Tijuana Güera | Consorcio Cervecero De Baja California ( La Taberna TJ )

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Brewed by:
Consorcio Cervecero De Baja California ( La Taberna TJ )

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by UncleJimbo on 03-19-2005

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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.44/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LennyOvies
2.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

L- Clear straw yellow body with a fluffy white head, fairly low retention. Medium visible carbonation activity.
S- Bready grain malts, peachy touch. A bit spicy.
T- Grain malts, bready. Slightly dry hop finish.
F- Light, watery.
O- Ok pilsner, refreshing, nothing great.

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Photo of FLima
2.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bright and light golden color with a thin head with short retention.
Aroma starts similar to an Adjunct Lager, though I understand it uses 100% Barley malt. Hints of lemon, honey, bread malt sweetness and metallic.
Flavor with notes of grainy malt and herbal hops. Dry aftertase with a medium bitterness.
Light body with good carbonation.
Average Pale Lager, not much different than an Adjunct Lager, though it does not neglect hops.

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Photo of getkrunkhoe
1.87/5  rDev -41%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

not great but beats some of the other options (of the same category) available. Ok for "pool" / beach beer.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
3.44/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 1 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is the ugliest beer I´ve ever seen, looks weird yellow, not beer like yellow. Smell is appropriate for the style but has a metallic note there. Taste is nice, it rescues how bad it looks.

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Photo of stoutman
2.84/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clean, light malt peachy smell aroma. Gold color with dusty notes and a decent white head that went quickly away. Starts with a light malt sweetness that is almost immediately balanced by hop. The finish is lightly bitter. Arguably a light pilsener. An okay effort that bests the mass-produced mexican crap.

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Photo of jmbranum
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of jaimenavarrog
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of matjack85
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +26.2%

Photo of xnapshot
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of vr6corrado
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.15/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a deeper gold with a much fuller white head than the Light. Good retention, some lace.

S: Pils type malt, honey and lemon, light hops.

T: Fairly fruity for a pale lager. Notes of orange and honey, lemon hops. Light malt flavour.

M: Light-bodied, fizzy, prickly carbonation.

O: A solid pale lager, I was something with a little more hops and balance.

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Photo of Converge
2.38/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

355ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Pours with just under a finger of slightly off-white head. Translucent pale yellow in color.

S - Sweet malt and adjunct grain, with something weird that I can't quite identify in the background; but I think it might be beans.

T - Light malt and hops upfront with a really metallic finish. Not exactly a desirable flavor profile off the start. I don't particularly care for the flavor here, but it brings more character to the table than a lot of other lagers I've tried.

M - Surprisingly low carbonation with a medium body to it.

D - After a few other reviewers said they had conflicting ABV listings I decided to check my bottle, only to find that it doesn't state the ABV anywhere on it. The strong metallic aftertaste is also quite unenjoyable. Altogether, this doesn't make for a very good brew.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.18/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jacob for another rare lager tick from what I can assume is some incarnation of a dollar store.

A: The pour is a clear straw color with a fizzy white head that dies away quickly.

S: Not a horribly offensive aroma, but not necessarily a good one, either. Pretty watery with some mild grain/malt notes to it and a bit of skunk. This is supposed to be a 100% malt beer, but I can't help but smell corn.

T: Pretty much the same story with the flavor. Watered down for the most part with a bit of grain/malt flavor. Some grassy hops, mild skunk, and an overall pretty bland flavor.

M: Certainly light bodied with a medium level of carbonation.

O: I was expecting worse, but this turned out to be okay. I won't say it was good, or that I'd want to drink it again, but it wasn't offensive.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.12/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

355ml bottle, weirdly conflicting ABV listings - the back label adds a 3.5% count to the mix.

This beer pours a mildly hazy pale golden colour, with a damned skinny single finger of fizzy white head, which bails in an instant, leaving a few low streaks of lace in its stead. It smells of breakfast cereal grain - toasted corn and Shreddies, along with a bit of weedy, earthy hops. The taste is doughy, cornbread malt, kind of astringently metallic, and somewhat bitter dead flower essence hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, a little edgy, but generally smooth. It finishes off-dry, the grainy sweetness getting a strong noogie from the flinty, mineral-esque bio-mass hops.

While clearly the best Mexican lager that I've ever come across, the label claim of being "Craft Beer" may be more indicative of size, rather than outright quality - the metallic off-flavours see to that.

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Photo of hopsolutely
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Although a lager would never be my first choice (unless in a Bier Garten with a Mass glass), delighted to have found a "real" one in Mexico instead of the typical adjunct horror. Barley is king!

