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


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858 Ratings

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Ratings: 858
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 2.43
pDev: 27.57%

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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:
No notes at this time.

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2.33/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date, just a code stamp which I'm not going to bother with. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass with a wedge of lime added to the glass about half way through drinking.

A - Clear transparent typical American adjunct lager gold. Looks exactly the same in a glass as it does in the clear bottle, as you could have probably imagined. Lots of bubble action, virtually no head, just a white foam that fizzles out into nothing within seconds.

S - Sweet corn & grainy malts. Virtually nothing happening here.

T - Wet cardboard water sweetened with some honey. Virtually pretty tasteless with the exception of some honey / corn syrup like sweetness. Extremely light bodied, and nicely balanced. Not very carbonated or bloating at all which is a sigh of relief when compared to the horrible adjunct lagers that are actually brewed in America. Squeezing a damn lime wedge into this thing.

M - Smooth clean refreshing. Not really anything else to say about this.

Overall, a beer that is probably best paired with some Mexican food on a hot summer day. A beer I would probably prefer to drink out of the bottle with a slice of lime rather than in a glass. Crisp and refreshing for those hot days, and with a nice low 4.50% abv you could definitely toss a couple of these back. Possibly a better pick than a Corona Extra, and definitely a better pick than Bud Light Lime or Miller Chill.

Sol ---2.5/5

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 20:54:51 | More by mfnmbvp
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North Carolina

2.74/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Sol is something that I tend to gravitate to when out at a Mexican restaurant or on a very hot day. No, its not the most flavorful selection, but when you add a fat wedge of lime and some picante comida de Mexicana, its damn good. And, you can drink several in a short period of time.

I found a place here in Charlotte that sells the 32 ounce bottles, so I bought a case and whenever I make my famous carne asada, I drink away.

I like it better than Corona, but not as much as Pacifico.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 12:43:32 | More by dvmin98
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2.55/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a snifter

A: Clear gold with a slight white head and decent lacing.

S: Some corn aspects with a slight amount of malts

T: Kinda watery. Light malts with a corny finish.

M: Light to medium with low carbonation.

O: A decent "cut the grass" beer; sessionable, but not exciting.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 20:04:44 | More by brewskifan55
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3.03/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The bottle of Sol i saw had a $1.79 price. Purchased at "Food 4 Less" in Highland Park, CA, USA.

A: This beer looks like gold. This beer has a lot of foam. The foam reminds me of lemon meringue pie.

S: This beer has a grain aroma.

T: Sol has a vague grain taste with a hint of hops.

M: Sol has medium carbonation.

O: An economical beer that is easy to drink.

Sol has a a strong foamy presence. The irony is that Sol has medium carbonation. Sol has the grain and hop presence that can be recognizable. There are not any real strong flavours within Sol. There is no bitterness at all within Sol. I enjoy drinking Sol. I enjoy Sol because the price is right and the beer is easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 17:13:13 | More by xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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2.05/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured a yellow colour and made no head. Presented good carbonation though.
In the aroma corn and rice are predominant. Unfortunately, flavour follows aroma.
It has a rather metalic or oxidized ending which is not very pleaseant. It is a beer to drink very cold, or with some lemon to disguise its flaws.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 00:08:47 | More by FLima
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1.85/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

330ml bottle served in an ordinary glass.

A: Pours a clear and bright yellow color forming a medium bubbled white head. Low retention and few lacing left

S: Sweet. Adjunct malts, mainly corn. Some flowery hops in the very end

T: Sweet upfront, again, lots of corn. Watery as hell. Really weak. Lager yeasts. Bitterness is nonexistent

M: Extremely light and watery body. Faint carbonation. Sweet corn aftertaste

O: Low drinkability. One of the worst "beers" that I've ever had

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 17:53:01 | More by eduardolinhalis
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North Carolina

2.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear light to medium yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger and a half tall bright white head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a couple of small thicker patches and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Very light aromas of grainy adjunct malts with a hint of rice

T: There are light to moderate flavors of grainy and adjunct malts (rice) but without a lot of sweetness. There is a light flavor of grassy hops with impart a slight amount of non-lingering bitterness.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin and watery.

