Mexicali | Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
Mexico
mexicalibeer.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
48
Avg:
2.55
pDev:
22.75%
 
 
Wants:
4
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6
For Trade:
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of Gooljd
2.86/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ronaqsethi
2.58/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of woodychandler
2.05/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

An AAL marks a return to it roots for The CANQuest (tm). During its inception, most CANned beers were AALs, hence some of the ridicule about the notion of drinking & reviewing beer from CANs. It actually got me to really think about the beers & what I liked & disliked about them. Here goes!

From the CAN: "Beer, Biere, Cerveza, Birra, Bier"; "Formula Original"; "Pilsner Superior".

I Crack!ed the CAN open and began a Glug into my waiting Pilsner glass. Boy howdy, but the foaming action of the head came up really quickly & I had to stop my pour lest I get overflow. This settled into three fingers of dense, foamy, bone-white head with great retention. Color was Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 -2) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was so reminiscent of the early days that it hurt. Literally. It hurt my nostrils to smell cooked cabbage, wet cardboard & corn. Ugh. No wonder it was such a pleasure to find early micro CANs! Mouthfeel was thin to medium. It was not watery, but nor was it much beyond that. The taste was not so much bland as unpleasant. There was no question that corn was the main adjunct here, but there were plenty of other off flavors to go around. It really had that vegetal flavor of DMS first and foremost, but the cardboard flavor seemed to come from the malts. I guess that it says something about my evolving palate in that this was really unpleasant. Finish was semi-dry, thanks to a sweetish flavor that detracted even further from its being a Pilsner and certainly not a Superior one. It was not as bad as a Minhas CANcoction, but it was no treat in any way, shape or form. Phew!

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Photo of Lucoli
2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of patre_tim
3.24/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Chinese gold, filtered with tons of carbonation and 3 fingers of whitish head.

Cabbage, skunk, cardboard, malts and water.

Cooked cabbage, cardboard, an acrid sweetness, alcohol, and skunk.

Medium body, lots of carbonation.

Found in cnx, drank here May 1, 2016. Nothing overly thrilling, but not the worst brew either.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
1.45/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Another crappy yellow beer in a clear glass bottle. Bad corn skunk aroma.

Taste was brutal. Water all around. Bitter dank not from the hops. Metallic earthiness. Worse than most Mexican beer, brutal comparison. Drink this super cold if you must.

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

Photo of tone77
2.92/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a clear 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, a bit skunky. Taste is also skunky, malts, some corn, a bit bland. Feels light in the mouth and overall not a very good beer, but as far as AAL's go, it's not all that bad.

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Photo of ordybill
2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A horrible smelling brew whose flavor unfortunately matches the aroma. The look is a crystal clear light golden watery color. This was the best part of my experience. I wil not drink this again.

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Photo of FLima
2.64/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Golden color with a nice thick head with decent retention.
Light aroma with notes of grains. Although similar to an average adjunct lager it did not have off-flavors, despite the clear bottle. Maybe because this is fresh and bought locally.
Flavor withwith notes of floral and spicy hops, sweet grains and malt, mild paper and minerals. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light body with good carbonation.
This is an improvement on Mexican style lagers, or otherwise, the other got it worse, given this is a historic beer. It sure has perceivable hops and more malt.

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Photo of Merticois
2.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Billolick
2.97/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can..with best before dating 050515...who would have thunk it..

Pours near clear and super light, dull golden amber. decent looking loose off white head, leaves nice looking fine froth and low sheeting.

Light corn on the nose

Just a hint of flavor, medium bodied and easy drinking...Might work in a pinch...on a very hot day with some spicy food...not terrible

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Photo of Gagnonsux
2.69/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CIBoy10
2.32/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Tastes like a hard cider. Wtf? Very appley

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Photo of chrismattlin
2.99/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerWithMike
1/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Sampling right now on 1/29/15. Comes in a 330ml (11.2 ounce) bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage "Falstaff' thumb-print goblet.

Brew pours a hazy straw-yellow in color with no cap and no lacing to speak of. The aroma is of grains and sweet corn. The taste is well...gross! :P Taste like dirty water and this sweet stinky flavor with a bad aftertaste which I have no idea of what it is. Horrible! Lighter-bodied with above average carbonation. It's a drain poor after about 5 sips. You seen it here.. have to go with a "1" and that is for the bottle. Worst rating of my 523 beer reviews on here. Never again!

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Photo of Miami66
3.2/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is fine for what it is---a cheap Mexican lager. It's straw yellow and has a more refreshing taste than a lime-less Corona. Its a great beer to drink on the beach. Take it for what it is.

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Photo of QuadriderMX
1.67/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Terrible. Just terrible. Yes it's terrible

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Photo of SmashPants
2.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Format: a standard brown 330mL bottle with an okay macro label.

Appearance: a light yellow in colour with a moderate amount of carbonation visible. A small white head lingers at a cap.

Aroma: not much on the nose other than a small amount of corn adjuncts.

Taste: not much beyond corn adjuncts here, with perhaps a touch of cheap grain. Yay.

Aftertaste: the flavours drop away pretty quickly with only those corn adjuncts turning into a bit of a mouth-filling fug.

Mouth feel: light in body with a medium to higher carbonation. Reasonable.

Overall: yet another 'okay but overall a bit ordinary' macro lager. Still not up there with others of the same price bracket.

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Photo of lmaduells
2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Hellpop65
2/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of hopnerd
2.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of dar482
3/5  rDev +17.6%

One of the better adjunct lagers I've had. Medium minus corn flavor, a crackery malt on the finish with a bit of cereal. A more malt flavor than some adjuncts.

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Photo of Samuelindo01
2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3/5  rDev +17.6%

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