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

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Ratings: 1,721
Reviews: 558
rAvg: 2.51
pDev: 26.69%
Wants: 16
Gots: 167 | 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

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Beer added by: pezoids on 05-20-2001

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Ratings: 1,721 | Reviews: 558
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +59.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a stereotypical American-style lager, of which I'm partial, with a thick, white head, and a very clear, golden color. Carbonation is high. The aroma had a slightly off grain smell that I was unable to place. But, as I drank it it was not as prominent in the glass. The taste is okay, with a decent barley-grain-hop balance. Mouth-feel is light and watery and it finishes crisp and refreshing. Certainly, this is an ordinary type beer, but I'd say it's as good as other run-of-the-mill lagers. I think you should try it. I drank this sample poured from a 24 oz. can.

Photo of HalfFull
2.66/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Standard red can poured into a pint glass, a leftover remnant of a Memorial weekend event. Pours a clear yellow/light gold with a half inch of white cap. Not much for bubbles after the pour and the cap settles out as a result. Offers some light lace.

Aroma of neutral grains with a restraining vegetal character. Slightly better in flavor with sweet grain notes and a touch of citrus. Touch of light spice and breadiness on the feel, finishing with a thin citric sweetness.

Likely better from the can where the weak aroma is not a factor and the carbonation would stick around a bit longer.

Photo of Fenris244
2.17/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It's BBQ season and my friends love this stuff so I'm giving it a shot.

Pour is the best part, good soapy white fizz, little bits of retention even, light golden straw color.

Nothing much in the nose, little bits of cooked grain not much else

Bland, bits of bubble gum sweetness, not much bitterness, cooked veggies and grains. All the flavors are pretty weak though, not terrible but I'll certainly seek out other things if available.

Light in body, pretty refreshing, not bad for the Texas heat

Overall, don't mind it, it's not skunked, I'd have again if it's the only thing there...

Photo of hopsolutely
2.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A beer for which "cold" is its best flavour feature?

Pale straw colour, very effervescent with brilliant white, fine-foamed head. Limited aroma and pure adjunct lager taste. No malts, no hops - but lots of corn. Less syrupy sweet than some in its class and a more pleasant finish than I'd feared.

Overall perhaps a decent "lawnomower" beer, but certainly not one to purchase for the love of beer itself.

Photo of Jangles
4/5  rDev +59.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a couple of these ice-cold, and I do mean ice-cold, out of the cooler after a recent backpacking trip, and they were delicious. I am admittedly biased towards refreshing beers over heavier beers, though, and love me some cervezas Mexicanas as well, perhaps because I am a Southern California guy. At any rate, this is a nice beer for many occasions: the ballpark, after a hike, or to wash down a meal. Disfrutalo!

Photo of mattjv
2.28/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Decided to give this one a shot for cinco de Mayo, since it was significantly cheaper than the other "cervezas" available.

Appearance is typical of an adjunct lager. straw yellow color, soapy head that vanishes quickly, lots of carbonation rising. very little on the aroma, flash of grains and some grassy notes. Tastes a little better than it smells. light malts and lots of grainy flavor up front. Flash of bitterness on the finish, aftertaste is almost completely clean. Goes down like water, the carbonation was kept very in check compared to some of its seltzer-like American counterparts.

Overall: Another beer to file under the "lawnmower" category. This would be pretty refreshing in 95 degree heat, but that's about all it has going for it. Not worth the import price of $13 a 12 pack, there are plenty of equal alternatives for a better price.

Photo of Looneybiz
2.96/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass and it has a medium hue golden appearence with a one finger head that disappears fast.

The smell is grassy and malty. The aroma was strong and pleasant.

The flavor was your typical mexican watered down with a bit of malt flavor. It's better then many popular american beers but its still very weak.

Overall its not bad, not something I would buy a six pack of but if I'm somewhere out and thats all they have, sure I would drink it.

Photo of Schmittymack
2.38/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Another "fine" choice on the mini tour at Old Chicago. Poured the typical yellow fizzy stuff with little head. NO aroma and, again, too sweet of malt. I guess swet (corn) malt is a must have for these brews; not offensive but, again, nothing I'd go out of my way to have again. I'll keep doing the mini tours to keep the shirts going (since '92) but...

