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Mexican Logger - Ska Brewing Co.

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246 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.32%
Wants: 11
Gots: 30 | 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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1/5  rDev -70.3%

dgrauwiler, Nov 16, 2012
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1.2/5  rDev -64.4%

jose_alehouseSD, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of dankster
1.93/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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

dankster, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of caustin90
2/5  rDev -40.7%

caustin90, Aug 08, 2014
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

Azpittil57, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Schlafly33
2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

Schlafly33, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of brewdude1982
2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

brewdude1982, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
2.33/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

DavoleBomb, Jun 12, 2011
Photo of jrallen34
2.35/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

jrallen34, May 18, 2010
Photo of FLima
2.36/5  rDev -30%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Yellow color with an almost inexistent fluffy head that vanishes quickly.
Initial weird aroma like a concentrated adjunct lager with fusel alcohols, corn and some lemon. Hello? Should I sip this? Later improves a bit.
Predominant flavor of acid lemon and a mild corn syrup.
Light body with good carbonation.
I hated, but it does deliver the promise, a Mexican lager, which is not necessarily a good thing... Anyway I gave some extra points given the strong lemon hint mimicking a Sol/Corona with a slice of it.
Ap.2 Ar.1 Sab.2,75 Sens.2,75 Cj.2,75

FLima, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of ONovoMexicano
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

ONovoMexicano, Sep 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Enochase04, Jul 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

fatboy91, Nov 14, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

timlyon, Jun 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

ScrimshawFan, Jan 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Alexgnarcia, Jul 11, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Juner03, Mar 13, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

alexanf, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of EddieJoe
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

EddieJoe, Sep 08, 2012
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2.56/5  rDev -24%

jaswilson2, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of samie85
2.63/5  rDev -22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

samie85, Jun 28, 2011
Photo of twiggamortis420
2.65/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

twiggamortis420, Jun 12, 2011
Photo of woodychandler
2.65/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

woodychandler, Jul 10, 2011
Photo of yeahnatenelson
2.7/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

yeahnatenelson, Jun 08, 2011
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Mexican Logger from Ska Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.