Neato Bandito

deep ellum brewing lager
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Our interpretation of a Mexican-style lager, but Neato has been working out and is stronger than the others. Light in color, but big in flavor, Neato Bandito wants to help you enjoy all of your summertime
activities with a punch!

Profile

ABV: 
6.0%
IBUs: 
18
Served at: 
40° F
Hops: 
Summit, Mt. Hood
Malts: 
Pale Malt, Munich Malt, Corn (flaked maize)
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The aroma of this beer is somewhat nondescript, with only hints of light caramel malts and an almost fruity, cola-like undertone. It has a light copper color with just a touch of chill haze that reduced with warming. The head quickly dissipates with only a small amount of off-white bubbling persisting, primarily along the edge of the glass. A caramel malt flavor is dominant with very modest bittering hops and no notable hop flavors. The mouthfeel is medium with modest carbonation leaving it a touch flaccid in the finish. I would certainly liken this to a modern, commercial Mexican amber lager, not the more traditional Vienna Lager style, but one produced with caramel adjuncts. It is quite smooth and drinkable, and would certainly be welcome on a drift fishing trip or some other lazy summer outdoor activity.