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

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15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 41.39%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-29-2012)
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Photo of KristijanG
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

KristijanG, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of IvanJ126
1/5  rDev -63.4%

this is a weird brew but theres nothing positive about it

IvanJ126, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of TejasMtnBiker
1.75/5  rDev -35.9%

TejasMtnBiker, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of illy44
1/5  rDev -63.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I like Corona or Pacifico with a lime but this stuff is just awful. You taste a little bit of lime but it's not refreshing or even tastes like beer. Seems like someone mixed randomly lime and spices together. Tecate itself is drinkable but this beverage went down the drain.

illy44, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev +19%

warpedrevolution, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Richterscale
4.7/5  rDev +72.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tecate's Michelada is a winner for me. It is usually customary to drink your Tecate beer with lime and salt sprinkled on top of the mouth of the can. This is how my father and uncles always drank this and only this particular brand of beer in Mexico. The Tecate Michelada is not diluted with Tomato juice. It has the lime and a bit of saltiness and a bit of spice. You taste the beer with a suttle hint of lime, salt and spice. It enhances the beer and takes nothing away from it. The bud chelada is intolerable after half a can. I can drink multiple Tecate Michelada's without tiring of the taste. It is complete as it is. Awesome product.

Richterscale, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.05/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tecate Michelada has a thin-to-medium, white head, a mostly clear, but with lots of roiling particulate matter, burnished gold (from the added caramel color), bubbly appearance. There is a thin lacing sheen left behind. The aroma is bold- Tecate lager with an overriding chili pepper, or even more so, chili powder smell, which fills the nose. There’s also a lime component, here. Taste is of the same, and the chili powder and lime ride side-by-side with this one. Mouthfeel is between light and medium, with some sliminess. Tecate Michelada finishes semi-dry and easy drinking. Overall, this is an interesting novelty beer. Check it out!


RonaldTheriot, May 03, 2014
Photo of Gagnonsux
2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

Gagnonsux, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of Zorro
2.85/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Good amber colored beer with a puffy white head that doesn't last. Way darker than regular Tecate.

Smell is strange, lime and malt.

Starts out malty and salty. Salt and lime but not super strong like the Budweiser versions. Lightly tart but not to strongly flavored. Decent enough beer better than regular Tecate.

Mouthfeel is good.

Not what I would call a Michelada but it is inoffensive and quite drinkable.

Zorro, May 04, 2013
Photo of emerge077
2.81/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Huge Michelada fan here, but never met a good pre-mixed one.

This beer pours a dull amber, crystal clear with tons of champagne streamers and nucleation points in the glass. Hmm. Zero head, after the pour the foam fades in 3 seconds to headless. The salinity will do that...

Vague lime aroma, like a splash of Sprite and beer together in unholy matrimony.
Light sulfur when swirled.

Tastes good and salty, also there's lime in it. An uncomfortable tingle in the back of the throat signifies "spice flavors added", but there's no chile flavor in here, just dull insipid industrial lager. Fizzy but slick with the saltiness, gives it a briny feel that begs for some Clamato (notably absent). Worth trying on a lark, as long as your expectations are low.

I've had better Micheladas using Tecate at Mexican bars. Without any V8/Clamato or Maggi spices, this doesn't hold a candle to homemade Michelada.

emerge077, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of PatGreer
3.75/5  rDev +37.4%

PatGreer, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
1.5/5  rDev -45.1%

kylehay2004, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of dertyd
5/5  rDev +83.2%

dertyd, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of mactrail
2.91/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This pours an attractive medium amber color-- surprisingly dark given how light regular Tecate is. The label does say it contains "caramel color," so that much be the "character" they brag about.

The one obvious problem is how flat the beer is after a brief, thin float of foam. The one redeeming feature of these light beers is at least a good fizz. Not this one. It's not bad, just near flat. There is a nice whiff of lime and something beery. The chile flavor is a pleasant low-volume burn. The lime contributes a nice tartness and is quite aromatic. This would actually perk up a very pale ale of another fizzy light beer. Maybe even wake up a tired IPA.

From the 16 oz can.

mactrail, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
2.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Yeah, so this is described as a "refreshing and authentic blend of Tecate beer with the flavors of lime, salt, and spices". Pre-mixed and everything, should you be so lazy that you can't forge your own michelada when desired. Damn, I had to try this shit, even despite the pain and anguish that continues to haunt me from my experimentation with the Chelada twins...

It pours a clear brass topped by a finger of short-lived off-white foam. Well, hell, this stuff's already better than Chelada... The nose comprises mild cinnamon, vague "beer" (I have no other way of describing this scent...sorry...), and water. The hell? The taste holds notes of apple cider (sans spices), light lime juice, and vaguely corn-y generic beer. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly watery feel. Overall, this stuff is pretty sad, but it's nowhere near as bad as I thought it would be. There's no real artificiality, there's no soulless tomato flavor, but there's also really nothing of value here, either. Just a sad, flavored Mexican lager. Possibly the best beer with the letters "chelada" (in that order) involved, though that's not really saying much...

TMoney2591, Oct 29, 2012
Tecate Michelada from Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.
72 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.