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

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1,450 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,450
Reviews: 516
rAvg: 2.51
pDev: 25.9%
Wants: 8
Gots: 55 | 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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Photo of DrinkinBoy


3.33/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

After being poured in a mug, it had a dull gold color. Its head had little retention.

The smell was faint.

The taste was bitter and had a kick. A much better taste than most American Macro Lagers I have ever had.

It had quite a bite with a good amount of carbonation.

Tecate is fairly easy to drink, and is a decent Mexican beer for your buck.

Serving type: can

09-09-2006 04:32:28 | More by DrinkinBoy
Photo of TechMyst


1/5  rDev -60.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Container Volume: 946ml (1 quart)

Container type: brown bottle

Acquired: Sullivan's (Harvard)

Fresh: ? (for how bad the beer was I hope it was infected)

Head: none

Lace: none


Aroma: skunk

Mouthfeel: light

Palate: will never adjust

Comments: Very sharp at the start. Burnt popcorn finish. Very carbonated. By far the weakest of the brews I’ve tried from my southern neighbors. Probably worst beer I've ever had.

Mowing/Working on car- n
With Friends- n
Sipping- n
Get my buzz on- n

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2006 00:05:46 | More by TechMyst
Photo of eballard


2.23/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I bright golden straw color with almost no head. A very malty grain smell. A watery metallic hard taste that has a hint of malts and grains. Hard to drink from the can. The after taste and feel is hard to swallow and I had a real hard time even finishing this beer. I’ve had this beer from the bottle and I’d sticking to that. It was much better.

Serving type: can

08-13-2006 07:42:40 | More by eballard
Photo of aingle


2.05/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Average golden appearance with lack of carbonation. Nose: reminiscent of a morning spent at a tuna cannery Taste: tinny and semi offensive Mouthfeel: A bastard child of Black Label and Schaffer produced on a Mexican holiday. Drinkability: Deserves a lime, nay, requires a lime, but will serve the purpose in a pinch.

Serving type: can

07-14-2006 23:41:13 | More by aingle
Photo of veech


1.95/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This reminds me of the pisswater Schaffer that my college brethren and myself imbibed in mass quantities due to financial constraints and general lack of taste so many moons ago. It is yellow in color with low carbonation, smells not unlike sweaty feet, and is very cornesque in taste. I normally would not advocate a lime for use with a better Mexican beer: e.g. Dos Equis lager, Negro Modelo, but it is almost required here. Luckily it was just $10 for a 12 pack of cans. I would opt to Olde El PASSO on this brew.

Serving type: can

07-14-2006 23:29:51 | More by veech
Photo of kimcgolf


2.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Funny, but I used to actually enjoy this beer much more before I started taste testing REAL beer. This still isn’t too bad in a frosted mug, with a dash of salt and a slice of lime, while washing down chips and hot sauce. However, if I'm drinking Mexican beer, I prefer Negra Modelo.

Serving type: can

07-06-2006 21:30:57 | More by kimcgolf
Photo of Drew966


2.53/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Twenty four ounce can of Tecate that I drank straight from the can. I've had Tecate before, it's a typical American macro, fizzy yellow and tastes like corn. Smells like it too, and not in a particularly good way, although better than some other Mexican lagers. Nothing to recommend it, I don't use a lime, but it wouldn't be any big sin with this one. Better than some Mexican beer, worse than others.

Serving type: can

07-03-2006 22:08:44 | More by Drew966
Photo of Frozensoul327


2.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A sub par beer from Mexico. Poured out to a medium golden color with a head of foam similar to a frothy spit-up from a 6 month old baby. Smell was not impressive, as all I picked up were traces of malt and grain. Taste was light and watery; little malt or hops. Mostly mineral water flavors with medium carbonation. Mouthfeel was watery, with little carbonation making it's way to the tongue. Drinkability was below average. This beer is better than other Mexican imports, but unfortunately, that's not saying much.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2006 17:33:20 | More by Frozensoul327
Photo of jasonjlewis


3.58/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the best beer to drink out of the three main mexican beers. Nothing special. Wouldn't pay import prices for it. Goes good with a burrito, quessadilla, or some enchilladas. Doesn't need a lime. Basically it's the miller of the mexican beers.

