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

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Ratings: 1,220
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 2.44
pDev: 27.46%
Wants: 10
Gots: 185 | FT: 0
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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

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Ratings: 1,220 | Reviews: 400
Reviews by brewskifan55:
Photo of brewskifan55
2.56/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a snifter

A: Clear gold with a slight white head and decent lacing.

S: Some corn aspects with a slight amount of malts

T: Kinda watery. Light malts with a corny finish.

M: Light to medium with low carbonation.

O: A decent "cut the grass" beer; sessionable, but not exciting.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jonjaciuk3
3.58/5  rDev +46.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Prefer this beer over a corona any day

Photo of RoyalT
1.17/5  rDev -52%
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.

Photo of tectactoe
1.97/5  rDev -19.3%
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.

Photo of BeerDreadz
1.85/5  rDev -24.2%
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.

Photo of Jason
2.43/5  rDev -0.4%
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.

Photo of tigg924
3.23/5  rDev +32.4%
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.

Photo of SkinnyElvis
2.5/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Photo of magictrokini
1.88/5  rDev -23%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours clear yellow with a fizzy yellow head out of the clear bottle. Corn syrup, metal, and skunk all over the taste and aroma. Stick the lime in and pretend its a Corona, because that's pretty much what this is, even down to the clear glass bottle with the painted label.

Photo of ChadwickHines
2.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Better than corrona

Photo of Franziskaner
2.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Pale straw golden colored with a half inch of white head that faded quickly. Excellent clarity. Brussels lacing. Aroma is of corn and a faint trace of bittering hops. The body is very light and highly quaffable. I get a blend of corn,light malt and a bit of hops in the front of the palate. The taste rapidly disappears. There's no real aftertaste. This a hot weather brew.

Photo of dogfishandi
1.99/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz can at fridge temp poured into a pint glass.

Clear light yellow golden color, the slightest bit of weird stringy sediment. White head settles to a thin retentive layer, no real lace.

Not much aroma. Sweet corny grain and just a hint of mineral water.

Buttery corny grain, just a hint of mineral water. Bland.

Smooth slightly bitey high carbonation. Watery light mouthfeel.

Pretty much like most adjunct lagers, nothing going on. AVOID!

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.26/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of July 2011. I've always like the stylised art on the label of this beer.

Poured into a pint glass. A straw yellow colour with strong carbonation. A small foamy white head that subsides quickly but leaves a decent surface covering. Smells of light malt and corn, with a whiff of something else like solvent. Not a great aroma.

The taste is weak - again some very light malt and corn flavours. Nothing that could really be described as bitterness. Faint undertones of grain and an off-flavour (fermentation by-product?). Mouthfeel is thin and watery; leaves only a slight grainy aftertaste.

An insubstantial lager. Bland - nothing to grab your attention. Most of the past occasions where I've consumed this beer have involved adding a lime to the bottle; this improves it greatly but a requirement for fruit is hardly an endorsement. Probably quite refreshing in a hot climate, but there are plenty of other beers out there. Avoid.

Photo of takusan1000
2.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Citrus, with strong adjunct flavors. Watered down, beery lemonade. Taste isn't bad to me. It looks like pisswater and smells too. It makes a whole lot of sense to me to drink this on a summer day in Mexico. Better than most Mexican lagers like Corona, especially.

Photo of Jnemmanuel28
5/5  rDev +104.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great taste, attractive design. One of oldest Mexican beer full of history and tradition from German founders. Full of tsar and refreshing, most of people in USA like to introduce a lime in the bottle, not necessary at all. perfect companion for beef, strongly recommended.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.84/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Super thin weak appearance, white head of the smallest dimension. Clear bottle. Aroma was that of water and corn.

Rough texture to the beer, gritty, corn husky, alcohol too evident for such a weak beer all around. Vegetables cookin' on the grill. Why is this stuff $7 a 6er? Garbage dude.

Photo of rastaman
1.2/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A beer with zero flavour, and very similiar to Corona, i suppose i'd drink it if i was in Mexico, but why bother when at home with abigger selection?

Photo of LXIXME
2.41/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A small white head fades into nothing above a clear golden colored beer.

A light aroma of corn syrup and light sweet grain malts.

The taste is more of the light sweet malts with a slight hops coming through.

A slight dry aftertaste with some hops tastes lingering on this watery light bodied beer.

This seems to be a watered down version or other Mexican light lager style beers.

