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

Tijuana GüeraTijuana Güera
BA SCORE
10.8%
Liked This Beer
3.17 w/ 37 ratings
Tijuana GüeraTijuana Güera
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Consorcio Cervecero De Baja California ( La Taberna TJ )
Mexico
tjbeer.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UncleJimbo on 03-19-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,168
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
37
Liked:
4
Avg:
3.17/5
pDev:
15.77%
Alströms:
3.13
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of bluemoonswoon
2.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a super new Sam Adams glass, no freshness date.

A: Pours a clear dark straw light copper amber with a quarter inch head after even a vigourous pour from the bottle. Good amount of carbonation bubbling up from the bottom of the glass, head goes away rather quick and leaves little lacing.

S: Preety decent amount of sweet malt if just a tad bit corny, just a bit better than an american macro lager.

T/MF: Big green apple flavor greets the tongue on the first sip but at least it covers the corn taste that brings up the rear on this beer, the finish is a lot cornier and tastes of various other cooked veggies with hints of fruity hoppiness but really the only fruit taste this beer relies on is the large apple opening that does not want to go away, though the carbonation is lively it does not make this beer taste any better than it actually is.

D: Better or at least the most different tasting Mexican lager I have ever tried with the exception of Negra Modelo, but really this taste and smell is nothing new, nothing hard to drink but nothing that exciting.

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

The beer spews forth from the 12 ounce bottle a clear straw color with a frothy white head that might make two fingers, as it disappears, the lace forms a thin veil upon the glass. Nose is the quintessential lagers, crisp with a nice malt sweetness, start the archytypal lager sweet malt with the top light to medium. Finish has the standardized acidity, with the hops unexceptional, quite dry aftertaste, not a drain pour, by any means, just the customary all malt lager, and that isn’t all bad

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Photo of rallison
3.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at San Diego County Fair.

Taste is of roasted malts, with a decent sweetness. A little bit of caramel is present as well. Light body, as expected.

This is altogether not bad at all for the style, and makes for an easy to drink beer. Nothing special, nothing that I'll really remember - but definitely better than the BMCs of the world.

Recommended for the style.

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Photo of ChiSox05
3.62/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Colored amber-yellow, tiny suspended sediment throughout, transparent, foam cap holds, foam drapes glass when drank.

Malt smells light and sweet, balanced and fresh smelling.

Slight tartness at first leads to a smooth light malt that continues to the finish, unsweet malt throughout. Fresh grains and malt.

Carbonated smoothness come out when drank. As with taste, slight twang at the beginning to becomes and ends smooth, aftertaste of satisfying maltiness, but again not overpowering at all.

Well done, pleasantly surprised, I need to find this and buy some more.

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Photo of RIGOSO
4.1/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a clear straw color with a nice head. It had a hoppy, sweet smell. The taste is clean and crisp and slightly salty. The mouthfeel is thin. This is one of those that is drinkable very cold on a hot day. I highly recomend drinking this lager beer. It is very hoppy in taste and thats what sooths my thirst.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a brilliantly clear, bright gold color. It is topped by a frothy, initially three finger thick, pale, off-white colored head that leaves some lacing patterns on the glass as it subsides. The aroma smells of sweet, grainy malt and thin spicy hops. This smells like a macro lager, though with a bit more oomph; the hops are subtle with the focus on simple grain bill.

Dry and herbal from the first taste. There are more hops here in the taste, which really helps to hide the sweet graininess from the aroma. Still the beer seems a bit lacking. It does have a nice hop bite to it, but the bitterness almost seems too much for the thin palate. I am not sure what I don't like about this beer. It is all malt, but still does not have that rich maltiness that a good Pilsner needs, perhaps a decoction mash is needed or some continental Pilsner malt. Certainly some more hop character would be welcome as well. It is light and refreshing and I do like the interplay between sweet grain and lightly spicy hops.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

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Photo of tesguino
1.59/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

it is like the common one of lager, with a Mexican touch, bad for my then I do not like lager, and separate his she formulates I do not tolerate much, I do not return it to buy, pleases me but the tijuana morena, this beer gives malaise me is current, bad flavor of mouth remembers much to the beer sun to me, is good for the food of the border, recommendable 45%.

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Photo of Zorro
3.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden yellow beer with a good white head.

Smell is sweet and malty with a bit of hay and grass in the scent. Hops make an appearance as a lemony citrus scent and a bit of floral smell.

Taste is sweet and malty with a good Euro-lager grassiness. There is a fairly strong flavor of caramel and caramelized sugars. Good but not over done herbal hop bitterness in the finish. Somewhat lemony in flavor but I keep noticing the caramelized sugars in this one.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Easy to drink but the sweetness bugs me a bit. Not a bad beer and a good one from Mexico, if you see this try it.

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

Pours a golden color with foamy head; Smells like corn and malt; Taste is crisp; Some carbonation and Very, very drinkable.

I enjoyed it listening very good music in Bajaprog 2006 in Mexicali.

I am going to get more TJ beer very soon; I can´t wait for a session beer.

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Photo of Pepeton
3.58/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First, a couple of observations here:

One.- It's ABV is 4.8, according to the label.
Two.- I don't think it's an American All Malt lager. In my humble opinion this is more a Czech style lager.

With this beer the Monterrey BAs begin a small BIF variation experiment. Instead of trading between fellow BAs, we buy beers by the case and have them shipped by freight trailers to us!

Let's hope this goes on.

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Pours a light golden brew, with a nice white one inch short lived head; decent lacing.

It's smell is of malts, faint though.

Taste is crisp, just as a lager is supposed to be.

Mouthfeel is buttery, with a mildly dry and bitter finish. Earth hop aftertaste.

I might have this one again, of course if I still can put my hands on it.

¡Salud!

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Photo of Todd
3.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle. Pours a beautiful crystal clear bright golden beer, topped with a pure white snapping head that create a thin wispy lace.

Clean aroma, notes of metallic and subtle aromatic hops.

Crisp and lively mouthfeel with a fizzy carbonation kick – refreshing. Even bodied with a firm water feel. Sweetness is light, and dextriny, with hints of grain and dough. Quick flash of a citric and salty hop bitterness flushes to palate with a seltzer-like taste and makes way for a light bready finish. Leaves the palate bone-dry and more-ish, but the finish is hard to shake.

Extremely basic, and not half bad. Up to par with, if not better than, some of the better Mexican imports.

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Photo of Jason
2.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz bottle with no freshness date to be found.

Appearance: Slim bubbly lace, nice clarity from the pale golden brew.

Smell: Doughy malt aroma, yeast and husk in the back.

Taste & Mouth Feel: Semi-crisp and slick in the moderate body. Odd sweetness upfront, malt husk coupled with a slight hop bitterness hit middle to end. Dry finish with an odd grainy dextrin flavor.

Drinkability & Notes: Half decent at best, clean up the malt profile and tighten the hops a bit and this would be a good brew.

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Tijuana Güera from Consorcio Cervecero De Baja California ( La Taberna TJ )
Beer rating: 10.8% out of 100 with 37 ratings
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