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

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Ratings: 1,167
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 2.43
pDev: 27.98%
Wants: 10
Gots: 139 | FT: 0
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Mexico

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-18-2002

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
1.64/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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!

Photo of mmielnik
2.78/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kraftlos
3.19/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of beertunes
2.66/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of jmich24
2.3/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

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.

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

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.

Photo of gromis
2.55/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of soju6
2.2/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of cudmud
2.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of SamN
1.46/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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.

Photo of cervezabier
1.86/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of akorsak
3.51/5  rDev +44.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of jrallen34
1.4/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of CHSLBrew
3.6/5  rDev +48.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can poured into a glass. Purchased at the Mega supermarket in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.

A-Straw-yellow brew, crystal clear.

S-Grainy. Corny.

T-Semi-sweet bready malt with a little bit of grain/corn. Hint of hop spice with a present, but subtle, bitterness. Finishes very clean, very dry.

M-Light body, very refreshing. Carbonation is medium-high, but not overwhelming for this brew.

D-Very drinkable. This was my go-to for the beachside during this trip. It's very tasty, relative to other Mexican lagers.

Photo of srandycarter
3/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Taken with a grain of salt, here. In Mexico, and wanted to have something local. So, it's a comparision skewed towards its type and style.

A - Clear , almost no head, white ring.

S - Grainy, corn notes. Do not detect much hops here.

T - Classic Mexican lager. Is it terrific? No. Harshly corn driven lager. Is it Mexico? Oh yeah.

M - Not much here. Light and fizzy. Not too nasty an aftertaste.

D - For Mexico, it is fine. Drink with shots and fish tacos.

Photo of BierFan
2.75/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a clear 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear pale yellow body. Head dropped to nothing. Low carbonation. This is pretty poor looking.

Smell: Unpleasant combo of grain, corn, and sugar.

Taste: More corn/grain/sugar. That's all this beer has to offer. I was expecting this to be rather gross, but I find this better than most adjunct lagers.

Photo of Mavajo
2.18/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is pretty much a slightly (and I mean slightly) improved substitute for Corona - but for all intents and purposes, they're practically the same. I could pretty much copy and paste my Corona review.

Straw yellow color. Skunky smell with a carbonated, watery taste. Just like with Corona, this beer only really becomes drinkable after adding lime and, in my personal preference, salt.

If you're looking for a good beer, this isn't it. But if you're chowing down on some Mexican food or pizza, or hanging with friends on a hot day, it's a decent enough beer - especially if it's free because some other sap brought it.

Slightly better than Corona...slightly.

Photo of radshoesbro
2.74/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

for a mexican beer this is about as good as they come. they've got very little flavor other than riced up water with a little little little hint of malt. they smell like that very "beery" almost skunky type bud-esque brew. although, if it's hot and you're in mexico, you're not going to be complaining when you're drinking one. plus, it's sort of mandatory that you drink beer in mexico, regardless of if you're actually enjoying yourself or not.

Photo of tone77
3.37/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a clear 12 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of corn, some malt. Taste is crisp and refreshing, hints of corn and malt. Feels light in the mouth and goes down very smooth. Overall a decent brew on a hot day.

Photo of rootbeerman
1.4/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

drank from bottle, the way it should.
A: straw yellow, thin head, no lacing.
S: corn, faint hops.
T: corn, faint malt and hops, strange aftertaste.
M: almost over carbonated, but still has a crisp feeling.
D: ok when very cold! and only when cold.

Photo of BeerSingh
3/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Its well, a close cousin of Corona, couldn't help but compare. Very similar in appearance and smell, but taste and MF is more defined - means definitely has more body than Corona. Very refreshing and light, though I prefer Corona, even though Sol is less "corny".

Photo of LumpyGuitar
2.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this at a friends over the weekend. He claimed the beer was awful, this is how it turned out.

Poured a clear yellow with not even a bubble of head. No lacing, and obviously no retention.

Smells of weak corn and malt, water.

Taste isn't as bad as I thought, more of the corn and weak malt, a light sweetness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is wet and clean, finishes dry, a bit more carbonation would have made it nicer. Light bodied.

Drinkability is weak. Honestly not horrible, and I'd drink this over Corona any day, but this isn't a beer I'd seek out again.

Photo of wordemupg
2.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330ml bottle poured into 400ml dab glass aug19 2009

A straw blond, no head no lace crystal clear

S mild sweet grain and skunk mostly skunk

T as it smells and thats not a good thing

M/D water feels thicker, as it warms you get the real flavor,(this is not a good thing) drink ice cold quickly

drown out the clear bottle skunk taste with a lime and prevent scurvy at the same time. mmmm!!!! scurvy
if you are served this at an all inclusive ask for something else a pina colada instead

Photo of mtnbikerpa
2.73/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer comes in a clear bottle which would not block out any light. Grainy, corn taste. With very watery mouth feel and smooth drinkable nature. Not overly carbonated which make this very average. Served with a slice of lime to add some flavor. Not to much different than other Mexican brews.

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

This beer is a clear light yellow in appearance.

Smells like corn water. Fizzily so.

Taste is very light overall. An adjunct here, a cloying sweet malt/corn character there. Cooked veggie.

Mouthfeel is watery lightly carbonated.

The impurities in this beer gave me a wicked hangover the next day. I would not reccommend drinking this beer.

It must be called SOL, because you'd be Shit Outta Luck drinking only this.

Sol from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
58 out of 100 based on 1,167 ratings.