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4 By 4 Brewing Company

4 By 4 Brewing Company
Mexican Pale Lager

Category: Mexican Style Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.3%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Mexican Style Lager

4 By 4 Brewing Company
Mexican Pale Lager

Category: Mexican Style Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.3%
Light gold color. Aromas of gooseberry, lime, green herbs, and soufflé with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light body and an even, brisk bran flakes and orange pithe finish. A malty lager with a bitter edge; an easy lawnmower.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: gooseberry, lime, green herbs, and soufflé
Taste Flavor: bran flakes and orange pithe
Bitterness Bitterness: Bitterness
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Beer-Cooked Sausages, Steak Fajitas, Oven Fried Chicken
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A malty lager with a bitter edge; an easy lawnmower.

The Producer

4 By 4 Brewing Company

The Producer

Mexican Style Lager

Mexican style lagers are very light straw in color and range in alcohol from 4-5%. These lagers are clean, crisp, and light in body and flavor with low-to-no detectable hop or malt aromas. In addition to malt, most of these beers contain flaked maize for up to 40% of the grain bill. These beers originated in the Mexico as versions of the pilsner style, utilizing flaked maize as an economical malt substitute. Today, Mexican Style Lagers such as Modelo, Pacifico and Corona are ubiquitous. Craft breweries in the USA and beyond have started emulating these lagers by using flaked maize, but its also common to find Pale Lagers with lime flavor added to be labeled as a "Mexican Style Lager".

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