Beer For Tacos
Off Color Brewing

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Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
Ranked #118
Ranked #18,008
3.86 | pDev: 10.62%
Mar 12, 2023
Jul 31, 2019
Very Good
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Notes: You know what sunshine makes us think of? Tacos. You know what tacos make us think of? Margaritas. So, we made a tart wheat beer, added kaffir lime leaf, key lime, orange, and pink Himalayan salt. All it's missing is the two hour wait for the Big Star Patio. And tacos.
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Rated: 3.37 by shreead from Michigan

Mar 12, 2023
Rated: 3.63 by Walnut from Missouri

Feb 11, 2023
Rated: 3.88 by robotic_being from Florida

Dec 25, 2022
Rated: 3.99 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Dec 18, 2022
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear colden color with a 1 finger white head. Smell has wheat lime and salt . Taste follows the nose a Gose/margarita wheat.grain lime and salt. Mouth feel tart and salty nice lime addition in finish. Thought to drink a pounder thou
Oct 08, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Jul 10, 2022
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pale golden hued with a hazy complexion. There’s a fingernail of off white around three quarters of the rim and half of the top. The aroma is of salt, lime juice, and pale wheat. I’m tasting pale wheat, salt, and then lime juice at the back of the palate. The mouth is dry, crisp, and highly salinic.
May 14, 2022
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Reviewed by NeutroMan from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz can into a pint glass. Hazy straw color with a small white head that receded to a thin cap. Sour citrus on the nose. Tastes like a mild margarita as others have noted. The salt is what really sticks out and really adds some depth. Title is appropriate - a good pairing for tacos as I rue my failure to get some fish tacos from Big Star on Cinco de Mayo today.
May 06, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by cd34 from Illinois

Apr 13, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by Z-man from Michigan

Mar 06, 2022
Rated: 3.74 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 25, 2022
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Reviewed by naikwot

3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This is fun. It's a Margarita with wheat beer instead of Tequila - with non-optional salt. Not that sour to make me pucker with good amount of saltiness to balance it. Orange is a good touch.
Jan 08, 2022
Rated: 4 by cryptichead from Illinois

Dec 03, 2021
Rated: 4 by psoriasaurus from Thailand

Oct 18, 2021
Rated: 3.98 by paulish from New York

Sep 28, 2021
Rated: 3.54 by beersampler6 from Michigan

Sep 20, 2021
Rated: 3.46 by Eman17 from Illinois

Sep 19, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Had on tap. Murky bright yellow with two fingers of white foam. Smells like a margarita with gose wheat and yeast. Tastes like a margarita with gose wheat and yeast with pronounced bright lime and not super sharp yet flavorful salt. Feel is bright, lightly sour and crisp, has more influence from the wheat than anything. Solid but there are cleaner mocktail margarita beers out there, but this one does well to remind you it is BEER for tacos which is appreciated
Aug 05, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by Nunya from Ohio

Aug 01, 2021
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Reviewed by BalancingBrooms from California

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Slightly hazy pale yellow with thin white head. Nose is classic Gose. Taste is essentially classic, slightly sour, slightly salty and dry. Nothing outstanding or terrible. Middle of road local beer thats a solid example of the style.
Jul 25, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Jul 07, 2021
Rated: 4.07 by EdFed from Illinois

Jul 03, 2021
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Reviewed by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a can. Golden and hazy in color with a white foamy head. Smell you can tell it's a sour with hints of lime. Taste of bread, grass, and lime with salt. Perfect sour, not over done. This would be great for tacos!!
Jun 27, 2021
Rated: 4 by ssimpson89 from Illinois

Jun 19, 2021
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Rated by RMelyon from Illinois

4.66/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Its the perfect beer for tacos (preferably from Big Star), as advertised, and a go-to hot summer day beer in general. what else do you want?
May 10, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 10, 2021
Rated: 3.65 by BNoble4Life from New York

Apr 27, 2021
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Reviewed by michaelsmith11 from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I liked this one. I t was surprisingly refreshing. It's got a nice taste of lime and a touch of salt that really work well together. The taste is nice and crisp and this would be a great summer beer.
Mar 29, 2021
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz. can into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter.

