Mexican Logger | Ska Brewing Co.

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320 Ratings
Mexican LoggerMexican Logger
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
skabrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
320
Reviews:
83
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
15.29%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
43
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 320 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of gatornation
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear lemon/yellow color with thin white fresh head. smell is fruity /flower noble hops with cracker bread malt and grain. Taste has a floral hop taste with a grainy sweetness it has a lemon grass cracker baked bread finish. Crisp mouth feel very drinkable with grassy hops , crushable in the summer.

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Photo of ryandshep
3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Czequershuus
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear yellow with a decent head. The aroma is sweet, with rounded cracker malts, and just a hint of spicy hops. The flavor starts with sweet, generous cracker malts, and turns sharper at the finish, with a hint of floral hops and a bite of pepper. The mouthfeel is very light with springy carbonation. Overall this is a decent lager, but nothing particularly special.

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of c014572
4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of williamphelps
4.19/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice thick head of big and little bubbles with little lacing. Aroma of light breadiness, lemon, lime, effervescent on nose, just slight staleness. Palate of lemon, lime, sourdough bread, grapefruit, stale mango. Pros crisp, easy drinking, more flavor than left hand kolsch. Cons some staleness/flabbiness toward finish. 87/100

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monk2021
3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arizcards
3.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a sixer at BevMo Glendale in late May for $9.99. BBY 8-12-16 but has been stored in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured pale with a decent white head with the initial pour.

Nose is fresh crackers and corn.

Taste includes corn, crackers, and grains that are balanced by a decent amount of hops to make it refreshing.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing.

Overall a pretty good taking on a light somertime lager, definitely worthy of a shot.

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Photo of Benish
3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwood06
4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer sounded interesting (and I was looking for something light) based on the menu at a restaurant I was eating at one evening so I ordered this one up. This mexican-style lager features a frothy, ultra-bright white head that dissipates fairly quickly to a thin, whispy lacing. The beer itself is a pale straw in color and clear with high carbonation visible in the form of moderate sized bubbles rising quickly toward the surface. 4/5 The aroma is typical of a light lager in that there is a definitive aroma of both pilsner and light malt present that provide a grainy sweetness (but more graininess) as well as a nice hop bill that is a bit spicy, herbal, and grassy all at the same time. Very simple aroma but appealing nonethless. 4/5 The flavor is very much like the aroma with a light caramel and grainy sweetness coming out right away. This rather quickly leads into notes of white bread and cracker with the malt really carrying the flavor in the first 2/3 of the taste or so. The final third sees the hops really start to come out with a light peppery spiciness as well as an herbal note, plus fresh cut grass. The beer becomes somewhat bitter when these hop flavors arrive suggesting a somewhat significant hop bill. The bitterness lingers, albeit lightly, for a minute or two after swallowing. 4/5 The mouthfeel is very light and crisp with significant carbonation burn up front that slowly eases over time. There is a bit of dryness although the dryness is not overly dry. This lingers along with the bitterness, lightly. 4.25/5 Flavorful, sessionable, and balanced. Not overly sweet and grainy, not overly bitter and dry. This beer strikes a nice balance that makes for an enjoyable drinking experience and a willingness to grab another. 4/5

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Photo of Lucoli
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Stillyman11
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Miami66
3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmoore32
2.94/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akolb
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma: Pilsner malt, biscuits, mild spice and yeast
Appearance: pale clear straw, thin dissapearing head
Taste: crackers, floral, nice crisp finish, lemon, bread. very dry
Mouthfeel: light and crisp
Overall: A solid American Pale Lager. Easy drinking but still flavorful. Well done.

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Photo of jeschaefer
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.06/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a SRM=2, super light pale yellow, with a fluffy loosely knit cap of 3 fingers, gradually receding to 1/2 finger and leaving bubbly soap behind on the sides.

Aromas of light pilsner malts and fresh baked bread, some obvious saaz hop influence, and herbal grassiness.

Flavor is biting and bready at the same time, yielding a nice pine suspension with a yeasty foundation. The Saaz hops kick in at the end and twist things a touch more bitter, but it still maintains a beautiful herbal tanginess that compliments the bread nicely. Some fruity esters can also be sampled.

Feel is crisp and light, super carbonated, all par for the style and as to be expected. The finish is semi-dry and slightly parched.

Overall, I think I'd like to buy Mexican Logger in six packs, though I dunno if $9.99 is a justifyable price. It is however a very quenchable lager and a great substitution when you want more quality than any of the other mexican lagers on the market (I'm talking to you, Corona). Nice work here, Ska.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TonyTwins
3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Mexican Logger from Ska Brewing Co.
3.4 out of 5 based on 320 ratings.
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