Serving type: can

06-16-2006 06:15:46 | More by jasonjlewis
Photo of bunbury


3.03/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

this beer is just to plain, it taste like bread, lots of bubbles, yellow apearance, . . not much of a good head, quickly desappearing.
mouthfeel seems to be dry and not to be impress by this beer.

Poured a clear, golden color with a frothy white head. The nose was malty sweet, crisp and clean. The taste was sweet with corn with thin malts near the top. The finish was very acidic. The hops fail to give proper balance and in the end its rather astringic. If it doen't finish well your not going to go back for another sip.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2006 17:17:05 | More by bunbury
Photo of shererjt


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

Poured a pretty typical clear yellow with a frothy white head. Nose was a lot of corn and not much else. Very sweet-smelling. Body was medium, and the flavor was dominated by corn and a syrupy sweetness. A bit more body than I expected, and the drinkability wasn't bad but probably would have been improved by food.

Standard macro lager with lots and lots of corn, plenty of sweetness, and not much in the way of hops. Would most likely do a lot better with a big pile of spicy enchiladas. On its own, it's pretty iffy.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2006 03:40:22 | More by shererjt
Photo of scooter231

New York

1.98/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

This looks like Bud. Needless to say... I am worried. Lots o bubbles. Head. Lacing. Still petrified. I took a big whiff- I almost threw up in my mouth. You know those nights, when you have one brew too many, and you face the porcelain god? This smells like what I donate to that god. With lime. This is horrible. And I haven't even tasted it yet.

Tastes kind of like a tortilla. Corn. Flour. Tortilla. Beer tortilla? That's all there is to it. Albeit, drinking cold- but I am afraid to drink it any warmer. Mouthfeel is thin, watery, boring. I guess drinkable if you want to have a shitty macro chugging contest- but for my money, I'd rather have a case of PBR. Hands down.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2006 07:54:11 | More by scooter231
Photo of ommegangpbr

New York

3/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Corn and or rice... perhaps some added sugar?
Just about what you'd expect from something like this.
Drink as cold as you can... maybe as fast as you can.
Watery... hopless (if not hopeless)... nearly flavorless....
Par for the style.
Considering what one will pay for this, you may as well get this before you get Corona.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2006 07:53:42 | More by ommegangpbr
Photo of AChamberlain


4.05/5  rDev +61.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

¿Que onda güey?

Tecate, my favorite Mexican beer. Don't buy it in a bottle. Don't pour it. Drink it from a can.

If you want to know about the flavor and the color and the head, read the other reviews.

If you want a good beer with tacos, look no further. Tecate is made for easy drinking; to cool off that burn from the jalepeños. Drink it cold and drink it fast.

Serving type: can

06-07-2006 00:59:05 | More by AChamberlain
Photo of fido


3.2/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Brewed since 1954 but Tecate had more acceptance for young people from the red can launching.

Pours a clear yellow color with foamy head and no lacing; Smell is malty; Taste is sweet with some malty flavors; Mouthfeel is decent and Very, very drinkable.

Tecate is easy to find and a very good choice for mexican food.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2006 04:07:52 | More by fido
Photo of HochFliegen


3.05/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean straw gold color with a nice head of froth.
The smell slight malty almost honey like with a nice mix of hop scents in there as well.
The taste was watery and easy to drink. Not a bad flavor overall flavor though. Slight hop and malt flavors. Nothing to descript or outstanding. Very basic but better than others Ive had. A very clean and crisp drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2006 05:37:29 | More by HochFliegen
Photo of blackie


3/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance: Pours a 0.25" white head that soon recedes to a thin layer and a ring. The beer is a clear straw golden in color.

smell: Pale malt and watery adjunct aromas. There's actually a decent, clean, noble type hop smell. Nothing bad or offensive but pretty plain.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is a higher medium, and the body light.

taste: Clean flavors of pale, light malt and a very light nondescript hop flavor. A touch of bitterness, with a hint of grain, makes up the short finish. Not much to it at all, slightly watery.

