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

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58
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1,075 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,075
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 2.43
pDev: 27.98%
Wants: 8
Gots: 78 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-18-2002)
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Photo of Jnemmanuel28
5/5  rDev +105.8%
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.

Jnemmanuel28, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Kruga
5/5  rDev +105.8%

Kruga, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of IvanJ126
5/5  rDev +105.8%

IvanJ126, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of jdpphotography
5/5  rDev +105.8%

jdpphotography, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of Randygroves
4.8/5  rDev +97.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yes this is a real Mexican beer!!! That's the way it should be judged. If you are a fan of those grapefruit beers dont try to describe what a good Mexican beer is. If I was used to drinking a sour bitter IPA I wouldnt like this beer either.

I first had one on a bus ride in Mexico where they had a full cooler for the bus ride to pyrimids on the beach (Tulum). The whole time I was checking out the pyrimids I kept thinking back about greeting back on the bus for some more.

That was in 1987. Found it at ABC while picking up a variety of pumpkin ales. Still has the same taste as 27 years ago!
Taste- Like syrup is to pancakes this beer is to your tounge!

Having a hot day mowing the lawn or working in the yard? Live in Florida? This is the beer for you!!!

Grade beers for purpose. Not for preference...

Randygroves, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of WesternKansasMike
4.75/5  rDev +95.5%

WesternKansasMike, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of beerrat
4.75/5  rDev +95.5%

beerrat, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of BoSox5902
4.6/5  rDev +89.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

a great mexican beer, not as good as tecate, but way better than the overrated corona. this beer is very refreshing and is good with lime and salt on a hot day. they finally started selling it by my house, its a little pricey for a six pack, but a 32oz caguama is cheaper than a 24oz of corona

BoSox5902, Jul 24, 2008
Photo of Hophead21
4.5/5  rDev +85.2%

Hophead21, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of MeCan
4.4/5  rDev +81.1%

MeCan, Friday at 03:45 PM
Photo of IrishTank
4.25/5  rDev +74.9%

IrishTank, May 23, 2014
Photo of Richie23
4.25/5  rDev +74.9%

Richie23, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of shadish
4.12/5  rDev +69.5%

shadish, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.05/5  rDev +66.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a pale honey yellow with a slight tint of mossy green. The huge bleach white head fell to absolutely nothing in no time.

Smells of light biscuits and honey with a crisp lemon dryness.

Tasted initially of tingly bitter hops that was amplified by the carbonation but then revealed a light pasty bread dough and sweet corn bread that was pleasantly sweet in the finish.

The mouth feel was light and slightly sticky with an easy but prominent carbonation.

I could see myself drinking a lot of these if I needed to. Seriously, in a blind taste test, I’d bet you would have trouble guessing that this was made in Mexico. I must say, I was impressed by this beer.

DarkerTheBetter, May 06, 2006
Photo of semihobo
4.05/5  rDev +66.7%
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.

semihobo, Jun 11, 2008
Photo of PGJ
4.04/5  rDev +66.3%

PGJ, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of markallmon
4/5  rDev +64.6%

markallmon, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of PBelt71
4/5  rDev +64.6%

PBelt71, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Chandler_R
4/5  rDev +64.6%

Chandler_R, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of ryanbayv
4/5  rDev +64.6%

ryanbayv, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +64.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thankfully, this sample was not skunked (poured from a clear glass bottle). Sol has a thin, white head, a very clear golden appearance, and a surprisingly low carbonation level. Aroma is of some sort of vegetable matter, which I suppose is the barley malt. The taste is mild, and has a lightly roasted barley flavor, with a dash of hop spice underneath. Mouth-feel is light and watery, and Sol finishes rather crisp and refreshing. This should go well with corn chips, salsa, and guacamole. Even with the unusual (not bad) aroma, I must say that I did like it and rate it higher than I expected. I would definitely have this again.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Sep 06, 2010
Photo of turtlemead
4/5  rDev +64.6%

turtlemead, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of CervezaMesa
4/5  rDev +64.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Obviously not alot of people like this beer! To bad for your high maintnance palets towards beer. In Chicago we really enjoy this beer. Must be an Illinois thing.

Love at first sight for me! Not the best beer in the world but goes down like cold juice on a hot summer day! From where I come from we drink this beer with a lemon and it actually boosts the taste. You can't find a lot of info on this stuff, but all my buddies love this beer! We start to drink this when the first day of summer hits in June, i am from Chicago IL and everyone appreciates it when it gets comfortably hot and we can open a bottle of Sol w/ a fresh lemon on top!

Try it again guys in the summer, that's how i fell in love!

CervezaMesa, Jun 28, 2009
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4/5  rDev +64.6%

ZenAgnostic, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of MasterOfArgos39
4/5  rDev +64.6%

MasterOfArgos39, Jul 03, 2014
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Sol from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
58 out of 100 based on 1,075 ratings.