Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager
Stone Brewing

Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime LagerStone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager
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Style:
American Lager
Ranked #125
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
84
Ranked #26,182
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 11.72%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
17
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California, United States
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Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime LagerStone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager
Notes: "Baja Inspired, San Diego Brewed -
In 1996, Stone Brewing was founded in San Diego County, just minutes from the border. Since then, influence from our southern neighbors has enriched and inspired us on our undying mission to brew bold, flavorful beers. One such inspiration is Stone Xocoveza, our imperial stout originally released in 2014 to bring the rich, complex flavors of Mexican hot chocolate to beer. It’s with mucho gusto that we now follow with our take on a classic lager that is similarly inspired (and tasty) - Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager."
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3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a clear golden color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades very slowly over time to leave a tone of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is huge of a lime smell mixed with a bit of a bready and grainy smell. Along with these aromas comes a saltwater and a touch of caramel sweetness.
Taste – The taste begins with a crisp, slightly grainy taste that has a nice hit of caramel sweetness. The lime tastes are quite light at first, growing stronger as the taste advances, but never becoming all that potent. Along with these taste changes comes the arrival pf some light grapefruit and herbal hop as well as some sea salt. For a lime and salt lager these flavors are rather light, but balance the sweet nicely. In the end with all the flavor transitions and a little bit of orange sweetness, one is left with a nice, somewhat sweeter, and light citrus and salt lager taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is medium in crispness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. A bit higher carbonation level may have been slightly better, but overall the feel was decent.
Overall – While not super heavy on the lime and salt, the lighter tastes did balance the sweeter and slightly fruity taste of the brew nicely and made for a nice easy sipper.

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3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Clear 16-oz. Bruges beer glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa, Calif.
Price: $3.49
Purchased: Sept. 26, 2019
Consumed: Sept. 27, 2019
Reviewed as: American Pale Lager
Misc.: Bottled on Sept. 8 (or Sept. 18), 2019

I believe this was the first time I saw this in stores. Had seen it before at Stone Escondido, but didn’t try any of Rachel’s. Bottle description read, “In 1996, Stone Brewing was founded in San Diego County, just minutes from the border. Since then, influence from our southern neighbors has enriched and inspired us on our undying mission to brew bold, flavorful beers. One such inspiration is Stone Xocoveza, our imperial stout originally released in 2014 to bring the rich, complex flavors of Mexican hot chocolate to beer. It’s with mucho gusto that we now follow with our take on a classic lager that is similarly inspired (and tasty) - Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager.”

Poured a medium yellow clear color with two fingers of off-white frothy head. Not a lot, but could see some bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Bad watery lacing. Average retention. (Sight - 3.25)

Smelled the lime and salt right away, kind of reminding me of tortilla chips sans salsa. Really tried, but couldn’t get anything else on the nose. Still was liking it. (Smell - 4.25)

Taste was not quite as good as the nose. In order got lime, salt, still reminding me of tortilla chips sans salsa. Also some lingering peppery spice and grass. Lime and salt dominated. (Taste - 3.75)

Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, clean finish with a little bit of that spice. Goes down pretty easy. (Feel - 4.25)

A very good beer overall. It is definitely as advertised. Sure beats a Corona with lime. (Overall - 3.75)

3.89 | 87 | B+

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Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 17 ratings