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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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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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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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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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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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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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khargro2

Georgia

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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TPoling

Texas

2.78/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The Mexicali pours the color of corn with a little head. There is a faint malt character in the nose. It is still very light, but is refreshing very cold and has little more malt character than the many Latin American light lagers that are flooding the market. At worst: not much character. At best: Inoffensive and thirst quenching in the heat.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2004 08:17:01 | More by TPoling
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FosterJM

California

2.83/5  rDev +7.6%
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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Bookseeb

Washington

2.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is a pale golden yellow with a thin crisp head. Smell of a macro, but lighter on the nose, a good smell of the grains and no skunk. Taste is light, thin, but refreshing with minimal hop and good carbonation with a light mouthfeel. Bought this on sale at a local grocery outlet, but I wouldn't pay anymore for it.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2008 01:53:17 | More by Bookseeb
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karait95

Mexico

2.88/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Bright golden color, two finger white head not very tight, some retention
S: Malty smell not very strong
T: Good fresh taste some bitterness at the end, not very large ending but the flavor of hops remains some in the tongue
M: It feals refreshing, balanced body

Good beer, refreshing, medium flavor

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2010 19:19:30 | More by karait95
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roddwolff

Mexico

2.9/5  rDev +10.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2009 16:55:58 | More by roddwolff
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madvoice

Australia

2.9/5  rDev +10.3%
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
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jeffjeff1

California

2.93/5  rDev +11.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2009 01:06:52 | More by jeffjeff1
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stumac

Texas

2.93/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2008 16:17:17 | More by stumac
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Durge

Connecticut

2.94/5  rDev +11.8%
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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thekevlarkid

Maryland

2.98/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2009 17:30:33 | More by thekevlarkid
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3/5  rDev +14.1%

07-22-2014 13:25:46 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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treque

Mexico

3/5  rDev +14.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 00:15:05 | More by treque
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matty

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +14.1%
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!!

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2008 05:43:59 | More by matty
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nekronos

Mexico

3/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2008 15:39:53 | More by nekronos
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