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

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Ratings: 409
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 2.63
pDev: 24.33%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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:
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(Beer added by: pezoids on 08-18-2001)
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Photo of BEERnBUD
3/5  rDev +14.1%

BEERnBUD, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of mattkoon
3.38/5  rDev +28.5%

this beer isn't bad, but it's not outstanding.the taste does have a little something different to it (i cantplace the taste) but whatever it is it quickly fades. I wish they would have taken whatever it was they were doing a little farther. Over all though this isn't bad. You can drink it without a problem. For a change of pace from a regular light beer- this will do.

mattkoon, Sep 28, 2011
Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.98/5  rDev +51.3%

32 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance - Pale gold body. Thick loose white head with lots of retention and no stick.

Smell - Very strong corn. Earthy grains.

Taste - Pretty balance. Lots of corn notes in the body. Slightly bitter and very dry finish.

Mouthfeel - Mild body. Not flat, but very smooth. Plenty of smooth carbonation, but with no crispness. No astringency whatsoever.

Overall Drinkability - Very drinkable. No off flavors. Great for the style. Has a decent amount of flavor.

ZenAgnostic, Jul 21, 2011
Photo of garymuchow
2.88/5  rDev +9.5%

Poured with minimal head even when done so aggressively. Brilliantly clear more yellow than gold.
Tight aroma of mild malt, and bit of adjunct. Not much hops to speak of.
Flavor was malt based with intermixing of corn adjunct. Again with minimal hop presence, but enough to not make this too sweet.
Lays kinda' flat on tongue (consistent with minimal head). Light body appropriate for style, but not watery thin.
Nothing to brag about hear, but also not necessarily offensive in any way. As with most Mexican beers it goes well with the food of a somewhat similar origin.

garymuchow, Jul 18, 2011
Photo of depechemode1983
3.13/5  rDev +19%

A - Pours out a clear golden straw color with a soapy like head. There's lots of big bubbles mixed in with smaller ones. There are some little blotches or lacing too. One of the better looking America Adjunct Lagers. Slightly above average.

S - In the nose I'm picking up hay, corn, corn husk and a metallic smell. Classic. Nothing special.

T - The taste is very light actually. Mainly corn malts. It's a tad bitter and metallic. Similar to the nose.

M - Good mouth feel. It's medium bodied with high carbonation. Again, typical for this sort of beer.

O - A drinkable beer. Simple and easy to drink.

depechemode1983, May 25, 2011
Photo of ElCommodoro
2.1/5  rDev -20.2%

Poured a very light transparent gold with a head that contained enormous bubbles. The kind that fade to nothing very quickly. The smell: cheapo malt. The taste: carbonation. With some super cheapo malt and a little bit of bitterness. I poured it into a beer stein and I'm putting the rest of the 32 in the freezer as it tastes like it will be better if it's colder. There is very little taste in this beer. It's gotta be like the Busch of Mexico. It has a different flavour than Busch, though. It's a bit more bitter. It'd probably be easy to drink enormous quantities of this, so it's got that going for it. There's nothing else good to say about it. It's incredibly watery, but not really refreshing, in the way that club soda's not very refreshing since that's basically what this tastes like.

ElCommodoro, May 16, 2011
Photo of vandemonian
2.65/5  rDev +0.8%

Carta Blanca is a crappy beer that is good for getting drunk... especially if you add lime.

A: Yellow orange colour with a 3 mm head that fades to decent lacing. 4

S: Grains with some sourness. 2.5

T: Sour champagne flavour with a weird grainy finish. 2

M: Frothy... like lemonade 3.5

O: Add lime and it gets better. 3.5

vandemonian, May 04, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
2/5  rDev -24%

A: The pour is just about the same as many other beers of the same vain.

S: What a smell. Corn, cardboard, skunk, and grass. There is a little bit of a grain smell and a decent sweetness to it. Pretty bad, but I guess I've smelled worse.

T: A lot of corn with an astringent grain flavor to it. Skunky and a touch of metal is present as well. Some sour/tartness to it and a bit of grass.

M: The body is light with a moderate to high level of carbonation.

D: There are certainly worse beers out there, but this one is pretty bad and I could not recommend this one.

womencantsail, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of Franz4
3/5  rDev +14.1%

Had this at a Mexican restaurant this evening, played nicely with the enchiladas and was a pleasant, smooth beer. While not something I'd go to for everything, it's a great example of a Mexican beer that is refreshing and goes well with lots of things on a hot summer day.

Franz4, Dec 31, 2010
Photo of bastardface
3.73/5  rDev +41.8%

Right when you open the bottle of this beer you catch the aroma that is distinctive o Carta Blanca. It smells sweet like a lemon has been dropped in it. Carta Blanca is one of my favorites. Mexican cerveza's have always been partial to me. It goes down smooth and tastes light and dark at the same time. It leaves no bitter after taste. It's is easy to drink a couple of them but I use the word couple delicately. i highly recommend this beer.

bastardface, Dec 07, 2010
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +52.1%

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.


RonaldTheriot, Nov 05, 2010
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.64/5  rDev +0.4%

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 AlexCorleone
4.6/5  rDev +74.9%

A: Pours a deep yellow color with a big head that fades.

S: Has a stale grain aroma.

T: Clean and a bit crisp. Generic bland taste.

F: has a smmooth feel & goes down easy if ice cold.

D: There are better Mexican beers out there. Best with mexican food.

AlexCorleone, Sep 25, 2010
Photo of JMad
2.55/5  rDev -3%

From a 32 oz to a mug....
The color is a pale gold yellow with a white head that left some some lacing.
Smells like metallic water and grain.
Tastes like iron and yeast rolls.
Feels a little too bubbly, and very light.
This beer drinks almost like a carbonated water.

