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


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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 2.57
pDev: 24.9%

Brewed by:
Cervecera Mexicana S.A. De C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2003)
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Reviews by madvoice:
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2.9/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden yellow colour with a heap of frothy head. Much much more than I expected. The head hung around for a bit and left a lot of lacing. Smelled citrussy sweet. More lemony than anything else. Reminded me of Corona (is there any surprise there?). I expected the watery almost tasteless Corona flavour but was met with a citrussy malty flavour that was *gasp* drinkable. Mouthfeel was a bit fizzy but it goes down ok. Not something to seek out but if it were on offer for free I'd drink it.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2009 09:45:56 | More by madvoice
More User Reviews:
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1/5  rDev -61.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 01:24:10 | More by ChristopherWIU-UTPA
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New York

2.25/5  rDev -12.5%

04-04-2014 22:57:37 | More by JoeMans
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2.5/5  rDev -2.7%

01-26-2014 21:58:24 | More by midnitesun11
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3.98/5  rDev +54.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the better Mexican beers out there that I have had, and my favorite next to Bohemia. Refreshes the palate but not super light, like a Corona or Sol; tastes just right. Great, crisp taste and goes down easy. I wish I could find more of this but they only had one bottle left at my local Total Wine.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 05:08:47 | More by SoCaliC8
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New York

2.74/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Serving type: can

11-28-2013 14:16:21 | More by metter98
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1.75/5  rDev -31.9%

10-20-2013 05:44:53 | More by djbx
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3.75/5  rDev +45.9%

10-14-2013 19:39:55 | More by Beermazter310
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2.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This pours a clear, pale yellow color with a foamy white head. It has a pretty strong grain scent to it. The texture is thin and the taste is very grainy. Surprisingly decent for being a light colored Mexican beer in a clear bottle. Not much too it, but this is still a much safer bet than drinking the water in Mexico and better tasting than Corona.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 20:40:28 | More by Lemke10
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2.25/5  rDev -12.5%

07-21-2013 22:37:30 | More by LJC3
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2.94/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A very clear pale golden color with a decent white head that holds to a thin cover with reasonable traces of lacing in the pint glass. The aroma is just a light rice cereal idea and some sort of adjunct malt presence. Not a lot of action to the look, not too exciting so far. The first taste brings an acceptable cereal grain brightness, fairly typical of these macro-lager/pilsener brews. There's a slight malt sweetness blended in with maybe an illusion of some citrus. It's fairly light in body but carries a reasonably frisky, tiny-bubble carbonation that keeps the feel pretty tingly and refreshing. This is drinkable enough but that macro cheap grain sweetness just builds up on your palette and this isn't going to attract revisits.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 05:25:31 | More by Durge
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2.5/5  rDev -2.7%

07-12-2013 20:47:48 | More by mrfrancis
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1.5/5  rDev -41.6%

07-05-2013 03:10:51 | More by illidurit
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.09/5  rDev -18.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 15:56:36 | More by flyingpig
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4/5  rDev +55.6%

01-28-2013 08:12:18 | More by dertyd
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2.75/5  rDev +7%

12-25-2012 22:52:24 | More by 2GOOFY
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2.25/5  rDev -12.5%

12-05-2012 01:06:22 | More by Garrett092112
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2.5/5  rDev -2.7%

12-01-2012 21:05:22 | More by TubbyDullard
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2.5/5  rDev -2.7%

11-15-2012 02:50:06 | More by t0rin0
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2/5  rDev -22.2%

08-25-2012 20:13:17 | More by beerpadawan
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2.75/5  rDev +7%

07-22-2012 23:46:09 | More by khargro2
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2/5  rDev -22.2%

02-06-2012 17:21:27 | More by LJWalker
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2.83/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 02:54:44 | More by FosterJM
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1.98/5  rDev -23%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 18:48:05 | More by JuicesFlowing
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2/5  rDev -22.2%

12-01-2011 21:14:06 | More by ROGUE16
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Mexicali from Cervecera Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
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