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Mexicali - Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.

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Mexicali
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65
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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 2.6
pDev: 23.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2003)
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Reviews by flyingpig:
Photo of flyingpig
2.09/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

330ml bottle from Lupe Pinto (Glasgow, approx £1.50):
Very clear looking and light straw in colour with a thin lacing of bubbles on top.

Sweet smelling with a sigary water aroma and some bland malts. There is a light hint of butter and some faint, grassy hops. This one is a very basic smelling lager with a mixture of various adjuncts and a light, skunky aroma.

Basic lager taste with some cheap malts and a grassy hop sweetness followed by some grain and faint sugar. There was a few lager adjuncts and it was rounded off with a light bitterness.

Thin & light body with a citrus tang and a slightly grainy feel. There was a dry and mild bitter finish that hinted at sweetness.

A basic and fairly cheap taste that was bland and too thin. A very basic, macro pale lager with not a lot going for it and one to avoid should you come across it.

flyingpig, Mar 22, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.25/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Typical yellow garbage appearance, head was average, retention was above average. Sweet can o corn skunky (not in the good way) aroma.

Taste was downright revolting. Water makes for a better beer, and while this has plenty of it, I'm not really sure this stuff is potable water. Montazuma's revenge stuff. A bitterness that doesn't seem derived from hops, but not just because there is no hop mouthfeel. This bitterness is just rank. There's metallic, and then there's rusty metallic, and that's what this is.

Probably worse than Corona. Needs lots of lime and to be super cold to even make me think of getting close to this again.

Beerandraiderfan, May 06, 2011
Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev +53.8%

dertyd, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA
1/5  rDev -61.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Mexicali pours light pale yellowish and has little head. It has a skunky taste and smell, but still goes down somewhat smooth. It comes in a clear bottle, which could explain the degraded taste. This is not the best beer from Mexico and is somewhat rare to find in the Midwestern portion of the United States, I procured a six pack at Binny's Beverage Depot in Chicago.

ChristopherWIU-UTPA, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.38/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Found these at the local Carneceria. $8 a twelve pack ain't bad. Poured into a pils glass. This beer has a decent film head for the type. Decent lacing too. Has that usual golden clear color.

Aroma isn't bad either. Nice pils aroma with a nice maltyness too.

Taste kinda is what you would expect from a beer of this caliber. Like corona but a bit maltier. Think I prefer the crispness of corona if I'm lookin to quench my thirst after some salty Mexican food. It has a slight hop bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel I wish was a bit more dry. High carb.

Overall it exceeds my expectations. Looked pretty cheap. Tasted decent for what it is. Will probably buy it again to have with some tacos.

PeprSprYoFace, Jul 11, 2011
Photo of dunit697
1.25/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is a landmark beer for me, as it is the first beer I ever poured down the sink. Maybe I got a bad bottle or something, but to me i literally tasted a metal aftertaste, this is the worst beer I have tasted yet, it makes bud light seem good. I recommend this beer to no one.

dunit697, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of Padron4KM
2.17/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz clear bottle with a twist cap.
Born on date stamped on the neck ala Bud.

Pretty nondescript aroma. A little malty a little corn.

Flavor is slightly sweet with a mild bitter bite.

It was not as bad as I thought it would be. Drinkable lawnmower beer.

Padron4KM, Apr 13, 2007
Photo of Spikester
3.58/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Best before date is 092608, so it about three months past the good date.
Pours clear gold with a two finger white head and surprise, plentiful lacings. Slightest aroma of skunk which fades quickly. Taste is light maltiness and a touch of euro hops. A very light pale lager but that does make it a very easy drinker. Palate has a slight soapiness which doesn't hurt the flavor. Super session beer due to the low abv. Fine for a day at the beach. Would like to try a fresh one sometime.

Spikester, Jan 15, 2009
Photo of LJWalker
2/5  rDev -23.1%

LJWalker, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of Bierguy5
2.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle, best before 9-26-08. Very light golden color. Thin white head disappeared very quickly. Not very impressive.

Pale malt, a hint of sulphur and skunky aroma. No shocker, coming from a clear bottle.

Very pale malt character, with some sweetness. A bit of a corn-like flavor. Not much bitterness at all. A slight skunky feel to the whole thing.

Very light body, not much going on here at all.

Bierguy5, Sep 11, 2008
Photo of jeffjeff1
2.93/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is just average but still better than corona. Wouldn't buy it again

Appearance- wellowish gold, transparent

Smell- sweet, malty

Taste- little bit of corn, sweet

Mouthfeel- light body

Drinkablity- just average, wouldn't buy it agin but would drink it again

jeffjeff1, Jun 17, 2009
Photo of scottoale
2/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Out of a 12oz silkscreend clear glass bottle. The pour looks like water as it fills the glass , a faint straw colored liquid with an inch of pure white head. No carbonation bubbles whatsoever, the head diminishes leaving a mear trace of lacing.

First wiff is a bit skunk like, another sniff or two reveals a not very pleasant urine odor. I don't mean to be rude or bash this brew...I just call em as I see em, so to speak. I'm truly hesitant to even taste it, just doesn't smell right.