O: Very easy to drink and sessionable, would be a good beer for a cook out on a hot summer day or at the beach. Pairs well with just about any food style as it does not have competing flavors.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 21:44:18 | More by dbrauneis
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New York

2.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of adjunct malts in the nose—rice seems to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but is a little more flavorful and also has a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and isn’t dominated by adjunct malts, although both the aromas and flavors are weak.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 00:54:22 | More by metter98
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New Mexico

2.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A small white head fades into nothing above a clear golden colored beer.

A light aroma of corn syrup and light sweet grain malts.

The taste is more of the light sweet malts with a slight hops coming through.

A slight dry aftertaste with some hops tastes lingering on this watery light bodied beer.

This seems to be a watered down version or other Mexican light lager style beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 20:43:39 | More by LXIXME
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1.99/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 02:04:50 | More by tectactoe
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New Jersey

1.73/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

glassware: Warsteiner pokal...occasion: uncertain at this point...appearance: frothy foam that leavees a trace but thinly so; another clear body, with sparce effervescence.... aroma: thin, pingy scent--as expected...palate: effervescent, thin body that skips the teeth and heads straight for the throat...taste: empty pilsner that doesn't have Tecate's strength or Corona's charm--and that's not saying much...overall: fulfills its duty of quenching and complimenting Mexican food--little other reason to soak up this sun!

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 03:48:13 | More by dacrza1
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2.8/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Had this a a great Mexican restaurant, but they didn't not give me a glass. clear bottle showed me bright yellow with some fizz and after a big swig, a white foamy head. What I expected.

Stuck my nose to the bottle - corny grain and some light vegetal bitter notes. Adjunct all the way baby! But, I didn't hate the nose on this either, which is a plus.

Ok, time to get back down to earth. Food washer 101 here. Corny, light grain, light bitterness, but no sour palate clearing aftertaste (see bud light). SO -- for what it is, it was lacking much, but lacked that element which makes most of us gag.

Fizzy and lighter bodied. What I expected and needed from this beer. Why do other reviews screw these guys on feel? It is exactly what it needs to be.

Considering how downhill this could have gone, not the worst. Uh, NOTHING you'd want a six of, but a single with some decent food, or lawnmower beer -- then ok.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 23:52:42 | More by OtherShoe2
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2.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the brew pours a clear straw gold color with about a half inch white head that doesn't stay around for too long. There's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is sweet and bready malt, and some corn. Taste is the same as the aroma, it's mostly sweet and grainy/bready malt along with some corn/adjuncts. Surprisingly with the clear bottle it's not skunky at all, so I assume this bottle hasn't been sitting around for too long. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's easy to drink and is well carbonated. Picked this up as a single at Andersons, might as well tick it. And this really wasn't too bad at all, worth a try at least once!

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 23:59:12 | More by bluejacket74
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2.83/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Into a pint glass (also had in a pilsener, nothing changed):

A: clear straw yellow body with super light carbonation rising and a half finger white head that quickly dies, no lacing is around the sides of the glass.

S: faint corn and rice, not much else.

T: basically the same.

M: light, watery and great drinkability.

O: too drinkable for me, however, it is an AAL, so, whaddaya say - something I probably won't seek out again, but if I wanted to get wasted quickly after mowing the lawn, gimme some sol.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 21:29:53 | More by BeerKangaroo
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1.45/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

A:The look of the beer is a dark gold almost amberish color. Nice to look at.

S: Skunky wet grass.

T: Tastes like a Corona without being so watered down. Sweet almost citrousy. I do however get a lot more skunk flavor which makes this beer taste pretty gross.

M: Average carbonation with a light watery body. Crisp and clean.

