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Beerito Mexican Lager

May, 2016
Judges Rating: 
23 / 24
6 / 6
36 / 40
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Light toasty malt and moderate caramel malt dominate the aroma. A very subtle hop spiciness is detectable in the nose of this beer as well. The color is copper, very bright, with a persistent, finely-bubbled head that is slightly off-white. The flavor of this beer is malt-accentuated with toast and caramel malt components followed by a mild hop bitterness. The finish is slightly sweet with caramel malt lingering along with some toasty malt, a slight floral hop flavor and a little bite from the hop bitterness that creates a touch of crispness in the finish. The ferment is very clean and lager-like with no fruit esters or other off-flavors from yeast. The mouthfeel is medium-light with just a touch of carbonic astringency. Overall, this is a very good example of a Vienna Lager that does not taste like it has been compromised with sugary adjuncts, shortchanged of hops, or otherwise turned into a beer made for marketing slogans and spring break beach parties.