Photo of Brenden
2.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

There's lots of clarity in this pale yellow-gold brew. The head ends up being simply a ring of foam along the edges. It does leave some spotting, and at least that ring stays for the duration.
Fruity fusel and husky corn notes are strongest along with graininess.
This beer may be trying to out-adjunct the other adjunct lagers. Stale, mustly, corny and mildly metallic, there's actually a smidgen of hops bitterness...which turns the finish sour.
This beer is moderately carbonated. An effort is almost made for crispness, but it dies off. It might be a little smooth...at least it's clean. It could be slick, after all.

Photo of biboergosum
2.41/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml clear as day bottle. I recall dropping a buck a pop for this stuff at a wedding in Chicago many years ago, because I didn't want to drink Bud. Sigh.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden straw colour, with two fingers of puffy, and thinly foamy bone-white head, which leaves a few random swaths of inkblot lace around the glass as it steadily settles.

It smells of stale creamed corn, overcooked vegetables, a slight pithy graininess, and a certain weedy skank. The taste is sweet, glutenous corn mash, a touch of wet cornbread and the box it may have come in, a bit of stinky weedy hops, and some weirdly out of place metallic, acetone-adjacent alcohol.

The carbonation is quite low and hard to pin down at times, the body on the light side weight-wise, and quite airy in its thin wispiness, with a certain grating, cloying edge. It finishes sweet and corny, and nothin' but, yet otherwise clean, in the manner of strained corn water.

As far as this particular soulless corner of beerdom is concerned, Sol is a passable enough member - nothing all that skunky, once past the nose, which is surprising, given the serving vessel. A plain and innocuous adjunct lager, and, relatively speaking, drinkable enough in certain common situations, where the weather and/or beer selection conspire against you, and perhaps the food is spicy enough for one not to care.

Photo of mdaschaf
2.36/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Straw yellow color, a small head formed and a little bit of lacing developed as well.

S: Weak corn, malt, and a slight funk

T: More of the corn and some malt. Has a slightly a dry finish.

M/D: Light and very thin, sort of refreshing I guess. It is a less commercialized version of Corona, but a little better. Always served with a lime, which speaks to how great it is. Could do worse, but not hard to do better.

Photo of dacrza1
1.73/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

glassware: Warsteiner pokal...occasion: uncertain at this point...appearance: frothy foam that leavees a trace but thinly so; another clear body, with sparce effervescence.... aroma: thin, pingy scent--as expected...palate: effervescent, thin body that skips the teeth and heads straight for the throat...taste: empty pilsner that doesn't have Tecate's strength or Corona's charm--and that's not saying much...overall: fulfills its duty of quenching and complimenting Mexican food--little other reason to soak up this sun!

Photo of yael6666
1.61/5  rDev -34%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Pale yellow... reminds me off piss, few quick bubbles, and no foam.

S:It smells like a good beer heated and chilled for many times, the coin smell i call it, you can smell at least the corn, and hops of lime.

T. Barley noticable, you don´t get the corn or the malt just a bitter average american macro lager taste... nothing to say.

M.Good carbonation for the people who wants to get wasted in the beach... it´s so lihgt that you can drink 15 beers.. (but you have to be drunk to handle it)

D. This feature is probably the best of this beer... due to it´s light flavor and it´s low carbonation it´s easy to drink when you want just to cool yourself on the beach.

Im mexican... i like some mexican beers (artesanal mostly).
The foreign visitors think that this beer´s the best mexican beer... i want them to taste some others (Bohemia -best commercial mexican beer-) Minerva (stout, viena) Tempus (artesanal mexican beers)

Please dont think of sol when you think of mexican beers
PROST

Photo of king75
2.43/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This is just another generic gold colored beer like Budweiser or Coors.

Looks like a watered down lager.

Smells like corn, with a little bit of wheat.

Taste like the hops ran through it. Does nothing to impress, just way to generic of a beer in taste and feel.

Could easily drink a lot of this beer, but why would you want too?

Photo of pmcadamis
1.73/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

I bought a bottle of this for $2 from a little Mexican lady hawking beer and water from a cart while I was waiting for my fiance to finish looking at all the worthless crap in the markets of Cozumel.

A - Perfectly clear bright dandelion gold lager with a total lack of head and lace. Doesn't really look like beer, but I do like the color.

S - Macro lager adjuncts with some citrus funk....smells like Corona with the lime already added.

T - Relitvely tasteless and transparent. Nothing offensive here, but it's just really bland and generic. It's very lightly fruity with some ricey adjuncts.

M - Light bodied, extremely carbonated, watery, and thirst quenching.

D - This is really boring stuff. Weak nose and very little flavor. This might be a good choice for someone on vacation who wants to lay out on the beach with an authentic Mexican brew, but doesn't normally drink beer. It does kill the heat though...so I wouldn't turn one down whilst basking in the Caribbean sun.

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Sol from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
59 out of 100 based on 1,220 ratings.