O: It is not too bad, compared to beers in the same style like Corona or Bud, but the only reason to buy this is if you want to look different from the person drinking the Corona or Bud. Much better beers in this style and price range.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 05:17:53 | More by JamesHenjum


2.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 floz. bottle. Lager glass. (From my notes: Bought at “Mexican Week” in a mall. Enjoyed at home). Pale yellow color. Crystal clear bottle & appearance. White froth. Brief & little head. Light maltiness, hints of corn & grain to the nose. Crisp & fizzy upfront. Some hoppiness lingers into a dry bitter, slightly husky, finish. Light body. Moderate to high carbonation. Smooth adjunct palate. Watery texture. Refreshing but don´t forget a lemon wedge inside.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 03:37:25 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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2.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Straw yellow, light carbonation, decent white head that recedes quickly, good lacing.

Smell: Faint, but sweet malt, touch of skunk.

Taste: Sweet malt, metal.

Mouthfeel: Watery, O.K. carbonation.

This would make a good session beer but it's boring and forgetful.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 21:11:03 | More by donmonkey1
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New York

3.95/5  rDev +62.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured out a nice medium pale yellow with two inches of white frothy head. Head dissipates into a foamy film with some mild lacing on the glass. Scent is citrusy grass, the taste is slightly soapy, but crisp; nice on a hot summer day.Better than I expected given the reputation of Mexican brews!

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 21:01:50 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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3.15/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A: Clear, pale gold, with a thin layer of surface foam.

S: Straw, citrus, and a faint floral/perfume note.

T: Very little malt sweetness, it goes straight to grain and corn. Hops bitterness is pretty one-dimensional. There's a reason it's drunk with a wedge of lime (I rated taste as average with the lime; without it, the taste is below average).

M: Crisp, nicely carbonated, and refreshing. This is the only standout feature, and the reason people reach for it on a hot day.

O: Not something to drink on its own just for the taste, but paired with spicy fish tacos on a hot day, it's a reasonable choice. The lime is a must, and since it's the accepted way of serving this beer, it's not really "cheating" in my book (any more than serving lambic at 50-degrees in a fluted glass is cheating -- that's just the way it's generally done).

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 19:54:57 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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2.38/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Got this beer as a summer, hot weather quencher. Just drank it straight from the bottle, because I didn't expect much. Smells of adjunct corn lager with a watery tinge. Pale gold in color. It tastes like a sweeter corona for me, with a bit more carbonation. Hops are there to back up the lackluster taste to some degree. Leaves a coated mouthfeel after a few swigs. All in all a decent beer to cool off with and just enjoy. A change of pace.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 00:10:39 | More by 12stepCornelius
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2.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tastes pretty much like a more carbonated Corona. Bought a few " Beers if Mexico " 12 packs for a party recently and this was one of the beers in that pack. Looks like Corona, Smells like Corona, Tastes like Corona, Except it is somewhat more drinkable I guess. Nobody at the party really preferred it over anything else

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 03:08:06 | More by SometimesIfart
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2.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Served ice cold, poured it into a cold mug. Very, very light and clear. No head to speak of.

S: None whatsoever

T: Super light, very easy drinking. Typical of the style.

M: Lots of carbonation. Very smooth and not bitter.

O: The best way to describe this beer is that it's a more carbonated version of Corona. If the price is right and you're looking for an alternate to Corona this will fit the bill.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 20:45:55 | More by brewsadedotcom
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2.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is pretty watery with aromas of grain and sugar. Taste is pretty much the same and like the smell is watery. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer with no real aromas or flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 00:44:00 | More by UCLABrewN84
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2.35/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours straw color with a white head that dissipates very quickly. Smells of slight lime, but has a general adjunct beer smell. Tastes of adjunct beer with a slight fruity taste, but not really anything. Goes down really smooth, good carbonation, and could be very sessionable. Overall, a below average beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 02:06:03 | More by cyclonece09
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a pale, crystal clear, yellow-gold color with a thin, sparse, white filmy coating on the surface. Aromas of toasted grains, roast corn, and a slight char character. Flavors are watery and light, with a roasty backbone of corn and grains, leading to a slightly filmy, toasty aftertaste. The finish is light and smooth, albeit slightly limp and watered down once again. This brew is nothing if not consistent.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 22:06:44 | More by GarthDanielson
Sol from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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