Well – I had to try it.
After exploring whiskey barrel aged beers I searched for tequila equivalents – and ended up with this.
A tequila flavoured beer by Heineken – of all people.
Tequila is a strictly defined category of alcoholic drinks made in Mexico from the blue agave plant – which Desperado clearly is not.
The brand is readily available in Ireland.
Golden straw in colour, lively head.
Decidedly empty on the flavour front. A hint of sweet oranges & a chemically aftertaste.
No depth, no body & definitely no agave.
At 5.9% it’s deceptively light.
Not a pleasant drinking experience.