Mexican Lager
City Lights Brewing Co.

Mexican LagerMexican Lager
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American Adjunct Lager
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3.48 | pDev: 6.9%
City Lights Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
Mexican LagerMexican Lager
Notes: This delicious Mexican-style lager has classic grainy notes from a healthy amount of Vienna malt with a touch of sweetness from flaked corn and is fermented with Mexican lager yeast for a nice crisp finish. Additions of Tettnang hops give herbal and spicey notes of the traditional German noble hop varieties. We’ve added a fresh twist with late additions of Motueka hops to add flavor and aroma notes of fresh lime. To further accentuate the lemon and lime flavors and aromas, we add a delicate dry hop addition of Motueka midway through fermentation. A delicate balance of malt, hops, and yeast makes this Mexican-style lager eminently drinkable.

18 IBU
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 8
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2.99/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This 120z. can poured a very pale yellow with better than a finger of pure white foam that receded quickly to a thin cap and lacing left on the glass. Thumbs up to the steady flow of bubbles ascending to the top.
The aroma is a strong citrus, somewhat comparable to an IPA. Nothing really gets past the citrus.
The taste is more of a citrus than a lime or lemon. I can't really pick up on the bread notes, it is slightly sweet, not bitter or dry at all.
This did hit the spot after a day working in the muggy mid west heat. I think a little less citrus or if it was more lime like, I would find it more appealing.

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3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Crisp aroma, lemon and lime, a little bready malt.

Appearance is clear golden yellow with carb bubbles continuously rising to a 1/2 inch white head. The head drops to a thin cap and ring fairly quickly, but the rising bubbles never stop. Nice looking lager, but lighter in color than I was expecting, given the Vienna Lager style designation here on BA. The color is too pale to be categorized in the "Dark Lagers" categories.

Body is thin, but expected for the style.

Taste is quite refreshing, actually. Bread dough from the malts brightened up with the lemon and lime contribution from the hops.

The finish is substantially malt-driven, bread dough, no bitterness, a little sweet, but the lime flavor keeps the refreshment quotient high.

Not bad at all for a light, refreshing beer. It won't win much beer-geek love, but it hits the spot if you're hot and thirsty.

Oh, and as I said at the beginning ... this beer is obviously (to me, anyway) mis-characterized on BA as a Vienna Lager. Somebody must have read the brewer's notes saying he used Vienna malt. However, the color is much too light. Also, according to the brewer, it contains flaked corn. This is an AAL. A well-made, flavorful, and refreshing AAL.

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Mexican Lager from City Lights Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 8 ratings