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Mexican Brews

South-of-the-Border Beers Work with Spicy Foods and Great Cigars
Rick Lyke
Posted: September 1, 1994

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Carta Blanca
A roasted aroma with a foamy head. There is a long, toasty finish in a Dutch lager style. Good balance.

This beer showed a good head with some mild fruitiness on the palate but otherwise had a simple malt character and a dull finish.

A pale yellow-green brew with solid, floral, hop aromas. It has pleasant bouquet flavors that flatten out to a smooth finish.

Corona Light
Classic light-beer profile with a thin head and a bit tart on the finish.

Dos Equis Amber
A creamy head over an attractive amber color. There is a nuttiness on the palate with some ripe apricot tones. Good balance. Taster's Choice.

Dos Equis Special Lager
A yellow-gold color with a decent head and herbal aromas. On the palate, this is a sweetish brew with some zesty malt flavors that come through the fairly heavy carbonation.

Modelo Especial
A pale malt brew with a light, fruity nose. It has a short finish with sharp flavors.

Negra Modelo
An attractive mahogany color with a complex, flowery nose. Round and robust flavors derive from the dark-roasted-style malt with hints of roasted apples. A slightly sharp finish highlights this dark lager. Taster's Choice.

A solid gold color with an active, foamy head. It has pleasing hop flavors and is relatively sweet. Good, clean lager. Taster's Choice.

This yellow-greenish beer has good carbonation yet produces a thin head. Hops dominate the flavors, and it has a slightly flinty finish.

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