Torobayo Pale Ale | Compania Cervecera Kunstmann, S.A.

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Torobayo Pale AleTorobayo Pale Ale

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Compania Cervecera Kunstmann, S.A.

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by swid on 08-20-2006

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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 33
Photo of WoodBrew
3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried this beer at the Platinum Club in Santiago. It poured a clear copper with white head that left some lace. The scent had faint malt. The taste was nicely balanced and ok to drink. The Mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of stevoj
2.89/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Interesting, a beer from Chile with a German name, done in an English style. Malty and sweet, brown in color, but clear, with barely enough of a head to notice. Smell and taste of toffee, but overall mouthfeel is watery.

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Photo of iannutter
3.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I think the biggest problem with this beer is that they label it as a pale ale on here. This beer is much more of an amber lager. The most wonderful thing about this beer is that it has a great flavor with an even more splendid mouthfeel.

Normally the appearance is better, but for whatever reason today, the foam has scaled back to almost nothing rather quickly, although it is leaving a nice lacing around the glass.

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Photo of brentk56
3.54/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color verging on copper; a modest head caps the liquid and a few dots and dashes remain

Smell: Toasted grain, toffee and earthy hops

Taste: Toasted grain and toffee, up front, with an earthy hop character developing in the middle; increasingly grainy in the back end, although the toffee malts dominate the finish; some diacetyl seems apparent

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; a bit slick

Overall: An OK beverage that has more flavor than many of the other beers in Chile but it is not up to the standards being set in other countries for an English Pale Ale

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Photo of FLima
3.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper color with a thin head with low retention.
Predominant aroma of sweet caramel malt and biscuit, cinnamon, butterscotch and very light hay and grains.
Amazing how the taste changed from the bottles I had outside its home country. Over there I felt much less hay and grains which is generally big on this brand, which is not really bad, it is in my opinion their trademark. But it felt more pleasant this way. Flavor of caramel and toasted malts, a bit of herbal and floral hops, wood and cinnamon. Mild bitterness.
Light to medium body with good carbonation.
As other Kunstmann, the focus here is malt, malt, and malt. But still it is a nice brew and fairly drinkable.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.27/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pour is clear copper and the head is medium tall and off white, quite fluffy and a bit uneven. An aggresive sizzeiling sound is heard during the pouring. Decent lacings.

S: Buttery and rich malty, sweet. There is a light off-smell though - canned corn - in that part it reminds me of an Adjunct lager. Bitter hops.

T: Malt is a bit roasted and somewhat sweet. Bitter hops and rich buttery notes. A metallic vibe - like that I get from an Altbier. Some flowers and some red apples.

M: Rather long aftertaste, buttery and bitter. Body is on the fuller side, but very oily. Carbonation is rather low.

O: A bit all over the place, but acrually not bad.

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Photo of shambeano
2.96/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

A- pours a very clear light brown with about an inch of fluffy head that quickly subsides, leaving a touch of lacing. looks alright.

S- straight up there are some toasty malts, and a touch of non-descript bittering hops, but not so much else.

T- straight up a touch of toast malts, followed by a bit of sweetness. not much in the way of hops, maybe a touch of citrus if im being generous, a slightly bitter finish.

M- fills the mouth somewhat, with a touch of prickly carbonation, doesn't feel too bad at all.

O- overall, nothing too special, not a whole lot going on, but also nothing unpleasant, wouldnt be the first thing i go for.

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Photo of nickfl
2.22/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - pours with a small head of off white foam on a clear, amber brown body. The head fades quickly and leaves moderate lace.

S - light toffee malt with a hint of brown sugar and some musty, slightly skunked hops.

T - notes of bread and light malt up front. Light bitterness in the finish with a hint if sour hop flavor.

M - medium light body, moderately high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - seems like it would be a halfway decent beer if out wasn't in green glass. As it is, the hops have become skunky and it really isn't worth drinking.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle poured into airport plastic cup 18/8/11

A dark amber with a long lasting cream colored head that leaves plenty of lace

S some toffee with a little herbal hops, simple but decent

T very faint coco with some earthy hops and caramel, perhaps a little tea bag

M thick enough to please and creamy from the carbonation

O finally some hop character in a beer from South America

not great but decent, at least theres some positive flavor opposed too most of the brews I've had in South America

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Photo of nukem5
3.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to my BA Buddy Okey brought some beers back from a work trip to Chile.

