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Mexican Logger - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

232 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 10
Gots: 26 | 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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Reviews by rsdaugherty:
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rsdaugherty

Colorado

3/5  rDev -11.2%

Can into pint glass
A –White 1 finger head from large bubbles dwindled quickly to a crown, crystal clear yellow with slight gold colors 3
S – Mild all around – slight toasted grains/malts and grassy hops 3
T – Grainy upfront, very slight sweetness with a floral bitterness clean/crisp finish. 3
M – Light in body and mouthfeel 3
O – With the great name, Ska is hitting what they have aimed for. A step above the macro brews of the style. 3

05-01-2011 18:07:39 | More by rsdaugherty
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oberon

North Carolina

3.4/5  rDev +0.6%

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.

06-03-2011 20:40:18 | More by oberon
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Todd

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

09-09-2013 16:58:04 | More by Todd
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.95/5  rDev -12.7%

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.

04-14-2011 03:01:27 | More by Beaver13
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +18.3%

04-10-2014 17:38:46 | More by Jason
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-16-2013 03:17:10 | More by williamjbauer
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

04-22-2014 23:19:46 | More by cmwilliq
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -2.4%

(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.

08-12-2013 15:30:47 | More by rhoadsrage
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Schlafly33

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

06-09-2014 12:04:51 | More by Schlafly33
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.2/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

08-14-2012 00:12:27 | More by LXIXME
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lnashsig

Texas

2.93/5  rDev -13.3%

#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.

05-31-2012 23:28:26 | More by lnashsig
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aval89

California

3.08/5  rDev -8.9%

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.

06-15-2011 01:52:48 | More by aval89
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

10-20-2012 15:56:20 | More by tdm168
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev +10.7%

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.

06-23-2013 23:01:22 | More by tjsdomer2
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +18.3%

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.

07-24-2012 00:00:14 | More by WoodBrew
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Rymish

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-23-2014 21:03:50 | More by Rymish
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +18.3%

12-15-2011 02:54:51 | More by jheezee
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

08-13-2013 22:32:52 | More by aztraz
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dgrauwiler

Texas

1/5  rDev -70.4%

11-16-2012 03:30:40 | More by dgrauwiler
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caustin90


2/5  rDev -40.8%

08-08-2014 01:46:55 | More by caustin90
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.61/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

07-01-2013 18:46:26 | More by EagleTalon
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-10-2013 04:14:09 | More by Eaglefan344
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

10-01-2011 15:58:31 | More by tone77
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emerge077

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

05-18-2011 00:31:55 | More by emerge077
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

06-07-2012 21:27:22 | More by theminutemen
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Mexican Logger from Ska Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.