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Ojo del Tigre - Dark Mexican Lager


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#1 JKor

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 11:18 AM

I've been waiting for a craft brew version of Negra Modelo forever, i had given up hope but it has now arrived.  This is exactly what I wanted from a craft version of a Mexican Dark Lager.  I've always said I wanted a Negro Modelo with the character/flavors turned up by about 10%.  It seems Commonwealth Brewing out of Virgnia Beach, VA felt the same way.  

 

Judging it against some nebulous idea of a "perfect" beer, I'd probably give it a 4.1874 out of 5, but there is nothing obvious about this beer I would change if I were to brew it myself.  Granted, I haven't had the Mayfair Court Hacienda Lager, but this is pretty good.  :)

 

ETA:  I thought of one thing.  It could use a bit more carbonation.


Edited by JKor, 17 October 2018 - 11:19 AM.

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 01:23 PM

Wormtown out of Worcester does one. https://untappd.com/...maxican/2170266


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Posted 18 October 2018 - 06:05 AM

Wormtown out of Worcester does one. https://untappd.com/...maxican/2170266

Not super dark but a good beer.  I sent one to Ken and here is his take https://brews-bros.c...-guy/?p=2788868


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#4 ER Pemberton

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 01:20 PM

Most of the Mexican-inspired lagers I make have that same "let's bump it up a little bit" mentality.  I like my Dos Equis Amber, Indio, Negra Modelo, Victoria, etc. but they just need a little boost, primarily in the hops department.  My Bordertown Dark Lager is what I make when I want something on tap that resembles Negra Modelo.  The White Labs 940 yeast is what I use when I want to make anything "Mexican".  




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