Tecate Light - Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 2.18
pDev: 34.86%
Wants: 6
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-26-2004

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Reviews by Nerudamann:
Photo of Nerudamann
2.76/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pilsener glass.

Look - straw color with about half a finger's worth of off-white foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell - to be honest, quite a musky and bad smell. Quite pungent.

Taste and Mouthfeel - A little better than the smell, but the taste is still reminiscent of adjunct lagers using cereal grains to cut costs. Texture is watery.

Drinkability - the taste isn't horrible, but it's not in any way complex or intriguing. Easy to drink a lot of, so it probably serves it's purpose.

More User Reviews:
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.05/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I've honestly never seen Tecate Light until I came across this at my local distributor in PA...needless to say I had to get it, considering the fact that we're going to a Primus/Gogol Bordello and Pirates game this week. This is a good beer to have in a cooler to mess with your friends. Only 3.7% it could be a marathon beer for a hot sunny day tailgating, and it's not has horrible as the reviews entail on this website. Aroma has a sharp chemical/slightly metallic smell with creamed corn and cooked canned vegetables all day. A bit of grain, husk, and corn resides in this beer. Flavor reveals a clean grainy, creamed corn flavor with minimal hop flavor going on. Overall a one dimensional canned beer from Mexico that has fulfilled some highlighted qualities like cold refreshing, macro lager status with a hint of cheap. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated, yellow and fizzy all of the way.

Photo of LXIXME
2.57/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Small white head quickly dies leaving a thin lacing above a clear golden colored beer.

Light hops and yeast aroma on this beer, standard fare for this style of beer.

Light hops taste with a little yeast and maybe a bit of grain malts coming through.

Watery light mouth feel on this light bodied beer that has a light dry aftertaste with a slight bitter taste to it.

Same old song and dance kinda beer, maybe be alright on a real hot summer day when your out on the lake and there's not much choice. I had a hard time telling this apart from regular Tecate, so I guess that's a good thing for a light beer.

Photo of pmcadamis
2.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm writing you now from the beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco, Mexico. I've had Tecate in the states, but I haven't had the pleasure of trying Tecate Light yet.

A - Yellow, clear, and foamy. The head is pushing three fingers, and sticks around for a good amount of time considering the style.

S - Corny, like crappy tortillas.

T - A bit like watered down canned-corn juice....which is watered down corn anyway. Not offensive at all, but just plain boring.

M- Watery, but downright thick compared to some American macros.

D - Honestly, I'm on my honeymoon, so I'm inclined to be much more happy with this beer than I would be back home in Springpatch. But, it's a serviceable brew for beach-quaffing, and it's doing the job (despite the very low alcohol content :(....). Not a bad beach brew by any means, but it's not something to seek out in the states.

Photo of WoodBrew
2.76/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tecate light...a lighter version of Tecate and as in most Mexican beers taste best in the summer with a lime...however, judging Tecate light solo...its just another no frills cerveza! The beer poors golden clear with good carbonation that give a white foamy head for a brief time. The smell and taste are enhanced with grain. The hops help somewhat with the taste so that it is not bread water. Mouthfeel is easy especially on hot days...enjoy!

Photo of dannydetox
2.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

what do we expect? this is commercial mexican lager done light. wish i hadn't poured it, actually; tastes better from the can. head dissipated faster than anything i can recall leaving a few bubbles rising from the bottom of a very pale yellow-gold colored beer. smells of musty corn and damp grains. taste? minimal. watery, mildly macrolager tasting. less carbonation when poured than when consumed out of the can. seriously - don't pour this beer into a glass. it is exactly what it is when consumed with lime out of the can: a quaffing light beer made to refresh, consume in quantity and instantly forget. works on a warm, sunny day when the 18 pack is on sale.

Photo of tone77
2.5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 24 oz. can. Has a very pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, corn. Taste is, well, I would describe it, if it had one. A touch of grain, a very light sweetness. Feels watery in the mouth and overall, even for this style, is lacking in any flavor.

