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

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Tecate LightTecate Light

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183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 2.2
pDev: 35.91%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-26-2004)
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5/5  rDev +127.3%

Serfigo13, Aug 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +127.3%

Beerboi1123, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of jodsj
5/5  rDev +127.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

You guys are f-ing clowns. T-minus is the most versatile beer in the world! You can drink it when it is warm, it is 100 degrees out, and it delicious, furthermore you can drink it when its chilled to perfection and its MORE DELICIOUS OR DELICIOUSER ... Also, there is alot of water in it so you can stay hydrated. Consider it the most top notch light day drinking beer you've ever pressed your fairy little lips to. Sack up Bruh!

jodsj, Aug 07, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +89.1%

Jcmendez, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of tesguino
4.08/5  rDev +85.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light Mexican beer, its flavor is good, its aroma accentuated a little in spite of its lightness, its presentation is magnifies, very tends to be sold in my country, by his low carb, easy to digest and to taste, it is obtained anywhere, is not expensive, his appearance had the distinctive color of pilsener beer, drink directly from the aluminum can is good

tesguino, Oct 05, 2005
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4/5  rDev +81.8%

RobMor, Mar 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +81.8%

LeapintoBeer, Sep 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +81.8%

OKShylock, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.88/5  rDev +76.4%
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.


RonaldTheriot, Dec 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +70.5%

NickyG213, Aug 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +70.5%

Dapperticus, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of nekronos
3.58/5  rDev +62.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Well, I cannot say much in favor about a light beer, no matter what brand it is. BUt this at least does not taste awfull. Just a little of water tasting. BUt if you want to hang with your friends and not get drunk, then here you are. The flavor is a little close to Tecte regular, but you can get the light angle.

nekronos, Sep 15, 2005
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3.5/5  rDev +59.1%

Beervicious, Jan 25, 2012
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3.33/5  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.

Spikester, Jul 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +47.7%

OCdrummer7271, Dec 07, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev +37.7%
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.

WVbeergeek, May 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev +36.4%

rhinonau, Feb 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev +36.4%

SicemWT, Sep 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev +36.4%

BoJengs, Sep 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For a "light" this isn't bad. I put lime juice (key limes work best), a little salt and it came out much better than Coors Light.

Descent flavour, enough alcohol to remind you it's not Topo Chico water, and it's from Mexico where I have family.

Whether you get this or not is up to you.
There are much better Mexican beers than this.

marc956, Sep 08, 2008
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3/5  rDev +36.4%

Mister_Falcon, Jan 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev +36.4%

MaddDogg84, Jun 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev +36.4%

Scarfer_Brad, Oct 18, 2014
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2.98/5  rDev +35.5%
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.

Zorro, Aug 28, 2007
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2.84/5  rDev +29.1%

itzamna12, Nov 10, 2014
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Tecate Light from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
56 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.