JMad, Sep 24, 2010
Photo of mikesgroove
2.85/5  rDev +8.4%

amazing that i am actually hunting down some of the worst beers on earth now. i found this and a couple more to help me kick this list on my way home from winston last night and decided to drink them as i was out in the yard all day today. served cold and poured into a pint glass, it was consumed on 08/29/2010.

same old yellow clear pour i have come to expect lately with a fizzy white head that simply dies as soon as it gets started.

aroma of light grains, corn, hints of musky, stale bread and a touch of skunk, getting scared already but i found the flavor to be not nearly as bad as it could have been given the rest of the profile. while being etremely light, there was a decent malty flavor an it was crisp and clean with no bad aftertaste and an easy to drink feel.

overrall i have had worse and on a hot day it was not that bad at al, dont think i will be rushing out to buy it though.

mikesgroove, Aug 29, 2010
Photo of soju6
2.88/5  rDev +9.5%

A: Pours a deep yellow color with a big head that fades.

S: Has a stale grain aroma.

T: Clean and a bit crisp. Generic bland taste.

F: has a smmooth feel & goes down easy if ice cold.

D: There are better Mexican beers out there. Best with mexican food.

soju6, Aug 04, 2010
Photo of barknee
2.83/5  rDev +7.6%

Picked this pup up at my local ethnic supermarket with a decent manufacture date. Pours light gold with a short-lived carbonic head. The nose is soft light grains, even slightly malty and way understated. I was ready to reach in the fridge for a lime, but resisted the temptation. It's very light in taste and texture; it makes Corona appear muscular by comparison. C.B. quenches well in this lousy, torridly hot and humid weather here in SE NY these days. So fire up the lawn mower, BBQ, or sit outside with a copy of Car & Driver, but don't forget the lime.

barknee, Jul 23, 2010
Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.08/5  rDev +17.1%

Carta Blanca is a clean lightly flavored beer from Mexico. It goes down easy. There is bit of adjunct sweetness through the center, but not much and overall not much flavor at all, which is what makes it drinkable. The color was as yellow a beer as I have seen, but the cap of foam was white and pillowy.

BeardedBoffin, Jul 14, 2010
Photo of nukem5
3.33/5  rDev +26.6%

I agree with ,rlyinsrd ( Tyler, Texas ),in the respect of beer here is def not tghe same as what is brewed in Belgium and this beer is the Best of the best here in Mexico, so the people tell me. Its very smooth and has a distinct flavor over the other beers I have sought out here in the last 2 weeks and for day 10 of Mexico beer this is a big keeper!

Peace and Beer

nukem5, May 14, 2010
Photo of rlyinsrd
4.22/5  rDev +60.5%

Mexican beer should only be compared to mexican beer. When a country's water has the reputation that Mexico's has, one shouldn't expect the beer that's produced there to be on the same level as other beers from around the world. That being said, Carta Blanca is one of the best Mexican beers. It is very smooth with a pleasant after taste. It goes great with mexican food but I acually prefer other Mexican beers for that purpose. This is a good beer for drinking in the shade of a tree or out on the porch on a hot day. You can drink a six pack while grilling and your tongue will still be able to tell the difference between the cabrito and the menudo. I like it.

rlyinsrd, Apr 05, 2010
Photo of dopehousex3
4.72/5  rDev +79.5%

I really love this Mexican beer im my opinion it has a nice rich taste. If your in the mood for some smooth Mexican beer give this one a try. This goes great with almost any kind off food or just to sit back and pound some down with friends. Next time your in the store and see a 6 pack pick one up.

dopehousex3, Mar 16, 2010
Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev -24%

Pours a light yellow color, nice carbonation, small white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some hops, slight caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, slight hop note. Light body. Not drinkable, would not buy again.

Wasatch, Mar 16, 2010
Photo of KarlHungus
2.38/5  rDev -9.5%

This beer pours a clear light golden color. The head is a quarter inch in height, and recedes quickly. The aroma is of corn, but is very faint. The taste is much the same. There is something there, but not much. The mouthfeel is light bodied, with annoyingly high carbonation. Overall, this is a disappointing adjunct lager. I have come to expect more from this style.

KarlHungus, Mar 15, 2010
Photo of twiggamortis420
2.85/5  rDev +8.4%

32 oz bottle pours a very clear, dark yellow color with a fat white foam that fades very fast and fizzily to a decent film. Leaves some nice lacing though and is not a bad looking AAL.

Smell is cornbread-esque adjuncts with a healthy dose of graininess. Even a little bit of grassy hops pervade the aroma. Not too shabby, but there is still the omnipresent light cardboard and stale malt smell found in so many adjunct lagers.

Taste is typical for the style - heavy and noticeable amount of corn. Malty sweetness seems to be a bit more noticeable in this beer and gives it a slight malt liquor fell to it, but the body is not thick or creamy at all. Not a bad brew and is really easy to throw back. I am sure I will find myself face to face with another quart of 'White Label' at some point in the future.

twiggamortis420, Feb 25, 2010
Photo of tjd112
3.45/5  rDev +31.2%

For an adjunct lager, this is actually pretty good. It pours a yellow that is a few shades darker than most adjuncts. A bit more bready and grapelike than most adjunct lagers, and also the mouthfeel, though light, is not as fizzy. It's a good beer to wash down Mexican food with and good for a summer day, but I prefer Bohemia.

tjd112, Feb 01, 2010
Carta Blanca from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
63 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.