Me? I like them fat and packed just tight enough to hold them together, just on the verge of falling apart. You can't beat the texture and flavor in a burger like that. So when I got an invite to Smashburger I was thinking "what?"
But they were each paired with a Moerlien beer, so based on that alone I was all in. Smashburger gets their name from their technique of grilling burgers, they start with a meatball and smash it flat on the grill.
Couple thoughts, ok, the burger was flavorful enough that the texture didn't bother me, and I would have never thought to pair some these up. For instance, the Spicy Baja Black Bean Burger, paired with a Northern Liberties IPA. Who knew the bitterness of the hops would cut the heat of the peppers? I didn't but it was like the proverbial light bulb switched on when I tried them together. And I hadn't tried Moerlein's Lager House Helles before, this could be a go to summer beer, light and clean.