Dia De Los Deftones

California
United States
Dia De Los Deftones, Belching Beaver Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Dia de los Deftones Mexican-style Lager presents an upfront fresh lime aroma that’s mixed with subtle sweet biscuit notes of a traditional lager. Fans will enjoy a light, refreshing body with a hint of tartness from the lime juice addition. The beer is easy-drinking and carries a mild bitterness, made possible by Mandarina Bavaria hops, that pairs perfectly with the addition flaked maize and rice for a true-to-style Mexican lager recipe.

Profile

ABV: 
5.0%
IBUs: 
15
Hops: 
Mandarina Bavaria
Malts: 
Flaked Corn, Toasted Flaked Rice, Rahr Six-Row, Weyermann Pilsner Malt
Judges Review 
Randy Scorby's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Dia De Los Deftones by Belching Beaver Brewery is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Dia De Los Deftones pours a deep yellow with a touch of haze and a white head that leaves a thick stand of fine bubbles on the beer. The aroma initially shows light sulfur that is typical of lager yeast strains, moderate lime zest and very light grainy malt. A hint of spicy hop aroma emerges as it warms and vents. The flavor follows the aroma, although the lime character is more prominent and tends to mask the other expected characteristics. A hint of grainy malt does develop in the aftertaste. Any hop flavor is hidden behind the lime. Medium-low hop bitterness emerges mid-palate, growing as it lingers through the medium-dry finish. The medium body and moderate carbonation finishes this beer. 

Dia De Los Deftones is a Mexican-style lager with lime, and is a collaboration with the alt-rock band Deftones. It is an enjoyable fruit beer, but the lime tends to overpower other flavor characteristics, and better balance is needed so the Mexican lager character can shine through a bit more. It is still a very refreshing beer that you can enjoy during the warm days of summer and fall.

Brewery Introduction

Belching Beaver Brewery came from a desire to make great beer and have a Dam good time doing it. When we started the company we wanted to do two things: First, have a brand that offered quality craft beer but was whimsical and fun to inspire good times.

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