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Beer – #477 – Bachata – Bachata Rum Beer

Despite everything wrong with this I’m going to attempt to drink a Bachata.

’’Ba-cha-ta’’ Finest quality lager blended with a dash of golden rum to create an exciting new flavoured beer.” 

Made by Flagship Brands, brewed at SHS Drinks and in the style that is  Pale Lager this hails from Manchester, England, not a million miles, literally, from Cuba.

Thankfully a small bottle 330ml, 159 calories in total for a 5.5% ABV beer, this makes it a bout 1.43 standard drink units in NZ

Premium lager blended with golden rum, a touch of vanilla and a hint of orange zest to create a

That is a full frown

That is a full frown

delicious new 5.3% flavoured beer.

Bachata is a style of music based on Cuban salsa with Afro-Caribbean rhythms.

Bachata beer was inspired by Alvaro, a Cuban musician who travelled the world jammin’ with Latin bands and partying at every opportunity.

Alvaro enjoyed a few drinks after the gigs, but often disappointed with the local lagers, he would flavour the beer with a slug of his favourite rum and a wedge of orange.

Bachata beer contains genuine Cuban rum.

Serve chilled with a slice of fresh orange and taste the real spirit of Cuba

Orange slice in my beer. I’ll give it a go what’s the worst that can happen

Aroma is unmistakable lager. That is all.

Note the enhancement of the orange slice, it made it taste of orange slice.

Note the enhancement of the orange slice, it made it taste of orange slice.

Pours like lemonade. Of course the aroma is not of the orange slice, carefully added by me as recommended, Probably a good thing.

If rum tastes like plastic then this is the McCoy! Otherwise this is a drink that tastes like plastic and orange slice.

I can’t even begin to equate this to being a beer suitable for an audience, like you could so perhaps with a Radler that MrsPhil would enjoy for instance, for me this ticks none of the appropriate boxes.

If I gave this to a rum drinker we’d probably not be friends any more, there is more rum flavour in rum n raisin ice cream, or chocolate bars than there is in this.

Possibly because I added the orange slice though, thankfully

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 1 a of its things from the thing. I can’t imagine this being a thing, but I bet it has a fan or two somewhere, who thinks their a bit Che Guevara or something, but this comes from Manchester so probably a polyester tracksuit wearing chav.

The double dip review

  1. Am I enjoying it? hahahahahahaha it’s brilliant   rubbish
  2. Would I have another? of course           not
  3. Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? If I was leaving town, or could run really quick perhaps. Otherwise no.

Cloudy early afternoon, and it felt like a John Mellencamp blues kind of afternoon – so Trouble no More Live is on the musics, this is a track from that album.


The colour of pale lager ranges from light bronze to nearly transparent and the alcohol anywhere from 4-6%. Adjunct usage may be quite high, though in some cases the beer is all-malt. Carbonation is typically forced, though not always. One thing that doesnt vary is that neither the malt nor the hops make much of an impression on the palate. These beers are brewed for minimum character, though faint traces of hop or malt may show through. More likely though is that adjuncts like corn will show through, or you’ll find notes of higher alcohols (fuel notes) due to the use of high-gravity brewing. The body will be thin and watery, and the finish is typically non-existent.


One comment on “Beer – #477 – Bachata – Bachata Rum Beer

  1. beernotwar
    September 15, 2014

    Reblogged this on BEER not WAR.


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