Pale golden lager with continuous carbonation and minimal white head. Sweet barley (!) aroma, with a crisp grainy taste. The finish is sweeter than I'd choose, although I'm pretty certain there were bittering hops in the kettle - they offer a subtle backbone.

Not the best or most flavourful lager I've ever tasted, but refreshing and certainly miles ahead of any other lagers I've found in Mexico. My best wishes for this microbrewery's success in this still unbelievably macro-centric country!

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.18/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I just discovered that a trip to TJ won’t be necessary to sample this brewery, since Hi-Time was selling a three pack taster of this Tijuanan brewery. Here’s my first encounter, so on to the beer:

A touch of haze sits in the body of this washed out, lemon peel colored body. Some carbonation bubbles rise to the top. Head formation is a half inch thick and white, retention of it is solid, kicks up some pretty lacing. The nose knows not to expect a whole lot, and that’s precisely what it gets. It has a “plain” aroma, not offensive nor exciting. A little bit of pale malt and a kiss of pineapple are what I get.

Taste is not great nor bad either. Like the nose, it is “plain”. Decent amounts of grassy and floral notes keep it from being bland. Clean in the overall scheme of things and in the aftertaste. Easy to drink and appetizing enough to have at least a few bottles.

Not the most exciting beer to come out of Mexico, but still a decent choice. In a way, it’s like a Mexican version of Longboard Lager.

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Photo of Shadman
2.65/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Found two different abv's listed. 4.8% and 3.5%. Calories @104. Split the difference on abv? Lol

Very clear, very pale yellow. Bright white head, slight wisps of lacing

Sweet grain malts, slight hint of corn tortillas, and a slight metallic note

Must agree with others that the hops are much more pronounced here than what is evident in the aroma. Malts tend to be metallic in nature before trending to a watery sweetness. Hops are quite grassy/dandelion like. Finishes quite bitter and dry. Annoying metallic taste clings like a barnacle well after a swig

Light bodied with lively carbonation.

Still laughing at the rear label stating this is 'Mexican Craft Beer'. I guess it's safer than drinking the water.

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Photo of Pexkool
3.96/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Yellow, transparent and low carbonation. Clean white head, not much, around half an inch, leaving a very thin lace. Very much like other lagers from Mexico.

S: You can detect the wheat and malt in there. Sweet aroma.

T: First sip and BOOM! Bread all over the place! A sensation I really enjoyed. The taste of dough leaves place to a sweet malt taste and wheat. After that, a faint hoppy taste that vanishes and leaves more wheat and a faint honey-like sweetness.

M: Really pleasant, I could easily have another couple of these. The carbonation is a little too high for me, but not unpleasant at all, the aftertaste is really good, tasty and rich.

Overall, better than any other lager you can get in Mexico. You may feel this beer is not so special if you're in the US or another part of the world, but believe me, living here in Mexico is not easy for someone who wants something different in a beer. I've been drinking almost exclusively ales for the past 6 months, and I was pleased to find such a tasty beer (and also brewed in my own city!) here in Tijuana.

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Photo of treque
3.43/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: very pale color, completely traslucent, with huge amount of carbonatation, which generates a richy white head, neves dissapears at all, looks like there is too much water, very light body i am suspecting

S: there is a tiny barley notes but also adjunct, the smeel is not so deep

T: Well I was expecting so less flavour, there is a great bread taste thats last for a while, literally is like if you are eating a just baked bread, takin into consideration the style is a great taste, i would say neutral you find some sweet and bitter but perfectly balanced

M: a very light bodied beer as expected, but you don get the crisp on tongue.

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Photo of wordemupg
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

355ml bottle poured into pint glass jan23 2011

A clear straw yellow that has some dust sized particles and a couple bubbles with the occasional massive popping up from the bottom, not much for head and zero lace

S some sweet grains and some faint hops, not a bad smell but rather faint

T again pretty basic not much more then what I smell

M thin but enough bubbles to give it some life

D not far from water, nothing offensive but not much going on

hey at least I finished it without issues unlike many lagers from Mexico

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Photo of karait95
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear pale yellow color with medium carbonation inside, translucent body with a head with good retention to the glass, compact bubble with almost withe color.

S: Nice smell for a Pale lager, you can feel the malt really clear and intense.

T: Barley flavor combined with the bitterness of hops.

M: Bitter sensation almost since the beginning, it gets the higher level at the end where you sense a dry bitter finish.

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