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

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1,054 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,054
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 2.43
pDev: 27.98%
Wants: 8
Gots: 67 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.43/5  rDev 0%

330ml clear as day bottle. I recall dropping a buck a pop for this stuff at a wedding in Chicago many years ago, because I didn't want to drink Bud. Sigh.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden straw colour, with two fingers of puffy, and thinly foamy bone-white head, which leaves a few random swaths of inkblot lace around the glass as it steadily settles.

It smells of stale creamed corn, overcooked vegetables, a slight pithy graininess, and a certain weedy skank. The taste is sweet, glutenous corn mash, a touch of wet cornbread and the box it may have come in, a bit of stinky weedy hops, and some weirdly out of place metallic, acetone-adjacent alcohol.

The carbonation is quite low and hard to pin down at times, the body on the light side weight-wise, and quite airy in its thin wispiness, with a certain grating, cloying edge. It finishes sweet and corny, and nothin' but, yet otherwise clean, in the manner of strained corn water.

As far as this particular soulless corner of beerdom is concerned, Sol is a passable enough member - nothing all that skunky, once past the nose, which is surprising, given the serving vessel. A plain and innocuous adjunct lager, and, relatively speaking, drinkable enough in certain common situations, where the weather and/or beer selection conspire against you, and perhaps the food is spicy enough for one not to care.

biboergosum, Dec 22, 2010
Photo of LacquerHead
2.53/5  rDev +4.1%

I poured this from a 32oz-er into a pint glass. It was very bubbly.

It smelled like any other adjunct lager only much more faint...oh, and no skunkiness like a Corona!

Like the aroma the taste was similar to all the other adjunct lagers. For me, what made this distinctive was its light crisp taste. This one is on the lighter side of the swill flavor. It had most of the adjunct characteristics - the grainy corn flavor, little hops, etc. However, I didn't find anything too offensive about this. It didn't leave much of an aftertaste, mainly because there wasn't much taste to begin with.

I guess in order to be offended a beer would have to have something to it. Therefore, due to the lack of strong characteristics this beer falls short of offensive. It's barely on the radar - basically it's an unobtrusive little amigo. I feel kinda sorry for it.

LacquerHead, Dec 02, 2010
Photo of Thorpe429
1.4/5  rDev -42.4%

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a pint glass. The pour brings a yellow colored body with a very thin white head of large bubbles that disappears nearly as quickly as it forms, kind of like a soda. Nose is light grain and some adjuncts. The taste is just gross. It's kind of like Corona, but perhaps worse. Light grain with some bitter husks. Very light body. Lots and lots of carbonation. Again, not good. If that's all some place has, I'll have a water. Same taste, less filling, to paraphrase what some might say.

Thorpe429, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of Nerudamann
2.83/5  rDev +16.5%

Look - Very clear and straw-like in color. Very little foam, which dissipated quickly as well. Good carbonation.

Smell - Quite faint smell of hops, but outside of that there's almost no smell at all.

Taste - Not a whole lot to the taste, but what's there is a hoppiness which lacks in bitterness. Lack of bitterness could be due to the use of cereal grains. Texture is surprisingly more toward the creamy side. I was expecting it to be very very light and watery.

Drinkability - Can't say it's a bad brew because I can't really taste anything. But that being said it's kind of boring. Otherwise alright.

Nerudamann, Nov 09, 2010
Photo of rfgetz
2.1/5  rDev -13.6%

Pours an extremely pale straw color with active carbonation, no head. Scent is pale cooked corn and light malt. Taste brings the same qualities as scent. Body is light and watery. Similar to Corona with slightly more adjunct flavors and even more watery.

rfgetz, Nov 08, 2010
Photo of mdaschaf
2.35/5  rDev -3.3%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Straw yellow color, a small head formed and a little bit of lacing developed as well.

S: Weak corn, malt, and a slight funk

T: More of the corn and some malt. Has a slightly a dry finish.

M/D: Light and very thin, sort of refreshing I guess. It is a less commercialized version of Corona, but a little better. Always served with a lime, which speaks to how great it is. Could do worse, but not hard to do better.

mdaschaf, Oct 01, 2010
Photo of OneDropSoup
2.15/5  rDev -11.5%

A buddy of mine left this at my place after a poker game.

Poured into a pilsner: Clear, golden straw body with a few strands of nucleation under what used to be a two finger head but has dropped to a thin, foamy covering & collar, leaving some lacing around the crown.

Sugary, a little like raw bread dough with a slightly sour smell. Buttery, maybe?

Taste starts off decent enough, with some of the same notes present in the smell. Quickly deteriorates into tap water with chlorine. Yep, like someone dumped a lager into a swimming pool.

