1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
TecateTecate

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
60
poor

1,578 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,578
Reviews: 522
rAvg: 2.51
pDev: 26.29%
Wants: 13
Gots: 87 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 05-20-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,578 | Reviews: 522 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JOaikido:
Photo of JOaikido
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

473 ml can. Best before 10/MAR/03

A- Pale yellow. Big bubbly head. Streams of bubbles rising in the glass. Head actually lasts and leaves lacing on the glass.

S- Some floral hops. Touch of corn and touch of dusty carbonation.

T- Mild. Some lemony notes, but very mild on hops. Some bitterness, better a little warmed. Bit of pale malt with barely a touch of corn flavour. Very neutral (bland) flavour.

MF- Watery body. Leaves a wet muthfeel, not bad for thirst quenching I guess.

D- Goes down easily, but so does water. Better than the light north American macros, which it resembles.

JOaikido, May 10, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of StoneTSR
2/5  rDev -20.3%

APPEARANCE: Chill haze obscures an otherwise crystal clear, yellow beer. The head foamed up to about a finger before settling into a quarter-inch cap that slowly faded away as the beer sat during the typing of this paragraph. By now, it’s just a wispy, thin cap, but it still covers almost 100% of the surface area. Some lacing developed when the head fell, but not much else stuck.

SMELL: Once the head fades away there isn’t much to this, but while it was still intact a big corn smell overpowered anything else.

TASTE: Again, not much going on in the flavor here. A very sweet, corn-syrup-like taste is pretty much it. There is actually a tiny, tiny hint of hop flavor lurking in here somewhere, but it is tough to detect unless you’re specifically looking for it.

MOUTHFEEL: The body is light (although not as thin as I thought it would be) and the beer is sweet with a slightly drying finish.

OVERALL: This is not the most terrible beer in the world. It’s certainly not something I’ll pay for, but in a pinch, with no craft options, this could be an acceptable choice.

StoneTSR, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of RoyalT
2.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Appearance – Light, clear body with weak carbonation and no head.

Smell – A singular whiff of grain is all to be had on the nose of this one.

Taste – I was surprised to find a mild hop kick in there. Otherwise, typical of the style. It tries to get sweet at the end but to little avail.

Mouthfeel – Several other BAs were commenting on the great carbonation here, but nary a fizz came out of my can. I thought this was very bland in the mouth.

Drinkability – The tinge of hops saves this one from a solid “2.”

Comments – I’m all over the board on this one. I’ll rewrite the review if any of the other cans show improvement.

RoyalT, Aug 21, 2003
Photo of beerhunter13
2.25/5  rDev -10.4%

beerhunter13, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev +19.5%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of tohe9384
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

tohe9384, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of wesbrownyeah
3/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tecate... a Mexican favorite for me and my brother. Also know by locals in Cabo as the "milwaukee's best" of Mexico.

A- Typical light yellow "urine" colored fluid with a quickly falling head that leaves very little lacing.

S- Smell is of corn and light malts. Slight yeast scent as well.

T-M- Taste is of grainy corn up front with a backbone of metallic like flavors that require lime to make tolerable. Mouthfeel is mostly easy with a slight thickness on the back of the tongue... mostly from corn flavors.

D- Drink one, drink two... what the hell. Its cheap, its a Mexican beer. Think outside of the U.S. think Tacate.

wesbrownyeah, Jul 22, 2009
Photo of tbryan5
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

tbryan5, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of SIRIUS2
3.18/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pouring into a pint glass from a bottle produced light foaming that dissipates very quickly to nothing. There is absolutely no lacing with this brew. The color is a pale gold hue that is crystal clear. Smell was weak with nothing notable about it. The taste was different from a lot of the American macros in that it has a slight sweetness to it, or at least no bittering, but doesn't really seem out of balance. The finish is mostly clean with nothing really left behind. Slightly watery and goes down easy, but not entirely satisfying. Not bad either.

