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

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1,654 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,654
Reviews: 530
rAvg: 2.51
pDev: 26.69%
Wants: 13
Gots: 114 | 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:
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(Beer added by: pezoids on 05-20-2001)
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Photo of RickS95
2.73/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not very appealing upon exit of the bottle. It's very clear, pale straw golden color. The head is nice, however. A finger and a half thick with an IPA look to it. The retention is fairly good and it's got nice lacing.

Has a crisp smell if there is such a thing. Almost some floral notes with a hint of honey.

While the style is simply dreadful, this beer isn't terrible as the tastes tries to mimic the smell. It's got an earthy, dirty taste to it, but it's mixed in with some floweriness and a splash of honey.

Fairly crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. Hoppy bitter is there, but it's balanced fairly well with the honey tastes.

Overall, it's not a beer I hate. It's not something I'd make a habit of drinking, but it wouldn't kill me to drink another after cutting the grass on a hot afternoon.

Photo of M_C_Hampton
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Vinlespo
3.25/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of Johnhaley1989
3/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of brutalist
2/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of jasewaaang
2.25/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Chucker17
3/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of chickenm
3/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of buzzed
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of LeapintoBeer
4/5  rDev +59.4%

Photo of alva7172
3/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of Temporalis
2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of JackieAnton
3/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of mttdls
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of xgregorsamsax
1.5/5  rDev -40.2%

Photo of iSip
1.68/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tecate: I never met a beer I did not like, but some I like less than others and the Tecate fits into the like less than other category. The Tecate has a golden color, ample carbonation and a weak head. The aroma is of corn mash, and having been in ethanol plants, I know what corn mash smells like. The flavor is watery, with a weak malt sweetness and no appreciable hop flavor or bite. PBR or Bud has this brew beat by a mile. I am surprised that there is enough demand for this beer to get a spot on the shelf.

Photo of JVan
2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of jwc215
2.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours chill hazed golden with a white head that holds up pretty well. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of some husk, veggie oil, slight grain.

The taste is bland. Watered-down husk with only a hint of grain. I suppose there are hops there because it isn't too sweet. On the other hand, it doesn't have any "off" flavors. So it's just pretty much your typical american adjunct lager. It is what it is. Abrupt finish, with little to no aftertaste.

It is crisp, with a typical body for the style.

A watered-down brew. "Inoffensive". There are worst brews out there is about it. Reviewed keeping the style in mind.

Photo of DrunkIrishman
3/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of GossageBrewery
1.85/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured this American Adjunct lager from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This lager poured a pale straw color, produced a thin white head, poor retention and below average amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma of this lager has some suggestions of grain and hops- not much to talk about on that front. Light in body, the lager features some malted grain, some sweet notes, and just a touch of citric hops at the finish. Mouthfeel is thin and watery, slightly dry finish. Classic, low quality mexican lager, probably no better and no worse then the others. Something I tried once but won't buy again in the future. Prost!

Photo of RockinRob925
1.25/5  rDev -50.2%

Photo of wattoclone
2.78/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Back in the late 70'S when I lived in Southern California, Tecate was a favorite beer. It was malty with a slightly bitter kick. My mexican-american girlfriend (who became my wife) taught me to drink it from the can and squeezing a lime onto the rim. On many a visit to Mexico we would enjoy Tecate with limes. After moving back to the East coast I would always keep cans of Tecate around to enjoy with Mexican food. Recently it seems to have changed to a hoppier formulation that has less malt, probably due to the use of the more cost effective hop extract most commercial North American brewers have adopted as a substitute to using real hops. In any case, we have stopped drinking Tecate and switched to other smoother adjunct lagers.

Photo of tohe9384
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Razr86
2/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of t0rin0
2.25/5  rDev -10.4%

Tecate from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
60 out of 100 based on 1,654 ratings.