow lagers like those mentioned above.

Still, despite the caramel colouring, Indio is yet another in a long line of insipid, indistinctive Mexican lagers. While Cervecería Moctezuma (makers of Dos Equis and Bohemia) clearly intended for it offer a little more character than its standard brands, the irony is that this one, with its syrupy cola-like flavour, is probably better suited to a lime wedge than any of the others.

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3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.13/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.25/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.05/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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2.92/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Indio from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 18.1% out of 100 with 282 ratings
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