SIRIUS2, Feb 06, 2008
Photo of otvomadeut
2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

otvomadeut, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of Dmann
1.23/5  rDev -51%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

The mexican equivalent of BMC. The pour is piss yellow with no lace and a distinctly acidic scent that is not inviting at all. Flavor is all corn and grain mixed in with too much carbonation. I guess the figure the more carbonation the more it will mask the bad flavor...well in that case they need to add some more because the flavor is pretty much non existent and when you do taste something, it tastes like dry skunk. Not recommended.

Dmann, Aug 23, 2008
Photo of MikeC144
2/5  rDev -20.3%

MikeC144, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of markallmon
4.25/5  rDev +69.3%

markallmon, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of beaversfan12
2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

beaversfan12, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of BK2084
2/5  rDev -20.3%

BK2084, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of DWolf
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

DWolf, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of Todd
2.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. No recognizable freshness date.

Appearance: Bright, pale golden in colour. Very active carbonation. Thin white lace.

Smell: Very metallic in the aroma with soft herbal and grain notes.

Taste: Very smooth, medium bodied brew. Malt sweetness is thin, and can be likened to diluted sugar water. Touch of fructose-like sweetness. Light citric hop flavours gently prick the palate with tea-like notes that follow and fade quickly. Finishes a bit dry with husk tannins and a pasty mouthfeel.

Notes: Not one of the best lagers to come out of Mexico. It's palatable, but bland. A run of the mill beer.

Todd, May 20, 2001
Photo of chip26
1.5/5  rDev -40.2%

chip26, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of marvin213
1.48/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

It looks watery. Except for maybe a more impressive head (still struggling to retain itself), it looks like a Bud Light. In the time it took to write that sentence, the head coverage is gone--liquid lager looming through... It's highly carbonated, as evidenced by millions of CO2 bubbles speeding to the top. I'm not exactly on the edge of my seat.

If I smell anything, it's the bubbles. Since CO2 is odorless, I guess that means I otherwise "feel" the bubbles--they touch my nose if I try to smell it. It's not like those of you putting your noses in beer, but the carbonated beverage jumps out of the cup and hits me. It's a fizzy mess.

Taste is not good. I feel like I've done something wrong by pouring this one into a glass. Perhaps a plastic Solo Cup would be more fitting.

Mouthfeel is the worst part. The bubbles I had felt with my nose I feel with my mouth. It's purty horrible. This is the worst part of a pretty bad beer.

I considered giving this one some credit for its light, regular lager brand appeal, but I wouldn't really want to play beer pong with it. Even in its hometown in Mexico, don't people there prefer Bud Light? Does Tecate advertise and market itself well like the "King of Beers?" I'm just trying to figure out how/why a beverage like this makes such a long trip.

marvin213, May 19, 2009
Photo of TTripp725
2.25/5  rDev -10.4%

TTripp725, May 01, 2013
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev +19.5%

SmellsofMahagony, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Beerswag
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Beerswag, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.2/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served at Chevy’s Tex-Mex in a frozen mug with a wedge of lime and a Mexican flag, both were discarded to get to the beer. Bright and clear pale yellow colour, minimal white lace. Very clean aroma, virtually nothing in the aroma other than a faint grain and corn girt smell. Intense crispness in a light body, clean palate with a thin grain flavour throughout. Some corn grit and light hop bitterness rounded out this brew and its dry finish. This is the “Miller” of Mexican beers, a better pick a than Corona.

Jason, Jun 05, 2002
Photo of Rifrafboy
2.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Grabbed a bunch of big bottles at the store and this was among them. Pours pretty plain, very little head, no lacing. Taste is grainy, hard to find any hops. The taste is only lightly malty. It is crisp tasting and refreshing. This is much better than other Mexican beers. Prefer this to Crapona anyday.

Rifrafboy, Mar 27, 2003
Photo of abrasivefinn
3.5/5  rDev +39.4%

abrasivefinn, Oct 16, 2012
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Tecate from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
60 out of 100 based on 1,578 ratings.