River Brew Review: Atlas Beer

Tuesday night: finish some work, go check out a snowmobile, eat some food, play some soccer, do some laundry and re-learn how to use my avalanche beacon. Sounds like a decent night, eh? To top it all off I get to enjoy a delicious Panamanian beer.

One of my good buddies here in Eugene knows how much we enjoy a good brew and decided to bring a couple beers back for us after his recent trip to Panama. There isn’t anything better than a nice exotic beer to help me figure out how I am supposed to work one of those tricky avalanche beacons. Luckily the video that came with the beacon features Legos. I love Legos!

On previous trips my buddy had brought back the creatively named Panama Beer, but this time he brought back this sick looking bottle of Atlas.

I can’t read Spanish but luckily Lager seems to be the same word in English and Spanish. Since the label covers the whole bottle I can’t even get a look at the beer, but given that it’s from a tropical country I am guessing that it’s going to be clear, tasty and refreshing.

Appearance: Super clear with lots of bubbles. Not much head at all. Easily the lightest colored beer I have ever poured into a glass.

Smell: Clean and lagery.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Refreshing. Nothing special, just drinkable lager. Given that the bottle is only 10 ounces or so and how easy this stuff goes down you could probably drink a dozen and not even notice.

Overall: If I’m ever in Panama Atlas will probably be my beer of choice, it doesn’t have that ultra yeasty flavor that you get in a lot of tropical beers, just smooth drinkin’!

3 out of a Six Pack ©

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