Day 26: Farmstrong Brewing’s La Raza

Starting off Friday right with a beer on the lighter side of things. Farmstrong Brewing makes a Mexican inspired brew: La Raza Cerveza. This is the first brew that I’ve had from Farmstrong out of Mount Vernon Washington. Which is about an hour and a half North of Seattle.  I like a good lager every now and then and especially enjoy a great Mexican lager when enjoying some Mexican cuisine. My personal favorite ethic cuisine in fact. I can crush some tacos. So lets crack this baby open!

-Appearance: Slight a bit darker amber than I thought it might be. Given that its an impersonating a Mexican style lager, but still translucent. A nice head that dissipates rather quickly.

-Nose: Has those typical lager notes on it. A bit of sweetness on the nose and a bit of yeasty wet dog on it as well. That’s not necessarily a bad thing either.

-Palate: Light, light, light lager. They completely nailed the resemblance of a Mexican style lager. A little bitter up front but it is calmed down by that sweet malt that you usually find with a lager. Crisp, refreshing, and would go great with a lime in it. Especially with a taco….. Or six.

-Rating: 2.25/5: Look, it is what it is. A Mexican Style Lager. I don’t think people are looking for a life changing beer when they buy a beer like this. They are looking for a particular style of beer. It’s just a fun beer to grab for a very particular reason. You can pound them on a porch because they are refreshing. They would go great with Mexican food. They get the extra .25 on the rating for execution. You could seriously put this right next to any “Hecho en Mexico” lager and you really wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.

Damn I want some tacos now!


This post is part of a series of posts in the 30 Beers in 30 Days project. Enjoy! 

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