Thin, a little sugary again, but with a kind of mineral or even metallic feel to it, like after you've sucked on a penny. Hmmm.

Goes from boring to crappy. This is one to end the night with, after you've drank the good stuff and there's not much taste left in your mouth. If you go back for more, I'm going to assume you're already hammered.

OneDropSoup, Sep 21, 2010
Photo of jikvig
1.88/5  rDev -22.6%

Half bad aromas of malt, not healty fruittones on the nose at all.

Light, both in taste and body. Bad and unplesant foam. Short aftertaste, that taste like nothing.

I have no idea why I bought this beer....
But I will not do that mistake again! Ever!

jikvig, Sep 09, 2010
Photo of RonaldTheriot
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.


RonaldTheriot, Sep 06, 2010
Photo of mikesgroove
1.88/5  rDev -22.6%

So this I have no excuse for other then trying to knock out the bottom of the barrel list as quick as possible. A short trip to the store revealed most of these sitting there, rip for the taking. Decided to try a few last night and just go with it. Served cold and right from the bottle, this was consumed on 08/11/2010.

Same pale golden pour I have come to expect from everything this lovely evening. A small head of white caps the top, but it quickly settles down into a thin film that barely clings to the sides of the glass. Aroma is corn, grain, hints of light musky and moldy bread. Nothing really to write home about for sure. Crisp, clean taste is barely a taste at all, maybe some light grains, touches of bready notes and a hint of something light in the back, maybe light grasses and a small touch of bread.

Overall another macro lager that just is what it is. It has a place for everyone, just not in my fridge, not again.

mikesgroove, Aug 13, 2010
Photo of king75
2.45/5  rDev +0.8%

This is just another generic gold colored beer like Budweiser or Coors.

Looks like a watered down lager.

Smells like corn, with a little bit of wheat.

Taste like the hops ran through it. Does nothing to impress, just way to generic of a beer in taste and feel.

Could easily drink a lot of this beer, but why would you want too?

king75, Aug 12, 2010
Photo of jsprain1
2.58/5  rDev +6.2%

A- pale golden. it merits some points for the bit of lacing it accumulated.
S- Smell is of corn cob and that's about it. hard to distinguish.
T- A bit of corn and just a bit of generic hop flavor. but that hop flavor is more than most adjuncts can say.
M- sweet, thin, finishes dry. but generally too thin.
D- Not that great of a beer. Very average mexican lager.

jsprain1, Jul 04, 2010
Photo of Evil_Pidde
1.65/5  rDev -32.1%

Clear long-necked 33 cl bottle with a label in white and golden with a rising sun in gold. Looks kind of nice.

A: Pours pale golden with a really large white fluffy airy head that sinks quickly and leaves only little lace.

S: Faint. Grainy notes together with citric notes. Obviuos corn. But there's almost no smell at all!

T: Almost no taste at all. Corn and grain, faint citric notes. Sweet.

M: Aftertaste is a lot better than anything else in this beer, it lingers for some time and holds some sweet bitterness. Body is thin and carbonation is rich.

D: A warm summer day on the beach - this beer will do the trick. But any other time or place - avoid!

Evil_Pidde, Jun 28, 2010
Photo of mmielnik
2.85/5  rDev +17.3%

A- clear golden colored body. Head was white and fuzzy and went away quickly. Nothing really remarkable.

S- Scent of corn with a very slight hint of hops

T- Strong corn taste with a little but of fruity taste. Sharp bite at the end.

M- Smooth, crisp, and sweet

D- Easy to drink summer beer. Good with spicy foods like chile rellenos

Serving type: bottle

mmielnik, Jun 27, 2010
Photo of kraftlos
3.23/5  rDev +32.9%

I had this at a Thai restaurant in Tulum, MX. Since I like to have a lager with spicy food, this was just right.

The bottle and the beer itself seems a bit pale like some of the cheaper beers we have back in US. The smell was unremarkable and it tasted good. It went down smooth and felt very clean on the tongue.

As with a lot of Mexican beers, they tend to taste better closer to the source, so I will have to try it again sometime and compare.

kraftlos, Jun 26, 2010
Photo of beertunes
2.68/5  rDev +10.3%

Clear 12oz bottle poured into 10oz glass. The big question was, would this beer, being in a clear bottle, be light skunked? The beer was a very clear yellow, with an inch of foamy white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.

Nope, no skunk in the aroma, no other scents either. A very slight grain taste was the only clue that I was drinking beer and not water. The body was typical for the style. Drinkability was good, but, unless you're sitting on a warm sandy beach somewhere, would you? Drink this just to check it off your list.

beertunes, Jun 17, 2010
Photo of jmich24
2.3/5  rDev -5.3%

Poured form a 12 oz bottle. Freshness date of 2-7-10.

