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

Not Rated.

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1,148 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,148
Reviews: 371
rAvg: 2.43
pDev: 27.98%
Wants: 9
Gots: 125 | 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: BeerAdvocate on 02-18-2002

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Reviews by semihobo:
Photo of semihobo
4.04/5  rDev +66.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got it from a closed cardboard case so it should be unskunked. No freshness date. Busted it out shortly after biking home in the summer heat... if there was ever a time for a Sol, it's now.

Clear, pale yellow body, one-bubble-thick head, large bubbles rising lazily. Head retention is lousy but there are some curtains of lace (!!) clinging to the sides of the glass halfway through.

Smells of corn, a little grassy. Some rice. Clean smell.

Very, very clean taste. Not much there, but hey, that's the aim of the style. A grainy start, a slight grassy/metallic hop note, and then it glides into a "clear" finish that is totally devoid of taste, while cold. Definite sour note as it warms -- keep this bad boy chilled.

Mouthfeel is light, just like water. Not as bubbly as La Croix, otherwise pretty similar.

Drinkability is excellent, I could go to town on case of cold Sol. Dinged only for cost and availability. Sol would be the college party beer of choice if sold for $10/30pack like Key Light.

I feel dirty giving this such high marks but hey, it's not trying to be an IPA. It is definitely, definitely better than the majority of macro lagers out there. Within the style, a surprisingly good brew.

More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
1.17/5  rDev -51.9%
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 -18.9%
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 tohe9384
2.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of tbryan5
2.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of SkiBum22
2.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mediumrare
2.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of markallmon
4/5  rDev +64.6%

Photo of Drunkenass
2.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of beaversfan12
2.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BeerDreadz
1.85/5  rDev -23.9%
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 chip26
1.5/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of TTripp725
1.5/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of ValpoExpo
3.25/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of Loganpatrick503
2.75/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of Beerswag
2.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of petewheeler
2.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Jason
2.43/5  rDev 0%
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 locckdown
1/5  rDev -58.8%

Photo of Andrew_Rios122
3.75/5  rDev +54.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
1.25/5  rDev -48.6%

Photo of SkinnyElvis
2.5/5  rDev +2.9%
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 Cavanaghty
2.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of magictrokini
1.88/5  rDev -22.6%
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 dankjohn
3.75/5  rDev +54.3%

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Sol from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
58 out of 100 based on 1,148 ratings.