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Sol - Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.

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BA SCORE
61
poor

370 Reviews
THE BROS
58
awful

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Reviews: 370
Hads: 1,240
rAvg: 2.52
pDev: 24.6%
Wants: 10
Gots: 207 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-18-2002

No notes at this time.
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Reviews by Shadman:
Photo of Shadman
1.93/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Fairly light in color, but then again it's replacing the water you're not supposed to drink, right? Head was smallish, but for a macro showed good retention, proabably due to the thousands of small carbonation bubble present. Laces nice as well.

metallic graininess is the prevalent aroma. Was shocked to my socks that it wasn't skunky aka Corona given the clear glass bottle & 4000 km of travel, etc.

Very faint grainy malt and an almost instant blast of metallic ack following that. A malty, destrose- like aftertaste clung to my the top of my palate as firmly as a sea lamprey on a great lakes Salmon.

If a beer could taste watery, thin, AND oily at the same time then this is it.

I guess if you are attempting not to drink the water and you're in Mexico and it's 47 C with the humidity, then this is a beer you'll be reaching for. (840 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jonjaciuk3
3.58/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Prefer this beer over a corona any day (38 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
1.17/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance – Yellow body with a tinge of orange. No cabeza on this cervesa.

Smell – The only scent I can pick up from the glass is creamed corn in a can.

Taste – Caramba! This can’t be good. It tastes like someone rolled a skunk in corn batter and somehow crammed the poor little guy into a bottle. There’s some sweetness in there, but I think that’s just my gums bleeding.

Mouthfeel – There’s some faint Alka-seltzer type of carbonation in there, but otherwise it’s pretty dead.

Drinkability – Forget the lime, you’re gonna have to plop a watermelon in the glass to cover up this taste.

Comments – This is one bad beer. The Sol has set. (664 characters)

Photo of tectactoe
1.97/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Not sure why I'm having this one, I already have a feeling I know what the outcome will be. The clear bottle shows the pale straw color right away, may be just one golden shade darker than a Corona. Poured into a glass, the head is the fizziest, whitest cap I've seen and it disappears in record time. The nose... well, where the hell is it? Most adjunct lagers have virtually no notable aroma to them and this one follows suit closely. Some mild corns, grains, metallic tinges, and some skunky, sulfuric smells. Not very pleasing, and not much of anything at all. Again, the taste is more of the same - lots of carbonation snap for a crisp taste, but there really isn't much of a taste. Dry grains, corn, and while the bitterness is low, it enters in a very astringent manner. No actual floral or hop flavor aside from that slight bitter bite. Just a touch more flavor than a Corona, I'd say. But now we're splitting hairs. Thin body, dry finish, heavily carbonated.

Eh, a slight step up from Corona, but we're talking very slight. In the future I'd probably pass this up for a water, it's just not really worth it. (1,117 characters)

Photo of tohe9384
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of tbryan5
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of SkiBum22
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mediumrare
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of markallmon
4/5  rDev +58.7%

Photo of Drunkenass
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of beaversfan12
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of BeerDreadz
1.85/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12onz clear bottle

Appearance: pale yellow color with some white bubbles on top.

Smell : corn and veggies

Taste : There's a lot of corn in this one, veggies, grains ,there's no notable present of hops.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability : Very dry beer, you would look for some water around after having a couple, cheap beer and really average. (338 characters)

Photo of chip26
1.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of TTripp725
1.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of ValpoExpo
3.25/5  rDev +29%

Photo of Loganpatrick503
2.75/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of Beerswag
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of petewheeler
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Jason
2.43/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz clear glass long neck bottle with a silk-screened label with no freshness date. Pale yellow colour, very clear. The white lace sticks and stays a bit but not long enough.

Big corn grit aroma with faint fusel alcohols.

Big bitty mouth feel from a flat out dominant corn grit and grain husk flavour. Hop bitterness rides this and actually intensifies it in the middle for an astringently bittern flavour. Dry and grainy finish.

Just like Corona, needs a lime … any beer that needs a lime is not worth drinking.A sub-premium lager. (544 characters)

Photo of tigg924
3.23/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Taste is light grain and wheat with a touch of lemon. I would never rush out and purchase this beer as it is slightly above its competitors in the adjunct lager style. That said, I think this is infinitely more drinkable than Corona and several other Caribbean adjunct lagers. If I was not rating to style, this would come closer to a 2. (339 characters)

Photo of locckdown
1/5  rDev -60.3%

Photo of Andrew_Rios122
3.75/5  rDev +48.8%

Photo of olradetbalder
1.25/5  rDev -50.4%

Photo of SkinnyElvis
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

"Thanks" to bort for giving me this brew as my ugly in the Good, Bad, and Ugly BIF. Pours the color of urine with a thin head. Not much smell except maybe corn. Does not have much taste at all which is better than a kick in the balls bad taste. Mouthfeel is OK & it is drinkable in the same sense as water. I was afraid this would be a lot worse. Not a drain pour but not something you would choose to drink. (408 characters)

Photo of Cavanaghty
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Sol from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
61 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.