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Reflecting on Limes in Beers

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by El Graduado, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have read that the tomato is technically a berry, so... :D
     
  2. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy

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    When I first saw people putting a slice of lime in Corona (and later Sol) I figured it was to mask what beer aficionados would recognize as the "skunky" flavor that results from beer being "light struck"--a reaction that occurs because the clear bottle allows too much light to penetrate. Brown bottles protect beer against this effect. For this reason, very few beers are sold in clear bottles. There are a few brewers that use an additive (or modified hop oils or something to that effect) to protect beers in clear bottles--Miller High Life, for example. The few times I have tried to drink it, Corona tasted skunked to me, and I dislike it with or without a lime. Like many of you beer lovers, in Coz it's usually Bohemia Obscura for me.
     
  3. Steelyeyes

    Steelyeyes Manta Ray

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    Lime in beer is like nitrox, some people see the benefit and some don't. Personally I skip it 99% of the time it's offered. I won't drink Corona but Sol is OK. I prefer Pacifico or Modelo because the beer itself is well balanced, lots of German influence in many Mexican beers if you look at the history.
     
  4. BrewingDiver

    BrewingDiver Barracuda

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    Yes, the Mexican dark beers are categorized as Vienna lagers.
     
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  5. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Bohemia Oscura or Leon Negra for me, or when neither are available I can choke down a XX Amber.
     
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  6. dflaher

    dflaher Barracuda

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    Yep.
     
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  7. mstevens

    mstevens Toadfish. Splendid is implied but not guaranteed. ScubaBoard Supporter

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    There's a difference between "limes in beers" and "lime in beer".

    Ric seems to have been focusing on the weird practice of shoving a lime wedge into the neck of a beer bottle, which isn't a Mexican thing.

    Lime juice in beer, though, is a very popular Mexican thing. Order a chelada and you'll get a glass of some sort with ice and a lot of lime juice (usually the equivalent of at least two limes) into which you can pour whatever beer you selected ("chelada de..." Bohemia Oscura, Sol, whatever). These are delicious and refreshing.
     
  8. mstevens

    mstevens Toadfish. Splendid is implied but not guaranteed. ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Bohemia Oscura is what we usually keep in the fridge, if you're around during the right season definitely go for Noche Buena.

    Yes, fridge. Mexicans drink beer cold and even over ice. It's perfectly fine cold. We're not talking abbey ales here.
     
  9. lionfish-eater

    lionfish-eater Photographer

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    My properly stocked Coz Fridge:

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  10. dberry

    dberry Hydrophilic ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I dunno, looks like you've got some unnecessary provisions in there... you could make room for more Bohemia.
     
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