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

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.

1,221 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,221
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 2.44
pDev: 27.46%
Wants: 10
Gots: 187 | 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

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (38) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Sol Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,221 | Reviews: 400
Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
2.26/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

I ordered Sol directly after the Modelo Especial. So this lager tasted like a watered down Miller Lite (yes, you heard me correctly -- watered down-- and that's saying something, given how watered down Miller Lite is). There was no body or carbonation to speak of and the taste was... well, there wasn't much taste. I learned my lesson here. I will not be revisiting this one.

Photo of tobybul
3.99/5  rDev +63.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very light tasting Mexican beer. I squeeze a wedge of lime in to it. My days of strong tasting beer are few and far between. Good alternative to Dos XXX.

Photo of UpperGI
1.81/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer is Downright enjoyable when it is ice cold and you are on the beach in Mexico. Any other time I would take a pass

Photo of Gatch
2.95/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Regardless of the qualities of this brew, I'll never turn down a Sol!

Photo of HoppyBastard
2.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there was no date on the bottle that I could find.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear pale yellow color with less than one-finger white head that dissipated almost completely in less than a minute, medium carbonation, there was a small amount of lacing.

SMELL: corn and faint lime, that's all I got.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, corn and faint lime, there is very little malt sweetness and very mild hops, kind of watery.

PALATE: medium carbonation, light body.

OVERALL: this is a lawnmower beer, nothing more, I would not willingly seek this out again unless there were no other options available.

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.3/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Better tasting than I expected. Nothing to look at, more like yellow water. No smell, but for some reason that was not a bad thing. Feel is watery. But overall, I did not mind drinking it.

Photo of thebigredone
3/5  rDev +23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Of the three beers we had at our resort, Dos Equis, Corona Light, and Sol - I definitely enjoyed Sol the most. Excellent for pool/ocean side drinking, especially with a lime.

Photo of WckdVbz
1/5  rDev -59%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is not any different than Corona. Maybe even worse.

Photo of kevofficiel
2.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

Sol béer importada.

The look of it: very very light. Golden color, lots of carbonation

The smell of it. Not very impressed by the smell. I will say more like a corny watery smell. Not very pleasant.

The taste of it: let's say it's watery with a very bad feeling at the end. U can taste a bit of cornyness to it but most it is water. Feels like a 2% ABV. The feeling after you drink that beer is horrible. Feels like a chemical beer.

So overall would I recommend it ? F*** No ! Even if a friend give it to u for your birthday, but that directly I'm the garbage

Photo of Beer-Revelry
1.4/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Dosen't even satisfy that rare urge for a cheap mexican beer. Just plain bad, no redeeming factors for me.

Photo of 302BeerGuy
3.16/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Mexican Shit !!! "South of the Border" High Life !!!

Photo of bauerodb
3.01/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Refreshing on a hot summer day

Photo of markcarriedo
3.03/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It tastes better then corona

Photo of smb
1.64/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

I once saw this listed as the best mexican beer you can buy... wonder what they were smoking... lol

Photo of CalgaryFMC
2.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I just sampled a great many beers in Mexico, most mediocre at best, although I will endeavor to provide a focus on any differences I was able to discern and will also attempt some degree of objectivity. This one is actually harder to find than Corona and Pacifico, at least in Cabo San Lucas and surrounding area. Finally snagged one at an American burger joint. A pale yellow, maybe just a hair darker than Corona, with obvious effervescent fizz but no true head of which to speak. Aroma is the expected meld of creamed corn, skunk, rank grass, and ever so subtle citrus fruit notes. Little in the way of aroma per se, though. Again, just a hair more flavor than Corona but a near clone thereof, less corn and perhaps more of a citrus and grape candy note. In other words, slightly more mainstream lager "character". Does not improve as it warms, needless to say. Nil hop aroma or flavor but plenty of skunk in this here example. Far too fizzy, which serves to mask the few flavor elements present. Not great. Not worth a serious tasting session.

Photo of ShanePB
1.73/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Not the worst Mexican AAL I've tasted, but pretty bad even with a lime in it.

Photo of Andrewziggy
2.07/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Yea not the worst I've had

Photo of BcCraft710
2.73/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Requires a lime to enjoy :)

Photo of nelsonsaigon
1/5  rDev -59%

Experienced in : Singapore
Appealing to me : ???
Less appealing to me : everything

I will not drink this beer again.

Photo of Grupatre
1.5/5  rDev -38.5%

Smells like piss.

Photo of ChadwickHines
2.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Better than corrona

Photo of fishmanpa
1/5  rDev -59%

This Mexican beer poured nicely with a clear yellow color, 1 finger head and decent lacing. Looked pretty good! The aroma reminded me of a back road along a farm that had recently been fertilized. Add to that a dead skunk and it sums it up nicely. The taste? This is just one nasty beer! Let’s put it this way. An ice cold Rolling Rock is a glorious thing on a hot summer day. A piss warm Rolling Rock is well like… piss. This beer, even served ice cold makes me prefer a warm Rolling Rock! It was actually difficult to finish! A drain pourer for sure and not worthy of even beer batter for frying. 4.5%ABV

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.74/5  rDev +53.3%

Serving style : 12 oz bottle poured into typical lager beer glass.

Appearance (4.25) : A hard center pour yields a fluffy, tight knit 2 fingered head that laces the sides and actually holds up quite well. Was not expecting that. The body is pale straw with excellent clarity and full transparency. Rings and rings of beautiful lacing follow the path downward. 4.25, I don't give those out easy.

Aroma (3.5) : Creamed corn, adjunct, and malt. Upon heavy inhalation there's crisp hay/grass and a little lemon. A very fresh smelling lager with no off-smells.

Taste (3.75) : Flavorful, biting, with quiet hints of creamed corn, nuttiness, straw, and faint hop. The beer just drinks. I had a piece of fried chicken a moment ago so that might help this beer a bit (I know, I know...greasy palate, it's a no-no, but lets be real it's a lager). The finish is corn malt and tiny hop. The burps are bubbly and pleasant. This is about on par with Modelo Especial, maybe better. I like it.

Mouthfeel (3) : Carbonated, light bodied, ends watery and dryly crisp.

Overall (3.74) : Why the hate for this beer? I can slam a beer just as easily as the next guy, but I have a hard time dogging this one. It's a cool, crisp, creamy Mexican lager that fits the bill - especially after KFC.

Edit : upon review of other write-ups from BA'ers, perhaps Sol changed their formula and its now great? My sample had a great head with rings of lacing, good crisp flavor and no skunk. Hm.

Photo of nicholas2121
3.7/5  rDev +51.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sol brewed by Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. with an ABV of 4.5% This brew pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. Smells rich grains and corn. There is some skunkiness to this brew. The skunkness is not to overpowering in this brew. The taste is sweet with some grains. This brew has a light body to it. There is not a lot to this brew but it is good. Sol goes down smooth with no bad after taste. The mouthfeel is nice and clean. Overall I'm giving this brew 4 out 5. I would buy this brew again. I'm reviewing the bottle version of this brew but it is better in a can. If you are going to get this brew get in a can.

Photo of denisconrado
1.5/5  rDev -38.5%

Looks like a soda and corn barley slightly bitter... Fill your belly but does not cause anything... But taste is taste...

Sol from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
59 out of 100 based on 1,221 ratings.