21st Amendment 'El Sully' Mexican- Style Lager

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21st Amendment Brewery 'El Sully' Mexican- Style Lager. 4.8% abv. 19 IBU. Pale straw color. Thin white bubbly head. No retention or lacing. Head was completely gone in one minute flat. Nose of mildly sweet corn, white bread. Front taste of corn, canned vegetables, light grassy, faint lemon. Aftertaste is bready, floral, citrus peel. Light watery body. Mouthfeel is thin, sticky, slight resin.

This beer is clearly designed to be a light session "lawnmower" beer and nothing more. Despite coming from a craft brewery, the overall flavor is pure macro brew, an adjunct lager to drink when doing yard work or standing around a barbecue grill. That was clearly the intention, and in that respect, mission accomplished. However, sitting beside other lawnmower brews, this one is perhaps too close to the bull's eye. It's so on target that there is nothing special about it. It's better than a Bud Light or the like, but not by much.

As with most light beers, it's light in alcohol, light in body, and light in taste. It's essentially beer-flavored water, which does have its place, don't get me wrong. You'll just have to decide if it's a place you want to be. For me, for those times when such a beer is warranted, there are plenty of far better choices out there, cerveza or otherwise. Pass on this one.

From the brewery:

"The sun was in our eyes and we did not get a good look, but you are closer to him right now than most will ever have the good fortune to be. Who is El Sully? Grab a can of this Mexican-Style lager, head to the nearest beach, even if it’s imagined, and perhaps he’ll come to you. El Sully (the beer) is available this Fall inside our new 12-can variety pack. El Sully (the legend) is a little harder to find."
[source: 21st-amendment.com]

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