Sol - Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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Reviews by womencantsail:
2.15/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
A: The beer pours a crystal clear yellow color with a very small white head but some vigorous carbonation bubbles.
S: Smells like corn, a lot of corn, with some toasted grain. Fairly grassy with a mild bitterness. There is a definite "foot" smell to it, and not in a good way (like you sometimes find in lambic).
T: Tastes like sweet corn or perhaps corn syrup. There's some rice in there too, I think. The grain flavor is sort of burnt and quite unpleasant. Surprisingly not skunky considering it was in a clear bottle. It just doesn't taste good, though.
M: The body is light with a medium level of carbonation.
D: Not something I'd really care to have again. Luckily it was free to me, so I can't really complain about the tick too much.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2011 20:42:34 | More by womencantsail
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2.76/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
330 mL bottle from a sixer picked up at TBS; best before June 20 2015. Served well-chilled.
Pours a pale golden-yellow colour, topped with one finger of soapy white head that quickly fizzles itself out. A narrow collar and thin film remain, with some scattered spots of lace. The aroma is bland and fairly nondescript; corny sweetness, pale barley malt and boiled vegetables. At least it's not skunky... but maybe that just means they didn't bother with actual hops.
This is a fairly inoffensive example of the style. Mildly sweet, kind of like a soggy unsalted corn chip, with suggestions of pale barley malts. Thin-bodied and very watery, with moderate carbonation for the style that provides this one with a smooth mouthfeel. Lacks the crispness of many pale lagers, but it also doesn't have any particularly disagreeable flavours to mask, so it's a fair trade-off. As easy to drink as any light beer, and not quite as diluted.
Final Grade: 2.76, a C. Sol is one of the better imported cervezas I have tried, but believe me when I say that this is far from a ringing endorsement. It is fairly bland and corn soda-like, with no especially offensive attributes. This one's main attraction is the relatively low price, but there are domestic Corona knock-offs that manage to beat it in that department. In hot weather this beer will refresh you, but I can think of plenty of other lagers I'd rather be drinking - but to be fair, Corona is not one of them, so you could certainly do worse.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 05:08:13 | More by thehyperduck
Sol from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
58 out of 100 based on 990 ratings.