Friday, February 15, 2013

Carta Blanca

This beer is from the Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc, Moctezuma of Monterrey, Mexico. It has an old-fashioned fairly “plain” label that I think is classically elegant. It appeals to me.

The beer pours yellow and golden. It is well carbonated. There is an inch of pure white head that dissipates fairly rapidly, but has some stickiness to it. The aroma is corn, slightly sweet, some dusty straw, a touch of cardboard or overcooked vegetable. The taste is corn, sweet, just a touch of bitterness, with a strange petroleum note in the background. I have not had a Carta Blanca in a long time. While it never had strong flavor, it used to be a nice easy drinker. I don’t know if this bottle is off or what, but that petroleum background note is nasty.

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