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Mexican Logger - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

211 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15%
Wants: 10
Gots: 19 | 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.

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Megahertz

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a shaker.

A - Very, very light gold yellow with appreciable carbonation. Fizzy yellow beer.

S - Distinct corn aroma with light malt. More aroma than most macro lagers.

T - Light, spritzy, corny sweet. Maybe a very distant noble hop presence.

M - Light body, high carbonation.

O - Excellent example of the style. Very similar to other adjunct lagers, but with distinctly fresher, more aggressive notes. I guess the only thing that makes it 'mexican' is the marketing, but that's consistent with authentic Mexico beers I've had.

Serving type: can

05-17-2012 20:51:26 | More by Megahertz
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binx

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +25%

05-15-2012 16:04:48 | More by binx
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok, lemme get this straight. Classified on here as an APL. Can says Mexican style lager. Mexican style lagers are from German Pils origin, but have transformed to American adjunct lagers. What the hell is this?? So...

Pale pour. Straw like but the head is soft, billow-y and bright white. Good lacing out of the can.

Faint grain aroma. Some light biscuit and a pinch of staleness. There is some spice on this. The can has "Saaz" on it...I'm guessing that's the hops used, and that's what I get

I had this twice; once poured into a glass, once straight from the can. I like the can method better. It helps the beer hit the tongue right and allow for the hops to do their thing, which isn't much, but they do provide that spice and some pep. Otherwise, this would be rather bland and stale. The glass method emphasized the grain and malt more, and not in the best way.

Great summer party beer, for sure. Paired well with up-to-medium spicy Mexican dishes...and cake

Serving type: can

05-06-2012 05:40:55 | More by Mebuzzard
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GoneSquatchin


4/5  rDev +17.6%

04-29-2012 00:34:38 | More by GoneSquatchin
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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev +17.6%

04-03-2012 11:54:52 | More by mychalg9
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Juner03

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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

Missouri

4/5  rDev +17.6%

01-22-2012 18:23:42 | More by Flatlands
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ScrimshawFan

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

12-27-2011 17:36:39 | More by TXhomebrewer
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

12-22-2011 19:28:54 | More by Texasfan549
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

12-19-2011 04:26:07 | More by duff247
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +17.6%

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

Colorado

1.93/5  rDev -43.2%
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

Serving type: can

12-05-2011 18:34:22 | More by dankster
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barnzy78

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-01-2011 03:03:03 | More by barnzy78
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TheSquire23

Colorado

4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-28-2011 01:14:28 | More by TheSquire23
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Rick0685

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11.8%

11-23-2011 17:47:52 | More by Rick0685
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-15-2011 16:31:47 | More by NCbeerpirate
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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

5/5  rDev +47.1%

11-14-2011 23:02:55 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into a Three Philosophers snifter.

Appearance - Clear gold body. Thin white lace.

Smell - Faint honey. Slight musky grain.

Taste - Pretty complex for a lager. Clean with no off characteristics. The flavor profile morphs while on the palate.

Mouthfeel - Clean and light with a slight bite.

Overall Drinkability - Possibly the best lager I've had.

Serving type: can

10-18-2011 18:21:54 | More by ZenAgnostic
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

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

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

picked up a six of this to drink with a buddy at kegger. Usually a kegger means shitty BMC, but we were surprised that these guys had gotten a keg of sam summer ale. good time. anyway, i digress..

A- yellow with a white head that lingers longer than an adjunct lager's. nothing special.

S- smells crisp and refreshing. more hop than i expected for whatever reason.

T- nice and crisp and refreshing, just as the smell suggests. there is a good balance of hop and malt in this beer.

M- first drink was a little soapy feeling, but i got over it real quick. good carbonation.

O- you could drink these all day. a great summer beer to have at a party/bbq, out on the water, or just to cool off after some yard work. I also feel like this could be a good beer to show people who think Corona the fancy shit.

