Neato Bandito | Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
30.3%
Liked This Beer
3.43 w/ 76 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Texas, United States
deepellumbrewing.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Here’s a big surprise. We here at Deep Ellum Brewing Company like to drink beer. It doesn’t have to be complicated. So, with summer fast approaching, we wanted a beer in our lineup that we could drink all summer long. Neato Bandito to the rescue! Neato is Deep Ellum’s interpretation of a Mexican Style lager. But, Neato’s been working out and is stronger than the others! Light in color, but big in flavor, Neato Bandito wants to help you enjoy all of your summertime activities! Viva la RAZA!

Added by markgugs on 06-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,597
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
76
Liked:
23
Avg:
3.43/5
pDev:
14.87%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
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Reviews by BJasny:
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.88/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.01/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Chalk it up to the fact I'm not a fan of "Mexican-style lagers". This seems to be for the crowd that prefers Lone Star or Shiner Blonde, though you can tell they at least care what they're making.

Pours a quick-dissipating white head (one finger) with no lacing. Color is a blonde-gold and has slight haze.

Smell is kind of grassy but not much else. A little bit of that macro whang that smacks of grain, paper, some cabbage too. Checking the website, they do admit to using "flaked maize" (i.e. corn) in the beer so that makes sense. No hops.

Taste has bitterness and slight grass at the front with more grain and some sweet bread. The ghost of a hop gasps out.

Has a nice bite from the higher than average ABV. Finishes crisp and clean but leaves no impression.

An average lager with a slight twist, this is alright for slamming brewskis with the boys and if you gave one to your Bud Bro he wouldn't notice much difference. I can do without it, though I would have it over other adjunct lagers.

To good health and good beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

very disappointed. I normally enjoy Deep Ellum's brews but this one was not good.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.19/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a beer snob here.

I never drink the beers you disparagingly compare this beer to. And while the list to the right may be accurate for class, it's not for taste.

This is what I would call my everyday beer. Hate that it is seasonal. It's cloudy with a slight Amber floor. Solid aroma. Fantastic with Tex Mex, no lime/salt neeeded. You know you are drinking a beer with this. It is not some clear mass produced carbonated alcoholic water as the other suggest.

Please make this year round.

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Neato Bandito from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Beer rating: 30.3% out of 100 with 76 ratings
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