Photo of Spikester
3.3/5  rDev +51.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Drinking this right from the can. This version of Tecate has only been on the shelves for about six months and I wanted to try it so here goes...
Smells alright. Tastes like a good adjunct lager. If the abv of 3.7% is correct then this is a perfect Summer Barbeque beer. And it is better tasting than most of the more popular light beers. Mouthfeel was light and very fizzy (from the can) also quite refreshing.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.85/5  rDev +76.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tecate Light has a pencil-thin, white head, some lacing, lots of streaming bubbles, and a clear, golden appearance. A close inspection will reveal floating, gray-white, tiny specs suspended throughout. The aroma is faint, but one can detect sweet grain. Taste is of sweet grain, malt, and a slight hop bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is light and watery, of course, and Tecate Light finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and thin. Overall, this is an excellent light beer, so it does the trick in its style category.

RJT

Photo of twiggamortis420
2.02/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a crystal clear, very light yellow color with a neon white foam that fades to a collar quickly. Some lacing is evident.

Smell is lightly malted and a bit sweet...not unpleasant at all. Not a whole lot going on, but it does not smell bad.

Taste is very similar to a less-than-fully carbonated Perrier sparkling water. A few hints of cardboard with a dab of sweet honeydew melon...mmmm, doesnt that sound good? Well, its not. Pretty damn watery with very little appeal. Might work as a beach beer, but I would drink a regular Tecate before this.

Photo of Fenris244
1.03/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours clear yellow with a super white head that has no retention, pours like a soda.

Seriously has no aroma, I can't smell a thing, when I poured it the head gave of some aroma but it was to fleeting for me to remember what it was

Can hardly taste a thing either, I can taste some malt so I know it's there, I can taste some bitterness and the alcohol bit it's still like nothing, its all so faint!

Mouthfeel is terrible, it's to watery and the crazy forced carbonation makes it worse for me.

Drinkability? No, the lack of anything makes this a totally undrinkable beer for me, no flavor, no anything.

Sigh I know people who swear by this beer and drink it all the time and I'm left wondering what's the point?

Photo of Pegasus
2.5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Clear medium golden color, with a fizzy, soda-like white head, which collapses almost instantly. Carbonation is abundant, consisting of both fat bubbles, and extremely fine slow-rising streams of bubbles.

Aroma: Vegetal with cooked corn notes, alcohol, and mild metallic hops.

Taste: Slightly sweet at the open, with a hint of cream corn, middle of the taste is more like roasted corn, finishes dry with a mild herbal and metallic hop quality.

Mouth feel: A bit thin with very sharp, stinging carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Not terrible, but rather almost completely devoid of character. Would likely be quite drinkable on a scorching summer day, in particular with the low ABV.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-four ounce aluminum can, served in a standard pint tap glass.

Photo of Zorro
2.97/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 24-Oz can, they just got this at the supermarket so I am pretty sure it is fresh.

A clear yellow beer but not the palest I have seen by a long shot. Slight white head at least it doesn't appear to be over carbonated OR artificially boosted out the wazoo with maltodextrins.

The smell is sweet and corny with a little lemon scent from the hops. Little bit of biscuit malt scent and discernible Nobel hops; I have certainly smelled worse light beers. Or in some cases not smelled much of anything.

The taste begins sweetish and fairly bready, there is a slight banana aftertaste. Light and airy and not strongly flavored most of the taste is in the aftertaste. Strong lemon flavor to this beer wonder if they added any juice to it? Light and easy on the tongue and at this alcohol level I could see going for this when I am not sure of the quality of the water supply.

This beer is light and spritzy and quite easy to drink. A RIS it is not but it never claimed to be anything more than a light thirst quencher.

For what it is it is. Nothing but a light beer made to kill thirst and help you avoid heatstroke. There is some actual taste to it and at this alcohol level you are unlikely to be getting drunk from a mug of it. A good substitute for water should you find yourself in Mexico or wanting something with a Mexican meal with a low alcohol punch.

Photo of roddwolff
1.65/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I'am analyzing the most consumed beer in the north-eastern Mexico. The appearance is the typical yellow color, don't look bad but its very simply, there's no foam; the water have any smell ? well, this beer smell like water; the taste isn't bad, just a tiny malt essence; very fizzy mouthfeel, you feel like drinking mineral water, without body; in the drinkability, we have a very easy beer to drink with low alcohol.

Photo of Douberd
1.81/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Can of 355 ml.
Colour is very light/pale yellow with atwo finger head with good retention.
Smell of malts and really old beer.
Taste can be described only as "indifferent", it would be the same if I was drinking water.
Mouthfeel is the same, so watery and with so light carbonation it makes you wonder why it's called a beer.

