Venga!
Cerveceria Colorado

Venga!Venga!
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From:
Cerveceria Colorado
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #66
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
83
Ranked #24,932
Avg:
3.54 | pDev: 17.23%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
8
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 30, 2022
Added:
Sep 10, 2018
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  1
SCORE
83
Good
Venga!Venga!
Notes: This traditional Mexican Lager is fermented cold with Mexican lager yeast. A light and easy drinking beer, Venga is delicious when served Chelada-style with rimmed salt and a lime wedge. Venga translates as "come on!" or "let's do it!"
​Una mas por favor!
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Had on tap at the brewery

On arrival one finger of fine white head poking over the top of the glass was present. Color is a traditional golden straw. Some light lacing is left.

Aroma is slightly funky limke most mexican pale lager, with a light hint of pale barley, but not much else.

The taste is pretty nice, predictable as it is literally the epitome of "cervesa" beers. Light slightly funky or maybe skunky, but light and grainy with a slight hint of bittering hops woth light aroma present.

The taste follows the aroma and is quite predictable bit crushable. This is malty and yeasty, again like a more flavorful (but not by toouch) modelo type beer. Not as funky or fruity/light as a corona.

Feel is crisp and almost dangerously drinkable. High carbonation is accompanied by a medium long finish. Good lager feel.

Overall it is what it is. I think they are intentionally making it taste like an import macro, which makes sense, but that means it's not all that much better than a traditional Mexican pale. Definitely more malty but at least they tried to make it detectable that this has mexican lager roots.
Oct 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.67 by Blazer22 from Colorado

Sep 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by VaporDome from New York

May 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by KT3418 from Colorado

Sep 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Bought from Beer Drop (where else could I get this in Chicago?)
A brew that has been on BA almost as long as the brewer has been on BA.
Given how dedicated this Cerveceria is the Mexican kitchen and culture, it probably is not fair to stick Venga! into the adjunct style. This is a good example of why BA styles probably should merge with UnTappd's.

As for Venga!, I like it! It poured politely, it Smelled subtle, it Tasted tolerant of the tacos spice and it calmed my mouth. If any beer can do all that, it should not be labeled an "adjunct."

As for Cerveceria Colorado, they are cool to dedicate themselves to Mexican culture. It often is over-looked despite its contributions to the U.S. This Cerveceria's website has several of the heroes of that culture as, I presume, consumers of their beer. And all that is good. Kitchen, community, beer. And they made it through Covid and Trump !
Jul 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3.68 by deereless from Colorado

Sep 24, 2020
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Reviewed by Mister_Faucher from Washington

3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Part of a care package from another member.

Look, clear, very light golden straw color. Small head that dissipates fairly quickly to a thing ring of foam. Minimal lacing but active carbonation as it sits.

Smell, big grain and corn type bill, light lemon and grassy/floral notes.

Taste, tangy citrus, honey and sweet grain, mild herbal notes.

Feel, crushable sweet session type lager. highly carbonated.

Blows most traditional Mexican lagers out of the water. I could kill a 12 pack of this in an afternoon.
Mar 02, 2020
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On draught at Frontier Brewing and Taproom.

Pours a clear pale gold with a fine layer of foam. Light lacing.

Smells like a Lager. Some malt, some hops, not a lot of grains.

Taste matches the smell, kinda dry finish. Very quaffable and the mouthfeel is decent.
Feb 06, 2020
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.27/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Clear, pale yellow body; plenty of slowly rising carbonation; decent head, white with a creamy texture and some rings of foam clinging to the glass. Fresh and appealing aroma; cracker; spicy and mildly fruity hop aroma. Clean and refreshing taste; light sense of cereal grain; delicate esters; mild and complementary hop bitterness. Medium body; soft and creamy; nice cross between wet and dry with the mouthfeel.

A refreshing and full-body lager, delivering some tasty substance yet also coming across as light and refreshing. An excellent beer!
Sep 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.6 by dtownbeerlover from Colorado

Apr 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.39 by ak_denver from Colorado

Apr 07, 2019
 
Rated: 1.78 by Jamesg1188 from Colorado

Mar 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Sep 10, 2018
Venga! from Cerveceria Colorado
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 13 ratings