RF snapped a pic of Guns and Oil Brewing Co.’s Maverick Lager at his local HEB [not shown]. “I’m so confused!” he posted on Facebook. The folks over at G&O caught wind of his anguish and reached out and offered TTAG a T-shirt, a couple of can koozies and a case of beer. We’ve awarded the shirt and koozies to our last caption contest winner. Then RF contacted me, the resident home brewer, to test the product. Although this website adheres to its brand remit like Lamborghini, here’s the exception that proves the rule: TTAG’s first [and only] beer review . . .
Brewer: Guns and Oil Brewing Co., Moriarty, NM
Beer: Maverick Lager
Appearance: About one finger of thin, white head. Clear, golden-straw color. Nice lacing on the glass.
Aroma: Sweet. Not overly hoppy or malty.
Taste: A slightly malty sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Thin and fizzy.
Finish: A bitter touch of hops and a faint lingering malty flavor after the first sip or two.
Drinkability: This is a classic American premium lager on par with something like Stella Artois. Personally, I’m more of a strong, dark ale kind of guy, but if you like beers that remind you of having sex in a canoe, then this is a great choice. It’s smooth, it’s clean, and it has a nice, mild balance of hops and malt. It isn’t bitter enough to please the hop-crazed IPA lovers or malty enough for anyone who likes Belgian Tripels, but it will pair well with barbecue, burgers, or kolaches.