Mexican Style Lager
pFriem Family Brewers

Mexican Style LagerMexican Style Lager
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Style:
Vienna Lager
Ranked #9
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
85
Ranked #12,267
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 5.8%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
18
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pFriem Family Brewers
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Summer
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
Mexican Style LagerMexican Style Lager
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 18
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

$ 8.40 (Including shipping and PA tax)/500 mL bottle ($ 0.497/oz) from Tavour, Seattle, WA. Reviewed 8/26/19.
“Bottled On 06 13 19” clearly stamped on back label. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand-washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 3.5.
First pour – Nearly colorless, clear.
Body – Very light yellow, clear, some effervescence.
Head – Large (Maximum six cm, aggressive center pour), white, fizzy/frothy, short duration, diminishing to a three to six mm crown and a thin partial cap.
Lacing – Poor. Some small islands of tiny bubbles remain.
Aroma – 4 – Dimethylsulfide predominates with some spicy hops following.
Flavor – 4 – Corn and a bit of malt, crisp with a bit of lemon. No alcohol (4.4% ABV) flavor or aroma, no diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 – Thin, watery, lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.75 - Much lighter in color than the typical Vienna Lager and more corn than malt flavor. To me, more of an AAL than expected.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours pale yellow with a light foggy tint to it. A stream of bubbles rise endlessly from the bottom of the glass, feeding a long lasting, white foamy head. Aroma is clean and light notes of straw, raw grain, spicy and herbal hops and biscuity, bready malts. Flavor profile is spicy, herbal and floral hops with just a dab of citrus. Bready, biscuity malts give it a yeasty, undercooked bread after taste. There are bits and pieces of toasty, wafery and crackery malts as well. It's light and tight. Mouth feel is crisp and focused, with fizzy effervescence that settles well on the tongue. It has a medium-thin consistency. Overall, crisp, light and balanced with favorable hops driving the bus. Easily crushable and very enjoyable.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 500mL bottle.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a a clear golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells lightly sweet, corn-y, and grainy, with grassy hops, floral hops, honey, and malt.

This is really quite good, as most pFriem beers tend to be. It's a little bit corny, but that works well here, adding an earthy and grainy sweetness, along with flowery hops, a bit of honeyed sweetness, bready malt, and some grassiness.

This is super drinkable and crisp, with a good level of carbonation.

You don't see really anybody in the US making these sorts of beers. It's cool to see pFriem take a stab at it.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium straw amber with a fine, two finger white head with good retention and thick lacing. Aroma of husky grainy malt, grassy hops and lemon; classic Vienna/Mexican lager profile. Flavor follows, with grainy malt with a bit of grain husk, lemon, grassy and lemony citrus hops. Nice malt and lemon lingering after the taste. Medium bodied with light creaminess. This is spot-on for the style, but packs a surprising amount of taste for the ABV. The flavor stays true throughout, into the finish. Body is particularly smooth for a light lager. A very nice example of the style. Not one of my go to styles, but I figured Pfriem would make this enjoyable, and it sure is.

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Photo of NickSMpls
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden straw color, faintly hazy. Light, quickly fading, head. Aroma of malt and biscuit-y yeast. Very mild, creamy mouthfeel with a longer finish bringing some hoppiness at the end. We're impressed, not a common beer style, and well done,

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Photo of rarigney
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very pale straw with good clarity. A very generous, near white head dissipates slowly leaving big patches of sticky lacing. The aroma is floral and spicy citrus, almost lemon zest. Taste is corn and lemon. Crisp and clean with a slightly bitter finish.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle from Lifesource in Salem OR. $3.99 Pale yellow lager with a nice thick and creamy white head. Aroma of corn and lemon zest. Taste same..corn flakes and lemon..some hay. Mouth feel is bright and well carbonated. Tasty low alcohol lager..up there with Sesion Cerveza for summer time enjoyment in Oregon

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Photo of mactrail
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear and sparkly golden brew with plenty of foam in the snifter. A pleasant honey-like taste and aroma. Just the right kiss of hops with a flowery perfume in the nose. There is a little malt, a touch of lemon, and a faint bitterish, mineral aftertaste. If only Mexican lagers were this good. From the 500 ml bottle purchased at the Co-op Market in Mount Vernon, Wash.

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Mexican Style Lager from pFriem Family Brewers
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 18 ratings