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Neato Bandito - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 35
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: n/a
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: markgugs on 06-06-2014

Here’s a big surprise. We here at Deep Ellum Brewing Company like to drink beer. It doesn’t have to be complicated. So, with summer fast approaching, we wanted a beer in our lineup that we could drink all summer long. Neato Bandito to the rescue! Neato is Deep Ellum’s interpretation of a Mexican Style lager. But, Neato’s 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! Viva la RAZA!
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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.45/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.61/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.27/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.01/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Chalk it up to the fact I'm not a fan of "Mexican-style lagers". This seems to be for the crowd that prefers Lone Star or Shiner Blonde, though you can tell they at least care what they're making.

Pours a quick-dissipating white head (one finger) with no lacing. Color is a blonde-gold and has slight haze.

Smell is kind of grassy but not much else. A little bit of that macro whang that smacks of grain, paper, some cabbage too. Checking the website, they do admit to using "flaked maize" (i.e. corn) in the beer so that makes sense. No hops.

Taste has bitterness and slight grass at the front with more grain and some sweet bread. The ghost of a hop gasps out.

Has a nice bite from the higher than average ABV. Finishes crisp and clean but leaves no impression.

An average lager with a slight twist, this is alright for slamming brewskis with the boys and if you gave one to your Bud Bro he wouldn't notice much difference. I can do without it, though I would have it over other adjunct lagers.

To good health and good beer. (1,033 characters)

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2.75/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

very disappointed. I normally enjoy Deep Ellum's brews but this one was not good. (81 characters)

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3/5  rDev n/a

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3.31/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.84/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.19/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.33/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.65/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.85/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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2.57/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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3.24/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.37/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This pours out a clear bright gold with an airy head about a half a finger's width tall. The nose offers a faint but clean malt flavor. Flavor is quite bland, with just malt--it is at least quality, not grainy malt, but this is basically that dullest of styles, a neutral unhoppy lager. Why Deep Ellum chose to make one, I don't know. I was hoping from the 'czech-inspired' there would be some hop interest here. There's not. (425 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.03/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear dark golden body and a couple fingers of fluffy white head.

Breadiness with a touch of bitter and grass. Crisp and medium bodied.

Would drink with some messy Tex-Mex enchiladas. (186 characters)

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Neato Bandito from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
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