Rahr & Sons Adios Pantalones (AKA Goodbye pants) poured from a 12oz can is slightly hazy but mostly see-through and the color of a wheat ale, a golden straw yellow hue. The head is white and leaves a decent film with a few thick horizontal squiggly lines of lacing that dissipate quickly. The aroma is simple with light cereal grains and mostly lemony notes with reminders of lemon Pledge. It tastes slightly bready with wheat grains and a 50/50 split of lemon and lime peel citrus in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to light and slightly dry. Overall, a session beer that is simple with a great citrus taste, thankfully it’s not over-hopped.
The story behind the name of this beer was related to Fort Worth Weekly in 2018. “It was two summers ago, and the Rahr & Sons Brewing creative director was camping in Conundrum Hot Springs in Colorado. As he unwound in the 102-degree spring water, a yell cut through the peace and quiet.
“Adiós, Pantalones!” a friend cried midair as he jumped in naked.
Wood immediately saw the marketing potential of the phrase and put it to use early last fall.” (https://www.fwweekly.com/2018/06/06/summer-beers/)
Pair Rahr & Sons Adios Pantalones with the foods of summer. Hamburgers, Pork barbeque, hotdogs, and bratwurst on the grill go especially well with this session. The light feel and taste will not overwhelm the flavors off of the grill. Of course, this being a Mexican style beer it goes well with all the Mexican food, tacos, and fajitas.
By the Numbers
Look: clear light golden with a thin white head
Aroma: wheat, lime
Flavor: Wheat, lime, a bit thin but refreshing.
Feel: light and perhaps watery
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