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Veza Sur Brewing Co.

Veza Sur Brewing Co.
Spanglish Lager

Category: Adjunct Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.2%
80 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Veza Sur Brewing Co.
Spanglish Lager

Category: Adjunct Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.2%
Pale golden emerald straw color. Aromas of lemonade, artichoke flatbread, corn pudding, tinned cabbage, and fruit stripes gum with a supple, bright, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, brisk corn chips finish. A solid beer for the ballpark or lawn.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: lemonade, artichoke flatbread, corn pudding, tinned cabbage, and fruit stripes gum
Taste Flavor: corn chips
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Piccata, Steak Fajitas, Brie
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid beer for the ballpark or lawn.

The Producer

Veza Sur Brewing Company

The Producer
55 NW 25th Street
Miami, FL 33127
USA
1 514-408-8038

Adjunct Lager

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Adjunct lagers, arguably the world's most popular beer style based on production volume, is a variation of the pale lager or pilsner styles where corn, rice, or other non-barley grains are added to the mash bill. This style was popularized after Prohibition and generally thought to have been the result of cost saving and rationing measures by lager breweries during World War 2. After the war, tastes apparently changed and the style persisted; it's sometimes referred to as 'macro' lager.

Adjunct lagers are generally light-bodied with a light hop impression and a clean, crisp malt character. Quality, from a flavor point of view, is very variable within this style and many cheaper examples use a higher proportion of non-malt additives. Alcohol content is typically between 3.5-5% ABV, with the upper end of the range being preferable if one is to get a true lager mouthfeel.

There are numerous examples from all countries around the world including: Budweiser, Miller High Life, Modelo, Tsingtao, Quilmes, and even some craft examples using the monikers of 'Classic American' and 'Mexican Lager' like Capitol Brewery's Capitol 1900.