Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager
Stone Brewing

Buenaveza Salt & Lime LagerBuenaveza Salt & Lime Lager
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Stone Brewing
California, United States
Lager - American
Ranked #128
Ranked #26,390
3.64 | pDev: 13.19%
Jun 15, 2022
Aug 22, 2019
Buenaveza Salt & Lime LagerBuenaveza Salt & Lime Lager
Notes: Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager was born here in Southern California, which is vibrantly influenced by our neighbors to the south. SoCal's warm weather lends itself to outdoor activities year-round. From surfing our coasts, to snowboarding and biking in the mountains, off-roading through deserted lands, or boating and fishing in our lakes and rivers, this Baja-inspired lager is the perfect companion. Brewed with just the right amount of lime and sea salt, it’s everything a lager should be – crisp, refreshing and full of flavor.

The name is pretty simple: we took “Buena” for good and “-veza” from cerveza. Because we’ve always believed good beer is an important part of a good life. So raise a glass (or can) with us to the buena vida.
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Photo of WoodBrew
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I am trying a pint of this beer off the tapper at Buffalo Wild Wings in Mount Vernon, Illinois. It poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of lime and grain. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with grain malt base and lime zest flare. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a great beer....perfect on this 100F day!

Jun 15, 2022
Photo of Sigmund
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Sigmund from Norway

355 ml can, from Bunnpris Sauda. ABV is 4.7%. Pale golden colour, only a slight haziness. Moderate to small white head. Aroma of pilsener malts, lime and sea air. Citric and thin mouthfeel. Flavour of lime with a hint of sea salt. Decent as a summer refreshment.

Jun 09, 2022
Photo of puboflyons
3.32/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From a 12 oz. bottle dated 04/20/21 so it was an oldie when I tried it on June 8, 2022.

Golden pour with a quickly fading fizzy head. In second really like an A-A-L.

The aroma emits lime and grain sensations. Maybe grass or floral characters. I don't smell salt per se.

The mouthfeel is low medium. Actually closer to light. But it feels smooth in general.

The salt jumps out in the taste along with the grainy sweetness, lime, and floral hops. Clean and crisp at the end. I don't drink many beers with salt in them since I am on a low salt diet.

Jun 08, 2022
3.59 by beergorrilla from Michigan on May 09, 2022
3.49 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Apr 24, 2022
Photo of Keith27614
1.8/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by Keith27614 from North Carolina

This is awful. The aftertaste is strong and chemical filled. Corona with lime is better. Even Michelob Ultra lime or jimmy buffets comparable beer is better. Stone is such a great brewery and this is such an awful beer. Just horrific.

Apr 04, 2022
3.44 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois on Mar 27, 2022
2.5 by doctorgary from New York on Mar 23, 2022
Photo of Korbynlehr
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

Looks like a typical light lager. No head was created, even though I tried. Nose is again like a typical light lager. Tastes like a better version of Corona IMO.

Mar 20, 2022
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3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by beerthulhu from New Jersey

A: My first review in several months. may be rusty. Fizzy pour with a stone white, washy head that quickly dissipated. A crystal and pristine clarity has is pale orange in color. Macro bubbles cling to the interior of the vessel walls. Overall has a clean and crisp appearance.

S: Lime comes through nicely, with some bready and yeasty secondary notes. Fresh lemons add a zing, with a crisp and clean delivery. Really blends well together. Good sense overall and strength per style.

T: Buttery grains are sweet, balanced well with the saltiness and sourness of the lemon and lime. Yeasty and bready body flavor ends with a lager bite. Good salt factor with a mild fresh green leafy hopping. Fresh and wet.

M: Nice buttery fullness, doughy, with a clean feeling. Good carbonation factor and after feel.

O: Overall above par in several fields, nose, flavor and body among the most evident. Stone pushes the envelope per style, this is no different. Yeasty and bready lager bite has a zesty lemon, lime and salty flair to give it just enough flavor and credibility. Easy drinkability, well balanced, this is stone right?

Mar 18, 2022
2.75 by Houborg1 from Denmark on Mar 13, 2022
3.59 by Wrigfen from South Carolina on Mar 12, 2022
3.5 by Mattias from Sweden on Mar 11, 2022
Photo of HarlotBronte
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

L: Pours a clear straw hello. Short white head dissipates quickly.

S: Doughy malt, slight lime

T: Follows the nose

F: Crisp, effervescent

O: Good for what it is

Mar 02, 2022
4.4 by beerrat from Virginia on Feb 05, 2022
Photo of Zylod
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Zylod from West Virginia

Light and golden from the tap. The first sip of this was a shock, its good. Hints of salt and lime and malt blended very well. I didnt see this coming from a brewer know for cookie cutter ipas, they should venture out more often.

Jan 18, 2022
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2.67/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by Jack_14 from Italy

January 2022- 0.33 can. On the nose it smells of citrus and a slight hint of "stale".
Light golden, limpid, very clean.
Foam of medium abundance (I would have expected more), but of poor consistency, disappears almost immediately.
In the mouth, beer characterized by a super light body.
Predominant taste of Lime, sour.
Immediately after, the intervention of salt is felt, which however does not enrich with any acidulous or brackish note.
The balance of this beer seems to me very "controlled", I would not say artificial, but there seems to be a regulation of the intensity of the extra ingredients which I think is only possible with extracts or other products that are more "workable" than those offered by nature.