A: Very clear, Pale straw yellow color small head, no lacing. Aggressive carbonation from etched glass bottom
S: Grainy, similar to American adjunct lager.
T: Very sweet and bland.
M: Very watery, crisp from high carbonation.
D: I can understand how this could be describe as refreshing in the hot Mexico sun. Water with a touch of alcohol.

Would not purchase ever. Free maybe, only on a bus from the Cancun airport to the hotel.

jmich24, May 06, 2010
Photo of puboflyons
2.38/5  rDev -2.1%

From a bottle served with lunch at a La Caretta Mexican restaurant. Sampled on April 29, 2010. It poured straw yellow with a quick burst of fizzy white head and thin lacing. The aroma is fairly bland with a note of malts in the mix. The taste is about the same with a vaguely malted element and a watery mouthfeel. Typical for thie kind of Mexican adjucnt beer.

puboflyons, Apr 29, 2010
Photo of gromis
2.55/5  rDev +4.9%

This beer appears light pale gold in the bottle. Upon pouring, a very small head appears.

The smell is quite odd for me. Closest thing I can describe it was that it reminded me of a swimming pool, but without the chlorine odor.

Taste was thin for me. Definitely an adjunct beer. More notes on the hops side than the malt side.

gromis, Apr 11, 2010
Photo of soju6
2.17/5  rDev -10.7%

The beer pours a pale yellow with a light head. The smell was musty. The taste was a bit bitter. It had a watery texture watery and had a rough finish. It definitely needs the wedge of fruit the hide the blemishes. Not on my recommended list.

I first had this beer years ago at a Mexican restaurant, in Southampton, England and has not improved with age.

soju6, Apr 10, 2010
Photo of cudmud
2.48/5  rDev +2.1%

Appearance: Poor head, no lacing, little carbonation, and clear yellow color. In all, this beer looks like watery apple juice.

Smell: Smells of alcohol with slight hops and malt.

Taste: Flavorless

Mouthfeel: Thin

Drinkability: It's cold and wet.

cudmud, Mar 27, 2010
Photo of SamN
1.48/5  rDev -39.1%

A- Indistinguishable from the Corona poured earlier. Literally. Pale pale pale. Fairly decent head, though. Leaves surprisingly good lacing down the inside.

S- Burnt sourness. Really, that burnt odor is the worst. Reminds me of old cream of mushroom soup. Gross.

T- More balance than most Mexican adjuncts, but balance between awful cereal grains and some of the worst tasting hops ever. Quickly subsiding "flavor". No thanks.

M- Slightly more subdued bubbles than the other Mexican adjuncts. Still spritzy and active.

D- Very poor. Just a hair above the competition in everything but smell. God, that is a rank smelling beer.

SamN, Mar 19, 2010
Photo of cervezabier
1.83/5  rDev -24.7%

I'm new to reviews, so I'll be brief. I have to say, I was disappointed. I'm one of those strange people who likes Corona and even (gasp) Corona Light. This isn't as good as Corona, and not even as good as Corona Light. There's a weird flavor in there, perhaps corn, that really does not suit me. Next time (if there is a next time) I'll dress it up with a lime, and hope for the best.

The color reminds me more of a light beer, a pale yellow.

Taste is skunky and corney. Not good.

cervezabier, Mar 07, 2010
Photo of akorsak
3.53/5  rDev +45.3%

A bottle served at Tierra Viva in Sayulita.

A: The bottle arrived with a lime wedge. Clear as every other adjunct lager this weak, I'm running out of adjectives. It was yellow and pale.

S: The lager was cold, rendering it scentless. Thin malts and not much else.

T: The cold temperature greatly aided me. The cold locked out just about every flavor except for the occasional lime aftertaste. Pale grains and corn. That's all she wrote.

M: The mouthfeel is, in a word, cold. And that's how this style is best served. The citric lime addition adds enough flavor, more than the adjunct body would.

D: Another excellent hot weather beer. One of the better adjunct lagers that I've had during vacation.

akorsak, Jan 23, 2010
Photo of jrallen34
1.38/5  rDev -43.2%

I drank this from a bottle into a glass in Puerto Vallarta.

It pours a super clear and light gold, with a 2 finger light head that has decent staying power.

The aroma is light lime and hops with skunk, not much there.

The taste is super light and skunky. Its really bad with hardly any flavor but skunk.

Mouthfeel is super light and not drinkable.

jrallen34, Nov 25, 2009
Sol from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
58 out of 100 based on 1,054 ratings.