Review: 2 Crows' Dos Cuervos Mexican Lager

I won't be going on a tropical vacation anytime soon thanks to COVID but with the popularity of Mexican cerveza-style lagers becoming popular with craft breweries outside of Mexico, sometimes you can pretend you're on a tropical vacation even if it's -15C out. 

Back in June when I was stuck without being able to shop or go anywhere, I ordered a box of beer directly from 2 Crows Brewing out of Halifax. The process was easy, they had a large variety of beers to choose from and the ability to get beer delivered over half way across the country appealed to me really well. I picked up a bunch of their beer again, with today's selection being their Dos Cuervos Mexican Lager. The beer is brewed with barley, corn, hops, water and yeast. Tops out at 4.0% ABV and 17 IBU

Appearance: Golden straw body with a mostly clear appearance to it but it does have a slight cloudiness to it. Moderate amount of carbonation in the body and a good amount of thickness on top with a snow white hue and a good amount of lacing on the side of the glass.

Aroma: Crisp barley aroma with a hint of grassy hop presence to it, hint of honey, no noticeable corn presence to it so far. Quite crisp and light. 

Taste: Light bit of a graininess from right the beginning, followed by a good amount of sweetness that has a bit of a honey presence to it. It's a bit grassy, citrusy and slightly bitter from the hops. Very, very smooth with a light corn aftertaste at the end.

Overall Thoughts: Not quite what I remember from Mexican-style lagers from my younger years but this is a really, really good lager. It's very smooth, light, slight citrusy and floral, as well easy to drink. Absolutely tasty lager, will be drinking again. The world needs more lagers like this, definitely a beach-side worthy lager, yum!

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