Photo of ElCommodoro
2.05/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It smells like metallic cheap cereal grains. It tastes a bit metallic and a bit like cheap wet cereal grain. It isn't sweet at all. It has a hint of bitter hops even. So, that's a plus, but overall it's not very good. I'd consider Sol to be better. This is a lot like Busch, but more bitter and with a bit more flavour.

Photo of laituegonflable
1.62/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours insipidly clear gold with mega fizz, no head. Just looks like ginger ale, watery and fizzy with no classic beer character at all.

Smells fairly weak with some mild, faint grain and a meakly sour character. Kind of soft drink-esque, with little more than a carbonation smell and some distant grain that may have been turned into great beer, but wasn't.

Taste starts off insipidly sweet with a light touch of artificial vanilla flavour, trails off towards the mid which is weak with a slight tang from the carbonation, then finishes with touches of sweet grain giving bland bread grain and it thankfully stops short of being cloying. In fact it stops short of being anything, including beer.

Mouthfeel is thicker than I expected, lots of tingle from the carbonation still. Not good, anyway.

Yeah, look, it is what it is. And what it is is bad beer.

Photo of Knapp85
1.88/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Much like any other traditional lager. Minimal color, taste and quality. poured into a glass and watched the head disappear rather quickly. The aroma of malts are there but not much else. It's got a nice drinkable body to it, but still nothing overly impressive.

Photo of cervezango
2.29/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Ive had this beer before in a bottle and enjoyed it, i expected to like it again when i had again for the 3dof 4rth time in ( but in a can this time)

looks suprisingly good, i dont remeber it looking this good, the body looks almost like a Urwiesse from erdinger super persetnt white head, nice little carb bubbles flowing up through the bubbles in a spiral type shape
darkish gold for a american adjunct ager,
little yeast specks

smells bad
kinda malty , a predominant smell of feet, its gross no that i recognized it as that becau7se it makes me not want to drink it.
gives me bad images in my mind about the production of it.

kinda chemically and some hops, not what i remember tasting like.the yeast at the end is the only semi redeeming thing

watery , very light,

Photo of GarthDanielson
2.93/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a can while at a resort in Mexico. The beer pours a crystal clear yellow-gold color with thick, bubbly white head that vanished quickly. Smells a bit musty, with slight sour tones, malt, and corn. The beer is light, round and crisp in mouth, with toasted oat and malty flavors. Aftertaste is musty, and lingers a bit. It leaves a slight film in mouth. Nothing remarkable, but when in Rome...

Photo of frankiepop
4.23/5  rDev +68.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think Tecate gets a bit of a bad rap by many American beer tasters who have recently discovered dark beers. I weighTecate against some of the best lagers and pilsners around the world, and Tecate is among the very best. It has a nice look with a wonderful mild flavor with a touch of sweetness.

Goes down with the sounds of Brazilian jazz artist Airto Moreira and Flora Purim.

Photo of JMad
2.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I was on the lake winning, reviewed a Tecate...
I poured a 12 oz can into a clear plastic cup. The beer was a pale straw yellow with a pretty big white head. Smells like grains and corn with as hint of lime. Tastes kind of salty, mettalic and bready. The beer is watery, it is refreshing in the heat. Drinks like water.

Photo of DollarCan
3.75/5  rDev +49.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

So over all I think Tecate Beer is very good and pretty smooth. I really liked the flavor, and I thought the beer was strong enough to give me a nice buzz. This is one of the best beers on the market. If you have not tried it yet, go get a pack! They are worth the money. Long live Tecate Beer!

Photo of hevbus
2.82/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ok, this beer is similar to Corona and arguably more popular in Mexico than Corona is. And is the premier lime beer.

When drank straight:
Color is clear, clear, clear.
Head is light.
Lacing is virtually non existant.
Taste is what you would expect of a mass produced beer.
That being said.
The lime should not be put in the bottle. It ruins the taste of the beer and in my opinion should only be done in a can.
1. Crack the can open.
2. Put salt on the rim spout. "Not" in the beer.
3. Pour the lime around the rim without letting it go into the beer.
4. You should see the lime and salt mixing on the rim.
5. Take a swig of the beer and just feel as all the ingridients mix in your mouth. It will be an explosion of flavor. A lot better than when mixed in the bottle.

