This beer from Oaxaca caught my attention in a little fridge of a bar. I have to admit that many times I am attracted to those beers with nice image and presentation, and then I start asking for others not that eye catching.
Any way, after I ask it, I realized that was AGAVE,HONEY and ALE (5.5%alcohol) , which I thought was an interesting mix, regarding the fact that I have tasted other beers that had agave (but were really bad) and other beers that had other kinds of alcohols (or at least its flavor) on it as the Toro Mestizo (which I love).
But the best of this is that after a little research I found out that has honey from agave “Tlacolula” (from Oaxaca), not agave and then regular honey as I ignorantly thought.
At first sight it has a nice gold and cloudy color, with thick white head that slightly blears and a medium body.It’s taste has a minimal bitterness and it’s basically really sweat (for me), the taste of honey really conquers your mouth and let’s you feel a little the hop. The agave was there but wasn’t exactly the king of the party since the honey was really the protagonist here. And personally dind’t like that so much but if you’re fan of sweet beers you may like it.
Even though I haven’t taste the other beers from this little brewery (which I would really like to), I will tell you a little bit more about it. First of all the name “Teufel” in German means devil , they have 5 types of beer in the market , as far as I know and they really have a cool image (yes, I insist, image is important). Plus,they make all beers with local ingredients from Oaxaca!
Here are their current beers:
77 Agave Honey Ale: honey ale
Babalao: ancient ale
Chica mala (loved this name! means bad girl): imperial red ale
Evocación: Imperial Stout
Me vez y sufres (again, great name!) : Coffee stout
And I won’t write about them until I taste each of them!…I hope that day comes soon. Meanwhile I leave you their Facebook page where you will see their beers and news here.