Pours a fluffy, surprisingly dense white head. Nice looking beer. Good lace. Nose is exactly what you'd expect. Lime, a touch of saltiness, a slight yeastiness, and a nice zest. Simple and enjoyable. Beer opens coriander, wheat, and citrus zest. Lime aroma is very apparent in the middle. Lightly tart, zesty with a slight sweetness for balance. End is a bit of creaminess, more lime, and a yeasty, floral tart and bitterness. Really drinkable. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively on the palate and goes down sparkling with a clean aftertaste.

For what this is, a beer to have with tacos, this is near perfection. A great example of the style.
Mar 28, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Vylo from New Jersey

Mar 02, 2021
Rated: 3 by wildman69 from New York

Jan 18, 2021
Rated: 3.54 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Dec 24, 2020
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
16oz can
no apparent freshness date
thanks to Chris & Lilli for giving me a can to try!
L: hazy golden-yellow beer; foamy white head
S: wheat, lime, banana, spicy coriander
T: sour & tart lime, salt, peppery coriander, cracked wheat, orange
F: full body, tart and puckering, moderate carbonation, sour and salty finish
O: margarita beer - yeah, tastes like it! Nice work on what seems like a difficult beer to concoct
Dec 16, 2020
Rated: 3.84 by Jotunsynth from Illinois

Dec 02, 2020
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Beer for Tacos from Off Color Brewing. Received 10/8/20 from @nc41 in BIF 12. Reviewed 11/1/20.
Undated 16 oz can. Stored at home at 42 degrees and served at 45 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 55.2 degrees.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Pale straw (SRM 2), hazy.
Body – Straw (SRM 3), opaque. When held to direct light, translucent.
Head – Large (Maximum four cm, aggressive center pour), white, medium density, fizzy with short retention, leaving neither head nor cap. Second pour produces an ephemeral partial head.
Lacing – None, as expected.
Aroma – 4 – Begins with light mineral acidity, more like dilute sulfuric rather than an organic acid like lactic - no malt, no yeast. No lime! Some coriander shows up at the end.
Flavor – 4 - Slightly bitter and acidic with a salty aftertaste. Distinctly no lime but hints of coriander on the aftertaste. No malt, no yeast. No alcohol (4.8 % ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 4 – Medium, just short of creamy, lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.75 (After deducting 0.25 point for undated can) Although the lime is AWOL and this tastes nothing like a margarita, it’s still a decent gose – just not what I was expecting.
Nov 01, 2020
Rated: 4.16 by raelian from District of Columbia

Oct 31, 2020
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
just an exceptional gose, not over engineered in the least, but very flavorful. also to me mature in some neat way, zesty with the citrus and lime leaf together, and impressively well refined, as is so often the case with off color. i could drink a dozen of these no problem, everything is right about it. its pale straw colored, not clear, but not really hazy either, and its well carbonated and holding a short but stable half inch of white airy head. the nose is gorgeous, i had the lime leaf placed right away, so fresh and fragrant, natural tangy key lime too, a clean lactic souring but only mild in terms of overall acidity, minerals from the salt, floral coriander, even a light dill note, perhaps a trace of light white wine too, very springy and pleasant. the flavor is all of this, a little lemon and orange citrus character along with the lime too, and i can definitely taste the salt and feel its drying tendency on the palate, awesome with the rushing carbonation and the clean tartness this has, not too sour for all day drinking, which i love in this style, it feels almost healthy to me, just awesome! thirst quenching when ice cold, but more complex and easy to savor as it warms some, as good a gose in terms of quality that you are going to find anywhere, and not over flavored at all. we had this with sweet potato and bean tacos and it was truly the perfect pairing. the absolutely have crafted a winner here, and i will be buying more of it!
Oct 21, 2020
Rated: 4 by bigred89 from Maryland

Sep 06, 2020
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a hazy dark yellow, half-inch head that recedes completely after ten minutes or so, no retention. Nose is lime, salt, sea water, a bit of sun tan lotion. Tastes like a margarita with a mix of corn chips; alcohol makes its presence known despite the pretty low ABV. Mouthfeel is moderately thick. Preferred this one when still fridge cold, as the bottled-cocktail-flavor came on a bit strong for me after it warmed up.
Aug 30, 2020
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Rated by BillyW from Illinois

1.59/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
Not a fan. I am a sour fan but this beer is entirely too sweet for my taste.
Aug 18, 2020
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