Jan 18, 2022
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2.35/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by solisbrewmaster from Mexico

I am going to be very honest here - I like Stone a lot. This beer? Nope, not for me.
I mean, don't get me wrong, it is NOT a bad beer, BUT, come on Stone! Just don't do this.
If I want a chelada, I will goddamn make one! And it will taste way better.
I drank this as this was a gift, if I saw it, I probably wouldn't have bought it, I can see why.
Don't get me wrong, only Stone beer I haven't liked. just didn't cut ir for me. Sorry

Dec 03, 2021
4.01 by Shanex from France on Nov 28, 2021
3.41 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Nov 27, 2021
3.87 by taigor from New York on Nov 14, 2021
Photo of Dodo2step
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Dodo2step from Pennsylvania

A- clear light green and yellow in color. pale yellow. no head no lacing

S- sweet and salty but not there really.

F- salt and lime almost as if i had a shot of beer with salt and lime. nah not great but not awful

M- salty and malty

O- well umm its ok but i wouldnt got for t again

Nov 10, 2021
3.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Oct 10, 2021
2.43 by bushwack from Alabama on Oct 04, 2021
4 by Lukass from Ohio on Oct 03, 2021
3.43 by dbauer from California on Oct 02, 2021
3.4 by wvsabbath from West Virginia on Sep 23, 2021
3.75 by imperialking from Illinois on Sep 13, 2021
Photo of imnodoctorbut
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by imnodoctorbut from Texas

pretty standard "mexican" style lager with added salinity and citrus.

crystal clear light gold body with a mellow white head that has low retention and skimps on lacing as it settles to a thin cap with defined halo

aroma is near-non-existent; slightly salty sweet with imagined beaches and sea spray served upon a malty backbone platter

taste is malt forward, lime and salt spiked. really expected and "basic" but also expertly done. tastes more like a Corona than a Corona.

mouthfeel is mid-level carbonation and light body. runs slightly crisp and/or grainy but also..oily? yeah.

i'll take it over a corona, but honestly one of those woulda been fine instead. cuts out the need for lime and beer salt but sessioning this thing sounds ironically more laborious.
not bad tho.

Sep 12, 2021
1 by TallGuyCM from California on Aug 30, 2021
3.6 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Aug 29, 2021
Photo of allengarvin
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by allengarvin from Texas

Crystal clear light gold color, with a airy, frothy head that fades after a minute or so. Certainly there's lime in the aroma--that's mostly what one scents, along some faint grainy malt. Taste -- well, there's lime, at least somewhat faint, and very very light malt, grainy. Good body at least. Not as bad as I expected it would be, but still something I have no intent of having again.

Aug 27, 2021
3.7 by FrankCastle from California on Aug 23, 2021
Photo of NeilSilber1
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by NeilSilber1 from California

Pours golden yellow clear with tiny elevating bubbles and thick quickly fading white frothy head. Cool marketing packaging label artwork. Notes of subtle lime and salt make this a well introduced easy drinking lower alcohol lager addition to the Stone ale family, cheers!

Aug 22, 2021
Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.11/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by ZenAgnostic from Texas

1pt 3.2 fl oz can poured into Duvel tulip. Picked up from the liquor store for a few bucks the other day. EJBY 12/19/21 printed on bottom of can. So this should still have 4 months left in it.

Appearance - Pours massive loose white head that rapidly and vigorously dissipates. Crystal clear straw body. Virtually no lacing or stick whatsoever. 3.75

Smell - Kind of smelled like condoms or something at first. Gross. 2

Taste - Does not taste pleasant. A little sweet for some reason. The salt and lime barely peek through. Becoming a little more acclimated now. Still, the very bizarre taste was not expected and was offputting as a result. Made me think it was infected at first but it's probably just a weird recipe. Unique for sure. A bit of a floral taste. 3.5

Mouthfeel - Light bodied. Fine enough. 3.5

Overall - A little weirded out. Wouldn't have this as a session. 3.25

Aug 21, 2021
Photo of Roberto11232
3.11/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 3
by Roberto11232 from New York

Not your typical " mexican lager " missing the crisp feel specially when eating your fav tacos from your local place.
I bought a 24pk at costco for $19.98. Good tasting but it does feel soft on the palate. Missing that crisp Stone!!!!.

Unfortunately I will not be buying this beer again. Ill stick to your IPA's

Bring back sublimely self righteous!!!!!

Aug 15, 2021
3.69 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Aug 15, 2021
Photo of detgfrsh
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by detgfrsh from Texas

From a bottle brewed 6/1/21. Clear golden color with no head. Slight mineral smell. Light body. Clean and crisp with some cracker malt and lime on the finish. A refreshing summer beer, not really the sipping variety.

Aug 14, 2021
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Aug 07, 2021
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