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

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BA SCORE
65
poor

61 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 2.63
pDev: 23.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervecera Mexicana S.A. De C.V. visit their website
Mexico

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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khargro2

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-22-2012 23:46:09 | More by khargro2
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Boone757

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev +4.6%

04-29-2014 22:30:17 | More by Boone757
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nearengine

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev +4.6%

06-13-2014 04:55:25 | More by nearengine
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2GOOFY

California

2.75/5  rDev +4.6%

12-25-2012 22:52:24 | More by 2GOOFY
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metter98

New York

2.74/5  rDev +4.2%
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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Lemke10

Wisconsin

2.71/5  rDev +3%
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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Pepeton

Mexico

2.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A very old Mexican beer I never had the chance to try before. Found three 6-packs in a local supermarket and couldn't resist buying it. Hope I did. ;-)

Pours a light yellow fizzy brew, with a very small and short living head, that leaves no lacing at all.

Smell is somehow malty, with a very noticeable adjuncts backbone.

Taste is only of adjuncts, somehow the malty nose doesn't make it to your palate.

Mouthfeel if crisp, with some bitterness at the finish.

Drinkability is actually high in a Mexican Summer afternoon, but I guess I won't buy it again.

¡Salud!

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2007 22:51:16 | More by Pepeton
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

2.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Corn silk yellow with lemonade edges and a tidy cap of bone colored foam that is pretty much featureless. It melts without fanfare and does not do a very good job decorating the drinking vessel. Not a bad look, not a good look.

Thanks, in part, to the clear glass bottle, skunk was appreciated as soon as beer began splashing into glass. Some of it has faded, allowed the presence of pale grains and a pungent muskiness to be appreciated. And the score slide begins... or not.

Mexicali is more flavorful than expected. That could be either a good thing and a bad thing, depending on your point of view. It tastes like the ABV is closer to 7.4% than 4.4%, which is odd. Needless to say, drinking it cold is probably your best bet.

Flavors include very lightly sweet grain (corn perhaps), a modest bitter hoppiness of the Saaz ilk, and a teensy splash of grain alcohol. This stuff might actually be okay if super fresh and consumed on a scorching hot day. At least it errs of the side of aggression rather than pusillanimity.

The mouthfeel is decent. Like the flavor, it's bigger than it should be for the ABV. It also has a fair amount of sparkly bubbles that do their best to add some amount of mouth excitement.

Cervecera Mexicana's Mexicali is definitely in the upper half of all South Of The Border pale lagers in terms of quality. Probably in the upper third. That doesn't make it great beer, but it's a damn sight more drinkable than expected. Brown glass bottles please.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 13:08:59 | More by BuckeyeNation
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Gusler

Arizona

2.63/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2007 17:46:36 | More by Gusler
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SFC21

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-08-2014 22:33:47 | More by SFC21
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Jame515

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-22-2014 01:27:21 | More by Jame515
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-01-2012 21:05:22 | More by TubbyDullard
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Latarnik

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-26-2014 21:11:20 | More by Latarnik
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midnitesun11

California

2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-26-2014 21:58:24 | More by midnitesun11
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-12-2013 20:47:48 | More by mrfrancis
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t0rin0

California

2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-15-2012 02:50:06 | More by t0rin0
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stockingcpl

Ohio

2.4/5  rDev -8.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2008 18:26:12 | More by stockingcpl
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LJC3

California

2.25/5  rDev -14.4%

07-21-2013 22:37:30 | More by LJC3
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Garrett092112

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -14.4%

12-05-2012 01:06:22 | More by Garrett092112
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JoeMans

New York

2.25/5  rDev -14.4%

04-04-2014 22:57:37 | More by JoeMans
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Padron4KM

Arizona

2.17/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2007 05:03:58 | More by Padron4KM
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Bierguy5

Ohio

2.13/5  rDev -19%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 16:40:22 | More by Bierguy5
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JayS2629

Alabama

2.13/5  rDev -19%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 06:27:55 | More by JayS2629
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Zorro

California

2.1/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2008 03:11:20 | More by Zorro
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stoutman

Michigan

2.1/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Malty Corona- Need I say more? I think there is very little difference between this and Corona. Corona tastes flat, skunky, and watery. In other words, it is poorly made. If there was no other beer at a party but this, I would be the designated driver.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2003 00:22:00 | More by stoutman
Mexicali from Cervecera Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
65 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.