drinkability: Easy to drink, but only because it is light and watery. Pretty boring, but easier drinking than many macros because there is nothing offensive to it.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2006 06:07:46 | More by blackie
Photo of Billolick

New York

2.53/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: can

05-09-2006 22:39:14 | More by Billolick
Photo of BEERchitect


2.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It's everything that other BAers say it is and less. The bad is that there is an over-bearing grain flavor and vegetable flavor. The good is that there is a little bit of beer in there. It's not terrible, just brewed with lesser ingredients, leaving a medium straw color with little retention. Tastes a little malty and sweet, but misguided with poor adjunct grains. A little creamy and buttery. Finishes the same as flavors, but with a fleeting exit. Not much to say, its just beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2006 02:01:25 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of decom


1.53/5  rDev -39%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Smells a tad skunky (even coming from a can), looks like every macro lager, and tastes a little worst than most. I couldn't drink two in a row. Similar to Brazil's "kaiser", but even "heavier" on my stomach. No head, disappointing colour, and the smell has been mentioned already. I'd choose water over this most times.

Serving type: can

04-21-2006 00:34:38 | More by decom
Photo of JayTheFinn


2.13/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

This is what they always have on hand on poker night over at my buddy's place, so I end up drinking more of this than I care to. It's not terrible, it's just not good. While it's drinkable, it's not enjoyable. It's just passable. Good enough to go down.

Serving type: can

04-15-2006 01:00:37 | More by JayTheFinn
Photo of acrawf6


1.53/5  rDev -39%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours out a typical straw color with white head. no frills.

Smell. pretty much on the sweet side. a sweet honey flavor but also a corn syrup smell as well.

Taste. crap. very sweet and even artificial flavored. a big taste of corn with a small hint of maltiness. very bad. aftertaste is sweet and leaves my mouth puckered.

Mouthfeel. bad balance but average carbonation. body is normal for the style.

Overall. Pretty bad. Not as bad as some other mexican beers available, but not one i would really ever want again. avoid.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2006 04:26:46 | More by acrawf6
Photo of mooseisloose


2.73/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Stopped in at the gasser with a thirst but they had little to choose from. Picked up a sixer of this brew. Bottle smell is very sweet. Poured into a glass has a big bubbled head that dies immediately. Glass smell is also sweet. Color is a deep yellow. Almost reminds me of lagers I grew up on like "Swing with the King and roar for more" Lightly carbonated. Flavor kind of bland. Sweet start but not much finish to speak of, fades very rapidly. Amazingly I remember this beer being better out of a can. I think because I was in the blazing sun and it was good as an ice cold thirst quencher. I probably will only return to drink this if choices are very limited.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2006 02:47:25 | More by mooseisloose
Photo of dauss


1.3/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Presentation: donated by my roommate, so I didn't have to spend money on this bottle. 12oz. brown twist off. No sort of freshness date or marking.

Appearance: light golden yellow color. Not quite as light as a bud, miller, or coors, but very close. Small bone white head dissapates as quickly as it formed. There is a little bit of effervescence.

Smell: vegetal and DMS laden. Light graininess in the background with alcohol and a soapy aroma.

Taste: sugary sweet body with more DMS. No sort of hop flavor or bitterness that I can detect. Body, mouthfeel, and finish is much like club soda.

Notes: This is terrible. Definitely one of the worse beers that I have had. There's nothing to this beer. Light carbonation, overly sweet, no flavor, and a aroma laden with faults.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2006 04:12:41 | More by dauss
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1.58/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured pretty darn pale. I'll say that. Minimal head-foaming action. Smell is kinda gross sorta like Steel Reserve. Not a good smell and that usually doesn't bother me. Taste is completely awful - lots of corn and no real noticeable hop flavor. Gets worse really quick. Halfway you need to chug it. Mouthfeel is very watery like Coors Light. Drinkability is between decent and awful because if you wanted to you could drink a lot of these if you can get by the taste. Don't ever buy this beer. I don't know why people drink it in Mexico honestly. I know why we don't here.

This is the believably the worst beer I have drank yet.

Serving type: can

02-09-2006 00:41:55 | More by CaskofFlyingDog
Tecate from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
60 out of 100 based on 1,450 ratings.