Brew Review – Perdido by Lost City

I’m not sure why, but for some reason just the label art for this beer is fantastically inviting.

While many of the other beer names that Lost City does hearken a little bit more to their status as bona fide sci-fi and fantasy ethusiasts (seriously, there’s a lot of Lord of the Rings love in that building), their cans are the exact opposite, and contain a deep, mysterious archeological feel that remains popular.

Such is the fact with Perdido (Mexican Lager, 5.8% ABV).

Spanish for lost, the artwork for Perdido is very much the remnants of a lost civilization deep in the Amazon jungle, or some such thing.

Having tasted this on tap at the brewery, I was happy to see that it was one of the canned releases I could take home, which I absolutely did.

It’s a very clean drinking beer, with a light golden crisp and clear complexion. It has a very crisp and peppy aroma, showcasing a soft and biscuity sweet malt bill, with maybe a touch of lemon. That comes from the Pilsen, Munich, and Carapils malts, with a bit of flaked maize. This all goes not only to celebrate those lost civilizations I mentioned earlier, but is also probably the party responsible for the hint of sweetness that I was able to get other than biscuit flavors.

The flavor is crisp and clean and immensely inviting, not rough and bitter in all the wrong ways as is the case with more than a few Mexican-style lagers that I’ve had before. Honestly, I’ve had so many bad iterations of this style that just seeing it gives me pause, but I will jump into Perdido anytime I can.

The hops come courtesy of Hallertauer Mitterfrueh, a gentle hop that gives the flavor of the beer a nice, well-rounded conclusion after sifting through light notes of biscuit, lemon, a touch of honey, and some of that corn sweetness.

It is a refreshing beer, easy to pick up, easy to enjoy, and easy to go for another one. It seems to be one of the more standard year-round beers at Lost City, and that is a welcome idea since it’s an absolutely fantastic brew.

And it’s not exactly hard to get lost in such pretty label art as well.

Drink Florida Craft,


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