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

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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 2.56
pDev: 23.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2003

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Ratings: 75 | Reviews: 44
Photo of roddwolff
2.88/5  rDev +12.5%
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

Photo of madvoice
2.88/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Photo of stumac
2.9/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

Photo of jeffjeff1
2.92/5  rDev +14.1%
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

Photo of SmashPants
2.93/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Format: a standard brown 330mL bottle with an okay macro label.

Appearance: a light yellow in colour with a moderate amount of carbonation visible. A small white head lingers at a cap.

Aroma: not much on the nose other than a small amount of corn adjuncts.

Taste: not much beyond corn adjuncts here, with perhaps a touch of cheap grain. Yay.

Aftertaste: the flavours drop away pretty quickly with only those corn adjuncts turning into a bit of a mouth-filling fug.

Mouth feel: light in body with a medium to higher carbonation. Reasonable.

Overall: yet another 'okay but overall a bit ordinary' macro lager. Still not up there with others of the same price bracket.

Photo of Durge
2.96/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Photo of Billolick
2.97/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can..with best before dating 050515...who would have thunk it..

Pours near clear and super light, dull golden amber. decent looking loose off white head, leaves nice looking fine froth and low sheeting.

Light corn on the nose

Just a hint of flavor, medium bodied and easy drinking...Might work in a pinch...on a very hot day with some spicy food...not terrible

Photo of tesguino
2.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A beer bought in a supermarket "soriana", a friend of mine tell me about this beer, and i go "hecho madre" to acquire this beer; is a classic in the "mexican - south the border scene" this "pilsner spirit" was created for fight versus the prohibition and do well the things; it comes with a vintage style bottle; bad printed but good;

i try this with a"tortas ahogadas" a mexican specialty food from jalisco and is good, but i got a bad idea from take the tlaquepaque salsa and this beer-if you can try, you can uderstand what i talk- whatever;

I recommend a 80%.

Photo of thekevlarkid
2.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Out of a bottle found in NYC this beer was a perfectly clear straw gold color. The head was a glowing, toothpaste-commercial white that retained itself as a skim and left spots of lacing. The aroma was light, dry macro grain. The flavors were solid for a Mexican Lager, but no more complex. Think a better version of Corona. Dry, sessionable, boring. The mouthfeel was prickly though, due to high carbonation of the light/medium body. OK, but it still needed to be near-frozen and served with a lime to make it good.

Photo of dar482
3/5  rDev +17.2%

One of the better adjunct lagers I've had. Medium minus corn flavor, a crackery malt on the finish with a bit of cereal. A more malt flavor than some adjuncts.

Photo of treque
3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: with a pale gold color, the body is completely traslucent, nice carb wich generates a richy and compact white head, the retention is good enough, there is almoust no waste left.

S: smells like a macro lager, corrn and butter

T: slightly bitter at the very end, crisping on tongue, not too much flavour, kind of a macro lager just a litlle bit better on body

Photo of matty
3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale yellow colored beer with a slight aroma of skunk.Taste is your normal macro with a touch of sweetness.It's ok not great not horrible.I probably wouldn't go out to seek it but I would drink if offered to me.I guess the bottom line is it's amazingly average!!

Photo of nekronos
3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got it at a supermarket that is expanding in the country. The beer was quite sweet but nasty in quality. It is a heavy beer for people who likes cold beer. It has a somewhat dark golden colour. NIce foam and malty in taste. I bought a six pack, and now it's not for sell anymore in that shop.

Photo of Miami66
3.2/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is fine for what it is---a cheap Mexican lager. It's straw yellow and has a more refreshing taste than a lime-less Corona. Its a great beer to drink on the beach. Take it for what it is.

Photo of Pegasus
3.33/5  rDev +30.1%
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.

Photo of Shadman
3.37/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Interesting appearance for a mexican macro. Looked almost red in the bottle, cola brown and clear in the glass. Head and lacing are presentable as well. Ordor is interesting as well. Hint of roasted malt, along with the usual assortment of grainy, musty malt and adjuncts found in macros. Taste is well...surprising good, albeit slips a bit as the beer warms. Some decent, almost rich roasted maltiness, with a nice balance of hop lingering in the background. Certainly some mineral water used in the brewing process. Much fuller bodied than any mexican brew I've had yet.

Looking at the picture on the site, my bottle had a label on the neck stating 'special imported dark beer' so maybe it's more like a vienna lager than a magro. Would put the one I sampled on par if not better than Negra Modelo

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.43/5  rDev +34%
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.

Photo of Spikester
3.56/5  rDev +39.1%
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.

Photo of SoCaliC8
3.97/5  rDev +55.1%
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.

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