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

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58
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1,031 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,031
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 2.43
pDev: 27.98%
Wants: 7
Gots: 58 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-18-2002)
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Jnemmanuel28

Maine

5/5  rDev +105.8%

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.

08-03-2014 01:18:13 | More by Jnemmanuel28
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Kruga


5/5  rDev +105.8%

12-05-2012 22:55:09 | More by Kruga
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IvanJ126

Texas

5/5  rDev +105.8%

08-20-2014 20:24:38 | More by IvanJ126
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jdpphotography

Ohio

5/5  rDev +105.8%

12-02-2011 06:00:04 | More by jdpphotography
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Randygroves

Florida

4.8/5  rDev +97.5%

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...

10-04-2013 18:56:59 | More by Randygroves
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WesternKansasMike

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +95.5%

07-05-2014 23:06:46 | More by WesternKansasMike
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beerrat

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +95.5%

11-30-2013 04:00:26 | More by beerrat
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BoSox5902

Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +89.3%

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

07-24-2008 01:33:51 | More by BoSox5902
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Hophead21

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +85.2%

10-08-2013 00:33:13 | More by Hophead21
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IrishTank

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +74.9%

05-23-2014 19:57:25 | More by IrishTank
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Richie23


4.25/5  rDev +74.9%

04-14-2012 19:15:49 | More by Richie23
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DarkerTheBetter

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +66.7%

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.

05-06-2006 02:40:14 | More by DarkerTheBetter
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semihobo

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +66.7%

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.

06-11-2008 02:26:09 | More by semihobo
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PGJ


4.04/5  rDev +66.3%

08-26-2014 03:33:58 | More by PGJ
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markallmon

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +64.6%

02-03-2013 22:21:26 | More by markallmon
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PBelt71

Florida

4/5  rDev +64.6%

08-17-2013 04:32:44 | More by PBelt71
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Chandler_R

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +64.6%

12-27-2013 07:27:10 | More by Chandler_R
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ryanbayv

Ohio

4/5  rDev +64.6%

06-02-2013 00:37:24 | More by ryanbayv
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +64.6%

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

09-06-2010 15:31:33 | More by RonaldTheriot
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turtlemead


4/5  rDev +64.6%

06-02-2012 05:47:59 | More by turtlemead
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CervezaMesa

Illinois

4/5  rDev +64.6%

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!

06-28-2009 17:55:53 | More by CervezaMesa
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

4/5  rDev +64.6%

11-18-2011 04:13:39 | More by ZenAgnostic
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MasterOfArgos39

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +64.6%

07-03-2014 04:16:40 | More by MasterOfArgos39
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Honeycutt

Delaware

4/5  rDev +64.6%

10-13-2012 03:10:37 | More by Honeycutt
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OKShylock

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +64.6%

07-22-2014 17:31:51 | More by OKShylock
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Sol from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
58 out of 100 based on 1,031 ratings.