Photo of M_C_Hampton
2.35/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass, yellow similar to the color of your urine when you get dehydrated with a loose white head that immediately vanishes leaving no lacing, clear

S: sweet grain, not very pleasing

T: not much, slight sweetness, corn, no hops

M: thin and watery

O: I bought this to put salt and lime in as it is unfit for consumption without.

Photo of Thecalmdrinker
1.59/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Sorry, but this one is one of the worst I've tasted.

Photo of Jerone
2.48/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Light straw color, bright white head that fades to nothing and lots of bubbles.

The beer smells of grain, some malt and some corn sweetness. The taste is very similar but not a ton of flavor here at all. Mouthfeel is very light and highly carbonated, highly refreshing.

The beers is good with lime and salt and with mexican food but is very poor by itself.

Photo of woodychandler
2.59/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I CAN wax nostalgic for a moment for the late Jack Fleiner, RIP, who used to pine for Tecate Light. He was a founding member of the triumvirate Vine and Anchor Society, two of us who were Navy men and two of whom were home-vintners. Jack was a big fellow who was always being urged onto a diet by his wife and there were the two demons, my uncle and I, trying to get him to go to supper with us at El Zoccolo in SF'sng out longer Upper Mission and when he relented, he looked like a guilty kid in church, always trying to order the smallest item or the least fattening one. The part that killed him, however, was the arrival of our icy CANs of Tecate! He would salivate, reach for chips, begin to scratch and finally excuse himself, unable to withstand temptation and unable to lie to his wife. If only Tecate Light had existed back then, Jack might have been able to hang out longer. I will pour some on the ground for his angel in the Mexican tradition. I like to think that I was (occasionally) paying attention.

The head foamed up and quickly receded. Whoops! The color was a golden yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a cereal sweetness of adjuncts. Uh oh. Mouthfeel was medium with a definite presence of adjuncts, but not not as prevalently as I have experienced in "regular/leaded" beers. Taste was mild and smooth with a cereal flavor throughout. Hmm. Finish was mildly malty/cereal. Ho hum. Jack, you did not miss much. RIP, old buddy.

Photo of HipCzech
2.36/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Drunk from a 355 mL can (stamped "06 2015") while at Hyatt Ziva in Puerto Vallarta. Bland and watery, mildly grainy, slightly sweet (corn) and yeasty; light bodied and reasonably carbonated. Mostly inoffensive if completely forgettable. Quenching after a day at the beach, as much as a cold mineral water.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.61/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Yeah, I could have Tecate, but why risk all those unnecessary calories? This stuff pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises funky wheat, sweet corn, light white bread, and plenty of hard water. The taste brings in more of the same, with extra hard water and extra funk on the wheat. The body is pretty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, this stuff is too weak on every front to be more enjoyable than a bottle of Evian. Pass.

Photo of womencantsail
2.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A delicious tick picked up from Clete's Liquor and shared with t0rin0.

A: The pour is one of the lightest yellows I've come across with a soapy white head.

S: The percentage of corn and rice in this beer must be astounding, lightly sweet, but overall just very, very light and watery. A hint of bleach just to add something interesting.

T: Mostly rice with a bit of corn and grain sweetness. A mild bitterness from grain husks to "balance" out the sweet apple juice flavor.

M: The body is incredibly light and watery with a high level of fizz.

D: As awful as I made this beer sound, it's actually much better than the regular Tecate.

Photo of GarthDanielson
2.68/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a can at a resort in Mexico. The beer pours a crystal clear yellow-gold color with a thick, foamy white head. Smells of oats and malt. Very crisp and light in mouth, with a slight sour taste. Musky rice/grain taste with slightly sour malt tones. Crisp, clean, and very smooth finish, with a slight musty aftertaste linger. Easy to drink when you are poolside in a resort. Not so much would I search this one out again.

Photo of Tone
2.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale yellow color. 1/8 inch head of a white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of yeast cleanliness and adjunct. Fits the style of a Light Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of adjunct, strong metallic flavor, and slight yeast cleanliness. Wow, the least flavored beer I've ever had - no body at all.

Photo of merryjoulton
1.85/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Pours basically clear color, hardly a hint of yellow. Smells like tin foil. Tastes like seltzer water. Head is nonexistant as soon as the pour is finished. Okay so maybe there is the slightest hint of malt in the taste. I can't guarantee that though.

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Tecate Light from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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