Sunday, July 31, 2011
Anyway, that reminded me that Ed Roberts gave me a can of today's beer at his store yesterday. I had dropped off a coworker at Fort Lauderdale International and Total Wine is a must stop after any airport runs, it's so close! Ed didn't know I was making an appearance and still surprised me with a can of what he said was Puerto Rico's best selling beer. Imagine my excitement for just a moment. It was also fun passing the Total Wine cashier's probing about the mystery beer I wasn't paying for.
Today I'm reviewing Medalla Light brewed by Cerveceria India Inc. in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. This beer came in a baby-sized 10 ounce can, so cute. Since it's a Light, they were sure to include the nutritional analysis. For 10 oz: Calories, 83. Carbohydrates, 2.5g. Proteins, 0.65g. Fats, 0g. ABV: over 4%, not more than 6%. I LOVE that part, the alcohol range. Best by 30SEP11.
Big head. Sweet corn aroma, maybe some faint citrus. Sweet corn flavors as well and a little flowery to start. After a couple sips (which is all this can held, incidentally), you could really feel a full vegetable garden of flavors in the mouth. A light hoppiness toned the sweet just a little. Pretty thin, decent carbonation. Too sweet to be refreshing. I could have used a little more carbonation as well. About what I expected. If I were vacationing in Puerto Rico, I'd drink 1000 of these. Otherwise I wouldn't ever drink it, available here or not. If you do decide to drink it, make it cold. It was less desirable as it warmed up.
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