Atlántico Mexican Lager Extract Beer Recipe Kit
- Style: Light Lager
- Fermentation Range: 49-53F
- Original Gravity: 1.050
- SRM: 3.5
- IBUs: 17
- ABV: 5.1%
- Aroma: Clean, sweet malt aroma with hints of crusty bread. Low, but pleasant herbal, earthy and floral hop aroma. Clean fermentation character with low esters and no sulfur.
- Appearance: Golden straw hue with brilliant clarity if sufficiently lagered. Bright white and tight-laced foam head with good persistence.
- Flavor: Crisp, clean malt flavors reminiscent of fresh bread with notes of biscuit. Low bitterness with a medium-low herbal, floral and pleasing noble hop character.
- Mouthfeel: Easy drinking with medium-low body and a quick finish on the palate. Satisfying and thirst quenching.
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|Total Time to Make||8 weeks|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Notes from Brad, Northern Brewer Head Brewer:
“Thanks to Imperial Yeast, we are proud to offer this recipe kit formulated around the Mexican lager yeast strain Que Bueno. What is otherwise a simple pilsner-style beer is taken to the next level with this impressively clean and crisp lager yeast. The key to brewing this beer is all about the yeast - pitching a large amount of yeast and ensuring it is provided proper fermentation temperatures will make this a truly memorable beer. While Imperial Yeast does provide 200 billion cells in each package, making a yeast starter or pitching multiple packs of yeast is recommended for the best results. If you prefer to use dry yeast, that's cool too, as the same recommendations still apply. This beer may take a while to make, but the end result is worth it. If you have the patience to let this beer lager for the full 4 weeks as outlined in the instructions, you will end up with a bright, clean, clear, crisp lager with minimal esters and a satisfying dry finish. Kick back, soak up the sun and bask in the glory of your delicious homemade Mexican-style lager.”
Relatively simple brew, just in time for summer. I don't have the facilities to perform the 'conditioning' (don't have a spare fridge for the fermenter) - so I bottled it following primary fermentation and chilled as many as I could for 4 weeks - the result was a great lager!
This was our first time to brew a lager since I modified an old chest freezer. As soon as we opened the first bottle and tasted it, it was just like we were sitting in a tiki bar in a Tulum resort. We’re impressed with the product and ourselves. We’re ordering the next kit today.
I brewed this kit a couple months ago and fermented at 58 degrees. I racked to a secondary and then tertiary carboy to lessen the amount of sedimentation still in suspension and as trub on the bottom. It sat at 58 degrees for 4 weeks before racking to a keg and force-carbonating in my keezer. The beer turned out well. It has reasonable clarity, although not perfect. I don’t understand why not since I used Irish moss and a whirlfloc tablet. Anyway, the taste is moderately bold, not hoppy, and with lemon notes. I should have suspected it would have a citrusy taste since it’s marketed as a Mexican lager. Commercial MX beer is sufficiently disappointing that they put a lime in it to improve drinkability; and their US marketing campaign with the lime to make us think it's something exotic was brilliant. Personally, I contend that fruit does not belong in a good beer. But still, Antlántico is a fine summertime lawn-mowing thirst-quencher.
Easy to make. Lighter beer great for summer. Even my picky beer buds enjoy it!
I understand it turned out just amazing