City Beverage, the Official Beer Sponsor of The Less Desirables, presents Beerito Mexican Lager from Oskar Blues Brewery, The Less Desirables beer of the week.
Oskar Blues always makes some solid brews. Dale’s Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils and my favorite, Old Chub, plus a few others are some standards. Heck, just last week we drank the Little Yella Pils with Niki’s Pickles pickle juice on the show, remember? Of course you do. It may not have started in NC but Oskar Blues has quickly become a favorite “son” of North Carolinian beer drinkers. I don’t know that I’ve had anything I didn’t at least feel like I’d want to have another of. That’s a plus.
According to the Oskar Blues website: Beerito (4% ABV, 21 IBUs) is a light bodied, amber Mexican lager brewed with premium German and coloRADo sourced craft malts and featuring a crisp accent from noble hops. The mouth feel is incredibly smooth with flavors of walnut, toasted bread, plum, honey and cocoa – 4% ABV doesn’t always come with this kind of character.
I don’t yet know about the character but they’re right 4% usually is merely discolored water, so I’m hoping there’s some flavor here. I also hope it’s not like a “craft” Corona or Tecate. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, I just hold OBB to a little higher standard than macro-brewed “mexican” beers (I didn’t capitalize that on purpose – I feel it’s not really Mexican most of the time).
BeerAdvocate rates it at 85 (Very Good). Untappd at 3.47 caps out of 5. And, let’s go with a new one: Rate Beer. Rate Beer has it at 47 overall (out of 100, I suspect) but is rated 92 on style. I suppose people just don’t care much for Mexican beer. I’m hit or miss myself.
Have you had it? What did you think? If you’ve not had it or just have a hankerin’ for more, head to 915 Burke Street to grab your sixer and then sit back and listen to what Caitlin, Danielle, Liz and I think about it.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“THE ORIGINAL CRAFT BREW IN A CAN.” – Oskar Blues