Numero Uno Summer Cerveza
Flying Dog Brewery

Numero Uno Summer CervezaNumero Uno Summer Cerveza
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Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #12
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
75
Ranked #44,149
Avg:
3.51 | pDev: 15.1%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
121
From:
Flying Dog Brewery
 
Maryland, United States
Avail:
Summer
Wants
  4
Gots
  45
SCORE
75
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Numero Uno Summer CervezaNumero Uno Summer Cerveza
Notes: Flaked maize makes up one third of the malt bill and highlights the distinctive corn and cracker flavor traditionally found in Mexican lagers. Agave is added at the end of the boil and the lime peel post-fermentation to impart a distinct, zesty character and a crisp, clean finish.
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Photo of cbutova
2.87/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Crystal clear pale golden yellow body poured from the 12oz bottle into a stemmed glass. The head is white, puffy and lacks retention dying fast to nothing.

S- The lime is strong with this one. I get what they are going for here with the Spanish name, lime and style. General lager yeast with a fair bit of that funk, strong freshly peeled lime zest, pale grain and general light fruits.

T- As in the smell, the lime runs the show with a general base of lager yeast and pale grains. Authentic lime flavor is joined by notes of cereal grains, funky lager ferment, pale barley, light fruits, fair sweets and fruit loops.

MF- Light bodied backed with a foamy and creamy texture. A carbonation level around medium and a sweet finish.

Numero uno, not so sure. I see what they are doing here but in the end it is a better version of the famous beach beer with lime but still nothing I would buy multiple times.

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Photo of Beejay
3.06/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pale yellow, clear with a white head that dissipates rather quickly.

S: Smells like lime juice, sea salt and cheap lager. The lime character is boarding on that fake lime smell for some reason.

T: Tastes like a light lager with lime added. A touch of sweetness, and crisp with slightly fake tasting lime character.

M: Light in body, high carbonation, and a dry finish.

O: Besides the slightly fake flavor, it's a pretty good go at a beer with lime. But that being said, why not just pick up a case of cheap Mexican beer, a couple of limes, and a shaker of sea salt.

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Photo of PA-hunter
4.06/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 4.9% abv

Appearance- Pours a light gold with thin white head. Lively effervescent bubbles. Very clear.

Smell- Biscuit, ground up corn.

Taste- A sweet and bready malt. Picks up a more corn base that stands out. Has a fruity lime like taste that blends well with the light hop bitterness. Peppery spice clean finish

Mouthfeel- Thin in body and actively and crisply carbonated.

Overall- A great craft beer version of an adjunct lager. This macro style of beer is Not commonly done by craft brewers but if it's like this it should be. Very clean and crisp as it should be for this style. Just right for a 95 degree Summer day.

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Photo of LF_Evan
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Corn-yellow, which is apropos given the grain bill. Persistent streams of rising carbonation, but only a faint lacing.
S: Very light hop zest
T: Mild corn creaminess rounded out by the agave nectar. It's sweet but mostly as a suggestion. The lime zest is a nice touch at the very end and lends a hint of citrusy zest. Tastes authentic in that regard. Don't expect Bud Light Lime (thankfully). The hops aren't distinctly present, but they keep things crisp and lively.
F: It's definitely thin, but the carbonation is aggressive and makes up for the lack of body.
O: Wow! For a light adjunct lager, this is on another level. It sounds basic, but the carbonation really ties things together, especially helping to deliver the lime zest in a way that wouldn't happen in a heavier beer.

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Photo of Bikeman_110
2.3/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Was excited to try a craft beer in the style of a South of the Border cerveza. Tried in a can- tasted like aluminum as cans always do with a taste and mouth feel of a cheap college beer. In a bottle it is better but still has a bitter aftertaste and no noticeable lime. Will not drink again. Stick to the many excellent Mexican beers

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz.

Pours a clear lemon golden, sugar white head retains well as a film with constantly rising effervescence.

Smells of dry barley, corn, agave, and a hint of lime juice.

Flavor is of sweet corn and barley malts with agave sweetness in the finish. Some citrus and a very mild dry hop finish.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the tongue.

Very tasty and refreshing light lager. Especially when very cold, it quenches the thirst and goes down super easy. Very easy to pair with foods.

