Flying Dog Numero Uno Summer Cerveza

Here’s another beer that I tried at Surf Taco. I found it to be a more appropriate choice than the other Mexican lagers.

ABV: 4.9%

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “No requiere playa. That’s right; no beach required. Introducing Numero Uno Summer Cerveza, our just-released summer seasonal that begs for warm temps and long nights. Originally released as Agave Cerveza in the summer of 2014 as part of our Brewhouse Rarities program, it’s the artisanal answer to the easy-drinking, south-of-the-border slammers the younger versions of ourselves knew and loved. 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. Your new Summer Cerveza clocks in at 4.9% ABV.”

Random: Route 1 traffic on Cinco De Mayo is insane because one of the only Mexican chains in the area is on that road.

The beer poured with a half a finger of white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was clear and straw yellow with moderate carbonation visible. The nose was very mild. It had some corn and grain and not much else. The taste had an agave note with lime and corn. There was a thought of citrus in this, but really not much to get from it. It reminded me of a more complex Corona (which I realize that I’ve never reviewed). The body was medium thickness for the style with moderate to high carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with agave and corn. For the style, this was a decent beer, but nothing I would search out. With that being said, it’s a better option than many American lagers.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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