- Name: Cerveza Por Favor
- Brewery: 903 Brewers
- Style: Lager
- Origin: Texas
- ABV: 5.6%
Cerveza Por Favor first caught my attention due to its wonderful can-art. Living in Texas, sugar skulls and hispanic inspired artwork is a fairly common sight, but this can is absolutely stunning.
Having heard a little bit about 903 Brewers, based out of Sherman TX, in discussions about local craft beer, I decided to try it out.
Cerveza Por Favor has a typical, light amber coloration and clear appearance of a lager. Its aroma, mouthfeel and flavor, however, are not typical of many lagers available in the US market.
Firstly, this beer is surprisingly thick and full bodied. More often than not, lagers are very watery in consistency. Cerveza Por Favor has a stronger, more developed body to it. This is both good and bad. The upside is this body allows Cerveza Por Favor to carry a more complex flavor than a lot of its counterparts. The major negative for me was that it left a sediment. As I consumed more of the beer, I noticed a coating forming around my tongue and teeth. The flavor was good, the smell was not.
One of the things that most impressed me with this beer was the slight sourness of it. Again, I am used to lagers generally being very light and the flavors not being super complex. Where as some lagers draw on hops or malts to add a dash of flavor, the vast majority of Cerveza Por Favor’s uniqueness comes from the kick of sourness it possesses.
As far as its aftertaste, some of the sourness remains but it is very pleasant. Between the complex flavors and the physical body and mouthfeel, Cerveza Por Favor leaves you wanting more. It is highly drinkable and I enjoyed it from the first mouthful to the last.
Cerveza Por Favor is one of the many interesting beers offered by 903 Brewing. Others include Sasquatch Imperial Milk Stout, The Chosen One Coconut Ale and Cracking Up Pecan Porter. After trying this brew, I am excited to experience more of what 903 has to offer.
Cerveza Por Favor is a surprisingly complex and highly drinkable beer. With an unusually full body and a sour kick, its like no lager I have ever tried before. I recommend picking this one up.
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