Sol - Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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Reviews by kojevergas:
1.81/5 rDev -25.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
Presentation: Clear bottle. I'm always suspicious of the brewer's competency when they allow their brewery to use clear bottles. Given the style, I expect this is one of those tropically marketed beers meant to have a lime added. Often such beers are better with the lime but still shite. No beer should require an additive to be good. I poured this myself into a Hoegaarden pint glass, in low altitude Galway, Ireland.
A: One finger head, very thin, no cream, and of abysmal retention (less than one minute). Clear, low bubble dark yellow colour.
Sm: Clean light barley scent, but with a more complex crisp injection of malt than is typical for the style. Not particularly appealing, but not off-putting.
T: Clean crisp barley with slight cream undertone affects (and yes, 'affects', not 'effects' in this specific context is actually correct grammar). The cream note escalates as the second act enters, culminating in a pleasant punch-through on the climax. It's a rather refreshing effect. Though this beer is by no means complex, it's certainly light and refreshing, a feature consistent with its marketing and intention. Overly sweet throughout. The finish is a sharp upshot of the malted barley features, ending the beer on an unbalanced note. It meets the requirements of its style in a minimal and half-assed fashion, but by no means is this a well built or balanced beer.
Mf: Smooth, light, wet, and refreshing - exactly what the desired demographic of this beer probably wants. There is a sharp coarse finish that doesn't feel matched to the general tone and direction of the beer. Overcarbonated. Poor presence on the palate.
Dr: It's very cheap, and will meet your expectations - which aren't very high. It's a little worse than similar beers like Corona, and doesn't demand a lime, though it would likely be better served with one. I vastly prefer Pacifico in terms of what this beer is trying to do. I wouldn't get this again, but it's drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
05-27-2011 02:16:21 | More by kojevergas
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2.79/5 rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Four Seasons Liquors - Morris, IL
Picked this up for a mop, might as well finish the rest. A straw golden body is clear enough to read through. Lazy carbonation runs up the middle to the fizzy white, finger high head. The head crackles away quickly to nothing but a small, bubbly ring.
Skunky. I don't know if it's from the clear bottle or if they intentionally do the whole Heineken thing but it's certainly reminiscent. Smells a little like hard water, mineral heavy, without much behind it but indistinct, soggy grains. It's not bad or off putting, really, but it is in no way good or particularly appetizing.
The flavor runs along the same lines. Soggy grain, not very crisp, that have gotten skunked in one way or another. The finish is a little more vibrant and the grains clean up a bit but it's simply more of the same. Again, nothing good but a halfway refreshing beer on a day running around outdoors.
The best of Sol is the mouthfeel. Light bodied with a fairly quick moving carbonation. The finish is actually dry and clean which clears away the skunk, leaving no noticeable aftertaste.
Sol isn't all that bad. I'm sure I will have it again in the future as I have in the past. It does what it's brewed for and makes sense in certain situations. I'd reach for this before Corona any day.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2014 00:26:35 | More by joe1510
Sol from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
58 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.