After 2 beers of doing this the feeling is lost so go to drinking it straight or better yet go to drinking something stronger.

Photo of spinrsx
2.65/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

473ml Can

Appearance - The beer pours a clear gold/yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is a faint amount of lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for under a minute before it began to dissipate.

Smell - breads/grains, hops, corn syrup, metallic notes

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation and it feels light on the palette. The taste is made up of lots of breads/grains mixed with a corn syrup sweetness and a little bit of hops. It finishes with a bread/grain aftertaste.

Drink - Nothing special here but also nothing offensive. For the price is a fairly drinkable beer - you could do worse for sure.

Photo of TheKingofWichita
1.7/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a very light straw color with a thick white head and very little lacing. Smells of corn and hay and a little sweetness. Tastes much the same, some corn, hay and some sweetness. Mouthfeel is okay with a ton of carbonation. Drinkability is medium, its not the worst of its style.

Photo of foogerd
2.53/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

A- typical adjunct lager look,clear yellow body with a white foamy head.

S- sweet grains and malts no hops detectable.

T- Some sweet malts and staw and grains not much really, ive had better.

M- pretty watery.

D- very drinkable if u dont mind it being pretty much flavorless. For the style it aint terrible.

Photo of CuriousMonk
2.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Mazatlan 1998, baby! Average fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Spare lacework. Clear sparkling body with a pale yellow color. Aroma of cardboard and hay. Over the palate came light caramel and hint of grainy feel. Light bodied with an average carbonation and thing light dry texture. Light sweet flavor with a hint of bitterness. Light malty sweet finish.

Photo of afksports
2.98/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Tecate is my favorite bad movie. Even after all this craft beer, and even after my newfound hatred of Corona and consequent love for Miller Lite, I've come back to Tecate.

Out of Mexico, this American Adjunct Lager tastes like corn, straight up. It looks solid, with a little carbonation peeking through the filtered clear straw colored body. In my glass there's actually decent lacing, though not much head to speak of - even when I poured it out hard. It's cold, and I better not let it warm, because the smell will probably change from what it is now. I'm getting corn, water, and sugar in the nose.

The taste is about the same, and there's a very sweet character to it. I hesitate to call them malts, but I assume that's what it is. A tiny hop presence too.

I mean hey, this is 9 bucks for a 12 pack at my local bodega. I'm not expecting greatness. I'm expecting 4.5 alcohol by volume, a light body, and an easy drink.

Tecate provides. Like a bad movie with cheap thrills. Yum.

Photo of Lemke10
2.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought this in a 8-pack Beers of the World variety pack from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for $12 in late 2010.

Pours a light amberish color with some slight scents of grain and malts. Has a very light taste with the only main elements that I can pick out are grassy grains and some malts. Very silmilar as cheap mass produced domestic beer. Something new to try if you haven't had it before, but no taste here as it is very bland.

Photo of ELN
1.5/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I got the 24 oz. can for $1.98 at Winco Foods. This is the beer Evil Dick drank on Big Brother 8. I bought a twelve pack a couple years ago and thought it tasted so watery and bad I threw it all down the drain. I guess Winco always carries this but I never noticed. Taking another chance. Didn't buy it to review but I'll do it anyway. ;)

serving type: can
appearance: I always drink from the can.
smell: malty
taste: water and malt and metal
mouthfeel: low. 1.5
drinkability: i wouldn't buy it again. it's like 12 bux a 12 pk. i can buy something better for less.

Photo of Gavage
2.21/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: pours a crystal clear yellow color with a white 1" head that falls quickly. A few carbonation bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass.

Smell: a hint of grass is all that can be detected.

Taste: a mildly grainy malt profile with grass, corn, barely a hint of citrus, and a very mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Crisp throughout. Clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: selected this with a mexican meal. It did not pair well with the spiciness. Boring beer overall.

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