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Carta Blanca - Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

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BA SCORE
63
poor

416 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 416
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 2.62
pDev: 23.66%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 08-18-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Halcyondays:
Photo of Halcyondays
3.03/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, at a local Mexican restaurant,

A: Pours a pale yellow with really no head, dull and bland.

S: Corn, cooked cereal grains.

T: Some nice bready malt structures the beer, some DMS/corn but it is light. Notable hop finish in this beer for the style, not bad.

M: Light-bodied, crisp and smooth.

D: Overall much better than I thought it would be, a solid effort out of the Mexican industrial lager category.

Halcyondays, Sep 03, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.48/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

When eating Mexican cuisine out and about I like to order this one,pours a light straw color with high carbonation,aroma is slightly metallic and hoppy.Taste has a definent malt profile to it with a light grassy taste lingering in the background,easy to drink alot of these.I think this beer is second only to Bohemia in the Mexican beer market.

oberon, Sep 19, 2003
Photo of RoyalT
1.73/5  rDev -34%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance – Clear yellow body with a tinge of orange. No head.

Smell – Mostly corn, but some grainy aromas help it along.

Taste – The corn and grain flavors mix pretty poorly. This brew has a nasty finish that just seems like a horrible attempt at balance.

Mouthfeel – The carbonation isn’t as cheap as in some Mexican beers.

Drinkability – This one had just enough smoothness in it to keep the rating out of the cellar.

RoyalT, Aug 25, 2003
Photo of t2grogan
2.5/5  rDev -4.6%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of tohe9384
2.5/5  rDev -4.6%

tohe9384, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of tbryan5
2/5  rDev -23.7%

tbryan5, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of Drunkenass
3/5  rDev +14.5%

Drunkenass, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Todd
2.25/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Presentation: 355ml bottle. No freshness info.

Appearance: Pours a pale yellow beer with a thin white foam lace that dies quickly.

Smell: Clean, light grain, faint touch of flowers and sugar.

Taste: Smooth, even, creamy, medium-bodied. A slight citric-like bitterness emerges, strikes the palate, then retreats immediately to make way for ... a lot of nothing. There's barely any sweetness to this beer, or any discernable malt flavours. It's all in the body, which is surprisingly pleasant. Touch of grain, that turns into a dry husk-like finish.

Notes: Usually most Mexican beers are at least "okay" in my book (except for Corona Light, and anything you need to put a lime into), but this beer was just not acceptable. My recommendation: Pass on this one.

Todd, Jul 01, 2002
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.5/5  rDev -4.6%

SmellsofMahagony, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.33/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date. Slim yet foamy white lace, good clarity.

Clean to the nose with a faint spicy hop and thin grain.

Not bad at all, very little off flavours detected ... clean dry grainy palate. Refreshingly crisp but very light on the malt flavour. Hop character follows the same but that is better any way to keep the balance with a thin spiciness. Vague cooked veggie flavour that is close to corn grits does not offend.

Must be served ice cold. A good pick out of the main stream Mexi-lagers.

Jason, Jul 31, 2002
Photo of locckdown
1/5  rDev -61.8%

locckdown, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of Stonebreaker
3.65/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Yellow but darker than Bud, not saying much I suppose. Clear, sparkly, not bad, the head lasts halfway through the drink and the lacing is decent.

Smell: Sour macro, with a little lemon perhaps, not half bad.

T and M: Surprisingly good, clean, not too much corn as I had feared. Very thin in the mouthfeel and swirling around only makes it foamy and tasteless, but only dweebs like us would think of doing such things washed down my cheap mex take-out after a very long day @work and I can use the quart bottles to save time with my homebrew a plus.

Drinkability: If you don't expect more than it offers, it does the job with grace.

Stonebreaker, Jul 31, 2008
Photo of jcdiflorio
3.25/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

poured into a mug at the Mexican restraunt from a 12 long neck brown bottle with a crimped cap.

Clear straw to golden color with a 2" fluffy white head,good retention. Some lively carbination a good amount of tiny bubbles stringing and whisping to the surface

A good clean aroma with a light sweet malt smells,fruity,some grainy aromas no real hops aromas detected.

A clean light fruity taste with a light malt/bisquitty flavor some grain tastes finishes clean,crisp with slight tartness and pleasing mild bitterness

A light,creamy mouthfeel with a slight tang. A good refreshing beers not bad for a Marco beats BMC a decent beer in a Mexician restraunt. Went down very smooth and easy. Was really good with the spicy food.

jcdiflorio, Mar 31, 2007
Photo of wattoclone
3.25/5  rDev +24%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of doremite
2.75/5  rDev +5%

doremite, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of HoppySeb
2.75/5  rDev +5%

HoppySeb, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light yellow, ample white head. Smell was not much, if anything, but wasn't putting me off either.

Taste, crisp, light beer, faint hop spice vibe bolstered by ample carbonation. Kind of your run of the mill adjunct style beer, a little husk grain feel. Has some utility when drank w/ spicy or Mexican food.

For super hot weather only.

Beerandraiderfan, Sep 28, 2010
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev +33.6%

WVbeergeek, May 07, 2014
Photo of melodicnoise
2.5/5  rDev -4.6%

melodicnoise, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of JIMTRK16
1.25/5  rDev -52.3%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of richkrull
3.25/5  rDev +24%

richkrull, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of InfernoBoss
2/5  rDev -23.7%

InfernoBoss, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of JamesStreet
2.5/5  rDev -4.6%

JamesStreet, May 10, 2013
Photo of InsaneBeerLover
3/5  rDev +14.5%

InsaneBeerLover, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of soper2000
2.48/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

While sitting at the local Mexican restaraunt drinking some Bohemias, i realized that I've never even tried this beer so I decided to give it a shot.

Poured as expected; a straw yellow with a fizzy white head which stayed around for longer than I expected. Smell was a bit sweet but not over the top DMS sweetness. Very clean flavor with just a touch of graininess and an ever so slight bitter finish. Other than that, there's not much else to this beer. Not undrinkably awful but nothing to really remember it by. I suppose if there's nothing else around I'd take it over a bud, but that situation isn't likely to come around too often.

soper2000, May 26, 2005
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Carta Blanca from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.