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

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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
 
Mexico
Style:
Lager - Vienna
Ranked #132
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
74
Ranked #29,084
Avg:
3.23 | pDev: 19.5%
Ratings:
333
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 24, 2022
Added:
Nov 12, 2002
Wants:
  16
Gots:
  109
SCORE
74
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Photo of jlindros
2.89/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Light fizzy head, low retention, ice tea tan color

Nose light malt, hint skunky, macro lager syrup, corn syrup, hint of toasted malt

Taste similar, mineral water, bad icky bitter character, but mild, a touch syrupy, toasted malt and corn syrup, dry astringent finish

Mouth is lighter bod, light carb

Feb 24, 2022
Photo of Parmesan
2.95/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Parmesan from Colorado

L: Pours a dark amber brown with a medium white head and a bit of lacing.

S: Lots of sweet malt and caramel, very little hop, smells quite sweet.

T: Lots of sweet caramel and malt, very little of interest beyond that.

F: Smooth, lower carbonation

O: Quite sweet and there are other better examples of the style but it works if you need something.

Jan 23, 2022
 
2.24 by Hazey92 from New York on Dec 08, 2021
 
3.18 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 04, 2021
Photo of RaulMondesi
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by RaulMondesi from California

On it like a hot tamale on Noel. Not bad and stuff. It treated me well like my nurse when I had an appendectomy - Hannah, I’ll never forget you, girl. Raul feeling like hell, but graced by an Angel.

Be well, my children.

Sep 05, 2021
 
3.5 by GRhoads from Ohio on Jun 07, 2021
 
2.84 by WDJersey from Colorado on Jun 03, 2021
 
3.1 by SicemWT from Texas on May 06, 2021
 
3.61 by informaticsDoc from Pennsylvania on Apr 20, 2021
Photo of bubseymour
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by bubseymour from Maryland

It works.

Apr 08, 2021
 
5 by jimbocoker from Texas on Apr 02, 2021
 
4.04 by AlekseiGuti from Texas on Jul 25, 2020
 
3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Jul 15, 2020
Photo of rodbeermunch
2.71/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Picked this one up in Baja.

Poured maltier than I was expecting, because I didn't realize this was a Vienna lager. Firmly dark amber colored. Tan head, 1/3". Average retention. Aroma was still a little bit of corny metallica (so black album & forward) with the requisite fall nuttiness, leaves, caramel talk.

Taste, eh, I found it to be too bitter for style. Still rocking that metallic bitterness here. Just doesn't have the malty smoothness, they went with a little extract for coloring or something, really brought in a lot of corn for this, just doens't help the body especially when they prolly also used some super high alpha acid bittering hop fluid or something. Its a clear step down from Negra Modelo in my mind. I know I keep using the word metallic, but man, this had that bitterness that wasn't like a pleasant Simcoe kind, it was harsh.

Gotta say this was below average for style in almost every way. Not appearance though.

Jul 09, 2020
 
3 by TallGuyCM from California on Jul 01, 2020
 
1.5 by eldoctorador from Chile on Mar 20, 2020
 
3.5 by hopley from Massachusetts on Mar 12, 2020
 
2.5 by Eziel from Ohio on Feb 24, 2020
 
2.24 by gvickery from Texas on Feb 17, 2020
 
2 by DerwinWentworth from Utah on Feb 13, 2020
 
3.5 by NickThePyro from Washington on Jan 05, 2020
Photo of elnachooo
2/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by elnachooo from Spain

De color cobrizo, de carbonatación media y con cuerpo ligero. Aroma débil a malta y caramelo. En boca tiene un sabor muy suave que no destaca, casi sin amargor.

Dec 01, 2019
Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.94/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by Thankin_Hank from Texas

I first tried this in Alcapulco about 10 years ago. I loved it. They started importing it to Texas, like a lot of other Mexican beers. It has a nice dark caramel color. Not much head but abundant carbonation. Smells of sweet malt. Taste is a sweet and light dark malt. Very smooth and easy drinking. Overall nice cerveza for me. It's even more amazing at the beach in Puerto Vallarta with some Hornito's Reposado and an abundance of seafood.
Poured into a Pilsner glass. I think this was the one beer that really made a difference in the proper glassware. BBD APR2020

Sep 23, 2019
Photo of Salty0011
2.28/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
by Salty0011 from Nevada

If you have made the move to IPA's stay away from this one. However if you find yourself stuck in Cabo entertaining your wife or whatever for five days at an all inclusive resort and it's Indio or Tacate take the Indo. What does it taste like, simple if Coors made a dark beer it would be Indio.

Jul 01, 2019
Photo of detgfrsh
2.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by detgfrsh from Texas

From a bottle. Copper color. Smells of sweet caramel malt. Light body and a bit watery. Light caramel malt flavors with moderate sweetness. A little bland but drinkable. Decent compared to Mexican beer, only ok for a Vienna Lager. This would probably be better if they went a bit stronger -- the version I had was only 4.1% ABV.

May 05, 2019
 
3.61 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Mar 15, 2019
 
1 by BertMN from Mexico on Mar 09, 2019
Photo of Faz_1990
4.1/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
by Faz_1990 from Texas

I grew up drinking this brand in Mexico since I was 18, and it is pretty hard to find unless you're in Texas (particularly San Antonio), and it happens to be one of my personal favorites

Mar 01, 2019
 
3.25 by jduprey007 from Michigan on Feb 26, 2019
 
3.9 by Jrodriguez09121991 from Belize on Feb 21, 2019
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

i had never heard of or seen this before until last night, just when i thought i had consumed every possible mexican lager under the sun, i discover this one. maltier and darker than many, even in the vienna style, its a deep copper color and is served to me with a frosted glass and a course salted rim on one side, which i happily embrace. it smells a bit sweeter than i generally like, but i am immediately thinking is a good choice for the crazy spice mexican food i ordered. the malt sweetness balances the heat nicely, and the beer has enough flavor to hold up to the bold food, which a pale lager may not. unfortunately not real refreshing though, even with the salted rim, the beer is really full bodied for what it is, and there is a lingering nutty element along with the sugar at the end. furthermore, i get some metallic character in the finish, not a real clean fermentation to me, and it seems oddly adjuncty as well. overall i like it having more flavor and body than most, and the high carbonation is appreciated, but i didnt love this, even though it was a fine compliment to my dinner. ill be in no rush to drink this again, but at least its something a little different...

Feb 18, 2019
 
3.24 by beertaker from Georgia on Jan 15, 2019
 
3.51 by rale from France on Jan 08, 2019
Photo of JaimePena67
3.15/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by JaimePena67 from Texas

In my top 3 of Mexican beers

Dec 31, 2018
 
3.52 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Nov 14, 2018
 
4.6 by arboldeplastico from Mexico on Nov 02, 2018
 
3.15 by BAsbill from California on Oct 17, 2018
Photo of Mclusal
3.24/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Mclusal from Colombia

B46

Oct 13, 2018
 
4 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado on Sep 10, 2018
 
3.24 by hockeypuck from Maine on Aug 30, 2018
Indio from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
Beer rating: 74 out of 100 with 333 ratings