Year of New Beer: Guac Is Extra, Mirror Twin Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 05/24/2020

I have maybe a dozen or so beers that I will buy and keep in my fridge on a rotating basis, most of them being hops and haze. The one notable outlier as of late has been Mirror Twin's La Tortuga Mexican Dark Lager. So this version with a hint of lime was a must try for me. The nose isn't markedly different from the base beer, as it allows the toasted grains, caramel, and subtle tobacco to maintain control. On the tongue is where the lime shows up. It is subtle as well, but the sharp citrus is just enough to take the edge off of the typical lager sweetness. Plenty of caramel and toasted bread throughout. Nice variant of an outstanding beer.