Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager
Stone Brewing

Buenaveza Salt & Lime LagerBuenaveza Salt & Lime Lager
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Style:
Lager - American
Ranked #121
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
83
Ranked #38,843
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 11.62%
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
209
From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  29
SCORE
83
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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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Tdengel from Pennsylvania

3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Jun 05, 2020
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright and effervescent gold with a thumb of pearl white head. Some lacing & head retention

S: Bready & grassy

T: Lime, light cereal notes & a dryness & salt up front. Dry, saltyness & little lime as this warms. Finishes dry with faint lime & salt

MF: Light body, fairly moderate carbonation, decent balance

Alright for what is, drinkable enough, glad I only bought a single

May 21, 2020
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I love being a regular at the Friendly Greek Bottle Shop (FGBS) here in Lancaster, PA! The owner knows that I am working some insane hours (ten per day, six days per week) & sets one of each new CAN aside for me as well as those bottles (gasp!) that he thinks might have appeal to me. This one was apparently only available in a mixed-12 pack & broken open to parcel out to the regulars. Yay!

From the Bottle (eek!): "Lager w/Salt & Lime added"; "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."

I Pop!ped the cap & allowed it to run rather freely into my awaiting glass. It returned the favor by forming two-plus fingers of foamy, soapy, rocky, bone-white head with above-average retention. Color was Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with filament/button brightness. 8=O Nose smelled pleasantly of lime squeezed into an adjunct-free Lager. Mmm. Hey, just because a mass-market fizzy yellow beer is famous (infamous?) for doing it, that does not automatically render it wrong. This had the nose of an all-malt Lager, which is how it should smell - not like the rubbish that marked the early days of The CANQuest (tm)! It was more lime than salt on the nose, although the salt was perceptible. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, about on-par for a Lager. The taste was pleasantly crisp, malty without being overly sweet, absent of any real hop bitterness with a lime & salt quality that was evocative of afternoons on the beach. Finish was in that twilight zone between semi-sweet & semi-dry, making it quite refreshing. They ought to make this more widely available & put it in CANs! YMMV.

Nov 28, 2020
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colts9016 from Idaho

3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review #1407
I have tried to support my local businesses during these crazy times. I saw this beer and it was the last one in the case. I thought what the heck. I checked the date and discovered it was still fresh. Not sure what to think of this beer. Is this a Corona with more flavor or something like a Gose. The artwork on the can is unique and colorful. The beer is 44 degrees and served in a pint glass. After I opened the can and citrus and malt aromas emitted. The pour of the beer created a foamy and airy head. The head dissipated quickly leaving no lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is SRM 4, straw yellow with golden hues. The beer is clear with active carbonation.

The initial aroma in the beer is lightly toasted malts, lime, sea air, biscuit, a hint of floral, and a touch of herbs.

The flavors in the beer are biscuit, limes, floral ester, lightly toasted malts, cereal grains, salt, and hay.

The mouthfeel of the beer is carbonated and clean.

The body of the beer is light, medium carbonation, and a light finish.

The beer reminds me of a bud with lime. The flavors are stronger than a Coors. The lime in the beer is there and subtle at first then stronger later. The cereal grains in the beer develop and gives the beer a malty sweetness. I was wanting a crisp easy drinking beer but this beer is somewhat malty and cumbersome. It was okay.

May 09, 2020
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look - clear golden color with a slight disappearing head
Smell - lager... grainy with salt and lime....
taste - very light grainy with lime and salt
Feel - light body and carb
Overall - not bad but could use more body

Aug 05, 2020
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Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale amber with a tight white bubbly head that quickly dissipates.

Salt, grain, lime, in the nose.

Bitter citrus followed by lime and salt with malt mouthfeel.

Jul 18, 2020
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Tilley4 from Tennessee

3.14/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Liked my first one but it's been downhill every since...

There's some sort of weird aftertaste that I get that just doesn't sit well with me... perhaps it's the mixture of salt and limes, which I usually enjoy... tastes... sort of dirty?

Wont be doing this one again...

Jul 03, 2020
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GClarkage from California

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 28, 2020
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1971bernat from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 04, 2020
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Tiernan from Texas

3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jul 15, 2020
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Rootscipio from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 06, 2020
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DOCRW from Washington

3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jan 13, 2021
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a straw yellow with a thin white head that leaves the glass quickly. Smells grassy, malts, just a hint of lime, nothing overbearing. Taste very much follows the nose, it has just a touch of lime flavor, doesn't totally take over the other flavors of the beer; also has a savory/salty taste. Light-bodied, high carbonation, crisp, clean & crushable.

Mar 05, 2021
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crob3888 from California

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 14, 2019
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iftcoach from Germany

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 18, 2021
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daliandragon from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am not a tequila fan but I trust Stone so we will see where this goes. Grain and lime line the nose and there is little head to speak of. This definitely has the malt profile of a typical Mexican lager and the salt is also a factor, but this is basically a smooth, easy drinking lager at its base. I don't love the aftertaste but these go down smooth.

Jul 25, 2020
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Marvicsin from California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 05, 2020
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IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

3.12/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aug 05, 2020
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Edy-Cantarero from New York

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 12, 2020
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slasich from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very solid gold color and good lighter mouth feel as a proper lager would have, but not terribly effervescent, or overpowered in the salt and lime flavors, leaving it well made but short of the mark in my opinion.

Jul 12, 2020
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cherche from Washington

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

May 16, 2021
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jul 11, 2020
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ManlyWealth from Georgia

4.76/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow! What a light & refreshing lager! I don’t thing I overrated Stone Brewing’s Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager. Pours a very light gold color with a healthy white head and the tiniest bubbles constantly rising from the bottom of my glass. The constant hissing & fizzing coming from the lagers foamy white head and bubbles creates a subtle ‘beer’ aroma, refreshing crisp lime/lager flavor and clean mouth feel. What a perfect lager this is for a hot summer day or evening. You nailed this one Stone brewers!

Jul 28, 2020
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MykeJ from Minnesota

3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Jun 13, 2020
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft sample at The Extreme Beer Fest Boston February first twenty twenty.

Mar 01, 2020
Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 209 ratings