Friday, November 24, 2023

Xicha Brewing Nuevo Amanecer Vienna Lager

Beer Name: Nuevo Amanecer
Brewery: Xicha Brewing (Salem, OR)
ABV: 5.6%

How sold: 16 oz. tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Unknown
Price: Unknown, gift from a friend

Date Drank: May 20, 2023
When brewed? Limited-time or rotational beer.
IBU: 22

What's on the Can: "Through la diosa Mamá Sara (Incan goddess of grain and fertility) y el dios Inti (Incan sun god), this Vienna Lager represents growth and rebirth for us at Xicha. Through trying times we persevere into a new dawn with a fresh perspective and energy to continue pushing the boundaries of what we can do."

Where distributed: Xicha likely distributes just in the Pacific NW.

Appearance (5%): Poured clear golden into a pint glass. White head, trace lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Not a Lager expert, but a clean, sweet malt presence of one. 4/5

Taste (40%): Clean, sweet, smooth, and crisp. Low bitterness, with some sweet citrus on the aftertaste. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-light bodied, some carbonation. Slight dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent Lager. Fresh, light, clean, and pairs wonderfully with bold Latin flavors. The touch of sweet citrus aftertaste probably bumped this up a few decimal points. I'm digging this lager more than the Dos Mundos, and that's saying a lot coming from an IPA fan. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.2/5

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