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Mexican Logger - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

239 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.32%
Wants: 11
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-07-2002)
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Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Todd, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Jason, Apr 10, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%

Iam not sure what a Mexican style lager is,I guess this is it.Poured two cans into a stein,light golden with a thinner clingy white head.Clean aromas,only light toasted grain,and a hint of honey.Very light feel to the beer,wich is ok for a hot day,flavors are pretty clean but there is a decent toastiness to it,a subtle honey sweet ending.Hops provide a light smattering of herbalness as I drink more.Hey its not anything great but it fits a good role for summertime drinking.

oberon, Jun 03, 2011
Photo of jose_alehouseSD
1.2/5  rDev -64.4%

jose_alehouseSD, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
2.95/5  rDev -12.5%

12oz can. Pours a clear very light yellow with a fluffy white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is subdued - some sweet malt with some floral, slightly metallic hops (Saaz?).

The flavor is sweet corny cereal malts with a good amount of bitterness from the Saaz in the finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a little sharp carbonation.

Overall, not nearly as bad as I feared. It's kind of a cross between a Mexican lager and a Pilsner. A pretty well balanced light beer. A bit too much corny malt for me though.

Beaver13, Apr 14, 2011
Photo of williamjbauer
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

williamjbauer, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of cmwilliq
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

cmwilliq, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%

(Served in a strange)
A- This beer pours a pale yellow crystal clear body with a snow white bubbly head. There is a sea of slow microbubbles working to the surface.

S- The clean dry corn hint has a mellow green hop hint in the finish. Otherwise the aroma is very clean.

T- The dry field corn and pale malt hints have some soft dry finish of mellow green hops. There is a dry corn taste that lingers a moment.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a spicy fizz in the finish and no alcohol heat.

O- This beer is dry and fizzy without much flavor and the hops that are a bit dull and one-dimensional.

rhoadsrage, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Schlafly33
2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

Schlafly33, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
3.2/5  rDev -5%

This beer pours a clear straw golden colored beer with a very small white head that quickly dies leaving no lacing on this beer, not at all like most Mexican beers.

Very light citrus to floral hops aroma with a light lemon sticking out the most.

A light taste that blends light malt and light citrus hops together equally.

A light lemony dryish aftertaste on this light bodied beer.

A light bodied beer that just seemed to lighten my pocket without giving me much needed tastes.

LXIXME, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of lnashsig
2.93/5  rDev -13.1%

#BOTG 48 is Ska Mexican Logger! Its pretty freakin hot outside, and nice to get a craft alternative to Mexican shitty lager from Ska. Poured from can into Brooklyn tulip. Pours a super cloudy sunshine yellow color. Crazy, not what I expected for color. No head whatsoever. Smell- not much of anything. Maybe a little whiff of corn. Taste- very smooth, clean, crisp. Some sweetness on the end. A little bit of bitterness from the hops. This neither smells or tastes like anything. But, I could see POUNDING this at the pool this summer. Much better than AAL, but nothing special here. But, I will buy this instead of Corona, Dos Equis, etc anyday.

lnashsig, May 31, 2012
Photo of ONovoMexicano
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

ONovoMexicano, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of aval89
3.08/5  rDev -8.6%

a: pours a golden straw color.. active carbonation streaming up to form a 1 finger bright white head.. settles to a thin soapy film..
clear body.

s: grain, pale malts. hints of rice? .. almost like a lemon-lime alkaseltzer aroma..

t: grain, sweet pale malts, slight lemony taste.. finish is somewhat earthy bitterness.. leaves a lingering kind of off putting flavor on the palate..almost soapy.. meh..

mf: light bodied, medium to high carbonation with a crisp finish.

o: expected a little bit more from this beer.. a definite step up from all the macros out there.. still prefer Gusto Schlitz.

aval89, Jun 15, 2011
Photo of tdm168
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%

A - clear, see through gold with a soft, white lacing of head that fades fast

S - mild grains, spicy herbal Saaz hops

T - bready, grainy, spicy, herbal, bitter

M - light to medium bodied, very crisp, overcarbonated

This has potential. The Saaz hops are fantastic but the malt character is a bit unbalanced. If they're trying to make a hoppier version of a Mexican-style lager, they'll have to scale back the bread notes and lighten the malt. It's drinkable and sessionable, but I won't be buying it again.

tdm168, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.74/5  rDev +11%

Appearance: Straw golden with very little carbonation, but there is some. Pretty good lacing and dissipates into a thin layer on top of the beer.

Smell: Very nice subtle smell. Smells like grass, lemon, and caramel. Very malty. Extremely neutral smell, but it is refreshing.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Lemon and grapes. Very fruity for a pale lager. Thin mouthfeel that is definitely too watery.

Overall Drinkability: If it weren't for the mouthfeel, I would love this. Very refreshing beer.

tjsdomer2, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +18.7%

The Mexican logger is a sound good american pale ale. Its appearance is typical....average....smell includes the Saaz hop similar to others. The taste to me is much better balanced than the big marcos put out. The body is a nice medium to loght with good carbonation. overall a very tastee beer....probably one of the better american pales I've had.

WoodBrew, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of Rymish
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Rymish, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +18.7%

jheezee, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

aztraz, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of dgrauwiler
1/5  rDev -70.3%

dgrauwiler, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of caustin90
2/5  rDev -40.7%

caustin90, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of EagleTalon
3.61/5  rDev +7.1%

Pours out to a 1 inch white foamy head that falls to a 1/8 inch permanent head with intermittent lacing. Color is pale straw-gold. Aroma is sweet grains and grassy, herbal hops. Flavor picks up with the aroma on sweet grains, slightly biscuity note and mildly hoppy/bitter finish. It has good balance and a clean, crisp taste, Mouthfeel suffers from something. I get this rough after-feel from some canned beers that is hard to describe. It's not astringency, just a dry, chalky feel on the tongue. Overall, this is a beer that is better than Corona and Tecate but not by much.

EagleTalon, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of Eaglefan344
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Eaglefan344, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

A big shout out to woodychandler for yet another canned beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts and grains, slightly sweet. Taste is the same, grains, malts, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking and good session beer.

tone77, Oct 01, 2011
Photo of emerge077
3.43/5  rDev +1.8%

Lime green can with goofy cartoon lettering and ethnic caricature. Stay classy Ska... Can poured into a flute glass.

Bright gold, extra transparent with very sharp clarity. You could read beeradvocate through it. Some carbonation visible, rising to feed into a compact white cap of foam. It leaves a scalloped crescent ring of webby lace around the top of the glass, but doesn't lace down the sides.

Light bready aroma, pretty clean and nondescript, though some Saaz hops would be nice in the nose.

Crisp, snappy bite, some light noble hop bitterness that fades quickly into a clean pilsner crackeriness. Vague grassy spice from the Saaz. The taste doesn't linger long on the palate, just for a few moments and its gone. Dry crisp aftertaste. Body is light, no off flavors at all. A bit nondescript overall, tailored for warm weather session drinking. Went well with the BLT I had, and i'd imagine it would compliment most foods.

emerge077, May 18, 2011
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Mexican Logger from Ska Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.