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

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187 Reviews

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Reviews: 187
Hads: 479
Avg: 2.72
pDev: 36.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 08-18-2001

No notes at this time.
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Reviews by zeff80:
Photo of zeff80
2.7/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On special at a local Mexican restaraunt this weekend so I fgiure I'd have one.

A - Poured out a golden, yellow color with a fizzy, small, white head. Pretty good head retention, but no lace.

S - It smelled of corn and grains.

T - It was fairly sweet tasting. Mostly just a corn/grain flavor. Nothing bad or unusual but nothing particularly flavorful.

M - It was fairly crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - This isn't bad for a Mexican beer. It does just fine while throwing down so tacos.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.98/5  rDev +46.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Carta Blanca has a medium, white head and a clear golden color. Barley is the only smell I could pick up with the beer's faint aroma. The taste is mild, with barley again the main, if not only, feature. There is a slight hop presence in the background, but it seems appropriate for this product. Mouth-feel is light and watery, and Carta Blanca finishes refreshing and not as dry as American lagers. Although, it is light, for sure, it is not bland. Overall, I really liked the beer and would like to enjoy one again.


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Photo of oberon
3.45/5  rDev +26.8%
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.

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Photo of RoyalT
1.72/5  rDev -36.8%
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.

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Photo of t2grogan
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of tohe9384
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of tbryan5
2/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Drunkenass
3/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Todd
2.27/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Jason
3.33/5  rDev +22.4%
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.

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Photo of locckdown
1/5  rDev -63.2%

Photo of Stonebreaker
3.61/5  rDev +32.7%
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.

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Photo of jcdiflorio
3.26/5  rDev +19.9%
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.

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Photo of wattoclone
3.25/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of tyleeis
4.02/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great AAL, def better than the last Corona I had. In terms of Mexican lagers I'd still pick Victoria(yea I know it's a Vienna style) over this but this hangs right with XX, Pacifico or Modelo

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Photo of doremite
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of HoppySeb
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.63/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of melodicnoise
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of JIMTRK16
1.25/5  rDev -54%

Photo of richkrull
3.25/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of J_Chavez15
4.01/5  rDev +47.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Really pleasant beer to me. Pretty much taste like a good lager should. Like the light body has more flavor than other lagers. Its Better than Dos Equis, Modelo, and Corona. Taste as good as Bohemia and Tecate. This beer pairs well with anything!

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Photo of LXIXME
2.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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Carta Blanca from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
65 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.