A: Pours a rich dark amber with some foamy head on top.

S: Dark malts with traces of hop.

T: Taste of Earthy malty slight hops. Dark roasty flavors.

M: Well rounded flavors and a med bodied slightly chewey.

D: Not to bad of an example of chiliean beer, could drink a few of these.

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Photo of indiapaleale
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour - beautiful orange-red in color, sort of like blood orange juice. Neatly place head on top makes for a good looking pour.

Aroma - what it initially reminds me of is sweet citrus and apples. Actually its like ruby red grapefruit juice and apple juice together. That fades though and is replaced by caramel and brown sugar...or maybe a little dulce de leche!

Taste - tangy without a lot of hop character. It has a lot of estery fruit flavors like apples and pears. Nice malty sweetness and not too heavy on the tongue. Nothing fancy but very tasty.

Overall - This "pale ale" is much sweeter and maltier than one might be expecting but its solid and ridiculously drinkable. Great stuff.

Would I buy more of it? - definitely, this is flavorful, easy drinking beer that you can get on tap, in a bottle or in a can!

Note - Torobayo is a suburb of Valdivia, Chile. It lies west of Isla Teja and is connected to the city by the Río Cruces Bridge. The Kunstmann brewery and restaurant are located here. The name Torobayo literally translates as bull bay.

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Photo of neeld
3.83/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Torobayo is a little light in the flavor department. It's a good malty flavor, just not particularly bold. With a large selection of English pale ales to choose from, it probably would not be my first pick, but when you are in you're in Chilean Patagonia it hits the spot. Good thing too because it's about the only quality game in town.

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Photo of ADZA
3.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a see thru copper hue with nice carbonation that leaves a two finger head with average lacing,it has a full,funky,fruity hop aroma to it, and it has a thin mouthfeel with a fruity hop taste about it that us easy enough to drink wouldnt chase it down by any means.

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Photo of rgb2807
2.86/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- nice orange ambler color

S- smell is not very strong, you pick up a little citrus smell, but it is on the light side

T- Ok, I'm not sure if it's my lack of experience with English style pale ales, so I may be biased, but I'm really not into this beer. It's got citrus notes, but not in a good way, and it's just too sweet for my american pale ale tastes. I confess, I'm an IPA fan, and I prefer that bitter hop taste, but this is just too sweet for beer.

M- feels ok, average.

D- for me, not a lot, but I imagine, many people would really dig this. So I split the difference, as I know many of my friends would drink this up.

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Photo of drpimento
2.44/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this bottle at a Carrefour Supermercado Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina a couple days ago. It was one of only two bottles on the shelf of a decent beer offering. Poured with a nice fine white head and some lace. Clear amber color. Aroma had some light struck skunk on top but some beery malty, dark fruit, and caramel. Flavor's about the same but less skunk and more caramel. Good body. Ok finish. If it weren't light struck it'd be waaaay better.

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Photo of gerardoluna
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Eyes] this Beer is from chile, clear yellow - amber color, white head, which quickly bye byeeee. no retention...

[Nouse] Caramel, sweet malt, herbs, floral, not bad. good aroma.

[Mouth] is freshhh, a little notes of malt sweet;. The bitterness is gentile. Is very fresh and sweet,
A Good Chilean English pale ale!!!

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Photo of swid
3.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Kunstmann Torobayo Pale Ale pours a light amber color into my pint glass. Atop the clear liquid rests a 1/4", white head, which quickly dissipates. Moderate carbonation, minimal lacing. The smell of this beer is very typical for an English pale ale; a mixture of caramel, sweet malt, butter, and herbs greets the nose.

The taste of this beer is in line with what the aroma promises. The initial taste is of a caramel-enriched malty sweetness; bread and butter notes are evident as well; all flavors balance each other very well. The bitterness of this beer is slight and is limited to a mild herbal flavor. The mouthfeel is very wet and sweet, and a touch on the light side. Finishes with a mild mineral and slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall, this is a faithful Chilean recreation of a traditional English pale ale. If you ever happen to be in Chile, Kuntsmann Torobayo Pale Ale would make a decent session beer.

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Torobayo Pale Ale from Compania Cervecera Kunstmann, S.A.
3.28 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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