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

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Ratings: 1,175
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 2.43
pDev: 27.57%
Wants: 10
Gots: 147 | FT: 0
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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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-18-2002

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Photo of pBRale
2.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From tasting notes 9-18-11

Appearance: Crystal clear straw pour with a tall and foamy white head that settles fairly slowly leaving several tight rings of lacing. Very bubbly looking and appears to be very highly carbonated.

Smell: Smells mostly of corn, and perhaps a very light hop bitterness.

Taste: Sweet corn in the taste, as well as a very slight dash of hops at the finish, which is dry, bland, and neither crisp nor smooth.

Mouthfeel: Very thin body, medium to medium-low carbonation. Not a very crisp finish--it's more like drinking carbonated water than a beer, as far as the body and feel is concerned.

Overall: Not a very good quality beer, but it is a decent one for drinking several of them in a night.

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3/5  rDev +23.5%

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2/5  rDev -17.7%

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4/5  rDev +64.6%

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3/5  rDev +23.5%

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2/5  rDev -17.7%

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1/5  rDev -58.8%

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2/5  rDev -17.7%

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2/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of drabmuh
2.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

At the time of this review, this beer is the #98 beer on the Bottom of the Barrel list on beeradvocate.com. Served from a clear bottle while over at a relative's house. Beer is yellow and completely clear. The head is white but has no retention, no lacing, high carbonation, large bubbles.

Aroma is boring but unoffensive. It has a mild sulfur / sweet aroma. It smells fine.

Beer is super thin, light, there is a mild aftertaste of grain astringency but overall the beer is unoffensive, mildly skunked but I won't bother having it again. I was bored so I drank this.

Photo of IronCitySteve
2.51/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a clear pale yellow color that provides a thin white foam head that quickly dissipates to a small film. There is very small spots of lacing.

S: There is some corn and some vague hints of lemon but that is it.

T: Throughout the taste, it is pretty much the same. It is simple, mostly corn, some light citrus, similar to the nose.

M: This was not as thin as I expected. Was actually refreshing.

O: One of the better mexican brews that are adjuncts. Not something I would normally buy, but good lawnmowing beer.

Photo of tdm168
3.35/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with 1/2" inch of head with little retention. Smells grainy, but little else of note. Taste is grainy but with a little citrus note coming through. There's also a slight hop bitterness in the finish. This beer is crisp, clean, and very smooth.

Not a bad session beer if you're looking for something with very mellow flavor.

Photo of Paincane
2.38/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pale golden colored with thin white head lasting a very short time and leaving no lacing
S: Citrusy and grain aroma
T: Not much flavor but a hint of citrus does emerge even without a lime
M: Thin and watery, light-bodied, medium carbonation
O: Typical Mexican lager, OK on a hot summer day, but lacking in flavor, complexity and mouth texture.

Photo of bubseymour
3.66/5  rDev +50.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance- pale yellow with 2 finger billowy head (surprising for this style). Lots of carbonation.

Smell - not much going on

Taste - Completely void of flavor yet very refreshing.

Mouthfeel - typical

Overall - refreshing, nothing bad, easy, watery. Recommend instead of Corona.

Photo of WoodBrew
2.76/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sol as in most Mexican beers taste best in teh summer with a lime...however, judging Sol solo...its just another no frills cerveza! The beer poors golden clear with good carbonation that give a white foamy head for a brief time. The smell and taste are enhanced with grain. The hops help somewhat with teh taste so that it is not bread water. Mouthfeel is easy especially on hot days...enjoy!

Photo of BearablePhoto
2.26/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: It pours a golden color with no head from the painted 12 oz. bottle.
S:The aroma is very light to no existent. Smells a little hoppy if anything.
T: Taste has a hint of citrus, with the inert lager taste that one can expect from these “popular” brands.
O: The beer makes a great companion on the “how many beers can I drink in the night” game, but perhaps the beer should be put down those nights for something stronger.

Photo of ChrisCage
3.13/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Comes in a clear bottle and unfortunately the label is simply a sticker as opposed to the painted version that I've seen/had in the past...oh well. The beer is crystal clear and is light in color, but more of a yellow than straw. There is a boatload of carbonation racing to the top, and it looks aggressive. The head is super white, thick at first, but is very fizzy, disappearing rather quickly into a patchy layer. The lacing isn't anything special, but above average for an adjunct lager.

S- Nothing much better than the typical smell of sweet Taber corn (awesome BTW, look it up!) Clean overall, perhaps some lingering malt sweetness, but more syrupy than anything. The finish reminded me of something, and it took a couple minutes to figure it out, but it is of the chlorine so familiar with a public swimming pool.

T- The flavors of this actually taste similar to MGD, but on a much smaller scale...it is corn syrupy sweet, with minimal malt character and a grainy finish. Don't get me wrong, this isn't a bad tasting beer overall, for the style....just nothing to write home about.

