Mexican Logger | Ska Brewing Co.

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Mexican LoggerMexican Logger

Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-07-2002

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5/5  rDev +47.5%

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5/5  rDev +47.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

Photo of chugalug06
4.53/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Preface: Once again, I always rate a brew to style...

A - A very nice clear Yellow with an equally as nice white soapy/foamy head. Head pours very rich with good sustainability. Head leaves some nice lacing behind too. There's a slight straw color to both the head and the brew.

S - WOW, for a Lager, this is one of the best scent's I've ever smelt! Very nice a light, yet very powerful orange scent. Almost smells like an ocean, in a good way. Rose and light caramel also comes to mind. Clearly (as you can see from the logo) there's Saaz hops in this one.

T - WOW, Can't beat this one. Has a ton of deep flavors; for a Lager. Very smooth and delicious, there's absolutely no off flavors in this brew. All the flavors blend very well. Well balanced hops, a very early hop schedule. Zero biterness and full flavor! Maybe some slight green chili too

M - WET! Very light and airy. Amazing carbonation. Very little I would do differently! Clean, crisp, refreshing....

O - I cannot wait to take this one to the fishing stream or out backpacking! Quite the brew, I'm very excited SKA finally started distributing this one! SKA nailed the Lager style. A must try... LOOK OUT Another6pack....


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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.34/5  rDev +28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into a Three Philosophers snifter.

Appearance - Clear gold body. Thin white lace.

Smell - Faint honey. Slight musky grain.

Taste - Pretty complex for a lager. Clean with no off characteristics. The flavor profile morphs while on the palate.

Mouthfeel - Clean and light with a slight bite.

Overall Drinkability - Possibly the best lager I've had.

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Photo of ericstites
4.3/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just one of the best. Crisp, clean and great on a summer day.

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of OldSwampy
4.2/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I found this (in cans, not bottles) at a small shop in Waynesville, NC on 16 July 2015. I bought two, one each for me and my climbing partner (we'd climbed Cold Mountain that morning). After drinking the beer that evening we regretted not getting a 6-pack. Obviously "logger" is a play on "lager," but this Colorado lager is better than any of the standard Mexican versions I've ever had. Appearance was fairly typical but pleasant enough. The smell was the first clear indication that something better than average was at hand. It was balanced and simply more prominent than I expect from typical lighter lagers. The taste was balanced and surprisingly deep for the style. Mouthfeel was also pleasant. Looking forward to having this one again.

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Photo of williamphelps
4.19/5  rDev +23.6%
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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4.13/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.06/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Clear light straw yellow. Fizzy white head that recedes to a wisp. Minimal lacing, if any.

Aroma: Faint sweet grains and malts.

Taste: Very clean and crisp grain body. Subtle hop essence in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light, clean.

Overall: Fantastic and so refreshing. And I love that it's canned. And low ABV. Perfect warm weather beer.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.06/5  rDev +19.8%
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 bwood06
4.03/5  rDev +18.9%
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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4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Mexican Logger from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 326 ratings
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