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

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1,525 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,525
Reviews: 519
rAvg: 2.51
pDev: 26.29%
Wants: 10
Gots: 69 | 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.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 05-20-2001)
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Reviews by SWMeyer4141:
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3.63/5  rDev +44.6%

Had multiple Tecates this weekend, poured one into a glass for review purposes.

Appearance-Straw yellow body. Loads of carbonation streaming up the glass. Creating about a half a finger head the dissipates almost immediately, with suprisingly decent lace.

Smell-Grainy, Earthy. I'm able to detect some citrus and some hops in the nost as well. Very clean.

Taste-Sweet and Bready malts. Nicely balanced. Finish has some citrus along with a light spiciness throughout. Like the smell it's very clean for a AAJ and has some nice flavors.

Mouthfeel-Light bodied with a little prickly carbonation. Crisp and Refreshing.

Overall-When I have a hankering for an inexpensive 6 pack out of a can Tecate will continue to be a go to for me. I really enjoy this beer

08-29-2011 01:22:00 | More by SWMeyer4141
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2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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.

08-21-2003 00:40:25 | More by RoyalT
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Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -10.4%

09-09-2012 01:47:36 | More by beerhunter13
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2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

09-12-2012 01:23:16 | More by tohe9384
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3/5  rDev +19.5%

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.

07-22-2009 05:28:46 | More by wesbrownyeah
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2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

01-12-2013 14:00:09 | More by tbryan5
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North Carolina

3.18/5  rDev +26.7%

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.

02-06-2008 01:19:28 | More by SIRIUS2
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2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

01-09-2012 03:08:41 | More by otvomadeut
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1.23/5  rDev -51%

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.

08-23-2008 09:00:05 | More by Dmann
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Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -20.3%

04-09-2014 16:14:15 | More by MikeC144
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4.25/5  rDev +69.3%

04-05-2012 22:55:26 | More by markallmon
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2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

09-26-2013 20:01:55 | More by beaversfan12
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2/5  rDev -20.3%

08-25-2012 02:32:15 | More by BK2084
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2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

06-28-2012 17:17:04 | More by DWolf
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2.35/5  rDev -6.4%

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.

05-20-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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1.5/5  rDev -40.2%

07-13-2014 23:41:09 | More by chip26
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North Carolina

1.48/5  rDev -41%

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.

05-19-2009 21:58:03 | More by marvin213
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2.25/5  rDev -10.4%

05-01-2013 22:10:59 | More by TTripp725
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3/5  rDev +19.5%

02-01-2014 04:39:15 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

01-30-2013 06:35:56 | More by Beerswag
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3.2/5  rDev +27.5%

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.

06-05-2002 17:23:03 | More by Jason
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2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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.

03-27-2003 15:58:21 | More by Rifrafboy
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3.5/5  rDev +39.4%

10-16-2012 01:36:22 | More by abrasivefinn
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New York

2.53/5  rDev +0.8%

The familiar red and gold 12 ounce can emits this super light and clear macro brew. Minor and non retentive large bubble white head, Lacing? c'mon....adjunct nose, easy swilling, watery, light in both the malt and hop area. Lawn mower brew at best...I picked up a sixer on "cinco de mayo" for old times sake

05-09-2006 22:39:14 | More by Billolick
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North Carolina

1/5  rDev -60.2%

03-24-2012 22:05:19 | More by locckdown
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Tecate from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
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