Review: Vessel Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club Bull Horn Mexican Lager

This is the first time I'm going to TL;DR a beer review for you: Have you ever had a beer and thought “this tastes like La Cocina’s tortilla chips!” No, you probably have not. Vessel Beer's Times Change(d) High and Loneseome Club Bull Horn Mexican Lager tastes exactly that. Corny, salty, bit grainy, easy drinking lager.  4.8% ABV

This isn't the first time I've reviewed a beer brewed for the Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club. Last year Vessel collaborated with the venue to create the Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Ale, a Golden Ale brewed specially for the venue's outdoor Blue Note Park music and craft beer venue. This time around, they're brewing a beer for the legendary event itself - a Mexican-style lager called Bull Horn that comes up to 4.8% ABV

Appearance: Slight amount of cloudiness to the beer, a bit more amber than golden straw appearance to the body while the photo shows it as being a completely amber ale due to lighting (I suck at this). Light to moderate amount of carbonation in the body and a light snow white head on top.

Aroma: Right from the first sniff of the beer it gives me a very familiar aroma and I know exactly what it is - La Cocina's tortilla chips out of Sainte-Anne, MB. It's a very corn-forward aroma with a good amount of saltiness to it, making me salivate and almost making me need a beer to drink just for this beer. The malt is a tad grainy, slightly sweet (honey) and has a light yet grassy hop presence at the end.

Taste: The taste is very corn-forward lager with a moderate amount of a honey-like sweetness to it. Somewhat salty, moderately grassy hops, definite notes of straw. Incredibly crushable, which is no surprise as Mexican cerveza-style lagers are going to be the hit of the summer of every year from now on. Doesn't need a wedge of lime to be enjoyed.

Overall Thoughts: See the top of the review.

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