Serving type: can

09-13-2011 03:53:25 | More by sunkistxsudafed
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm finishing off the last two of a sixer tonight. I've tried it straight up, with lemon, and with lime, and it's actually pretty enjoyable every way. However, it's quite typically a Mexican style beer, and therefore I think I like the "with lime" version best. Either way it's a darn fine compliment to Mexican food, or just a bucket of tortilla chips and some salsa.

Light yellow and clear with great lacing but a so-so head.

Smell is of some adjuncts, some hops, and a little bit of grassiness. It's weak smelling but not bad.

It tastes pretty good, albeit this is a style without huge amounts of flavor like imperial stouts or IPAs. There's some citrus and no shortage of grassy hops. No complaints at all on taste, even if you don't write home to momma about the fanastic beer find you just discovered.

Body is appropriately light and very easy to drink. Bitterness on the finish is light but nice. The beer is very crisp and drinakble.

It's a very fine Mexican style lager, better than most, if not all the major brands that "define" this style. I say Ska did a great job on this beer. Definitely a plus on barbacoa day, or when you're getting a bag of tacos to go.

There's an old saying... "life is like a bag of tacos, sometimes you get the chorizo." However, this chorizo is the premium stuff, may I have another!

Serving type: can

09-09-2011 23:46:24 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Sanford

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

review in two parts: drank 12 cans of this (right out of the can) 2 days ago on a float trip on the Big Piney river in Missouri. and am now sipping on a can poured into a proper pilsner glass.

float
appearance: cool can
aroma: n/a
flavor: awesomely refreshing
mouthfeel: smooth easy and refreshing with perfect carbonation for sipping or shotgunning

pajamas in front of computer
appearance: yellowish with rapidly exiting head and few limp bubbles languidly rising to the surface...kinda lame.
aroma: minimal. a touch of grain and a bit of citrus
flavor: I wish I was still on the river. yes, I am reviewing a style I don't usually drink and seldom seek out...but this is ok. it seems honest. there is balance, but I wish there was more hops (saaz? right on the can?) or grainy malts that needed balancing.
mouthfeel: just fine, not great or terrible. the carbonation seems light now that I am not guzzling, but not too thin.

overall: above average. really enjoyable. I will return again and again. dramatically better than Bud while not being complex or taking itself too seriously...quaffable. The scores I posted are an average of the river review, and the more serious review...though I think this beer is made to be gulped while participating in outdoor activities. In which case it is worth more than the sum of its parts.

Serving type: can

09-06-2011 22:08:04 | More by Sanford
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GrayHam

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale golden with nice clarity. Very little head retention and almost zero lacing.

S: Skunky Saaz and not much else.

T: Very light and clean tasting. Not much hop flavor, but a pronounced bitterness at the end which overpowers what little malt is present.

M: Highly carbonated and light bodied. Clean finish with very little residue in the mouth.

O: Better than the macros, and it's nice that it's in a can, but I'd prefer Mama's Little Yellow Pils.

Serving type: can

08-22-2011 23:06:54 | More by GrayHam
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kkoz

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance & Aroma: It was pretty clear, and was bright yellow in color with a thin creamy head. There was plenty of carbonation in it. There was a light bready-lager aroma.

Taste & Feel: The body was light, and it had a crisp mouthfeel, with a bit of carbonation bite. There was a light bready lagery flavor in middle, with more of a bready-yeasty flavor in the finish. There was a Saaz hop bitterness in the finish as well.

Food Pairing: This was a light beer, and would probably go good with many foods. I think the bready flavors would go well with fried foods, but given the name, it would also go nicely to help tame some spicy mexican dishes.

Overall Impression: As expected, this was a lighter beer. However, it was obvious that this wasn’t a watered down beer made with rice. It had a good, almost pilsner-like, bready maltiness, and the Saaz hops flavor in the finish added a nice bit of bitterness. The flavors proved the quality of the beer, but it was very drinkable, and went down very easily. Don’t let the name make you think you’re getting something watery, like a Corona. It’s a good drinkable beer for a hot day.

Serving type: can

08-15-2011 03:24:42 | More by kkoz
Mexican Logger from Ska Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.