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:
86
Reviews:
48
Avg:
2.55
pDev:
22.75%
 
 
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4
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6
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of JoeMans
2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of FosterJM
2.81/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

1040th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
12 oz

Best by 10/13/12

This was a white elephant from my boss at Xmas. Part of a Cost Plus World Market Beers of the World

App- Much more golden in the glass with a semi white one finger medium paced (Adam Sandler anyone) head that left a couple sticky lines of cling. Not bad.

Smell- Really bland and watery. A bit of a lager note with some malt and a little bit of buttery corn.

Taste- At least a bit more flavor than nose let on. Still a macro, still a little bitter with some butter and some malts but overall, nothing to shake a stick at.

Mouth- A more thick body than I was ready for with some lingering bitter malt notes. A bit thick carbonation as well.

Drink- The smell and the taste really bring this one down. Not a lawnmower beer, just a beer to keep spicy tacos down while eating from a taco stand really. Ill pass next time.

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

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 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 Pegasus
3.33/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Huge dense white head fine in composition, at least two inches thick, with great retention. Belgain-type lace adorn the glass walls. The body is quite clear and deep golden, with dense clouds of fine slow-rising carbonation.

Aroma: Pale malt, with a strong mineral note, clean and pleasant and a bit of skunk, no doubt due to the clear bottle.

Taste: Opens with tart pale malt, and a bit of sweetness. As the taste progresses, a mild herbal hop bitterness appears, just enough to balance the mild sweet notes. Finishes with a mild note of bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth and fairly full, soft to the touch.

Drinkability/notes: Very good, certainly a standout among Mexican lagers and a very easy to drink summer beer. Would be excellent with Mexican cuisine or pizza. Recommended.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce clear glass longneck with a twist-off crown, served in a Pilsener glass.

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Photo of flyingpig
2.09/5  rDev -18%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

330ml bottle from Lupe Pinto (Glasgow, approx £1.50):
Very clear looking and light straw in colour with a thin lacing of bubbles on top.

Sweet smelling with a sigary water aroma and some bland malts. There is a light hint of butter and some faint, grassy hops. This one is a very basic smelling lager with a mixture of various adjuncts and a light, skunky aroma.

Basic lager taste with some cheap malts and a grassy hop sweetness followed by some grain and faint sugar. There was a few lager adjuncts and it was rounded off with a light bitterness.

Thin & light body with a citrus tang and a slightly grainy feel. There was a dry and mild bitter finish that hinted at sweetness.

A basic and fairly cheap taste that was bland and too thin. A very basic, macro pale lager with not a lot going for it and one to avoid should you come across it.

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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 SFC21
2.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of beerpadawan
2/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of rossracing
2.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of thekevlarkid
2.98/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Out of a bottle found in NYC this beer was a perfectly clear straw gold color. The head was a glowing, toothpaste-commercial white that retained itself as a skim and left spots of lacing. The aroma was light, dry macro grain. The flavors were solid for a Mexican Lager, but no more complex. Think a better version of Corona. Dry, sessionable, boring. The mouthfeel was prickly though, due to high carbonation of the light/medium body. OK, but it still needed to be near-frozen and served with a lime to make it good.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Spikester
3.56/5  rDev +39.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Best before date is 092608, so it about three months past the good date.
Pours clear gold with a two finger white head and surprise, plentiful lacings. Slightest aroma of skunk which fades quickly. Taste is light maltiness and a touch of euro hops. A very light pale lager but that does make it a very easy drinker. Palate has a slight soapiness which doesn't hurt the flavor. Super session beer due to the low abv. Fine for a day at the beach. Would like to try a fresh one sometime.

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Photo of Bierguy5
2.13/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle, best before 9-26-08. Very light golden color. Thin white head disappeared very quickly. Not very impressive.

Pale malt, a hint of sulphur and skunky aroma. No shocker, coming from a clear bottle.

Very pale malt character, with some sweetness. A bit of a corn-like flavor. Not much bitterness at all. A slight skunky feel to the whole thing.

Very light body, not much going on here at all.

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Photo of LJWalker
2/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
1.96/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a clear pale yellowish straw colour. A thick, airy white head sits there for a bit, then dissipates to eventually nothing. Surprisingly, there is some lacing. The smell is bad. An overpowering skunk smell hits the nose, even worse than some other Mexican lagers. The taste has a sweetness at the front end but otherwise is dominated by adjunct flavours like corn husk and grain. The mouthfeel is light bodied.

Overall, this is not a good Mexican lager. I cannot understand why this beers are brewed in clear bottles. The skunk smell is overwhelming in this case.

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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 stumac
2.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Mexicali = Mexico California ???

pours a light gold color with a quickly fading white head. the nose is a little grainy, a little yeasty, typical cheap lager aromatics. the taste consists of sweet malts, grains, syrupy mouthfeel. its medium bodied and medium carbo.

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Photo of JayS2629
2.11/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Better than Corona, but that isn't saying much. Very bland on the malt profile. Its a clear yellow color with foamy head that melts fast and leaves zero lace. Another skunk beer. Its got some lemony edge, and sour citrus notes, but a musty skunk overtakes it all. It has some light biscuit, toast, corn, and an overall watery presence. Its bland and boring with skunk sprayed all over it. Drain pour indeed.

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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 Lemke10
2.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This pours a clear, pale yellow color with a foamy white head. It has a pretty strong grain scent to it. The texture is thin and the taste is very grainy. Surprisingly decent for being a light colored Mexican beer in a clear bottle. Not much too it, but this is still a much safer bet than drinking the water in Mexico and better tasting than Corona.

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Photo of Shadman
3.37/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Interesting appearance for a mexican macro. Looked almost red in the bottle, cola brown and clear in the glass. Head and lacing are presentable as well. Ordor is interesting as well. Hint of roasted malt, along with the usual assortment of grainy, musty malt and adjuncts found in macros. Taste is well...surprising good, albeit slips a bit as the beer warms. Some decent, almost rich roasted maltiness, with a nice balance of hop lingering in the background. Certainly some mineral water used in the brewing process. Much fuller bodied than any mexican brew I've had yet.

Looking at the picture on the site, my bottle had a label on the neck stating 'special imported dark beer' so maybe it's more like a vienna lager than a magro. Would put the one I sampled on par if not better than Negra Modelo

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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 scottoale
2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Out of a 12oz silkscreend clear glass bottle. The pour looks like water as it fills the glass , a faint straw colored liquid with an inch of pure white head. No carbonation bubbles whatsoever, the head diminishes leaving a mear trace of lacing.

First wiff is a bit skunk like, another sniff or two reveals a not very pleasant urine odor. I don't mean to be rude or bash this brew...I just call em as I see em, so to speak. I'm truly hesitant to even taste it, just doesn't smell right.

OK, after two spicy pieces of pepperoni pizza, here goes nuthin...umm...yuk! As a light flavor of a Dunkel appears, it's followed by a nice aftertaste of piss. I'm quite serious. In my 48yrs. on this planet, I can't remember ever NOT being able to finish ANY beer. After two tastes of this stuff, it's going down the drain. I've had Mexicali before(years ago) and I don't remember it like this. Truly sorry...end of review

I'm reaching for a Bigfoot to get this horrible taste out of my mouth!!!

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Mexicali from Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
2.55 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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