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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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161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 2.2
pDev: 36.36%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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%

08-09-2014 06:51:03 | More by Serfigo13
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5/5  rDev +127.3%

03-01-2012 04:21:08 | More by Beerboi1123
Photo of jodsj


5/5  rDev +127.3%

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!

08-07-2013 02:29:51 | More by jodsj
Photo of tesguino


4.08/5  rDev +85.5%

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

10-05-2005 15:43:19 | More by tesguino
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4/5  rDev +81.8%

03-10-2012 22:02:44 | More by RobMor
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4/5  rDev +81.8%

09-26-2012 21:05:02 | More by LeapintoBeer
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4/5  rDev +81.8%

07-22-2014 17:31:11 | More by OKShylock
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3.88/5  rDev +76.4%

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.


12-11-2012 21:21:49 | More by RonaldTheriot
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3.75/5  rDev +70.5%

08-31-2012 22:28:06 | More by NickyG213
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3.75/5  rDev +70.5%

07-04-2012 21:00:00 | More by Dapperticus
Photo of nekronos


3.58/5  rDev +62.7%

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.

09-15-2005 16:26:13 | More by nekronos
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3.5/5  rDev +59.1%

01-25-2012 23:36:22 | More by Beervicious
Photo of Spikester


3.33/5  rDev +51.4%

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.

07-05-2014 18:40:18 | More by Spikester
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3.25/5  rDev +47.7%

12-07-2012 06:01:14 | More by OCdrummer7271
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West Virginia

3.03/5  rDev +37.7%

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.

05-21-2012 16:07:29 | More by WVbeergeek
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3/5  rDev +36.4%

02-18-2014 14:49:37 | More by rhinonau
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3/5  rDev +36.4%

09-17-2013 00:53:06 | More by SicemWT
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3/5  rDev +36.4%

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.

09-08-2008 07:38:51 | More by marc956
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3/5  rDev +36.4%

01-17-2014 02:32:33 | More by Mister_Falcon
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3/5  rDev +36.4%

06-01-2012 00:25:48 | More by MaddDogg84
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2.98/5  rDev +35.5%

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.

08-28-2007 06:40:20 | More by Zorro
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2.8/5  rDev +27.3%

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!

07-26-2011 00:23:17 | More by WoodBrew
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2.8/5  rDev +27.3%

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.

02-01-2011 06:38:13 | More by Nerudamann
Photo of StonedTrippin


2.78/5  rDev +26.4%

yeah. I almost like this better than regular tecate, which I now recall overcooking a rack of lamb while reviewing... this is a soda light pop beer, fizzy and pale golden, without much malt or hops distinguishable in the nose or the taste, but an element of refreshment without all of the adjunct or metallic crap flavors of the usual macro light brew. honestly, with a lime, its entirely passable as a buzz holder. in other words, a beer you sip on after you've got a mellow going that will just maintain you, when you don't want to deplete the stash of anything worthwhile. not impressive by any stretch, but I would take this over many other garbage beers in the fiesta cooler.

06-03-2013 00:59:05 | More by StonedTrippin
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2.75/5  rDev +25%

07-25-2014 03:31:51 | More by Beerbuddy21
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Tecate Light from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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