M- Very light in body, very fizzy, crisp and refreshing. This beer is a perfect thirst quencher on a warm, muggy day, which are the conditions that I'm reviewing this under.

O- As an adjunct lager, this is average at best....not the worst, probably not the best. In comparison to the Mexican lager scene, this is the best one to have in my humble opinion. I disagree with others when it comes to needing a lime with this...I feel that this is one of very few Mexilagers that doesn't require it. Not nearly as good as Sol Brava (dark lager), it still hits the spot and doesn't demand much on the palate. I recommend giving this one a go and I will purchase this again!

Photo of FosterJM
2.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

620th Review on BA
Bottle to clear dixie cup

App- Its yellow with a ring of bubbles.

Smell- basic lager with nothing else

Taste- That Dos Equis had flavor this is water with beer.

Mouth- Light bodied, medium carbed. Thats its

Drink- Another free beer at a party. Eh.

Photo of Slatetank
3.4/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this from a 'taste activator' glass at El Rodeo poured from a clear 12oz.

This appears very pale yellow with good clarity and fast rising bubbles are visible with a thin snow cap with tight bead. The lace sticks better than average. The smell is slightly corny with some sweet esters and mild grainy aroma. The feel is seltzer-like with high carbonation level and semi-sweet body with thin overall mouthfeel and clean semi-dry finish.

The interesting thing about this beer is the taste, while it is not offensive in any way, there just isn't much of it, slight corn-pop sweetness is about all I get the flavor is not bad slightly grainy, no real hop taste and the mild malt is slightly overtaken by the high carbonation. I don't get any diacetyl really so I am talking about what isn't there inasmuch as I am trying to describe flavor. The good thing about this beer is overall I can't really fault it for doing what it sets out to do -the kind of beer you don't think about it is refreshing crisp and light bodied with a easy to drink quality and went very well with my fajitas texanas.

Photo of irish
3.2/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light, fizzy, easy to drink: the terms are value neutral, or more precisely value situational. On a hot day when you want to suck down a few, this works just fine, but more in the manner of soft background music than a live band. I favor it over Corona and several other Mexicans, and I am surprised at that.

Photo of chugalug06
3.74/5  rDev +53.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Preface - I always rate to style.

A - Looks nice golden. Clear. Nice bubbles. Head is white and brew is yellow.

S - Lots of corn and musk.

T - Yum. Refreshing for a hot day! No piss taste (corona)

M - No bitterness. Awesome carbonation, maybe a little flat.

O - One of the better Mexican brews. Cheers!

Photo of deaconoflove
2.05/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance. Pale yellow, small head when cold, but a nice big fluffy head on the second, warmer pour...just like an old fashioned Miller High Life commercial from the 60's.
Smell. I think I know what they mean by a "grassy" smell now.
Taste. A little grassy, but clean and crisp when cold. No finish! Is it possible for a beer to have no finish. Nothing there. Nada.
Mf. Well carbonated and light, thin.
Overall...the weather needs to be hot and the beer needs to be cold.

Photo of Reaper16
1.9/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz. bottle consumed from the bottle.

The bottle is clear (bad sign #1), so I could see the body that is somewhere-between-pale-and-golden shade of yellow and I could see the large-bubbled white head and I could see that it can get to about one finger in size. Honestly, it looks fine for the style. It looks like a beer that you want to avoid, but all adjunct lagers look like that.

Sol smells like creamed corn and rice and nothing else. It's a disaster of a beer that smells entirely of its adjuncts. No hop presence, no barley malt. Utter shit, and there's nothing to say about it. Wow.

Sol fare better on the palate. It's got a touch of lager flavor, but it is mostly obscured by creamed corn and by, strangely, a trace of alcohol. This is dreadful. Its only saving grace is that it doesn't strongly taste; this is pretty watery stuff.

The mouthfeel is too watery. I know that watery bodies come with the style, but this is too weak even for accepted adjunct lager standards. Overall, this beer is a horrendous effort. Where is the beer flavor? Please avoid this beer at all costs. It ranks as one of the worst beers I've ever had.

Photo of Arithmeticus
2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured chilled in tall clear, straight-edged glass

A: little head; clear yellow; good carbonation; no lacing
S: malty, very light aroma; not very promising or inviting
T: very metallic macrolager; alcoholic water would be a better description; falls flat in the end of the mouthful
M: very bubbly and spiky


Photo of Illtryit
1.56/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured a generic yellow gold. No head, no lacing.

Taste - I've finally had my 1st bottle of creamed corn!!!. Literallly, this tastes like creamed corn. After a couple sips, I put a l;ime in it. Creamed corn and lime. It isn't horrible, but it isn't good at all.

Mouthfeel - Water.

Overall - I could drink a few of these for hydration purposes only but I wont. Im one and done on this beer. Maybe good for a college kid who is trying to get buzzed at a bbq or float trip. Otherwise, stay away from this one.

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Sol from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
58 out of 100 based on 1,175 ratings.