OK, after two spicy pieces of pepperoni pizza, here goes nuthin...umm...yuk! As a light flavor of a Dunkel appears, it's followed by a nice aftertaste of piss. I'm quite serious. In my 48yrs. on this planet, I can't remember ever NOT being able to finish ANY beer. After two tastes of this stuff, it's going down the drain. I've had Mexicali before(years ago) and I don't remember it like this. Truly sorry...end of review

I'm reaching for a Bigfoot to get this horrible taste out of my mouth!!!

scottoale, Mar 18, 2006
Photo of metter98
2.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of adjunct malts are present in the nose—corn seems to stand out in particular—along with some hints of grassy hops.
T: Much like the smell, the taste has flavors of corn adjuncts along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems a little maltier compared to the other Mexican Adjunct Lagers that I had. It could pair well with some food prepared in corn tortillas if you are looking to stay purely Mexican.

metter98, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Gusler
2.63/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The beer gushes forth from the clear bottle a crystalline gold, the head small and frothy, fades fast, leaving a patchy bit of lace. Nose is sweet malt, nothing else; start is sweet malt, some bitter bite at the back, skinny top. Finish has a fair acidity, light hop presence, still sweet at the dry aftertaste, not much else to say, well I can say its better than Corona.

Gusler, Oct 27, 2007
Photo of Pegasus
3.35/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Huge dense white head fine in composition, at least two inches thick, with great retention. Belgain-type lace adorn the glass walls. The body is quite clear and deep golden, with dense clouds of fine slow-rising carbonation.

Aroma: Pale malt, with a strong mineral note, clean and pleasant and a bit of skunk, no doubt due to the clear bottle.

Taste: Opens with tart pale malt, and a bit of sweetness. As the taste progresses, a mild herbal hop bitterness appears, just enough to balance the mild sweet notes. Finishes with a mild note of bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth and fairly full, soft to the touch.

Drinkability/notes: Very good, certainly a standout among Mexican lagers and a very easy to drink summer beer. Would be excellent with Mexican cuisine or pizza. Recommended.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce clear glass longneck with a twist-off crown, served in a Pilsener glass.

Pegasus, Jun 15, 2011
Photo of Zorro
2.1/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Ultra clear yellow colored beer with a momentary white head.

Despite the clear bottle, no skunk here. This is sweet and malty with a bit of cooked vegetable scent to it. A little lemon hop scent and a bigger corn scent.

Taste starts out neutral with a little bit of seltzer water flavor. Corn and a lemon hop flavor not very bitter or highly hopped.

Mouthfeel is OK.

What can you say about this one, pretty much just beer. Better than Corona I suppose.

Zorro, Apr 13, 2008
Photo of roddwolff
2.9/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

The first thing i noticied when i drink this one is that "Mexicali Special Dark Beer" is a lot better. The appearance is a blond color, the foam have one finger that nevere disappears; the smell is smooth, slightly spicy and hoppy; in the drinkability, very tasty with food, and is easy to drink; the taste is very simple, some malt and a light pear flavor, don't become offensive; the mouthfeel is refreshing and watery, a little bitterness and low body

roddwolff, Apr 16, 2009
Photo of stumac
2.93/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Mexicali = Mexico California ???

pours a light gold color with a quickly fading white head. the nose is a little grainy, a little yeasty, typical cheap lager aromatics. the taste consists of sweet malts, grains, syrupy mouthfeel. its medium bodied and medium carbo.

stumac, Sep 09, 2008
Photo of JayS2629
2.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Better than Corona, but that isn't saying much. Very bland on the malt profile. Its a clear yellow color with foamy head that melts fast and leaves zero lace. Another skunk beer. Its got some lemony edge, and sour citrus notes, but a musty skunk overtakes it all. It has some light biscuit, toast, corn, and an overall watery presence. Its bland and boring with skunk sprayed all over it. Drain pour indeed.

JayS2629, Mar 06, 2011
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1.98/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a clear pale yellowish straw colour. A thick, airy white head sits there for a bit, then dissipates to eventually nothing. Surprisingly, there is some lacing. The smell is bad. An overpowering skunk smell hits the nose, even worse than some other Mexican lagers. The taste has a sweetness at the front end but otherwise is dominated by adjunct flavours like corn husk and grain. The mouthfeel is light bodied.

Overall, this is not a good Mexican lager. I cannot understand why this beers are brewed in clear bottles. The skunk smell is overwhelming in this case.

JuicesFlowing, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of stockingcpl
2.4/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours with a thin white head. Nice light honey color. Suprisingly, there was spiderweb lacing left on the surface. Not bad!

Smell: Aroma is traditional American Adjunct with a little sweetness and unfortunately minor skunkiness.

Taste: The flavor is macro adjunct beer. The taste is a little strong for American macro drinkers. The hops are a little sharp, but not in a refined way. The taste is juvenile in definition and depth. This is NOT recomended for novice drinkers.

Mouthfeel: Ok, this is where this selection nose-dives. This brew tastes like a cheap macro beer. Thin...terrible aftertaste, and spastic flavoring. The only thing good about this is that it was over in 12 ounces.

Drinkability: I couldn't wait to be done. This brew sucks.

Prosit!
Nikki

stockingcpl, Dec 12, 2008
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3/5  rDev +15.4%

AlCaponeJunior, Jul 22, 2014
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2/5  rDev -23.1%

ROGUE16, Dec 01, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +44.2%

Beermazter310, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of FosterJM
2.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

1040th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
12 oz

Best by 10/13/12

This was a white elephant from my boss at Xmas. Part of a Cost Plus World Market Beers of the World

App- Much more golden in the glass with a semi white one finger medium paced (Adam Sandler anyone) head that left a couple sticky lines of cling. Not bad.

Smell- Really bland and watery. A bit of a lager note with some malt and a little bit of buttery corn.

Taste- At least a bit more flavor than nose let on. Still a macro, still a little bitter with some butter and some malts but overall, nothing to shake a stick at.

Mouth- A more thick body than I was ready for with some lingering bitter malt notes. A bit thick carbonation as well.

Drink- The smell and the taste really bring this one down. Not a lawnmower beer, just a beer to keep spicy tacos down while eating from a taco stand really. Ill pass next time.

FosterJM, Jan 18, 2012
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