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Photo of Kendo
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from the bottle (I purchased a single at Price Chopper for $1.67) into a pilsner glass. Body is clear, light straw-yellow with a solid 1-finger foamy white head that's refortified by a nice stream of active bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Some good clumps of lace. Looks like a good old-fashioned AAL, that's for sure....

S: Pretty much smells like an AAL too - cereal grains and corn with a modest touch of lemony, grassy noble hops.

T: First impression: "Wow - very little taste whatsoever." Second impression: see first impression. Seriously - this is one very light-tasting beer. I get a modest hint of the lime ("lime zest" is advertised on the bottle), but really not a whole lot more. On further review I do note a corny base - they call it "maize" on the label, so yeah - corn is there. Finishes with that lemony/lime taste that disappears after a little while on the aftertaste to be replaced by the cereal grain and corn foundation.

M: Light. Carbonation is active but soft; pretty good feel to it.

O: If I were 25 years younger (OK, 30 years younger) and it was a really hot day and they sold this beer in cans, I could see myself shotgunning a few of these in a night. For some reason it evokes Miller Genuine Draft - a beer that I used to shotgun and/or chug in my late teens (I think it's the corn that triggers that memory somewhere in my cerebellum), though it does have that lime flavor at the finish. Certainly good for what it is - a light, summer chugger of a beer.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 8/4/2016. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, lime, cracker, corn, agave, and light herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, lime/agave, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, lime, cracker, corn, agave, and light herbal/grassy earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness and slight lime tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, cracker, corn, agave, and light herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt, lime/agave, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great balanced finish with zero cloying flavors. Moderate dryness. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly grainy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very good Mexican styled adjunct lager. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt, lime/agave, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of ctylinebeer
4.54/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle poured into a lager glass. Summer seasonal. Comes in a six-pack.

L - bright yellow color. Not too much foam, typical of a lager. No haze or sediment, crysta clear.

S - flaked oats, corn, light grain, agave/tequila with hint of lime. Everything is there.

T - lime juice, light grain, hint of corn. Almost as if the lime wedge was in the beer. Really light in taste, not too much malt character like a Helles or a Pilsner. No hop spice to it either, maybe a subtle hop like Saaz.

F - crush it like its hot. Watery, lighter than air feel. Little carbonation but not enough to cover the body.

O - so much better than Corona, despite being an influence. Super easy to drink and much better taste. No lime needed, this beer has you covered. I will definitely be having this over the summer. Cheers!

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Photo of Slatetank
3.87/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I tried this from the bottle in a mug purchased the bottle at Grain + Verse bottlehouse.

The color is golden with bone white head visible carbonation -good clarity and retention. The smell has a noticeable agave smell with slight malt odor which is pleasant. The feel is mostly malt with mild sweetness and moderately high carbonation with semi-dry finish and light body.

This tastes just as described which is good -it has the fruitiness of agave yet not too sweet for a lager with low bitterness and slight citrus in the taste. This achieves what the brewer set out to make which is a refreshing lager-I would pair this with a steak quesadilla since it has some extra zest and the crisp quality to cleanse the palate with a fatty dish

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Photo of JerryLevinson
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tastes like a margarita for beer lovers, similar to Oculto. However, this is less sweet and has more malt body, though nowhere near as sour as Corona. This is the only agave beer that I have tried that I have wanted more of. A good warm-weather alternative.

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Photo of cwmayer
4.09/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love it. great summer beer. Crack open a jar of salsa and open a bag of chips. Head for the back patio. Enjoy. Nice lime flavor. Smooth and easy to drink. I'll be buying it again. And again..

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Photo of Chrisbaggz
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I'm not going to rate this beer to highly because it is only a 4.9% Corona uptake. However, as always, when I review a beer I review it against other beers that are similar in nature. I'm not going to pair compare this to a Russian Imperial Stout or an IPA. This beer is light and refreshing and exactly what is summer Cerveza should be. I think adding a lime takes this beer up another notch just like adding a line to Corona - without the low quality, skunkiness you get with a Corona

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Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up from the local Allegheny Six pack. Into a mason jar glass.

