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Mexican Logger - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

233 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 233
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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dgrauwiler

Texas

1/5  rDev -70.4%

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

Colorado

1.93/5  rDev -42.9%

A- pale fizzy golden- Almost Too BMC lookin

S- grains and corn but has a little hop kick on the nose

T- exactly what it is a mexican style beer that has little flavour profile but is pretty good with spicy foods

M- Watery and bland not much balance to this one.

O- sorry SKA but this one fails for me. not worth the price. if i want a mexican beer i will go for modelo over this anyday. better price same quality

12-05-2011 18:34:22 | More by dankster
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caustin90


2/5  rDev -40.8%

08-08-2014 01:46:55 | More by caustin90
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Azpittil57

Illinois

2/5  rDev -40.8%

08-11-2014 19:15:08 | More by Azpittil57
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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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brewdude1982

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

09-26-2012 00:34:28 | More by brewdude1982
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

2.33/5  rDev -31.1%

Poured into a pils glass.

3.5 A: Clear light yellow color. Three fingers of frothy white head with average retention and some spotty lacing.

2.5 S: Lightly grainy with nearly no hop contribution (maybe a touch grassy). Despite pretty much nothing going on, this is not quite clean with some soft muddling aroma in there.

2.0 T: Incredibly boring and on the border of tasteless. Just a light white rice-iness to it.

2.5 M: Light body. Too light even for what it is. Good moderate carbonation. Not completely smooth due to the not quite clean flavor.

2.5 D: Not impressed. I'm drink this over a lot of AALs, but not because it's good. Rather, because it's slightly less bad.

06-12-2011 03:48:21 | More by DavoleBomb
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jrallen34

Illinois

2.35/5  rDev -30.5%

I had this on tap at Local Option...Pours a pissy clear light gold with some watery carbonation...Not much aroma a little hops mostly light skunk...The taste is the same, light watery, boring, tasteless, just plain old garbage from SKA...The feel is lighter than water.

05-18-2010 00:34:55 | More by jrallen34
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Enochase04

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -26%

07-03-2014 02:41:17 | More by Enochase04
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cardinals22

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -26%

08-11-2014 15:30:11 | More by cardinals22
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fatboy91

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -26%

11-14-2013 18:53:11 | More by fatboy91
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timlyon

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -26%

06-18-2014 02:42:17 | More by timlyon
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ScrimshawFan

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -26%

01-08-2012 02:48:54 | More by ScrimshawFan
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Alexgnarcia

California

2.5/5  rDev -26%

07-11-2014 02:08:03 | More by Alexgnarcia
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Juner03

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -26%

03-13-2012 01:49:36 | More by Juner03
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alexanf

Mississippi

2.5/5  rDev -26%

07-27-2013 16:07:45 | More by alexanf
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EddieJoe

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -26%

09-08-2012 13:52:31 | More by EddieJoe
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samie85

Illinois

2.63/5  rDev -22.2%

A-Pours a pretty clear and effervescent straw color with a finger of white head.

S-Spicy Saaz hop notes with some light malt character to back it up with a bit of balsamic vinegar.

T-Some green apple notes with slightly spicy hops presence; thankfully the vinegar notes didn't come through here.

M-Thin bodied with low carbonation and a very slick feel.

D-This one is alright, but I don't think I'd seek it out again. I;m just not digging the taste on this one.

06-28-2011 01:21:54 | More by samie85
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twiggamortis420

Texas

2.65/5  rDev -21.6%

12 oz can pours a crystal clear gold color with a small white head. Looks the part, just like any other AAL.

Nose is sweet and grainy. Light, floral saaz hops are much less prevalent as I thought they would be...and prefer. Smells like a honeyed blonde ale. More yeast presence than most lagers.

Taste shows some grainy malt, but it really lacks the cleanliness of a well-brewed lager. The yeast is biscuity and even has some light fruit. Hops provide a snappy bitterness on the finish, but I wouldnt mind a little hop flavor here. Not really all that impressed with this one, and waaay too expensive at $10 a sixer to compete in a mundane style category. Id rather buy Michelob at less than 7 bucks if I want a crisp all-malt pale lager.

06-12-2011 01:09:46 | More by twiggamortis420
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2.65/5  rDev -21.6%

The CANQuest (TM) is getting back on track thanks to this gift from brewerdan23 during my latest excursion to Pinocchio's in Media! I am going to make a buncha people happy thanks to that beer run and I want start with myself. Beer in a CAN makes me a happy man, indeed.

From the CAN: "Flip Flop-Recycle-Fiesta-Siesta-Roll-Recycle-Drift-Session-Recycle-Rise-Eddy-Buck"; "Ale, in Texas"; "We use the finest Malt, Hops, Yeast, Water and Love."; plus in a neat bit of onomatopoeia, the MexiCAN logger's chain saw goes, "SAAZ".

The Crack revealed a beer ready to come out and greet the day! It had a nice two-day ride from Media back to Lancaster with a hiatus in the 30th Street Station baggage room, so it may have been shaken to some extent. The Glug got me two foamy fingers of bone-white head with good retention. Color was a fizzy sunshine-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose was kind of weak, as if the chainsaw was the only thing going Saaz. Instead, it was more on the malty side with some light grassiness underneath. Mouthfeel was medium with a slight malt sweetness and a mild grassiness. What I did not like was a metallic taste on the finish and I do not want to hear about it being in a CAN! I deCANted it into a glass and if you are not aware of modern CANs' lining, I am not going to explain it to you. It just was not a very tasty beer and not worthy of cooler space.

07-10-2011 18:53:18 | More by woodychandler
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

2.7/5  rDev -20.1%

Appearance -- Pours a pale, golden straw hue with a finger of bubbly white head that soon dissolves into nothing. Zero lace. Ho-hum.

Smell -- Pale malt, apple juice sweetness, earthy/dirty hops, modicum of floral character. Smells...not great.

Taste -- Tastes very much like the beers it is intending to lampoon: pale dry malt, faint apple juice sweetness, plum skin, earthy hops to balance. There also seems to be a hinting of floral hops and an off-putting metallic/vinegar note that I typically associate with low-tier adjunct lagers. A definite improvement from the nose, but still nothing exceptional.

Mouthfeel -- Very light-bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels a lot like a light adjunct lager, but with slightly more refined carbonation.

Overall -- I'll be honest, there are much better readily-available American Lagers out there, and having this pack next to Modus Hoperandi isn't helping it's case, either. In the end it struggles to be average. I expected more from Ska.

06-08-2011 01:50:34 | More by yeahnatenelson
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enelson

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

07-21-2012 19:14:15 | More by enelson
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JustSaySean


2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

07-06-2014 22:46:30 | More by JustSaySean
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Summer92

Mississippi

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

08-09-2014 22:30:12 | More by Summer92
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Drahtschwein

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

08-09-2014 19:12:38 | More by Drahtschwein
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Mexican Logger from Ska Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.