What was this brown, slightly spicy flavor added to beer in Mexico?
December 18, 2003 4:08 PM   Subscribe

A couple of years ago, I was in Monterey, Mexico, and the locals put a brown, slightly spicy flavor additive in the beer. I can't remember what it's called (probably due to too many beers) and Google has failed me. Won't you please help?
posted by kirkaracha to Food & Drink (4 answers total)
Could you have been drinking a Michelada? (the additive would be Maggi seasoning)
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:42 PM on December 18, 2003

Could it be bitters? (I always remember the name because one of my favorite albums is Taste for Bitters.)

If not, was it a liquid, a powder...?
posted by dobbs at 4:46 PM on December 18, 2003

Probably a michelada or a chelada (which is the same, but with copious salt and lime juice only), yeah. Usually served in a big goblet type glass. Yum.

In Quintana Roo, they don't use a dark beer, usuall. (I'm dubious about the spelling there, too, but that's it.)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:15 PM on December 18, 2003

Yep, it was michelada. Thanks!
posted by kirkaracha at 7:22 AM on December 19, 2003

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