A - Forgot how light a lager can look this one with a 1/2 inch of frothy head that sticks around a bit reminds you its not some macro swill it's made with low.
S - Algae fruit is there really covering up the corn that is the traditional lager. Maybe it's also the lime zest i am just glad to smell more than sweet corn.
T - Well it's actually quite good it has among the sweetness that any macro lager can produce flavors of bitter lime zest and the algae nectar really gives it a tequila feeling without the burn.
M - Light to medium easy to pound but interesting enough to sip.

Overall those to expect a world class pale or bitter IPA can go elsewhere but this is the tastiest lager I have ever had in a while and it's blowing my mind and this is from a man of 2,000 beers!

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Photo of therica
2.85/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

What the heck?! For $8.99 I get a macro tasting "ale" that tastes more like an American lager with some hint of lime? I can buy a 12-pack for that price and add a touch of fresh lime, myself.

L = pale very pale yellow tint, a little head when poured into a pint glass, some modest rimming and lacing for a short while. It reminds me of Miller High Life.

S = not much there, some hints of quality malts but reminiscent of laundry starch. Some corn evidence and sweetness.

T = disappointing in every way, there is no comparison to a Pale Ale of any sort. Slight cloying sweetness, some corn. It doesn't remind me at all of any Mexican beer, it reminds me of a cheap American macro lager or less. I'd prefer MGD with a few drops of lime over this.

F = slightly astringent and watery, with a slight bitter sourness in the finish on the tongue.

O = pitiful.

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Photo of beerme626
4.18/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A good, easy-drinking brew. Reminiscent of what Dos Equis Especial could be. Light, smooth, but flavorful. Not as pale as an adjunct lager. Yummy! Yummy!

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Photo of DangerZone
2.91/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: Light, bright gold with an unremarkable head.

Smell: I immediately thought of "college beers", but not in a bad way. Light, crisp, slightly sweet. Only then did I get some of the cereal grains, and a tiny smidge of lime on the nose.

Taste: I did not get the agave and lime I was hoping for immediately. In fact, these flavors are much more subtle. What you get is a fairly well balanced grainy and sweet...pale ale? I wouldn't call it an American Pale Ale. Lots of maize, but not especially flavorful overall.

Mouthfeel: Slightly above average carbonation, pretty smooth overall. Feels light.

Overall: A sort of average beer from a brewing company I happen to like very much. I'd be happy to pair it with some Mexican food, but I wouldn't go out of my way to find it.

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Photo of UPMD_Bill
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Listed as an American Pale Ale, although that doesn't quite seem to fit. If it has corn in it, should it be an AAL?

Grainy malt, not much flavor or taste besides that. Not getting much of the lime or agave, not much hops. Meh but inoffensive, refreshing on a hot day, wouldn't bother with it otherwise. Kind of like Corona without the skunk.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.67/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a clearish golden color. The head is a finger high, and white in shade. Duration isn't all that good, though some nice webs of lacing are left behind. (3.25)

Smell: Given the vibe Flying Dog was going for - a Mexican-style blonde ale - I'd say they hit the mark. The dominant notes are noble hops, cereal grain, and cracker. On the other hand, it takes a while for the lime and agave to properly appear. Even then, their presence seems rather mild at best. (3)

Taste: It starts off with a little bit of that honey-like agave sweetness. Then BOOM! Cereal grains take over. While it doesn't feature the nasty off-notes of certain Mexican lagers (what's Spanish for crown again?), the maize is almost overpowering. Lime rounds out the finish...slightly. I'll go ahead and say it doesn't work: the balance is off, and the cohesion flat out isn't there. (2.5)

Mouthfeel: Both good fizz and a relative lightness are featured. The problem is, it's too sweet and syrupy. It doesn't feel refreshing or easy to drink - just insipid. (2.5)

Overall: Hey, you used to be a Brewhouse Rarity! Agave Cerveza, if I recall. That wasn't anything special, and neither is this. Come to think of it, this might be a bit worse. It seems sloppy and unrefined, and that's a no-no for the style. Yeah, I think I'll be sticking with Bohemia instead. Or The Truth. One of those two. (2.5)

2.67/5: You brought back an average Brewhouse Rarity...and made it worse?! The hell, guys????

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Numero Uno Summer Cerveza from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 121 ratings